Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

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Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

#101 Post by onedimension » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:00 pm

A. Emperor's Force Ghost
B. Emperor didn't die, Vader killed his force projection
C. "Skywalker" is the name of the resistance inspired by Luke

D. who cares just get it over with already

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Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

#102 Post by onedimension » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:25 pm

Ok ok, "Skywalker" is the resistance, Rey isn't a Skywalker, but she is Palpatine's daughter, or created by him - can a moderator suspend me for a day or two so I don't keep doing this

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Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

#103 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:47 pm

I can't wait for the movie to come out and all the predictions are wrong.

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#104 Post by black&huge » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:11 pm

I just assumed Skywalker is now an honorary title.

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Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

#105 Post by tenia » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:34 am

What A Disgrace wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:47 pm
I can't wait for the movie to come out and all the predictions are wrong.
There's one prediction I'm eager to check, which is the one about Rey's being "nobody's" daughter. I strongly believe this is a wordplay, à la "your father is dead", but we'll see.

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Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

#106 Post by Persona » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:01 pm

This trailer was equal parts fan service and TLJ-hater service.

It looks like very polished, very flashy trash.

The title sounds like bad fan-fiction.

But it's Star Wars so maybe all of that is okay.

I have a hard time with JJ's pro-fanboy status and his relentless nostalgia-porn so I guess I'm not as forgiving as I could be. Because, yes, there is a certain pulp-opera grandeur to the feelings evoked by the imagery/music in the trailer. But I found the same true of the trailers for the other two and then you get the half-assed writing and convoluted plot nonsense and rehashing and it just kind of sucks the enthusiasm right out of everything for me. At least THE LAST RIAN SW MOVIE tried to be something a little different, even if its sub-plots were pointless and interminable. THE RISE OF JJ looks like it is going to backpedal absolutely every interesting idea that Rian Johnson had for the larger narrative.

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Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

#107 Post by Kirkinson » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:33 am

I don't know, every trailer for this trilogy so far has included some intentional misdirection while revealing very little actual plot detail, so I think it's waaayyy too early to say anything about how this movie will or will not engage with whatever Rian Johnson set up (though I'll agree I'm not expecting this one to be as rich and surprising an experience for me as his was).


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#109 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Tue May 07, 2019 2:28 pm

Remember when a three year gap between movies was literally the standard for Star Wars rather than a perceived hiatus?

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#110 Post by bearcuborg » Tue May 07, 2019 3:14 pm

Even if JJ somehow undoes the Rian Johnson blunder, or avoids his own rehash problems from TFA, I can’t imagine we get another saga trilogy for 10 years or so.

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