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Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 3:20pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story

I don’t think Solo is a particularly good movie but much better than TLJ and TFR which were pathetic (esp TLJ) but not as good as Rogue One. Very bland and just barely decent, but at it has a plot and semi-believable characters. I haven’t paid to see Star Wars movies sincethe Farce Awakens (which i regretted) and this certainly didn’t convince me to fork over anything to the folks at Disney. The franchise is done IMO.
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Mon, Sep 3, 2018, 9:09pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I know this report was due a year ago, but, my dog ate it and i had to write the whole thing over :>)

Wow, TLJ was stupendously bad IMO. I barely know where to start.
What was done to the Luke Skywalker character was shameful. Luke, the hero of the franchise turned into an old, apathetic, depressed (and depressing) hermit. Wtf? The scene where he milks the alien seal? Wtf, indeed. Obviously someone has an evil agenda destroying Luke for us. What's that? It's no evil agenda? Oh then it's what, 3rd grade writing?
Instead of the ridiculously stupid Mary Poppins scene they could have let Leia die in the vacuum of space. Firstly, it's more dignified, but i mainly say it because CF (RIP) is no longer with us. If you need some tragedy to make it 'dark and gritty' then why not get rid of a character that you can no longer have? Instead we are treated to that idiotic scene. Plus the sudden abilty for her to use the force after so many years, duh.
The casino/arms dealer scene is so pointless other than to sledgehammer the audience with the message: arms dealers and gambling (and other vices) are bad. i also do not like arms dealers and gambling but somehow i think a 3rd grader could have done a better job portraying that concept. I'd add that parking your spaceship somewhere stupid is just another of the many character decisions that caused me a facepalm but actually the whole subplot is worthless to the story.
As is the Rose/Finn subplot. Completely worthless to the story.
Snoke is dead! Omg he was such a well developed character that i'm so sad to see him die. At Kylo Ren's hands too, because Kylo is such a badass (he almost beat up on Mary Sue, oops i mean Rey.)
The whole Poe vs vice admiral pink hair ( Holdo, i looked it up) is another subplot of stupidity. Neither of those characters can do anything right. I'm all for strong female characters (like Leia before TFA), but Holdo isn't a strong female in my opinion, she's a dummy. Too bad, there was some potential there.
Ok, how bout the main plot? Hmm, what was it anyway? It was such a strong, well constructed story that i can barely remember what it was. Oh yeah, it was the really original Rebels vs the empire (uh i mean Nazis, oh wait no, i mean First Odor.) Basically written like an episode of keystone cops in space, two completely inept forces fighting for something or other.
It was funny to see that all the plot hole of TFA that the apologists said would be addressed in TLJ went unresolved. Oops. Maybe next movie, just plunk another $10 down to finally see where all the loose ends went. Oh wait, more plot holes (canyons) next episode, well, wait for the next trilogy, and another $30 and you will get your answers, maybe. Hahaha
I could go on and on but it's been well stated by David Ryan 2/25/18, Peter G 1/17/18, JPaul 1/8/18, Jason R. 12/19/17, and Dixie 12/16/17. I'm mostly repeating what was already posted. This movie was crap, if you saw it completely isolated from the canon it would make absoluely no sense at all, even knowing the whole story it makes little sense. I didn't think anyone could bottom out JJ (whom i call the legacy killer after he destroyed my 3 favorite childhood franchises, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, and Star Wars) but RJ turns out some real no talent crap. All IMO.
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Wed, Feb 21, 2018, 8:12pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S3: Rise

I have to say that I found the final scene with Neelix and Tuvok humorous, with Tuvok trying to get the last word. It always makes me giggle.
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Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 4:12am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I just finished watching RO and i'm a tiny bit surprised to see so many negative comments about it here (tiny bit because not much surprises me on the interwebs any more.)

@Real Ric - hey thanks for the insult, don't see much of that in these great forums. I'm neither deluding mysely, nor am i desparate, i just like to watch sf movies.

IMO this was a rather good movie. Firstly,it has a strong plot. Mostly decent dialog. Not too much cheese excepting the scene where scientist Galen dies in his daughter's arms (wow, that's original.) Now, about characterization- for me these characters were not "flat", nor were they the deepest characters i've ever seen. Some of them have good backstory, i know who they are and why they are. Some characters have no backstory but still they work well in the totality of the movie. As an example- when the blind monk and long haired guy with the tank on his back show up i know what they are ( kick ass fighters and friends.) This is apparent to me. I don't need a long intro and i don't need to see them evolve that much because the whole movie after the choppy intro moves along in a short time span. What is it- a couple of days time? When the monk dies hand in hand with his friend it's obvious these guys were tight for years. Nothing "flat" about that. I guess you could say the characters in TFA were deep, but i surely would not. They were barely believable characatures to me.
I also was happy to not see any "mary sue" bs like in The Farce Awakens.
As for the spiritual tone of Jedha, it's called "the Holy City" FFS.
The cgi GM Tarkenton- lucky for me i had no idea Cushing was dead so i wasn't analysing his face (and to be fair my vision isn't that great, perhaps if it was i'd have a reason to complain.) The cgi Princess Leiah (sp?)- ok that was off.
People are saying it didn't have a high "fun factor". Oh heck, i had no idea every story told needs to have a high "fun factor" to be good. I'll take the dark gritty RO over the ridiculousness of JJB, BB8, the prequels and such. I don't need everything i watch to be warm and fuzzy. Btw, i'm not at all into war movies yet i liked this, that says something to me. I'm seeing comments on Disney's influence, hmm, i'm no fan of Disney at all, and i've never seen a Disney movie where all the good guys (ok, most of) die in the end. As for the ending not fitting the beginning of ANH- i think it fits ok, good enough.
A whole bunch of disparate people all sacrificing their lives for a noble cause could turn into a cheeseball easily, whereas this hit home for me.
No, not the greatest movie ( i agree it looks a bit rushed in places) but a solid one, significantly better than the last one in the SW series, and better than the prequels. Sure, there a few moments that need a large suspension of disbelief but it's science fiction/fantasy.
I saw ANH at least 10 times in 1977 and about 30 times since. I've seen all the others except TFA ( 2 times) at least 10 times each ( vol 1-3 got old.) 8/10 or 3 stars np. RO worked for me. My 2¢

Great site Jammer!
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Sun, May 15, 2016, 3:18am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S6: True Q

Random question that no one seemed to address yet. Amanda seemed to like Beverly so why not bring her husband back (I would SO ignore the med lab conversation cuz Beverly is just a mere human and has mental/emotional limits) before she disappeared? Just seemed like it would of been a nice thing to do more so then a "Gotta go...Bye" type attitude. You know or maybe ask anyone if they need/want anything before she goes?
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