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TOPIC: The Last Jedi - Full Spoilers

The Last Jedi: warning unintentional spoilers 13 Dec 2017 09:47 #259028

I'm probably going to spend full price to see this in Imax, based on the Metacritic review. The $5 Tuesday shows are way sold out.
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The Last Jedi 13 Dec 2017 09:56 #259030

I've got my tickets for tomorrow night at 7. Assigned seating and recliners. The only way it could get better is if I could bring beer and smoke a j.
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The Last Jedi 13 Dec 2017 10:02 #259031

i'm not excited at all to see it. I don't know what's wrong with me.

I think it's cuz I want another Rogue One rather than another Force Awakens.
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The Last Jedi 13 Dec 2017 10:10 #259032

Me and the boys are going to see it at 5 pm on Friday, also with the assigned seat recliners so we need only show up early enough to get snacks. I'm less excited than I was for Force Awakens, but orders of magnitude more excited than I am to ever again watch the narcolepsy-inducing Rogue One.

My wife offered to babysit the five year-old while we go so I told her to be wary of spoilers on FB until she gets a chance to see it: "OMG, when General Hux [spoiler], it was just like the Trump administration! Click to Share!"
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The Last Jedi 13 Dec 2017 10:12 #259034

Black Barney wrote:
i'm not excited at all to see it. I don't know what's wrong with me.

I think it's cuz I want another Rogue One rather than another Force Awakens.

This one is getting great reviews, but appears to be another Empire Strikes Back in terms of story.

In other news, my doctor diagnosed me as having a low midi-chlorian count. Now I'm taking a Jedi supplement and the Force is with me!
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The Last Jedi 13 Dec 2017 11:11 #259036

Black Barney wrote:
i'm not excited at all to see it. I don't know what's wrong with me.

I think it's cuz I want another Rogue One rather than another Force Awakens.

I'm exactly at that point.
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The Last Jedi 13 Dec 2017 11:24 #259039

Shellhead wrote:
Black Barney wrote:
i'm not excited at all to see it. I don't know what's wrong with me.

I think it's cuz I want another Rogue One rather than another Force Awakens.

This one is getting great reviews, but appears to be another Empire Strikes Back in terms of story.

In other news, my doctor diagnosed me as having a low midi-chlorian count. Now I'm taking a Jedi supplement and the Force is with me!

Wow. I saw two bad reviews and decided to stop looking for them. I figured that's why Barney didn't want to see it.
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The Last Jedi 13 Dec 2017 11:31 #259040

Shellhead wrote:
Black Barney wrote:
i'm not excited at all to see it. I don't know what's wrong with me.

I think it's cuz I want another Rogue One rather than another Force Awakens.

This one is getting great reviews, but appears to be another Empire Strikes Back in terms of story.

Won't be too surprised to see a bunch of Empire Strikes Back homages in this movie. But like I said in the last Star Wars thread, I'll gladly take a competent retelling of the original trilogy with fun new characters than a completely bland "serious adult" snoozefest like Rogue One.
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The Last Jedi 14 Dec 2017 02:40 #259076

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The Last Jedi 14 Dec 2017 04:00 #259077

Definitely not ESB retelling! It looked like it at the beginning, and then twisted sooo hard. Similarities can be drawn, but I feel it's really different.
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The Last Jedi 14 Dec 2017 06:35 #259079

Cranberries, you want to add no spoilers to the thread title so people know this is a safe place to hear about the movie without running into spoilers? I spoiled the end of force awakens for myself and want to avoid repeating that blunder
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The Last Jedi: 14 Dec 2017 06:57 #259081

The title of the movie seems like a spoiler.
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The Last Jedi: 14 Dec 2017 08:09 #259083

Shellhead wrote:
The title of the movie seems like a spoiler.

Let's hope so. They're a bunch of loose cannons. The Empire would be running smoothly now if they handn't stuck their upturned Midichlorian-filled noses into everyone else's business.
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The Last Jedi: 15 Dec 2017 01:42 #259134

It took quite a while to get consistently awesome, but it definitely was awesome from about 3/5 in to the end. And some of the earlier stuff is great, too. But it did feel kind of hit-or-miss for a while. It’s unfair to say, when I’ve seen Force Awakens five times and this once, but I think Force Awakens is more solid with its characters, moments, and pacing. Abrams is a more experienced writer/director than Rian Johnson, and I think that shows here (and bodes well for Ep. 9 to close things out).

But... Johnson delivers in energy and imagination. There are several big and wonderful moments and scenes in Last Jedi. It is very broadly a parallel to Empire, but much more original by comparison than Force Awakens is in its parallel to A New Hope.

Ack, why isn’t this a spoiler thread??
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The Last Jedi: 15 Dec 2017 06:17 #259138

Yeah. For crying out loud - put up a spoiler alert in the thread title.

THERE'S A SUBTLE SPOILER AHEAD!

Bulleted observations
- It has great moments, but not enough to be a great movie.
- Mark Hamill is almost worth the price of admission alone, but then Luke does some wonky stuff and you're like, "Joker?"
- The scene with Carrie Fischer jumping the shark is SO GROAN INDUCING. Fucking-A, I thought I would leave the theater it was so stupid.
- It's uneven. It's a serviceable Star Wars film, and I guess that's the future of the franchise. Fanboy serviceable...
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