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Star Wars Episode VIII discussion

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  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    @GnomeQueen said:

    Hmm, new background image at home, methinks.

    GnomeQueen
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    5 Months GET HYPE!

    -Digi

    GnomeQueen
  • StackStack Sassy and short Icrontian

    Sooo hype #justboughtstarwarstrivialpursuit

    GnomeQueenbright
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    Wow Jackie. Scooped me on Icrontic after I shared the video with her. That's what I get for hitting play before posting on IC.

    GnomeQueenprimesuspect
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    STOP IT I'M DIE

    GnomeQueen
  • ChoochChooch K-Pop authority™, Pho King Madison Heights, MI Icrontian






    primesuspectUPSLynxGnomeQueenCliff_Forster
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    I'm not crying, you're crying.

    GnomeQueenCliff_Forster
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    I think everyone just got hit in the feels.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    FFFFs, those posters. I can't even.

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    @UPSLynx said:
    I'm not crying, you're crying.

    Real talk, after I finished watching the video I just like "I'm crying? Why am I crying! Are you crying??"

    Cliff_Forster
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    Red everywhere, it's kind of curious. A purposeful choice for thematic reasons?

    (changing subject so we can all stop crying)

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Color theming has always been a big thing in movies, so I'm going to go with yes.

    As to the meaning behind it, we'll only know in December.

    Cliff_Forster
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    @primesuspect said:
    STOP IT I'M DIE

    apology for poor english

    when were you when Brain dies?

    i was sat at work drinking beanwater when forum post read

    'Brian is kill'

    'no'

    BlackHawkUPSLynx
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    remove to me this shit of mail list

    BuddyJ
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/star-wars-splits-with-episode-ix-director-colin-trevorrow-w501366

    Thank the force Colin Trevorrow has been removed from episode IX. Who thought it was a good idea to hire a guy who managed to make a bad film with an unlimited dinosaur budget and a leading man fresh off a film everyone loved? Seriously, who at Disney thought.... "let's hire the guy who ruined Star-Lord meets the man eating dinosaurs?"

    I'm not kidding, I had very real anxiety about his selection to direct episode IX. I'm relieved that someone else will get the chance to bookend this trilogy.

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    I liked Jurassic World.

  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    @CrazyJoe said:
    I liked Jurassic World.

    It would've been better if they'd just gone all-in and let Star-Lord bareback on a velociraptor.

    Cliff_Forster
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    @CrazyJoe said:
    I liked Jurassic World.

    Not sure if trolling or not?

    Let me put it this way, Laura Dern elbow deep in triceratops shit... That scene was better than anything in Jurassic World.

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    @Cliff_Forster said:

    @CrazyJoe said:
    I liked Jurassic World.

    Not sure if trolling or not?

    Let me put it this way, Laura Dern elbow deep in triceratops shit... That scene was better than anything in Jurassic World.

    Oh, I definitely enjoyed Jurassic Park better by far, but I did enjoy Jurassic World. I thought it was better than Jurassic Park III.

  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    For me Jurassic World is nearly as awful as Man of Steel. It's like handing wonderful source material to someone that doesn't really respect it.

    To me, a Star Wars film is a massive responsibility. If you don't have the absolute utmost respect for it's legacy you have no business touching it. Jurassic World was like this guy woke up and said, okay, how do we make this cool, relevant, get it so the kids will get into it... okay, the main characters they are just like self absorbed me generation millennials!!! If I am watching a film with constant peril and I hate the Hero, and ultimately all I want is for the Hero to get eaten... How effective is that? I don't want that guy to get anywhere near Star Wars. You think a less hip slightly disconnected George Lucas was a problem? At least he cared, at least he understood the fundamentals of telling a good vs. evil fantasy story. Colin Trevorrow is evil!

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    @Cliff_Forster said:
    For me Jurassic World is nearly as awful as Man of Steel. It's like handing wonderful source material to someone that doesn't really respect it.

    To me, a Star Wars film is a massive responsibility.

    If only George Lucas felt the same way, the prequels might have been tolerable.

    ThraxSodaGHoosdum
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:

    @Cliff_Forster said:
    For me Jurassic World is nearly as awful as Man of Steel. It's like handing wonderful source material to someone that doesn't really respect it.

    To me, a Star Wars film is a massive responsibility.

    If only George Lucas felt the same way, the prequels might have been tolerable.

    Lucas cared a great deal. The prequels did not re capture the magic of many a childhood, but they are mostly good films. Flawed, a bit too busy, too in love with the CGI, Jar Jar has ten minutes too many, but when you consider all six films they are a pretty incredible piece of fantasy fiction. I like the prequels, honestly, I think a ton of people do, it's just not fashionable to admit it on the internet.

    http://www.starwarsringtheory.com/

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Midichlorians.

    Your argument is invalid.

    Cliff_Forster
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:
    Midichlorians.

    Your argument is invalid.

    Yes... that sucks too.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    I was super-hyped about Episode 1. The trailers and the media surrounding everything were fantastic. The poster with Anakin casting the Darth Vader shadow on the hut was (and still is) epic. But it just didn't work like a Star Wars movie. Everything that worked in the original trilogy fell flat in the prequels. I desperately wanted them to be good movies as much as anyone, but they simply weren't. Especially in the ways that made the originals so great. They all had their campy moments and obvious special effects, but the overall treatment of the stories just feels so much tighter in the originals. Where the originals were campy, the prequels were silly. Where the over-the-top special effects in the originals were "WHOA!", in the prequels they were "wow, that's ridiculous".

    The 2002 Special Editions of the original trilogy is all you need to see to know where Lucas' vision drifted from the original movies at release. His further insistence that the SE is the final version is just more nails in the coffin.

    For reference, the awesome poster:

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    An interesting video that poses a decent theory on why EpI feels so strange:

    AlexDeGruven
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Oh man. The what if they were good series on the prequels is fantastic.

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