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Anyone excited for Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

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pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
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I'm trying to be, but...I'd be lying if I said that what I'm seeing hasn't underwhelmed me at least a little. I was perfectly willing to forgive The Force Awakens being a soft reboot of A New Hope, but everything here suggests that The Last Jedi is going to continue the tradition by being a soft reboot of The Empire Strikes Back, and that's got me totally turned off of it.
Sooz
They told me I was mad when I said I was going to create a spidertable. Who’s laughing now!!!
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Not excited, but planning to see it. Which is as close as I get to excited for a movie. :V

I've become super hype-averse.
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
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I think I'm done with Star Wars. So, no.
I'm done with Star Wars too. I had my doubts about how Disney would handle the franchise after The Force Awakens, and my suspicions were doubled down by Rogue One. Predictable. By the numbers. Just plain not interesting.
Frankly, these new movies are so lousy, they make Episodes I-III look "Not bad, actually" by comparison.
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
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I wasn't terribly excited when I heard Force Awakens was a thing, though, I did eventually see it on DVD or Blu-Ray. I kinda figured The Last Jedi would eventually be a thing, and that something similar would happen, and... well... here we are.

Probably the same thing for the inevitable Episode 9 as well.
Cap_H
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author=InfectionFiles
I think I'm done with Star Wars. So, no.
ESBY
extreme disappointment
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author=Marrend
I kinda figured The Last Jedi would eventually be a thing, and that something similar would happen, and... well... here we are.

Probably the same thing for the inevitable Episode 9 as well.
You do realise they announced the films as a trilogy, that The Last Jedi had been in production since the release of The Force Awakens, and that Episode 9 will come out on December 20, 2019.

Predicting that a trilogy will consist of three films is hardly the work of Nostradamus.
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
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Totally forgot about that! Oh well.
author=Dyhalto
Frankly, these new movies are so lousy, they make Episodes I-III look "Not bad, actually" by comparison.

I suggest you try watching I-III again then. (They are exceptionally bad)

And yes, I can't believe I am the first to say it, but I am excited to see The Last Jedi.

And even if it is a rehash of Empire, that's okay, because Empire was the best film.
I'd rather watch Force Awakens or Rogue One over any of the prequels, but I'd also take watching paint dry over the lot of them. Hell I enjoyed the start of TFA but at some point it totally crashes, iirc around Han to the Electrified Death Star?) I'm just gonna stick to watching the original trilogy if I ever feel like watching anything Star Wars because anything beyond those three range from mediocre to burning trash heap.
I’ll probably wait to go see it myself when it first comes out on video or something. I’m in no hurry to be the first one in line to go see it, so I don’t mind waiting a bit.

It’s not that I haven’t enjoyed the last couple of Star Wars movies, but they definitely pale in comparison to the original trilogy. But here’s hoping that The Last Jedi can do a good job and prove me wrong and maybe some good reception for the film might persuade me to go see it first in theaters instead. We’ll see.
The one novelty of the prequel trilogy is that it added to the Star Wars franchise. It introduced new characters, places and ideas, even if the movies themselves were debacles.

The new trilogy has nothing of the sort. It's all just recycled hash, and the lore it developed for itself is unbelievably stupid. After winning the war and destroying the Empire, the good guys are still hiding in underground bases and communicating secretly by code? Nobody knows the Millenium Falcon when they see it? Scattered remnants of the Empire are able to rally themselves into a universe-threatening force? Get fucking real.

Disney's take on Star Wars has put the franchise on par with Fast and the Furious. It's entertaining only on the most superficial level.
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
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Defeat the Empire? You mean just killing the Emperor and destroying a big space station, right? I find the existence of the First Order as not only plausible, but likely, even inevitable.

But here's the thing that is likely true - the greatest story set in that universe has already been told. The only thing I can think that could be greater is the end of the Force itself.

The original trilogy was about the tyranny of a galactic empire and the resistance. The next greatest story was KOTOR and the fallout of a Jedi civil war. KOTOR delved into a threat to the existence of the Force itself.

I am holding out hope for 2 things from Disney: a KOTOR standalone movie, and the rerelease of the unedited original trilogy.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
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A KOTOR trilogy. That's what would get me excited about Star Wars again. Battlefront and Battlefront II are horrible games made by horrible people. Star Wars movies are now made by committee. And sorry, Rogue One was a dumpster fire that offered no character development and literally every decision was made based on what the plot required instead of how the characters actually felt. There's almost no motivation and no reason to care about the characters. The only reason people like it more is that it wasn't cartoonish like the prequels (from a certain point of view), and in our modern culture, people erroneously equate gritty with good. Rogue One was Batman v. Superman quality storytelling.

