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On Sir Christopher Lee’s 100th birthday. Coincidence? Also, I think we’ll hear more movie news. Some more news about Star Wars.
I’m looking forward to this book.
I’m very excited by all of the incoming Star Wars content!
But I loved Madalorian seasons one & two. The final episode is one of my favourite hours of Star Wars, period.
But then- The Book Of Boba Fett. Not very good IMO. And the episode with Luke was just too much. And now what? Grogu is gonna tag along with Mando for more adventures?
My Son has cancelled Disney+ and I told him I had no problem with that. I'm basically done with the new overload of Star Wars stuff, anyway. And Marvel stuff too, for that matter.
If I hear great things from my friends about Mandalorian season three or Obi-Wan I might get my own subscription to Disney+ in future, but I doubt that will happen...
What I’m most excited about it for is seeing the relationship between Luke and Lando develop. They could be an interesting matchup that the sequels never sadly explored. It’s kind of like Seinfeld with George and Newman. A unique character teamup that could have gone far. But, both cases have certain dictators that didn’t allow it to happen. For Star Wars: Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Arndt, JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson. But points to JJ Abrams, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, and Derek Connolly for writing the dialogue that Lando talked about in TROS. For Seinfeld, the George and Newman teamup arguably didn’t happen because Jerry hates Newman, and Michael Richards always tried to get less of Newman becoming a fifth cast member. Racist in more ways than one. Wayne Knight did better career wise, other great characters. Michael Richards was a one-off hit wonder.
A good chance and choice of a writer for any Star Wars project.
I don’t blame you for either Star Wars or Marvel. They do feel like feminism wrapped up in as many dumb people jokes. The main problem I have with is that the creators never give us a chance to breathe and focus on what we’re watching. They always have to cross promote their other shows and movies. And it burns people out. Marvel movies will probably go out like the western. Star Wars will have shades of popularity forever. That’s what you get when Disney owns you.
Yep.Pretty much agree with all this,
The emperor is such a jolly fellow. I liked this scene better the first time I saw it.
@chrisisall nails it though. Mando yes. Boba no. And then otherwise we’ve had mediocrity since 1983.
Quite how the franchise continues the extent it does is baffling. And then we slate of stuff , Kenobi aside, does little to excite me. I don’t want more rebel stuff. I want Sith Lore. All the stuff that gets hinted at but never explained.
It’s the same reason studios try over and over to make the Terminator franchise a thing. Because T2 was such a hit, they all want that taste. But the more sequels/prequels/reboots they try, the more the franchise is diminished.
This is why I always tell people “just stop at 2, there’s nothing left to tell”.
I’m believing the same thing although there are rare stories that worked well as a third: Toy Story 3 and our own Goldfinger. Otherwise I generally agree about the rule of two (Star Wars joke aside).
I think Star Wars keeps delivering good stuff but excelling in almost every other area than story and acting. The spectacle, cutting-edge visuals, music, ... of the films have consistently been very good. In terms of story, however, we went from steak to popcorn. And the acting is sometimes spot-on, and then there's Jake Lloyd and Hayden.
Look, I love SW. I continue to love the books, the games, the TV series and the films. Rogue One is a film I rate very high, up there with the first two in fact. And I'm not as anti-JJ as some seem to be, so I dig the recent stuff too. But, in all fairness, a film like Ep. IX feels like fanfic made by pros. Yet since salty popcorn can fill an empty stomach just as well, I fully enjoy Ep. IX, but I understand why others don't. I very much accept the accusation that SW has been Disneyfied, catering to the wee ones rather than to adults. Then again, SW has always been kids' material, but the kids from back then have now grown up and may not be able to tune in anymore. Adults see a new take on their beloved SW which drags in some of the old cast members just to get daddy's money too, only to see them killed off and be done with. I understand that this gets people angry. But while the Harry Potter audience may have been able to grow up parallel to the books, SW has always been about selling toys, regardless of the deeper themes hidden in the first few films and allegedly omitted from the later ones. In a way, even the original SW film was a Disney product just not made by Disney.
What I will not agree with, however, is the accusation that "Star Wars" has turned into "Star Woke", as some put it. Depending on your definition of "woke", a word that seems to be given a thousand meanings by a thousand different people, we can say that SW has either always been "Star Woke" from the beginning, or is not "woke" at all. Some people appear so intimidated by the presence of women and coloured people that they seek objective reasons for being permitted to throw rocks at Kathleen Kennedy. Were Ridley and Boyega brought in because SW was previously accused of having too few women and not enough coloured people? Or did it happen because their energy and acting abilities are exactly what Abrams and others were looking for in their film? Better still, does it matter at all? Must we seek a reason? Whatever theirs may be, I have always enjoyed Ridley and Boyega in the recent trilogy; in fact, I regret that Finn ended up with so little to do. Because he's black? No, because he's a good actor whose energy I found electrifying in TFA.
Boba endlessly trashing tattooine riding bare back in a rancor isnt. Imo.
To me stuff like Luke tossing his lightsaber and then telling the Emperor “I’m a Jedi” is more profound than something silly like a “badass” video game character using the force to throw a star destroyer at his enemies.
He was worse than Stacey.
There’s more richness, drama and depth in the endor platform scene with Luke and Vader than the whole sequel trilogy combined.
Funnily enough my two favourite scenes in the prequels is the silent one where it cuts back and forth between padme and anakin as he is struggling with his conflict. And the Darth plagueis story at the theatre
In that case, I recommend the James Luceno book "Darth Plagueis".
Also, I absolutely Love -- capital L -- that scene! The way McDiarmid plays it is just nothing short of awesome. "... some considered to be ... un-natural...". His inflexion there is just delicious.
Much better trailer.
May 25th is Star Wars day.
This looks fantastic.
Much better trailer! :-bd