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The Fans Have Spoken, Last Jedi Drops A Massive 68%

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mZuzek said:
Simpleton said:

Most people like Rogue One, even some people who hated TFA and TLJ seem to like it, so it might be worth the shot, but I didn't like it. The movie seemed borderline self-parody at the end when they kept shoving in recognizable images to get claps from the audience.

So the whole movie is bad because the last 2 minutes are fanservice.

The Last Jedi is good on the other hand, because maybe among all the crap there were a couple of decent minutes here or there.

Oh there's a lot more wrong with Rogue One than the fanservice at the end, it's just that part made me embarrassed watching it where as the rest was too sterile to strike an emotion. I'll take the few decent moments of TLJ over the no decent moments in Rogue One.



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its funny that two films have passed but we never got 2 mins of dialogue explaining what happened between ROTJ and Episode 7.



LadyJasmine said:
its funny that two films have passed but we never got 2 mins of dialogue explaining what happened between ROTJ and Episode 7.

It wouldn't make sense to explain that, because there is no explanation and Disney knows it.



Any Nostalgia Critic fans here? He did a video on tlj that had me dying with laughter!



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d21lewis said:
Any Nostalgia Critic fans here? He did a video on tlj that had me dying with laughter!

I used to love the Nostalgia Critic but ever since he started inflating the reviews with dumb skits I lost interest



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d21lewis said:
Any Nostalgia Critic fans here? He did a video on tlj that had me dying with laughter!

Are you talking about the video for TLJ that he did with Stuckmann?



Vincoletto said:
Any news on the box numbers? Im curious to see how much it is droping right now. I believe most of the drop is from people that would normally see the movie 2-3 times but were very unpleased with the first view and just gave up on repeating it. Like me.

Well, the holidays slowed the decline some, but it has still dropped $184M from TFA in less than two weeks.  That's a decline of ~30% just in the US.  We'll have to wait till after this weekend to see how much more it has declined in the foreign markets, as I don't have totals for everyday of TFA's FT.  My guess is after this weekend it is going to be down by $230M-$250M in the US.  This weekend coming up, TFA only dropped another 40%, making $90M.  I'm sure TLJ is going to drop more than that, but even if we go with an optimistic 40% drop for it, that's only $43M.



d21lewis said:
Any Nostalgia Critic fans here? He did a video on tlj that had me dying with laughter!

I like his stuff but Stuckman I fear may have held it back from being more biting.

 

Try this guy who sounds like a British Krusty the Clown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0QPCS4a84k



d21lewis said:
Any Nostalgia Critic fans here? He did a video on tlj that had me dying with laughter!

It was pretty funny but I thought the Red Letter Media guys had a much funnier review of it despite not having any skits/theatrics, plus it was far more on point and in line w/my view of the film. NC was a little too soft on it to the point where it was a bit boring and uninteresting, though he did knock it more than I expected. I'm still a NC fan (he actually did a couple of live review showing/Q&A that I attended, was a good time), but in general his stuff has done little for me the last 5 years or so. I liked him a lot better in the early days when he stuck to straight up reviews without the lame skits. These days I'm mainly into RLM when it comes to movies. The Episode 8 Plinkett review should be epic lol.



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mZuzek said:
LadyJasmine said:
its funny that two films have passed but we never got 2 mins of dialogue explaining what happened between ROTJ and Episode 7.

It wouldn't make sense to explain that, because there is no explanation and Disney knows it.

Really it would be simple to explain, if they wanted to make anything mean something, instead of nothing.  It would have just cut into the hour or more we wasted on plots that went nowhere.  Have Snoke a weakened Darth Plagueis, who everyone thought died at the hands of the Emperor.  The Order was just an incredibly small faction, what was left of the Empire after ROTJ.  After recovering much of his strength and power, Snoke (DP) takes Kylo and the rest of Luke's students under his wing.  Promises to finish their training, while treating them like equals.  Maybe even a father figure for them, especially for Kylo.  They, along with a few sleeper agents within the New Republic, that are still loyal to him, help him gather the rest of those loyal to the Empire and continue to grow the Order back to what the Empire once was.

Instead we just get the equivalent of the writer/director hitting the Staples easy button, thus resetting every back to the way it was in ANH, which just comes off as sloppy and lazy.