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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)
« on: Yesterday at 09:12:17 am »

People were so excited just ot have star wars back

Plus... the prequels basically needed to show 3 things

1. How did Darth Vader, one of the coolest people in all of movies, come to be?

2. What happened to all the Jedi?

3. How did Palpatine/The Empire come to power?


All those things sound really really really exciting on paper so people were f*cking amped.

Unforunately, overall, the prequels outright failed #1 and #2. I think Palpatine using politics to take power throughout the 3 movies was actually kinda well done and unexpected. You would think the most powerful sith lord ever would simply take over by brute force. But that's what makes Palpatine Palpatine and not Vader or Maul.




How do you feel about the new Star Wars movies like 'The Force Awakens' and 'Rogue One'  as well as the next two on the way?

Rogue One was bold and took balls. It was, however, kinda boring until the climatic battle andi had problems with the heroine on screen vs what was advertised. I liked that it was a 'different' star was movie though and it had a lot of potential... could have been better. solid-ish though

There was nothing fundamentally bad about TFW i guess. It was just such a rehash of the OT... kind of sick of the "jedi in exile bc we failed" sh*t... i wanted to see Luke's Jedi academy.

I also think all the mystery behind everything (who is snoke, what are the knights of ren, who are reys parents and why is she good at everything, why did luke leave) to be a gigantic f*cking cop out and ridiculous. It only exists to keep people talking in between movies.

and finn being a bitch

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The study noted that even when African Americans attend college and actively work to expand their skills and networks, they still earn far less than whites with similar educational background. In fact, the wage gap has expanded the most between college educated blacks and whites.


This is the real take away point that should have been in the first paragraph, because people who generally stop reading and simply go, "Well they should work harder!!!!"


On a related note, there is a reason i ALWAYS have my wife be the first point of contact for anything. Mortgages, Car Loans, meeting teachers for the kids, realtors, land lords, getting a seat at a restaurant, ect

She's white.

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A remember:

Even Ant-Man got to put a beating on Doom for killing his daughter.

Scott

f*cking

Lang


Meanwhile, Doom blows T'challa and his two doras up, causes a revolt in his country leading to X number of deaths, kills his uncle, threatens his mom and wife, steals all his sh*t, many more Doras and soldiers end up dying fighting him...

stern lecture



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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)
« on: Yesterday at 05:05:33 am »
Interesting...

Visually, 'Episode I' was spectacular.  Saw the movie three times in the theater.

I was hanging on to every word of that opening crawl and every piece of dialogue spoken by every character.

There were a lot of "Wow!" moments like:

The establishing shot of the Naboo palace with the waterfall and landscape.

I wasn't bothered by Jar Jar as everyone else was; his antics reminded me of the Looney Tunes characters from Warner Bros. much like the pod racers on Tatooine and I love animation so wasn't bothered by that.  I actually laughed out loud at the scene where Jar Jar gets shocked between the pod's electric stream and when he tongue slurped the food on Shmi's dinnertable (the first time not when Qui-Gon caught his tongue) and goes, "S'cuse me."  ;D
Blowing up one of the Trade Federation's tanks by accident with one of the blue energy balls rolling down the hill.
Surrendering to the enemy very quickly, "My give up!  My give up!"  ;D
There were many more scenes with him but those are the scenes that immediately come to mind.

Of course, the pod race.

The arrival to Coruscant.

I was surprised how abrupt the movie ended when Anakin destroyed the droid controller, kinda reminded me how friends described how 'The Empire Strikes Back' ended.

I believe the soundtrack to 'Episode I' was the best stuff John Williams has ever put out there next to the original trilogy.


I had no idea there was a negative reaction by the general public until a week after release.  Everyone I personally knew love it but people I didn't  know didn't care for it.  At the time, when I was reading comments on the force dot net, there was a huge, online debate for years from old fans, and new fans arguing back and forth relentlessly.

Ridiculous.



I look at these new Star Wars movies and go, "Is this what the fans really wanted???"

"Really?"   ???

People were so excited just ot have star wars back

Plus... the prequels basically needed to show 3 things

1. How did Darth Vader, one of the coolest people in all of movies, come to be?

2. What happened to all the Jedi?

3. How did Palpatine/The Empire come to power?


All those things sound really really really exciting on paper so people were f*cking amped.

Unforunately, overall, the prequels outright failed #1 and #2. I think Palpatine using politics to take power throughout the 3 movies was actually kinda well done and unexpected. You would think the most powerful sith lord ever would simply take over by brute force. But that's what makes Palpatine Palpatine and not Vader or Maul.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)
« on: Yesterday at 05:02:35 am »
Only thing cool about EP1 was Maul, Qui Gon, and Obi.

