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I simply need to stop watching trailers I love dozens, if not hundreds, of times. I end up catching so much hidden stuff that I wish I hadn't.
Which is funny in a way because I thought most fans loved that show. I've not seen it myself, maybe I'm wrong in that assessment, but I hear it discussed all the time.
I don't think he really showed much in the way of an aptitude for Star Wars in his film though. It wasn't the previous film that made Johnson make the characters charmless or the jokes flat or the whole film without any spark.
The weird thing is that he displays all of that in Knives Out, and if that had come first I'd say he'd be a good choice for SW.
For me, “The Rise of Skywalker” holds that title.
A LOT of digital technology got started with the prequels, especially episode 2.
There's more to think about, but little to actually enjoy. And I don't watch a film called Star Wars to watch two people talking on a dreary island.
It's got something to love for just about everyone, I think, and when it's good, it's really, really good stuff.
Funnily, back in 1980 there were folks who held the sentiment of EMPIRE not being a fun watch in comparison to the more jovial and adventurous original film.
All I can say is that I find it for the most part riveting in a way the rest of the sequel trilogy never reaches. It’s got the best acting performance of Mark Hamill.
Yeah I'd say TFA is a very good adventure film, the two follow-ups are less good, with TLJ being the worst. RoS is not great, but it's like watching a big cartoon; if you want to watch some Star Wars things happening it does them all effectively enough, just not hugely engagingly. Have a beer and watch some space fights: it's fine.
That's nothing to do with this though. I know when I'm bored. I've also seen Empire and know full well what a darker SW film is and how effective it can be, and Empire is never boring.
Which is like saying it has the least stinkiest manure in it :)
I actually think he's laughably terrible in it. He's just pulling faces. After Harrison Ford lighting the whole thing up in the previous film, he's a very lacking guest star.
From the latest trilogy I've only seen TLJ, but I was just about to write that Mark Hamill is so charismatic in it, more than in his younger years. He commands attention. I love his gruffness tinged with humor.
On the basis of that performance alone I'd like to see him get other juicy roles in movies these days.
But that is also part of the fun, and the reason why this film puts a smile on my face. Sometimes you want steak, sometimes you want cheap candy. TROS is the latter. But some days, it's the Star Wars film I want, even if it's never going down in history as the best Star Wars film ever, not by a long shot.
It's all subjective of course, but those two movies are for me the starkest illustration of why Ford has been a star for the last five decades and Hamill has not. They're both even doing 'gruff and grizzled'; it's just that one is superb and likeable and funny at it, and the other one feels like he's pretending.
Yeah, it's Tomorrow Never Dies basically :)
Oh apologies; all of these nested quotes get confusing.
Yes, I agree.
It’s uniformly awful, and utterly creatively bankrupt in the story telling department.
Well gee, that's so nice of you to say!