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How Much Will Solo Make WW?

Under $700M 56 60.87%
 
$700M-$800M 18 19.57%
 
$801M-$900M 12 13.04%
 
$901M-$1B 3 3.26%
 
Over $1B 3 3.26%
 
Total:92

Just got back from seeing it.

And I thought it was a lot better than I was expecting. A decent popcorn movie, in fact, I was done with my popcorn halfway through. Having read through this thread beforehand (thank you guys very much for keeping spoilers to yourselves, I mean that), I do have to say that comments about Lando being "pansexual" is reaching. I didn't think he was anymore flamboyant than he was in Empire, nor was out of character. The droid was maybe a bit SJW but not too much. I'd say these things are grossly exaggerated and were definitely not as blatant as the PETA worshipping and such in The Last Jedi. I liked Emilia Clarke's character and how Han and Lando's actors fit their roles, especially Donald Glover, great job. I was kind of disappointed in Han's first meeting with Chewbacca and why he feels like he owes Han a life-debt and stays with him for the rest of life though, and the final cameo, while cool to see, was definitely wtf.

Anyway, it's not brilliant and Rogue One will stay my favorite of the Disney Star Warzes for now, but with this these anthology films are probably better than the main episodes. I'm glad I wasn't disappointed.



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I just got back.

It hangs between o-k and boring for me.

Especially after the maelstrom it just becomes very boring.



Why in the world would they release a Star Wars movie in May when they have set the expectation that Fall is the season for it?  Nobody is expecting a Star Wars in May.  Nobody knows this movie just released.  People have only generally heard about this movie even exists.  Yes it will flop.



zygote said:

Why in the world would they release a Star Wars movie in May when they have set the expectation that Fall is the season for it?  Nobody is expecting a Star Wars in May.  Nobody knows this movie just released.  People have only generally heard about this movie even exists.  Yes it will flop.

They were attempting to reclaim May. Historically speaking, May was when Star Wars movies released. All 3 original trilogy and all 3 prequel trilogy movies released in May. Clearly it has failed though, too many other big franchises have risen up for Star Wars to have May on lock like it used to. While I do expect we're going to start seeing more than 1 Star Wars movie a year soon (there are too many in development for them to do just 1 a year), I assume they're going to look for other months besides May to release the 1st movie of the year (with the 2nd always landing in December). 



I watched it, and it was decent. It was certainly a lot better than that SJW filth that was TLJ. The fanfare was decent, it told a good story, and the surprise reveal towards the end actually has me interested in whatever film is going to follow this one up.



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shikamaru317 said:
zygote said:

Why in the world would they release a Star Wars movie in May when they have set the expectation that Fall is the season for it?  Nobody is expecting a Star Wars in May.  Nobody knows this movie just released.  People have only generally heard about this movie even exists.  Yes it will flop.

They were attempting to reclaim May. Historically speaking, May was when Star Wars movies released. All 3 original trilogy and all 3 prequel trilogy movies released in May. Clearly it has failed though, too many other big franchises have risen up for Star Wars to have May on lock like it used to. While I do expect we're going to start seeing more than 1 Star Wars movie a year soon (there are too many in development for them to do just 1 a year), I assume they're going to look for other months besides May to release the 1st movie of the year (with the 2nd always landing in December). 

Oh ok.  Makes sense but it take a while to produce a trend.  The worst thing to do when trying to start a particular trend is to change the trend mid-trend. lol. with so much money involved and so many people to "prove" something to, I doubt there is anyone brave enough not to switch things up on a whim. The problem isn't with May, but that they set a standard the last 3 years for Star Wars in the fall, and in the Spring you build up hype for Star Wars in the fall.  Seems like a curve ball when they Star Wars in the spring during the time that we are building hype for Star Wars in the fall. lol.

Plus there was a lot of Star Wars hype going into May 4th for at least a week prior.  Had they released it on May 4th, then that would have given them the hype train they needed.  Someone really dropped the ball on this release.



Not going to support this franchise again till drastic changes are made,this is a disgusting combination of a moneygrab and forced political correctness.



adidas198 said:
thismeintiel said:

The yearly thing is just a poor excuse, though.  Marvel has been pumping 2-3 movies a year for the past 5 years or so, yet every sequel performs better than the last.  The difference?  Marvel tries to stay out of the political crap.  Even if they dabble in it a little, its very general things that most can agree on and, more importantly, they don't shit all over the fans who actually got them where they are when they don't agree.  They also don't try to shit on the characters, either, which is nice.

What I see happening with SW is the exact same thing that happened with the Ghostbusters remake.  The only difference is that instead of pushing the political agenda first, and making a poor film, Lucafilm/Kennedy made TFA first to rope us in.  Wasn't the greatest film, but it was decent and got us looking forward to more, where some of the issues in TFA could be addressed.  Then, after they had a hold of the fans and a pile of cash, they started pushing out their agenda into the lore (the Force is female) and films (TLJ and, now, Solo), either through the script or social media.  As expected, many fans are not accepting it.

Well, technically they are saying that Lando is a pansexual.  But, I still agree with you.

Really? Marvel stays out of politics? Did you not watch Black Panther? Which by the way over-performed by Disney expectations. Also Marvel movies are vastly different to one another. Winter Soldier, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Spider-Man Homecoming and such all have different feel to them so even though technically they are superhero films, they can be taken as individual movies as well. Not so with Star Wars, which is why there is a fatigue with those movies already.

You have such an anti-SJW boner that you will believe people are pushing propaganda at you even though they're just making a movie. Heck Solo has a straight white male lead so this should be right up your alley man. 

First of all, Disney's obsession with Political Correctness and catering to the snowflakes SJWs isn't a niche piece of information. Their vehement defense of MaRey Sue should be proof enough by itself.

 

And there are ways to cuck up a movie without changing the gender or race of a person.



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CGI-Quality said:
thismeintiel said:

Oh, stop with the SJW crap. How bout you and Lucasfilm stop trying to check of some diversity checklist that only people on the extreme left care about, and worry about the film's being good. Okay? Thanks. 

Though, in fairness, Carl was trying to pick at you.

Well, good to know that mods don't have to follow forum rules. I'll just keep that in mind. 



Next movie should just be about Kara and the surprise character.

Han and Lando's stories were usually not interesting. And because we know where they'll end up, there was a lack of tension in moments that were supposed to have them. You can still accomplish that with prequel origin stories, but this story wasn't written in such a way.

My expectations for Star Wars films are around 0. It may be an ok film, like this one or The force Awakens. Or worse than that, like The Last Jedi where they write characters in ways that are not believable (Luke Skywalker in particular).
Or it can be better.
I'll just keep my expectations low, so I won't get disappointed.

Last edited by Hiku - on 26 May 2018