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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


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    How many of you are going opening day?

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    I'll wait for crowds to relax.

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    I’ve decided I’m going to skip this one.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    How many of you are going opening day?

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    hmm. probably a week or two afterwards. We'll see if I can avoid spoilers.

    Certainly the least excited that I've ever been for any Star Wars movie though, and only seeing it out of obligation it seems.

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    Wouldn't go at all if it wasn't for friends who wanted to all go see the premiere together and we got tickets.

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    I'll see it next week when I'm back in New Zealand. I don't have much choice, because the shithole city I'm from with one cinema and five screens is literally showing no other movies for the entirety of the week. Was hoping to catch Jojo Rabbit at least.
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    Babysitter?
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    Babysitter?
    What? Are you asking for recommendations?

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    Babysitter?
    Yup. Got a big breakfast planned along side the crowded 11am showing. lol.

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    What? Are you asking for recommendations?
    Think he's nominating himself

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    Seeing on Saturday. I just want to get it over with.
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    I’ll be seeing it martini in hand tomorrow night. Hopefully Bac0n doesn’t have too many martinis this time....
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    Just got out, so that's over with.

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    SPOILERS

    Very disappointing. Occasionally offers some fun new corners in the Star Wars universe, like a planet in the throes of an every-42-years Hindi-esque celebration, or one planet that seems composed entirely of back alleys. A mechanic on that planet named Babu Frink has some of the best bits in the movie; he's of the same aggressively cute toyetic mode as Porgs and Baby Yoda. But you can feel the film rush from beat to beat, so eager to evoke every element from the past six films (and one or two from the prequels, although you can tell the flick doesn't like to) that it feels like both the world's longest and shortest curtain call. The film takes the most convenient elements of The Last Jedi and the most shameless textures of The Force Awakens (which had this film's appeals to nostalgia but never this film's breathless, desperate frenzy). The repurposed Leia scenes don't work. Finn's relationship to Rey is reduced to him shouting her name, almost telling her something at one point, and then handwaving the thing he didn't say later on, a standard "romantic" subplot that was kidded 15 years ago in, God help me, Eight Legged Freaks. (It's also a sign that, despite his feature success, Abrams is a TV writer at heart, always eager to keep you hooked with whatever he can, no matter how artificial, before the next commercial break.)

    What really cheesed me off is that-- DOUBLE SPOILERS

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    The double spoilers bit is what I most feared. From the very beginning I said that was so unimportant, and focusing on it a complete derail. JJ delivers as expected.

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    Its fine. Beyond Ridley and Driver, who cares. They’re terrific though, and i’ll admit I like the ending of this a lot. It is, after all, a story about the struggle between light and dark, balance and this and that. I love John Boyega, but the guy got more work on Hot Ones a few weeks ago than in any of these films. All the other characters can die for all I care- none of them are interesting in the slightest.
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    Maybe it’s the liquor talking, but that was a steaming pile of dog shit.

    Ok, maybe a touch harsh.

    It’s like a bag of day old Burger King Whoppers. It gets the job done, but you seriously regret it.
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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    Maybe it’s the liquor talking, but that was a steaming pile of dog shit.

    Ok, maybe a touch harsh.

    It’s like a bag of day old Burger King Whoppers. It gets the job done, but you seriously regret it.
    Great minds; described it to my brother as a reheated burrito.

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    Maybe it’s the liquor talking, but that was a steaming pile of dog shit.

    Ok, maybe a touch harsh.

    It’s like a bag of day old Burger King Whoppers. It gets the job done, but you seriously regret it.
    whaaaaaaaa? for real?????

    shocked as this might be the most negative reaction I've seen you post,

    (also man the BK analogy hits home, oof,)

    ETA: is this worse than phantom menace ??
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    ETA: is this worse than phantom menace ??
    Noooo, no, no, no. TPM is just beyond words.

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    I'll go out on a limb and say it's at least equally bad to it. It lacks the racist caricatures and utterly barren engagement level, but it also lacks any sort of aesthetic peculiarity or interest. There's not a single sequence in this film that actually unfolds with the clarity, structure, and escalation of the pod race or the lightsaber fight in TPM. (A saber fight on some wreckage comes close, I guess.)

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    whaaaaaaaa? for real?????

    shocked as this might be the most negative reaction I've seen you post,

    (also man the BK analogy hits home, oof,)

    ETA: is this worse than phantom menace ??

    It’s like the last season of game of thrones, but squeezed into two hours and change. They could’ve called it Star Wars- Kitchen Sink.

    I’ll watch it again at home, but it left a very bad taste in my mouth.
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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    Maybe it’s the liquor talking, but that was a steaming pile of dog shit.

    Ok, maybe a touch harsh.

    It’s like a bag of day old Burger King Whoppers. It gets the job done, but you seriously regret it.
    I want to go to a showing with bacon and scar....

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