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    • Star Wars The Last Jedi Review

      1 year ago


      So to sum up in one sentence what I thought about this movie:  It was fun, you should probably see it, but I do have some grievances.

      Now that we've done the tl;dr version let's talk spoilers and opinions, so if you have not seen the movie either go see it, stop reading, and/or keep reading at your own risk.


      My opinions on this movie are odd.  I personally thought it was a fun movie, probably my favorite of the new Star Wars movies so far but I don't really like the direction they're going.  The movie itself was fun for the most part but the way they handle Luke and really the Jedi as a whole in this movie doesn't really make me optimistic about the 9th movie.  

      I liked this movie's fight scenes for the most part, the Rose and Finn part wasn't too great but the space battles and the Resistance base fight was cool.  The spectacle was fantastic, and the maneuver with the cruiser was awesome.  Even Rey and Kilo's fight scenes were great.  So in terms of action scenes, it did its job quite nicely in my opinion.

      As for my dislikes...  The Finn and Rose subplot wasn't horrible, but it felt preachy.  Maybe I'm overthinking this too much, but it seems like movies anymore have to have some message before having any story, or maybe as one person I know put it, "We go to the movies to be preached to and church to be entertained anymore."  That kind of is how this movie felt to me, it seemed to be saying, both the Light side and the Dark side don't have it right so we should just destroy their doctrines and make our path, that's what the force really wants.  Perhaps it's just saying that there's good and bad to both sides and no side is perfect?  I guess it depends on what happens in the next movie, I could've sworn I saw the Jedi books (the ones thought destroyed) in the drawer of the Millennium Falcon when someone grabbed a blanket so maybe it's not saying what I thought.  However, I think that Luke's death was ok in terms of the movie, but the death in itself was what bothered me.  It seems to be continuing a trend in these movies, let's kill off these main characters and let our original characters play Star Wars now guys.  I mean there's passing the torch to the new people versus torching the originals and having the new characters walk over their remains.  

      I'm sorry I gotta rant about something happening since Episode 7.  How is it that Rey, with no Jedi experience or training can mind trick a storm trooper, grab a lightsaber from someone else's grip, but Luke, a Jedi master, has trouble with Jabba and Qui-Gon has trouble with Watto?  Luke pulling the lightsaber to save himself in Empire Strikes Back makes sense.  Pulling an inanimate object shouldn't be too difficult especially since Obi-wan gave him some basic (granted very basic) Jedi instructions and I think Luke had some significant time between the Death Star blowing up and ending up on Hoth.  It wasn't like episodes 7 & 8 where each movie takes place with 30 seconds of each other, Rey hasn't had much chance to do much else other than find Luke.  I mean even Anakin, he was basically made of pure force but the best he could do was pilot ships with very good reflexes, like Luke without any Jedi training.  I mean I can accept Rey adapting to piloting the Millennium Falcon, the repairs to it (she was a scavenger and probably helped repairs ships some I'd bet), but mind tricks and force powers?  And by the end of episode 8 you got 7 year olds pulling brooms with the force?!  Unless the Jedi ghosts are appearing to random people and teaching them random Jedi tricks or if somehow because of the lack of Jedi and Sith the force is much quieter (kinda like how if there's less people using the internet you can go faster on it and it seems better) and has a will of it's own then I'm clueless.  


      As a whole, I'm slightly frightened by the direction they seem to be taking Star Wars, but as for the movie itself, The Last Jedi was fun.               

    • Star Wars Rogue One Review

      2 years ago


      As I sit here eating beans and ham I am trying to put into words my proper feelings for Rogue One.  Before I go into this though, I will be talking spoilers so please beware.  SPOILERS AHEAD!

      Ahem... Parts of me feel like I expect too much of movies and especially Star Wars so maybe my feelings are...Biased.  Then again, I rather enjoyed Rogue One, not quite as much as I wanted but still, I was glad I saw it.  

      As the classic words "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away..." Splashed on the screen I was taken away but then brought down slightly by the lack of scrawling text.  However, I didn't let it get me down...  

      Sorry my reviews are more stream of consciousness rather than an actual review but I'll try to summarize my feelings in two categories, my likes and dislikes.

      I liked the planets in this one.  I don't especially care for them adding more and more planets Willy nilly but these were kinda creative and cool in my opinion.  

