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pondhawk

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Re: Movie Night Reviews, #2
« Reply #615 on: May 15, 2017, 04:35:45 am »
Watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with the elder daughter last night. We both enjoyed it a lot, and I can still hear, sort of. Lots of stuff about family and some thought-provoking subtext about religion, if anyone is paying attention. Also, explosions.

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Re: Movie Night Reviews, #2
« Reply #616 on: December 26, 2017, 07:54:10 pm »
ok, so I watched Star Wars 8 yesterday.
I wont spoil too much. Lets just say that it was a OK movie.

You say WHAT? many people said that its the best movie since Star Wars 5, Empire Strikes Back.
In perspective lets see my Top list for Star Wars.

...and yes, Star Wars 2 aka Episode 5 is still my favorite.
Then comes Star Wars 3 aka Episode 6 followed by Star Wars 1 aka 4.
Then there is Star Wars 7
Rouge One is next
Episode 3
Episode 2
bottom is Episode 1

Part 8 is somewhere between Rouge one and 7.

Whats my biggest problem: Luke Skywalker. They turned him into a coward. Some sort of Obi Wan.
The moment I was done with him was right the first moment. He gets his old light saber, his fathers light saber...
And he simply throw it away...
It was like Disney grabbing the licence and threw it away.

The whole hunt thing was a waste of time but I must say the way they defeated the fleet... OK, that was cool.

Then there was Yoda. Somehow it felt worse than the puppet in episode 1.

What was the best thing? Was there anything good?
Yes. 2 things: Snoke´s end and the whole "Open fire!" scene at the end. It felt so... funny? Awesome?
It felt like Neo´s end-scene in the Matrix.

Will I buy it on DVD/Blu Ray? Yes. Its still a good movie.
All in all I give it a 3 out of 5 stars.
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Re: Movie Night Reviews, #2
« Reply #617 on: January 13, 2018, 05:30:34 am »
Okay, since we apparently don't have a "Star Wars" thread :o !  Here's an interesting piece WITH SPOILERS about The Last Jedi:
https://www.tor.com/2017/12/21/why-canto-bight-is-vital-to-the-last-jedi/
I tend to agree with a lot of the conclusions in it.

I got to see the straight-to-netflix movie "Bright" with Will Smith while I was giving platelets the other day. I'm not sure how I liked it as an urban fantasy.  Interesting take on racism being displayed in a sort of "Diskworld" way; less color of skin, more literal race of human vs. elf vs. orc.
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Re: Movie Night Reviews, #2
« Reply #618 on: January 13, 2018, 05:46:20 am »
Okay, since we apparently don't have a "Star Wars" thread :o !  Here's an interesting piece WITH SPOILERS about The Last Jedi:
https://www.tor.com/2017/12/21/why-canto-bight-is-vital-to-the-last-jedi/
I tend to agree with a lot of the conclusions in it.

I got to see the straight-to-netflix movie "Bright" with Will Smith while I was giving platelets the other day. I'm not sure how I liked it as an urban fantasy.  Interesting take on racism being displayed in a sort of "Diskworld" way; less color of skin, more literal race of human vs. elf vs. orc.
saw it and dont like it.
One of the big problems when you watch Bright in Europe is... *sigh* like Sesame-street most of the "typical" clichees wont work here.
All in all: The movie had potential. But most of it was wasted.
2 of 5 stars.
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Re: Movie Night Reviews, #2
« Reply #619 on: January 13, 2018, 05:58:44 am »
Okay, since we apparently don't have a "Star Wars" thread :o !  Here's an interesting piece WITH SPOILERS about The Last Jedi:
https://www.tor.com/2017/12/21/why-canto-bight-is-vital-to-the-last-jedi/
I tend to agree with a lot of the conclusions in it.

I got to see the straight-to-netflix movie "Bright" with Will Smith while I was giving platelets the other day. I'm not sure how I liked it as an urban fantasy.  Interesting take on racism being displayed in a sort of "Diskworld" way; less color of skin, more literal race of human vs. elf vs. orc.

Thanks for posting! I haven't seen the movie yet, but spoilers don't really spoil things for me as a rule.