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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 2:52 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4776

    It’s amazing how one’s level of hate for Star Wars can be considered a legit quantification for being a big Star Wars fan.

    (i.e. hating one trilogy, but loving another, etc)

    It’s so odd to me that one can say I’m a Star Wars fan, and expend daily energy to making sure everyone knows they have that hate in them online... and I am not exempt from this, just observing.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 3:04 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4777

    SethS said: View Post
    It’s amazing how one’s level of hate for Star Wars can be considered a legit quantification for being a big Star Wars fan.

    (i.e. hating one trilogy, but loving another, etc)

    It’s so odd to me that one can say I’m a Star Wars fan, and expend daily energy to making sure everyone knows they have that hate in them online... and I am not exempt from this, just observing.
    I have absolutely no hate for Star Wars whatsoever in me. Since it was ingrained into my personality at the impressable age of 7 I can say that I love Star Wars. I cannot hate it. Although TLJ really cut a deep chunk out of my heart. But I do hate bad craftsmanship. I love comics but hate certain styles. I love music but I hate certain songs. I love literature but I hate certain books. And so on and so on...
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 3:16 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4778

    I don't have any real opinion yet, but I know because it's release is on my birthday that I'll be seeing it. I always go into these new Star Wars films with zero expectations, that way if I am disappointed I wasn't expecting much anyway. I don't like TFA or TLJ but love Rogue One, so hopefully this one will be similar. I have a theory that all of the standalone Star Wars Story movies are always going to be better than the new trilogy, but I know people who love the new trilogy will disagree.

    Anyway, the costumes look cool!
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 3:22 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4779

    New trailer looks...promising,still can't quite get this guy as Solo but overall it seems okay but after TLJ I'm spooked about any SW and I won't be running to see this at all.

    Funny thing is I am not,and never will be a "fan" of anything yes some things I enjoy a lot films,music,authors et cetera but my life doesn't hinge on any of it in any manner if something I like gets a new chapter or story or album I'll check it out but if it sucks~meh.
    I honestly can't say I like all SW the last of the original films ROJ to me sucked and even ANH is kinda so-so if you watch it enough (I'll post a thread on that in a minute) I actually like Ep 2 and 3 Anakin wasn't great but I loved Kenobi while Ep 1 doesn't mean anything to me just useless filler and I never watched the Clone Wars TV show much (three? I think but never more)

    Here's a thought for you.........

    The movie rolls and all of you like me who can't see the guy as Solo are in full retch mode and yet you sit there.....and there at the end Solo throws his life on the line to save Chewie and he's toast,alive but his face has been blown off and he's seven kinds of screwed but Chewie takes him to somebody he knows as he won't give up on someone who almost literally gave their life for him because that's how Wookies are and you see Han with medical droids around him ala Vader....

    At the end of the credits we see Han getting his face unwrapped and bam! It's the old Han we've always known.....
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 3:49 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4780

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    Well, I've watched the new Solo trailer about a dozen times now, and I have yet to see, I have yet to hear, and I have yet to sense the presence of, Han Solo. To add insult upon injury, Glover's Lando Calrissian is nearly as much of a fail as is Alden's Solo.

    But put Lando aside. Because as much as I love Billy Dee's Lando, that's not why I'll be going to see this movie. I'll be seeing Solo mostly for its eponymous character. And the film will fly or crash based on whether or not I can buy that Alden is a 20-something Han Solo. So far, I ain't getting that. What I see is a twerp in elevator boots, who exudes about as much coolness and danger as the underclassmen I used to initiate with atomic wedgies and lunch money shakedowns in the halls of Hoover High.

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    Dude you went to Hoover? Damn thats ghetto. I really like the vietnamese place across the street though.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 3:56 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4781

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    Dude you went to Hoover? Damn thats ghetto. I really like the vietnamese place across the street though.
    Hmmm, how strange....there must be more than one Hoover High in the U.S.

    I did not grow up in Whale's Vagina.

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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 4:31 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4782

    SethS said: View Post
    It’s amazing how one’s level of hate for Star Wars can be considered a legit quantification for being a big Star Wars fan.

