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Old 12-09-2017, 06:16 PM
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The Last Jedi.

I have tickets for opening night. 6:15pm. Assigned seats and all.

Anyone else going?

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Old 12-09-2017, 09:36 PM
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I was offered a special preview screening Friday afternoon thru work. Have to sit thru a 45 minute marketing shpeel by the vendor before the movie. But decided against it. I think I'd rather see it with my wife. Though I doubt I'll get to do so on opening night.

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Well. It seems our plans might be changing. One of the local big theaters is opening it tonight. We might try to get in after work if there's any tickets available. Otherwise we'll just have to try this weekend some time.

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Just got back from watching it. A good one. I give it a thumbs up. Part of what I enjoyed the most was the music. Williams scores again!

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I can wait for this to appear on the TV.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:44 AM
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Just got back from watching it. A good one. I give it a thumbs up. Part of what I enjoyed the most was the music. Williams scores again!

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Good to hear. I have 8 hrs to go. I love John Williams. As far as I am concerned he is one of the best if not these best composer of our time. I had the good fortune to see him conduct the Tucson Symphony orchestra when I lived there (back in the 90's) and saw him again this summer (LA symphony orchestra). He played a bunch of different pieces of his and half way through he played the Throne room march from the end of movie 5. The audience went nuts and half of the crowd all took out their light sabres. Yes, my inner dork was very happy.

I cannot wait till tonight.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:06 PM
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I saw the Force Awakens and left the theater angry that I had wasted 30 for the experience. What an absolutely terrible film. The prequels were far better than this.

I haven't seen the second one, nor do I care to see the 3rd unless it's for free. Jar Jar Abrams ruined it for me.

There's a leaked script out there which was George's original plan for the movie and compared to what it mutated into, it's an utter shame it won't be realized.

The only thing keeping that franchise alive is nostalgia.
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I saw the Force Awakens and left the theater angry that I had wasted 30 for the experience. What an absolutely terrible film. The prequels were far better than this.

I haven't seen the second one, nor do I care to see the 3rd unless it's for free. Jar Jar Abrams ruined it for me.

There's a leaked script out there which was George's original plan for the movie and compared to what it mutated into, it's an utter shame it won't be realized.

The only thing keeping that franchise alive is nostalgia.
The prequels were horrendous on all levels. Force awakens was just ok, but that exact plot has been in circulation since 1977. It was a safe bet considering the crap put out there in the prequels. Just make the first movie again as an apology.

Rogue One was a legitimately good movie. Very pleased with that one. Looking forward to the new one.
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The prequels were horrendous on all levels. Force awakens was just ok, but that exact plot has been in circulation since 1977. It was a safe bet considering the crap put out there in the prequels. Just make the first movie again as an apology.

Rogue One was a legitimately good movie. Very pleased with that one. Looking forward to the new one.
Cordially disagree on TFA. Rei Mary Sue and not to mention this guy:

Just ruined it for me. It took Luke two full movies to move stuff with the force. It took Rei 30 minutes. Kylo Ren just reminded me of a teenager rebelling for the sake of rebelling.

I've always said that the prequels were a good story told poorly.

George was never a good director and needed someone to sit on him. Episodes 4-6 were good in spite of his directing efforts. Many hands were steering that ship. Not to mention Harrison Ford's f*ck all attitude and then James Earl Jones being Vader glossing over it all.
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I'm luckier it seems than most who are "invested" in these to such an extent. I have no problem with any of them, with the singular exception of the way he effed up the Greedo scene in the directors cut.

(Director's cuts are usually always a bad idea in my opinion).

Other than that and finding Binks mildly annoying I have enjoyed all of them pretty much equally. If any one of them is my favorite I think it's probably NoIII, when he becomes Vader.

To me they are all a lot of great fun entertainment but beyond that I'm not going to go ape about any one of them for any reason. I think that's just silly.

Remember also that if it were not for Lucas, none of this would exist.

