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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:55 pm
by Corsair
Haters gonna hate.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:19 pm
by Phantom Phenom
STAR WARS 8 villain Snoke will be revealed in his throne room in The Last Jedi.

Episode 8 will finally give fans their first proper look at the First Order leader.

The mysterious creature behind the hologram is expected to be revealed in all his splendour in the magnificent throne room on board his Mega Star Destroyer.

Official images were leaked recently and immediately taken down, but a new toy on Amazon Spain has shown Snoke in his ornate golden robes next to a red-robed Praetorian guard.

This Star Wars image also proves once and for all that Snoke can not possibly be human. The image also seems to reveal a huge clue about a major battle in his throne room.

The Hasbro toy is listed on Amazon Spain as a "Star Wars 8 set flagship."

The entire impressive construction shows a cross-section of the Mega Star Destroyer with Snoke's throne room at the top and then some kind of command deck, a lift and other rooms.

All Star Wars toys and merchandise generally tie closely to the movies so the fact that three major characters are shown fighting First Order troops it a massive teaser that this will happen in The Last Jedi.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:24 pm
by Phantom Phenom
"Kylo Ren’s lightsaber will introduce new sound effects in the movie.”

Kylo's weapon is known to be unstable and many reports believe he is seeking a missing kyber crystal shard from Darth Vader's blade. A new sound

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:28 pm
by Phantom Phenom
"Action shots of the Praetorian Guards as they attack someone off screen. They will all have their own type of weapon, some of which will shoot a lightsaberesque beam.”

After Palpatine’s rather decorative Imperial Guard, fans will be thrilled to see a much more dynamic and dangerous role for Snoke’s red-clad elite personal guard.

These guards have been shown in the Entertainment Weekly feature and each one has unique armour and weapons. There are expected to be six of them, with two directly flanking Snoke when he is seated in state in his throne room.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:31 pm
by Phantom Phenom

Re: Star Wars: Episode VIII 

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:48 am
by mightyleemoon
Swashy wrote:
Corsair wrote:Actually, Anakin brought balance to the force when the Jedi were hunted down and killed.

Before Anakin went dark, there were multitudes of Jedi and almost no Sith. By the mass hunting and death of Jedi, Anakin brought balance. Just not the way we thought.


I guess I never thought of it that way. I suppose in literal terms with Kenobi and Yoda being the two survivors of the Jedi lineage and Sideous and Vader being the two Sith it would make sense. I must confess that I didn't care much for The Force Awakens. It wasn't a bad movie but in A New Hope Luke couldn't even defend himself blindfolded against a probe shooting lasers at him. Yet Rey is this magnificent prodigy capable of bettering the Sith without even really knowing what the force is.

Because of this I can't take Kylo Ren seriously as an antagonist.


This is a fun read:

http://imgur.com/gallery/7EhqwbF

Re: Star Wars: Episode VIII 

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:59 am
by uscbucsfan
mightyleemoon wrote:
Swashy wrote:
I guess I never thought of it that way. I suppose in literal terms with Kenobi and Yoda being the two survivors of the Jedi lineage and Sideous and Vader being the two Sith it would make sense. I must confess that I didn't care much for The Force Awakens. It wasn't a bad movie but in A New Hope Luke couldn't even defend himself blindfolded against a probe shooting lasers at him. Yet Rey is this magnificent prodigy capable of bettering the Sith without even really knowing what the force is.

Because of this I can't take Kylo Ren seriously as an antagonist.


This is a fun read:

http://imgur.com/gallery/7EhqwbF

It was, thanks.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:13 pm
by Phantom Phenom
J.J. ABRAMS TO WRITE AND DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:12 am
by terrytate
Phantom Phenom wrote:J.J. ABRAMS TO WRITE AND DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE IX



And the world collectively groans.

Re: Star Wars: Episode VIII 

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:19 am
by terrytate
mightyleemoon wrote:
Swashy wrote:
I guess I never thought of it that way. I suppose in literal terms with Kenobi and Yoda being the two survivors of the Jedi lineage and Sideous and Vader being the two Sith it would make sense. I must confess that I didn't care much for The Force Awakens. It wasn't a bad movie but in A New Hope Luke couldn't even defend himself blindfolded against a probe shooting lasers at him. Yet Rey is this magnificent prodigy capable of bettering the Sith without even really knowing what the force is.

