Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker

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  1. The shadow

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  2. pigfarmer

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    It took some time for the Death Star to clear Yavin so it could blast the Rebel base. Very dramatic, but couldn't they just have evacuated?

    Instead of a bigass death Star or Star Destroyer wouldn't a trilithium torpedo, or the local equivalent, be far more cost effective? Boom boom boom, out go the lights.

    I mean, damn. TWO of those Death Stars - kablooey! You'd think their Imperial State Farm Agent would say something. They would know - they've seen a thing or two.
     
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  5. Shadowprophet

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    They claim it's bad but look, Those are early critical reviews, These days, Almost everything gets slammed by critics. Honestly, I can't wait to see it. And those poor reviews won't detract me. I have ADHD. If I can set through the first ten minutes of a movie, It's solid gold. I'm willing to bet, It won't be that terrible brother :) I mean think about it, How many of the past star wars movies were reviewed poorly, And if you actually give clone wars a chance, It's not that bad :)

    I'm gonna see it :D

    Plus don't forget, The ride isn't over, There is still the Obi-Wan Series that's coming up.




    And the Mandalorian, Is just awesome.

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    The visuals were great for Rise of Skywalker but the dialog and frankly the story line was awful...The movie did not flow with the last two movies, it felt as if patched all together with conflicts...There was no good reason to bring back the Emperor Palpatine, they killed Supreme Leader Snoke too easily and too early in the three movie series...

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    With things like the Mandalorian and the new Obi-wan series on the horizon, I have hopes that the franchise has finally grown to a point that it can be televised and serialized, much like star trek. Can you imagine a world where we have star wars series ongoing like the old star trek days, It would be epic.
     
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    The Mandalorian is an awesome show, everything Star Wars ought to be, and with each episode it keeps getting better and better...

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    well finally saw the movie...
    A totally disjointed movie. It had little to do with the last 2.
    boy the emperor sure is obsessed by death star tech...
    for a man so powerful in the force he can destroy starships he is a slave to his planet killing tech.
    the only thing I liked was the carrie Fisher inserts as Leia.
    I hope star wars gets a nice long rest it needs it.
    4.5/10
     
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    in the words of Brian Debbie's BF
    star wars is dead.
     
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    ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is Giving People Seizures

    If you haven’t seen the new “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” movie yet, here’s a spoiler alert you may want to read anyway:

    “Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you provide at your venue box office and online, and at other appropriate places where your customers will see it, a notice containing the following information: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ contains several sequences with imagery and sustained flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photosensitivities.”


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    It’s true. According to Variety, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, distributors of the Star Wars film, was concerned that people with photosensitive epilepsy — or those who don’t yet know they have it – could suffer from seizures due to the bright strobe-like flashing lights in the movie. That concern led the studio to work with the Epilepsy Foundation to issue a warning message to theaters. However, it appears many of them either didn’t receive it or ignored the warning.

    “I thought about [leaving the theater] but then I toughed it out. … I did get up and go to the bathroom to feel better. Do I wish I listened to my body? Yes, but I liked the movie.”


    “Loved the new Star Wars!! But my son couldn’t watch the parts he was most excited for because of the effects. He closed his eyes and I whispered what was happening.”

    The New York Post interviewed people with epilepsy who had incidents or discomfort during the movie, but no one who went into an actual seizure. However, that’s no reason to take the warning lightly, according to neurologist Mathew Pulicken, MD, MHS, of Neurologists of Cape Cod. He reminded CapeCod.com readers about the famous incident in Japan in 1997 when 4 million viewers watched an episode of Pokémon called “Dennō Senshi Porigon” (Electric Soldier Porygon) which had a scene where Pikachu launched flashing thunderbolts and around 600 of them – primarily children – suffered seizures scary enough that they were taken to hospitals for treatment. It was later determined that red is a trigger color and the animation industry was ordered to slow down flashes and shorten their lengths. There were also rumors of incidents caused by flashing lights in “Incredibles II,” another Disney film.

    What about new “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”?

    “Children and adults who have never had seizures or diagnosis of epilepsy could potentially experience a seizure after viewing the movie’s intense flashing lights for the first time. The chances of this happening and the overall risk is very minimal.”

    Dr. Puliken recommends that anyone diagnosed with epilepsy who can’t stay away from the movie should take a friend who knows the seizure first aid mantra: Stay/Safe/Side, which is a handy way to remember to stay with the person, keep them safe and away from objects they would bump into and turn them on their side if they’re not conscious. Good advice to remember anywhere and anytime.

    Spoiler alert 2: Here’s one more thing to remember when you go see the movie – take plenty of tissues.


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    That's quite a twist. o_O
     
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    I loved the new movie!! those kids may be eating too much candy and drinking too much pop.
     
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    I can't call this a good movie, Star Wars have always been about good storytelling, I just wish they respected the history of the movies and didn't try so hard to outdo everything that came before.

    The original trilogy had a simple but strong and surprising story. The prequels had their faults but they still told a great story about how evil could rise to power under the nose of the good guys.

    The story in the Rise of Skywalker, is not telling a good story. It just chaos. It's hollow, unnecessarily hectic, without soul and without the good old Star Wars magic! I love the Mandalorian as a new production, so it's not a generation gap for me, it's about the rhythm of the movie. Where the Mandalorian feels like somebody taking their own beloved Star Wars fantasy and putting it on screen, Rise of Skywalker feels like a marketing product.

    The original three movies and Rogue One will always be the best ones.

    A disappointing 3/10.
     
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reportedly has a secret, undiscovered George Lucas cameo
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reportedly has a secret George Lucas voice cameo. But, wait, there’s more: if the whispers ring true, it means the father of Star Wars has also had a (loud) presence in both The Last Jedi and Rogue One without anyone realising.

    The surprising reveal comes from a Good Morning America interview with Rise of Skywalker sound designers David Acord and Matt Wood. GMA’s sources indicate that there is a “deep audio Easter egg: a scream that is actually the voice of Star Wars creator George Lucas. The clip, affectionately called “The George”, was originally recorded for the director’s 1973 film American Graffiti." GMA also confirms, “it has appeared in several movies, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Last Jedi.”

    Acord and Wood, though, remain coy about their “calling card.” Not only will they not confirm where the scream features in Rise of Skywalker, they won’t even say who recorded the clip, only that “a very special scream” is definitely part of The Last Jedi. Let’s hope it’s Lucas. Even the visual of him recording in a booth is a bit brilliant.

    So, the hunt is on. While the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker home release date hasn’t yet been announced, that’ll be the day where we can start combing through Episode 9 frame-by-frame and, more importantly, scream by scream. Then we’ll finally crack open what could be one of the strangest, most obscure secrets in the sequel trilogy.

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  18. Spaceman spiff

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    I only acknowledge the first six, those other 3 are weird alternative universe material at best.
     
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    I think Rogue One should be considered part of those series, it was a great movie that fit well leading into A New Hope...

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    Rogue One is so far the only decent Disney SW that ive seen.
     
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