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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi - 85 Meta (49 Critics) - 93% Rotten (169 Critics)

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It's Star Wars. One of the franchises where review scores are pointless. Gonna see it in 2 weeks because of habit.



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Ha, I read the title as the movie having 94% rotten reviews, instead of a 94% on rottentomatoes. Good thing that Meta score was there, or I would have had a heart attack! (I love Star Wars)



gigantor21 said:

The title makes it sound like it only got 6% fresh on RT, LMAO.

Force Awakens got 93% but was just "okayish" for me. Really hoping this one lives up to the hype.

Same force was too much like hope for me but still a good movie in my opinnion. Here's hoping Jedi isn't that much like empire.



mZuzek said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
Oh man this is reassuring. After Rogue One and all the behind-the-scenes drama with Trevorrow and Lord/Miller I've been pessimistic.

You know what else was reassuring?

I'm not falling for it twice.

What? TFA was great



Matsku said:
gigantor21 said:

The title makes it sound like it only got 6% fresh on RT, LMAO.

Force Awakens got 93% but was just "okayish" for me. Really hoping this one lives up to the hype.

Same force was too much like hope for me but still a good movie in my opinnion. Here's hoping Jedi isn't that much like empire.

Here's what I heard in regards to being a psudo-remake like TFA: It isn't. However, it uses familiar beats to run against your expectations. So as far as being Empire-lite, it shouldn't be 



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StarOcean said:
Matsku said:

Same force was too much like hope for me but still a good movie in my opinnion. Here's hoping Jedi isn't that much like empire.

Here's what I heard in regards to being a psudo-remake like TFA: It isn't. However, it uses familiar beats to run against your expectations. So as far as being Empire-lite, it shouldn't be 

This is what I've heard and it's reassuring



I feel like this trilogy, instead of approaching Lucas' original vision, is a bait-and-switch from the older characters we love, to marketable cute droids, aliens and a young, ever shifting "diverse" cast of characters who of course are paid less, and the mass-produced films of an expanded universe of little creativity but plenty of executive meddling.



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:

I feel like this trilogy, instead of approaching Lucas' original vision, is a bait-and-switch from the older characters we love, to marketable cute droids, aliens and a young, ever shifting "diverse" cast of characters who of course are paid less, and the mass-produced films of an expanded universe of little creativity but plenty of executive meddling.

You're talking as if Star Wars is just a tool to make money from merchandise.



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Veknoid_Outcast said:
Oh man this is reassuring. After Rogue One and all the behind-the-scenes drama with Trevorrow and Lord/Miller I've been pessimistic.

You didn't like Rogue One? I loved it. In retrospect, I find it was a much better movie than The Force Awakens.

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I won't read critics since I want to know next to nothing about the plot when I go see it at the premiere tomorrow but this score makes me hopeful it'll be good!



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Shadow1980 said:
I wonder how much of the Force Awakens hate is genuine and how much of it is just "It's popular so it sucks" bandwagoning. I genuinely enjoyed it and Rogue One. Maybe not quite as much at any of the original trilogy movies, but they're still leaps and bounds better than the prequels. Phantom Menace will always be the weakest of the Star Wars movies, and was the only one where I walked out of the theater less than impressed.

I know that I loved TFA when it came out and then I got to see the flaws in it. The most glaring one being that it follows A New Hope much too closely but it did a great job of introducing new characters that we care about and setting things in place for The Last Jedi.

Also, I'd say Attack of the Clones is the worst of the prequels, it's almost unwatchable.



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