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    Default *Spoiler Alert* What are your thoughts on SW: TLJ?

    After a two year wait SW: TLJ finally debuted late last week. This movie was undoubtedly hyper analyzed. It is interesting that TLJ did about $28M less in it's first weekend than TFA. Can it pull in $1B in box office sales like TFA? I'll say it was very good and fit the series nicely without giving away any surprises. From other sites online I find too many people playing Monday morning quarterback on this one. It's like a Rembrandt...enjoy it for what it's worth rather than trying to critique and correct it.
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    We saw it Friday night and really enjoyed it. My son went see it again Saturday night with friends and says its one of his favorite Star Wars episodes.
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    I went with a group to see it last night. None of us liked it.
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    I disliked it. I can’t say I hated it but I did not like it.
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    We liked it but the original 3 will always be my favorites.
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    I'm assuming after three weeks, spoilers are ok.

    We finally saw it today.

    I have a hard time judging the new series. I loved Rogue One, but that is technically outside the cannon. So sticking to the reboot episodes 7 and 8, I just have a hard time stepping in and buying that there is this First Order (formerly the empire I guess) and the Resistance (formerly the Rebellion). I just haven't really accepted this starting point, just doesn't make much sense to me. It worked with the original Star Wars, beginning with the conflict between the Empire and the Rebellion, but that was resolved in Return of the Jedi. I just had a hard time with, 20-25 years later and we are at the exact same point.

    Supreme Leader Snoke. I was very curious what his role would be. He clearly was a Sith or Jedi or something of that order, and I assume he created the First Order? But, almost like it was secondary, they kill him off and Kylo is in charge. Seemed a bit far fetched?

    I thought Mark Hamill did a really good job, I enjoyed his character, loved to see him with Yoda one more time and thought his "exit" appropriate and fitting with the entire cannon.

    Rey - a much better character than young Luke and is obviously "the Last Jedi". Looking forward to seeing what they do with her.

    Finn and Rose - it was all good, just didn't really serve any ultimate purpose.

    PO and BB8 - just really good characters, fun to watch

    General Leia floating in space and then using the force to bring her back in to the ship. Ok, I almost did a shout out "really?" I thought that was one of the dumbest scenes I've witnessed in the Star Wars universe, and that says a lot considering the likes of Jar Jar Binks, the Ewoks and the entire prequel trilogy.

    Overall I like this movie much more than TFA, as with that movie I couldn't help sit and watch and tick off everything it ripped off the original Star Wars. TLJ felt like the 3rd trilogy finally got its legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hitchhiking Ghost View Post
    Supreme Leader Snoke. I was very curious what his role would be. He clearly was a Sith or Jedi or something of that order, and I assume he created the First Order? But, almost like it was secondary, they kill him off and Kylo is in charge. Seemed a bit far fetched?

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    General Leia floating in space and then using the force to bring her back in to the ship. Ok, I almost did a shout out "really?" I thought that was one of the dumbest scenes I've witnessed in the Star Wars universe, and that says a lot considering the likes of Jar Jar Binks, the Ewoks and the entire prequel trilogy.
    Totally agree on Snoke and Leia. Unless I'm missing something there's still no real background on who Snoke is or where he came from? I'm assuming he is he Darth Plagueis? They had so many opportunities to kill Leia off in this one that I'm not sure why they didn't take the opportunity. Perhaps they have good footage or tie in to make it all work in Episode IX? It should be interesting to see what Rian Johnson does with the "unrelated trilogy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldburke View Post
    Totally agree on Snoke and Leia. Unless I'm missing something there's still no real background on who Snoke is or where he came from? I'm assuming he is he Darth Plagueis? They had so many opportunities to kill Leia off in this one that I'm not sure why they didn't take the opportunity. Perhaps they have good footage or tie in to make it all work in Episode IX? It should be interesting to see what Rian Johnson does with the "unrelated trilogy."
    In the opera scene in Revenge of the Sith, Emperor Palpatine, if I recall correctly, told the story to Annakin of how Darth Plaguies was killed by his own apprentice, so I don't think Snoke can be Darth Plageius.

    I'm getting the vibe that Rian Johnson may simply "forget" some of the plot lines that were handed over to him by JJ Abrams with TFA.

    The scene could have really failed, but I like Po Daren: Yeah - still holding for general Hux

    Hux kind of got played for the fool in this movie, in comparison to his role in TFA, but I thought the humor worked.

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    Hated the Leia scene.

    When Carrie Fisher pasted away last year I assumed that they would have a scene where the ship she was on was destroyed. When the bridge was destroyed I though this is such a perfect way to write the character out of the series, but then we had the cringe worthy flying back to the ship scene. What made it worse is I can not think of anything Leia did after that scene that could not have been done by another character. Actually, I had another "Your kidding" moment when it was Leia who shot Po.
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    Adored it ... probably my favorite SW film of all time.
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