Did anyone else think Star Wars Episodes 7,8 & 9 su$&#d?

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  1. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Pretty much EVERYBODY thinks 7,8,9 sucks.
     
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    Epic disappointment all around.
     
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    They tried to satisfy the focus groups and forgot to write a good story. They tried to be a comic book movie when they had already defined their own genre. They let Rian Johnson be involved.

    Mistakes were made....
     
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    the six fingered man (played by Christopher Guest) killed Inigo Montoya's father and then had to prepare to die....
     
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    I'm confused as to which is which any longer (And I don't care) , I like the original 3, and the newer ones are good, the side stories like Solo.
    The inbetween ones, like the Jar Jar movie (that's what I call it) were terrible... the acting was so bad.

    The spin off Mandalorian is pretty good.
     
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    The original trilogy was very dark until the popularity hit Lucas and he saw $$$$ in merchandising and a younger demographic.
    Solo was supposed to die in Episode V (or not be revivable in VI)
    Luke was supposed to turn to the dark side in Episode V or VI.
    The Ewoks were originally not quite so cute... their original appearance was more appropriate for their obvious intent to cook "our heroes"

    And I agree....

    New Machete Order:
    Rogue One, Episode-IV, Episode-V, Episode-II, Episode-III, Episode-VI.... and optional, VII, VIII, and IX.

    Episode-I is completely irrelevant. It adds nothing to the plot, mother's situation is apparent in Ep-II, as cool as Darth Maul is, he was killed too quickly (and I don't consider anything in Clone Wars relevant), Ep-I introduced "midichlorians" which goes against the presentation of The Force being something anyone can learn to use. Eliminating it from Machete Order removes nothing from the series.
     
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    So you saw 4 and 5.
     
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    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Silver Member

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    I liked the original 3 (ep. 4, 5, 6) but lost interest in the rest. They started to seem a lot more like long commercials to keep the franchise going than adding anything substantive to the story.
     
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    Fun and cool. Far from original as far as the core story lines go.
     
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    Does anyone think they are good?
     
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    An interesting look into the editing of Star Wars (the good one):



    All stories of that type follow the hero's journey, it's the presentation we remember. Like Avatar.
     
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    Rogue One
     
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    I'm sorry . . . somebody doesn't like Princess Bride? That's like one of the most perfect movies.
     
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    Goes way back... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_film
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Jean Michelle Jarre profile photo? Good taste!
     
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    Word on the street was that Lucas got jealous when Titanic started breaking his box office records.

    Seems a little far fetched to me. Something I've noticed as a grown-up is that these things have a way of resurfacing just in time for the now-parents to relive it all with their own kids. They even tried it with Care Bears.
     
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    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Silver Member

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    I hadn't heard of that rumor. I remember thinking early on when first seeing the "Episode IV" intro scrolling by ,wait, what happen to episodes 1-3?? Then when hearing the prequels were finally to be made, there was A LOT of anticipation for them. I mean , I'm not a big sci-fi fan or anything and even I remember being excited about that so I can only imagine what it was like for the die-hard fans. But ya, that Phantom Menace was just so overhyped for what it was I don't know if it ever had much of chance of living up to the expectations.

    If I could make a musical analogy though, to me the first 3 Star Wars movies (Ep. 4-5-6) are like the first three Def Leppard albums (On Through the Night, High n Dry, Pyromania). Raw but so damn good. Even to this day, those are the three that people will remember fondly.

    And you guessed it, Star Wars Episodes 1-2-3 are just like the next three Def Lep albums (Hysteria, Adrenalize, Slang): technically they are still really good but are all waaaay over-polished and have lost the magic of what made them special.
     
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