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 on: Today at 07:04 pm 
Started by Navigator2001Plus - Last post by Mr Gale
I liked it fine, hung together less well as a whole story than the first one but didnt have some of its dumb overscale/logic problems.

The (increased) comedy beats and charismatic leads (ie the marvel formula) seems like a good solution for the repetitive/narrow nature of the star wars universe, definitely avoids the prequel dry dullness issues. We saw how these movies work without comedy, ie Rogue One the garbage fire. Still some inexcusable plot nonsense and subplots that make no sense, you could cut an hour out of this easily.

They could have used that hour for more porgs.

I support them reacting to the internets Mary Sue Rey claims by making BB8 the invincible charismatic problem solver in this one, nobody can hate BB8.

 on: Today at 07:33 am 
Started by Citizen Snips - Last post by laktose
The plural is actually Stars War

 on: Today at 05:07 am 
Started by Citizen Snips - Last post by jimbob

 on: Today at 02:54 am 
Started by Citizen Snips - Last post by Navigator2001Plus
fuck your star wars thread i made a proper one, fucker

 on: Today at 02:49 am 
Started by Navigator2001Plus - Last post by Navigator2001Plus
Am I the first to make that joke? Just a quick Google here... and no. Of course not.

So, I saw this Friday morning at 8:30 AM because of course I fucking did, and overall it's good, but I think I liked The Force Awakens more than this one. One of the problems with The Last Jedi is it tries too hard to insert funny moments throughout. The goddamn porg things could be removed from the movie entirely and it wouldn't affect the plot. They are in there solely to be cute and (obviously) sell merch and do funny little things. Wouldn't A New Hope have been better if after Luke found his aunt and uncle murdered, the camera panned over to a little porg that started screaming? The caretakers of the Jedi temple island are also pointless and are in there just for a couple funny scenes. I'd prefer the movie without both them and the porgs. But also, a part of me that I hate also loves the little things because some goddamn asshole designed them to be super fucking cute.

So far it sounds like I'm kind of shitting on this movie, but that's because I haven't gotten to the good stuff yet, and most of that is all spoilers, so just as a warning, this thread will be spoilers from here on out. It's really hard to talk in depth about a Star Wars film without spoiling things anyway, and honestly, you fucking know already if you want to see this or not.


One of the things I really liked about the movie is that Rey's parents just turned out to be a couple of nobodies that didn't want her and dumped her. It always made the universe feel small when important shit always happened to the Skywalker family, and the fact that the light side could rise up in some rando to meet the darkness within Kylo Ren is nice.

I liked that the film isn't just a beat by beat remake of The Empire Strikes Back, which is kind of how it looked from the trailers. I liked the part where the good guys had a plan to disable the hyperspace tracker and it failed miserably instead of succeeding in the last second like what happens in every film ever. I was actually pretty shocked that they killed off Snoke in this one. And I think it worked that they didn't really answer who he was. He doesn't have some secret real identity or anything. He's just some fucking force using dickhead with a hard on for the Empire and Darth Vader. Rey fighting Luke and briefly teaming up with Kylo was also unexpected. I like when a movie doesn't turn out to be exactly what I thought it would be!

My only other problems than the porg were that they never answered how Maz had Luke's lightsaber (answered in episode IX i guess???), how R2-D2 and the old guy from The Force Awakens each had a piece of a map to Luke Skywalker (doesn't seem like it'll get a proper answer if they didn't answer it in this movie before Luke did the same vanishing death that Yoda did), and the goofy looking CGI when Leia turned out to not be dead and used the force to pull herself back inside that ship. It's not entirely unrealistic since you can actually survive in space for a bit, but it just looked super weird. Also, it's funny that they had already planned this, because I totally thought in that scene that they just said "eh, fuck it" and were killing her off in this one.

Anyway, those are my thoughts on the star war for now ok bye i love you

 on: Today at 02:10 am 
Started by Citizen Snips - Last post by DiegoInglewood
yeah i'll go in a couple days probly

 on: December 15, 2017, 10:23 pm 
Started by Citizen Snips - Last post by Remington Lonespear

 on: December 15, 2017, 10:18 pm 
Started by Citizen Snips - Last post by Citizen Snips
I haven't seen it yet.

 on: December 15, 2017, 03:41 pm 
Started by HyperGlavin - Last post by Bettytron
I do visual effects with a small, six-person company which is a branch of a larger edit and sound facility (about 30 employees). 99% of the time, I'm working on commercials. Sometimes this involves compositing things from green screen shoots, or doing beauty retouching, removing unlicensed logos from billboards or clothes, or updating a product shot with new packaging if the company has changed their label design but wants to use the same commercial. Basically anything you could do in Photoshop, I do in a program called Flame, on moving footage.

Most of that work isn't terribly exciting, but the methods are meditative, require some problem solving, and that can be satisfying. And every once in awhile I get to work on an interesting [mildly NSFW] music video or an Oscar-winning film which is pretty cool.

I started this career eight years ago getting coffee for clients and managing a tape library. Nine months after that I became an assistant, and I've officially been a lead artist for two years now. All of my coworkers are awesome and my boss has a good sense of the importance of work-life balance (even if clients don't, sometimes) so it's a good gig.

 on: December 15, 2017, 03:31 pm 
Started by Kybard - Last post by Author
i think everything good is out now. my top ten..

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