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« Reply #1200 on: December 18, 2017, 02:13:16 PM »
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a very good and very long movie. 

Tho flawed, it's the best of the new Star Wars films.

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« Reply #1201 on: December 20, 2017, 04:01:20 PM »
Ladyhawke, movie that looks good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGs4o_5jyhw

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« Reply #1202 on: December 21, 2017, 02:22:02 PM »
I was disappointed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi did not validate several of my fan theories: 

My Fan Theory #1:  Rey is the daughter of Luke & Leia. 

Sure, it breaks taboo (and is pretty nasty), but I theorized that somehow they had seen the future and realized that the only chance for the rebellion was to combine their midi-chlorians into one Super-Skywalker!  Well, after all, wasn't Rey portrayed as such in The Force Awakens...?  --Performing advanced Jedi feats without a single lesson...? 

My Fan Theory #2: Finn is the son of Lando Calrissian & Leia. 

This theory is based entirely on the old adage that during the original trilogy, "Leia was the only woman in the galaxy."

My Fan Theory #3:  Supreme Leader Snoke is actually Jar Jar Binks.

I figured that the difference in appearance could be attributed to the brutal thrashing Jar Jar received at the hands of fans after The Phantom Menace.  As for the rest: "Tis a longo taleo, buta small part of it wawdbe meesa... aaaa..... clumsy."
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« Reply #1203 on: December 22, 2017, 12:18:47 AM »
Ladyhawke, movie that looks good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGs4o_5jyhw
It is good... but it's low budget, so it's mainly got style, and thrifty effects going for it.

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« Reply #1204 on: December 24, 2017, 10:27:44 PM »

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« Reply #1205 on: December 25, 2017, 09:59:09 AM »

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« Reply #1206 on: December 25, 2017, 08:58:56 PM »
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
"Into the Drachensgrab Mountains!"

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« Reply #1207 on: December 26, 2017, 02:09:40 PM »
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a very good and very long movie. 

Tho flawed, it's the best of the new Star Wars films.
 

Now that it's been another week, I'll expand my thoughts, a bit: 

Although I feel it's a very good movie, on balance it is only a mediocre Star Wars movie.  "On balance" because one half of the movie is excellent, while the other half is the worst that Star Wars has ever been. 

The scenes with Luke Skywalker, Rey and Kylo Ren are great.  The acting is superb, and it delivers something the last two films failed to manage, but the Lucas trilogies consistently offered: Epic Myth

Outside of a couple of good battle scenes, the other half of the movie was awful for reasons too numerous for me to now relate. 

When the credits began to roll and the audience began to leave, I noted that they seemed very subdued.

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« Reply #1208 on: January 05, 2018, 07:07:49 AM »
Thanks hans. I saw The Last Jedi today for the first time, so had avoided reading your posts until now. I found the film pretty fun.

Warning: the following may contain minor spoilers.

I was surprised we didn’t find out more about Snoke. Who was he? Where did he come from? Did I miss this?

Also, I’m not sure that we should necessarily trust that Rey’s parents are as Kylo Ren told her (though your fan theory is not on the cards).

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« Reply #1209 on: January 07, 2018, 06:55:47 PM »
Thanks hans. I saw The Last Jedi today for the first time, so had avoided reading your posts until now. I found the film pretty fun.

Warning: the following may contain minor spoilers.

I was surprised we didn’t find out more about Snoke. Who was he? Where did he come from? Did I miss this?

Also, I’m not sure that we should necessarily trust that Rey’s parents are as Kylo Ren told her (though your fan theory is not on the cards).
 

Warning: the following may contain major spoilers. 

You didn't miss anything.  The only new things we found out about Snoke is that he had truly awesome Force powers (which made him a much more powerful threat than Kylo Ren) and that he had poor peripheral vision.   :P 

What I would love to see, --desperately love to see, in episode 9 is an extended flashback answering these Snoke questions that includes him losing a long, super-well-choreographed light sabre duel with Luke Skywalker (which I would presume would explain Snoke's bad looks).  It's not too late to give fans the amazing Luke Skywalker light-sabre duel that they were so hoping to see in The Last Jedi...! 

You're not the only one to have doubts about the state of Rey's backstory.  It could change. 

Or it could be added upon with additional information, such as: 
What if those "poor junk traders" weren't Rey's biological parents...? 
Or what if one or both of them were something quite different before taking up the profession of "poor junk traders"...? 



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« Reply #1210 on: January 12, 2018, 03:23:38 AM »
Very nice song  ;D I-CON 27:Bards - Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj0gOhkOMuY

It seems there are more nice songs on that channel will have to listen :)

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« Reply #1211 on: January 14, 2018, 03:41:16 PM »
Rise of the Guardians ~ Britt Nicole - Welcome to the Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBKC-R8n4Rk

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« Reply #1212 on: February 26, 2018, 02:42:20 PM »
It's been out for two weekends, here in the U.S., now, so here's some quick comments on Marvel's Black Panther, that may contain SPOILERS

Was it overhyped?  Yeah, some, but understandably so.  The impact of its sociological elements will vary with individual viewers and so are unquantifiable, but clearly that impact has been huge for a large segment of moviegoers.  (See my final comments in the Big List of THE LAST JEDI Criticisms thread for my definition of "Art".) 

Those ingredients which have made the movie an important event go far beyond the Superhero genre.  But, putting aside the sociological and political elements, here are some observations restricted to just the Superhero genre --re: the Super and the Hero. 

Remembering the following truisms:
1.  The more a hero is saved by others, the more a hero is diminished. 
2.  The more a hero is saved by lucky coincidence, the more a hero is diminished.   


Black Panther gets saved a lot in this movie.  This does not diminish his nobility or righteousness, etc., but a hero by definition should be saving others rather than the reverse.  Heroism is defined by actions in overcoming adversity.  When that adversity, in whole or in significant parts, is removed by other forces, the protagonist loses out on heroic credit.  Such victories are less laudable, being less personal achievements of the hero. 

I could add another point to the above two truisms: 
3.  The more a hero is saved by his supersuit, the more a hero is diminished. 

Transitioning to Superhero visuals and action scenes, the new defensive advancements in Black Panthers vibranium costume were far less interesting to watch than the acrobatic moves he would otherwise have employed against his enemies. 

After being thoroughly wow-ed by his action scenes in Captain America: Civil War, I was somewhat disappointed by most of his fights in this movie.  Much of the CG was noticeably subpar, as well.  And by the time the battle-rhinos appear, the action was definitely in cheezewhiz territory.

Those negatives don't mean that there wasn't plenty to like in the film.  (The supporting cast of women were amazing!)  It's a very good movie, overall, despite the flaws.

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« Reply #1213 on: March 04, 2018, 06:45:47 AM »
Here is a nice song and video... I am hoping that things will be better from now on.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War "Fires of War" (Official Music Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgZ0-kdyY5A

and version with lyrics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKcFYLANd2Y
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« Reply #1214 on: March 14, 2018, 02:27:35 PM »
Old RPG, it seems to be completely free with rulebooks and adventures. It looks nice http://talislanta.com/


 

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