The Last Jedi

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 11 Oct 2017, 15:37

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby PENK » 10 Dec 2017, 11:46

Rave reviews from the premiere attendees...
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Postby Toby » 11 Dec 2017, 20:56

Indeed - but they were saying that about TFA too. Certainly doesn't sound like any jaw-dropping revelations from the soundbites of those who have seen it.

What seems to be apparent is that this is "different" from the other films in terms of structure etc.

I'm seeing it at 11:15 am on Thursday.

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 11 Dec 2017, 22:01

Toby wrote:Indeed - but they were saying that about TFA too. Certainly doesn't sound like any jaw-dropping revelations from the soundbites of those who have seen it.

What seems to be apparent is that this is "different" from the other films in terms of structure etc.

I'm seeing it at 11:15 am on Thursday.


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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Goat Boy » 11 Dec 2017, 22:09

I'm seeing it Friday after work. I will be avoiding reading about it although it will be interesting to see what the general impression is from the reviews which I think are due tomorrow.

I don't place much significance on soundbites from people who were at the premiere. It's often comic book nerdy types who are bound to lose their shit regardless.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby PENK » 12 Dec 2017, 08:30

SPOILER ALERT

At some point someone will GO IN A SPACESHIP

And somebody else has A CONVERSATION

And there is ACTION in it
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Matt Wilson » 12 Dec 2017, 16:01

And there will be a lightsaber duel.

The film will open with a lengthy scene where a Star Destroyer slowly goes across the screen.

Rey will fight Kylo Ren again.

etc. etc.

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Goat Boy » 12 Dec 2017, 16:22

Sounds aweshome!
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby The Great Defector » 12 Dec 2017, 17:17

Does anyone actually think Driver is a good actor?
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 Dec 2017, 17:31

I think actor is a good driver.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby The Great Defector » 12 Dec 2017, 17:33

He's here all week folks, yep, AAALLLLL week, every single day. :(
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Toby » 12 Dec 2017, 19:12

Reviews seem to be very positive. The Telegraph's Robbie Collin gave it 5 stars and he's generally good.

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby The Great Defector » 13 Dec 2017, 14:23

It's 152 minutes! The balance between drama and action better be on point so people don't get bored.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby northernsky » 13 Dec 2017, 15:44

The Great Defector wrote:Does anyone actually think Driver is a good actor?


I liked him in Silence. Much better than I did Andrew Garfield, for sure. Can't remember feeling anything in particular about his performance in The Force Awakens.

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby The Great Defector » 13 Dec 2017, 15:47

northernsky wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:Does anyone actually think Driver is a good actor?


I liked him in Silence. Much better than I did Andrew Garfield, for sure. Can't remember feeling anything in particular about his performance in The Force Awakens.



REALLY? thought the both of them were shite. Garfield is insufferable, really terrible actor.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby PENK » 13 Dec 2017, 15:54

northernsky wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:Does anyone actually think Driver is a good actor?


I liked him in Silence. Much better than I did Andrew Garfield, for sure. Can't remember feeling anything in particular about his performance in The Force Awakens.


I thought he was fine in Force Awakens. No, hardly a De Niroesque tour de force, but it’s Star Wars. He got the right balance of threat, arrogance and insecurity.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby northernsky » 13 Dec 2017, 16:14

PENK wrote:
northernsky wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:Does anyone actually think Driver is a good actor?


I liked him in Silence. Much better than I did Andrew Garfield, for sure. Can't remember feeling anything in particular about his performance in The Force Awakens.


I thought he was fine in Force Awakens. No, hardly a De Niroesque tour de force, but it’s Star Wars. He got the right balance of threat, arrogance and insecurity.


Indeed.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby The Modernist » 13 Dec 2017, 16:15

I wonder what the criteria is when people say so and so is terrible actor. I really think it's no different to someone saying 'I love pistachio ice cream but can't stand honeycomb'. But because we're talking about acting, there's this assumption that they're making some kind of technical judgement.

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Toby » 13 Dec 2017, 16:19

I guess its down to how believable their performance is in the context of the film or production. The fact is that people who have got away with essentially playing one character (Sean Connery for example) during their entire acting career can present something far more coherent than actors who offer much wider versatility but have never delivered a truly outstanding performance.