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Rogue One buzz...

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Posted on December 14, 2016 at 08:18:05
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...opening this weekend - critics say it's the best since Return of the Jedi.

 

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The San Fran Chronicle (LaSalle) hates it with a passion., posted on December 14, 2016 at 09:16:49
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Saying they de-fantasified it and turned it into a war flick, wishing Lucas would come back and take over. Mick actually liked the first 8 episodes, which I never could, and thinks this one completely loses resemblance, charm, and worth.

So I might actually like this one better.

 

Any clips of the anti-Trump scenes?, posted on December 14, 2016 at 09:19:47
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I wonder if this is a real or contrived controversy. Truth?

 

What I don't like about Star Wars, posted on December 14, 2016 at 09:35:38
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is the combination of High Tech, living in Huts in the Desert, while wearing capes and hoods.
It all looks so archaic, except for the Space Ships and Lasers.
Light Sabers?
Reminds me of Indiana Jones, the guy waving an actual Saber at Indy, so he shoots him.
Hand to hand combat w/Light Sabers seems so stupid to me.
Clearly, Ray Guns, Phasers and Lasers are the way to go!
The recent remake was just that , the original one all over again,
and not especially interesting.
They aren't getting my Dollars this time around.

 

I was under the impression Trump got almost all of the votes. Nt, posted on December 14, 2016 at 09:58:17
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Nt

 

RE: What I don't like about Star Wars, posted on December 14, 2016 at 10:52:54
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...the original was a cowboy movie set in space.

The most recent one was very similar to the first with more PC characters - a woman and a black man - but was fun nonetheless.

I have to say I've enjoyed them all, some more than others, except the one with Jar-Jar Binks.

 

RE: Any clips of the anti-Trump scenes?, posted on December 14, 2016 at 10:53:56
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...I heard a reviewer asked that yesterday and he says there are no orange people with fake hair in the film.

 

RE: The San Fran Chronicle (LaSalle) hates it with a passion., posted on December 14, 2016 at 10:57:10
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...I hadn't read his review until just now.

I usually like him but I don't always agree with him.

Probably find out this weekend if I get to see it.

 

The WSJ (Morgenstern) had little love for it..., posted on December 14, 2016 at 12:52:35
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...I can usually trust him so I may be taking a pass on this one. It may be significant that it's promoted as a "Star Wars Story". Uh-oh!

 

Here's one view..., posted on December 14, 2016 at 16:32:54
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...on

 

He's 84..., posted on December 14, 2016 at 16:34:36
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...Mick Lasalle is 57.

Not quite the right demographic for it.

 

Know thy reviewer..., posted on December 14, 2016 at 18:13:48
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...I tend to like what he does irrespective of age differences. Curiously, JM was significantly more positive about last year's Star Wars offering. What a difference a year makes (his age or movie quality?)

 

RE: What I don't like about Star Wars, posted on December 14, 2016 at 22:14:34
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I know a lot of people who do not like Jar Jar Binks. Is it because he talks too much or the accent or the looks I wonder. I thought he was funny and a little irritable but OK.

Cheers
Bill

 

RE: looking forward to it, posted on December 14, 2016 at 23:54:52
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all the buzz suggests it is a stand-alone in-betweener kind of episode. Perhaps, I'm hoping, it is less for the little kids and more for the older kids among us...:-)

Space Operas. I need more Space Operas.
-Steve

 

Supposedly slotted in at about Episode 3.5, posted on December 15, 2016 at 06:42:24
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Creation of the Death Star thingy.

 

So Bozo isn't it it .... but what about billionaires? *, posted on December 15, 2016 at 08:13:12
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?

 

All of the above...(nt), posted on December 15, 2016 at 20:54:51
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The Truth is, only Young people ( you know, under 50) are, posted on December 15, 2016 at 22:01:40
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Well, never mind...
OK, you forced me.
Suckers for Star Wars.

 

Well, there are other influencers..., posted on December 16, 2016 at 06:08:05
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...Like blah, uninteresting trailers that reinforce some of the negative reviews. Another big influencer for me at least is Rotten Tomatoes. Last I looked the Tomato Meter had RO ~ 85%, a value that might just override the trailers and negative reviews.

 

It's Uuge with bigly CGI . . ., posted on December 16, 2016 at 14:09:42
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and action all around. Didn't see a reference to the president-elect unless Lord Vader's orange helmet means anything?

Just your basic shoot'em up Star Wars gig with more shooting ups than any movie before. Someone said this was more of a war movie than a "fantasy" movie. I agree. It did not have that injection of lightness we normally see but that might be because it is a Brit movie with a well-spread international cast.

I think they digitized Peter Cushing and maybe Carrie Fisher, not sure. And, I couldn't understand a thing Forrest Whitaker had to say. All in all, it was a spectacle but not a knockout. There are better ways to spend your time--like leaving as soon as the credit starts as there are NO EASTER EGGS. (No future promises like: Coming in 2021.)

 

Thanks a lot, posted on December 16, 2016 at 20:58:33
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for that review. Now I dont have to catch another migraine watching a 3D cowboy movie with British accent.

Cheers
Bill

 

RE: What I don't like about Star Wars prequels..., posted on December 17, 2016 at 16:47:09
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... is you know how it ends.

 

the darkest Star Wars yet, I liked the story of the message from Princess Leia, not bad, posted on December 17, 2016 at 20:06:14
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RE: Rogue One buzz... liked it, posted on December 19, 2016 at 16:51:45
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Like PhilJ notes in his title, it is the story of the message from Princess Leia.

And a rousing heroic tale. I liked it better than last years episode VII. I hope we see more like this one in the future.

-Steve

 

RE: Rogue One buzz..., posted on December 20, 2016 at 06:10:04
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"they" always report such things...laughing...

 

RE: Well, there are other influencers..., posted on December 22, 2016 at 14:15:17
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...I think Rotten Tomatoes is skewed toward a younger audience - under 50.

 

Loved it...(nt), posted on December 26, 2016 at 14:52:00
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I thought it was OK..., posted on December 27, 2016 at 08:25:31
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...kinda dark: heroic but no one gets out alive. "Appearances" by Cushing and Fisher a bit creepy. Too much bouncing about the galaxy. And no opening crawl setting up the situation at hand: blasphemy!

 

RE: I thought it was OK..., posted on December 27, 2016 at 09:51:13
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...I heard there was no opening crawl since it isn't really part of the actual Star Wars episodes.

And the different locations made no difference.

 

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