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Published on May 23, 2018 By Tatiora In Life, the Universe and Everything

So, I'm a total Star Wars nerd and if it says Star Wars, I need to see it at least once. Anyone else hyped, or feeling especially "meh" about it?

I usually go see this stuff with my Dad, so it's always a good excuse to spend some time together - but this Friday I'm going to cut out and see Deadpool 2 instead of seeing Solo opening day. Chances are that no matter what I see this weekend, it's going to be insanely busy.

What about you guys?


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on May 23, 2018

Star Wars fan as well.

Not going.

on May 23, 2018

I will certainly see it at some point, but I very rarely go see movies on their opening weekend, I got that out of my system 40 years ago.

on May 24, 2018

Publius of NV

I will certainly see it at some point, but I very rarely go see movies on their opening weekend, I got that out of my system 40 years ago.

 

Hah, that's fair. Most times I'll avoid it, but I try to go early enough to dodge spoilers. When I used to work with kids, it was even worse - I'd almost have to see movies immediately or they'd just blurt out everything, lol. Not with malice, of course, but rather because they were excited and don't really understand the concept of leaving it to someone else's surprise.

on May 24, 2018

P-DEX

Star Wars fan as well.

Not going.

 

Trailer didn't do it for you, eh? I'm honestly a little leery myself.

on May 24, 2018

I have yet to see Avengers infinity war. Just saw justice legue the other day. A friend of mine pointed out the other day that Disney is ruining Star Wars. I will eventually see it probably.

on May 24, 2018

Maybe when it comes out on digital. I don't know yet.

on May 24, 2018

Anyone else hyped, or feeling especially "meh" about it?

I probably won't see it this weekend because of other commitments, but I am interested.  I feel that Rogue One is one of the best recent Star Wars movies, perhaps because it is less burdened by the characters and history of the previous films.  I think Solo has potential for the same reason, ie it's not on the main story arc.

on May 24, 2018

admiralWillyWilber

A friend of mine pointed out the other day that Disney is ruining Star Wars

Even more than Lucas did himself?  

on May 24, 2018

Well i would have to ask how did lucas ruin the movies. Im guessing you mean the prequils. While i think the phantom menace, and attack of the clones were closer to star wars were not ground breaking stuff like the first three. Most people didnt like revenge of the sith while i did  it was his attempt at modernising. One of JJ Abrams problems is he is not original. The first one was a lot like a new hope, while the second was in 2 parts the first was a combination of lukes training at dogabah mixes in with lukes capture in return of the jedi. While ending at hoth. Both movies had vader vs. Obi wons lightsaber scene from a new hope. I would like to see Abrams actually do something with star wars myself.

on May 24, 2018

I don't really care for any of the Disney sequels except for Rogue One.  I'll still see Solo, but I'm not hyped.  I miss George Lucas.

on May 24, 2018

admiralWillyWilber

Well i would have to ask how did lucas ruin the movies

Three words: Jar Jar Binks.  But I'm joking, I mostly agree with what you said.

on May 24, 2018

Not going.

maybe when it hits streaming services.

The Last Jedi broke SW for me.

on May 25, 2018

Publius of NV
Even more than Lucas did himself?  

I think the problem with Star Wars is we've wanted it to be high art like Lord of the Rings, but it has never aspired to that.  When I went to see The Force Awakens I sat through what must have been fifteen minutes of toy ads before the movie started!

 
on May 25, 2018

Victechnical

When I went to see The Force Awakens I sat through what must have been fifteen minutes of toy ads before the movie started!

And then the movie started....and guess what...it was/is a feature-length toy ad.

Why?

Because Lucas discovered decades ago where the REAL MONEY is....and sold the rest to Disney.

Yep, he kept the toy franchise.

I saw through the thinly veiled advertorial that was/is Star Wars pretending to be S/F around the time there was some BS land-speeder race that went for ages and had exactly zero plot reason - other than to promote a computer game.

on May 25, 2018



Quoting Victechnical,

When I went to see The Force Awakens I sat through what must have been fifteen minutes of toy ads before the movie started!



And then the movie started....and guess what...it was/is a feature-length toy ad.

Why?

Because Lucas discovered decades ago where the REAL MONEY is....and sold the rest to Disney.

Yep, he kept the toy franchise.

I saw through the thinly veiled advertorial that was/is Star Wars pretending to be S/F around the time there was some BS land-speeder race that went for ages and had exactly zero plot reason - other than to promote a computer game.