Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson, 2017)

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#26 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:00 am

I imagine one of the key storylines of TLJ will be what Luke tried to do post-ROTJ, including how he failed with Ben Solo.

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#27 Post by willoneill » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:13 pm

New MST3K and now a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer ... this is a Good Friday

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#28 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Um, underwhelming, right?

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#29 Post by pzadvance » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:08 pm

domino harvey wrote:Um, underwhelming, right?
Very.

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#30 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:26 pm

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#31 Post by Brian C » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:24 pm

That poster looks nice, though

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#32 Post by carmilla mircalla » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:35 pm

that trailer pretty much followed the structure/formula for the Force Awakens trailer. It doesn't work. Also whoever designed and then approved of that poster should face a firing squad.

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#33 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:44 pm

The poster's the only good thing here

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#34 Post by John Shade » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:56 pm

Seems slightly uneven, the poster. I'd prefer a more direct homage to Face/Off.

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#35 Post by movielocke » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:42 pm

I really liked the teaser and I love that poster

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#36 Post by captveg » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:25 pm

It's a decent teaser and a good poster.

The most intriguing thing to me about The Last Jedi is the idea that Luke is wanting to end the smallness of the light/dark Jedi dynamic, perhaps even getting inspiration from some very ancient pre-Jedi history. I mean, the Force didn't awake to just return to the Jedi/Sith same old thing (I hope).

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#37 Post by bearcuborg » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:47 pm

Not as good as TFA trailer, but Luke's last line is quite intriguing. The red sand effect from the space ships flying across the desert was nice. I loved the first shot of the rock, before Rey's hand lands. At first it looked like space.

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#38 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:52 am

You guys know it's just a teaser, right? Gorgeous images and hints at stunning drama are plenty for me. It looks great.

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#39 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:09 am

It's like mostly shots of Daisy Ridley, of course it's gorgeous-looking. But I didn't feel anything watching it-- I am so ready to love the followup to the Force Awakens (especially after R-oh-gue One), but the first taste wasn't promising


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#41 Post by All the Best People » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:01 am

domino harvey wrote:It's like mostly shots of Daisy Ridley, of course it's gorgeous-looking. But I didn't feel anything watching it-- I am so ready to love the followup to the Force Awakens (especially after R-oh-gue One), but the first taste wasn't promising
I think it is very difficult for the trailers for this picture to match the excitement engendered by the Force Awakens trailers, for the simple reason that, then, we didn't know who we were looking at, what they were doing, or why they were doing it, so anticipation was generated. Here, where we know who these people are and see what they're doing -- which is all stuff we would expect them to do (I'd bet that 95% or more of that footage comes from the first 35 minutes of the movie) -- we don't have that same feeling.

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#42 Post by bearcuborg » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:25 pm

I'll say this, I hope that's all we see of Luke. TFA and this trailer teased it enough; the payoff should only come in the actual movie. Also, while this teaser may not be great - dramaticly, ALL of it looked promising.

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#43 Post by MoonlitKnight » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:20 pm

It's certainly the first SW teaser/trailer released under the Di$ney regime that didn't blatantly play on people's OT nostalgia or give off a 'fan film on a Hollywood budget' vibe. Hopefully they're past that phase now (at least for the 'core' saga) .

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#47 Post by bunuelian » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:33 am

So glad they're staying true to the prequels by putting a bunch of animated, yelling Pokemon on the screen from time to time.

Maybe in the remake of RotJ they can have the giant Gollum sing some death metal tunes. That would be ok.

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#48 Post by Big Ben » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:55 am

In fairness Star Wars has always had weird shit screeching on screen. Some are even named. Like fan favorite Salacious D. Crumb.

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Although in fairness to Disney I imagine toy sales are always a factor now too.

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#49 Post by cdnchris » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:24 am

It's aimed at kids obviously. But I had to laugh when both of mine said that they looked cuter in the trailer than the toy versions at Target, which they both agreed were ugly.

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#50 Post by bunuelian » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:14 pm

What amazes me is the amount of resources, both material and cultural, that are wasted on these intensely, almost deliberately mediocre films (speaking of the prequels and the films since). But I suppose the endless deluge of terrible comic book movies gives them a context where creating banal, feature-length commercials for toys is the height of creativity.

The little creatures in the originals were at least muppets, lending them artifice that lets the imagination do a little lifting and forcing the filmmakers to give them a degree of Bressonian restraint. Whereas CGI creatures can do anything, so (and here's the mediocrity) they do.

My bitterness toward these films is partly fed by the siege mentality that comes from raising small children in a world where their imaginations are driven into violent corporate cul de sacs by Disney and Marvel.

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