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My favorite part about it being a Star Wars film is that almost every plothole can be filled, or at least crudely patched, with "The Force did it." All that bullshit with the casino planet seems like it was completely pointless after Finn and Rose end up caught anyway, but here's a few things: 1) In reality, plans fail. In a narrative it might seem like a waste of time, but it offers a dose of realism to the usual "heroes do thing and eventually succeed" situation, 2) It offered backstory and blah blah blah for Finn's new love interest(?) which if I'm honest I could give two shits about but there it is, 3) It introduced Benicio Del Toro's character who I thought was a great addition to this expanding cast of characters who live in the gray between this big galactic conflict, and his presence illuminated that third faction further when he revealed that those rich people got rich selling to both sides and I had more on this but I have to go back to work so maybe I'll come back to this later.
The A in this case stands for Armageddon. As in, Armageddon a boner because this plane has a fucking HOWITZER sticking out of it.
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And I thought Rogue One sucked.

Episode 8 is a fucking embarrassment.
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I hope JJ Abram's coming back can fix the story enough to make a good episode IX.
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The Prequels were a great story executed badly.

The Last Jedi is a bad story executed greatly.
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I don't think my immersion in a film has ever been broken as abruptly as by that Leia scene. I felt like there was some good potential in the movie despite being generic Disney action flick #13 and there were some good scenes as well (I liked the opening sequence despite being another grating incompetent Imperials scene), but it was ruined by some truly awful scenes and narrative decisions.

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Syobon wrote:I don't think my immersion in a film has ever been broken as abruptly as by that Leia scene.
Don't forget the BB-8 scene. you know the one. the one that's immersion-breakingly absurd.
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and hence was able to enjoy the movie again

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Is it bad that I don't even know which one you mean? I think I had successfully turned off my brain by that point.

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might even go back for a third

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I doubt anyone will take heed, but The Last Jedi is better after a second viewing.
The A in this case stands for Armageddon. As in, Armageddon a boner because this plane has a fucking HOWITZER sticking out of it.
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Infinity War:

I teared up when Gamora died. I gasped when T'challa died. I cried when Spiderman died.
Spiderman has another film in 2019, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 in 2020, and T'challa fucking prints cheddar. And the cast list for Avengers 4 lists Tom Hiddleston. There are no consequences.
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[Citation Needed] wrote:Infinity War:

I teared up when Gamora died. I gasped when T'challa died. I cried when Spiderman died.
Spiderman has another film in 2019, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 in 2020, and T'challa fucking prints cheddar. And the cast list for Avengers 4 lists Tom Hiddleston. There are no consequences.
That’s why the ‘books are better. They’re willing to kill off oh wait
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[Citation Needed] wrote:Infinity War:

I teared up when Gamora died. I gasped when T'challa died. I cried when Spiderman died.
Spiderman has another film in 2019, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 in 2020, and T'challa fucking prints cheddar. And the cast list for Avengers 4 lists Tom Hiddleston. There are no consequences.
Well, either someone manages to use all infinity stones to reverse Thanos' damage, or maybe just the infinity stone of time.

I liked that ending though, it was kinda nice to see the villain triumph and then just relaxing, proud of his work.
Sure, it'll all be undone, but at least for now he gets to be proud of his accomplishments.

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basically it was okay

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I had a few thoughts while watching Infinity War but the most pressing issue I've got is why Dr. Strange bothered to fight on Titan if he knew the outcome would be Thanos' success anyway. He said this is the only way they would defeat Thanos (which means eventually, not this fight right now, I know) which means that something is going to have to happen in the next movie or whatever that WOULDN'T have happened if they had simply turned over the Time Stone as soon as he appeared.

The only difference I can fathom is that Strange didn't see a future where he turned over the stone at the outset and then didn't get interference from the rest of the heroes, but I find that incredibly difficult to believe.

Another nitpick is the underuse of the Reality Stone. That is a win button. I completely expected Thanos to re-create Gamora as soon as he woke up.

That reminds me, Red Skull's reappearance was a great surprise.


It's also difficult to care at all about everyone dying at the end when there's no way it's going to stick.

I did really enjoy Thanos as a villain though. This was absolutely his movie. He got so much more characterization than Ultron and was a million times more intimidating and self-assured than Loki. And I suppose he can't be called a totally heartless monster after what happened to Gamora. Or he could. That's a little vexing, actually.
The A in this case stands for Armageddon. As in, Armageddon a boner because this plane has a fucking HOWITZER sticking out of it.
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Exeres wrote:I had a few thoughts while watching Infinity War but the most pressing issue I've got is why Dr. Strange bothered to fight on Titan if he knew the outcome would be Thanos' success anyway. He said this is the only way they would defeat Thanos (which means eventually, not this fight right now, I know) which means that something is going to have to happen in the next movie or whatever that WOULDN'T have happened if they had simply turned over the Time Stone as soon as he appeared.
Because I think that Strange needed Thanos to believe he turned over the time stone out of necessity. If he had turned it over right away, Thanos would have suspected he was plotting something and that could have ruined their chances at victory.

So, I definitely think Tony needed to be threatened first before Thanos would ignore any possible ulterior motives for giving him the time stone.

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imagine if dc had made this ahahahahahaha

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Maybe, but that's an awful lot of subtext to just assume is present. It's just a nitpick, obviously the movie is fantastic.
The A in this case stands for Armageddon. As in, Armageddon a boner because this plane has a fucking HOWITZER sticking out of it.
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