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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson 2017)

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Meh...

+1

Desplat for IX.

Now you are talking!

Great news!

Brick and The Brothers Bloom are excellent.

Oh god! The Brothers Bloom (film) is a genuine turkey*. Please!

*Or at least incredibly redundant.

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Yeah. Rian showed promise with Brick but Bloom and Looper were both very underwhelming. Given a good script it could be good though.

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Didn't he write Looper? I remember the actors in that movie talking about how ingenious the plot was. I suppose if you never watched sci-fi ever it might have seemed like it. As it is, it was an Outer Limits episode made with better actors. It concerns me that he is writing the next two movies.

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He sure did! I saw it with my own two eyes! Wow! Luckily, I have a photographic memory!

I didn't despise Looper (first half was sorta okay) but in the end it left a sour taste in my mouth. I disliked the second half.

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What else can we expect from someone who used to call himself Prometheus, the worst film in modern times!

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To give Sharky some credit, I think he called himself Prometheus before the movie was made. When he finally saw the movie, he changed his name. It was the proper thing to do.

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What else can we expect from someone who used to call himself Prometheus, the worst film in modern times!

Before the title was even announced! Are you suggesting I had inside information?

Edit: Alex - thank you.

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You did not change it after the film turned out to be awful, though.

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Didn't he write Looper? I remember the actors in that movie talking about how ingenious the plot was. I suppose if you never watched sci-fi ever it might have seemed like it. As it is, it was an Outer Limits episode made with better actors. It concerns me that he is writing the next two movies.

You're misremembering. They were talking about how ridiculous the plot was.

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Best of luck to Brian Jackson with STAR WARS XXX. I'm sure he'll do great.

Actually, the film's brilliant already.

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Fantastic news. I've officially become more excited for Episode VIII than VII.

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Best of luck to Brian Jackson with STAR WARS XXX. I'm sure he'll do great.

Actually, the film's brilliant already.

Will he top Abraham J. Jameson's effort?

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To give Sharky some credit, I think he called himself Prometheus before the movie was made. When he finally saw the movie, he changed his name. It was the proper thing to do.

It was an existing Greek tragedy. Way before your mate Wrinkly Scott used it for some B-movie.

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To give Sharky some credit, I think he called himself Prometheus before the movie was made. When he finally saw the movie, he changed his name. It was the proper thing to do.

It was an existing Greek tragedy. Way before your mate Wrinkly Scott used it for some B-movie.

A B-movie with the ridiculous budget. Talking about B-movies, I think a Prometheus by Paul W.S. Anderson would've been more fun.

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Would have definitely have been less pretentious, more visually impressive, and would have made better use of its female protagonist.

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He already made Prometheus, it's called Alien vs Predator.

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Ridley Scott once had a good reputation when it comes to creating strong female protagonists. I was surprised the one of Prometheus didn't deliver.

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Maybe Alex is talking about THELMA AND LOUISE or GI JANE.

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PWSA botched a lot of existing canon and the predators were less than stellar, but it was still a fun movie.

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It feels weird for me to have to point it out but Ripley in Alien was a strong yet realistic protagonist. Maybe not really noticeable for the average JWfanner, but at least it had a major impact on someone like James Cameron or Alfonso Cuaron (before Ripley, space was a typical man's game). Thelma and Louise, a feminist road movie, was a game changer as well.

I don't know what it is Scott tried to achieve with Prometheus but he didn't succeed on any level, IMO. I only like one little shot in the entire movie.

Alex

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You don't have to point out Alien Alex. That was the "once" I was referring to.

Hmmm Alien Alex. Sounds like a good idea for a Ridley Scott film. Or for a spiritual successor to the sitcom Alf!

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ALIEN ALEX

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I don't know what it is Scott tried to achieve with Prometheus but he didn't succeed on any level, IMO. I only like one little shot in the entire movie.

What was yours? For me it was this.

prometheusv_screencap22.jpg

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A skull cave?

Mine is ancient surveillance footage that you only get to see on a monitor. It showed a dozen or so bald gods being extremely scared while trying to get away. I liked that we did not you know what it was they were scared of but you knew it had to be much worse than a cutesy pie Xenomorph. The best thing about film is often about what you don't see.

Alex

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A skull cave?

Just a nice tribute to Geiger's original xenomorph designs, along with his work on DUNE (i.e. the skull train). The sun beaming through the silicon dioxide reminds me of a John Martin painting.

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It seems to refer to Ripley's 'child' in Alien Resurrection, not really my favorite creature of the franchise. As an image, it feels like it belongs on a album cover of Meat Loaf. Am I missing something?

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