The Last Jedi

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 31 Dec 2017, 23:34

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German Dave wrote:[ how Nat and I took a nine year old girl, who'd never seen a SW films.


You knew this Young girl right? You or your better half? :?


Yes, of course, she's the daughter of a close friend.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Matt Wilson » 31 Dec 2017, 23:38

German Dave wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:The chances of a new Star Wars being considered as good as episodes 4 and 5 are virtually nil. You get what you get. These films are not made with middle aged people in mind anyway.


Not that I'm disagreeing with you, Matt, but it was interesting how Nat and I took a nine year old girl, who'd never seen a SW film before, to see The Force Awakens and she loved it but when she then watched A New Hope the next week, albeit on TV at home, she found it really dull. Stupid kids.


No, I get that. My nine-year-old's favorite Star Wars movie is episode 2. Go figure.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Toby » 01 Jan 2018, 10:20

German Dave wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:The chances of a new Star Wars being considered as good as episodes 4 and 5 are virtually nil. You get what you get. These films are not made with middle aged people in mind anyway.


Not that I'm disagreeing with you, Matt, but it was interesting how Nat and I took a nine year old girl, who'd never seen a SW film before, to see The Force Awakens and she loved it but when she then watched A New Hope the next week, albeit on TV at home, she found it really dull. Stupid kids.


My son adores IV. He's not seen VII or VIII yet as he's too young, but I'm hopeful that he sees the OT as the best ones.

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 01 Jan 2018, 11:41

Well, that's good to hear!
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby fange » 02 Jan 2018, 02:21

I went with my girls (14 & 12) and they really liked it, more than i did to tell the truth. The movie's style really appealed to them.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Deebank » 02 Jan 2018, 10:07

My wife loved it - and she has no time for SF or fantasy as a rule. She was raving about it when we came out. Lots of strong female characters may perhaps have helped. The kids loved it too of course.

I liked it a lot - good fun and the time didn't drag at all. But as an adult I find SW films pretty much go in one ear and out the other without leaving much of a trace... Apart from Phantom Menace which was all negative.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby pcqgod » 04 Jan 2018, 19:35

Another by-the-numbers Star Wars movie. My girlfriend fell asleep twice during it, lol.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Darkness_Fish » 04 Jan 2018, 21:07

I saw it this afternoon. As a film, I think it probably hangs together better than the increasingly casual/uninvolving Marvel franchises, but there doesn't seem to be much point to Star Wars anymore. Did this drive the plot along any more? Is there an over-arching plot? Why should I care? A bit too much silly green-screen CGI, which The Force Awakens handled much better. It didn't drag for all of it's 2 1/2 hours, but it's not something I'd choose to watch again.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Wally Bingbang » 06 Jan 2018, 20:00

It's "Vader", you morons, not "Vadar". :roll:
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby sneelock » 20 Jan 2018, 22:16

You say Tomader, I say Tomadar.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Dr Markus » 30 Jan 2018, 14:04

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Toby » 12 Apr 2018, 16:39

Watched it again.

Some good moments, but I'm starting to feel that how the Last Jedi sits within the canon of the Star Wars films will be determined by the quality of Episode IX.

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby the gorton gollum » 12 Apr 2018, 16:49

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Apr 2018, 16:59

Y'know, when I saw the Last Jedi DVD in Tesco this week, I genuinely had forgotten the existence of the film, and wondered how I didn't know there'd been another. It might say a lot about my precarious mental state, but it probably also says a lot about the long-lasting impact of the film.

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby the gorton gollum » 12 Apr 2018, 17:01

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Wally Bingbang » 12 Apr 2018, 17:07

Solo, or: Dude, Where's My Millenium Falcon
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby PENK » 12 Apr 2018, 18:22

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Dr Markus » 12 Apr 2018, 18:56

I've just come to the conclusion that they're being made for a different generation, rather than continuing the story. I don't think i'll see another one. The last one was just shite, this Johnson guy ruined it, for me, by actually turning it in to a Disney film. Hope the new generation get as much out of it as I did when I was younger.
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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Toby » 16 Apr 2018, 11:55

You sound like an old man.

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Re: The Last Jedi

Postby Dr Markus » 16 Apr 2018, 12:21

Meh, i'll take it.
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