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  1. To be fair I liked a few things. Unlike most people I wanted Rey to have unimportant parents. I like that she came from nothing. I want this to not change. Not EVERYTHING has to be connected. Anakin was made by Plaguis, who had Luke, who thankfully isn't Rey's father and nobody else important seems to be. I liked this theme of coming from nothing. Yeah, it doesn't explain why she's so POWERFUL. But I don't think it has to. She's a random aberration and seemingly nothing more. And we've not seen enough of the Star Wars universe (espeically now that canon has changed) to say that isn't possible. Snoke I'm still upset had so much buildup and turned out to be nothing. ANY time buildup is so BIG and it turns out to be nothing it's just disappointing to me. Phasma was equally as lame. She fought and beat Finn who was LUCKY and saved by an elevator. The she died. I'd rather she lived. I read the BOOKS and like Snoke she has a LOT of build-up outside of the movies. Then she just dies in a disappointing way. Well, she fell in a fireball which we know it's recoverable in TV and movies lol... I also have issues with some of the force powers used. Well, just a bit. I think VII really did better though. I loved in VII Kylo Ren's like ability to "pause" things. It looked cool and meanacing. We got almost none of that here aside from Snoke doing it to Rey (but more effectively). Snoke has some cool moments and seems legit INCREDIBLY powerful but he just dies because Kylo is able to pass Snoke's lie detector. I guess that's fiiiine but whatever. Superman Leia was lame. Illusion luke was nice. Honestly I was worried he'd just be alive because he, like Leia, is also Superman. I'm glad it was an illusion and that makes sense. I thinkt he Force just didn't seem as mysterious and more of a superpower in this. I mean the old Expanded Universe did the same thing sometimes and the Force wasn't mysterious at all in EU. But with the new canon came the mystery again and BAM, they just overexplain stuff too much and just make it look like super powers. I did not need that one slowmotion scene too. Maz's appearance was lame. She didn't really have a legit reason to appear except as a cameo. I did not like ANYTHING in the Casino scenes. DJ was a life lesson we didn't need. The CGI was incredibly bad. R2D2 did nothing. I kind of wish they gave him something to do. But I guess "in with the old out with the new" is one of the themes. Too many battles. I never thought I'd say that about Star Wars. Each Star Wars basically had like 2-3 battles. New Hope: Escape the Star Destroyer, death star insides and the slow but effective Obi vs Vader, Death Star ESB: Hoth, cloud city fights, Luke vs Vader. RotJ: Jabba's palace, Ewoks part 1 and 2, Death Star The Last Jedi: I can't even freakin' remember. I remember when the Crait stuff happened I was like "again? Is this a Micheal Bay movie?". So many large battles. So much going on. The whole movie was overstuffed in general. I feel like if you cut like 30 minutes of the fluff this movie would be much better... I enjoyed the themes. I had much fewer issues with the non-fluff stuff and the CORE of the movie. In fact I think I liked the CORE of the movie. I'd probably still have issues with Snoke but I like that part. It's just there's so much unnessesary stuff EVERYWHERE. Cheesy scenes every couple minutes (looking at you lame ironing thing), cheesy lines ("REBEL scum"), blablabla. Can't wait for a fan edit...
  2. Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Okay so when Luke Skywalker and Rey in The Last Jedi.... oh wait... Marvel movies... Same thing aren't they now?
  3. I can't help but go on... WHY was the entire Republic fleet around those destroyed world's? The Republic is thousands of smaller governments, millions of worlds. Destroy one and everything falls? This movie does terrible with scale. Its like the Clone Wars TV show how the fate of entire world's with BILLIONs comes down to a single battle that involves a few dozen people. Makes no sense. Another annoying scene that was just for spectacle... There is too much spectacle... BB8 stealing the ATST. Okay it could have been cool. But honestly when the armies got ripped off you might as well have had BB8 there waving his arms talking in English " HELLO I AM BB8 AND I STOLE THIS ATST!!! I STOLE IT!!! IM BB8!!!! LOOOK AT ME!!!! ATSTS ARE COOL!!! IM BB8 ARENT I SO COOL?" What this film lacks is subtly. Think when Cheque stole the ATST. It was well done. He's blowing up people with the Ewoks. Comes across Han and Leia who for a second think they're screwed then Chewie pops his head out. In this they rip the whole armorial section off so BB8 becomes a freakin' Transformer. Why not just show the ATST destroying stuff and show BB8 inside of it? Maybe the heroes being confused for a minute only to have BB8 pop out? Then the ending... The needless scene with the stupid kid who force powered the broom to his hands (I think) and had that rebel alliance ring. Looking at the stars. Being a stupid kid. Too on the nose. Half the movie felt like when Rick talks to the audience from Rick and Morty "WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB LOOK AT THIS STAR WARS IS COOOLL!!! ATST ATST!!! FOOORCE POWERS!!! KIDS IS PART OF THE REBEL ALLIANCE THERE IS HOOOOPE!!!! STAR WARS STAR WARS!!!! POOOOORGS!!!!" God darn it. Disney sucked the soul out of this one.
  4. Okay so... I don't think it's... very good... I think this movie was very Disneyfied... There was too much humor. Too many useless scenes. All Star Wars movies have a few but this was JAM PACKED with little scenes meant to be clever or get a laugh that ultimately add nothing. I couldn't help but think Rain Johnson has George Lucased this movie, in a prequel way... Like when BB8 is dealing with the cartoon alien at the casino who puts coins in him. Useless. I'd say not funny too. Looked bad. Or when the Iron scene acted like it was a spaceship. But it ended up being a stupid transition to an iron. I even thought "this looks like and iron, it had better not be an iron, oh look it's and iron..." Or the blue milk scene... Or the "look at all the porgs in the falcon"... Blablablabla... There were literally dozens of them. Useless little dumb scenes that tried to be funny and clever. And honestly I was eating it up until I noticed half the freakin' movie was this stuff. I dream of an edited version of the movie where most of this crap is taken out. It was just bad. Waaaay too much. Then there's the scene where that lady light speeds her ship into the enemy fleet. WHY THE FUDGE DIDNT SHE DO THAY EARLIER? WHY DONT THEY DO THAT ALL THE TIME? Heck, set up your ships to autopilot so you don't have to kill yourself and lightspeed a single tiny less valuable ship to destroy FLEETS of enemy ships! It makes NO sense. Why don't they use this tactic ALL THE TIME? CGI spectacle was over the top. From some of the aliens, to simply some scenes like when Rey is sitting outside the mountain. So many fake looking scenes and characters. Flying Leia. Come on. Please be more subtle or something. Snoke. I get that he was just a plot device. I mean the Emperor was. He had very little backstory and even in the prequels he doesn't have much. But something about how "sudden" Snoke's death was is disappointing. He was built up a lot. Especially in the external media and books and stuff. I mean a LOT as some kind of ancient being who say the rise and fall of the Empire. Then he just died pretty easily. I get that he was a plot device. But there was so much buildup about possibly getting answers... That there's no way it isn't disappointing. We never say the "completed" training. We never learned anything about him. I get that they wanted to shock us by killing the big baddie so quickly. But that just leaves him feeling underutilized. It feels BAD and was not a good choice. Its also a modern common trope I keep seeing the past year or two; they build up a bad guy, make them seem like the ultimate evil, then BAM! Kill them! Didn't expect that did ya? Well honestly maybe not but it doesn't matter because it doesn't work sometimes. Such as with Snoke. I'm just DIASAPPIONTED. Palpatine was just a plot device but the buildup and release was satisfying. The story had a proper end for him and it worked. Not only didn't Snoke's death NOT work but it felt as useless as the Porg... Honestly I haven't been as disappointed in a Star Wars movie since the prequels. Its not THAT bad but it's super Disneyfied and JJ should have never left (glad he's back for 9). It also makes me absolutely not be excited for Rain Johnson's trilogy which will enevitably be kind of bad. :(
  5. I can't for the life of me find the FO AT-ST pictures. I don't see how they could mess it up. The AT-ST was wonderful (though lacked good articulation). They'd just need to edit that wouldn't they?...
  6. TLG to Axe 1400 Jobs

