What an oddly hostile (if lopsided) exchange this has been. Perhaps we should save the acrimony for something a teensy bit more serious than a children’s fantasy movie franchise. Take care & all the best, & let us not forget that we’re disagreeing over nothing more serious than this:
wow, great stuff – i thought i had seen every scrap of outtakes there are, but there were a couple in there i hadn’t seen, like the old woman in mos eisley, and the last clip of the reunion with biggs and luke before the death star run. if that captain’s line had been left in the film, i wonder what his story would be in the prequels, since he says he knew luke’s father…
I’m going to send this to the two people I know who have never seen a single Star Wars movie. Not that they will bother to watch it, of course.
You may want to give them a heads-up on which ones (barely plural) to watch. If they ever decide to watch all SW based on the super-trailer… well… they know where you are.
Reminds me all over again just how well the special effects and overall visual texture and dynamism of the original films hold up. Regardless of how one feels about subsequent installments, I raise a glass to Lucas.
Oh god. I knew this person who had never seen Star Wars. I may have… gently encouraged watching it. I provided the theatrical versions of the originals. Unfortunately she was the type who is much more likely to watch a film if it’s being re-run on television, so I got a snapchat one day of the Phantom Menace text crawl and a message saying she was finally going to watch Star Wars.
…. and… what happened next?
The girl is played by Koo Stark, one of Prince Andrew’s many girlfriends around that time.
I expect he just completely blocked them on social media.
Last few? I would guess that anyone unhappy with the sequels would deem the prequels to be pretty shabby, too. Heck you could arguably go back to Empire to find a worthy film.
I got goosebumps at the “There is another…” line followed by the cut to Rey.
I’m looking forward to Episode X; if only to see how they manage to tidy up some of the plot ends remaining from TLJ. Especially how they handle poor Carrie Fisher not being around to reprise Leia. I guess that, if they go the CGI route, at least the older Leia has a face more suited to avoiding the uncanny valley than her younger self.
I’m disappointed that JJ Abrams is at the helm for Episode X, as I found his TFA rather derivative. I’d have liked instead to see where Rian Johnson was going with his ideas.
Just…please no on screen. Eric Foreman has no business in a Star Wars movie. Give Red a chance instead, so he can compete his sci-fi resume.
Mmm… I’m sure you only speak for yourself. I had a blast watching both TFA and TLJ. The only films that don’t work for me are those prequels, which somehow manage to be both wooden and cartoonish. For me, the series does great in 5 out of the current 8 installments.
(I’m not bringing the side excursions into the mix–never saw Solo, and Rogue One was pretty dry. Yes, that’s a lot of provisos, I know.)
Am I the only one who’s missing this one??
Mostly just desperate pleading on my part to please change the channel immediately, which appears to have worked.
Later she saw The Force Awakens, again on television, which wasn’t the worst possible thing, but she found it rather underwhelming. I think TBS or somesuch finally aired some of the original trilogy and she saw at least 3/4ths of A New Hope. She was going to see more later, but got distracted by Jurassic Park on another channel. I remain baffled at how difficult it is to get a die-hard Jurassic Park fan to watch a decent Star Wars film. (Or Indiana Jones, but that’s a struggle for another time)
SW. JP. IJ. A minefield. Where to step!
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