@Serraph105: Yeah, the reactions to TLJ were out of control. And a lot of Rise of Skywalker's weirdness was a direct response to that. I remember walking out of the theater wondering if it made any of the YouTube dwellers happy. It's not a terrible movie, it's just bogged down by desperate fan-service. There is a better movie stuck inside of it somewhere.
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Yeah, it does kinda suck trying to play these games as an adult. Hard to get much done if you don't want to change the clock.
I seriously, SERIOUSLY doubt this but if this were true the meltdowns would be absolutely glorious. 😅
Just mooaar of the same... Microsoft does what Phony and Nintendont. lol :P
What? Release a new Forza every year ;)
Naw, MS has bought up a pretty good bunch of developers. They have a pretty good future ahead of them, but their recent past has left much to be desired.
If this turns out to be true, I will probably pick up 3D World. The rest probably not. I already own most of them in one form or another.
It kinda got forgotten because it's developer, Silicone Knights, died a slow death before finally imploding when they tried to kickstart a spiritual successor. It's all very unfortunate because the concept is great and I would have loved to see it explored again :(.
@judaspete: At first I was very disappointed with TLJ but after the shallow fanservice of RoS I now appreciate it a bit more. It took risks and felt like a proper movie that didn't come out of the Disney factory.
It was far from a great Star Wars movie though. It had its moments but the flaws far outweigh them. Still it didn't leave me indifferent like RoS did. That movie made me realize that the new trilogy should never have happened.
I appreciate when people who didn't like TLJ can still recognize what it does well. Kind of a light/dark dichotomy to how I enjoy it despite it's flaws :)
Fights in the OT were a couple dudes banging glow sticks together, and one of them was usually encumbered by a big plastic costume. It's still exciting because of the story being told, but the choreography is a product of it's time. My assessment still applies though, as you say, we see both Luke and Vader go back and forth between more aggressive and defensive tactics. There isn't really a dark style vs light style on display here. But I was thinking more about the prequels. The fight scenes are impressive and look like a lot of work went into them, but it seems like every character was trained by one guy.
As for Luke, yeah, we never see him in a real fight to the death. But I still say the duel with Kylo Ren and his quick confrontation with Rey are perfect examples of how a Jedi should fight. Dodges and disarms. Always for defense, never attack. None of this "I hack off limbs to defend my friends" crap.
@judaspete: You're confusing the word bold with dumb, dumb is the word you're looking for.
Those terms are not mutually exclusive. In fact I'd say a lot of dumb ideas are bold :)
@judaspete: How was having a 2 hour slow car chase movie bold? Cause that's what Last Jedi boiled down to. It also took everything Force Awakens was setting up the trilogy for, threw it in a bag, shit on it and tossed it out the window.
I told myself I wan't going to waist my breath defending TLJ, but I guess I'm just too much of a nerd.
The Last Jedi was bold. Even Mark Hamil, who the whole internet will tell you hates the movie, describes it as such. Making Luke a grumpy curmudgeon suffering form PTSD was a ballsy choice. As was killing Snoke, giving Rey no royal lineage, and questioning the binary nature of the Force. These were all decisions that RJ knew not everyone would like, and he had the guts to go ahead with them. You can hate it, think it's dumb, shat on the franchise legacy, even get all conspiratorial and say he did it because he hates Star Wars and was just trolling the fans, and that is fine. You are entitled to your opinions. But to say it wasn't bold is getting into objective territory. Making choices knowing they will upset a lot of people is bold. Even if you equate this movie to having shit thrown in your face, you have to admit that's bold. It's a dick move, but still a bold one.
Going out and putting a bullet through someone's head for the money in their wallet is bold. So what. If you see this as a viable line of defense for TLJ, I don't know what to say.
Yes, you've essentially repeated my final point using a different analogy. So I guess we're in agreement there.
People seem to have such a visceral hatred of TLJ that they are critical of every single facet of the movie, even when it doesn't make sense. Like Vfighter saying it wasn't bold because it had a long chase scene. That's almost a non-sequitur.
This movie has flaws, a lot of them, but there are things it does better than any other film in the franchise. The most obvious being cinematography and character direction. If Revenge of the Sith had and actor as good as Adam Driver play Anakin, and a director who could direct actors well as Rian Johnson, it would be a masterpiece.
In all the other movies fight sequences, every character employs basically the same move set. TLJ has three very distinct styles from each force user. Rey is spontaneous a and unwieldy, like someone who learned to fight on the street. Kylo Ren uses big aggressive strikes, well trained but you can see his rage get the best of him. Luke is completely defensive, exclusively using dodge and disarm maneuvers, LIKE ALL JEDI SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING THIS WHOLE GODDAMN TIME! "Always for defense, never attack". My foot Obi Wan. More like, "Always lop off an appendage. Just always do it".
Everything else I like is stuff you all hate, so I'll just skim by saying I love everything about the Luke/Ben/Rey arc, am mostly fine with the Poe/Holdo one, and totally admit the Finn/Rose one doesn't work. But I can look past the parts that don't work because I like how they all fit together with the underlying theme of making mistakes and learning form them.
Anyhow, you didn't like the movie, and that is fine. Entertainment is subjective, and I don't think you're a moron for liking different stuff than me. But I am a nerd who gets weirdly worked up when I think people criticize this movie unfairly. So if you read all this, thanks for listening :)