      I really enjoyed the second half of this movie, I loved the feeling of desperation and helplessness that this mission entailed.  This was Star Wars Suicide Squad and I liked it better than the live action Suicide Squad movie.  Darth Vader showing up, the Star Destroyer blocking their hyperspace escape, the squad of less than 100 rebels on the ground causing so much chaos and damage!  It was fantastic, it almost gave me that old time star wars feeling.

      I had a kind of preconceived notion going into this movie that it was going to be more of an espionage, spy, thriller type of movie.  Like Jen and some rebels are assigned to infiltrate an imperial base and basically be doing missions for the empire while trying to work their way up the ranks to get access to the Death Star plans.  So they'd have to sometimes make choices that would gain the Empire's trust but at the cost rebel troops or friends.  They'd have moral dilemmas and maybe be bit more of a... Slower star wars movie.  Instead it was just a lucky shot at doing a infiltration/sabotage mission out of desperation instead of long term planning and cunning.  I liked the desperation aspect of the manuever but it didn't really bring up my hopes that the rebels were clever infiltrators.  So more of a nit-pick than anything on that point.

      The characters were...OK.  Nothing extravagant but definitely not forgettable.  The force monk was a neat idea.

      My dislikes are as follows...

      The first half of the movie wasn't bad, just compared to the second half it was more explanation but it kinda dragged for me.  No particular reason per second, just the second half was so awesome compared to the first.  I liked the ideas behind the planets this time, they were interesting but did they need so many?  I mean, the spy meeting in the beginning could've taken place anywhere else so my a random trade station?  

      I guess that's my biggest complaint with the newest Star Wars movies is, you have all these awesome toys and playsets to play with, why do we need so many more in these movies?  I understand that you need some new ideas, people, and places but c'mon, use some of the older stuff too.  

      All in all, I rather enjoyed this movie, especially for what it was.  Go see it especially if you like Star Wars and aren't expecting something completely revolutionary for the movies.  And if you find yourself bored during the first hour, hang in there, it should be worth the wait.

    • deadred123 asked RvBRecruit a question

      can you get to the journal? i can't

      Answered: Dec 19, 2016

      Nope, me neither.

    • deadred123 asked RvBRecruit a question

      by the way, in the NEXT version, i' going to classify your gem as a parasite, which can be removed if you want

      Answered: Oct 3, 2016

      Sounds crazy, but interesting.

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      2 years ago



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    • Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens (Spoilers ahoy)

      3 years ago


      The quick and easy version is: go see the movie, see it for yourself and don't let my opinion possibly tarnish your impression of it.

      But another warning here, I am most likely gonna be posting spoilers to the new Star Wars movie, so don't read on any further if you want to see the movie untarnished.

      As for me... I thought the movie was...good. I wasn't blown away by it, but I wasn't disgusted either. This is going to be hard to explain, but I wasn't fully convinced that this was Star Wars, it didn't make me feel like it was a Star Wars movie. But this movie may have been going for more of a Empire Strikes feel rather than Episode 4 or even prequel feeling though.

      Let me try to explain, there has always been a moment (or moments even) in the Star Wars movies that just...make you want to jump out of your seat out of joy/awesomeness. For me, the Falcon escaping the Death Star, the Death Star space battles/destructions, the Darth Maul fight, the Battle of Hoth, the opening to Episode 3... I could go on.

      But here's the thing, I felt more from re-watching Episode 1 in the theater than watching all of Episode 7. Maybe I'm just used to the prequels and their "Bigger battles! More lightsabers! In your face music!" feel and need to come back to the original Trilogy feelings.

      This may sound weird, but I may be experiencing something similar to what many people felt when they first watched Episode 1. When Episode 1 came out I was only 11, so I just accepted the prequels as truth/part of the series, I wasn't really old enough or spiteful enough to really reject these movies or have hatred towards them for ruining something from my childhood. Frankly though, the more I reflect on them, yeah they have some problems, but I really do enjoy the prequel Star Wars movies (even Episode 1).

