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Title: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jeff on December 19, 2019, 06:25:58 PM
It starts tonight - anyone going?  I'm going on Monday so I'll have to avoid spoilers all weekend.

But initial reviews are not promising.  Rotten Tomatoes has it at 57%.   >:(


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jimmy T on December 20, 2019, 06:10:51 AM
I will see it in this weekend I believe.

I only barely glimpse headlines, so I know of no spoilers, but man it's getting destroyed.


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Perry on December 20, 2019, 09:28:03 AM
Yes, Rotten Tomatoes has not been kind
 :-\


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jeff on December 20, 2019, 03:00:45 PM
Audience reaction is at 86% favorable.  Never trust the critics.   :D


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Perry on December 21, 2019, 07:41:48 AM
Audience reaction is at 86% favorable.  Never trust the critics.   :D

Oh never trust them is correct,  :D but general I find, mostly, when the critic vibe is bad, their are reasons.
And it isn't like you can trust the fans either.  ;) The first week of HBO's Watchmen the ratings were horrible as all the white supremacists flooded the IMDB page with negative reviews. And I know that sounds like a conspiracy theory  :D, but it happened. There was a call to arms and those asshats answered in droves. 90 some percent of the reviews were negative on that thing the first day and you can tell they didn't see crap.

Hell, they also (along with a group of angry DC fans ... all due to JL being bad) tried to do the with Black Panther ... although that ended up getting a lot more praise than it deserved because of it's historical relevance. Look, it was a good movie, but it wasn't all that. and the SFX, in that train tunnel, were horrendous !!!

Man, I just went all over the place there
 ;D ;D ;D

Scary thing is though that Metacritic still has it pretty low with fans being virtually split down the middle as shown HERE (https://www.metacritic.com/movie/star-wars-episode-ix---the-rise-of-skywalker?ref=hp)

Bottom line is I hope it is good. My sister enjoyed it so there's that
 ;D




Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jeff on December 21, 2019, 09:06:23 PM
My best friend went to see it and said, like all of them, itís not without itís problems but itís a good movie and a satisfying wrap up for this trilogy.


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jimmy T on December 22, 2019, 10:41:44 AM
Going at 1pm today. I have a friend who believes I will actually like it!


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: jedicow on December 22, 2019, 01:20:03 PM
I really enjoyed it.  Is it without faults?  no, but no SW movie is (except ESB).

I want to see some discussion when more of you have seen it.


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jimmy T on December 22, 2019, 02:59:17 PM
I too enjoyed it!

When I get to a computer, I'll type up more!


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jeff on December 23, 2019, 10:19:16 AM
In the theater now.  Be back in three hours!


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jeff on December 23, 2019, 01:46:57 PM
Ditto what others said.  Itís got problems but a lot caused by the last movie so they had to haphazardly fix it. Regardless I enjoyed it overall and thought they wrapped up things well.


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Gay Titan on December 30, 2019, 12:54:35 PM
I really enjoyed it! Saw it once by myself (stood up by my date) and then again with my kids (who are addicted to the Mandolorian).


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jeff on December 30, 2019, 01:23:52 PM
I really enjoyed it! Saw it once by myself (stood up by my date) and then again with my kids (who are addicted to the Mandolorian).

I need to go see it again too.  There were a lot of threads to keep up with.  In fact, I should rewatch the first two and then go see it for the full picture.


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jimmy T on December 30, 2019, 04:24:47 PM
I really enjoyed it! Saw it once by myself (stood up by my date) and then again with my kids (who are addicted to the Mandolorian).

I need to go see it again too.  There were a lot of threads to keep up with.  In fact, I should rewatch the first two and then go see it for the full picture.

Watch the Last Jedi again? Ewwww.....


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Jimmy T on January 08, 2020, 06:48:36 AM
I never came back to this! Also, I'm not sure how to get going on this, so I'll start small-and snarky!

I'm glad to have seen it, enjoyed myself watching it, but man, I'm so totally glad it's done and over, with a nail shut in the coffin of abusing 'my' Star Wars movies. 8)


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: jedicow on January 12, 2020, 08:27:41 PM
i went back and saw it a second time today.  I still really liked it.


Title: Re: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
Post by: Wringer on January 13, 2020, 09:52:24 AM
Saw it Saturday...thought it was a decent SW movie.