Because of this I can't take Kylo Ren seriously as an antagonist.


This is a fun read:

http://imgur.com/gallery/7EhqwbF



I said the same thing about that bowcaster. That thing would have knocked over an AT-AT but Ren just rubbed some dirt on the wound and manned up.

However, it doesn't explain how Rey was able to instinctively throw a Jedi mind trick on Daniel Craig. Luke was supposed to be at least as much of a prodigy as Rey, yet he couldn't do that for three movies and untold amounts of offscreen training.

The simplest answer is the one I've been saying all along, Abrams is a hack who never respected previous works in an IP, he just throws crap at a very shiny wall and sees what sticks. He's Micheal Bay with better PR, or Zach Snyder.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:22 am
by MJW
Phantom Phenom wrote:J.J. ABRAMS TO WRITE AND DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE IX


Along with Donald Trump and Sergio Dipp, another blow against my theory that America is kind of a meritocracy.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:27 am
by Teitan
Glad to have JJ back

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:46 am
by MJW
Teitan wrote:Glad to have JJ back


No flamin' here...honest question: Why?

What about VII did he do that was at all inspired, or visionary, or compelling? Seriously, what?

He got handed the keys to the most iconic franchise in the history of media...an unlimited budget...the chance to work with pretty much anyone he wanted in Hollywood...and he delivered a perfectly workmanlike sci fi movie that leaned heavily on the affection it hadn't earned. I'm not even going to get into the remake stuff. Let's put that off to the side. There were some cool visuals. The actors (except for half-asleep Harrison and the late Ms. Fisher) went all-out. The FX were top notch, as they should be.

But honestly that movie felt like they just kind of filmed the storyboards. You maybe don't want the director to get in the way too much with a property like that. But where was the style? James Gunn, the Russos, Christopher Nolan, Rian Johnson (as I think we'll soon see)...I'd know if I was watching one of their movies. Anyone could have done with Abrams did with VII and nobody would know the difference.

Re: Star Wars: Episode VIII 

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:59 am
by mightyleemoon
terrytate wrote:
mightyleemoon wrote:
This is a fun read:

http://imgur.com/gallery/7EhqwbF



I said the same thing about that bowcaster. That thing would have knocked over an AT-AT but Ren just rubbed some dirt on the wound and manned up.

However, it doesn't explain how Rey was able to instinctively throw a Jedi mind trick on Daniel Craig. Luke was supposed to be at least as much of a prodigy as Rey, yet he couldn't do that for three movies and untold amounts of offscreen training.

The simplest answer is the one I've been saying all along, Abrams is a hack who never respected previous works in an IP, he just throws crap at a very shiny wall and sees what sticks. He's Micheal Bay with better PR, or Zach Snyder.


I dunno. I just look at it as natural ability. I just assumed Rey has a higher natural ability with the mind trick thing than Luke. Or, said another way, perhaps you CAN't COACH THAT!

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:03 am
by mightyleemoon
MJW wrote:
Teitan wrote:Glad to have JJ back


No flamin' here...honest question: Why?


I know it's impossible for you to see it. But, a whole **** ton of people just enjoyed the hell out of TFA. For a lot of us, the movie had all kinds of nostalgia, it sounded amazing, it looked amazing, and it did move a story along and brought us some great new characters.

Sure, it's hip and trendy to just hate the **** out of everything. But, some of us walked into that movie just hoping for a good time watching Star Wars stuff. And, for a lot of us, that's exactly what we got.

You should learn to be okay with that.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:25 am
by Teitan
mightyleemoon wrote:
MJW wrote:
No flamin' here...honest question: Why?


I know it's impossible for you to see it. But, a whole **** ton of people just enjoyed the hell out of TFA. For a lot of us, the movie had all kinds of nostalgia, it sounded amazing, it looked amazing, and it did move a story along and brought us some great new characters.

Sure, it's hip and trendy to just hate the **** out of everything. But, some of us walked into that movie just hoping for a good time watching Star Wars stuff. And, for a lot of us, that's exactly what we got.

You should learn to be okay with that.



