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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Post-Release
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Okay, I guess I'll kick this off as I have seen the film as of this morning.



NO SPOILERS I PROMISE



Full disclosure - I am a lifelong Star Wars fan. It came out when I was four and it was the first film I ever saw in the cinema. I adore the original trilogy and tolerate the prequels, despite their numerous (many) flaws. And I really like The Force Awakens with some minor quibbles. Rogue One left me cold.



I made a conscious decision to avoid all trailers, tv spots, articles, featurettes - everything for The Last Jedi so I could go in totally spoiler-free.



And, I enjoyed (almost) every second of it.



First off this is a hell of a ride. A non-stop rollercoaster of action and emotion. And it's damn funny in places, a hell of a lot more than I expected. And it does not go the way you think it will. At all. And that may be a problem for some.



It's a hard balance to strike. Go the tried and trusted route or try something audacious and new? And you'll never win no matter which way you go.



Is it a great film? Yes.



Is it a great Star Wars film? Yes.



But...be wary of all-out raves. No film is perfect and this is no exception. There were a couple of clunky moments and one subplot in particular that did nothing for me.



I think it's going to be a divisive film, possibly more so than its predecessor. Will your enjoyment depend on how spoiled you are? Possibly. But having looked at the trailer now I'm glad I did what I did. And I will be doing the same for Episode 9.



I'm being incredibly wary of spoilers hence the vagueness. But if you have questions - shoot.



It's always a very overwhelming experience seeing a Star Wars film for the first time and I'm still processing it. I am really looking forward to seeing it with a paying audience at the midnight screening on Wednesday night as there are a great many crowd-pleasing moments.



And I totally see why Lucasfilm / Disney / Kathleen Kennedy have given Rian Johnson the keys to the kingdom. He GETS it. And I can't wait to see what he comes up with without being bound by the characters and elements he has to work with here.



So, go and see it on the biggest, loudest screen you can, enjoy it and make up your own mind.

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#2

Did you see it in 3D?  if you did, would you say that it was worth it?

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#3

Stop stop STOP IT!



... I can only be SO erect before something rips.



The possibility that I'm about to see a genuinely flat out no reservations good Star Wars movie has me giddy.

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#4

Got my tickets for this wednesday at 11:55 PM....and its my birthday that day.


Glad to know I'll enjoy myself.

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#5
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

Did you see it in 3D?  if you did, would you say that it was worth it?


Much to my delight it was NOT in 3D.



The Force Awakens press screening was but this was not, oddly enough.

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#6
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Originally Posted by doubledown1138 View Post

But if you have questions - shoot.


What's the deal with the Force tree?


Does Luke survive the film?



It might be best if you provide answers in spoiler boxes.

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#7

You don't have to spoiler box this one unless you want to, but is Captain Phasma no longer a lame nothing of a character?  Is Poe more than a BARELY there pulp serial character this time?

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#8
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Originally Posted by Freeman View Post
 

You don't have to spoiler box this one unless you want to, but is Captain Phasma no longer a lame nothing of a character?  Is Poe more than a BARELY there pulp serial character this time?


When are you seeing it Do you really want to know? How spoiled are you?

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#9

Thursday night OMG DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING FORGET I ASKED!!!

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#10
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Originally Posted by doubledown1138 View Post
 

Do you really want to know?



I really want to know.

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#11
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Originally Posted by Barry Woodward View Post
 


What's the deal with the Force tree?


Does Luke survive the film?



It might be best if you provide answers in spoiler boxes.


I'll answer but beware of genuine spoilers below



YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED




What's the deal with the Force tree?



It is in a couple of scene but is never talked about at length or explained


Does Luke survive the film?



Are you sure you want to know this???
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#12

Don't tell Barry either!!!


(Covers Barry's sweet innocent virgin eyes)

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#13
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Originally Posted by doubledown1138 View Post
 
Are you sure you want to know this???


More than anything.

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#14
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Originally Posted by Barry Woodward View Post
 


More than anything.


Really? I feel bad posting spoilers even when they're hidden...

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#15

Lay it on me and, while your at it, do we find out who Rey's parents are? Who or what Snoke is? How do they leave things with Leia? What becomes of Kylo Ren? Heck, just give me a summary of all the major beats of the film.

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#16

Can I DM you to avoid the wrath of potential accidental clickers?

