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Official: STAR WARS THREAD. These are the droids you're looking for. **WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

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Maybe you didn't enjoy the movies because you watched 100s of hours of critical reviews before seeing them.... wait you did actually watch the movies, right?
 

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I did not watch or read a lot of reviews, but I thought the last two sequels were not that good at all, except as visual treats. Last Jedi in particular was bad and much worse on re-watch then I thought at first. Oddly, I thought the Finn/Rose plot was especially bad when I first saw the film, but minded it less when I saw it the second time - that diversion was little more fun. But Rey/Kylo got much worse. Same with Po, Leia, Luke, and Laura Dern.

I enjoyed the first sequel because it made me feel excited about a new start for the franchise and looked great. But The Last Jedi failed to deliver.

My interest in the final installment is near zero in terms of going to see it in the theater, though I am sure I will eventually watch it
 

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Same^^
 

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I did not watch or read a lot of reviews, but I thought the last two sequels were not that good at all, except as visual treats. Last Jedi in particular was bad and much worse on re-watch then I thought at first. Oddly, I thought the Finn/Rose plot was especially bad when I first saw the film, but minded it less when I saw it the second time - that diversion was little more fun. But Rey/Kylo got much worse. Same with Po, Leia, Luke, and Laura Dern.

I enjoyed the first sequel because it made me feel excited about a new start for the franchise and looked great. But The Last Jedi failed to deliver.

My interest in the final installment is near zero in terms of going to see it in the theater, though I am sure I will eventually watch it
I'm the opposite. I found Force Awakens to be derivative. Oh, Death Star 3 that was easily destroyed.

I also want to understand where the First Order came from. The OT sets the setting. Big bad empire, small rebel force fighting for good. We left Episode 6 thinking the Rebellion won and established a new republic. Now the Republic feels like rebels again and they're fighting this massive imperial-esque military.
 

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I did not watch or read a lot of reviews, but I thought the last two sequels were not that good at all, except as visual treats. Last Jedi in particular was bad and much worse on re-watch then I thought at first. Oddly, I thought the Finn/Rose plot was especially bad when I first saw the film, but minded it less when I saw it the second time - that diversion was little more fun. But Rey/Kylo got much worse. Same with Po, Leia, Luke, and Laura Dern.

I enjoyed the first sequel because it made me feel excited about a new start for the franchise and looked great. But The Last Jedi failed to deliver.

My interest in the final installment is near zero in terms of going to see it in the theater, though I am sure I will eventually watch it
brokencycle was hating on wojt who as usual learned everything from YouTube channels of....a certain variety let's just say.... and spent far more time watching them then it would have taken to see the movie. He then proceeded to shit endlessly on a movie he never saw because some incels told him to.
 

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I'm the opposite. I found Force Awakens to be derivative. Oh, Death Star 3 that was easily destroyed.
It was derivative. That worked for me because it washed the bad taste of the prequels away and served as a re-set, bringing back the feel and grandeur of the OT. Or at least felt like it could be setting that up. I get that it might not have worked for you and might have just seemed like retreading old ground.

In my opinion, The Last Jedi failed to deliver on anything, and the main characters were both small and uninteresting.
I also want to understand where the First Order came from. The OT sets the setting. Big bad empire, small rebel force fighting for good. We left Episode 6 thinking the Rebellion won and established a new republic. Now the Republic feels like rebels again and they're fighting this massive imperial-esque military.
The gap between the successful rebellion and crushing the Empire and the First Order makes no sense in the films, but I am sure there can be lots of fan fiction and supplemental works that explain it. I was interested in Snoke, but who he was and where he came from was never explained. But now, I don't really care.
Maybe part 3 will re-kindle my interest.
 

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I'm the opposite. I found Force Awakens to be derivative. Oh, Death Star 3 that was easily destroyed.

I also want to understand where the First Order came from. The OT sets the setting. Big bad empire, small rebel force fighting for good. We left Episode 6 thinking the Rebellion won and established a new republic. Now the Republic feels like rebels again and they're fighting this massive imperial-esque military.
I agree, still I would place derivative 7 over 8 which gave many plot lines terrible endings.

brokencycle was hating on wojt who as usual learned everything from YouTube channels of....a certain variety let's just say.... and spent far more time watching them then it would have taken to see the movie. He then proceeded to shit endlessly on a movie he never saw because some incels told him to.
I saw the movie. Did not like it. My crime was I commented on some of the plot lines endings before seeing it as I saw spoilers before. Movie turned out to be slightly better than advertised but still it was a fucking trainwreck.

Anyways am I now allowed to comment the movie and have different opinion from you ;) ?
 

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As long as you watched the movies, you may shit on it.
Well I have(long time ago too) and I said it multiple times in this thread, but guy like Edina is only interested to run off this forum because I disagreed with him over something on internet like 4 years ago or something. Not petty and pathetic at all I guess that's totally must be normal behaviour in Atlanta I guess.
 

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I agree, still I would place derivative 7 over 8 which gave many plot lines terrible endings.



I saw the movie. Did not like it. My crime was I commented on some of the plot lines endings before seeing it as I saw spoilers before. Movie turned out to be slightly better than advertised but still it was a fucking trainwreck.

Anyways am I now allowed to comment the movie and have different opinion from you ;) ?
Did I say your can't have an opinion different than me? It is just a well known psychological phenomenon: reading/watching a bunch of negative reviews will anchor you to the negative opinion.
 

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Did I say your can't have an opinion different than me? It is just a well known psychological phenomenon: reading/watching a bunch of negative reviews will anchor you to the negative opinion.
For sure it's better not to watch anything before a movie or next episode of series. Fair enough.

I can appreciate the fact a director tried something new, not derivative but main and side-plots did not work in my opinion. Would I mind it less if I haven't read the reviews and spoilers? Maybe, but I doubt I would do a full 180 and start loving it.

The movie still rubbed me the wrong way, but I could not really put my finger on it. Yesterday reading "Time Machine" it sort of struck me what bugged me so I pretty honestly wrote about it.
 
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