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Re: Solo: A Star Wars movie

Post by Batgirl III » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:45 am

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Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:35 am
I was gladdened when my five-year old niece, the one who knows that Boba Fett really loves Darth Vader, started whining "but how can Darth Maul be alive?!"
What? She didn't read the novels, comics, and short-story anthologies or watch three different television series and a straight-to-dvd animated feature? Such plebeian tastes don't deserve to watch Star Wars films.
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Re: Solo: A Star Wars movie

Post by Ares » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:57 am

Batgirl III wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:45 am
Ken wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:35 am
I was gladdened when my five-year old niece, the one who knows that Boba Fett really loves Darth Vader, started whining "but how can Darth Maul be alive?!"
What? She didn't read the novels, comics, and short-story anthologies or watch three different television series and a straight-to-dvd animated feature? Such plebeian tastes don't deserve to watch Star Wars films.
That'd be impressive for a five year old.

No one in this thread said that Darth Maul's return was explained in the film or that it would make sense to anyone who hadn't seen the extended universe stuff. All anyone said was that it was explained elsewhere, and much like the references to Teras Kasi, was something for the fans. That Maul was included was obvious sequel bait and his would have been explained in follow up films.

I don't expect a five year old to understand or know any of that. I do expect you to not act like a five year old.

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Re: Solo: A Star Wars movie

Post by Batgirl III » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:08 am

You’re not the boss of me, Ares! You’re not even my real dad! 😛

(And I hope it’s obvious to everyone that I’m just “taking the piss” as the British say.)
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Re: Solo: A Star Wars movie

Post by Davies » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:30 pm

Batgirl III wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:49 pm
And now there are reports that there will be no more “X: A Star Wars Story films.
And now Lucasfilm is saying those reports are inaccurate.

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Re: Solo: A Star Wars movie

Post by Chris Brady » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:11 am

Batgirl III wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:27 am
My point was only that finding out more about Anakin Skywalker's past as a Jedi was ultimately a good thing and deepened my appreciation for the character.
This is going to have to be an "agree to disagree" point, Ares. I felt that everything we needed to know about Darth Vader was explained to us in Star Wars and then expanded upon in Empire Strikes Back. He was a brave Jedi Knight, he fell to the Dark Side, now he was twisted and evil... But there was still a spark of good in him, deep down, and Luke was able to rekindle it.

I believe the prequel films were not only bad films, I believe they were unnecessary films.
As was Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story. They were literally unnecessary to the franchise as a whole. We know how they end, and our imaginations were a better device than watching Lucas with his wooden acting and inability to let his characters human correctly.

And the Box Office has spoken, Solo is an official bomb as it lost the studio a reported 80 million.

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