    (i.e. hating one trilogy, but loving another, etc)

    It’s so odd to me that one can say I’m a Star Wars fan, and expend daily energy to making sure everyone knows they have that hate in them online... and I am not exempt from this, just observing.
    I wouldn't say hatred more disappointment.
    I had hope and excitement but like Charlie Brown too many times "All I got is a rock".
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 4:48 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4783

    Greenie said: View Post
    Nice to see Chewie getting some action (Wookiee on Wookiee I mean!)
    Yay, Malla makes her first appearance since the Holiday Special!



    Snikt said: View Post
    Movie looks good, but the guy playing Han cant freaking act. Also, is anyone else bothered that they retconned Chewie to have actual hands? I hate it.
    That's a mistake first made in TFA. Chewie must have them, but you should never, under any circumstances ever see a Wookiee's fingers, it's just weird!



    This Chewbacca costume is better than those used in TFA and TLJ at least so that's something. My Star Wars isn't coming back to the big screen but I'm hoping for something fun and Star Wars-inspired.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 4:54 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4784

    I just sat down with my girls and watched the trailer. My wife said 'it looks pretty good but why didn't they get someone who looks and sounds like Han?'
    My eight year old said 'that, is not Han Solo'
    My four year old said 'is this Star Wars daddy?' The only answer I could give her was 'no darling'.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 5:02 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4785

    Greenie said: View Post
    I just sat down with my girls and watched the trailer. My wife said 'it looks pretty good but why didn't they get someone who looks and sounds like Han?'
    My eight year old said 'that, is not Han Solo'
    My four year old said 'is this Star Wars daddy?' The only answer I could give her was 'no darling'.
    Out of the mouths of babes.

    And out of the mouths of children, too.

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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 5:17 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4786

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    At the end of the credits we see Han getting his face unwrapped and bam! It's the old Han we've always known.....
    ...they should then unveil Anthony Ingruber.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 6:03 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4787

    I still get a kick out of all the comments from the anti-anti-AE folks. Cracks me up to hear people say "who cares if he doesn't look, act, or sound like the Solo we know". Really, c'mon! Han Solo is one of the most iconic, unique, and loved characters in cinema history, can you REALLY be mad at people who want a young Solo who, you know, acts, looks, sounds, and kinda resembles the Han Solo we love!

    Look, I'll see this movie. But as of now, the magic and tingly feelings I get when I'm about to see a new Star Wars movie aren't there because I don't see Solo in this kid (and probably because I also feel I got kicked squarely in the balls by TLJ, but no time for that now.......). BUT, I am going to view this movie objectively because I know I can't and shouldn't judge on the little I've seen so far.

    But if you're hating on the fact fans are having trouble accepting what we're seeing.........then maybe the magical world of movie making just means something more to me than it does to you. And that my friends is OK, I respect that some of you don't care, but you have to respect the fact that some of us do.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 6:07 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4788

    Remember... There were "thousands" of auditions and this guy was the best, right?
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 6:26 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4789

    niennumb1 said: View Post
    Remember... There were "thousands" of auditions and this guy was the best, right?
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 6:50 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4790

    azheat01 said: View Post
    I still get a kick out of all the comments from the anti-anti-AE folks. Cracks me up to hear people say "who cares if he doesn't look, act, or sound like the Solo we know". Really, c'mon! Han Solo is one of the most iconic, unique, and loved characters in cinema history, can you REALLY be mad at people who want a young Solo who, you know, acts, looks, sounds, and kinda resembles the Han Solo we love!

    Look, I'll see this movie. But as of now, the magic and tingly feelings I get when I'm about to see a new Star Wars movie aren't there because I don't see Solo in this kid (and probably because I also feel I got kicked squarely in the balls by TLJ, but no time for that now.......). BUT, I am going to view this movie objectively because I know I can't and shouldn't judge on the little I've seen so far.

