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OTBWY said:
Volterra_90 said:

Yeah, I really didn't mean to generalize, but it sounded like I was doing that, so I apologize for that. I'd say that happens in a lot of cases, not every case possible. It's pretty hard to please your most hardcore fandom and the casual crow, so in some cases, specially when the franchise is widely popular, is pretty, pretty hard. I must say Nintendo did a ace work with SMO, but it seems it's not the case with The Last Jedi. But, well, I thought it was an A+ movie, so in the end I'd say that's what matters to me. 

What WolfpackN64 said was nonsense that I hate. People don't hate out of nothing. When you see someone of something you love fucking up, wouldn't you react as well? It comes from a place of loving something so much, that you rather have people not make anything at all. If you ask me, the new movies were not needed. I'd rather have something completely new, or set way back in time (Old Republic). That way there is room to do something new and take risk with the conventions. But it seems that Disney wanted to use a little extra nostalgia bait by tying it in with the original trilogy. It sucks in my opinion.

The problem with that is that when people are truly, truly, truly passionate about something, their opinion tends to rank between love or hate. I can understand that when you love something too much, there's probably not middle ground. I wouldn't dare to say that their opinions are invalid, I think that almost everyone has something to say which is worth hearing. 

About this particular film, I wouldn't say that they used a lot of nostalgia bait. They really took risks with this film, risks that will probably translate into a pretty polarized reaction among the fandom. I think it's worth seeing just because of that. What Disney did to make a lot of people angry about the film? That's interesting on its own. 

I'd love your idea to make a trilogy based on the Old Republic. I'm just hoping that they listen to the fandom, because a lot of people is waiting for that, me included. 



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100.4 opening day and around $210 million opening weekend. These are all projections



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OTBWY said:
WolfpackN64 said:
General reception seems to be very positive. But you always have that band of hardcore neighsayers.

Really?

The general reception is 65% on Rotten Tomatoes and 55% on Metacritic from the audiences. I think it's rather the usual band of nerdculture hihi praising non-ST fans that give this movie a pass.

Do you honestly believe that the average movie goer goes on websites like Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, or Metacritic to leave a user review? Of course they don't, much like with game user reviews, which are only left by hardcore gamers, movie user reviews are only left by hardcore movie fans or hardcore fans of a certain movie franchise. We won't know the general audience reaction until CinemaScore releases their rating, they poll actual movie-goers at a variety of locations as they exit the theater to get a general reaction for the average movie-goer. 

Edit: I see they have posted their score now. The audiences they polled gave it an average A rating, which is the 2nd highest rating after A+. 



monocle_layton said:
Yeah I’m not trusting audience meta critic reviews. So many neck beard rants about the movie. I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, but Jesus. It can’t be that bad

There are many YT reviewers giving in depth explanations on the movie, many negative. They are part of the general audience as well.




shikamaru317 said:
OTBWY said:

Really?

The general reception is 65% on Rotten Tomatoes and 55% on Metacritic from the audiences. I think it's rather the usual band of nerdculture hihi praising non-ST fans that give this movie a pass.

Do you honestly believe that the average movie goer goes on websites like Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, or Metacritic to leave a user review? Of course they don't, much like with game user reviews, which are only left by hardcore gamers, movie user reviews are only left by hardcore movie fans or hardcore fans of a certain movie franchise. We won't know the general audience reaction until CinemaScore releases their rating, they poll actual movie-goers at a variety of locations as they exit the theater to get a general reaction for the average movie-goer. 

Edit: I see they have posted their score now. The audiences they polled gave it an average A rating, which is the 2nd highest rating after A+. 

How do you know? Lol.

Wtf is CinemaScore and why should I care about it. If they ask how the movie was right after the exiting (on location), then that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. If someone had approached me right after I exited the theater, I would hesitate to give my honest opinion 100%. I would rather wait to get home and do what many YTers have done. Take a simple look on YT and see how many people have in depth reviews on why the movie is not good. They probably don't count do they?




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OTBWY said:
shikamaru317 said:

Do you honestly believe that the average movie goer goes on websites like Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, or Metacritic to leave a user review? Of course they don't, much like with game user reviews, which are only left by hardcore gamers, movie user reviews are only left by hardcore movie fans or hardcore fans of a certain movie franchise. We won't know the general audience reaction until CinemaScore releases their rating, they poll actual movie-goers at a variety of locations as they exit the theater to get a general reaction for the average movie-goer. 

Edit: I see they have posted their score now. The audiences they polled gave it an average A rating, which is the 2nd highest rating after A+. 

How do you know? Lol.

Wtf is CinemaScore and why should I care about it. If they ask how the movie was right after the exiting (on location), then that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. If someone had approached me right after I exited the theater, I would hesitate to give my honest opinion 100%. I would rather wait to get home and do what many YTers have done. Take a simple look on YT and see how many people have in depth reviews on why the movie is not good. They probably don't count do they?

It's a market research firm that has teams in 25 major US cities who got out on the opening night of movies every week and hand out survey cards to movie-goers as they exit the theater, which they then fill out and mail back in to CinemaScore. Unlike online reviews, which are primarily left by under 30's who are internet dwellers, CinemaScore gets responses from all demographics and therefore is much more representative of the average movie-goer's opinion on a movie, at least in the US. People use online reviews as a soapbox, those kind of review sites are more likely to attract negative reviews than positive reviews for that reason. 



I don't know this guy, but I share his opinion 100%!




Seems like the people who complain are big on online presence (like youtubers) - but all the normal joes and janes enjoyed it lol.



    

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The flatiron joke made me want to walk out. But I was already proper gutted. Had no energy left to even walk. What a big disappointment.




Just finished watching it with my brother and imo it was an awesome movie!