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    I mean everyone's entitled to their opinion, I just happen the have the dissenting opinion when it comes to these things. I think "Star Wars" fans where just so soured on the prequels not being what they wanted them to be that they refused to see the good parts. I also feel that fans have put Empire on such a high pedestal that if any movie that comes after it isn't as good as Empire then it's just bad in their minds. Empire is pretty much a perfect movie and nothing is going to be as good as it, it's an impossibly high standard to hold these movies up to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    I mean everyone's entitled to their opinion, I just happen the have the dissenting opinion when it comes to these things. I think "Star Wars" fans where just so soured on the prequels not being what they wanted them to be that they refused to see the good parts. I also feel that fans have put Empire on such a high pedestal that if any movie that comes after it isn't as good as Empire then it's just bad in their minds. Empire is pretty much a perfect movie and nothing is going to be as good as it, it's an impossibly high standard to hold these movies up to.

    Agreed. The problem with movies that people have loved for 20..30 years is any movie you compare to it now not only will be compared cinematically, but the new movie has to try to beat the whole "nostalgia" factor tied to the movie you have loved so long and that's a) very hard to do and b) not a fair contest.

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    I agree with what you are both saying, to a point. Good parts, however don't mean good movie and ultimately that's all I want is a good movie. I feel that Lucas "gimmicked" the hell out of his movies and he didn't have to do that. I'm more than willing to give this try a fair chance, after all, what do i have to lose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    I agree with what you are both saying, to a point. Good parts, however don't mean good movie and ultimately that's all I want is a good movie. I feel that Lucas "gimmicked" the hell out of his movies and he didn't have to do that. I'm more than willing to give this try a fair chance, after all, what do i have to lose?
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    I don't really feel like the prequels are gimmicky. Lucas wanted them to be more kid friendly than the original trilogy was and the changes he made in that regard just didn't resonate well with Star Wars fans, and instead of him making changes to his vision he just pressed forward. At the end of the day though the biggest flaw with the prequels is that they are prequels. Prequels don't really work in anything because you know where those characters are going, you may not know how they get there, but you know where it's going to end, which kinda spoils the whole thing.

    Like I said though, I don't really think the prequels are bad movies. I think they're passable, but because they are only passable they are an "insult" to Star Wars fans. As far as the new movie goes, I think it looks pretty good, and I'm excited to see it. I don't really have much to go on, but Lucasfilm has been doing really good things with all of their properties post the prequels. The animated Clone Wars movie / cartoon series was very very good, this Star Wars Rebels series has been really good so far, and I've enjoyed the heck out of all of the new cannon books / comic books, though I think Aftermath has gotten a lot of undeserved hate.
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    Dan, I don't totally agree with your assessment that the prequels are "passable", a couple are, a couple are just terrible, however I wholeheartedly agree with you that he did in fact change his vision when he choose to kid the movies down. And that is where he lost me. I can't speak for anyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    Dan, I don't totally agree with your assessment that the prequels are "passable", a couple are, a couple are just terrible, however I wholeheartedly agree with you that he did in fact change his vision when he choose to kid the movies down. And that is where he lost me. I can't speak for anyone else.
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    I think where the argument that they are "bad" movies breaks down is when you talk to someone who likes Star Wars in a casual way, and doesn't really consider themselves a fan. I've never met anyone who thinks of Star Wars that way that thinks the prequels are bad movies. I'm sure there are outliers, just like I'm an outlier in the fact that I'm a huge Star Wars fan and I don't think they are bad movies. Even if you just look at Rotten Tomatoes, the only one of the prequels that is "Rotten" is Episode One, which is arguably the worst of the bunch, and largely unnecessary, and it's still only a 57% which actually means more than half of the reviewers gave it a positive review. Episode 2 is at 67% and Episode 3 is at 80%. I think those scores are pretty representative of the quality, but none of them really scream bad movie to me.

    Edit: For reference, Episode 4 is 94%, Episode 5 is 95%, and Episode 6 is %78.
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    Looks like Japan got a different trailer than we did, and it has a ton of new footage.

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    This is just non stop crazy. It looks awesome and I can't wait.
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    Saw that last night on a special after The Flash resumed its season last night. It does look all sorts of crazy. I'll probably give it a try.
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    Ok, so that Suicide Squad trailer does look like tons of fun. I feel like it's gonna fall in one of two extremes for me: I'm going love it or I'm going to totally hate it. Same with the Deadpool movie, but I'm more excited for that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Ok, so that Suicide Squad trailer does look like tons of fun. I feel like it's gonna fall in one of two extremes for me: I'm going love it or I'm going to totally hate it. Same with the Deadpool movie, but I'm more excited for that one.
    Deadpool is actually getting some good reviews. They did a secret thing where they where going to screen clips from the movie for fans at theaters but instead ended up showing two theaters full of fans the entire movie. I think this was earlier this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Not something I'd normally be interested in but, wow! I'm intrigued now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Not something I'd normally be interested in but, wow! I'm intrigued now!
    Yea I think it looks good. Kinda a cross between Fifth Element and Guardians of the Galaxy. I think it's made by one of the people who made Fifth Element as well. Never read the comic it's based on though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Yea I think it looks good. Kinda a cross between Fifth Element and Guardians of the Galaxy. I think it's made by one of the people who made Fifth Element as well. Never read the comic it's based on though.
    I wasn't too interested when I saw the poster, but this trailer has me slightly intrigued. The director is Luc Besson, who has an impressive record. He has directed the original La Femme Nikita, The Professional (which is my personal favorite), The Fifth Element, and Lucy, along with writing or co-writing Taken and The Transporter. Not all of his films work for me, but there is something interesting about his choices.

    The artist on the comic book this movie is based on also worked on sets for The Fifth Element, so that might be the reason why I get a strong sense of similarities between the two. I'll definitely add this to my list of movies to keep an eye on. Thanks for the heads up!

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    I mentioned Hereditary in the Rate The Last Movie You've Seen thread. If anyone is interested, here's the trailer:


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    This movies really intrigues me:


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