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I went to see Rise of Skywalker last night with @ShiraNoMai and although I could put it in the general movie thread, I know there's enough Star Wars fans here to warrant a thread for everything about it even though I expect most people are going to collectively agree on preferring the pre-Disney Star Wars movies. Tongue

So yeah, saw the movie last night, and while it was better than The Last Jedi overall, it was still just OK to me. 
Outside of that movie, what does everyone else think about Star Wars? Anyone checking out The Mandalorian at all?
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I went to see Rise of Skywalker last night with @ShiraNoMai and although I could put it in the general movie thread, I know there's enough Star Wars fans here to warrant a thread for everything about it even though I expect most people are going to collectively agree on preferring the pre-Disney Star Wars movies. Tongue

So yeah, saw the movie last night, and while it was better than The Last Jedi overall, it was still just OK to me. 
Outside of that movie, what does everyone else think about Star Wars? Anyone checking out The Mandalorian at all?
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Star Wars has become 'meh' to me. Enjoyed the original trilogy as a kid, plus even the prequel trilogy and now I think they're alright. Force Awakens was pretty good but about a level under. Then Last Jedi I haven't seen and probably don't particularly want to nor Rise of Skywalker. Just completely fell off my radar. XD

Oh! Rogue One is easily the best recent film.
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Star Wars has become 'meh' to me. Enjoyed the original trilogy as a kid, plus even the prequel trilogy and now I think they're alright. Force Awakens was pretty good but about a level under. Then Last Jedi I haven't seen and probably don't particularly want to nor Rise of Skywalker. Just completely fell off my radar. XD

Oh! Rogue One is easily the best recent film.
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I still think they're movies worth seeing just to have experienced it all. It's sort of like not finishing long-running series like Bleach or Naruto and having a finished opinion rather than an arbitrary opinion reliant on your limited experience with the series to have any sort of conversation with.

But yes Rogue One is amazing; I really ought to show Moony it soon, along with the prequels ROFL
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I still think they're movies worth seeing just to have experienced it all. It's sort of like not finishing long-running series like Bleach or Naruto and having a finished opinion rather than an arbitrary opinion reliant on your limited experience with the series to have any sort of conversation with.

But yes Rogue One is amazing; I really ought to show Moony it soon, along with the prequels ROFL
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I've had a bit of a complicated relationship with Star Wars over the years Tongue .

The first one I saw was Episode I, back in 1999 when it was still in cinemas. I have to say, I wasn't really taken in by it - perhaps because it was back-story to three movies which I hadn't yet seen. The name hadn't confused me (I was fully aware that it was a prequel), but maybe it was a mistake not seeing the Original Trilogy first. Anyway, after being disappointed by it, I just moved on to other things.

I only returned to Star Wars in late 2015, a few weeks before Episode VII was due to be released. One of my friends found out that I'd never seen the Original Trilogy, and he insisted that I watch it. I did, and I enjoyed it (my favourite was Episode V) - and then, I enjoyed Episode VII as well Smile .

I then watched Episode III in late 2016, in preparation for seeing Rogue One (since I knew it was going to take place between Episodes III and IV). Since I'd skipped Episode II, the beginning of Episode III was a little tedious for me; however, I did enjoy the last half an hour or so of it! (Then I quite liked Rogue One: it was slow at times, but it had its moments Smile )

Finally, I watched Episode VIII when it came out at the end of 2017. As a film, I thought it was well-made, but... let's just say that I strongly disagreed with some of the story choices >_< .

I haven't yet seen The Rise of Skywalker (so I won't be reading your spoilered thoughts just yet), but I probably will in the not-too-distant future.
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I've had a bit of a complicated relationship with Star Wars over the years Tongue .

The first one I saw was Episode I, back in 1999 when it was still in cinemas. I have to say, I wasn't really taken in by it - perhaps because it was back-story to three movies which I hadn't yet seen. The name hadn't confused me (I was fully aware that it was a prequel), but maybe it was a mistake not seeing the Original Trilogy first. Anyway, after being disappointed by it, I just moved on to other things.

I only returned to Star Wars in late 2015, a few weeks before Episode VII was due to be released. One of my friends found out that I'd never seen the Original Trilogy, and he insisted that I watch it. I did, and I enjoyed it (my favourite was Episode V) - and then, I enjoyed Episode VII as well Smile .

