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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:17 am 
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Sidious coming back is idiotic

It's not great but I excuse it on the basis of JJ Abrams' original baddie getting killed off, I'm assuming his initial plan was to set up a redemption arc in which Rey and Kylo would kill Snoke.

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ridiculous force powers

Honestly - less so than in the previous movie, so this doesn't bother me either given that they were trying to retcon and not completely reboot.

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One thing that I did like was the suggestion that Force lightning is not 100% under the control of the user. This would explain why Palpatine doesn't simply "turn it off" when it gets redirected back at him.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:15 pm 
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Box office update: Still lagging behind Last Jedi domestically.

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Saturday Report: Disney again leads the market on the first weekend of a new decade as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker posted $11 million on Friday, climbing to $428.1 million domestically after 15 days. The trilogy finale is currently pacing 11.5 percent behind The Last Jedi at the same point ($483.7 million through 15 days) after having opened 19 percent lower on opening weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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I note that it must have better staying power since TLJ since it started 19% lower but has made up nearly half the deficit.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Alexandros wrote:
Sidious coming back is idiotic

It's not great but I excuse it on the basis of JJ Abrams' original baddie getting killed off, I'm assuming his initial plan was to set up a redemption arc in which Rey and Kylo would kill Snoke.


Just make the baddie Darth Plagueis and have him operate differently than Sidious. At least you can tie him into everything and not look stupid for bringing back Sidious and partially ruining Anakin's story arc. And Snoke himself was a bad idea. He just looked like a rehashed Sidious in episode 7.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Just make the baddie Darth Plagueis and have him operate differently than Sidious.
So bringing back another dead person?

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Welp .... TRoS keeps falling further and further behind Last Jedi. What's more, it's looking like it may throw under Rogue One's domestic B.O.

http://www.boxofficeprophets.com/column ... mnID=20002

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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I blame gherkin.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Is this a problem? It's made almost a billion us dollars world wide. Yes, it's less than the Last Jedi. But it's still huge.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Keep in mind Hollywood accounting, i.e., add an amount for marketing, and part of box office receipts go to theater owners.

Also, this article refers to a franchise cost:

https://practicaleconomics.org/disney-s ... -finances/


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:32 pm 
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TRoS has reached $1 billion in worldwide grosses. It took 28 days to reach that mark. In comparison, TFA got to a billion in 12 days, and TLJ in 19 days.

https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/ ... edMtbiLg1w

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Obviously 19 days was not a long enough time for word to spread that TLJ was a garbage film.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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When The Rise of Skywalker has been out on streaming (presumably on Disney+) for a while, it would be nice to compare the amount of streams it has had, compared to the other two. I wouldn't be surprised if this will be streamed a good deal more than The Last Jedi.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Oh, they feel the need to stick homosexuality in every film or series these days.

Apparently, perversion sells. I've noticed the letters LGB+++ (I lose track) popping up in Jeopardy! and Cash Cab questions now and then.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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I wanted to like this. But . . . well, read my review:

I’VE GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS
Tickets are cheaper for Date Noon than Date Night, and we don’t have to deal with teenagers and their back-seat behavior, so my wife and I went to watch Star Wars CVLMXYZ and ½, or The Rise of Skywalker. Never mind the Roman numerals. The whole saga started in the middle, reverted to the beginning, then light-sped its way forward again.

Keeping the thrill of a successful franchise over 45 years is hard to maintain what with cast members growing older and some, unfortunately passing away. But that’s no hindrance when CGI allows the deceased to keep right on going. Along with Princess Leia, the “theology” permits dead characters like Han Solo and the uber-evil emperor Palpatine to make encore appearances. Why not Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi? And Yoda? In the movie he was not. Conspicuously missing he was.

Fifteen minutes in I began to ache for the good old days when that runt Anakin Skywalker and the irritating Jar-Jar Binks graced the screen. After 30 minutes I thought of Roger Ebert who wrote “You know a movie is in trouble when you start looking at your watch. You know it’s in bad trouble when you start shaking your watch because you think it might have stopped.” I haven’t been this bored since the last Star Wars movie. Someone should have pulled the plug after the second one.

If you like sci-fi special effects undiluted by humor or logic, this is more than a five-star movie. Indeed, it’s a galaxy far, far away of stars.
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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Meant to share this from last weekend's wrap-up by Box Office Prophets.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stumbles over the $500 million mark in its sixth weekend with $5.1 million and $501.5 million to date. Ladies and gentlemen, we may have the first ever $500 million disappointment. I feel safe in saying that it's now going to finish under Rogue One, which earned $532.1 million. Interpret it how you will (reception to TROS, reception to The Last Jedi, how moviegoing habits have changed rapidly in the last couple years), but very few people saw any of this coming before the opening.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Hmmmm. I saw it twice and enjoyed it both times. I dunno. :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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I enjoyed it too, but I think retconning TLJ meant that it wasn't as good as it would have been otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Finally got around to seeing "Rise of Skywalker." I really hated it. I hated Last Jedi as well, but I think I hated this more because I was hoping for it to fix what went wrong in Last Jedi. Nope... I would say it made things worse. Last Jedi and Rise are still not as bad as the prequels in terms of acting and special effects, but they are as bad in terms of ridiculous plots and stomach turning PC nonsense.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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I liked The Rise of Skywalker for the most part, and I think most (but not all) of the issues with it can be attributed to trying to fix the damage caused by The Last Jedi.

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