Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Mo » 25 May 2018, 10:16

Warren wrote:
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Mo wrote:
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It just hit me. Mr. T was the Samuel L. Jackson of the 80s.
No that would be... no wait, he was the 70's. Eddie Murphy? Hmm... Maybe he was.
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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by JasonL » 25 May 2018, 10:24

Controversy - Telly Savalas was Sam Jackson of 70s

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Post by Mo » 25 May 2018, 10:26

JasonL wrote:
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Controversy - Telly Savalas was Sam Jackson of 70s
Hmm, I think I can accept that. Charles Bronson was the Danny Trejo of the 70s.
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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Warren » 25 May 2018, 10:38

JasonL wrote:
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Controversy - Telly Savalas was Sam Jackson of 70s
I'm going to go with Billy Dee Williams.
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Post by JasonL » 25 May 2018, 10:57

That would be the safe pick.

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Post by Warren » 25 May 2018, 11:15

*shrug*
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Post by Andrew » 25 May 2018, 11:35

Mo wrote:
25 May 2018, 10:26
JasonL wrote:
25 May 2018, 10:24
Controversy - Telly Savalas was Sam Jackson of 70s
Hmm, I think I can accept that. Charles Bronson was the Danny Trejo of the 70s.
Nah, Charles Bronson was on his way up in the 70s and had plenty of starring roles. B movies, but they were still his, and they generally made money. And that's after being part of big ensemble mega hits in the 60s (Magnificent Seven, Great Escape, Dirty Dozen, Once Upon a Time in the West). The 80s were when he did all the Death Wish sequels.

Trejo hasn't had anywhere near the career.
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Post by Shem » 26 May 2018, 02:20

Solo was a pretty good movie, but at the same time...I watched Han Solo die. I also know who he married. It's a little challenging to get too wrapped up in the stakes of a movie in that situation.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 27 May 2018, 00:20

Solo was fun. I'm not bothered by him dying fifty years later.

Big ups for mentioning every single Landon Calrissian adventure. Not perfect because they didn't use the word "ThonBoka."

Plot-wise it all holds together. Problems are limited to treating Han's space dice like Indy's hat, doing all the stuff we know about Han, and a problematic resurrection, but these are quibbles.

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Post by Ellie » 27 May 2018, 00:44

Is the movie about him doing the Kessel Run? And if not, why not? :geek:
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 27 May 2018, 00:46

Ellie wrote:
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Is the movie about him doing the Kessel Run? And if not, why not? :geek:
Yes. That's not geeky, it's basic as hell.

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Post by Ellie » 27 May 2018, 00:49

GOOD.

Also, man, I did not have a particular crush on Donald Glover before, but every movie still I see of him as Lando makes my panties evaporate.
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Post by Shem » 28 May 2018, 17:56

I'm not bothered by it, it just took some of the edge off the movie. Was still a decent show.
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Post by Highway » 02 Jun 2018, 20:22

Enjoy this trailer from The Empire Strikes Back, with Harrison Ford trying the standard cheesy voiceover!

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Post by dead_elvis » 03 Jun 2018, 17:17

Is it me or is that a really weird font choice for the title at the very end (and in the preview pic)?

Also, it's amusing how non-romantic the portions designed to sell "romance" are.
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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by dhex » 03 Jun 2018, 18:37

Watch old trailers and remember the world in which all of the story was given away in the four minute run time.

Unrelated but the wife and kid rewatched rogue one yesterday and that ending sequence is tight as hell.

Fuck all the cgi Leia face shit but my wife forgot that Peter Cushing was necromancered for this flick.

Still tho probably the best sw movie.
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Post by thoreau » 08 Jun 2018, 13:23

Solo was ok. The first big heist scene with Woody Harrelson was kind of dull. A lot of other parts were good. Lando stole the show.

I cannot imagine how stoked Donald Glover must have been when he was tapped to play Lando.

The Darth Maul resurrection was dumb. Yeah, I know, they did it in some of the cartoons, and in the Expanded Universe everyone everywhere is resurrected and cloned and umpteen bazillion other things, but still. There was no need to go there.
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Post by Aresen » 12 Jun 2018, 19:29

From the faint praise department:

I liked Solo better than The Last Jedi.
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Post by tr0g » 25 Jun 2018, 11:03

So, since my emotional attachment to Star Wars was bludgeoned to death in a dark theater by reissues with added crap, Greedo shooting first, and Episodes 1-3, I am generally in no particular hurry to see the movies. On that note, The Last Jedi showed up in the mail from Netflix. I was thinking cool, I can put this on tonight and watch it with the fam after dinner.

Wait, 2 hours and 32 minutes? Wat? Well, there goes that idea.
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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Highway » 25 Jun 2018, 12:29

My biggest complaint with it is that they included the stuff on the salt-flat planet in this movie. It added that extra half hour and just felt like it was going on too long. I like the content fine, I just don't like that it was in this movie making it longer. I'd have preferred if it was some kind of break to the next movie which would open with that stuff a la Empire's early battle for Hoth.
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Post by Shem » 26 Jun 2018, 02:04

Highway wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 12:29
My biggest complaint with it is that they included the stuff on the salt-flat planet in this movie. It added that extra half hour and just felt like it was going on too long. I like the content fine, I just don't like that it was in this movie making it longer. I'd have preferred if it was some kind of break to the next movie which would open with that stuff a la Empire's early battle for Hoth.
That would have completely killed the dramatic power of Luke's death. The thing to cut was most of the casino section. Even if you want to get Rose and Finn onto the enemy ship, there are easier ways to do it.
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Post by thoreau » 26 Jun 2018, 02:27

Shem wrote:
Highway wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 12:29
My biggest complaint with it is that they included the stuff on the salt-flat planet in this movie. It added that extra half hour and just felt like it was going on too long. I like the content fine, I just don't like that it was in this movie making it longer. I'd have preferred if it was some kind of break to the next movie which would open with that stuff a la Empire's early battle for Hoth.
That would have completely killed the dramatic power of Luke's death. The thing to cut was most of the casino section. Even if you want to get Rose and Finn onto the enemy ship, there are easier ways to do it.
I eagerly await the Shemocracy voiding all Disney IP, destroying all copies of Last Jedi, and ordering a proper Episode VIII.
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Post by Warren » 02 Jul 2018, 16:01

Hugh Akston wrote:
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I liked swashbuckling Young Skywalker. I was a tween when I first met him.
I like curmudgeon Luke. I was on the wrong side of 50 when I met him.
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Post by lunchstealer » 02 Jul 2018, 18:14

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