Rise of Skywalker Spoiler Thread

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  • Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Got my tickets booked for Monday afternoon! Will be back on here at about 6:00pm to see what people think.

    Dear God, please don’t let it be a turkey.

    Hope it’s better than that last dung.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    I’m going tomorrow morning to the 9:30 showing. And I agree with Nobeerinthefridge.

    PrinceJohn
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    Seeing it on Sunday – mixed reviews so far, seems like it’s going to be more Force Awakens than Last Jedi.

    That’s either a massive shame, or a massive bonus depending on where you stand.

    fossy
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    6:15 pm tomorrow – my son has tickets through work !

    fooman
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    Could see it midnight tonight, but I’ve booked 6:30pm tomorrow.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Sat morning… 🙂

    Premier Icon jimdubleyou
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    7am tomorrow, after work xmas drinks tonight. will let you all know if I stay awake or not…

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    6am tomorrow

    Early reviews aren’t promising 🤦‍♂️

    Early reviews for TLJ were very positive though, so there’s that.

    Premier Icon oikeith
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    Monday 20:00, I know its going to be a stinker like the others in the sequel trilogy

    Premier Icon boomerlives
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    Friday afternoon. 3D Imax.

    I might as well go all in to try and make a spectacle of it.

    tnrbilly
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    Friday evening. Please please please let it be good!

    I’m savouring the good reviews and sticking my head in the sand at the bad ones.

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    3 stars from Empire 😩 and their opening line reveal the Emperor is still alive and later on reveal he ‘more machine than man’
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    Now is Rey the illegitimate daughter of Luke or Leia? My money’s on Leia having a dirty shag behind Han’s back and the shame drove her to cast her away forgotten on Jacoo (spelling?)

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Got tickets to see it tomorrow night at our local 80’s style cinema.

    Premier Icon oikeith
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    the Emperor is still alive and later on reveal he ‘more machine than man

    Like Darth Maul in the cartoons and the end of Solo then, must have run out of good ideas and just copied more from other parts of the starwars universe!

    Now is Rey the illegitimate daughter of Luke or Leia

    I thought in one of the other sequel movies they said she wasn’t the child of anyone special?

    fossy
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    The trailer reveiled the Emperor was still lurking.

    PrinceJohn
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    I thought in one of the other sequel movies they said she wasn’t the child of anyone special?

    They did – but, this could’ve always been a red-herring – given the apparent attraction between them & the Star Wars universe it’d make sense that they’re related.

    Who knows where Luke has been putting his lightsaber between ROTJ & TFA

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    The trailer confirmed the Emperor was in it not that he was still alive.

    If Rey a isn’t a Skywalker the title of the film is about Ben Ken but he’s the baddy… So is his ‘rise’ the return to the light or does the title refer to Rey?

    Premier Icon boomerlives
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    the illegitimate daughter of Luke or Leia

    My first read was she was the daughter of “Luke AND Leia”

    That would be a bit messy for Disney

    eulach
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    It gets a thumbs up from me. A couple of good cameos in there. I didn’t get all the jedi voices, or recognise Vilanelle. The first half was a bit slow and pointless but the last hour and a half wrapped things up nicely. The resurgence of the Palpatine was managed well but I think it would’ve been a bit pony if it hadn’t already been signposted in the trailers. Was the woman on Tatooine at the end Enfys Nest (my son pointed it out)?

    Premier Icon jimdubleyou
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    recognise Vilanelle

    Yup

    It was ok, not amazeballs. I watched at the BFI imax and found some of the framing of the close up shots a bit rubbish.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    I thought it was excellent.

    The first 10-15 minutes were a bit clunky as they basically cleared up the mess Rian Johnson made.

    But once that was done it was excellent. Relentless pace, big set pieces were fantastic, nice cameos. The McGuffins were pointless as usual. It actually has a strong Indiana Jones feel to it. Would not be surprised to see Oscar Isaac popping up in a reboot of Indy!

    Final emperor bit had a couple of eye rolling moments but it is star wars after all.

    Carrie Fisher bits were well done and if she was CGI’d I couldn’t tell.

    fooman
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    Enjoyed it, as you might suspect everyone seems to be related in some way.

    One the way out kids were shouting stuff like;
    “Poe I am your second cousin”
    “Finn I am your step dad”
    “Maz I am your neighbor” etc etc.

    Mrs foo, who is not a Star Wars fan liked it because she said it was more like Star Wars. I’m still processing what that means. But she did say the story was easier to follow, certainly tied up the plot lines.

    And it really did feature a walking talking acting Carrie Fisher, also you might clock a young Luke and Leia looking much more realistic than previous episodes.

