TVs Frink said:
It’s really disheartening, but I guess people are less concerned with expressing these bigoted views publicly after the events of the last two years or so.
Moe_Syzlak said:It’s really disheartening
Moe_Syzlak said:I didn’t know that about Finn. I don’t go to OT or any other SW sites other than this, such that it is a SW site. It’s really disheartening, but I guess people are less concerned with expressing these bigoted views publicly after the events of the last two years or so.
Zamros said:As for acronyms for internet laughs, I always liked NE (Nose exhale).
Moe_Syzlak said:TMBTM said:I love Redlettermedia's humor and all their videos, but I disagree almost totaly with their video on TLJ.
And I agreed almost totally. I found their sentiments pretty spot on actually, especially in the broader sense. It was entertaining but too long and kind of a mess. It did seem a reaction to the criticisms of Episode 7 in some of its defying expectations. And it did seem like a good A story bogged down by a shoehorned B story, giving the other characters something to do.
Gaith said:"Not terrible" and "sporadically interesting," but "creatively bankrupt", with "nowhere to go" is pretty much my opinion on this movie in a nutshell. Particularly good was that discussion at the end about how the movie feels like a finale, and where is there to go from here? A mandatory Rey/Kylo lightsaber fight, and maybe another superweapon? Unlike ESB, there's no comrade to rescue, and no terrible family revelation to grapple with. In a way, that almost makes me hopeful that they'll have to come up with something new - but then, the last time Abrams did a sequel to his own movie we got Into Blahness. So, who knows.
Before the Internet, fans got their movie news from magazines and one of the biggest sci-fi magazines in the 80s was Starlog. One of the cool things that Starlog did was provide fans with an outlet to share their feelings and speak their minds about the films and TV shows that they were passionate about. They basically published letters that were sent in by fans. It was the closest thing that fans had to an internet forum or social media in the 80s!
Archive.org has a whole collection of Starlog, and ArticleHit collected several of the fan letters that were published in issues #39-41 sharing their feelings on The Empire Strikes Back, which is a favorite Star Wars film among fans today. As it turns out, fans were torn on that movie much in the same way that fans are torn on Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.
It's really cool and interesting to see what fans were saying back in the day. As you read some of these, you'll see the similarities of what fans are saying right now about The Last Jedi. It seems Star Wars fans have never changed and that's a comforting thought!
TVs Frink said:Can't wait for a few of you to pick this apart too!