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  1. I think you are exaggerating a bit. It doesn't appeal that much to you, fair enough, but it's objectively better than you're making out :-) Pay off at the end? Hadn't occurred to me. It's been paying out extravagantly and consistently from the start. Still it isn't groundbreaking or anything, just an enjoyable entertainment for those that like that sort of thing. I liken it to a blend of 12 Monkeys and Twin Peaks directed by Wes Anderson.
  2. Aha! Found my proper login. Ignore that imposter above :-) What's up with my custom title? That's a mess.
  3. I saw it last night. To say I enjoyed it would be like saying I 'enjoyed' Leaving Las Vegas, but OK yes I enjoyed it. Sombre and sad. Prof X and Logan are very well played. X-23 has two jobs for 90% of the film: sullen and feral. There seems to be a message in there about recognising and appreciating those little islands of happiness and meaning in an otherwise bleak and futile existence.
  4. One thing though, I can't help thinking kyber crystals are unfortunately named. Sounds like something you stick up your Khyber (as in Khyber Pass).
  5. Bloody marvellous prequel. Borrows well from Seven Samurai, which is an excellent and fitting thing to do given Star Wars' origins. A fantastic band of memorable characters which I will be needing in toy form. Also, my 8 year old daughter says it is now her favourite film. She came out of it considerably more enthused than when we saw Fantastic Beasts (and she's a big Potter fan)
  6. That's an interesting way to describe it. But I think it is being done purposely to convey how overly self-confident Lucifer is in his actions. I watched Episode 4 last night, and liked it. Re: Spoiler, I'm not drawing any conclusions as yet on why that happened. It seems equally likely that it's something to do with Chloe. Mind you, I never read the Lucifer series, so maybe there's a whole bunch of relevant stuff I don't know. Agree that Ep4 was relatively decent compared to Ep2 and 3.
  7. Started watching this. Entertaining enough to keep going for now. Lucifer is a cross between David Tennant and Tim Curry. His campy arrogance and wide-eyed grins are a little overdone and grating at times.
  8. It has been confirmed that the base moves. It sucked one star dry already and moved onto another. And remember that the Star Wars universe employs 'hyperspace', which involves instantaneous jumps from one place to another. The movies are extremely vague on the subject, but the EU has had to rationalise based on available evidence.
  9. I liked him. I mean, I didn't like him, I thought he was childish and pathetic. But I found him an entertaining and worthwhile element of the film, with a cool look and voice so long as he keeps the helmet on. I don't want to see him redeemed. I'd rather he die, whining and screaming about how unfair everything is.
  10. I thought about this too. She definitely "felt" Han's death through the force...that much was clear. What's unclear is whether or not Luke trained her much or if that was innate. My thought is that she did study under Luke for a while but didn't study much about lightsabers...instead opting for more tactical abilities that would serve her better as a general. Something like battle meditation. According to the Jedi code they are forbidden from forming attachments such as marriage, romantic love and family. As a wife and mother, I think that explains why Leia didn't go the Jedi route. Wait a sec. Who do you think is Rey's father if you believe the Jedi vow is upheld? I doubt Luke upheld the old ways since he saw it was the love he had for his father that redeemed him. The Jedi were destroyed because they held on to ridiculous outdated beliefs. It does raise an additional question mark over the assumption she is his daughter, yes.
  11. I thought about this too. She definitely "felt" Han's death through the force...that much was clear. What's unclear is whether or not Luke trained her much or if that was innate. My thought is that she did study under Luke for a while but didn't study much about lightsabers...instead opting for more tactical abilities that would serve her better as a general. Something like battle meditation. According to the Jedi code they are forbidden from forming attachments such as marriage, romantic love and family. As a wife and mother, I think that explains why Leia didn't go the Jedi route.
  12. Some have said Ren was pretending to be conflicted. I believe Ren was conflicted. He asked his dad to help him with something. That something was, of course, killing his dad and completing his journey to the dark. I believe he wept for his loss even as he made that ultimate decision. Poor dumb kid.
  13. Not a technical problem, just personal taste. (Although if you put it like that, there actually are technical problems with that scenario, but that's not my objection.) It's kinda hard to explain why I don't like it. Maybe I feel it would make the Star Wars universe somehow more mundane. But that's how Lucas framed it from the very first minute of Episode IV--he described the setting for his film relative to our own time and place. What that opening line says to me is "This is a fairy tale."