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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: January 23, 2017, 02:12:39 AM »


Well we know have an official title so seemed like a good time to start it's thread.

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles."

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 02:38:05 AM »
Thought I read after Fisher died that it was stated that they had planned for her to be in the film but wouldn't now.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 02:39:51 AM »
She was done filming Episode VIII, so I wouldn't imagine they would remove her.  Think the question now is if they would include her in Episode IX still.  Last I heard, they discussed with her estate doing the technology that let them use Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One years after his death.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 03:20:46 AM »
I read somewhere that the titles will all read as a sentence when it's done.  So far we have "The Force Awakens The Last Jedi".
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 03:24:44 AM »
hopefully the last one is Forever so we can have The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Forever and the Jedi suits can have nipples and U2 can make a soundtrack that is forcefully placed into our iphones without consent
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 05:29:20 AM »
Um...excuse me, Star Wars trilogies are suposed to have 4 words in the title of the second film in their cycle: "Attack of the Clones", "The Empire Strikes Back".

This is a complete betrayal of the 'Star Wars' mythos and I shall not see this film...27 times as I was planning. Only 26 now.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017, 05:47:01 AM »
that's true.  this film needs the credibility of ATTACK OF THE CLONES - GAME OVER

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2017, 08:46:03 AM »
In all seriousness, if they wanted to keep the title AND the four word motif going they could call it LAST OF THE JEDI

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2017, 10:24:53 AM »
I'm most curious about the red logo. I know it's dumb to fixate on that, but it's always been yellow.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2017, 03:54:39 PM »
Star Wars fans fixating on something inconsequential? Never.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2017, 11:11:23 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2017, 01:10:08 AM »
Star Wars fans fixating on something inconsequential? Never.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2017, 03:18:52 AM »
The Force Awakens the Last Jedi In Time for Breakfast.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2017, 04:34:47 AM »
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 06:25:04 AM »

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2017, 03:37:41 AM »
While I did like the Force Unleashed.. The Last Jedi trailer just served to remind me of something that I had realized after watching TFU a bunch of times: I do not give one shit about any of the new characters (except maybe the droid). =\
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2017, 12:41:03 PM »
I think it's clear Rey will be the first true "grey" Jedi

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2017, 01:15:39 PM »
 Not as bad as the first one with the not-the-death-star and the replacement chracters but looks like they're still doing too much copying from the originals rather than trying new shit. I liked Rogue One more than Force Unleashed because it tried something a bit different. Force Unleashed was a fun movie on the first watch but there's a lot of problems with it. Still the 4th best (maybe third but probably 4th) of the main movies.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2017, 03:23:59 AM »
Force Awakens.

Force Unleashed was the video game series.

And while I get a lot of people's criticism, I really liked Finn.  He jumped into being one of my favorites in the franchise.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2017, 11:49:21 PM »
My only issue with Finn (and Poe, at that) was the reliance on comedy in the writing. Some situations called for it but not all of them.

I'd agree with CWM's assessment of TFA being the fourth best of the series. It's better than all the prequels but doesn't touch the original trilogy, but it didn't need to. All it had to do was introduce the franchise to a younger generation, focus on the reasons you loved it in the first place, and continue the story. Each time I've watched the scene where Rey force-pulls the lightsaber to her during the battle with Kylo and the classic score swells? I get goosebumps. That's all TFA needed to be.

And, again, I think Rey is my favorite character of the entire series now. Part of it is Daisy Ridley's performance and general presentation, how she sold that sense of awe that we (as an audience) are supposed to be feeling, and part of it is that she feels like a truly fresh twist on Luke's farmboy archetype. There's a true sense of wonder when she talks to Han about how she fixed the light speed engine, a real urgency to her raising of the blaster during the attack on the cantina.

Even if The Last Jedi is a retread of Empire? I'll enjoy it. I'm on board for the new characters, fully expect the classic ones to be killed off, and want to see whatever fresh take they put on our expectations.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2017, 01:22:58 PM »
Trailer is dropping tomorrow.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2017, 01:40:39 PM »


WARNING - possibly a little spoiler-y.

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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2017, 02:41:04 PM »
Got my tickets for opening nught. I'm ready to be horribly disappointed.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2017, 12:04:22 AM »
Got my tix for Thursday the 14th.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2017, 05:14:00 AM »
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So i believe that we may see Rey join Kylo not in joining the darkside but them both being grey jedi.  Snoke being the dark side and Luke being the light and both being enemys.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2017, 02:05:01 PM »
going to go to this on xmas eve, the reviews from citics on RT look good so far

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« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2017, 03:40:20 PM »
I’ve got my tickets for Sunday morning. I’ve only seen the first trailer. I’ve gone on a blackout since then.

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« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2017, 04:07:35 PM »
Just saw it. It's really fucking good.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2017, 04:45:23 PM »
I just got home. I liked it, but not nearly as much as most reviews/reviewers I've read.  Still unsure about a lot of the decisions made (some of which could always end up making more sense when episode 9 rolls around I suppose) there is an entire side-mission that feels like a waste of time, and slows down the pace of the movie when that running time could have been used much better to further explain some of the mysteries & backstories of other characters that I felt was much needed.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2017, 05:12:02 PM »
without spoiling does it have the same issue as force awakens where it feels like they're kinda of just retelling a previous movie at times.

