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  1. I agree. It was a vastly enjoyable installment that broke outside the more annoying of the Star Wars tropes. Get ready for the all the people who didn't enjoy it.
  2. Okay, so I had to do some research, but according to Del Rey, the novelizations are canon anywhere that isn't directly contradicted by the movie. So, canon, for now? lol Which cheers me up, cause that means TLJ's novelization explaining how Rey got her skills is also in the "true for now" category.
  3. agreed, still, it's fun to think about. lol Unfortunately, I think I can debunk this with the info from the novelization. The tracker didn't necessarily "lock on" to the ship. It tracked it's direction and hyperspace entry coordinates, then used 5,000 years of hyper space travel data from the Old Republic, Jedi, separatists, empire, rebellion, and New Republic to narrow down the exit coordinates. What made the tracker unique was the amount of time they did it in. Even a super computer would take an exceedingly long amount of time to process data like that. Hux designed a device that put the tracking computer into a hyperspace field. As it turns out the time flow is different in hyperspace, essentially, what would take months only took moments. (Enter why Snoke kept Hux in a place of power even though he couldn't lead to save his life.)
  4. I think my favorite mistake from the original was the stormtrooper bashing his face on a door. I didn't notice it til about 4-5 years ago and had previously thought the sound was the comm static. Now I can't watch that scene without laughing.
  5. Don't get me wrong, those scenes still carry the gravity they should, but the character was much less relatable. Maybe I'm just a grumpy old hermit on the inside and Cantankerous Hermit Luke is my spirit animal....
  6. This may not actually be true. Opening day in one of my college classes the professor came out with a book, held it up to the class and said, "this book is red" Looking at the book it was clearly black. Eventually someone spoke up and told him it was black. He argued that it was indeed red. After a few minutes of people arguing, he flipped the book over. one side was red, the other black. The idea was to invite students to question what they believe to be objective observations.. "Against that positivism which stops before phenomena saying, 'there are only facts' I should say: no, it is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations…" -Friedrich Nietzsche Again, this is your observation. There are those who do see character development. Your judgement of what is good or bad in terms of choreography is entirely relative to your perspective. What is the objective metric you use to measure and rate either of these two?
  7. I can understand this. I can even relate to it. At the same time, I relate to the new movies in a way I never did with the OT or PT. Seeing Luke, who was a hero and legend at his prime, reacting to tragedy like many people actually do, hit me at home. That get's me where I live. Like, yeah, I'd have loved to see the retirement home version of Luke and the gang run about the galaxy for one last adventure, but I respect the series so much more for humanizing the characters. Everyone gets old. Not everyone gets a happy ending. Everyone dies. It's not about lineage or heritage but about who you choose to be. one of my biggest issues with Luke in the OT was how detached he seemed when people he loved and cared about die. Aunt and uncle lying dead burned to a crisp and it was a short nod and off to join the rebellion. I get the motivation it inspired, and even if it was anger he showed I'd have related, but he didn't...I just think I'd be a little more emotional.... Then his best friend gets vaporized, and we never see the pain or regret. Really the only time Luke seems to show any sort of emotion concerning his friends in in empire and the last bit of return when he finally snaps and almost outright murders Vader
  8. I think the art of kintsugi resonates really well with most people. Many people suffer from losses that metaphorically "break" the person. The symbolism behind the art form is not only encouraging to see, but is beautiful. It's interesting to see it in a mainstream movie. Also it glows. Which, rule of cool, is baller AF.
  9. As much as I loved the idea of Kylo discarding the pretense when he destroyed the mask, I LOVE the design for this mask. Very clearly reflects the art of Kintsugi, which is beautiful both visually and symbolically. I really hope this means that where Kylo was once a broken individual he has repaired himself and come into his own. I'm excited for this film.
  10. We also don't understand the fallout.... It's reasonable to assume giant hunks of molten ship were hurled aimlessly into hyperspace.... Who knows what collateral damage a move like this would cause.
  11. It's unfortunate, but in the rare circumstances someone can't behave with civility mock them relentlessly. Straight up, I'm cool with listening but if they want to be king rat with their opinion I will cover the whole room in **** before I have to just sit there and eat theirs. Something something "speak softly but carry a big stick" something something. YES Also yes YES
  12. My goodness, YES. Armada, which scratches my itch to command a fleet. Legion which scratches my itch to command a battlefield, and X-wing to keep my house warm during the cold cold winters. lol
  13. I guess for me the social element was always miserable. Like, pre-disney, any time you talked about the EU it was either Bane, Revan, Katarn, Thrawn, and eventually the Vong. And somehow the conversation always turned into some level of cringeworthy fanservice of one of these characters. With the new content, it's a toss up when someone says they don't like the new films. I try to be accommodating if they're reasonable about it and if we can discuss stuff like civil people. I'm okay to leave well enough alone. That said, I will be outright dismissive of people who stamp an opinionated label on any of the movies because of "sjws" or "ruined childhoods" It's the same load of garbage. Fans are always going to carry the possibility of having absurd or unjustified concrete opinions that make talking about it a pain. Just do what I do. Talk about it, and if you disagree with someone who doesn't want to exchange ideas, accept that it can't be changed, and move on.
  14. As much as I'll argue with folks and even taunt disgruntled fans, this is absolutely true. It's a great time to be a Star Wars fan.
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