Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker

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Re: Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 24th, 2019, 3:57 pm

For those who already saw Rise of Skywalker, this sums up the movie in hilarious fashion.

https://youtu.be/b2zZFtq13c4

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Re: Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker

Postby newmodelarmy » December 24th, 2019, 7:05 pm

Just got back from seeing it. It reminded me of a video game where you are on a fetch quest, that is basically the plot. It wasn't as bad as Last Jedi but that isn't saying much. Of course, it wouldn't be Disney without a few "social justice" moments. Overall it was ok, but honestly my biggest problem is that I just don't care about the characters. Growing up I loved Luke, Han, Chewie, Leia and the entire crew. Honestly, who the hell cares about Rey, Fin and Poe? I thought some of the plot points were interesting but not entirely fleshed out. Last Jedi is the only SW movie I have only seen once, I don't think I will be running out to see Rise of Skywalker again anytime soon. Basically I would rate it "meh", what say you?

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Re: Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker

Postby velcrozombie » January 10th, 2020, 9:24 am

The new movie felt like a big-budget, overlong SNL parody. There are isolated scenes that are fun (especially in the first half) but it all just feels so cynical and desperate. I had my issues with The Last Jedi but I've gained new respect for that film after seeing this dumpster fire.

Personal Rankings (incomplete, since I still haven't watched Solo)
1. ESB
2. ANH
3. RotJ (even with the Ewok stuff the opening and ending are great)
4. TFA
5. Rogue One (In many ways I prefer this to TFA but I have to admit that I didn't have as much fun watching it, largely because I only liked a handful of the characters)
6. TLJ (I struggle with this one the most - I can see it possibly moving higher in the future)
7. RotS (2005) (Not a very good movie overall, but at least it gains momentum as it goes and Palpatine's actor is wonderfully hammy)
8. TPM (Taken on its own, there are fun moments and of course Darth Maul - it's substantially better than the bottom two)
9. RotS (2019) (acronym is painfully accurate this time)
10. AotC (not the worst film I've seen in a theater, but maybe the most miserable experience I've had watching a film in one)

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Re: Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker

Postby Stalvern » January 10th, 2020, 12:11 pm

velcrozombie wrote:9. RotS (2019) (acronym is painfully accurate this time)

It actually is quite inaccurate.

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Re: Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker

Postby VideoGameCritic » January 10th, 2020, 7:29 pm

newmodelarmy wrote:Just got back from seeing it. It reminded me of a video game where you are on a fetch quest, that is basically the plot. It wasn't as bad as Last Jedi but that isn't saying much. Of course, it wouldn't be Disney without a few "social justice" moments. Overall it was ok, but honestly my biggest problem is that I just don't care about the characters. Growing up I loved Luke, Han, Chewie, Leia and the entire crew. Honestly, who the hell cares about Rey, Fin and Poe? I thought some of the plot points were interesting but not entirely fleshed out. Last Jedi is the only SW movie I have only seen once, I don't think I will be running out to see Rise of Skywalker again anytime soon. Basically I would rate it "meh", what say you?


Agreed. Rey seemed to check the box for "strong female" character, but what else did she offer? She really didn't seem to have any faults or weaknesses to speak of. Losing her family? That business with her family was just one big confusing mess that changed from film to film.

Kylo Renn was wasted. They should have made him a dark, mysterious character. He was such a badass when he first showed up with that cool mask. Not only did he not wear it for most of the first film, but he destroyed it in the second. Then he fixed it but still didn't really wear it. He turned out to be pretty wishy washy.

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Re: Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker

Postby velcrozombie » January 11th, 2020, 12:48 pm

Stalvern wrote:
velcrozombie wrote:9. RotS (2019) (acronym is painfully accurate this time)

It actually is quite inaccurate.


Ah, I'll take the L on this - it was a cringe comment anyway.


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