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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2017, 05:16:37 PM »
without spoiling does it have the same issue as force awakens where it feels like they're kinda of just retelling a previous movie at times.

Nope. In fact I'd almost suggest they do the opposite with this one just to make a point of saying "Not like ESB"  Doesn't make it a better or worse movie for it, just seems like there was an effort to differentiate itself.
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« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2017, 06:32:28 PM »
without spoiling does it have the same issue as force awakens where it feels like they're kinda of just retelling a previous movie at times.

Nope. In fact I'd almost suggest they do the opposite with this one just to make a point of saying "Not like ESB"  Doesn't make it a better or worse movie for it, just seems like there was an effort to differentiate itself.

There was a few moments that made me think they wanted to mimic ESB ala force awakens and a new hope but in retrospect it feels like an entirely different movie. I loved it.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2017, 11:28:55 PM »
Anybody who wants to see this spoiler-free should probably stay off social media entirely. It seems like there is a devoted sect of twitter accounts devoted to being just straight-up cunts and blabbing about the film. It took me about two minutes this morning to have it ruined for me.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2017, 11:48:20 PM »
I saw it last night and really dug it. Structurally it's a bit long and probably needed to be edited down a bit more, but overall I really liked the themes explored. There is already a huge backlash spreading it seems, to the point many are calling it the worst Star Wars film and it ruins the franchise. Really? Ugh

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2017, 01:23:10 AM »
I definitely questioned some of the story lines and arcs, but for anyone to say this one was "awful?"  eh.....
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2017, 03:04:57 AM »
Nothing could be as bad as Episode 1.

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« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2017, 03:48:37 AM »
I wonder if some of the hate is the people who came up with all those elaborate theories about what was going to happen being butthurt that they were wrong.
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« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2017, 05:17:35 AM »
I wonder if some of the hate is the people who came up with all those elaborate theories about what was going to happen being butthurt that they were wrong.


I definitely think Episode VIII operates outside of the structure of what Star Wars fans have come to know.  It starts to set things up in ways we have seen before and just when you think you know where it's going....something else happens.  For me personally, I think a re-watch could benefit me greatly in softening up my initial negative reactions to certain outcomes.  I do want to re-iterate that I still would never call this a bad movie, I think it is quite good. Maybe it was more to process then previous installments that left me feeling the way I did. 
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2017, 07:35:09 AM »
I need to know if this is real

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« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2017, 08:47:17 AM »
I need to know if this is real

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2017, 04:25:23 AM »
Went 7 PM Thursday and had a ton of fun.  As much as I don't always want to go to crowded showings, this was one that was more fun that way.  There was one goofball that was yelling and carrying on during any "markout" moment, which was entertaining for the first half of the movie but seemed attention seeking by the end.

Not exactly where I expected the story to go so curious what the plan for Episode IX will be.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2017, 09:07:22 AM »
Prob my favorite Star Wars movie

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« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2017, 08:44:52 AM »
I need to know if this is real

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I enjoyed the movie (not near as much as Force Awakens), but this scene was the biggest “are you shitting me?” Moment of the movie. I get that The Force is badass... but, c’mon.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2017, 12:07:43 AM »
I guess my biggest problem was

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Who the fuck was Snoke? I got a very big prequel Darth Tyrannus feel from him. A powerful baddie that ends up doing nothing except showing how far Anakin/Kylo have fallen to the darkside.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2017, 06:07:10 AM »
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I hated this movie.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2017, 09:14:20 AM »
I kind of walked out of it thinking "eh. it was okay". Maybe that's because I'm so used to the tried and true Star Wars formula. Maybe that's why I liked Force Awakens so much because it was a copy of A New Hope and made me feel all warm, fuzzy and safe. However my wife, who is just as big of a Star Wars fan as me, really liked the movie. To each their own I guess.

I really liked Rogue One though, but that also might be because I have serious hots for the lead actress.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2017, 09:23:17 AM »
I guess my biggest problem was

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Who the fuck was Snoke? I got a very big prequel Darth Tyrannus feel from him. A powerful baddie that ends up doing nothing except showing how far Anakin/Kylo have fallen to the darkside.


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Same, i was hoping to a massive, i am Luke and Leias bastard inbred offspring kind of reveal, but nothing.  Just meh lets kill him for no reason.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2017, 10:47:22 AM »
I realized over time that I detested the Force Awakens for a host of reasons. Seeing this on Wednesday.

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« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2017, 12:07:06 PM »
TFA was enjoyable, but it in retrospect it felt like JJ Abrams was basically giving fans the movie they wanted from the prequels.  It was A New Hope with new characters.  TLJ felt like an effort to do the opposite, to get away from the ESB formula.  A lot of the decisions and turns seemed to be made to differentiate itself and set up something different for the trilogy's conclusion. 
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2017, 12:19:03 PM »
Bloated as hell, but about 60% of this was great. Still way better than Force Awakens for going way outside the box, trying a lot of crazy shit, and landing quite a bit of it.