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  1. That sequence of the Dauntlesses diving in at the end. That's a Money Shot if ever I saw one. I'm cautiously optimistic. At the very least, from a check of IMDB EVERY named character is a historical figure as far as I can tell, so they definitely did their homework. The only obvious error I see is they used B-25Js for the Doolittle Raiders, but considering that of the 30-odd airworthy B-25s only THREE are early models, that may be a limitation of what they had to work with.
  2. This is LucasFilm we're talking about. It took them something like 20 years to acknowledge West End Games screwed up the size of the Super Star Destroyer and fix it (ironically by make it to TOO big).
  3. Devil's advocate you could claim that it's not Tantive IV, or even a CR90 Corvette at all, but another, similar vessel....which just happened to be commanded by the same captain...
  4. And if it had been Hulk, Stark, Black Panther, Thor and Cap, NO ONE WOULD HAVE COMPLAINED. It's entirely about a bunch of shrunken-******** dudebros having a panic attack over having even the smallest drop of estrogen in their male power fantasy (and I'm saying this AS a guy).
  5. Yes. There's a LOT of people ranting on social media how "Unrealistic" it was.
  6. I did go through it, and I'd say the reaction today is much worse because of the prevalence of social media, and the accessibility of fans to the creators. You also didn't have NEARLY the sort of politics getting involved, which is a major driving factor now. While there was certainly some raised eyebrows over depictions of characters like Jar-Jar and the Nemoidians, you also didn't have the polarization — his has gotten EXTREMELY nasty — you're seeing over female characters such as Rey, and which we also see now in other franchises (IE backlash to Captain Marvel, or the "Girl Power" moment in Endgame).
  7. Sorry, but while End Game was a good movie, much like Black Panther it is NOT Oscar-caliber outside the technical awards.
  8. Honestly, this was a mercy killing. Legacy of the Force SERIOUSLY FUBARed the old EU, with WTF plot points that made no frelling sense (like how was Daala not in a MENTAL INSTITUTION?).
  9. Of all the misfires in the Prequels, this was one of the biggest (up there with Jesus Anakin, Lucas not farming out directing and writing duties to people who are actually capable, and not bringing back the Great Bob Anderson to choreograph the lightsaber duels. Nick Gilliard is a HACK). After they spent the entire Original Trilogy hammering home that the Force is strong in Luke's family, making it abundantly clear that Force affinity is hereditary, they decide to go with the "Jedi don't get married and have kids" (although apparently George came back saying that doesn't mean Jedi are celibate. So apparently they're perfectly fine to hook up, as long as it's casual empty sex with no attachment. Yeah...) nonsense to force a half-assed Romeo and Juliet plot that really wasn't necessary.
  10. The problem is Steve staying in the past CAN'T be compatible or a stable time loop. The scene with him and Peggy dancing appears to be set in the 1940s/early 1950s based on the cars. However there's plenty of other material this would directly contradict. For one, Peggy had an entirely different family between the first Captain America and when Steve woke up in the present day. That couldn't have happened had she been with Steve all that time (I mean I'd screw over causality for Hayley Atwell, too, but that's neither here nor there).
  11. I think the point the Ancient One made is that taking the Stone would break HER timeline, and that's why they had to put them back. The problem was Old Man Rogers turning up at the end makes it clear they DID change their own timeline, and that's where the entire conceit falls apart. And no, STEVE DIDN'T TIME TRAVEL BACK. If he had, he would have popped out of the machine like they did every other time when returning to the present, NOT been spotted on a park bench hundreds of feet away. I'm also disappointed with how they handled Black Widow, considering she broke the conditions for claiming the Soul Stone. In Infinity War Red Skull told Thanos he had to sacrifice something he loved to get the Stone. Nat didn't do that. She sacrificed HERSELF to PROTECT something she loved. That should have been a prophecy twist. Instead they ignored that part and just went with the "Soul for a Soul" (in which case, Steve SHOULD have been able to bring her back by returning the Stone -- A soul for a soul).
  12. The Thrawn Trilogy, without question. Hand of Thrawn was great, too, and I really loved the X-Wing novels. ESPECIALLY Alston's. He may have written some of the flat-out FUNNIEST books I've ever read (Starfighters of Adumar particularly stands out).
  13. Kathleen Kennedy has indicated it's not a fakeout. Palpatine IS involved somehow, and that they had plans to bring him back as early as TFA. Ian McDiarmid is also listed in the credits on IMDB.
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