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@rekonym: I found they were nothing but respectful towards Luke's and Leia's characters. There was a lot to digest in the film but none of it was bad. The humor was no more forced or cringe-worthy than anything else in any other Star Wars film.

I've found that most of the complaints of this film stem from the early-on scene of Leia floating in space and Force pulling herself to safety. They just thought it was bullcrap and poorly done and that after that scene they were pretty much DONE with this film. While the presentation of that one scene was probably not as awe-inspiring as it should have been, just realizing that Carrie Fisher was old and worn out from the years alleviates any real concerns I have about that sequence. Unless of course you're inferring that "we've never even SEEN Leia use Force powers" in which I just have to shake my head at your lack of insight and inference that she's a Skywalker and the Force is in her blood.

A lot of the people complaining seem to be unable to do any critical analysis of their own outside of what was presented to them on the big screen. They seem to be unwilling to dissect things, piece things together and use insight from the previous episodes to see the bigger picture. It's a bit disheartening because these are the so-called "Star Wars NERDS" that know every movie backwards and forwards but are unable to piece together that Luke Skywalker is not infallible and has always been prone to judgment.

You know Luke Skywalker, right? The character whose bad decisions have affected his entire life. The guy who neglected his Force training to go have his entire world turned upside down by the revelation of his bloodline, lost his hand and was almost killed. You know... LUKE SKYWALKER!!! The one who flirted with the Dark Side and almost murdered his own father before coming to his senses at the last second? Does that theme ring a bell for anything in The Last Jedi? Nah.

It's really too bad that some people can't see the monumental steps forward this film series is attempting to take because the old characters cannot carry this series any more. We missed that opportunity 30 years ago when Lucas decided that there was no way to move forward in the films. So here we are with these filmmakers now trying to build a new foundation while giving the old guard some closure. It's not going to be an easy task for any one. I don't care who you are. The fact that 30 years between VI and VII has happened is the new trilogy's biggest handicap and it's one we're going to have to cope with. There is bound to be some turbulence.

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@ToadstoolPeach: Interesting that you say that when everyone who I've talked to in person has loved it and yet everyone online seems to hate it.

It seems that the people who hated it are just incredibly outspoken about it on online echo chambers of social media.

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@mike468: Any other time, I might agree with you but I believe that Luke's presence on both posters is indicative of the revelation he's come to. It's alluded to in the previous trailer about how the Jedi must end and also the hints that there needs to be a balance. I think Luke's findings of the history of the Jedi led him to believe that a strict adherence to the Jedi Order's Code led to their prideful downfall as well as for the Sith and theirs that he was largely the catalyst of.

If his presence on both Light and Dark Side posters indicates anything, it's that he believes that you must tap into both to find the balance of the Force. Light Side for peace and level-headedness to compliment the Dark Side where your emotions are your fuel. Suppressing emotions isn't healthy and only going off of emotion isn't either, but finding that balance where you are aware of both would likely lead you down a path of great strength. Both of character and of Force awareness and power. I believe that's the path Luke wants Rey to take as well as whatever Order he's going to establish. If any.

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@Kesmai: Spider-Man: Homecoming is a part of the MCU as this iteration of the character was introduced in Civil War. Which was a major turning point for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's no question that it isn't.

Venom, on the other hand, doesn't appear to be at this moment in time.

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@graffitiheart: Agreed. I would love to see Chris in more comedies. I think he has a knack for really good comedic timing.

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@videogameninja: What about 2101 A.D.?

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People need to post some real talk concerning this game.

Is it perfect? No. Far from it but it's a really good Zelda game. However, there are glaring flaws and I'm not referring to hardware performance because I believe that the overall game shouldn't be faulted for that. There are some design flaws to the game that I don't want to get into for the sake of arguments starting but they do detract from the experience a bit. Not much, but every now and then.

Is it the stepping stone Nintendo needed for this franchise? Absolutely. This has been a long time coming and I feel that the folks at Nintendo are finally coming into the modern day with game design for their flagship series. If we look at it at face value, it would almost seem that the developers are taking a similar risk with Super Mario Odyssey.

All in all I feel that there are indeed better open world games but I think what we're seeing is a knee-jerk reaction to this game because nobody really saw this coming. It's definitely a quality game and a much-needed shot in the arm for this series. Let's hope they take more risks like this for other titles in the future.

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@me3639: Both systems were the same price during the holidays.