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TruckOSaurus said:
Volterra_90 said:

There were plenty of comedy elements in the original trilogy. I mean, Han Solo is a one-liner machine, there were plenty of fun moments with it. One of the problem with the prequels is that they were pretty much humourless, except for Jar Jar Binks, which isn't the best example of good comedy xD. I think people might forget that SW movies are pretty much, big, bombastic, fun adventure films. They're not exactly what I'd call drama, dark films. Although there are plenty of dark moments, that's not the general tone. So I was pretty surprised to hear people complaining about comedy in a SW film. 

There's a big difference between witty remarks like the banter between Han and Leia and slapstick comedy like the rock Rey just sliced knocking the cart from those indigenous creatures or BB8 being used as a slot machine by a drunk alien.

Well, yeah, the comedy is pretty different, I agree with this. I'm fine with people who says that they didn't like the type of comedy this film has. I'm just bewildered at an awful lots of comments in the Internet saying that comedy isn't a Star Wars thing. Which is bullshit, obviously. I enjoyed the comedy in this film, I thought they mixed well comedy and light-hearted moments with the more dramatic stuff. But I can understand that this comedy is not for everyone's tastes, I feel that's a valid criticism.



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Airaku said:
TallSilhouette said:

Wouldn't mind reading that. Feel free to PM me.

Phasma.

 

AnmolRed said:                               
 

oh that sounds interesting, those casino scenes and poes cringy lines in the beginning were bad imo 

P.S. could you link  or dm the script?

Alright I'll just post it here rather than PMing it to everyone. Someone will just share it anyways. I believe the script was leaked on January 26th, 2017. It's an earlier script so the movie we got was already being filmed. No idea what the motivation of the leaker was but I'm damn glad I saved a PDF of that script after watching the movie. It's amazing how this script was so much better than the final version. Seeing how many set pieces and characters were cut is crazy. The script was running a little on the long side as well. Much darker, and very serious in tone minus a few hilarious moments. Dropping the plot point of the Knights of Ren alone changes the out come of so many things. Rey suddenly feels less needed and Snoke less relevant. Far less character development for Kylo Ren, which was drastic in this script. It was technically his film in many ways.

I recommend people read the whole thing. The pay off is pretty great a the end. There's no Crait but there is are major deaths that would have left some fans salty.... oh wait.... Nothing remotely on the scale of what we had. It fit quite well in the Star Wars universe as well as leaving fans with something huge to look forward to in Episode IX. I do wonder if Luke will play a similar role in Episode IX in trying to guide Ben and teach him as a force ghost or even connect to him directly with him.

I'll admit when this script was first released I was on the fence of it and concluded it was fake due to a few parts. Then I noticed certain elements and similarities in the final film and shit that really seemed out of place for Star Wars last night. They had something fans deserved, but gave us something to make a quick buck instead while keeping a smaller budget and a strict timeline. This is very depressing.....

PDF of the script: http://www.mediafire.com/file/e68ldw5u98vbl5q/Star+Wars+Episode+VIII.pdf

At around page 75 I can confirm that some of that is at least legit, I'm from Kerry and have friends who used a telescope to watch Kylo land on the Jedi temple and battle Ray/Luke there from his Tie Silencer.



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Volterra_90 said:
TruckOSaurus said:

There's a big difference between witty remarks like the banter between Han and Leia and slapstick comedy like the rock Rey just sliced knocking the cart from those indigenous creatures or BB8 being used as a slot machine by a drunk alien.

Well, yeah, the comedy is pretty different, I agree with this. I'm fine with people who says that they didn't like the type of comedy this film has. I'm just bewildered at an awful lots of comments in the Internet saying that comedy isn't a Star Wars thing. Which is bullshit, obviously. I enjoyed the comedy in this film, I thought they mixed well comedy and light-hearted moments with the more dramatic stuff. But I can understand that this comedy is not for everyone's tastes, I feel that's a valid criticism.

You don't say? 

The scene that got the most laughs in my viewing was Leia Supermaning herself back from the cold embrace of space, and certain death. The guy next to me was probably about one spasm away from falling over the balcony at that point.



Angelus said:
Volterra_90 said:

Well, yeah, the comedy is pretty different, I agree with this. I'm fine with people who says that they didn't like the type of comedy this film has. I'm just bewildered at an awful lots of comments in the Internet saying that comedy isn't a Star Wars thing. Which is bullshit, obviously. I enjoyed the comedy in this film, I thought they mixed well comedy and light-hearted moments with the more dramatic stuff. But I can understand that this comedy is not for everyone's tastes, I feel that's a valid criticism.

You don't say? 

The scene that got the most laughs in my viewing was Leia Supermaning herself back from the cold embrace of space, and certain death. The guy next to me was probably about one spasm away from falling over the balcony at that point.

