Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Postby punkmanced » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:19 am

While Shenmue 3’s December release might still be up in the air, this one certainly isn’t.
Any thoughts on the new teaser?
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Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Postby John Doom » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:29 am

:) The teaser was ok. It's too early to predict how the movie will be in terms of plot and quality.
8-[ Now I'm going to say something REALLY unpopular... My one and only concern is that, even with the few shots included in the teaser, I noticed some similarities between TLJ and TESB. I hope I'm wrong and that this movie will have a completely original story, unlike TFA, but I'm still a bit concerned :???:
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Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Postby Sonikku » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:53 am

DIsney plays it far too safe with the new trilogy and after the high critical success of 7 I don't see that trend changing. (even though I personally did not care for it despite being a hardcore Star Wars fan) It's probably just going to be an Empire Strikes Back retread with Luke as the "new Yoda". I sorely wish they took the story in a new direction instead of just rehashing the original trilogy and pushing it as a sequel. As for the trailer, I don't really care for it, which is alarming because despite not liking 7, I still thought the trailer at least was great.

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Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Postby KiBa » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:04 pm

Hope it's good. Loved both the new movies.
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Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Postby punkmanced » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:08 pm

Sonikku wrote: DIsney plays it far too safe with the new trilogy and after the high critical success of 7 I don't see that trend changing. (even though I personally did not care for it despite being a hardcore Star Wars fan) It's probably just going to be an Empire Strikes Back retread with Luke as the "new Yoda". I sorely wish they took the story in a new direction instead of just rehashing the original trilogy and pushing it as a sequel. As for the trailer, I don't really care for it, which is alarming because despite not liking 7, I still thought the trailer at least was great.


VII was aimed at re-introducing a film series that had been maimed by its prequels. While I personally didn’t mind the overall familiarity- Star Wars is, after all, a generational saga full of repeating themes (desert planets; droids tasked with important missions; etc)- I can understand those like you, who felt the film was a bit of a missed opportunity. As lame as the prequels were, they certainly attempted to be groundbreaking.

Having said that, everything now seems to suggest that VIII will be rather bold in terms of direction; from past comments made by JJ Abrams calling it “weird”, to Mark Hamill recently stating that he had fundamentally disagreed with Luke Skywalker’s new arc (hinting that fans were in for a surprise). Couple that with the fact that Rian Johnson is writing and directing it, and we suddenly have a fascinating “something”, which IMO brims with potential.

Really looking forward to this one.

As for the new teaser- DGAF really.
The less they show the better; kind of like Shenmue 3 when you think about it.
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Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Postby punkmanced » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:28 pm

Hype Bump activated
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Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Postby Bambi » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:57 pm

Set my alarm this morning to book tickets for the midnight screening, now to arrange the time off work and a babysitter. 8-[

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Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Postby elfshadowreaper » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:28 am

I’ve never done this before but I decided to not watch the most recent trailer. When Rian Johnson said it gavea little too much away I figured he said that for a reason. It’s not typical for directors to not want people to watch a trailer for their movie. I like Star Wars but I’m not a mega fan at this point. Maybe when I was 14.

So I typically watch any main trailer that comes out for movies I’m eager to see but with this one I think I’d like to go in and experience it without being spoiled by some of the shots.
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Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Postby FlagshipFighter » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:48 pm

@elfshadowreaper I did the same thing as well. Mid December will come in no time, I might as well just see it fresh. Also for episode 7 I stumbled across a spoiler which really sucked so I don't want to engage with anything star wars before watching ep8.

(Well, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to watch episode 7 again)

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