mkenobi wrote:TLJ has been praised by critics because in addition to being a darling of critics for his work as director in Looper, Rian has earned the rest of the critics for his creative, innovative and subversive vision of the Star Wars universe - critics love that kind of thing! Fans hate it, especially when they mess with things they love for decades - original trilogy characters and dogmas.
The critics hated Rise because it's all forced, obvious, flawed, poorly written, misdirected and all the bad things a critic might notice in a movie. Rise is a movie for fans, not for critics - critics don't buy tickets, don't forget!
I personally really enjoyed the movie, in some scenes I really loved it - I've seen it 3 times, and intend to see it again. It's the best of the Disney trilogy so far, not really good, but it's fun and honors the tradition of the original movies.
Stop asking how Maz got Luke's lightsaber, or how Rey might be using the lightsaber if the lightsaber was destroyed in her fight with Kylo on TLJ! Your life as a SW fan in the Disney era will be so much more fun if you just stop asking stupid questions like that.
mkenobi wrote:If there is a hell where all the Sith go, from the bottom of my heart, I hope Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson and everyone involved in this stupid trilogy will burn there for eternity.
No more going back, it's over, and in the worst way possible. TFA wasn't so painful to see, but TLJ ruined my entire childhood and 42 years of magic in just 2h30min, and TROS ruined the rest of my life with such bullshit that if I lived longer than Yoda I wouldn't be able to get over it.
Also, don't go to screenrant. Don't do that to yourself.
I saw the movie and it was as good as it could be considering what came before it. I enjoyed my time with it, but there are a lot of problems with it, some by their own stupidity and some out of their hands.
Like all scenes with Leia. They did an admirable job, but they all miss warmth because Leia can't act/react with others.
Poe and Fin I loved.
Babu Frick was great.
The only surprise twist was probably the identity of the spy.
I liked the final space battle including the insanity of using horses to land on a star destroyer. (I saw someone mention that there was no air, but it was within an atmosphere, they still needed to leave the planet. The air probably was a bit thin though, but that's unnecessary nitpicking.)
But I disliked the "fight" with the Emperor, it was lame.
The exchange of life force just had people in the movie theater laughing. Literally.
They kinda broke the force with the powers Rey and Ben were using. Teleporting physical objects, reviving dead people with their own life force? Healing is to be expected, but there should've been limits. And why was that still there? Snoke said he made the connection.
The movie was also filled to the brim with shout outs and references. Some good, some fun, some incredibly forced, but all in all way too many.
Also can we get a good laugh at the Knight of Ren? Masters of knocking down a man without a weapon and standing around....MENACINGLY!
I wish the trilogy were better.
The goodbye to 3PO was really touching...except he's back by the end. Actually, that's a running theme in the movie. There are no consequences for the good guys.
Oh no I killed Chewie?! Oh wait, there he is. (I didn't believe this one for a second)
Oh no we killed 3PO! Oh wait, Artoo has a backup. (This pissed me off because the goodbye moment was so well done)
Oh no, they blew up the snow planet we went to earlier and killed Babu Frick? Also Zorii. Oh wait, never mind here they are.
Oh no Rey killed Ben! Oh wait, never mind. She healed him.
Oh no Palpatine sucked the lifeforce from Rey and Ben to revive himself! Oh wait, it was just a little apparently. They're fine.
Oh no Ben fell down a hole. Oh wait, there he is.
Oh no Rey died! Oh wait, never mind. Here she is again.
mkenobi wrote:What bothers me most is that TROS is the fourth Death Star-related SW movie in one way or another, and the fifth movie if you think of Starkiller as a kingsize Death Star. Here are a few - just a few - questions from TROS regarding the presence of the Death Star in the movie and the Sith Wayfinders - that make no sense to me because...
...the Sith Dagger shows the exact point in the destroyed Death Star where the Sith Wayfinder is - how if the dagger was built before the Death Star was built but shows exactly the position of the Death Star to the Wayfinder after it was destroyed??? Or did I miss something here and the inscriptions were carved later???
That part really broke my suspension of belief as well. More miraculously is that the dagger showed her where she needed to go because a broken off piece looked exactly like the outline of the dagger...I...what?
Also a good thing that the power source for that door was still working, which was to be expected considering the damage to the rest.
mkenobi wrote:...then I can't imagine how something has survived like a piece so large that it includes the Throne Room where the Wayfinder is and any starfighter launch pad...
...where Kylo Ren now Ben Solo found a Tie Fighter in perfect condition after 35 years and flew to Exegol, but how did that survive the explosion??? How did Kylo get to Exegol so fast if Tie Fighters of that time didn't have hyperdrive???
And the Death Star was orbiting the Endor's Forest Moon, and if there was any wreckage it should have fallen into the Endor's Forest Moon and not into Endor's Ocean Moon!
Actually it's much more likely that that Tie fighter is the fighter Kylo used to come to the planet in the first place. His original fighter was destroyed yet he somehow appears on that planet to confront Rey in the first place. IT also explains the hyperdrive problem.
The best part about the Snoke reveal is that it broke the Wookiepedia page on him. Snoke was such a terrible character.
And why does Disney hate Luke's green lightsaber? Why invent Leia's lightsaber when she could've used Luke's instead! It even makes more narrative sense because then Palpatine would've died to the combined saber of father and son.