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Re: Star Wars Episodes VII VIII & IX

Post by Artisan » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:02 am

Wait, so the third movie after episode six is called number eight? What the hell was Rogue One then? Seven and a half?

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Post by Alec Taylor » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:36 am

The original movie was just meant to be a standalone film known as Star Wars, and that's what it was called. There was no "episodes" or subtitles. But George Lucas suddenly had the idea to expand the story in two directions, both into the past to build a history and into the future to expand the story. That's when Star Wars became Episode IV: A New Hope. Episodes V and VI then came after, then time passed before George Lucas decided to make his prequel idea, giving us Episodes I, II, and III. The show Clone Wars takes place between Episodes II and III, Rebels covers the space between Episodes III and IV, and Rogue One takes place almost exactly at the same time as Episode IV. Literally, Rogue One ends as A New Hope begins, they overlap with each other and take place simultaneously at the end.

So it's more like Episode 3.9 in that aspect. :lol:
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Post by Artisan » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:51 am

Wow. I enjoyed the two and a half movies that I saw and I'll keep it at that

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Post by JeffX » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:56 am

The new one is going to be called The Last Jedi. I'm officially excited for it.
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Post by Artisan » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:22 am

Episode IX: Now There Are No More Jedis

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Post by The Silver Lining » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:29 pm

Episode X: lol jk
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Post by Dyolf » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:02 pm

Artisan wrote:Wait, so the third movie after episode six is called number eight? What the hell was Rogue One then? Seven and a half?
It was unnumbered, hence why it was stylised as "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", rather than "Star Wars: Rogue One", also this is reflected in the film's musical score, with Darth Vader's theme being re-arranged and the intro fanfare being absent all together - it subtly sets it apart from the main films.
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Post by Alec Taylor » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:40 pm

Dyolf wrote:
Artisan wrote:Wait, so the third movie after episode six is called number eight? What the hell was Rogue One then? Seven and a half?
It was unnumbered, hence why it was stylised as "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", rather than "Star Wars: Rogue One", also this is reflected in the film's musical score, with Darth Vader's theme being re-arranged and the intro fanfare being absent all together - it subtly sets it apart from the main films.

The most jarring thing was the opening as well. Not so much the lack of the opening crawl (I didn't expect one anyway), but just how the music and the opening scene started exactly like how the others have all started sans crawl. It felt pretty abrupt and messed with my head. But then again, it was weird going into The Force Awakens and not having the 20th Century Fox fanfare before the opening (since they're owned by Disney now).
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Post by Alec Taylor » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:22 pm

New trailer for Episode VIII: The Last Jedi got me like

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Post by Alec Taylor » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:32 pm

Got to see Episode VIII last night. Won't share my exact thoughts yet, but... hmmm. I liked some of the prequels more.
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Post by Floydy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:54 am

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Post by Dyolf » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:56 pm

I am currently re-watching The Force Awakens before going to see The Last Jedi tonight. I forgot just how cute-as-f**k Daisy Ridley is.
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Post by Alec Taylor » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:59 pm

Movie rankings are as follows:

1. Return of the Jedi
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. The Force Awakens
4. A New Hope
5. Revenge of the Sith
6. The Last Jedi
7. Attack of the Clones
8. The Phantom Menace
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Post by Dyolf » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:41 pm

Okay... The Last Jedi was pretty bad in places. The whole casino thing was utter crap, especially those stupid horse-rabbit things. The film is waaaay too long and the ending was stupid. The battles were pretty good - I liked the way it kicks off with a big space-battle and the visual aesthetic of the red-and-white explosions in the final battle were cool, but seriously - I could have written a far better story than that. I stick by my opinion after seeing The Force Awakens - killing off Han Solo was a big mistake - he's sorely missed in this film.
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Post by Alec Taylor » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:19 am

If Rian Johnson had actually put effort into Luke Skywalker's character than it wouldn't have been such a problem I don't think. But now it stands that Han was still classic Han in TFA whereas Luke was almost a completely different character in TLJ. People who wanted to see a post-ROTJ Luke (like me) are going to be extremely disappointed in TLJ (like me).
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Post by Floydy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:11 pm

I tried watching TLJ the other day and I just couldn't sit through it all. J.J. Abrams had better pull something out of his ass so big it'll make his nose bleed for a week.
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Re: Star Wars Episodes VII VIII & IX

Post by Alec Taylor » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:55 pm

J.J. Abrams sucks at finishing stories and Rian Johnson already completely derailed his plot threads from The Force Awakens, so I'm not all that optimistic. Might be the first Star Wars movie in my life that I don't bother to go see on opening night.
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