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Old 05-22-2019, 07:13 AM   #1
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New Rise of Skywalker Photos Include the Knights of Ren


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Old 05-22-2019, 07:13 AM   #2
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Wow. Those are shockingly disappointing.


Or at this point, perhaps being disappointed by Star Wars isn't so shocking.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:43 AM   #3
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After years of "going over the top", there's no top to go over, just down hill
Well take comfort that there's rock bottom and then it must go up again ^^;
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:39 AM   #4
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After years of "going over the top", there's no top to go over, just down hill
Well take comfort that there's rock bottom and then it must go up again ^^;
Episodes 10-12 have Benioff and Weiss involved and after GoT Season 8 sounds like they might be bringing out the rock drilling equipment for the next trilogy.
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Old 05-22-2019, 12:36 PM   #6
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The Knights of Ren look like papier mache cosplayers. I'll probably see it in the theaters just for the spectacle. Other than that, I'm never excited for a Star Wars movie.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:05 PM   #7
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I'll probably see it in the theaters just for the spectacle.
I think that's what these blockbusters have become...an opportunity for spectacle. Endgame was disappointing, but folks went out of obligation to see it through to the end and for the spectacle of it.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:07 PM   #8
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I think that's what these blockbusters have become...an opportunity for spectacle. Endgame was disappointing, but folks went out of obligation to see it through to the end and for the spectacle of it.
I wasn't disappointed with Endgame. It had a few cringeworthy moments but I thought it wrapped things up pretty well and there are a few loose-ends that will be further wrapped up in Spiderman and Guardians 3, if I decide to see Guardians 3 considering the rehiring of James Gunn.

I don't want to be that person counting coup but had he been a right-wing figure Disney would have chummed him to the sharks, not let <whatever> blow over and then tried to sneak him back in.

My disappointment is not so much about the movie. It is more about how Disney and the cast/crew are abusing the power and reach these movies have provided them and what that portends for the future.

A future which, by all accounts, they've decided - and publicly stated - they don't want people like me to be a part of in their biggest franchises. Diversity by exclusion, I suppose.

Rise of the Skywalker... eh, I might see the matinee. After RoJ I have almost no desire to see Boyish Pouting Rey or Petulant Pouting Kylo, Fat Old Carrie Fisher, Fat Old Lando, Gaunt Old Han Solo, Brooding Bitchy Luke, Purple Hair Stupid Secret Plan White Lady, Lack of Critical Thinking Skills Black Guy, Poor People Exist in A Galaxy Far Far Away Asian Girl, and You Aren't the Boss of Me! Latino Man, or anything Star Wars on a big screen ever again. These images and the trailer don't even have venner of needing a big screen to be appreciated.

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Old 05-22-2019, 07:38 PM   #9
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Kylo's suit looks like my wife's Northface coat.
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Kylo's suit looks like my wife's Northface coat.
What I find dumb is the photo of Kylo and Rey fighting in the Death Star... Kylo has his helmet off again. WTF is the point in showing him building the helmet back up again if he's just going to take it off in every scene?

I know these actors want their "face" in movies, but sometimes you have to let the character be the character. No one laments the fact that Vader didn't take off his helmet.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:53 AM   #11
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.. Fat Old Carrie Fisher, Fat Old Lando, Gaunt Old Han Solo, Brooding Bitchy Luke, Purple Hair Stupid Secret Plan White Lady...
I think you're probably more agist really. But, honeslty, tl;dr.
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No one laments the fact that Vader didn't take off his helmet.
Except maybe David Prowse. :P
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For a second, I thought the hipster in the center was part of the show.
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I don't want to be that person counting coup but had he been a right-wing figure Disney would have chummed him to the sharks, not let <whatever> blow over and then tried to sneak him back in.
Yup one of the biggest and obvious hypocrisy in media/society is that Gunn said some UNPC/distasteful/gross shit on twitter.. he gave a non apology.. got rehired.

Roseanne did the same shit and shes gone. (I hate her but wtf, i hate double standards more)

Kevin Hart (Again I don't think hes got any talent) got his stupid shit he said on twitter dragged up.. and he loses his host spot. Etc.

Basically either we allow offensive opinions to us as comedy/entertainment (fine with me) or we just ban everyone from everything.
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Where have these assholes been the entire time?
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No one laments the fact that Vader didn't take off his helmet.
You should only do that by mutual consent. Always practice safe Force...I mean, no force it should be consensual...I mean, wtf oh hell...
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Fuck these movies. Fuck these pics. Gah, why's it so easy to dislike this shit lately? The Knights of Ren? What kind of qualification does it take to be a goddamn Knight in this world? A body suit? Being dusty? Gloves?
It's like these movies are being written for children and adults who can't let go of their childhoo..... oh.
Yeah, still trash.
People who like these movies can never talk shit about the TV show Lost. At this point you're like those kids who wear orange pants and black headbands and run around malls with their hands behind them. It's not about the writing, or the story, or the characters, it's about your club.
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Yup one of the biggest and obvious hypocrisy in media/society is that Gunn said some UNPC/distasteful/gross shit on twitter.. he gave a non apology.. got rehired.

Roseanne did the same shit and shes gone. (I hate her but wtf, i hate double standards more)

Kevin Hart (Again I don't think hes got any talent) got his stupid shit he said on twitter dragged up.. and he loses his host spot. Etc.

Basically either we allow offensive opinions to us as comedy/entertainment (fine with me) or we just ban everyone from everything.
Those on the right get consequences, never those on the left, there in lies the difference. Gunn's likely a pedophile but that's ok because he's a good little liberal.
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Fuck these movies. Fuck these pics. Gah, why's it so easy to dislike this shit lately? The Knights of Ren? What kind of qualification does it take to be a goddamn Knight in this world? A body suit? Being dusty? Gloves?
It would depend on the organization, I suppose.

Historically, knighthood was an honorary title granted by monarchs, bishops, or other political/religious leaders. Ultimately, you had to from a noble family and (typically) go through the training. In the modern era, there are still a handful of knighthood orders, all of which have their own criteria.

In Star Wars, the Jedi had their own criteria. Whoever started the Knights of Ren also had their own.

What does it take to be a knight? It takes whatever the organization in question deems necessary.
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