star wars 9 grim resignation thread

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greedo shot first (mh), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

might be a good time to finally see the other eight

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:13 (one year ago) link

are they gonna digitize Carrie Fisher into this or what

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

I just got VIII out of the library last night so no spoilers plz

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

Sorry, just one spoiler: Greedo shot Princess Leia. There, I'm done.

Across the You Never Her (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:22 (one year ago) link

you want spoilers for #9 in the #9 thread but not for #8?

might be a good time to finally see the other eight

there will be 12 Star Wars feature films by the time the one numbered 9 comes out

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:25 (one year ago) link

Have we fallen so far that we no longer recognize the adventures of the Ewoks?

Across the You Never Her (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

great thread title

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:02 (one year ago) link

wookie xmas special counts I think

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:09 (one year ago) link

no, that's a variety show

One, Five, Six, Ewok One, Ewok Two, One II, Two, Three, Seven, Rogue One, Eight, Solo: Rogue II, and then Nine is the thirteenth.

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:05 (one year ago) link

hold on there fella, now what about the animated clone wars movie

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:28 (one year ago) link

It's the ninth episodic chapter, the others are cartoons, spinoffs, or specifically marked as "stories" or "anthology material" imo

mh, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

Droopy McCool: A Star Wars Story

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:23 (one year ago) link

googling about this this terrible joke has been made about a million times online

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:24 (one year ago) link

I'm not the biggest McCool fan but I feel I've got to at least give the movie a chance

mh, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link

star wars counting/running order grim resignation thread

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:27 (one year ago) link

hold on there fella, now what about the animated clone wars movie

broke into a cold sweat at reading this, but it turns out to be several episodes of the TV show edited together. my tally stands and is now canonical.

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:38 (one year ago) link

Lucas described the film as "almost an afterthought." Howard Roffman, president of Lucas Licensing, said of the decision, "Sometimes George works in strange ways." Producer Catherine Winder said the sudden decision added to an already large challenge of establishing a show "of this sophistication and complexity."

there's a thread for this, Lucasfilm employees.

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:41 (one year ago) link

ha, i was just gonna paste that exact bit from wiki

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

The episodes thus confabulated were never shown, though!

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:51 (one year ago) link

If Mulholland Drive counts as a feature film, then so does The Clone Wars: The Movie Which is Actually Just Three Unaired Television Episodes Stapled Together. And yes, this is a hill I'm willing to die on.

Across the You Never Her (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:54 (one year ago) link

(thrusts chest like a territorial gorilla) Bring it.

Across the You Never Her (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 21:54 (one year ago) link

most of Mulholland Drive, by The Guy That Almost Directed Return Of The Jedi But Didn't, was written* and much of it was filmed for the movie. The European/VHS version of the Twin Peaks pilot is a curio and a sidebar, MD is a film.

*via script and editing

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 22:14 (one year ago) link

Ironic sidebar: Richard Marquand was originally intended to direct Inland Empire!*

*fake fact

Across the You Never Her (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

clone wars movie got a theatrical release! certainly counts more than the ewok films. ebert even reviewed it.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 22:27 (one year ago) link

after VIII i really don't care what happens in these movies. they have nothing as far as original story. they have been relying entirely on re-staging scenes and sequences from OT films. they've already done the desert planet-Empire hijinks, the death star infiltration, the hoth walkers, dagoba training, the decadence of upper class war profiteers, the ROTJ throne room battle. what have they not taken from the OT...? oh i know, maybe they will have a scene where the new characters step on a trap Scooby Doo style and end up in a giant net, captured by furry creatures.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 23:03 (one year ago) link

the new movie will have a Cantina reference. the new movie will have a Star Destroyer crashing into another Star Destroyer.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 23:03 (one year ago) link

certainly counts more than the ewok films

until The Last Jedi, the last time I saw a Star War in the cinema* was Caravan Of Courage.

*or anywhere

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 23:22 (one year ago) link

the new movie will be brought to you by Xerox. the new movie will give your mouth sex appeal and will be right back after a message.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:17 (one year ago) link

looking forward to this movie!

nashwan, Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:54 (one year ago) link

They'll probably find a way to kill off Chewie in this one.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:28 (one year ago) link

Aye, they've taken an odd reaction to the fan fury over Chewie's death on the books.

I am not looking forward to this much, which is odd because I enjoyed the first two - but The Last Jedi is so much better than The Force Awakens, and so neatly critiques it, that the prospect of JJ Abrams returning to "no the parents / lightsaber / Snoke are actually really big deals, you won't believe what happens next" fills me with some gloom.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:56 (one year ago) link

killing Chewbacca off makes no sense, he's in his prime middle age years while all these dumb human types are getting old

he could have an entire couple human lifetimes ahead of him, making all these shenanigans a past memory

mh, Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:20 (one year ago) link

the only ending I will accept would be Chewie ditching the rest of the characters during the climax and piloting the Falcon to unknown coordinates, with the rest of his long life playing out in wistful flashes a la the Six Feet Under finale

Simon H., Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:23 (one year ago) link

they kind of did that in the ending of the most recent cartoon series! their chewbacca-type character ended up riding off into the sunset

mh, Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:25 (one year ago) link

I hope Chewie finally succumbs to male pattern baldness in this one.

