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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by dpippel, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Reggie W

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    Well, I am not defending him and people can interpret it however they would like. I think he is attempting to be comical more than cruel but hey, what do I know though. I just think it's fun to hear Brits talk Star Wars.
     
  2. Reggie W

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    Well, they are just reviews of the film that are sort of funny if often long winded. You have to admit though these guys doing these reviews are pretty damn invested in the whole Star Wars thing...
     
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    Box office guru

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opened to $175.5M this weekend, according to estimates, from 4,406 theaters for a per screen average of $39,832. This is currently the 12th highest opening weekend in history. Unfortunately, it fell far behind the $220M opening of The Last Jedi from 2017 and the $247.9M opening of The Force Awakens from 2015. Critics were mixed and even opening weekend audiences gave the film a B+ CinemaScore, behind the A grades both of the previous films received. Overseas the film opened with $198M for a worldwide launch of $374M. It's strange to feel that a $175.5M opening is "weak" but could Star Wars fatigue finally be settling in? What does this mean for the future of the franchise? All that being said, the holiday season is known for allowing films to make more money over a longer period of time so when all is said and done, we may forget about the opening and just concentrate on the final numbers.
     
  4. Edwin-S

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    Maybe people are just becoming burned out on STAR WARS movies. A lot of people are influenced by others opinions, so all of the reviews that rate the film as poor is having the effect of keeping the average non-fan of STAR WARS at home.
     
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    Such a trivial point to nitpick, Tino.

    As I said, and as you said in your own post, some estimates thought it could do $200+ but it didn’t.

    It also came in below the other 2 films.

    Me saying that “it earned a lot less than some expectedis a perfectly valid statement.
     
  6. Reggie W

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    This guy seems quite nice and wants everyone to get along and be friends. Job well done, I'd say...

     
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    Dude. Not nitpicking at all. Sorry if you interpreted it that way. Just stating that it came in right on it’s original target. :)
     
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    Never said it wasn’t.
     
  9. TravisR

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    I see no problem with Holdo's hyperspace jump in TLJ because she just smashes into something as she jumps. J.J. Abrams, however, is a wild man when it comes to hyperspace. In TFA, Han Solo manages to hyperspace jump between Starkiller Base's shields and the actual planet. In the real world, that's about as difficult as being blindfolded, put into a plane, guessing when & where to jump out of the plane while still blindfolded and then somehow landing on top of a specific pinhead that you want to land on. So the hyperspace skipping in TROS is nothing compared to what Han does in TFA.
     
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    So I saw it this morning.

    I’m lost as to how Palpatine is Rey’s Grandfather
     
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    You see, when a Dark Lord of the Sith and a women really love each other...
     
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    well, Han is awesome, so even though the concept that he could be that precise that he could be quadrillionths of a second accurate is ludicrous, I’ll accept it as a one time, never tell me the odds, stroke of luck. But in Rise the “without precise calculations.......” really went into the crapper.
     
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    I think the "precise calculations" thing has been a lost cause for a while.

    My only issue with the hyperspace skipping is that the TIEs stayed with him, don't really get that, unless they were "drafting" somehow. But whatever.
     
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    I want to talk about Chewie getting medal at the end. Can’t believe almost all people criticize that and call it a fan service. It’s not. It’s an absolutely beautiful and touching scene. Chewie did not get a medal in this movie and most importantly he did not get a medal because he didn’t get one in ANH.

    He got a souvenir. His best friends died. So he got a personal item from his friend, to remember them. It’s passing on of a personal item. It most certainly is not like, hey you didn’t get a medal, since your friend died, we are going to grab his medal and give it to you. It’s your medal now. Come on.
     
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    That’s what it seemed to me.
    Each time there was fewer tie fighters on his tail.
     
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    I thought the ties following them was an extension of tracking the fleet through hyperspace that happened in TLJ.
     
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    I don’t think it became lost cause, from ANH on it seems safe to assume hyperspace jumps were calculated. Unless I’m missing something, this was the first time hyperspace jumps were shown to be truly random (though I’m just going by the movies).

    As far as the Tie Fighters go, TLJ introduced that the FO could track the resistance through hyperspace, so it’s not technically a cheat. But I thought that “standard” tie fighters were not light speed capable. But I guess there are FO Tie fighters so could be different.
     
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    I like the drafting idea better... They needed a huge device in Snoke's ship to be able to track in TLJ, not something that could be done in a fighter, and not instantaneous as shown in TROS.

    And if there is one terrible idea from TLJ that should be forgotten, it's the hyperspace tracking.
     
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    I don't have to admit anything because I never bother watching it. I have better things to do.
     
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    I don't believe almost all people are criticizing that as it got a positive audience reaction from the audiences I was a part of.
     
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