      Anyway, part of the problem I have with the movie is that the soundtrack is...lacking. I don't know if John Williams didn't have the inspiration for this movie, was just phoning it in, J.J. Abrams wanted something different, or John Williams wanted to kind of take it easy on the soundtrack for this one. There's really not much soundtrack there really, most of it is recycled from the previous Star Wars movies, or more like the original soundtrack to episodes 4-6 were put into a blender then the splatters hit this this movie's soundtrack. Maybe since it is a dark time for the galaxy once again he is going for more subtlety than in your face music (again more like Empire Strikes Back more than the others). But come on, there's no awesome triumphant music when Rey gets the lightsaber and fights Kylo Ren? You dropped the ball there sir. All in all though. it wasn't bad, it just seemed...forgettable. But maybe in the next movie we'll see more of a return to form or maybe re-watching it numerous more times will help, but only time will tell.

      Another problem, is why did J.J. Abrams make another desert planet and not bother naming any of the planets the Star Killer destroyed? Was Coruscant one of the planets destroyed? I think that would be kind of important information seeing as this planet was in at least 4 movies?! Was Abrams not allowed to name drop planets because of copyright issues?! The owners of Star Wars can't mention the previous 6 movies planets anymore? We have 6 movies worth of planets, there's no need to make a bunch more. Plus, why was there a big battle for that planet anyway? Is it a resource giant? Or did the First Order/Empire control it and there was just a fight there? If you're gonna make another desert planet differentiate it from Tattoine a bit. I mean, put some giant refineries in the background, or make the planet seem like it was strip mined for resources rather than just Tattoine 2. I'm probably overreacting here...moving on.

      I really want to hear the story on how Luke got his blue lightsaber back and how it could be passed on to Rey when it should be floating in space or stuck in Bespin somewhere. Isn't that the same lightsaber that was in Luke's hand when Vader chopped it off and it fell into the same pit where Luke went soon after?

      Some minor complaints I have are as follows, I think Kylo Ren should have kept his mask on more, made it a bit more of a better reveal when Solo confronts him. The Falcon's lazer cannons sound different in this one versus the other movies, but they were fired while flying around a planet instead of in space, and plus the person who got it from Solo could've had them swapped out to a slightly different model/repaired them.

      Now for a few things I did actually really enjoy...

      I did like was that they kept the opening and credits the same, I am thankful for that. I also rather liked how they made the Falcon seem more trashy and kept together with duct tape and prayers than in the other movies while still maintaining the feel and look of the original.

      All in all though, I liked it well enough, but I really hope the next two movies really bring this one to life.

    • Good Evening everybody!

      3 years ago


      Here I am... Alone. So now seems to be a good time to take this new website for a bit of a test drive. So I guess I can give a bit of an update on my life since...however long ago it was that I mentioned anything about my life.

      I currently have a job I rather enjoy personally, much better than the job I had before this one. It could still be euphoria from the fact that I'm no longer working in fast food, because I realized how bad I had it there. I've never been in an abusive relationship, but I think after 3 years at [insert fast food restaurant I was employed at] I kinda see what happens. Except that I had a miracle happen to whisk me away from that place and most abusive relationships aren't that clean of a break. The new job pays much better along with benefits!

      On a sadder note, I gave up on school. College isn't for me apparently. I couldn't focus myself down to finish the classes I needed to graduate. College felt like I was trying to chip away at a brick wall with a spoon while being lost at sea then my spoon broke and I realized I need to get off this boat. I may go back if a job becomes available that I really want and need a degree to acquire it or I may try to apprentice myself to a trade.

      In summary, things seem to be looking up (not that things were that bad before), and remember there are other options after high school aside from Food or Service industry.

    • RWBY My Thoughts After finishing Volume/Season 1

      5 years ago


      Someone told me about RWBY and most of the people who mentioned it to me didn't really seem to like it. However, I got curious and wanted to see what all the fuss was about so I watched a few episodes. And ended up watching the whole series thus far...
      I'll admit it, the animation is sometimes a little hard to look at, and the anime throw-ins are jarring at times, but it's a low budget production, probably nothing compared to the level of funding we see with most cartoons and weekly animated shows of today. It also seemed to be going for a "computer animated...anime" and I kind of liked that. Thus I was able to look past the flaws of the animation, but for many that may be a turn-off.
      The story was pretty interesting for me but I feel like it's probably been done before, maybe I'm wrong on that, but I liked it nonetheless. But it felt like all this season was just build-up and introductions to the characters and little actually happened. I also kinda felt like there are too many characters, but it also gives the viewers plenty of different people to root for and connect to instead of just the four main characters.
      All in all, I like it, I hope it continues and does well.

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