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  1. Glad to see that a bunch of you feel similarly. I went back and checked and I only got 2 minutes in, and it looks like I made the right choice in not watching any further.
  2. Oh, so I'm guessing it's the part where all the small ships, etc show up on Exegol. I don't remember any other prominent examples. I suppose I agree that something else there might have been better.
  3. I started watching the video but stopped when I realized it wasn't going to make me feel better about anything. There are things I love in the movie, there are things I hate in the movie (and I've been complaining about them myself for the last four months). Still being able to love the things I do enjoy instead of throwing the whole thing away is important to me after being obsessed with the sequel trilogy for over 4 years. A big part of that is of course the soundtrack. On that note, I'm curious, @BrotherSound what was the main theme he complained about?
  4. I think this (plus Frozen II coming out months early on Disney+) is due to the Covid-19 measures - giving people stuff to watch (and buy in TROS's case).
  5. As I said in my post, we're never going to agree on these things. We don't agree on what is even happening in the scenes so we're not going to agree on what they mean. As a side note, check out the excellent comic series The Rise of Kylo Ren written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Will Sliney (the final issue came out on Wednesday). A lot of people like me had things we theorized and inferred about the character confirmed by the comic.
  6. I think we disagree entirely on the thematic effect and meaning of his redemption (for example, I thought it was foreshadowed from TFA and only reinforced in TLJ), and what his story is supposed to mean. and what Star Wars is supposed to mean (i.e. mythic fairy tale vs. realistic one-to-one morality play). Vader himself did worse things and for longer, as did other characters in Star Wars - who also were redeemed (and some of them even lived and were forgiven, and happy, like Agent Kallus!) - and remember if a character deserved to be redeemed, they wouldn't need it (paraphrasing a C.S. Lewis quote). I'll agree with you that it should have been done better (and could have been done better) but that's on JJ and Chris Terrio. At the end of the day I'm just glad it happened and that John Williams wrote fantastic music for it. But that we disagree is OK. Star Wars can mean different things to different people. Not interested in rehashing it any further online at this point. That's what twitter is for. Again, disagree. But I think if he was going to disappear (die?) the kiss is too cruel to Rey, so he should have lived and continued the journey of atonement if it was going to happen. Yet again, it obviously works for some people and doesn't for others so we don't need to argue the fine points endlessly. I suppose there's some hypocrisy in me continuing to respond, but since it appears few on this board share my opinion, I felt obligated to respond to show that not everyone here feels the same.
  7. On the other hand, I see Ben's redemption as one of the few good things, plot-wise, in the movie. Different strokes! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  8. Looks like the Piano book is now coming out on April 15th (was February something before iirc): https://www.amazon.com/dp/1540083349/?coliid=I2F0JNHZZJ2OXV&colid=116GFANW4WTVZ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
  9. I’m not denying that they needed more time - I think they should have delayed the film until perhaps May 2020. But there have also been a lot of over the top/false rumors spread around.
  10. The final cut was locked on November 24th, 2019, according to what JJ said on Colbert. The film's LA premiere was December 16th, 2019. That doesn't seem to fit the timeline of still shooting 12 days before the premiere.
  11. Interesting, that only pops up if you search specifically for "orate as an adjective," otherwise the dictionaries I saw only list it as a verb. Regardless, I think the way the characters in the sequel trilogy speak is just fine and matches the context - many characters in the prequel trilogy are senators, royalty, etc. which would mean they speak in a more formal manner. In the sequel trilogy, most of the characters are from more humble backgrounds so it makes sense that they would speak in a way that reflects that. Aside from that context, according to the genre and style of the Star Wars films, I think the sequel trilogy fits in just fine in this arena.
  12. It's funny you say that, seeing as "orate" is a verb, not an adjective.
  13. They showed some footage to Disney shareholders at a meeting in March. Much of that footage was shown again at a panel at d23 (not the d23 Saga Reel) and some versions of it have floated around online. A few things from it have been shown officially, like Rey, Finn, and Poe on the Falcon. Here is more about it by someone who was there (more tweets in the thread):
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