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

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

  1. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    I'd argue that TLJ takes some direct shots at TFA (making fun of Kylo Ren's mask, turning Hux into something of a goof, having Luke just toss his lightsaber after that being the climax of the previous movie). TROS just didn't follow the tracks that TLJ set down and to me, that isn't disrespectful, it was just that Abrams and company went in a different direction.
     
  2. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice his one shot.


    Also, did Lando say he was from the Colt system? I hope he was born on the 45th moon.
     
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    So did Ben figure out the secret to keep people from dying that Anakin was trying to find? I'd say yes but there's a heavy cost. Rey used the power a couple of times leading up to that moment and made a comment about how she was transferring her lifeforce to another. Perhaps it took up all of Ben's lifeforce to resurrect her.

    The kiss between Rey and Ben got some moans in a theater that was mostly enjoying the film by cheering at different points throughout.

    So much to digest...
     
  4. Greg.K

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    Oh Jeez, that is what he said isn't it.
     
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    Quite a few people in my theater were audibly grossed out by their kiss as well.

    I get it... But on the other hand, the two of them definitely had chemistry. The only pairing with more chemistry was Poe and Finn, the bromance of the century.
     
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    Good work by JJ because I thought I read that they tried to get him back for TFA but he was completely uninterested. Wonder how much he got.
     
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    I think that kiss was unnecessary. Or at least I don't read it as romance. It was like they were happy they succeeded. I thought they are going to hook up Rey and Poe.
     
  8. TravisR

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    It took a second viewing but I'm near positive he said Colt. I'm a sucker for a silly joke so I loved the gag but it's going to go over the head of anyone under 35.
     
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    I think the worst cameo was John Williams. He should not have been in there. It was distracting and he is bigger than life. He does not need a cameo.
     
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    Yes. There was sexual tension built up between them in TLJ. Though I’m still in movie land conflicted about that kiss, but it’s not all that uncommonly in real life.
     
  11. TravisR

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    On one hand, I was glad to see him get a cameo and on the other, he certainly didn't blend into the scene.
     
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    The Rey and Palpatine lineage I had heard many many times before. I think it is a well established fan theory.
     
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    I loved it. Up there with Episode V for me at the top of my ranking (V, IX, VII, IV, VI, III, VIII, Solo, R1, I, II). I'll post more thoughts once I've had time to gather them.
     
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    I remember reading about Rey's Theme being a re-write of the Emperor's Theme in The Force Awakens. Will have to look back and see if I can find that.
     
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    Was guy who was setup to be mole but not really mole a character in the OT, because he said something to Palps like “I served you in the old wars”
     
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    Nope. Nope. Nope.

    More later.
     
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    Just got back.

    My initial impression is it is entertaining but an epic disappointing mess of a Star Wars film.

    All over the place. In good ways and bad ways.

    As the magician from Frosty The Snowman would say......

    Messy.....messy....messy.

    Seeing it again Sunday morning. Perhaps it will improve. Right now I would rank it on the Star Trek scale...7 of 9. ;)
     
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    Again, the movie is a mess, but I did enjoy it more on my second viewing. The kiss wasn't necessary and my audience had audible groans during it. More later as I'm freaking tired.
     
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    Also

    Loved John Williams cameo

    Rose completely discarded in this film after being a major part of TLJ

    Billy Dee Williams was terrible and added nothing to the film but fan service and bad acting.

    Luke looked like The Big Lebowski in his cameo. The dude does not abide.

    Didn’t notice much of Williams score. Will pay more attention Sunday.

    And I agree the film is not convoluted. It was an easy to follow mess. :D
     

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