    But if you're hating on the fact fans are having trouble accepting what we're seeing.........then maybe the magical world of movie making just means something more to me than it does to you. And that my friends is OK, I respect that some of you don't care, but you have to respect the fact that some of us do.
    Exactly how I feel about the whole thing. I`m in no hurry to see this as there`s just no excitement about it for me and doubt very much that it will offend me as TLJ did as it has an established Director that is more than capable and comfortable with large scale productions without a personal agenda and a quality writer with a sound knowledge of the subject matter.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 6:53 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4791

    Disney's trailer guy needs a pay raise. They can take trash and make it look good. You got me with TLJ... not this time though.

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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 7:11 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4792

    What are the chances of an opening crawl, and the Star Wars music over the closing titles?
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 7:33 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4793

    joshvanrad said: View Post
    Disney's trailer guy needs a pay raise. They can take trash and make it look good. You got me with TLJ... not this time though.

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    So you've been to the future, seen the movie and can confirm it's trash? Cool, can I borrow your time machine?

    I do agree that TLJ was trash, but I actually had to see it before making that distinction.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 7:36 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4794

    Wow some of you need to chill. He's not going to be Harrison Ford. He's trying to be a version of Han Solo. Have any of you ever played a SW game? I don't think you could because NO ONE (other than Starkiller...) sounds like they are supposed to because of the voice actor. I'm still betting on these anthology movies being the only good SW we're going to get from now on.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 7:37 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4795

    Toadmeister said: View Post
    I've been saying since the prequels that they need a Star Wars universe Western. This could be it.
    Parts of Star Wars are already a Western.

    Tatooine is the Frontier. Chalmun's Cantina ("Cantina" from Spanish) is a Saloon. Han Solo is a gunslinger. Sand People are Indians.
    Anakin's mother was taken as a Squaw and held captive in a Tipi. Supposedly, when Anakin ambushed the Tusken camp there were compositions that had been copied from some old Western movie.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 8:22 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4796

    azheat01 said: View Post
    Han Solo is one of the most iconic, unique, and loved characters in cinema history
    He may be iconic and loved, but Han Solo is far from unique in cinema. Just the opposite. The character of Han Solo is very common archetype. The pirate, the rogue, the scoundrel has been a character thats existed in all forms of story telling since the beginning. You're a Star Wars fan, so I'm sure you've read Joseph Campbell.

    As for respecting differing opinions, thats one thing. Whats been going on in Star Wars fandom since TFA is another. Its not just on this board. Theres a really ugly element thats been brought to the forefront and I think thats what a lot of people are objecting to.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 8:28 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4797

    somerset fox said: View Post
    What are the chances of an opening crawl, and the Star Wars music over the closing titles?
    ZERO %

    - - - Updated - - -

    As an aside: C3P0 and R2D2 have been in every Star Wars film. Even the 4 second cameo in R1.

    Will this be the FIRST not to have them?
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 9:11 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4798

    Darth Lars said: View Post
    Parts of Star Wars are already a Western.

    Tatooine is the Frontier. Chalmun's Cantina ("Cantina" from Spanish) is a Saloon. Han Solo is a gunslinger. Sand People are Indians.
    Anakin's mother was taken as a Squaw and held captive in a Tipi. Supposedly, when Anakin ambushed the Tusken camp there were compositions that had been copied from some old Western movie.
    Yes, all valid points. All of Tatooine really identifies as a Western frontier. Only thing missing is the cowboy hats

    Perhaps I should have clarified a "Speggeti Western".



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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 9:20 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4799

    4-Lom is in the movie. I might see it just for that. Lol
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 9, 2018, 9:21 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #4800

    blewis17 said: View Post
    ZERO %

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    As an aside: C3P0 and R2D2 have been in every Star Wars film. Even the 4 second cameo in R1.

    Will this be the FIRST not to have them?
    That was one of my biggest groans in R1 too. Made no sense whatsoever! Essentially they knew where the hidden Rebel base was all along but didn't mention anything to Luke or Obi-Wan, LOL. Had they actually been captured, the Empire would have interogated them, melted them down, and ended the Rebellion in one swift stroke!

    Hopefully Darth Kennedy learned from that mistake.

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