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Film Discussion => This Year In Film => Topic started by: jenkins on February 04, 2018, 11:37:45 PM

Title: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: jenkins on February 04, 2018, 11:37:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Szts88zY4o

May 25

DP: Bradford Young (Arrival, Selma, A Most Violent Year, ATBS)

I only started this thread to share the Bradford Young credit I just realized.
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 05, 2018, 04:43:38 PM
Full teaser released today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNW0B0HsvVs
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: polkablues on February 05, 2018, 04:53:55 PM
Thandie Newton's afro was definitely a Miller/Lord decision, and it's things like that that make me deeply disappointed they were run out out of town on a rail. It still looks fun, but safe, focus-grouped fun that everyone can garner a vague simulacrum of the feeling of joy from.
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: eward on February 06, 2018, 02:42:46 PM
It still looks fun, but safe, focus-grouped fun that everyone can garner a vague simulacrum of the feeling of joy from.

Guess that's the best we can hope for these days.
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 09, 2018, 01:24:15 AM
Oof, this is not looking any better.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPEYpryMp2s
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: Drenk on April 09, 2018, 07:00:48 AM
You know you're in trouble when you can't even make a good trailer.
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 20, 2018, 11:41:37 AM
Donald Glover is not just going to steal this movie, he's already stolen the poster.
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 16, 2018, 06:34:25 PM
Surprise! A negative review.

https://slate.com/culture/2018/05/solo-the-new-star-wars-movie-reviewed.html?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=traffic&utm_content=Culture&utm_source=newsletter&sid=


"Solo isnít a movie for the fans so much as at them, harnessing its makersí considerable skill and experience to gratify the urge for the familiar, with no pretense or aspiration of doing anything else."
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: polkablues on May 16, 2018, 06:48:03 PM
So theoretically, all the "Wah, The Last Jedi didn't feel like a Star Wars movie" people should love this one, then.
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: The Ultimate Badass on May 26, 2018, 12:43:22 AM
How many people on this board still give a shit about Star Wars movies, and if so, why? Serious question.
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: polkablues on May 26, 2018, 01:07:12 AM
To be completely honest, the only one I really care about is the original, and if that was all they ever made I would be perfectly happy with it. Beyond that itís just sort of varying degrees of ďthatís nice.Ē
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: eward on May 26, 2018, 10:12:14 AM
Really only care about the original and Empire, and my feelings for them are soaked in nostalgia and an everlasting love of Harrison Ford. The soul was sucked out of the series long ago.
Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: Lottery on May 26, 2018, 02:53:44 PM
I kinda walked out of The Last Jedi realising that I didn't really care about the franchise anymore.
The original trilogy will always be amazing to me though.

There appears to be a theme emerging here.

Title: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Post by: Kal on May 28, 2018, 01:35:20 AM
I'm happy when stories and characters that we care about have continuation, or we get to explore another side of their story, etc...

Star Wars is incredible because it has that potential. There is an incredible universe of characters, stories, planets, species, everything to explore. It's kinda neat from that perspective.

However, The Last Jedi is not exactly what I would call a great continuation of these stories and characters we loved growing up. It was pretty bad. And neither does releasing a new film every six months, which is making everyone sick of it. Solo is not a bad film, but it will suffer in the Box Office because people are starting to get sick of the whole thing. The quality has to improve, and they need to keep fans wanting for more as opposed to overdoing it with the amount of new content.