Here is a video that perfectly explains how I feel about Rogue One.


Also, the prequel trilogy wasn't great, but Kentona, you're repeating a consistent pattern here that I see from you in other discussions about Star Wars, and I see that you jump on anybody that praises it, and I see a lot of that from a lot of people. I know you think these movies violated Star Wars somehow, but please don't take it out on the rest of us.
Like Dyhalto said, they were a debacle. Rogue One was enjoyable with some memorable characters and striking scenes.
Rogue One spoiler

You know what really bummed me out about Rogue One?
I'd been spoiled somewhat before hand. I knew that the team, all the heroes, were going to die. I also heard about this scene where Vader goes around killing rebels. Putting two and two together, I assumed there was going to be this awesome climactic sequence where Vader starts trashing the heroes, one by one. Donnie Yen vs Darth Vader? Shut up and take my money!

But as we all know, that wasn't the case :|. The heroes died in non-descript ways, and Vader killed a slew of non-descript rebels. A fabulous opportunity... squandered.
I thought 7 was ok, but it was really just a A New Hope remake which is understandable because that's hard to screw up, I like Kylo Ren as a villain. Rogue One is just shit.

At this point I think 8 will be the deciding factor if I care at all about the rest of the series. Because if they just do Empire Strikes Back all over again I'm gonna be pretty bored with what they're doing. That said I cover my eyes whenever theres a trailer of the film (AND DEAR GOD SIDE RANT CAN THEATRES STOP DOING DUMB INTERVIEWS WITH THE ACTORS AND SHOTS OF THE MOVIE ABOUT THE MOVIE IM ABOUT TO WATCH THANK YOU) so it's proof that I at least want to give it a clean chance zero spoilers treatment.
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
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If you can't enjoy what the prequels were then I feel sorry for you. Some people act like it raped the Trilogy.

pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32077
Dyhalto
Rogue One spoiler
You know what really bummed me out about Rogue One?
I'd been spoiled somewhat before hand. I knew that the team, all the heroes, were going to die. I also heard about this scene where Vader goes around killing rebels. Putting two and two together, I assumed there was going to be this awesome climactic sequence where Vader starts trashing the heroes, one by one. Donnie Yen vs Darth Vader? Shut up and take my money!

But as we all know, that wasn't the case :|. The heroes died in non-descript ways, and Vader killed a slew of non-descript rebels. A fabulous opportunity... squandered.

Horrible, bland, horribly written, no character development, no use of characters. Lucasfilm has mastered the art of telling but not showing. They tell us why these characters matter and why what they're doing matters, but they never show us.
Why was Jyn Erso a prisoner? Instead of showing us something interesting, they just gave her a bunch of edgelord lines...and then they don't even put the good ones in the freaking movie! The Death Star's weakness was its reactor? I heard that right? Didn't I? The highly explosive core that powers the Death Star is it's weakness because its necessarily highly explosive systems were vulnerable to exploding. Gotcha! The Death Star plans were hidden on...8-track? Not the choice I would have gone with. Also, movie promises us moral ambiguity and then gives us none. We're presented with characters in a way that suggests that they would slit their own mother's throats and then we never see them being morally ambiguous in the slightest. The closest they come to moral ambiguity is the dude being ordered to kill the ex-James Bond villain, and then not doing it because he's not morally ambiguous at all. Saw Guerrara is supposed to be a rebel parallel to Darth Vader, only he's not because the morally ambiguous rebels have completely disowned him, basically absolving the Rebels of any morally ambiguous responsibility and then we don't see him doing anything that morally challenges anyone! Again, we see him do something morally ambiguous to introduce him and then never does anything morally ambiguous again! The Prequels were better! They were better! They were better! Like the video said, I'd rather see a car crash than a bump in the road. At least you'll remember the car crash!


Darken
I thought 7 was ok, but it was really just a A New Hope remake which is understandable because that's hard to screw up, I like Kylo Ren as a villain. Rogue One is just shit.

At this point I think 8 will be the deciding factor if I care at all about the rest of the series. Because if they just do Empire Strikes Back all over again I'm gonna be pretty bored with what they're doing. That said I cover my eyes whenever theres a trailer of the film (AND DEAR GOD SIDE RANT CAN THEATRES STOP DOING DUMB INTERVIEWS WITH THE ACTORS AND SHOTS OF THE MOVIE ABOUT THE MOVIE IM ABOUT TO WATCH THANK YOU) so it's proof that I at least want to give it a clean chance zero spoilers treatment.

Yeah, this is exactly where I'm at. The Last Jedi is going to be what decides it for me.
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