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#17

Yes please get the hardcore stuff out of here at least for a few days.  Out entirely!!!

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#18
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Originally Posted by Freeman View Post
 

Yes please get the hardcore stuff out of here at least for a few days.  Out entirely!!!


Don't worry. I will not be posting any hardcore spoilers. DMs only if requested

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#19

"You have 2 new Private Messages. Click OK to go to your Inbox now."



I'm conflicted.

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#20
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Originally Posted by Barry Woodward View Post
 

"You have 2 new Private Messages. Click OK to go to your Inbox now."



I'm conflicted.


Don't do it. Hold off. Trust me

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#21

What are you two Kylo and Rey now?  JUST FUCK ALREADY

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#22
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#23

I don't give a shit about spoilers.  I just want the score already.  What happened to the tuesday release date?

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#24
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Originally Posted by Barry Woodward View Post
 

"You have 2 new Private Messages. Click OK to go to your Inbox now."



I'm conflicted.


It's okay. I didn't send anything spoilery. I just couldn't bring myself to do it...

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#25

Whew.

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#26
AHAHA, Star Wars the only post release thread where people are like “Take that shit to PMs you jackass!”
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#27

We dodged a bullet here guys.

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#28

Here's a non spoilery question:  Assuming someone didn't care for 'Force Awakens', do you think this one plays better?  I can roll with the occasional clunky scene or plot hole, but does 'The Last Jedi' work better as a whole?

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#29

Christ, this thread is the equivalent of having a wank but edging for 4 days.

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#30
AI’m trying to think of some good questions that aren’t specific enough to really reveal anything but might help make sure expectations are in the right place.

I’m most interested to see if you can tell us more about the subplot that didn’t work for you without messing anything up, or at least whose subplot it is. Is it one of the new characters, Holdo/DJ/Rose/evil BB8 or is it something central/surprising enough that you can’t really say anything without giving it away?

I also keep hearing the whole ‘it doesn’t go where you expect’ refrain in a lot of the reactions so far. Is it more of a ‘what a twist!’ or ‘big reveal’ situation or is the plot just not quite what we think it is from the ground up?

As always, feel free to DM, spoiler tag, no comment, or ignore any request for more info at this point.
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#31
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Originally Posted by mondguy View Post
 

Here's a non spoilery question:  Assuming someone didn't care for 'Force Awakens', do you think this one plays better?  I can roll with the occasional clunky scene or plot hole, but does 'The Last Jedi' work better as a whole?


Yes, I think it does. But some of the same problems are also present here. If you really hated The Force Awakens there is still a chance you could like this. Unless it was the new characters you had an issue with.

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#32
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Originally Posted by superlaser View Post

I’m trying to think of some good questions that aren’t specific enough to really reveal anything but might help make sure expectations are in the right place.

I’m most interested to see if you can tell us more about the subplot that didn’t work for you without messing anything up, or at least whose subplot it is. Is it one of the new characters, Holdo/DJ/Rose/evil BB8 or is it something central/surprising enough that you can’t really say anything without giving it away?

I also keep hearing the whole ‘it doesn’t go where you expect’ refrain in a lot of the reactions so far. Is it more of a ‘what a twist!’ or ‘big reveal’ situation or is the plot just not quite what we think it is from the ground up?

As always, feel free to DM, spoiler tag, no comment, or ignore any request for more info at this point.

The subplot that felt a bit clunky to me was



Finn and Rose's mission to the casino planet



When I say it doesn't go where you expect I mean that in a good way but don't want to say any more



Honestly guys, as spoiler-free as possible for this is the only way to go



Suffice to say that I really liked it and can't wait to see it again. But it will be divisive. No doubt.

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#33

Did you notice the soundtrack at all. Is it generic holding pattern music or did you noticed if it was woven in with the visuals?

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#34
AAre the spoilers going around Reddit accurate?
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#35
A[quote name="doubledown1138" url="/community/t/159913/star-wars-the-last-jedi-2017-post-release/0_50#post_4424418"]

The subplot that felt a bit clunky to me was

 
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Finn and Rose's mission to the casino planet
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When I say it doesn't go where you expect I mean that in a good way but don't want to say any more

Honestly guys, as spoiler-free as possible for this is the only way to go

Suffice to say that I really liked it and can't wait to see it again. But it will be divisive. No doubt.
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Very cool, and you’re doing the right thing wrong on the side of withholding info. Thanks.
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