I really, really want to like IX. I love the Force Awakens, and I loved the Last Jedi initially. As in, I was blown away when I saw it. But because of all of the controversy around it, because I have been exposed to hundreds of arguments for why it’s supposedly awful, it’s honestly become no longer fun to like it. I legit have a hard time deciding if I think it’s a beautiful movie, a flawed but fun film, or a dumpster fire.
The thing is, obviously the same thing is going to happen to IX. It’s hard to look forward to it, knowing it’s just going to be a long, tiresome controversy. But I really want to.
My english teacher last year had us watch his Ted Talk or something on that. She really liked it for some reason, and wanted us to try it in our writing.
That is exactly how I feel. After watching the movie I had a false sense that it was the best Star Wars movie ever. But after hearing all those arguments for why it’s supposedly a terrible movie It kinda became hard to call it: “One of the best Star Wars movies”
In my opinion, both TFA and TLJ did a fantastic job continuing the saga. Even If people will hate Episode IX even more then TLJ, I can already guarantee that I am going to like it no matter what.
I think it would be a false impression that Temiri BLagg will even matter in this movie. I mean, how far would Disney go with a child in a movie that is literally centered on war? Anakin did little more than race and fly a spaceship, and Blagg is a slave with little skills we know of besides custodian work and animal raising. I agree a lot with @jayzor17 about this, he existed to take care of some goat giraffes and to show that there is always hope, even if Rey dies.
I think there are a lot more people who liked TLJ than we know. It’s really only the loudest fans who absolutely hate at least parts of it that we can hear. No one remembers flawed movies for the good parts, or at least Last Jedi. Same with the prequels. I, for one, fully like and appreciate all 11 Star Wars movies, and I am all the happier for it. I like some more than others, and will debate commonly, but I stand by my position on the matter. I highly doubt IX can break this.
I think that this goes to show the brilliance of TLJ. Whether or not the movie is bad is your own opinion, but if Johnsen was able to present what he had to show in a way that convinced people it was good… that’s genius. The “tarnishing” of one’s high opinion of movies is a huge problem I have. I hate letting others tell me what’s good and bad in a movie, probably why I have so many unpopular views. Sometimes I’ll admit someone’s right, and sometimes I’ll say whatever I can to protect my own view of the movie. This is also a reason I can’t stand many “How It Should Have Ended” videos. I will never watch the “reviews” of Venom or Infinity War, because I hold those movies high enough (the former more ironically) that I can’t hear anything that could possibly ruin my experience of them. I continuously debate Hyperspace ramming and Sling Ring severing to keep this.
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I just hope IX will be “good enough” for more people than just me. I’ll wait for the trailers to get excited, but I’m ready to see how this galaxy of stories may close.
Really? Let’s be honest. This movies were great. TFA was great, and (controversially) TLJ was good. Episode IX will be a success, no matter how angry the fans will get. I can already feel that.[quote=“Khalsa721, post:25, topic:48011”]
Not to mention employees attacking people over social media. Fans are done with Star Wars.
That’s not going to happen. The two films we’ve gotten so far have been too commercially and critically successful to wipe the slate clean, even if a few (or many) people cry about it on the internet.
Rian Johnson has been somewhat vocal against his critics, and author Chuck Wendig was fired off an unannounced novel and since cancelled comic series over his Twitter behavior. Some of it was politically driven.
I think ticket sales to Star Wars Celebration and the most likely positive box office results for IX would like to say otherwise. That’s a bit hyperbolic.
See what I mean? Those critics are not crazy giving such high scores. They know better than me or you what makes a good movie, and while I don’t agree with the critics all the time either, for the most part, this is their job, their profession.
Debatable. She seems to survive worse than falling down a pit of fire. Seeing how a powerful swing from a Z-6 riot control baton (sorry) did little more than poke a whole through her armor (didn’t even touch her eye), I think we could see here back with a burned face and scarred ego in the future. I mean, there was a deleted scene where she came back anyways.
I don’t know how JJ said this, but it sounds to me more along the lines of “Don’t expect Ahsoka, Ezra, Holdo, Tallie, Ackbar (sniffle)…,” but seeing as how Lando is in it, that won’t be true.
And would Phasma technically be returning if she wasn’t dead in the first place…?
And DJ not returning would be worse than nearly any move made in TLJ, excluding the fate of everyone’s favorite Mon Calamari admiral (unless you liked Raddus).