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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #360 on: March 12, 2018, 01:35 PM »
Anybody checked out the options for upcoming Blu-Ray release to know who has the best deal and what pack-ins are the coolest?

The official site had information about the various retail exclusive versions.  Check it out here:  http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-last-jedi-comes-home
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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #361 on: March 27, 2018, 11:28 PM »
Picked up my copy of TLJ today....the more I watch this movie, the more I like it.

I'm checking out the Special Features now, and the featurette about the space battles is really good!  I know there are a lot of people who are still slamming Rian Johnson about the movie, but he definitely did his homework on the lore.
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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #362 on: March 28, 2018, 08:57 AM »
I watched the deleted scenes.  All good choices to excise except the Luke mourning Han.  I liked the alternate opening.  I don't love the one that's in the film with the high-speed plummet though the fleet. 

I may have left some of those character moments near the beginning of the film with Finn in too. These scenes cement that at the outset Finn's motivations are Rey, and he does not see himself as a member of the resistance.  By the end of the film, he becomes the Resistance hero that Rose thought he was.

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #363 on: March 28, 2018, 11:18 AM »
Good points, although I didn't mind the opening we got in the movie.  I would have liked to have the Rey/Luke caretaker village scene in the movie as well....seeing as that was lesson #3 and the impetus for her going to the dark side cave.
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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #364 on: March 28, 2018, 12:48 PM »
I feel like I need to couch my comment (since this film gets a lot of vitriol) in that I didn't HATE the opening, I just didn't love it.  Them being cheeky with it may have been worse though.

That Rey/Luke scene was OK as well.  I think a few minutes left of space horse riding wouldn't have killed the film. 

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #365 on: March 28, 2018, 12:59 PM »
I thought the alt opening was interesting, but preferred the one we got. I was stunned at how much longer and involved the Fathier chase was. That could have been cut even more, and should have been, really. The village scene was nice, some weird SW that had a goofy vibe, but didn't add anything else really that we didn't have. Good cut. It did crystallize though something Johnson said in one of the BTS features, which is Luke's exile on the island is him choosing to not interfere in events as he did on Bespin. I inferred that, but I think a more direct scene, more direct than the village one, would have helped with some of the conversation about why is he there.

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #366 on: March 28, 2018, 03:21 PM »
I'm going to pick up the 4K version tomorrow, and this weekend it'll be my first 4K viewing experience... the movie wasn't perfect, but I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #367 on: March 31, 2018, 08:11 PM »
I got the Target version. Haven't gotten to watch any of the bonuses yet, but the intro scene was a lot more impressive in 3D
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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #368 on: October 2, 2018, 04:41 PM »
We've all been duped!

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/10/the-last-jedi-russian-trolls

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Was The Last Jedi Hate Actually Spread by Russian Trolls?

According to a new study, the Star Wars film may have been targeted by Twitter accounts linked to Russian operatives—the same ones who tried to sway the 2016 election.

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #369 on: October 2, 2018, 05:07 PM »
Stupid article.  While I believe the haters are a very vocal minority that the internet have amplified....I don't think Putin's behind it.
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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #370 on: October 2, 2018, 05:38 PM »
Stupid article.  While I believe the haters are a very vocal minority that the internet have amplified....I don't think Putin's behind it.

Did you read the article?  I'm not trying to have politics spill out into here, but the research seems solid.  The article says that it has nothing to do with people who didn't like the movie for various reasons, but specifically with the Tweets and reactions that claimed that the movie was some kind of veiled attempt to promote liberalism to spark more argument and disagreement. 

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #371 on: October 2, 2018, 08:22 PM »
The hacking and trolling operations conducted by the Russians have not just had the aim of influencing elections.  A big part of the operation has been to sow division through the society on a range of divisive issues.  A Star Wars film is about as big of a pop culture event as you're going to find, and could definitely be a significant target for that type of influence operation.
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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« Reply #372 on: October 3, 2018, 01:27 PM »
The hacking and trolling operations conducted by the Russians have not just had the aim of influencing elections.  A big part of the operation has been to sow division through the society on a range of divisive issues.  A Star Wars film is about as big of a pop culture event as you're going to find, and could definitely be a significant target for that type of influence operation.

The main reason I think it's entirely plausible is that it fits the broader MO, and it wouldn't even be that much work for them.

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« Reply #373 on: October 3, 2018, 04:57 PM »
The hacking and trolling operations conducted by the Russians have not just had the aim of influencing elections.  A big part of the operation has been to sow division through the society on a range of divisive issues.  A Star Wars film is about as big of a pop culture event as you're going to find, and could definitely be a significant target for that type of influence operation.

The main reason I think it's entirely plausible is that it fits the broader MO, and it wouldn't even be that much work for them.

This is correct.

Also, I think "Paul Harrison" is a Russian manbaby-bot.

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