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Lit SOLO: A Star Wars Story (untagged spoilers allowed)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Matthew Trias

    Matthew Trias Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    IIRC, it also cost a 100 million to market.

    So, 350 million. If it makes 400 million worldwide that's "only" 50 million in profit. If even. And corporations like Disney don't like that.

    They're looking to make 100s of millions.

    And no. Solo did not seem like a sure bet.

    [​IMG]

    //shameless reference to comments I made in another thread//
     
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  2. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    I think people are overestimating whether it actually would have been watchable or interesting to see a guy do a Harrison Ford impression for two hours instead of just acting.
    The Empire runs Kessel, now - it seems they showed up to quell the slave Rebellion, and never left. Furthermore, Rey knows it because after Han is a galactic hero these kind of stories would probably tend to circulate.
     
  3. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Having played the entirety of Batman: The Telltale Series, Ingruber does a GREAT Joker without it being an impression of Hamill, Romero, Ledger, or Nicholson.
    This doesn't explain how Han seriously expected anyone to know circa ANH, when he was not a galactic hero yet.
     
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  4. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    Wait is Ingruber Telltale's Joker?
     
  5. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yes. He didn't inherit the role of that Star Wars actor who originated this thread's character, but he inherited a great role of another fine Star Wars actor. :luke:
     
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  6. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh nice! He is an amazing Joker. Like you said, he is not just doing an impression.
     
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  7. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    Oh, for sure, I'm just making the point that once you've decided replicating Ford isn't the most important thing, Ingruber is no longer automatically the best candidate.
    Because Han is infamous in the underworld and that's all anyone in Mos Eisley cantina are.
     
  8. Jedi Princess

    Jedi Princess Jedi Master star 3

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    Han's been bragging about it for ten years by that point. Also, the one whole time we see him do it, it doesn't work, so he's already wrong in the text itself about how many people know about it.
     
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  9. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Knight star 3

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    In one of the recent issues of the main Star Wars comic series, there is a guy who heard about it, so Han's efforts weren't completely pointless :)
     
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  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Tag & Bink might not have made it to the final cut of the film, but they are in The Official Guide. Check the index page!
     
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  11. masterskywalker

    masterskywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So were people plotzing at all the EU references in Solo? :p I quite enjoy the movie overall, I thought it was a fun adventure.
     
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  12. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    I honestly liked it the most out of the 4 Star Wars movies Disney has released so far. The plot was smooth, fresh and unpredictable (-
    also entertaining). The characters were great and multi-dimensional. Lando was a BOSS. It felt like Star Wars and didn’t copy the originals or go the opposite end and be completely different like TLJ (even though I liked TLJ). I am deeply distressed that others don’t feel the way I feel about this movie. This should’ve been a home-run and instead it’s hemorraging money. I don’t get it. This is a classic and should be reveled like Rogue One was.
     
  13. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Master star 4

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    All this talk about Ingruber this, and Ingruber that, and I'm just loving Alden's performance. Ah well.
     
  14. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Saw the movie second time and enjoyed it even more than the first time. Now that I know the story, I could concentrate on all the background characters and little details spread throughout the movie, and I love all the old EU references.

    So far, the anthology movies are 2 out of 2 for me. Enjoyed both Solo and RO way more than the ST movies. I feel like the anthology movies are made more with the old school and hardcore fans in mind, while the ST is there to create a new generation of fans.
     
  15. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    One thing I love about this izzat it's a full on right in the middle of the Dark Times era, actually I can't think of many new canon materiels that land right at the 10 years in mark. Haven't read Catalyst yet but I think that might be one.
     
  16. Darth_Voider

    Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Do you mean Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel? Then no, that one takes place from 21 to 17 BBY.

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  17. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Padawan star 2

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    "A New Dawn" is a little closer to the mark, isn't it?
     
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  18. Darth_Voider

    Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yes, that one is in 11 BBY.

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  19. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Well after all that time saying I won’t see it, I went and saw it :oops:

    It was cheap at the Storyhouse in Chester and it was virtually an empty screening, so I thought why not ....

    Anyway what did I think of the movie, meh, while I didn’t hate it, I didn’t love it.
    As a movie it went on a bit to long, they could’ve cut 30 minutes from the movie and it would’ve been fine and there was some real WTF (not in a good way) moments like playing the Imperial march and Maul’s appearance and for some reason his decision to get out his Lightsaber in a hologram message [face_laugh]
    Though Lando’s character trashing was awful.

    Alden wasn’t bad. I mean he wasn’t Han Solo nor even a younger version but still not bad. The best supporting character got killed off way to quickly.

    Overall I didn’t need to see it and have no desire to see a sequel (which Maul’s apparence seems to indicate) and the AC Crispin Trilogy is a much better Han Solo Prequel story than this but yeah I won’t say it’s outright awful.

    5/10
     
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  20. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    And er, why was playing the Imperial March was a WTF moment?
     
  21. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    These are always fun

     
  22. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Because it was an out of universe movie theme being played in universe.

    Maybe we could have a deleted scene of Vader in ESB, look off screen when it plays say “quiet now I’m about to talk to Veers and Ozzel” [face_dunno]
     
  23. AndrewPascoe

    AndrewPascoe Jedi Master star 4

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    I dunno. I don’t think you can get more propaganda-ish than the Imperial March. It works in universe. It’s the sort of tune you’d expect a marching band to play.
     
  24. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    It also has a long pre-Solo history in both Legends and newcanon:

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Imperial_March_(Martial_music)
     
  25. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Not to mention that it was clearly used IU in Rebels before, so even in canon, it's not a first.