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Cordially disagree on TFA. Rei Mary Sue and not to mention this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBG4T4g3xUw

Just ruined it for me. It took Luke two full movies to move stuff with the force. It took Rei 30 minutes. Kylo Ren just reminded me of a teenager rebelling for the sake of rebelling.

I've always said that the prequels were a good story told poorly.

George was never a good director and needed someone to sit on him. Episodes 4-6 were good in spite of his directing efforts. Many hands were steering that ship. Not to mention Harrison Ford's f*ck all attitude and then James Earl Jones being Vader glossing over it all.

I agree with your comments on force awakens. I was starting from such a low expectation that it surprised me that I didn't immediately vomit. However I felt the film was an impressive balancing act that while weak and full of holes, managed to not be as bad as 1, 2, and 3. As if its possible for any movie to be that bad, but it was a tough job to bring the franchise up from there, so credit to abrams.

I was not impressed with the principle bad guy, Alice Cooper (I guess Kylo ren is his name in this movie?), or with his orders from the Prometheus giant blue hologram guy.

I also agree that whats her face's mastering of the force was about as difficult for her as gaining proficiency in putting her leg in the appropriate leg hole in her pants.
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Good to hear. I have 8 hrs to go. I love John Williams. As far as I am concerned he is one of the best if not these best composer of our time. I had the good fortune to see him conduct the Tucson Symphony orchestra when I lived there (back in the 90's) and saw him again this summer (LA symphony orchestra). He played a bunch of different pieces of his and half way through he played the Throne room march from the end of movie 5. The audience went nuts and half of the crowd all took out their light sabres. Yes, my inner dork was very happy.

I cannot wait till tonight.
Lucky you. I would have loved to have seen him conduct a live performance. I've only attended two Williams concerts in my life. One was many years ago in Durban where I grew up. They did a concert consisting of Holst's "The Planet's". Then, all Williams stuff. ET. Raiders. Star Wars symphonic suite. And for an encore, the Superman Theme. It was awesome.

Then a few years ago we went to a concert at the Phoenix Symphony where they played a lot of music from various movies. The majority of which was Williams stuff. I distinctly remember the lead Violinist (concert master I guess - though in this case mistress) screwing up the last note of Princess Leia's theme. She realized it halfway thru and corrected it and you could see her apologizing to the conductor during the applause. He motioned her not to worry and it certainly didn't dampen the audiences enthusiasm any.

I agree with you about Williams being the greatest contemporary composer.

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Old 12-15-2017, 09:10 PM
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I agree with your comments on force awakens. I was starting from such a low expectation that it surprised me that I didn't immediately vomit. However I felt the film was an impressive balancing act that while weak and full of holes, managed to not be as bad as 1, 2, and 3. As if its possible for any movie to be that bad, but it was a tough job to bring the franchise up from there, so credit to abrams.

I was not impressed with the principle bad guy, Alice Cooper (I guess Kylo ren is his name in this movie?), or with his orders from the Prometheus giant blue hologram guy.

I also agree that whats her face's mastering of the force was about as difficult for her as gaining proficiency in putting her leg in the appropriate leg hole in her pants.
You know, I probably would be a lot more forgiving of these movies if they weren't so darn expensive.

I used to love going to the movies when I was a teenager and kid. The cost of a ticket was pretty dang affordable. Sure it got precipitously more expensive as you bought popcorn and a soda, but I could still get two tickets, drink, and popcorn for all under $20.

Now with tickets at a $20 minimum minus the goodies, I expect to be blown away by the story. I want the movie to be so good, i'm left speechless.

The quality of films has probably stayed the same over the years, but the cost of the films (by inflation) has gone up. I wouldn't mind paying more if they were better, but they aren't and I have more entertaining things to spend my money on.

My wife and I were remarking how we haven't gone to see a movie in a theater for over a year. We're happy waiting until it comes out on our streaming services.
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Just got home from the movie. Exclent. I want to see it again. Can t wait for #9.

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