I then watched Episode III in late 2016, in preparation for seeing Rogue One (since I knew it was going to take place between Episodes III and IV). Since I'd skipped Episode II, the beginning of Episode III was a little tedious for me; however, I did enjoy the last half an hour or so of it! (Then I quite liked Rogue One: it was slow at times, but it had its moments Smile )

Finally, I watched Episode VIII when it came out at the end of 2017. As a film, I thought it was well-made, but... let's just say that I strongly disagreed with some of the story choices >_< .

I haven't yet seen The Rise of Skywalker (so I won't be reading your spoilered thoughts just yet), but I probably will in the not-too-distant future.
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(Dec 23rd, 2019, 02:41 AM)Kyng Wrote:
The first one I saw was Episode I, back in 1999 when it was still in cinemas. I have to say, I wasn't really taken in by it - perhaps because it was back-story to three movies which I hadn't yet seen. The name hadn't confused me (I was fully aware that it was a prequel), but maybe it was a mistake not seeing the Original Trilogy first. Anyway, after being disappointed by it, I just moved on to other things. 

I only returned to Star Wars in late 2015, a few weeks before Episode VII was due to be released. One of my friends found out that I'd never seen the Original Trilogy, and he insisted that I watch it. I did, and I enjoyed it (my favourite was Episode V) - and then, I enjoyed Episode VII as well Smile
If this was all you wrote we'd be exactly the same in regards to Star Wars. XD
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(Dec 23rd, 2019, 02:41 AM)Kyng Wrote:
The first one I saw was Episode I, back in 1999 when it was still in cinemas. I have to say, I wasn't really taken in by it - perhaps because it was back-story to three movies which I hadn't yet seen. The name hadn't confused me (I was fully aware that it was a prequel), but maybe it was a mistake not seeing the Original Trilogy first. Anyway, after being disappointed by it, I just moved on to other things. 

I only returned to Star Wars in late 2015, a few weeks before Episode VII was due to be released. One of my friends found out that I'd never seen the Original Trilogy, and he insisted that I watch it. I did, and I enjoyed it (my favourite was Episode V) - and then, I enjoyed Episode VII as well Smile
If this was all you wrote we'd be exactly the same in regards to Star Wars. XD
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Well, I did see The Rise of Skywalker in the end, and I guess I'll cross-post my thoughts. I figure it's probably safe to post it without a spoiler tag now, since the movie's been out for almost a month... but, I'll still use a spoiler tag, just in case:

On the whole, I thought of it much the same way that I thought of The Last Jedi: it was enjoyable to watch, but I really didn't like some of the additions that it made to the Star Wars canon. In fact, because Episodes VIII and IX seemed to be locked in a tug-of-war of "Where should the plot go?", the Sequel Trilogy as a whole just failed to tell a coherent story >_< . On the whole, I think I got my money's worth out of this trilogy - in the sense that I had a good time while I was in the cinema - but I'm glad it's over.

Also, two days before I saw The Rise of Skywalker, I saw Solo for the first time. I thought that was a fun movie... if you just thought of it as its own stand-alone thing which had nothing to do with any of the rest of the Star Wars canon. It's not a movie I can take seriously, though.
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Well, I did see The Rise of Skywalker in the end, and I guess I'll cross-post my thoughts. I figure it's probably safe to post it without a spoiler tag now, since the movie's been out for almost a month... but, I'll still use a spoiler tag, just in case:

On the whole, I thought of it much the same way that I thought of The Last Jedi: it was enjoyable to watch, but I really didn't like some of the additions that it made to the Star Wars canon. In fact, because Episodes VIII and IX seemed to be locked in a tug-of-war of "Where should the plot go?", the Sequel Trilogy as a whole just failed to tell a coherent story >_< . On the whole, I think I got my money's worth out of this trilogy - in the sense that I had a good time while I was in the cinema - but I'm glad it's over.

Also, two days before I saw The Rise of Skywalker, I saw Solo for the first time. I thought that was a fun movie... if you just thought of it as its own stand-alone thing which had nothing to do with any of the rest of the Star Wars canon. It's not a movie I can take seriously, though.
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