Dream Sequence
 member, 39 posts
Sat 4 May 2019
at 18:34
May the Fourth Be With You!
Think I'll celebrate Star Wars day by going to see a Marvel movie.  :)
ShadoPrism
 member, 1260 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 4 May 2019
at 21:59
May the Fourth Be With You!
I recomend the Captain Marvel movie - the open credits are a tribute to Stan Lee. Very cool movie to.
evileeyore
 member, 182 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sat 4 May 2019
at 22:49
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
Dream Sequence:
Think I'll celebrate Star Wars day by going to see a Marvel movie.  :)

Endgame was excellent!
geryone
 member, 11 posts
Sun 5 May 2019
at 00:42
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
End Game was ridiculously good.
Yaztromo
 member, 233 posts
Sun 5 May 2019
at 02:27
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
It was a sad celebration, without our favourite Wookie.
LonePaladin
 member, 821 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Sun 5 May 2019
at 02:59
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
Don't forget the Revenge of the Sixth!
LunarKitty
 member, 387 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 03:06
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
Too bad my local chapter of DXD didn't make an effort to commemorate the day. They used to do marathons with the odd lego Starwars and Rebels chapter here and there.
DaCuseFrog
 member, 51 posts
 SW Florida
Fri 10 May 2019
at 17:31
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
Our local Chick-Fil-A used to give away a free sandwich to anyone wearing Star Wars gear on the 4th, but have decided to discontinue the promotion.  Bah.
LunarKitty
 member, 388 posts
Sat 11 May 2019
at 04:45
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
Speaking of. I've been thinking about getting Solo on Blu-Ray. The thing is, I haven't actually watched it. -Star Wars movies are supposed to last at least a month in theaters **** it!! By the time I had time to go the only function I could find was 25 miles away at midnight!! This Kitty can't drive!!-. Should I or shouldn't I? (If it helps I'm a child of the prequels and I loved Rogue one, but mostly watched the sequels as it is a chance to have my brother take me to the movies. I like them but don't love them -I'll decide whether to get them or not after December-. Naturally I also love the original trilogy.)
DaCuseFrog
 member, 52 posts
 SW Florida
Sat 11 May 2019
at 05:50
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
As a huge fan of all things Star Wars, I may be a little biased.  But I personally plan to own it, if for no other reason than it will complete my collection.  There are a few interesting twists in the movie, including one that resonates throughout the whole SW universe.  One thing I might suggest is, if you're on the fence about it, borrow it from the library.  That's how my family watches a lot of our movies.
evileeyore
 member, 183 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sat 11 May 2019
at 11:29
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
LunarKitty:
Speaking of. I've been thinking about getting Solo on Blu-Ray.

Solo isn't bad.  That said it wasn't great either.


It depends on what you want from the movie, if you want a good Han Solo movie, this ain't it (until literally the end).  If you want an adequate Star Wars movie, this'll do.

If you love Lando Calrissian, Danny Glover knocked it out of the park!  The actor who played Chewie did a great job too.  And Woody Harrelson was excellent.
praguepride
 member, 1390 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Sat 11 May 2019
at 19:54
Re: May the Fourth Be With You!
<warning, rant ahead>
Solo, while being a perfectly mediocre movie, has been the best Star Wars movie to come out in recent times.

Allow me to explain as I look at the movies as a whole, not on an individual basis. On an individual basis, Rogue One or Force Awakens were better movies in and of themselves but as part of the fabric of Star Wars as a setting Solo has been the only good movie to be added recently.

So let's start by talking about the prequels. The prequels are a mess. There are huge flaws in the directing, script, acting and editing. The final battle in Episode 1 is a thematic nonsense. Episode 2 is mostly just wasting everyone's time with a pointless attempt at a detective story that didn't matter and Episode 3 was clearly written with a bullet point of things that had to happen with no idea how to get from one to the next.

THAT BEING SAID all three of those movies expanded the lore and setting of Star Wars considerably. Episode 1 gave us such iconic ideas like Podracing and Darth Maul. Episode 2 gave us clones vs. droid warfare. Episode 3...actually didn't add that much, actually.

Now look at the new movies. Force Awakens adds nothing to the star wars universe. It actually just unwinds everything that was done before to give us Episode IV all over again. Episode V is terrible for not only not really adding anything to the Star Wars mythos but using hyperspace as a weapon recontextualizes the entire series. Rogue One is mostly fanservice in that it doesn't add anything new but again the end battle, while fun to watch, undermines the original trilogy.

UNDERMINING IS THE SIN
If it wasn't for the completely unnecessary cameo of Tantive IV in the final battle, Rogue One would have been decent for the fabric of Star Wars but because Tantive IV was at the epic Rebel vs. Empire battle, it recontextualizes the interaction between Leia and Vader in IV. As a reviewer put it, originally it put Leia as a strong-willed senator pushing back on a the fascist regime but now it's more like the drunk driver stumbling out of a car with a pile of beer cans saying "Naaaah man....I wasn't drinking...."

As for TLJ, using hyperspace as a weapon makes everything that came before it completely dumb. Why did the rebels do a trench run when they could have had a couple of un-manned X-Wings just rip through the Death Star at hyperspace. Why did anyone bother to fight anywhere when they could just have unmanned ships rip each other apart using hyperspeed. Heck even within the context of TLJ itself why did they bother with those bombers in the beginning? Just have one of the support ships ram the Dreadnaughts and fleet.

Solo at least actually expands the lore of Star Wars by adding criminal organizations and the Kessel black holes and precursor rebel organizations. It was not entirely reliant on just showing us Stormtroopers and Tie Fighters and lightsabers over and over again. It wasn't a great movie but it didn't have horrible flaws like TLJ or Ep3 nor did it undermine the entire Star Wars universe like TLJ or Rogue. Finally it was an "original" movie, at least for Star Wars unlike FA.


tl:dr: Solo was a decent movie that wasn't a copy of stuff already done before in Star Wars nor did it undermine or recontextualize the other movies in the Star Wars library. Every other new wave Star Wars  has either been a soft reboot (Force Awakens) or undermines the narrative of the original trilogy movies (Rogue One, The Last Jedi)

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