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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, December 20, 2019) Movie • Page 439

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Jason Tate, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    It is
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  2. Surfwax

    bring on the major leagues

    super 8 rules and at least the first half of TFA is great
  3. [​IMG]
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  4. JeanRalphio

    Regular Supporter

    The force awakens is great, not sure how it is suddenly a shit movie
  5. oakhurst


    TFA is the best of the sequel trilogy. Harrison Ford as Han Solo >
  6. Brother Beck

    Trusted Supporter

    The Rise of Skywalker being so fucking horrible and completely shitting the bed in the story department and wasting awesome characters retroactively hurts both of the previous films in the trilogy, but moreso TFA than TLJ in my opinion. TFA is still pretty great and super fun to watch, but it did feel like setup for later greater things to come which ultimately never materialized, and knowing that they never even bothered to come up with a satisfying story really ruins JJ Abram's whole mystery box approach. TLJ is a damn masterpiece and just stands better on it's own as a film by itself.
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  7. EntryLevelDave

    "I Would Do Anything For Love" Slaps. Supporter

    That’s all JJ is good for is set up. He’s admitted his strength is in building new curiosities, not satisfying them.
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  8. Furry Werthers


    Yeah, TFA is just fine, it's *enjoyable* enough, it just rings as much more hollow on rewatches due to what came after. So many little mystery-boxes and characterizations that you know will just... sputter out. Damn shame.
  9. Matt

    the bones are their money, so are the worms Prestigious

    this was a shocking take to me at first but I might agree. MI2 has entered "so bad that it's actually good" territory for me
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  10. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

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  11. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    got my own hell to raise Platinum

  12. oncenowagain

    I love a good place to hide in plain sight Prestigious

  13. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

  14. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

  15. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    It's both, there was no overarching plan to start so that was the first problem, and then when they fired Trevorrow they also threw out his screenplay (which was obviously leagues better than what we wound up getting), which they never should have done.

    If JJ had directed a version of Trevorrow's screenplay that was changed solely to account for Carrie's passing, then IX would've been a good movie imo
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  16. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    make fun of it all you want, but 9 year old me fucking loved this fight scene
  17. I participated in the online code cracking game. :crylaugh:
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  18. tdlyon

    Pawnee Forever Supporter

    God, fuck this dude. I'm literally starting to get to that point with him just because of how he handled the new trilogy after his first
  19. it still rocks
  20. Kyle Max

    Trusted Supporter

    Definition of a popcorn movie (MI:2)
  21. FlayedManOfSF


    This thread, much like Palpatine himself, has been kept alive long past its natural lifespan purely through hate. It's like poetry. It rhymes.
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