Well, that whole scene was probably my main grip with the movie and feel pretty ridiculous, so I got nothing to say about that actually xD.



Ganoncrotch said:
Airaku said:

 

Alright I'll just post it here rather than PMing it to everyone. Someone will just share it anyways. I believe the script was leaked on January 26th, 2017. It's an earlier script so the movie we got was already being filmed. No idea what the motivation of the leaker was but I'm damn glad I saved a PDF of that script after watching the movie. It's amazing how this script was so much better than the final version. Seeing how many set pieces and characters were cut is crazy. The script was running a little on the long side as well. Much darker, and very serious in tone minus a few hilarious moments. Dropping the plot point of the Knights of Ren alone changes the out come of so many things. Rey suddenly feels less needed and Snoke less relevant. Far less character development for Kylo Ren, which was drastic in this script. It was technically his film in many ways.

I recommend people read the whole thing. The pay off is pretty great a the end. There's no Crait but there is are major deaths that would have left some fans salty.... oh wait.... Nothing remotely on the scale of what we had. It fit quite well in the Star Wars universe as well as leaving fans with something huge to look forward to in Episode IX. I do wonder if Luke will play a similar role in Episode IX in trying to guide Ben and teach him as a force ghost or even connect to him directly with him.

I'll admit when this script was first released I was on the fence of it and concluded it was fake due to a few parts. Then I noticed certain elements and similarities in the final film and shit that really seemed out of place for Star Wars last night. They had something fans deserved, but gave us something to make a quick buck instead while keeping a smaller budget and a strict timeline. This is very depressing.....

PDF of the script: http://www.mediafire.com/file/e68ldw5u98vbl5q/Star+Wars+Episode+VIII.pdf

At around page 75 I can confirm that some of that is at least legit, I'm from Kerry and have friends who used a telescope to watch Kylo land on the Jedi temple and battle Ray/Luke there from his Tie Silencer.

Wait, are you serious or just trolling? I know they filmed a few things from that script but they actually filmed that scene? The water dragon could be seen in the final film as an easter egg but I believe they did more with it in pre-production. I saw some leaked stuff of Kylo and Rey on the Island and I know what you're talking about but I didn't think they actually went out of their way to film that much of it with the set pieces. I thought maybe Adam Driver was just there for the 2 scenes that ended up being in the movie.

Damn. I know Harrison Ford did an interview where he teased that he'd be in episode VIII. I think it was with Jimmy Kimmel Live but I could be wrong. Essentially back during the filming of TFA additional scenes with Harrison Ford was filmed for future purposes (The next movie) because TFA was the last time Harrison Ford would work on Star Wars. Simply put, he was done with the character and he's moving on. The flash back scene in that script lines up with another leak that never happened in TFA and no one knew who the mystery actress was that showed up on set that day. It was kept a secret and for good reason. It's very possible that that scene done for the flashback scene to really build on Kylo's character.

What a waste for Disney and Lucas Films to spend money on resources and film some stuff from an early draft if what you say is true. Normally filming starts on later draft unless they are filming for future purposes and can only have the actor or certain set pieces or even a location. That means they were constantly changing the script during filming and even filming things out of place. No wonder the final film felt so inconsistent and the pacing was off. That's really upsetting as a fan. Personally I think the early script that I posted is much better than the final film we got. I felt so many emotions reading that script from sadness to even some anger (in a good way) that the final film didn't give. Even the jokes and laughs felt better placed. C-3PO in the casino would have been better that BB-8. Why did BB-8 even go? He needed to be with Poe. My head is spinning. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the final film but I think more people need to be aware of what went wrong and fans should hold them accountable for this bullshit. They had a fantastic story and instead they give us a barebones plot with some sick visuals and fuel injected humor.



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6/10. Can't believe that I actually like TFA better.

The force is basically the screenwriter at this point. Don't even get me started with the marvel jokes



             

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8/10

what better then Awakens. Quite an original movie for a SW movie. Well as much as they could.

Ben/Kylo lol Lord Emo he really makes me wish for a ruthless murderous Vader trilogy.



I absolutely loved the movie. Really dont get some of the complaints. The comedy is fine, i mean, does anyone else remember how goofy the battle of endor was? I'd much rather have "marvel jokes" than that silly stuff andit's not like the movie didnt have its fair share of darker moments anyways



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My initial reaction after seeing it the first time was mixed to almost negative. My opinion on the film changed after the 2nd viewing. I think it does a lot of things right and sets up for a potentially stellar third act.

Two things to remember if you have or haven't seen it:

1. Fan theories don't matter. 

2. There's a third movie.

It's a pretty solid 8/10 for me with the potential to go higher depending on how things flesh out in Episode 9.

Last edited by PenguinZ - on 17 December 2017

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I'll let you know what I think after I watch it this morning.