Pretty much this. I can't help that you expected a SEQUEL to be the most original thing ever. It was flawless other than being similar to ANH. Which I get, play on nostalgia, introduce younger audience.. etc.

Now they are free to do anything.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:53 pm
by Corsair
Why do people argue with MJW over Star Wars?

We know MJW is a hater of this franchise and always has been. Doesn't bring anything to the conversation except hate on this subject.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:09 pm
by Mountaineer Buc
Star Trek is better.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:16 pm
by uscbucsfan
Mountaineer Buc wrote:Star Trek is better.


JJ Abrams benefits either way.

Star Trek is the nerdy boring version of Star Wars.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:26 am
by MJW
mightyleemoon wrote:
MJW wrote:
No flamin' here...honest question: Why?


I know it's impossible for you to see it. But, a whole **** ton of people just enjoyed the hell out of TFA. For a lot of us, the movie had all kinds of nostalgia, it sounded amazing, it looked amazing, and it did move a story along and brought us some great new characters.


Okay...so what about JJ Abrams direction do you credit any of that for? That's kind of my question. What did he do that movie that any semi-competent director couldn't have done just as well? Shoot, I enjoyed the heck out of "Hooper" but I'm not going to act like Hal Needham was a good director.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:27 am
by MJW
uscbucsfan wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:Star Trek is better.


JJ Abrams benefits either way.

Star Trek is the nerdy boring version of Star Wars.


In the same sense books are the nerdy boring version of cartoons, sure.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:55 am
by mightyleemoon
MJW wrote:
mightyleemoon wrote:
I know it's impossible for you to see it. But, a whole **** ton of people just enjoyed the hell out of TFA. For a lot of us, the movie had all kinds of nostalgia, it sounded amazing, it looked amazing, and it did move a story along and brought us some great new characters.


Okay...so what about JJ Abrams direction do you credit any of that for? That's kind of my question. What did he do that movie that any semi-competent director couldn't have done just as well? Shoot, I enjoyed the heck out of "Hooper" but I'm not going to act like Hal Needham was a good director.


I don't know what Hooper is or who Hal Needham is. I credit JJ for directing a movie that I thoroughly enjoy. I wasn't on set so I couldn't tell you everything he was specifically responsible for other than he was the director of a movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. So, my guess is he at least played some part in that and therefor I don't see it as a bad thing that he'll be directing IX. But, you do. How about you tell us, specifically, the decisions he made that ruined the movie for you and why you think he's such a bad choice for IX.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:10 am
by Teitan
I personally appreciated his passion for the project. Bringing back live sets, props, puppets, and the works. He could have easily **** out a CGI-fest like the prequels.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:16 am
by Rocker
Teitan wrote:I personally appreciated his passion for the project. Bringing back live sets, props, puppets, and the works. He could have easily **** out a CGI-fest like the prequels.


This.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:15 pm
by terrytate
Teitan wrote:I personally appreciated his passion for the project. Bringing back live sets, props, puppets, and the works. He could have easily **** out a CGI-fest like the prequels.


True, I'd have no problem with him doing the effects as long as someone competent was handling the story and directing.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:13 pm
by mightyleemoon
terrytate wrote:
Teitan wrote:I personally appreciated his passion for the project. Bringing back live sets, props, puppets, and the works. He could have easily **** out a CGI-fest like the prequels.


True, I'd have no problem with him doing the effects as long as someone competent was handling the story and directing.


I thought the story was written by him and Lawrence Kasdan after they kicked that Toy Story guy off it.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:29 am
by Crocaneers
Mrs. Croc just surprised me with advance reserved seats for 730PM Thursday show.....


Who's going to the premier ?

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:03 pm
by Buc2
Crocaneers wrote:Mrs. Croc just surprised me with advance reserved seats for 730PM Thursday show.....


Who's going to the premier ?

Not me. I prefer not to deal with huge crowds in a movie theatre. I'll probably wait to see this in 2-3 weeks.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:16 pm
by Bootz2004
Saw it last night on a bootleg copy. Meh.

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII :The Last Jedi

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:11 pm
by The Outsider
We don't have a Trek thread so I'll put this here. Anyone else hear that Tarantino is going to do an R rated Trek movie. Patrick Stewart already said he may reprise his role if asked.

I think the writer is initially rumored to be the guy who wrote Revenant.