The Rise of Skywalker

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The Rise of Skywalker

#1 Post by COSteve » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:55 pm

The last Star Wars movie's 1st trailer is out:

The Rise of Skywalker
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Re: The Rise of Skywalker

#2 Post by BlaineG » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:23 pm

That poor girl needs a sammich, or four. :lol:
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#3 Post by Pisgah » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:41 pm

I am still kicking myself for getting talked in to going to the last one. It was the most chopped-up, disjointed mess of a movie I've ever seen -- and told exactly the same story as the first one. No thanks.

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#4 Post by crs » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:05 pm

Agreed - enough is enough!

We no longer bother with movie houses/theaters and only watch movies on TV when really bored!

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#5 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:18 pm

I'll go. That young lady looks perfect to me, but I have never been into Kardashian-style plus sizes.

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#6 Post by Ray » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:41 pm

I don't know anything about the newer films but I do know that carrie fischer as princess leia sent more tadpoles down the tub drain than any other actress/model before or since. :wink:
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#7 Post by KWK » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:56 am

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:18 pm
That young lady looks perfect to me...
A fine looking gal indeed, but the last movie in the series was not interesting.

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#8 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:02 am

Ray, you have such a way with words!

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#9 Post by BenT » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:58 am

I see all the Star Wars and Marvel movies with my kids. Started when they were young and still do it as adults. Family time so the quality of the movie doesn't matter. I find them enertaining and will be seeing the new Avengers next weekend.

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#10 Post by COSteve » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:30 am

I'll watch the last one as I was there for the first one back in June, 1977. My wife and I stood in line for this new movie that everyone was talking about as it had been out but a few weeks and every show was jammed. At the end of it, I looked around at the people exiting the movie and many were clearly stunned by what we'd seen. Not that the plot or acting was earth shattering, both were actually pretty simplistic, but the way the movie was made was beyond revolutionary, it was like nothing ever seen on the screen before. The vision of space and the way it was filmed were astounding.

That movie changed the way movies were made forever. It changed the way people everywhere viewed movie making. It's one of the 5 most significant movies of all time because it changed the entire movie industry and people's perception of space and themselves overnight. Look at a Flash Gordon movies released just before it and compare how it was made to Star Wars. Find a movie, any movie, made after Star Wars that was made in the simplistic, artificial way all action movies were made before it and you'll have a movie that was a bomb. The bar was raised significantly and no one would accept that style of action movie ever again.

The travesty of the year was when Woody Allen's "Annie Hall' won best picture that year. I saw that movie too and it was a typical, NY Jew movie Woody always made and nothing special at all. I, as a Westerner, was bored to death with the stupid plot, stupid NY acting, and 'artsy' way the movie was assembled. The uproar when Star Wars didn't win was significant but the voters said that they couldn't vote for a movie about robots even though they all acknowledged that Star Wars was the most significant movie to the industry to come along in decades.

I've tried to explain it to my kids about the astonishing change we felt coming out of the movie theater after seeing it the first time but I understand why they can't grasp it. If you weren't use to the 'standard way' action movies before Star Wars, you simply can't understand the impact it had on both the movie industry and the world at the time.
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#11 Post by Tycer » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:14 pm

^^^^^^^
This.

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#12 Post by BrianSH » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:49 pm

BlaineG wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:23 pm
That poor girl needs a sammich, or four. :lol:
She looked best in Murder on the orient express. Still does nothing for me. Even with her triple extra large batch of middy-chlorians.

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#13 Post by veeman » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:43 pm

It's not the last. There will never be a last. As long as people go to see them, there will be more.

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#14 Post by piller » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:58 pm

I saw the first one where Asnacking Skywalker was introduced. Liam Neeson gave the worst performance in a fantasy movie to this current time. I was too bored with that movie to even bother with watching how some little kid becomes Barf Waiter. I did watch The Farce Awakens. Other than the highlight of seeing them let Iowa Solo out of his contract by having him killed off, it was not much to watch. When the girl finally found Puke, son of Barf, it was a let down. A Jedi trained by Yogurt just standing there feeling sorry for himself over his issues and feelings of failure was enough to make me want to put a size 11 Justin so far up his rear end that the toe would come out of his mouth. What a worthless loser. I have not seen a Bar Wars movie since. This new girl's character seems to have some guts, but I just cannot bring myself to go be letdown again.
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#15 Post by FWiedner » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:42 pm

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It's science fiction. You like it or you don't.

Me, I like it.

I'll see them all. Multiple times.

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#16 Post by mickbr » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:33 am

I like the orginal star wars trio. The latest ones seem like a teenage soap to me.

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#17 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 am

Steve, I had that same feeling after seeing Kubrick's "2001" in first release in 1968: "Well that sure raised the bar!"

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#18 Post by COSteve » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 am

I missed the release of that as I was in the Army in Germany at the time. Later that year in September, I got an 'invite' to visit SE Asia as well. Was there until June of 1969 when I got shipped to Japan to recover from my wounds.
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Re: The Rise of Skywalker

#19 Post by octagon » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:59 am

COSteve, Thank you Sir, for the service. I appreciate it.

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