    A Lego MMO will never do that well. Lego building is honestly, too complex. Going into one of those Lego editors and browsing and searching through 10,000 pieces is ridiculous. The amount of depth to it is both good and bad. Right now Minecraft like simple square building things will always win on the creation side in a video game. Lego is too clunky, too bulky and too cumbersome for a video game to do THAT well on when focused on building. That's why you never see online awesome DIGITAL Lego builds being shown to the masses (outside of Lego specific places) unlike Minecraft which gets videos everywhere and to everyone. Lego is too hardcore for a proper building experience. Little kids can't generally do it and the barrier to learn it is ridiculous. Anyways, the Lego Ninjago movie's subpar earnings couldn't have helped. Heck, almost all of the movies and digital stuff (aside from The Lego Movie and possibly The Lego Batman Movie) under performed. They had LOFTY goals though and Lego has seemed to discount the very real possibility of Lego overload which will happen if they just release 1-2 movies every freakin' year. Lego has always done less good in general, to potentially DANGEROUS extents, to their non-physical toy stuff.
  7. Marvel Cinematic Universe

    I'm.... worried.... there's just too many characters... What is each one going to have two lines? Looks cool but I'm wary.
  8. Future Marvel Superheroes Rumors & Speculation

    I love getting variants of costumes like Batman and Ironman and Spiderman. Though the Ironman ones are often too similar and the Batman ones just get silly. :P I want that new Spiderman costume!
  9. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Well I'll probably bricklink the new Batsuits and then get that Hawkgirl (despite the helmet being wrong). Nothing else really interests me. The Bat-Shuttle is too small.
  10. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Really nice wave. No real reason to get more than one of any of them. I might want more dolphins...
  11. Star Wars

    Well I'll reserve my excitement until I see how The Last Jedi is. I loved VII. I didn't like Rogue One to the point where I always forget what it's called. I'm not expecting to love the Solo movie. But I have lots of hopes for VIII. Also hows about a Knights of the Old Republic series of movies? :P
  12. They need to make a freakin' bowcaster that is NOT the medieval crossbow and is NOT the studshooter already. I feel like Chewie is the least respected character by Lego.
  13. Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Thor was... okay...
  14. Are any London stores getting restocked in-store for in-store purchases? I'm told people have been able to get luck and get some when the stock comes in at certain Lego stores. But when I call they're completely unhelpful and just say they don't know, won't tell me if there's any stock coming, if stock had come, anything at all really. Has anyone here gone early lately and gotten the set from a LONDON store? If so what day was that?
  15. Star Trek

    I'm trying to think of this as a standalone. It's better that way. Because there's no possible way to reconcile anything with the canon unless it's something ridiculous like another Mirror universe or something. They shouldn't have holodecks for another like 150 years. Well I'd name 100 more but you get the point... I'll think of this show as "Star Trax".