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The Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 27, 2019, 01:03:04 PM »
Surprised there's not a thread for this already. Anybody else seen it? Saw it yesterday and thought it's the best of the series I've seen since the original trilogy (bar Rogue One).
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Re: The Rise of Skywalker
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 04:51:57 PM »
The only good SW media outside of the original trilogy were the animated series, Clone Wars and Rebels. Everything else was crap. I'll wait till this comes to Disney or Netflix.

And the Mandalorian is awesome till now ofc!
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Re: The Rise of Skywalker
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 11:28:27 PM »
Saw it a couple of days ago. I'm still turning it over, but mostly I'm disappointed. Like, it was fun, it was nicely put together, it offered lots of resolution... but I feel like it made all the most boring story choices, really squandered a lot of potential, and defaulted to already-covered Star Wars ground way more often than it should have.

I mean...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Rey, I am your grandfather. Really? REALLY?? Why? Why was that even slightly necessary? It served no plot or character purpose whatsoever. Don't even get me started on inherited Force-lightning. What nonsense.

Then again, from Disney and with Abrams at the helm, predictable blockbuster choices was really all I was expecting.

I did laugh myself silly right there in the theater over the blatant torpedo fired into the heart of the fandom's (strangely) most popular fanfic pairing (Kylo Ren / Hux)--partly because it deserves to be torpedo'd, partly because it was so blatant, partly because it was also thoroughly supported by characterisation throughout this trilogy.

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Re: The Rise of Skywalker
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 12:41:44 AM »
I like I’d it as an ending, it tied everything neatly together, while it was enjoyable, it did have a paint by the numbers feel about it. The original Star Wars, later renamed to A New Hope, was one of those lightning in a bottle things for me. It was brilliant and those factors just never came together again.
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Re: The Rise of Skywalker
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2019, 08:20:37 PM »
I enjoyed it and thought it repaired much of the damage done by episode VIII.

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Re: The Rise of Skywalker
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2020, 03:50:13 PM »
I haven't seen it and I probably never will. I know what happens and it just seems too stupid to take seriously. It might end up as a decent action-adventure flick, and the cinematography looks really good, but there's no it matches up to the earlier two films, and even then, those aren't exactly my favourite films of all time.

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Re: The Rise of Skywalker
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2020, 11:16:55 PM »
I agree that expectations were low for anything like the first trilogy, and so many easy decisions were made. I enjoyed it a bunch, just because it was fun and another chance to be in that world.
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Re: The Rise of Skywalker
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 08:33:57 PM »
I watched it today, it was fun.
I think in the beginning I was getting slightly annoyed at all the inconsistencies/worldbuilding decisions, but once I decided to park my logical mind, it got better ;D
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Re: The Rise of Skywalker
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 11:26:10 PM »
I watched it today, it was fun.
I think in the beginning I was getting slightly annoyed at all the inconsistencies/worldbuilding decisions, but once I decided to park my logical mind, it got better ;D

Definitely a lot of logic parking required.  ;D
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