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#921056 - 01/23/17 01:00 PM Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi  
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So it's got a name, now. Presumably a teaser trailer won't be terribly far behind. The name is eliciting a fearful response to those who fear for Luke's fate. Others point out that "Jedi" is both singular and plural, though I suspect that is not what the title means. Of course, Luke is technically the last Jedi as Rey is a neophyte at best, so the title doesn't have to spell doom and gloom.

And then there's the mystery of how Carrie Fisher's death will be handled in this and Episode IX. Rumors, they have been a'swirlin', ya know?

So feel free to speculate here in the 11 months until this thread discusses the actual released movie. I'm sure as more news comes, we can have new life to this topic in cycles.


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Hopefully it's not a sci fi remake of The Last Samurai! wink

My initial reaction to the name is much more positive than to either "The Force Awakens" or "Rogue One", so I'm pretty happy with it.

#921066 - 01/24/17 12:55 AM Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi [Re: Paladin]  
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I have to confess, Lardy, I've been pretty much "out of the loop" on all behind-the-scenes things RE: the Star Wars franchise. Even though I found more to like than dislike about The Force Awakens at the time, I've become increasingly bitter about how Star Wars fan turned successful actress Gwendoline Christie basically got...I don't really want to say betrayed, but the coffee's just kicking in ATM and I can't think of a better word...with the way she got to have a dream come true when she was cast as Captain Phasma in SW:TFA, only to end up having most of her scenes on the cutting room floor, and her character go from total bad-ass to humiliated weakling within the span of the little on-screen time she ended up with. I take a small amount of comfort in knowing that Phasma has nevertheless become a cult favorite within the Star Wars cult, among both female and male fans. So maybe she'll end up shining yet in one of both of the next installments. And, to be quite frank, that's one of the few reasons I'll be paying to see them in the theaters -- with drastically lowered expectations overall, I might add.

I do also have to say that the late Carrie Fisher's performance in ST:TFA as a weary but still going strong Leia was one of the my very favorite things about that movie, and I hope that at least in the aftermath of Fisher leaving us far too soon, her performance will gain more appreciation in hindsight. In fact, I'll go bump the ST:TFA thread right now, because I felt I expressed my feelings about Leia's portrayal better at that moment than I could now.


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#921071 - 01/24/17 02:05 AM Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi [Re: Paladin]  
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I suspect that just like Kylo isn't Sith, Rey won't be a Jedi but something new and different (hence the title - Luke is the last of the line).

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I read that each colour of lightsaber was going to represent a particular emotion/ force based set of powers and that this was going to lead to Jedi splinter groups, hence the title.

Oh sorry, I was picking up a newsfeed from Earth 1 million*, where Geoff Johns did the screenplay and the comics were done by DC.

*Also the number of collectable dollies available, after market saturation. So, not so different after all... smile


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Originally Posted By: thoth lad
I read that each colour of lightsaber was going to represent a particular emotion/ force based set of powers and that this was going to lead to Jedi splinter groups, hence the title.

Oh sorry, I was picking up a newsfeed from Earth 1 million*, where Geoff Johns did the screenplay and the comics were done by DC.

*Also the number of collectable dollies available, after market saturation. So, not so different after all... smile


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#921218 - 01/27/17 02:30 PM Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi [Re: Paladin]  
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I thing the biggest surprise for me about TFA was how much I enjoyed the characters of Rey, Finn and Poe. The biggest draw going in, clearly, for me was seeing Han, Luke and Leia again, but I was really taken with the new leads. As much as I'm curious to see what roles Luke and Leia (the latter more so after Fisher's untimely death) have to play, it's the fresh younger characters whose upcoming story development intrigues me the most. There was so much chemistry there, which is really why the original trilogy was so successful, imo. Still wondering if Finn is or isn't force sensitive, for example.

So, even with some of the lack of originality in the plot, Disney clearly did it's job with me if the characters grab me like that!

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#921224 - 01/27/17 04:04 PM Re: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi [Re: Paladin]  
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Yeah, even though R1 was a better movie overall than TFA, I think the latter did a far better job in terms of characterizations, which is a good thing since we're going to be watching these folks through two more movies.

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I thought the trailer was pretty blah and generic, up until that last line, which is kind of awesome.

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RE: The trailer, I pretty much concur with you all around, EDE.

I'd only add that "Breathe...just breathe" reminds me of that quel frommage power-ballad earworm by Faith Hill. Ah, the early 2000s, such a musical wasteland that even the likes of the Killers sounded good to me at the time.


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I agree, the trailer didn't give me much to be excited about. No idea what the plot of this movie will be.

That last line, though...

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Upon reflection, that line has a very meta quality to it.

As in "out with the old, in with the new...whatever the new turns out to be."


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