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In Topic: Soylo: A Soy Wars Story

10 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

he's so ugly and hot

In Topic: Soylo: A Soy Wars Story

26 December 2017 - 08:01 AM

Star Wars has never featured hard science, good acting, or dialogue. It has always been ham-fisted writing and passable delivery, but we liked it because we were kids and it was fun. I get the gripes about characterization and the actual plot details (not the tedious plothole arguments based on Wookiepedia science), but to act like bad writing and acting is some departure from the Star Wars tradition is just absurd.


In any case, the dialogue is about as bad as any Disney/Marvel conglomerate production (or any George Lucas-written movie, for that matter), in that some of it is cringe-worthy borderline pandering gif-bait, but the acting is fine, considering a lot of the characters (Luke, Leia, Rey, and Kylo excluded) are not asked to do any emotional heavy lifting whatsoever (which is another issue altogether, but one that nobody really seems to be raising, because they're too concerned about how Disney nerfed Luke, or how space fuel doesn't work that way).

In Topic: Soylo: A Soy Wars Story

22 December 2017 - 08:41 AM

If nothing else this movie's aesthetic is really pleasing, there's a lot of color in it, and despite arguments to the contrary it's not some awful bleak grimdark Game of Thrones wannabe. There's nothing cynical about the movie. Yes it's about heroes/legends getting old and failing and dying but it's more Obi Wan or Anakin's death than it is like, Ned Stark or Robert Baratheon. Like if you're of the opinion that Star Wars should have just been left alone and the resolution of RotJ should have lived on in perpetuity then I totally agree with you, but capitalism demands that our nostalgia be plundered for all the wealth it can generate, and if Disney is going to bury the dead cat that is Star Wars in the Pet Sematary, I personally am counting my blessings that we got a pretty decent movie out of it this time around, but I guess mileage will vary.


I will say that the editing is a disaster. There's absolutely no reason a Star Wars movie should be two and a half hours. Too many characters with too much nothing to do.


My original stance on new Star Wars was similar to the TLJ backlash in that I thought the sudden restoration of the status quo between trilogies was undermining the story that Star Wars originally told but like, isn't the whole thing with the Force supposed to be about balance? Is balance supposed to be peace or more like a back-and-forth? I never understood how the good guys winning and the Dark Side i.e. an entire aspect of the Force's nature being eradicated at the end of the OT was "balance". If RotJ and RotS are inverses of each other then isn't it natural that it's only a matter of time before stuff gets dark again?

In Topic: Soylo: A Soy Wars Story

19 December 2017 - 06:38 AM

Kathleen Kennedy is just a nasty lady coming to destroy my dad and embarrass him for all the world to see, in the name of feminism.

In Topic: John Wick News and also Regular Movie/TV News Thread

18 December 2017 - 12:52 PM

The only way the Disney-Star Wars-Marvel-Fox syndicate could ever produce anything good is if they just put all of the things that would normally come from those four separate entities into just one movie so that there are like 75% fewer soulless formulaic superhero and Star Wars movies every year.