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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    I think this looks great, great fun.
  2. "The Scottish Division One game between Taste Of Dunfermline and Strathcarnage cannot be stopped." (It needs Alan's delivery to really work). I've always loved the idea that the game is still going on now.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    How DARE you like it!
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    What they really needed to replace the slow car chase was the storyline to the first few episodes of Battlestar Galactica, where the Galactica is being chased through FTL and has to jump every 33 minutes or face distruction. That was great and incredibly tense, and worked a lot better than "our ships are flying slightly faster than theirs but not actually fast enough to get away".
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Deliberate misreading? What? Three films... nine films... I think it was even twelve films at one point. It was however many (and they were as planned out) as Lucas felt like saying on that day.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Whereas being adamant that is was all a great big plan isn't weird? I'm not adamant I'm just going by the information available which indicates it's more likely there was no plan than there was, the biggies being; Vadar was not Luke's father until they wrote Empire and needed the big twist Leia was not Luke's sister until they wrote Jedi. The "That boy is our last hope", "No, there is another... " lines in Empire were written without any idea who the other was or what role they'd play in the next film You can see this in the "Making Of..." books to see the original story notes, draft scripts and outlines, shows that there really wasn't much of a plan going into the sequels. In addition to the massive character/story points CLEARLY NOT PLANNED OUT mentioned above there's a load of smaller ideas that would have made huge differences to the stories, like at one point there were two Death Stars being built in Jedi. It worked out for them at the time, great, we got some really good films out of it, and I'm just responding to the comments that the new films are the worst things in the world ever BECAUSE they didn't plan out the trilogy, and the OT were masterful untouchable pieces of pure spunk BECAUSE they had it all planned out. They didn't. The OT were great for a number of reasons but a master plan was not one of them. I'm not sure why that is so hard to accept. It doesn't matter anyway, they could have had a very thorough plan for the new films and it STILL wouldn't have satisfied everyone's own personal expectations of what they should be. And in this age of "10 things wrong with Rey's fingernails" YouTube clickbait shit any possible little problem will be amplified a million times and the rage will swell and the OT will be raised up even higher. It was an OK film. Wasn't the best, wasn't the worst. Had some good bits. Had some shit bits. Things don't have to be TOTAL SHIT (*with a day one Bluray purchase) or UTTER BRILLIANCE. There is a middle ground.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    I suppose if you consider "there's going to be three films" an outline then sure, yeah he had one.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    But we know and it's been said time and time again that this isn't true, so do yourself a favour and stop believing it. Every Star Wars film was made up at the time they produced/wrote it. Vadar was never Luke's father. Leia was never Luke's sister. None of it was mapped out. There was no grand master plan. Also I think it's strange that the appeal of Star Wars to you was what might come in the future, rather than what was there already. And I think this goes some way to explain your disappointment in what we have now. It was never going to live up to what you imagined or hoped it would. Those films you were waiting for don't exist and never will.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    When I went to see The Last Jedi the 2D screen I had booked tickets for was faulty so they offered me replacements and "upgrade" to the next 3D showing. I was GUTTED.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Luke has already had the most epic lightsaber fight of any of the films, so there's really no reason to try and do that again. Luke's showdown with Kylo was fine as it was, it allowed Luke to win and Kylo to come out of it looking like a twat but still alive. And most importantly it was all about the character interaction and not about how many times they can twirl their lightsabers around. "And I am NOT the last Jedi" was a great line to finish it on. Much better than seeing another scissor kick to 180 backflip dual weld strike, or whatever shit an epic fight consists of (prequels, anyone?).
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    I, on the other hand, enjoyed it more on the second viewing. I have no problems at all with what they did with Luke, I liked him as much in this as i did in the OT. Nor do I care about Snoke's back story or how he died. I'm completely fine with Rey being gifted. That's kind of what happens in Star Wars. Luke managed to blindly deflect laser blasts and make a one in a million shot with zero training and apparently that's fine and believable, because reasons. But Rey doing similar feats, oh God no we can't have that. There was some guff in it but there always is in any Star Wars movie. The previous films aren't perfect despite how some people like to treat them. In summary, Disney haven't killed Star Wars and my childhood remains intact and unmolested.
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    Game of Thrones for Dummies

    Remember to thank your dad.
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