Author Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi  (Read 912 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Jeremy Blackman

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 10866
  • Respect: +1274
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: April 14, 2017, 01:19:38 PM »
+1



Written & Directed by Rian Johnson

Release: December 15, 2017

"Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga."




"Hunger is the purest sin"

RegularKarate

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 6047
  • Respect: +204
    • http://www.livejournal.com/users/regularkarate/
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 05:41:36 PM »
+1
Trailer is pretty formula Disney/Marvel and pretty much what I expected, but it's still cool to see.
That poster is pretty great though.

polkablues

  • Child of Myth
  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 7038
  • Respect: +1758
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 06:13:24 PM »
0
At the very least, Rian Johnson is the best visual stylist the franchise has ever had in the director's chair, by a wide margin. I don't hold any expectations that the movie will be particularly unique or risk-taking, but I have every expectation that it'll be a feast to look at.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

Jeremy Blackman

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 10866
  • Respect: +1274
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 06:28:28 PM »
0
I have an inordinate emotional investment in Rey's character, for all the reasons I described in the Force Awakens thread. It's bad enough that I might start weeping during a training montage. So that's what I'm looking to get out of this.

But yeah, also considering that Rian Johnson is a better filmmaker than J. J. Abrams, this might end up being my favorite Star Wars movie.
"Hunger is the purest sin"

Lottery

  • The Return Threshold
  • ****
  • Posts: 951
  • You're Dead!
  • Respect: +445
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 09:30:41 PM »
0
Pretty dang good trailer.

I might be in the minority here, I've don't consider Rian Johnson to be a particularly special filmmaker, his television work is fantastic though. Looper had an interesting approach to the production design but I've never found him an especially compelling stylist either (there are admittedly, a number of pretty shots in that trailer). Nicely enthusiastic fellow though. And I'd rather have him over Trevorrow any day of the week.

This will probably be an enjoyable film.

polkablues

  • Child of Myth
  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 7038
  • Respect: +1758
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 10:34:00 PM »
+1
I still consider Brick a masterpiece in every respect.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

Jeremy Blackman

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 10866
  • Respect: +1274
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 10:44:02 PM »
0
Great trailer. Feels like 75% misdirection though.


"Hunger is the purest sin"

mogwai

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1202
  • Respect: +67
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 11:27:09 PM »
0
I sense a major plot twist... or maybe not.

Lottery

  • The Return Threshold
  • ****
  • Posts: 951
  • You're Dead!
  • Respect: +445
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 11:35:46 PM »
0
I hope it is mostly misdirection because a few of those shots made me regret watching it.

It just occurred to me how soon this is coming out, TFA doesn't seem that long ago.

Very much looking forward to Mark Hamill's performance.

polkablues

  • Child of Myth
  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 7038
  • Respect: +1758
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 12:01:54 AM »
0
Very much looking forward to Mark Hamill's performance.

I'm looking forward to seeing if it's better than it seems from this trailer.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

Jeremy Blackman

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 10866
  • Respect: +1274
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 12:44:58 AM »
0
There are some other hints in the clip below from July. Speculation spoilers.

"A story that's unexpected but right. Some of the stuff that happens, people are going to be like oh my God."

"Everything is being shifted in an opposite way to what the audience expected after 7."

"I'm hoping it'll be a little shocking, but I'm hoping it'll feel real and honest."


"Hunger is the purest sin"

Jeremy Blackman

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 10866
  • Respect: +1274
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 12:51:57 AM »
0
"Hunger is the purest sin"

Jeremy Blackman

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 10866
  • Respect: +1274
Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 01:46:55 AM »
0
Trailer spioilers...

Conclusions:

Some people are suggesting Luke refuses to train Rey so she seeks out Snoke, but that's dumb. Seems that we've seen a lot of footage of Luke training her.

Rey gets captured by Snoke, and that's him talking to her at the beginning.

There's no way Rey is dark side at the end of this movie.

It's very possible we'll grapple with the actual meaning of balance here, through a new path that incorporates light and dark. Not sure I'm thrilled with that idea, but they could pull it off.
"Hunger is the purest sin"

 

DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy