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09 Jul 2022, 9:56 pm

The Original Star Wars Trilogy is one of my favorite film Franchises, they are just such groundbreaking films. A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back are 2 of the greatest films of all time. Return of the Jedi is not quite as good as the first 2 but It's still a worthy entry in the Series and a Pretty Satisfying conclusion. I love the action sequences, the storytelling, the visual effects, the world building, the acting to an extent, the characters, the Overall Tone, the dialog was a little clunky from time to time but it's not a huge issue. The Prequel Trilogy were good entries but flawed. The Good qualities of the Prequels outweigh the bad qualities. The Sequel Trilogy was just an utter Dumpster Fire. What are your opinions of Star Wars?



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09 Jul 2022, 9:59 pm

I love the originals, like the sequels, and hate the prequels. The acting in the prequels, especially the love scenes, were some of the worst I’ve EVER seen. Hallmark movies are masterpieces in comparison (as far as the acting is concerned); the bar is that low.

They were good for the laughs, though, and it took away from the awful plot and writing.


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09 Jul 2022, 10:16 pm

I've long lost interest in the series. Upon re-evaluation I realized the original three weren't any better than the prequels, so I had to reason to see the sequels. Things ending with Tsion sealed the deal that I'd be unlikely to ever invest the time to watch them.


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09 Jul 2022, 10:54 pm

Since "Any Star Wars Fans on this Site?" was posted in Politics, Philosophy, and Religion, that is confirmation that a fandom is a religion?


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09 Jul 2022, 11:53 pm

kitesandtrainsandcats wrote:
Since "Any Star Wars Fans on this Site?" was posted in Politics, Philosophy, and Religion, that is confirmation that a fandom is a religion?


Proud Initial Dist here. There is no way but sideways and Takumi is the king of racing.


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09 Jul 2022, 11:59 pm

Ben Shapiro just loves the long, boring senate scenes in the prequels.

I like Ben Shapiro even less then I like those scenes and the prequels in general.


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10 Jul 2022, 12:38 am

Jay123 wrote:
The Sequel Trilogy was just an utter Dumpster Fire. What are your opinions of Star Wars?


A simple explanation is that Lucasfilm sold the franchise to Disney who proceeded to rip up canon and make the storyline more family friendly. Second Disney wanted to increase the market for Star wars beyond hardcore fans to include women, people of colour and the younger generation who did not grow up with the original movies, prequels or Clone wars. Combine that with the merchandising you can see Disney are largely driven by profits not the fans.



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10 Jul 2022, 12:40 am

kitesandtrainsandcats wrote:
Since "Any Star Wars Fans on this Site?" was posted in Politics, Philosophy, and Religion, that is confirmation that a fandom is a religion?


I'd consider myself a superfan (still am). But I focus on the writers/acting/films (not the merch or the opinions of other fans who tend to be twats).



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10 Jul 2022, 6:53 am

I like the documentaries on youtube talking about how Industrial Light & Magic did the effects for the 1977 original.

I'd say episode 4 was my favourite film of all time. I dont really like ESB though. I think it drags and has a lot of scenes in cloud city where they wait behind a corner to ambush the stormtroopers who can't seem to hit them. The stormtroopers dont have an ulterior motive to miss like in ep.4 so it seems silly.
I like the hoth battle. Return of the Jedi is pretty decent.



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10 Jul 2022, 8:32 am

Left the fandom when 2008 Clone Wars was released. The retcon of 2003 Clone Wars was too much. No regrets.


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10 Jul 2022, 4:50 pm

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Left the fandom when 2008 Clone Wars was released. The retcon of 2003 Clone Wars was too much. No regrets.


It was always a challenge to stick to Canon when you had 7 seasons of 19 x 30min animated series over a series of years between 2003-2020



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10 Jul 2022, 4:53 pm

klanka wrote:
I think it drags and has a lot of scenes in cloud city where they wait behind a corner to ambush the stormtroopers who can't seem to hit them. The stormtroopers dont have an ulterior motive to miss like in ep.4 so it seems silly.


Yes, this is an ongoing issue in the star wars universe regarding the clones. They were supposed to be exact replicates of the bounty hunter Jango Fett whoi was (my understanding) one of the best sharp shooters in the galaxy along with Cad Baine.

Nearly every episode of Star wars (whether movie, animated or TV series) fell into the same narrative that the clones somehow could miss a target barely a few metres away from them :lol:



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10 Jul 2022, 4:58 pm

Yeah it seems they turned it into a trope. In Obi-Wan there are about 100 troopers and they can barely hit 20 rebels from a few metres away :lol:



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10 Jul 2022, 11:35 pm



"My ally is the Force/Prana/Chi/Autotelic Meditative Flow
In Laser Focus of Tao And Enhanced Creativity and Productivity

A Powerful Ally It Is"

To Paraphrase Eastern

Philosophy With Some American

Secular and Science Based Words

That George Lucas And His Hero 'Joseph
Cambell' Illustrated So Well Through the Medium

of 'THAT' 'New Summer Blockbuster' That Sadly Glorifies

Violence That Only Accelerated Through the Decades After

in Terms of

Gory Special
Effects Like

the Jaws Series
of Movie Starting
in the Mid-70's As Well...

Yes, of Course, 'Star Wars' Fits in So
Well in the Philosophy, Politics, And Religion

Section of the 'Wrong Planet' As That Is Specifically

What It Addresses Through and Through in Showcase of

Modern Mythology Expressed on the Big Screen Block Buster;

Once Again, Sadly

Unleashing

The American
Force of Glorifying
Violence Even More All
The Way to Folks 'Shooting

Up Batman Theaters' with Real Guns
of Blood And Folks Really Dying Dead FOR REAL...

It's Basically, Overall, a Sad Commentary on the Human

Species And a Reality is That For Whatever Species Shoots Itself

in the Foot By Blowing Each Other uP Ain't No Way They Will Ever

Even Make it
Longer than
A Blip on their
Own Planet Before
They Kill Each Other
Through Tools of Mass Destruction,
Taking A Large Living Part of Nature
And Other Natural Resources Away out of Balance;

While i Enjoyed the Philosophy of Yoda in 1980, and One Day Hoped

i too Would Master 'This Force;' Which Yes, is Scientifically Assessed as
Most Definitely Real and Beneficial in Terms of Autotelic Meditative Flow
And Enhanced Creativity and Productivity as i Surely Have A Ton of Metrics
And More How 'This Force' Has Impacted My Life Ever Since Escaping the DarK

Force of the

United States,

A God of Money
And Stuff; A God
of Money and Stuff,
Folks Get Lost in And
Ruled As They Do Through
The Other Tools They Create and
Come to Be; Meanwhile, Some of Us

Come to Find We aRe Truly 'Luminous Beings'

At Core With A World Online Now Big Enough to

Find Folks Like Us Who Fly With Wings of Within in this

Autotelic Laser Focus of Meditative Flow That Doesn't Even Need

Any
God
Damned
Words; Yet of
Course, Words May
Be Mastered Like Any Other
Human Tool if We Don't Drown
in All the Layers of CuLTuRaL Tools

That Separate Us From All Our NATURAL Human Potentials,
Just Waiting to Be Unpacked Within to Master This World of Breath;

Meh,

Just Inhaling
Peace ExhalinG Love;
No Rocket Science, or Even
Little Green Men Who Are 900 Years-Old;
Or Other Mythological Heroes In Books Required; Although

It's True, i Wore a 'The Child' Shirt Today; Yep, the 50 Year-Old
Version of A Yoda Master With A Logo That Says "Wanted" on the Shirt;

It's True, i Wore

it to A Catholic

Church By

Attempting to
Unveil Per Original
Greek Definition of
Apocalypse What They are

So Ignorant of For this 'Real Kingdom
Of Heaven' Within to Master This Inhaling
Peace ExhalinG LoVE iN JoY oF LiGHT; Giving,
Sharing, Caring, Healing; With Plentiful Affective
And Cognitive Empathy With A Compassion For All

Existence

That Flavors
'The Force' With

Love And Not Just
An Addiction to Anger And Hate;

As True, 'The Dark Force' Will A Flow

Of Harm Be too as Of Course That's

What A 'Trump Meme' Does and 'His'

Ilk on the Other

Side of

DarKNess
Now Still Real;
Sith, As They Say
And Do; Yet of Course

All A Part of our Realities too;

Again, Master 'The Tool,' ShadowS iNCLUDED; And Do
NOT Become Mastered By The Tool as Only A Frigging

Tool That Someone
Else Uses Now to

Write,
Direct.
And Play,

'YouR Life' in
A PriSon-Made
Reality So many Folks
Come to Accept As THeir
Only Potential Realities Now; Yuck,

Yep, 'The Child' Within Dances Sings Free, Just F iN Yuck...

And of Course, There is A 'Jedism' Religion too; Hehe, And With
my Yoda Close to Photographic Memory For Text, Currently i Will Not Expose
The Member Here Who Yes, Once Suggested That Was His Spirituality; Which

Of Course
Doesn't
Necessarily
Have to Be Organized
Religion or Even Organized
Activity As i Related to an Elder
Woman From Bulgaria This Sunday
Afternoon Moving in Meditative Flow
of Autotelic Dance in Barnes And Noble
Listening to Meditative Music And Reading
An Entire Book in Laser Focus of Meditative Flow

in Under an Hour as i've Done Nearly Every Sunday Afternoon
For Almost 9 Years Now Since 2013; Anyway, She Understood What

The organized aspect of 'Tai Chi' Moving Meditation and 'Yoga' Actualy
Does to Attain This Chi, This Prana; Yes, This Force Now For REAL WITHIN

AND HOW HEALING IT IS IN REAL TERMS OF EMOTIONAL REGULATION AND SENSORY

INTEGRATION; YET RARELY

IF EVER DOES ANYONE

FROM MY LOCALITY
HAVE A CLUE WHY

ANYONE WOULD MOVE
AS FRIENDS WITH GRAVITY THIS

WAY AS THEY SIT ON THEIR BUTT GLUED
TO A SCREEN FALLING ASLEEP ON SUNDAY

AFTERNOON JUST WATCHING ME DANCE THE
AFTERNOON AWAY, HEHE,

So God Damned Free
in Flow of Autotelic
Meditation For Real;

Once Again, This Chi,
This Prana, This TAO Force For Real

Yes, And SuNDaY Afternoon i Met
Another Luminous Being From Bulgaria
At the 'Trump Town Metro Area' Barnes and Noble,

At least Populated By College Educated Folks for the most part;

Very Few, So Ignorant to Give me Any Problems Requiring an Hour
Quick Dissertation to 'Bible Thumpers' as i've Had to Do that Several
Instances As They Suggested My Meditative Practice in Dancing Flow
Would Surely Make

me Demon

Possessed

Going Straight

to Hell, A Place

They Were Currently

Lost From A 'Real Kingdom
of Heaven Within' as By the
End of 'the Sermon on the Mount
of Barnes and Noble', THeiR 'Head' Was
About to Explode in A Thousand Dark Parts;

Sadly
Not
Reaching
Light of Their
Luminous Being Within FOR REAL...

IT'S TRUE, VEHICLES AND VESSELS, THE
TOOLS BROUGHT BY SAGE OLD MYTHOLOGIES

DO MOST DEFINITELY HOUSE PATHWAYS TO
THIS LIGHT

WITHIN...

Just Bringing
Out Our Luminous
Beings of This Greatest
Force Within; Just Naked
Enough Whole Complete

Through Enhanced Human Unpacking of Potentials...

'Star Wars' Provides A Few Clues As Other Real Assessed
World Religions/Mythologies Do; Yet For me i Had to

Seek and Find

This Force
Within myself

And That's Sort of
A Recommended Tradition

Too For the 'Jedi Version of Luke 17:21;'

Still Held in Modern Mythology of Christianity too;

Yet Sadly Held In PriSoN As So Many Folks Relate it to Someone

Else
Except

For the Luminous
Beings They Actually Are WiTHiN Now too...

Such A Loss of Message of Mythology that is For Real too...

Just Sad; Just F iN Yuck, Disgusting to me; As They Wait for

A Dirt
Nap
to Attain

What Already
Lives Within; once
Again, Naked, Enough, Whole, Complete

An Ally This Force is to Do Amazing Feats of Life FOR REAL...

i'm A Fan of Yoda's Philosophy in Large Part, of What He Actually

Said and Did in the Series; Beyond the Glorifying of Violence That comes

With Chopping
Folks Up

With
'Light
Sabers;'
Living by the
'LiGHT Saber'
Dying by the
LiGHT Saber' Indeed,

It Was Surely Presented
in a More Helpful Way Leading
to A Potential Pathway to 'The Force'
Than Any Frigging Christian Church i've ever attended;

About as Close As They Come is A Flow Together in Gospel
Singing; Yet of Course, i Have to Close my Ears to the Ignorance
in the LITERAL
Held Words...

Or i Have
A Compulsion
to 'Throw Up'

Just A Little Bit,

More Than Just Sing in
Ecstatic Flow That Way too;

As Sadly, 'The Force' Is Sought
Externally In Another Place After
Death By So Many Folks Other Than What's Real

WiTHiN NoW At Least For Folks Who Find
'THE FORCE'

FOR REAL,

THIS HIGHER
POWER WiTHiN;
WHAT EVER THE F

YA DESIRE

TO NAME IT;

IF YA, LABEL IT @ALL...

And That's Pretty Much,
What One of the Last Movies
of the Series Suggested to Do;

Ya Can And Will Burn All the Sacred And Holy Sanctified Books;

Yet, The Force (GoD) is Still An Ally To Find Within, Totally Free
Still Now i Am too to Do...

LoVinG iT
ALL DarK
Thru LiGHT
ETeRNaLLY NoW Real

A Distance Between
Birth And Death; Life For Real Now...

Yep, in Fact The Only Real Distance We Have Now...

Naked,
Enough,
Whole,
Complete
@Best FoR
ReaL ETeRNaLLY NoW NeW

WiTH SMiLes of Course; None
of That Anger and Hate Stuff

To Flavor my Heaven Any Less That LoVE FoR ReaL Too..:)



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11 Jul 2022, 12:26 am

Showed my dad these videos and told him now he doesn’t have to watch episode 8 and 9

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1v2PV52WNLY&t=10s

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b2zZFtq13c4



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