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Saga Post something positive about a SW film you're not fond of -

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Intergalactic Lawman, Dec 12, 2020.

  1. Saga_Symphony

    Saga_Symphony Force Ghost star 4

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    TLJ: I actually like some of the aesthetic of Canto Bight. Some of the alien designs weren't great, but I like the idea of doing a fancy party as a spin on the classic cantina scene, rather than doing just another cantina scene like TFA did.
     
  2. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Force Ghost star 5

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    I too thought that the idea of a casino as a setting was pretty great. But yeah the alien designs could've been a whole lot better.
     
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  3. The Emotional Jedi

    The Emotional Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    TLJ: I like the small reunion between Luke and Leia, and the moment when he kisses her head.
    TROS: I like the special effects.
     
  4. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Chosen One star 10

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    Attack of the Clones has a fantastic soundtrack. And I love that they filmed Naboo in a town where my mother and I stayed on my first trip to Italy, so I think fondly of Lake Como every time I watch the movie.
     
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  5. Wild Bantha Chase

    Wild Bantha Chase Jedi Youngling

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    Not a huge fan of TPM but I think the location sets were well-done. Seeing Coruscant, the Gungan underwater world was nice. And the final battle with Maul with dual of the fates playing was atmospheric.
     
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  6. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Chosen One star 10

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    I loved Otoh Gunga and the contrast of getting to see Coruscant after reading so much about it.
     
  7. Cheebo86

    Cheebo86 Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    All the Palpatine Exegol scenes in TROS are enjoyable. McDiarmid is going full McDiarmid and Exegol is a really fun memorable setting.
     
  8. The Emotional Jedi

    The Emotional Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    I like the score of all three Sequel films.
     
  9. godisawesome

    godisawesome Skywalker Saga Undersheriff star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Considering how much that entire thing was a rush job to replace the Big Bad set-up from TLJ, going heavy into pseudo-gothic horror for him was a great idea. And yeah, McDiarmid is selling the idea better than anyone.

    Honestly, of Kylo just died from the stab wound, I probably would have been fine with the film as a finale to Rey’s story. Skywalker Saga stuff was screwed anyways.
     
  10. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

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    Old Jedi Master Luke’s design in the sequels is perfect. I always thought how funny it was EU depictions of a 40s-50s Luke just looked like a young Luke still. But the mullet and beard combo was very Obi-Wan mixed with Anakin-like. A perfect combo for someone with relations to both.
     
  11. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Here is one. Rian Johnson fundamentally understood Darth Sidious (despite not using the character in his film) far better than Abrams did, despite his film focusing on the character.

    Simply having the "history lesson" in TLJ use the name Darth Sidious reveals that Rian Johnson recognized that a Sith Lord's name was their true identity and that "Palpatine" was simply used by the former Sheev Palpatine as a public cover much the same that the public were shown "Count Dooku" but Sidious only identified him by his Sith name. The same way that "Anakin Skywalker" was replaced by Darth Vader. To have Sidious finally publicly "out" himself to the entire galaxy as a Sith with intent to rule a Sith Empire, but only refer to himself as his former self, missed the point, entirely. But this is a praise post. The Last Jedi got this detail right.
     
  12. TaradosGon

    TaradosGon Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bottom 5 films (not including the TCW film):

    Solo: I actually think the cast was perfectly fine and I would have had zero problem with Alden continuing on as Han.

    TPM: Best soundtrack

    AOTC: Handled evil Anakin better than RotS.

    TLJ: The bombing of the Dreadnaught and Paige's sacrifice was a great sequence.

    RoS: I thought the "Citizens' Fleet" was cool. And Ian McDiarmid is always great.
     
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  13. Ackbar's Fishsticks

    Ackbar's Fishsticks Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    TFA: much as I dislike the concept of "thoroughly undo every aspect of the happy ending in ROTJ," I really do like the fact that it pushed the older generation into the background and made it clear this was somebody else's story now. It's what should have happened in the old expanded universe but never did because the rule was Luke, Leia, and Han weren't allowed to die, and it ended up stunting the next generation and, by extension, the universe something fierce. I'm also completely fine with all three of the new lead characters, and their actors.

    TLJ: Rey's "origin" story being that she's a nobody from nowhere was great. So was Kylo Ren's endgame of killing the Dark Lord only to become the next Dark Lord instead of going back to the light side. It really was the best way of taking their Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader archetypes and telling a different story with them (while also killing off Supreme Leader Snoke, who was never going to be anything but a poor man's Emperor Palpatine anyway). DJ, similarly, is a solid way of taking the "scoundrel with a heart of gold" archetype embodied by Han and Lando and turning it on its head. Not all these things were executed all that well, but all the ideas are sound.

    TROS: ... so naturally, TROS undoes all of that. Look, what do you want me to say. Sorry, but I got nothing for TROS. It was and remains by far the worst movie in a franchise that literally gave us Jar Jar Binks.
     
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