Mostly Maul

Tge rest was garbage

Starting anakin as a child was a mistake

I agree with you about Anakin. I'm one of the few people who liked Hayden Christensen actually and I wish the film had either started with him, or just cast an older person from jump. Someone like Rick Schroeder. I would've preferred an older Anakin and also an older Obi-Wan (though I really grew to appreciate Ewan McGregor's performance).

The prequels had a serious story to tell, of how good people and a democratic society falls, and should've had the same tone as the LOTR movies IMO. Where some kids can get it, but it's not necessarily kid friendly. And there are no blatantly silly or kid bait characters like Jar Jar Binks. Personally I don't think the original trilogy pandered to kids all that much, but as a kid I got it.

Ewan was overall the best thing to come out of the prequels

He was also the best part of the Clone Wars animated show. REALLY loved him there because they added layers upon layers with the Sabine stuff. The Sabine stuff was almost a reversal of Anakin and Padme... i wish it could have been mentioned in the movies since it was and still is cannon.


I really think, overall, the prequel trilogy failed because it focused on too much of the wrong sh*t IMO.


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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)
« on: September 17, 2017, 05:48:24 pm »
Only thing cool about EP1 was Maul, Qui Gon, and Obi.

Mostly Maul

Tge rest was garbage

Starting anakin as a child was a mistake

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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)
« on: September 17, 2017, 04:52:03 pm »

But I think you are going to a level of analysis of the situation that the author didn't go to.  He was keeping it very basic and simple...Sith evil, Jedi good.

Yeah.. love

Just fan fun discussion

Lucas pretty much just went "red light saber bad" lol

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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)
« on: September 17, 2017, 04:50:02 pm »
Re: mace coming to kill sheev

If i am rememberibg correctly, he came with multiple jedi and went to arrest him actually.

Palpatine then gave his "i am the senate" pulled his light saber, did a 1080 spin and immediately murdered everyone but mace.

I think at that point, mace was fully in the right to kill Palpatine as soon as he had the chance

What authority does Mace have to arrest the leader of the Republic?

We would hafta see that republic constitution i suppose lol

You could think of it as the jedi being a separate branch of govt. A suprene court vs executuve.

They seem to operate rather autonomously throughout the movies

But if we go down this thread tho

A much more interesting movie may have been IF palpatine went in quietly... and he was aquited... the republic sided with him and not the jedi

And then the jedi were wiped out due to being seen as dangerous outlaws against the Republic

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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:14:53 pm »
Re: mace coming to kill sheev

If i am rememberibg correctly, he came with multiple jedi and went to arrest him actually.

Palpatine then gave his "i am the senate" pulled his light saber, did a 1080 spin and immediately murdered everyone but mace.

I think at that point, mace was fully in the right to kill Palpatine as soon as he had the chance

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Latest Flicks / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer)
« on: September 17, 2017, 12:22:25 pm »
Doesn't Palpatine have some ability to see into the future?


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I said that back in cbr years ago.  Hunter can be Egyptian, Asian, anything not Wakandan (or black, if you really want the stark contrast) and it'll work.  Only ppl who would nitpick are hardcore fans, and 80% of em don't even care for Hunter anyway.

I think it's a moot point, as Nakia seems to be a HZ, which seems to be reinvisioned as Wakanda spies.  Which is a concept I like more than fodder soldiers.  Granted, fodder soldiers with cool costumes

Now, there's a thought... Nakia already has elements of Malaika, but we all suspect she'll become Malice eventually.

What if we're wrong, and she's actually the new White Wolf?


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Comic Reviews and Spoilers / Re: Defenders by Bendis
« on: September 17, 2017, 12:15:47 pm »
#4 was a bit talky, but the interaction between Diamondback and Punished was good.

Book is fun so far and my god these art is god tier

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Aint no way actual comic hunter makes it on screen.

Concept barely made sense in the comics lol.

Albino wakandan who ends up head of special forces who grew up with a sh*ty life due to being treated like garbage for being white so he grew up cruel and aggressive i could see.

But white plane crash baby taken in by tge king before he had any heirs on some loki sh*t.... naw lol

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Dooms protection is so strong even hudlin had him beat T'Challas ass... twice

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Other Comics / Re: Priest Taking Over Justice League
« on: September 16, 2017, 01:55:31 pm »
Sorry, I should have specified when I said McDuffie repeat. I meant will Priest see a wave the wave of fan racism that went on during McDuffie.

So far, that crowd loves him bc of his deathstroke

I bet they turn fast if he does anything "bad" to Bruce or Kal though

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