Across the You Never Her (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:30 (one year ago) link

I knwo its not technically a film but

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Droids

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:04 (one year ago) link

cuz

An edited compilation DVD with the title Star Wars Animated Adventures: Droids was released on November 23, 2004. The DVD contained eight episodes of the series, edited together as two full-length movies. Besides cutting the theme song of the series, many other small modifications were made for the home video releases, most notably changes to the soundtrack.[2]

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:05 (one year ago) link

the soundtrack on Droids is really weird in a cool way

mh, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:17 (one year ago) link

There's nothing grim about a film 100% focused on revealing the secrets of campus utility data

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:17 (one year ago) link

is there some way we could mix together all the movies into one movie to end all star wars movies?

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:33 (one year ago) link

so stoked for this

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:37 (one year ago) link

will they finally blow up the death star?!?!???

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:37 (one year ago) link

shakes!! :) hi

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:38 (one year ago) link

They've been blowing up Death Star after Death Star and getting nowhere. Maybe the trick is to not blow up the Death Star.

jmm, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:41 (one year ago) link

maybe they should build their own death star

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:41 (one year ago) link

and then the two death stars could make sweet sweet death star love and have a baby death star. a death starlet.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:41 (one year ago) link

All these Death Stars. Can't anyone make a iLife Star?

DJI, Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:06 (one year ago) link

boo typo

DJI, Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:06 (one year ago) link

Lucas was prescient about one thing - the kids who grew up with Jar Jar love him. Who knew.
Well, the kids who grew up with the Ewoks (such as me) love them, whereas AFAIK a lot of people who saw RotJ as teens or adults hate them. So is it surprising if the same happened with Jar Jar? Or with any cutesy sidekick in a family-friendly franchise, really?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:23 (three months ago) link

But the Ewoks were cute. And competant!

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:25 (three months ago) link

Ewoks weren't stepping in dogshit and tripping over their own body parts. They were expert hunters and warriors.

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:26 (three months ago) link

people who hate the ewoks are just displacing their guilt over america's instigation of innumerable wars of imperialist aggression

this is canon

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:59 (three months ago) link

The saddest part in any Star War is when an Ewok tries to wake up his mate who's been killed by a laser.

chap, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:40 (three months ago) link

This is true, yeah.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:53 (three months ago) link

star war is hell

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:56 (three months ago) link

xxp: definitely.

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:07 (three months ago) link

I would've gone with 'Jedi Rocks' as the saddest moment but I guess I can see where y'all are coming from.

A Cheetah Drenched in Applesauce (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:23 (three months ago) link

Star Wars Episode 7 The Rise of Skywalker. The Emperor lives.

— Gabriel Garcia (@GabbyG41) November 22, 2012

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:56 (three months ago) link

https://youtu.be/LAf0QnLFS7Q

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:59 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Vanity Fair's Episode IX issue is out, as always with these issues including a photo shoot by Annie Liebovitz.

Cover story: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/05/star-wars-cover-story

Photo gallery: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/photos/2019/05/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-exclusive-photos

Who Are the Knights of Ren? https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/05/star-wars-the-knights-of-ren-make-their-long-awaited-return

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 13:54 (one month ago) link

Composer John Williams conducting the Star Wars score, drawing on themes and motifs he has woven across four decades. “I didn’t think there would ever be a second film,” he says.

i like to imagine he said that with a long, drawn-out sigh of grim resignation

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 13:59 (one month ago) link

They don’t do it that way because it’s easy. Abrams and his crew had to build miles of road into the desert. They basically had to set up a small town out there, populated by the cast and extras and crew—the creature-effects department alone had 70 people. The Jordanian military got involved. The Jordanian royal family got involved. There was sand. It was coarse and rough and irritating and it got everywhere.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:08 (one month ago) link

“This trilogy is about this young generation, this new generation, having to deal with all the debt that has come before,” Abrams says.

otm

jmm, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:11 (one month ago) link

He needed Leia to tell the story, but Abrams didn’t feel like a digital Carrie Fisher could do the job, and there was no way Lucasfilm was going to re-cast the role.

