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Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker
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andi*pandi
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Dec 27, 2019, 01:52 AM
 
No thread yet? how can this be? Surely we have lots to discuss.

 
     
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Dec 27, 2019, 11:35 AM
 
Now I'm watching all the previous movie)
     
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Dec 27, 2019, 01:42 PM
 
Generally enjoyed it. Not too worried about most of the plot holes as, well it's Star Wars, It's practically built of plot holes.

 
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Dec 28, 2019, 09:48 PM
 
Plot holes are one thing, there is too much off the shelf generic plot driver details in it. The dagger and way finders being prime examples. Also, the plot was driven excessively by homage and sentimentality and for me this made it feel a little unsatisfying too. When I go back over the main plot points, its not actually that bad, its just that some some of the lesser details, pacing, structure and dialogue made it feel a little lazy or maybe rushed. I'm wondering if they found it tricky hitting their release date like Cats.
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Dec 29, 2019, 12:32 AM
 
I refuse to overthink it.

It was very entertaining and a good wrap up to the Skywalker saga.

It's funny how people analyze the recent episodes to death. The were glaring plot holes all the way back to Episode IV.

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Dec 29, 2019, 01:41 AM
 
This whole trilogy sucked IMO
     
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Dec 29, 2019, 11:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by Brien View Post
This whole trilogy sucked IMO
More than the prequels ?
I liked more than that.

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Dec 29, 2019, 12:21 PM
 
much better than the prequels, absolutely.
     
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Dec 29, 2019, 07:42 PM
 
 
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Dec 29, 2019, 08:11 PM
 
Those are always entertaining.
     
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Dec 30, 2019, 08:40 AM
 
Does anyone have a better opinion of Episode 1 these days?
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Apr 6, 2021, 02:46 PM
 
Wow, how am I allowed to bump this thread??

Anyway, I missed the release due to work being busy over the holidays, then Covid shut down any chance of seeing it in the theater. After finishing up the Marvel movies, we turned to watching Episodes VII, VIII, and IX three weeks in a row, so I finally watched IX for the first time.

I liked it, lots of fun. At several points I was jabbing the 8yo with an "Are you seeing this??"

I think I must just like sappy endings, but with just the right amount of Disney-movie-plot-generator-AI-optimized melancholy and sacrifice.

I know the internet was v. mad about Rey being a Mary Sue, making her a Palpatine was a nice way to explain her natural ability. It was also interesting seeing them make the force more accessible to the non-Jedi people in the movie, vs. Ep 1's midichlorian debacle.
     
   
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