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    John Diggle DigiFluid's Avatar
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    Default Re: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.Spoilers/Discussion/Speculation

    I really did not get the impression that Solo was poorly received, it just didn't pull many people into the theatre. Those aren't the same thing.

    Circling back around to TLJ though, I don't know exactly how I feel about 'misused' characters. Regarding Luke, I'm kind of of two minds. I get where people are coming from that he's not the hero they were expecting, but at the same time I do appreciate that they made his arc into an echo of Ben Kenobi. That's a thematic echo that I thought really worked, even though it defies expectation. I guess that speaks to my own mixed opinion on the movie.

    Although, in fairness, Luke's exile and hermit-status were established in Force Awakens by Abrams. Last Jedi continued what was already set up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess Awinita View Post
    a boycott was founded on how bad Last Jedi was which is why Solo tanked at the boxoffice.
    That, however, is nonsense. What a bunch of whiny gits get up to on the internet has effectively zero impact on everyone living in reality.
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    First Lieutenant StargateMillennium's Avatar
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    Default Re: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.Spoilers/Discussion/Speculation

    Even among the people who saw it, it seemed the general consensus was it was neither good nor bad, it was just meh.

    It's not just that Luke a downtrodden grump. It's that it wasn't justified. Luke throwing his lightsaber over his shoulder is my favorite part of the movie. I went in not really caring and the moment that happened I went to the edge of my seat since it was clear something when awry for him and I wanted to know what. But the explanation given does not match his character.

    Then you got things like an incompetent Holdo replacing the fan favorite Akbar for how Finn's story's arc slammed head first into a wall.

    I'm not sure about the tales of the boycott. I'm not convinced but I feel it is a possibility. I completely don't buy it being movie fatigue though.

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    Major General aretood2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.Spoilers/Discussion/Speculation

    I said it before and I'll say it again. It's the subversion porn. Being subversive for the sake of subversiveness with no payoff to plot points from TFA or the same film takes away from the impact of a good subversion. And that pointless plot line included all the minority actors there's that. At least for me.

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    Second Lieutenant gatechick's Avatar
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    Default Re: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.Spoilers/Discussion/Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by StargateMillennium View Post
    I'm decided to poke around this thread for the heck of it. Am I the only one who didn't like this movie? I mean, I would put it Uwe Boll quality with triple A special effects on it. Just saw it again recently and it was even worse than I remembered it to be.
    I didn't like it at all. Seems like the movie just ignored most of what went on in the Force Awakens and did it's own thing, leaving nothing for the next movie to look forward to. It was a pretty movie with no substance.

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