    Premier Icon winston
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    Loved 4,5 and 6

    Never seen 1,2 and 3

    Fell asleep in the force awakens as was fairly boring

    thought last jedi was rubbish (obvs Space Leia WTF)

    loved Rogue 1 and Solo

    Seeing Rise on sunday

    What will my review be like….?

    Liked it. Bit messy jumping around from planet to planet in the first 3rd but overall pretty good. Ties up nicely.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    she said it was more like Star Wars

    Which is exactly what it should be.

    The formula is simple, and this was definitely a greatest hits movie, which is a good thing. I read one review which said it was closest to what Lucas wanted to achieve with the original trilogy which was those Saturday matinee films and series he loved. This was all of that.

    Yes there’s a few clunky moments, yes there was a bit too much obvious exposition in the first 15 minutes, yes there was token “woke” nods but it did exactly what a star wars movie should do

    lambchop
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    Pants film. Episodes 7-9 total waste of time. Bring back George Lucas.

    trap6
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    OH my…utter horse shit.
    I’d rather not ramble on about the magic of the originals,but id rather sit through a session of Eastenders,I think the the writers have a lot in common.

    hels
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    I’m going to see it with my cousin on Saturday, and his kids. Which bookends nicely as we went to the very first one together when we were little kids. He is a huge fan and I am a bit worried he might cry.

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Went to see it last night.
    I enjoyed it – as previously said some of it was cleaning up Johnson’s crap from the last one.
    Nice to see it all wrapped up in the end.
    Stoked that Chewy finally got his medal lol
    Some good cameos – although didn’t spot Villanelle – where was she?

    It’s still no ‘Empire but felt/looked more like Star Wars than some of the others.
    A solid 8/10 from me.

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    Villanelle – where was she?

    Rey’s Mum

    Saw it last night. Was left wholly deflated and unsatisfied. The whole movie to my eye was basically an exercise in cramming as many references to the original three movies and others in as possible. More like 2 hours of compilation rather than a proper movie. The story line was disjointed and didn’t really make sense and the ending was just crap…what after all that Rey decides to go and live a solitary life back on Tatooine in Uncle Owen’s old farm? Also the kiss between Ben and Rey…well I never got any romantic vibes between them from previous movies and couldn’t suss out if they were related or not (did pop out for a quick wee at one point so might have missed something there). The way they revealed Palatine was clumsy…they could have stretched it out through the movie and had a big reveal…

    My fault for maybe having too high an expectation in the first place. I’ll see it again with the family so give it one more chance.

    ads678
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    Went to see it last night with my 11 yr old son.

    Was some clunky bits in it but there’s clunky bits in every star wars film.

    Generally thought it was good and ‘finished’ it off nicely. Although I am kind of disappointed that a Skywalker didn’t win in the end. It looked and sounded good.

    The first 3 will always be the best, but my lad loved it so I’m happy I got to share it with him.

    ads678
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    Also the kiss between Ben and Rey…

    Yeah that wasn’t needed.

    what after all that Rey decides to go and live a solitary life back on Tatooine in Uncle Owen’s old farm?

    I took that to be she was just taking the Skywalkers home and laying them to rest.

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    What a terrible movie.

    Everything turned up to 11; no engagement between the viewer and the story. Had no idea what was going off half the time.

    Really boring battles and out of the frying pan into the fire scenarios dragging the story to nothing more than computer game plotting.

    Lack of imagination throughout and clunky dialogue, and little suspense or sense of adventure.

    All the reveals and cameos were yawn inducing. Had a feel of an ‘in-between’ Start Wars film rather en epic resolution.

    Awful. Struggled to stick with it to the end.

    J.J Abrams is a good film-maker – felt like a lack of interest from him.

    What with this and the Irishman (not in the same League but disappointing) is there anything redeeming about Q4 2019?

    darthpunk
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    I liked it, sue me. Tied things up nicely, moved along at a fair old pace, didn’t get bogged down in over explanation and enough overused Star Wars tropes to get people moaning about it.

    Still room for a few surprises and a new lightsaber or two. Big ass space battle and Wedge, if only briefly.Best of the 3 new ones I would say

    Premier Icon brennak
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    Just watched at Keswick Alhambra kept me thoroughly entertained for over a couple hours, that’s entertainment for you. Haven’t seen the second one though

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    I went with very low expectations after the last 2. Much better than expected, tied things up nicely, I liked the nods back to the past. Cheesy bits, the kiss, the horses on a star destroyer and every star destroyer having a planet killing gun, but at least there wasn’t 30 minutes of pointless casino rubbish. Quite liked the mirror of Anakin’s fall to the dark side with Kyle’s redemption.

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