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Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
« Reply #1905 on: 15-12-2017, 14:12:13 »
It had a weird plot with parts that were completely unnecessary and didnt matter at all for the end result. It had the similar "bigger is better" mentality what The Force Awakens did, which I thought was complete bollocks to begin with. And too many really lame jokes... just, too many...
I haven't even decided if I will bother seeing it yet. I thought the Force Awakens was rubbish.

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Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
« Reply #1906 on: 15-12-2017, 14:12:42 »
I'd say TLJ is even more rubbish than TFA was.
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Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
« Reply #1907 on: 15-12-2017, 16:12:51 »
It had a weird plot with parts that were completely unnecessary and didnt matter at all for the end result. It had the similar "bigger is better" mentality what The Force Awakens did, which I thought was complete bollocks to begin with...

If the spoilers I read about a main character is true, then this whole movie is bollocks. The Force Awakens was pretty meh, and Rogue One had a poor first half (but man that second half was fantastic), so I'm debating on whether to see this one.

...And too many really lame jokes... just, too many...

 ::) why must the movie be this?
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Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
« Reply #1908 on: 15-12-2017, 17:12:24 »
As a SW EU follower, I have to discern my source of SW film reviews. Regular film critics are like resonating SJWs these days. They will laud a film just because it has something that back their social cause, not the quality itself, or because popular revered figures raved all over it.

Professional reviewers, despite being paid ot be professional, still has too many limitations and very lacking. That's why I stopped reading car magazines despite being a petrolhead, stopped reading airplane magazines despite being an aviation enthusiasts. They just can't beat genuinely interested online community in terms of information relevance and quality.

I have problems with SW TFA (Episode 7), therefore I would most likely agree with the FH lot about TLJ.

TFAs sure have more updates, cool actions, and realism-oriented special effects. I can see why casual non-SW familiar audience mooning all over it. But for someone who has seen the best of EU's ex-cannon stories, the new characters, the plot, and everything else, the TFA's cannon are just total meh for me. I was ready to ditch my love for Kyle Katarn sagas and KOTOR back story, but TFA blew the chance away.

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Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
« Reply #1909 on: 17-12-2017, 15:12:35 »
Saw it today and was a little disappointed.

Without giving too much spoilers:

  • It is essentially Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back reversed for the plot.
  • Too many ingenuine creaters / characters designed to sell merchandise. I like Minions from Despicable Me, but now I hate Minions. At least the original trilogy still has decency to hold until the third movie before they threw in those alien Teddy Bears. Today, investors are greedier than before, pretty much like the casino planet shown in the film.
  • Last minute unthoughtful liberal tokens. Yaay... women in leadership, there is visibly disproportionate amount of female leaders in the Resistance's leadership, you just can't help but notice. It is all great. But let's make them the losing side, let's make them have stereotypically womanly issues, so we can have another potent sexist joke material... hurr, no wonder the Resistance lost, because they are lead by women... hurr hurr hurrr. I don't know whether it is empowering or unwittingly sexist.
  • Too many original Star Wars lores are broken here, they just being totally disrespectful. At this point, I can only think of Yuuzhan Vong, at least the new canon saga doesn't have those stupid Yuuzhan Vongs.
  • Everything else is good, action packed as usual, superb special effects, intense, and visually rich. Lightsaber duels are raw and better, not like coreographed dance moves without any intention to kill. I thought the critics and paid reviewers are raving, because of either this, or point number 3, because you know, pandering to the mainstream liberal audience is profit, and it means money.

This movie just reeks of exploitation and money.