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All Things Star Wars Thread -- Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker


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I just got back from 2nd viewing of Episode 9.  I have been trying to think how I rate all 9 movies. 

 

Tier 1: 4, 5, 3 -- I prefer New Hope to Empire -- the movie is so great (Han shot first).  Over rewatching I have come to really enjoy the tragedy in Episode 3 more and more. 

 

Tier 2: Episodes 2 and 7 

I feel like the only person who enjoys an Ewan Mcgregor adventure movie.  Yes, the Anakin Padme stuff is cringe -- but bad acting and some poor dialogue doesn't ruin a movie script.  Episode 7 was pretty good as well and even though Starkiller base was just a rehash of Death Star (you can tell its Palpatine if it involves blowing up planets).   It did a good job of blending in the new and old characters.  Episode 7 was a fairly strong start to the new trilogy.

 

Tier 3: Episode 1

I can't remember the critical reaction, not sure how I felt, but it does do a good job of clearly having a plot and getting into political intrigue, introducing characters, telling a good story.  It does lack the typical high pace we want from movies, but the last act is a blast (starting from when they take back the palace and do the space battle with kid Anakin stupidly blowing up the comm ship).

 

Tier 4a: Episode 9

After the first 15 minutes I am hooked into this one.  There are flaws - could Rey be who she was without the guy in the movie?  I feel like sometimes they just needlessly jump from planet to planet... hey new planet.  Another new planet.  Oh, that one was destroyed.  Space battle!

 

Tier 4b: Episode 6

I can't decide which I like better between Return Jedi and Rise Skywalker.  What I can say about both is if you only want to watch the Jedi parts of the movie, they are not good as a whole.  The Jedi parts in 6 are soo good... but I have to give props to the Kylo-Rey new connection also.  

 

Tier 6: Episode 8

I hate this one.  Jed parts are always compelling, and we see the death of Luke but the plot with the fleet, introducing even more new characters and planets we don't ultimatelty care about I hate the plot to this. 

 

In short, I am not a fan of the New Trilogy.  There are too many characters -- maybe they wanted Rose and some others to be Lando-like, but they didn't make her half as useful as Lando... and the plots are really inconsitent.  Episode 8 and 9 I feel ucompletly wasted a good story and movie to be made with Finn, Rey and Poe.  Partiallt because they need a compelling script to close out the original folks... but there's something missing that make these as good. 

 

Maybe over time my mind will change. Rogue One incidentally is an awesome movie.  

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, TK said:

 

High Republic era is beginning 200 years before The Phantom Menace.  Rumors I am hearing is that it's going to have a "knights of the roundtable" feel to it, and kicks off this summer with comics and novels.  When I was looking at the expected novels a month ago, there was nothing coming out after the spring releases of the new Thrawn trilogy book one, and Alphabet Squadron book two.  Now I know why.  

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My 5 year old watched the heck out of Lego Star Wars: the Freemakers Adventure. I may have watched a lot with him. That was pretty good. We are almost done with Star Wars rebels then he wants to watch Clone Wars. 

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1 hour ago, Fergasun said:

I can't be the only person watching "Animated Episode 3 -- Clone Wars Edition".  Last's nights episode was amazing!!  

 

Not sure if we're talking about the same things, but the Final Season of the Clone Wars is terrific. Darth Maul is just downright chilling. This is how the prequels should have been done.

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9 hours ago, Fergasun said:

I can't be the only person watching "Animated Episode 3 -- Clone Wars Edition".  Last's nights episode was amazing!!  

 

I just saw the review on IGN -- 10 out of 10. Can't wait to see it. 

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12 minutes ago, Fergasun said:

Easier to do with a series vs. movie.  Yes, talking about same thing.  You can basically intercut this Clone Wars arc with Episode III. 

 

Agree, but the writing is night and day different. Dave Filoni ****s gold when it comes to Star Wars.

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2 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

Agree, but the writing is night and day different. Dave Filoni ****s gold when it comes to Star Wars.

It honestly saved the Prequels for me.  Maybe they can do something about the Sequel Trilogy... or just do 5 seasons of The Mandalorian.  

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1 hour ago, Fergasun said:

It honestly saved the Prequels for me.  Maybe they can do something about the Sequel Trilogy... or just do 5 seasons of The Mandalorian.  

I have a major nerdboner that Ahsoka is going to be in The Mandalorian

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On 4/24/2020 at 3:05 PM, Mr. Sinister said:

Speaking of Darth Maul, I LOVED that dude in Phantom Menace. Finding out he's in that dumb Solo movie now instantly makes me want to watch it

 

Farwarning, he's only in there for like two seconds (telling you when would ruin it for you more then I already have)

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I finally watched the new Star Wars movie the other day. This trilogy will age slightly better than the prequels did. Slightly. Meaning they’ll be on TV all the time and I won’t bother rewatching any of them. 

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1 minute ago, Renegade7 said:

 

Farwarning, he's only in there for like two seconds (telling you when would ruin it for you more then I already have)

 

Well so much for that :(

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