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Phaedrus

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#486580 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 06 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

Yes, I realize alternate history has been around since, well, history. It's not the genre that is concerning but rather the subject matter. And the circumstances surrounding the development of it. I know they think they're being topical and trendy by creating a controversial show, but having a couple of white dudes (who already are sexist/misogynist in their writing, might as well add racist to the mix) create a story that is more or less a white supremacist's wet dream is just not cool, no matter how you spin it.

Do I think they will do the same sort of thing with the Star Wars brand? No, and Disney would pull the plug on them faster than you can say "Mickey Mouse" if they did. But they are proven to be problematic in their writing and direction, and Star Wars really doesn't need their particular brand of 'shock factor'in its cinematic universe.

Speaking of cinematic universes, SW is going to get too big. I guess we should have seen this coming the second ol' George cashed his cheque, but I had hope Star Wars wasn't gonna go the Marvel route. But with Solo coming out this year, episode IX coming next, Johnson's trilogy and now however many movies these jabronis are gonna make... the forecast is cloudy with a chance of Star Wars for the restof eternity. And it doesn't look good.


#486576 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 06 February 2018 - 04:15 PM

I mean, they're also the same guys making that god-awful 'alternate history' Civil War crap. You know, white guys making their own fan fiction about "what if we could still have slaves that'd be cool".

Game of Thrones is alright but those two are the last people I would want to touch Star Wars.


#486574 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 06 February 2018 - 03:52 PM

I'm on mobile and can't make linking work but Disney just handed a new 'series' of Star Wars movies (unrelated to Skywalker Saga OR the trilogy Rian Johnson is making) to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss of Game of Thrones fame.

Maybe this actually the darkest timeline. Star Wars was a mistake, you guys.


#486561 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 05 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

Can we talk about Lando Gambino though?

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This movie could be worse than all the prequels combined and I would still be here for this.


#486415 The Random Video Game Stuff Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 14 January 2018 - 06:55 PM

Warning: language

https://youtu.be/P6ODTQKhaXk

The dunk has spoken


#486283 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 19 December 2017 - 10:45 AM

Taken from a friend on Facebook:

"I feel like that scene in The Last Jedi where the one Rebel trooper tastes the ground and goes "hmm... salt" was an accurate forecast of the reception to this amazing film."


#486235 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 15 December 2017 - 12:36 PM

It wasn't without its issues, but it certainly wasn't that bad. Jeez. It was definitely better than Rogue One and at least on par with TFA.

We need to stop expecting Star Wars movies to live up to IV and V in terms of cinematographic innovation and excellence. Its never going to happen. But they're fun, enjoyable movies and that's what TLJ was.


#486231 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 15 December 2017 - 07:04 AM

It's getting torn apart on the internet. I personally loved it.


#486214 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 13 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

Seeing it tomorrow with my brother at the new fandangled "VIP" cinema in town. Words cannot convey the hype. There's a war in the stars and I'm gonna watch the hell out of it.


#485895 Destiny 2

Posted by Phaedrus on 24 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

Well... it's Destiny. Whether that's a good or bad thing, I'm not quite sure yet.


#485803 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 11 October 2017 - 12:26 PM

Why ya gotta be bitter and cynical.


#485578 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 14 September 2017 - 10:29 AM

DOOM was probably one of the best singleplayer experiences of 2016.


#485516 Star Wars Movie Thread: Qi'ra? I barely even know'a!

Posted by Phaedrus on 12 September 2017 - 09:06 AM

Back to good ol' JJ "The J's Stand for Lens Flare" Abrams.


#485450 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 03 September 2017 - 10:08 PM

CD Projekt Red went ahead and released a little video commemorating the 10th anniversary of The Witcher series, and it's pretty ok I guess.

 

 

I'm not crying, you're crying!




#485423 Game of Thrones: What about Ygritte, Jon?

Posted by Phaedrus on 28 August 2017 - 04:50 AM

Welp, whether we liked it or not, here's to the next year-and-a-half-to-two-years before we get any more #boatsex.