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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON There have been enough flags from Disney that it'll be chock-full of fan service, to wrap up all nine core films. I'm certain it'll be spectacular on the first viewing, with laughs and engineered emotional payoff. The question will be whether it holds up on repeat viewings, or whether it's all just smoke and mirrors to make you feel good about the franchise again.

For example, I'm only really excited because of Palpatine and the rumour that we'll get to see Battle Droids and Hayden Christensen back as Anakin's ghost. Whatever happens to Rey, Kylo, Finn, Poe... yeah, if it was just them, I wouldn't care as much.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Like TFA?!

I'm curious enough to see for myself before I read/hear too much about it around release.

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Yeah, exactly like The Force Awakens which, after having witnessed the insulting travesty of The Last Jedi, would be no bad thing.

The Force Awakens is inoffensive fluff. It's bad to hope for that, but this is where Disney have put us.

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger That’s a great point; likely the pressure will be on to produce a satisfying first viewing, especially given TLJ’s poor reception. It’ll be like that super sweet chocolate cake for dessert— the first piece is great, but if you go back for seconds it just makes your stomach churn because it’s too rich.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

LN78

@KALofKRYPTON Along with many other people I honestly thought that Star Wars had hit rock bottom with the prequels and that turned out to be a mistake. Going into a Star Wars movie with anything approaching optimism at this point is a fool's errand. Expect the worst but hope for the best and you won't go far wrong.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger @Th3solution @LN78
Nice to know we're all on pretty much the same page.

Shall we talk about Anakin's lightsaber activation button next? ;-p

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Is that some kind of euphemism I'm not familiar with?

In all seriousness, my teeth still clenched when I watched that new trailer and the montage comprised dozens of shots from the original trilogy, then a blink-and-you-miss-it six shots from the prequels, before dozens of shots from the sequel trilogy. I'm hoping Disney get over this whole "it can only be Star Wars if it has Stormtroopers, TIE Fighters and Han Solo in it" approach and start providing some originality with whatever they serve up next.

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RogerRoger

@Th3solution If that turns out to be the case, I'm totally gonna pinch that analogy for my inevitable "so I've just been to see The Rise of Skywalker..." post in December.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Ha! Probably in some circles.
It's pure pedantry (which I'm OK with), but in TFA and TLJ, everyone using the 'not activation button' to activate the saber really grinds my gears!

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redd214

That Star Wars trailer looks awesome! Making our way through the movies now since Ive never really seen any of them. Looking forward to seeing it this Christmas!

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Also, yeah the odd use of the prequel stuff in the clip was a big jarring.

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger You’re welcome to it! I am an analogy making machine! There’s more where that came from. 😆

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

RogerRoger

@Th3solution What, more analogies or more chocolate cake?

Because I could sure go for some chocolate cake.

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WanderingBullet

The new Joker final trailer's terrific. Hyped for the movie.

Also, there are theories online that his character isn't even the real Joker.

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LN78

@WanderingBullet It looks interesting. I was really surprised how strong the references to "The King of Comedy" were. I can see why Scorsese is involved as a producer.

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WanderingBullet

@LN78 I'm not familiar with that movie. Was it any good?

Since it's a new origin story, I do wonder if Joaquin Phoenix's character ends up killing Thomas Wayne, though.

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LN78

@WanderingBullet It's about a struggling comedian who is so obsessed with fame that he resorts to kidnapping a celebrity to get media attention. It certainly has retained quite a lot of relevance given the current fascination with the damaging nature of fame. Well worth seeing much like all the collaborations between Scorsese and De Niro although it's not as highly thought of as say Taxi Driver or Goodfellas. I don't know about how much "Joker" will tie in to future DC projects, particularly the upcoming Matt Reeves movies. From what I can gather Bruce is still an infant in this film so perhaps the Reeves/Pattinson movies could be prequels to the Affleck version of the character and be set in the 90's? I'm intrigued to see how it all pans out.

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WanderingBullet

@LN78 Thanks.

Joker is a standalone film. It's most likely an Elseworlds story. The reason why people are saying he's not the real Joker but will serve as inspiration for the real Joker that Batman faces later on is because of the age difference. His character in the movie looks like he's 30 years older than young Bruce Wayne.

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LN78

@WanderingBullet It's a standalone film until it makes a billion and Joaquin wins a shelf full of awards.

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WanderingBullet

@LN78 Haha. It's a low budget movie. Reportedly only cost $55 million to make.

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