But then a strange thing happened. Abrams remembered that there was some footage of Fisher left over from The Force Awakens, scenes that had been changed or cut entirely, and he dug them up. “It’s hard to even talk about it without sounding like I’m being some kind of cosmic spiritual goofball,” Abrams says, “but it felt like we suddenly had found the impossible answer to the impossible question.” He started to write scenes around the old footage, fitting Leia’s dialogue into new contexts. He re-created the lighting to match the way Fisher had been lit. Bit by bit, she found her place in the new movie. “It was a bizarre kind of left side/right side of the brain sort of Venn diagram thing, of figuring out how to create the puzzle based on the pieces we had.”

i have a bad feeling about this

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:14 (one month ago) link

if there's one thing abrams is known for, it's his uncanny ability to successfully navigate and resolve narrative puzzles

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:15 (one month ago) link

lol Zorri Bliss
another nice costume tho

shit I forgot Richard E Grant signed up

nashwan, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:44 (one month ago) link

“There’s a loss of innocence, a sense of innocence that existed in the 70s that I don’t think to any extent exists today,” Kennedy says. “I think that has to permeate the storytelling and the reaction to the stories and how they’re set up. It has to feel differently because we’re different.”

At the end of May, Disneyland will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a massive, 14-acre, $1 billion attraction where you can fly the Millennium Falcon, be captured by the First Order, and drink a blue milk cocktail (it’s actually nondairy) and Coca-Cola products out of exclusive BB-8-shaped bottles at the cantina.

jmm, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:56 (one month ago) link

Disney presumably using the proceeds to commission all those experimental films George Lucas now finally has time to make

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:09 (one month ago) link

Ah yes, the famous post-Vietnam-&-Watergate innocence.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:11 (one month ago) link

xp since they own LucasFilm lock, stock, and barrel he'll presumably be creating GeorgeFilm and shopping his new work around to multiple distributors

mh, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:22 (one month ago) link

(it’s actually nondairy)

this is the lost innocence part

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:23 (one month ago) link

It is however a heavily-dyed beef slurry.

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:30 (one month ago) link

I refuse to drink it if I don't get to fill a bottle from the teat of a weird sea creature,

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:04 (one month ago) link

Ah yes, the famous post-Vietnam-&-Watergate innocence.


Yeah. Stupid way to put it. Should have said kids now are more jaded from content over-saturation or something.

And yet maybe more open to something like the garish theme park than people of that generation would have been?

beard papa, Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:52 (one month ago) link

well, innocent in that those things still seemed like relative outliers in the historical landscape for many people and not, like, a tuesday

mh, Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:54 (one month ago) link

“There’s a loss of innocence, a sense of innocence that existed in the 70s that I don’t think to any extent exists today,” Kennedy says.

check out the juxtaposition of the quote and who said the quote

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:01 (one month ago) link

haha

mh, Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:06 (one month ago) link

Kennedy graduated from Shasta High School in Redding, California, in 1971.

On October 30, 2012, she became the president of Lucasfilm after The Walt Disney Company acquired the company for over $4 billion.

mh, Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:07 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Stupid fan theory as likely as any here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzeOrA2in1c

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 22:58 (yesterday) link

is anyone even going to care about star wars beyond this one

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:09 (yesterday) link

That leads to his crazy fan theory!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:12 (yesterday) link

I’m not gonna watch a video to find out what the crazy theory is, and I don’t really care about the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga. I’m only interested in Star Wars movies directed by Rian Johnson from now on

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 02:18 (nineteen hours ago) link

It's a funny video. Anyway, crazy fan theory (only partly tongue in cheek) is that having hit a narrative dead-end, JJ Abrams and the writer (who did Batman V Superman and Justice League, double ugh) will just dive in and go time travel. Their two big predictions, based on next to nothing but instinct, is that 1) Luke will return more powerful than ever a la Gandolf, and that 2) stopping the bad guy from doing the thing will involve going back in time. Who knows? Who cares?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 02:31 (nineteen hours ago) link

The correct spelling is Ganondorf.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 05:46 (fifteen hours ago) link

Ganondorfongolf.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 06:30 (fifteen hours ago) link

I was reading on my phone, so I didn't even realise it was a RLM video - get the fuck out of here with that!

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 07:08 (fourteen hours ago) link

Are they bad? What happened? I liked all their other Star Wars stuff.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 11:53 (nine hours ago) link

What will the stars do with their time when they are no longer at war?

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:15 (nine hours ago) link

(It just occurred to me that they put Death Stars in 85% of these movies to make the series title something more than a vague reference to space battles.)

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:17 (nine hours ago) link

What will the heroes do with their time when they are no longer at war with the (Death) Stars?

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:17 (nine hours ago) link

They should make a sequel from the perspective of the Death Star.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:53 (eight hours ago) link

Yes Planet Wars would be a more accurate name for the franchise.

chap, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:53 (eight hours ago) link

Or 'Planet Fights'.

chap, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:59 (eight hours ago) link

Astroid Grudge

akm, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:01 (eight hours ago) link

Kylo Ren tearfully visits the gravesite of millions of fallen Death Stars, taken before their time.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 15:28 (six hours ago) link

Speaker for the Death

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 15:35 (five hours ago) link


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