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Aside all the studio maneuverings, politics, and "creative differences", I still can't imagine any interest at all for a Han Solo movie without Han Solo.

What's next? Recast Luke and find out what he did between Episodes VI and VII?

Check out Leia's teenage years (with a different actress, of course)?

Seriously, is there a reason for this movie? I mean, other than money?
Jun 23, 2017 2:53 AM
Robin McDonald
D Ray
Robin McDonaldWhen I saw Avatar I felt I had just experienced for the first time an entirely new form of entertainment. I am not expecting that out of Valerian.
I'm rooting for a form of the sensibility and amazing creativity to shine through that I saw in Fifth Element.

Yesterday there was next to zero chance I would be going to see Wonder Woman.?
The buzz and enthusiasm I am hearing from people who have seen it and orgasmic comments like definitely the best film ever in the DCEU and 'critics can't find anything bad to say about this movie'. There is now next to zero chance I won't be seeing Wonder Woman. Its like that scene in When Harry Met Sally....I'll have what she's having.



Avatar was an interesting experiment, nothing more.

As for WW, the buzz certainly isn't here on RT, but that really doesn't surprise me. And elsewhere? Yes, trailers are all over TV, and you can find all sorts of tweets by people who were invited to special screenings and such, who praise the movie to high heaven, but we're 8 days from release and there isn't a legitimate review to be found anywhere.

That being said, the trailers look good, the cast looks good, the LOOK looks good, and DC really, really, REALLY needs a winner. I'm rooting for it to be a good fun time and a critical success, too, but I'm a bit worried there's nothing beyond tweets by people who got free tickets (and more, I'm sure) to be found.

I watched some You Tube reviews of Wonder Woman. ?They were ecstatic to the point of almost crying at how good it was. Especially the woman reviewers.

Appreciate the comment, thanks. But I'm talking about in print. So far, nothing. Nada. Zilch. Reminiscent of BvS and SS. Not a good sign.

Don't misunderstand me. I want WW to be a success. DC needs a winner, and they also need to keep Marvel on their toes. Especially since it's DC who is doing the first superhero movie headlining a woman, which Marvel has yet to do, for whatever reason. So yes, I hope the movie is as good as the trailers.
May 27, 2017 1:25 AM
Robin McDonaldWhen I saw Avatar I felt I had just experienced for the first time an entirely new form of entertainment. I am not expecting that out of Valerian.
I'm rooting for a form of the sensibility and amazing creativity to shine through that I saw in Fifth Element.

Yesterday there was next to zero chance I would be going to see Wonder Woman.?
The buzz and enthusiasm I am hearing from people who have seen it and orgasmic comments like definitely the best film ever in the DCEU and 'critics can't find anything bad to say about this movie'. There is now next to zero chance I won't be seeing Wonder Woman. Its like that scene in When Harry Met Sally....I'll have what she's having.



Avatar was an interesting experiment, nothing more.

As for WW, the buzz certainly isn't here on RT, but that really doesn't surprise me. And elsewhere? Yes, trailers are all over TV, and you can find all sorts of tweets by people who were invited to special screenings and such, who praise the movie to high heaven, but we're 8 days from release and there isn't a legitimate review to be found anywhere.

That being said, the trailers look good, the cast looks good, the LOOK looks good, and DC really, really, REALLY needs a winner. I'm rooting for it to be a good fun time and a critical success, too, but I'm a bit worried there's nothing beyond tweets by people who got free tickets (and more, I'm sure) to be found.
May 25, 2017 7:07 PM
Rumpled 4 SkinLooks like a video game FMV

It's Avatar all over again!!!!

I said the same thing weeks ago. Sorcerer didn't like my take. :P
May 25, 2017 6:16 PM
TeamCanadaMeanwhile in VF 1999
[img]http://s3.birthmoviesdeath.com/images/made/vf-big2_1200_816_81_s.jpg[/img]

I can still remember believing Episode I would be just as epic as IV-VI.

There were parts that were. Very few, but parts.
May 25, 2017 2:22 AM
Godammit! That pic of Mark and Carrie...

Dammit! DAMMIT!

Just...

Fuck.

I need a word stronger than "fuck".

Just fuck. FUCK!
May 24, 2017 6:56 PM
Alien.

Accept no substitutes.
May 18, 2017 3:01 AM
Feuer und Eis
D Ray
Feuer und EisWill Ridley Scott redeem himself for his 21st century dreck?

I loved Prometheus and The Martian. What is wrong with you people? I'm sick and tired of this RedLetterMedia cynical bullshit with any creative expansion upon something THAT ISN'T FUCKING MARVEL.

The Martian was good. Prometheus was a great idea with horrific execution.

What does any of this have to do with Marvel?

Excuse the fainted grudge against this sense of pop culture being dictated by a single entity as the only form of acceptable entertainment without question. I may have overstepped my boundaries.

Apology accepted. I understand your concern and it's not completely unwarranted.

Honestly, I was really looking forward to Prometheus, and it started well. Then... things went awry, you could say.
May 11, 2017 10:36 PM
Feuer und EisWill Ridley Scott redeem himself for his 21st century dreck?

I loved Prometheus and The Martian. What is wrong with you people? I'm sick and tired of this RedLetterMedia cynical bullshit with any creative expansion upon something THAT ISN'T FUCKING MARVEL.

The Martian was good. Prometheus was a great idea with horrific execution.

What does any of this have to do with Marvel?
May 11, 2017 10:04 PM
It's here.

"I want to ask you some questions."
shitshitshitshitshitshitshitshit...

http://bladerunnermovie.com/
May 9, 2017 11:43 AM
Rated NCC-1701This thing cannot rape my eyeballs fast enough.

Wait, was that Pauley Perette? Cuz that would be noice.

PS: No Rachel, yet Deckard lives. Gonna need some context on this, movie.

Lots of stuff online about Sean Young not being cast. That being said, there are plenty of stories about her being, shall we say, difficult to work with. So there's that.

And yes, context will be necessary.
May 9, 2017 12:26 AM
The real question is, is K a replicant?
May 4, 2017 11:34 PM
Between Scott trying to remake Alien and his cluster of a movie in Prometheus, and Cameron's creepy obsession with blue kitty people, I'm beginning to think there's something in the water in dear old Hollywood. These guys really need to let it go.
May 4, 2017 12:07 AM
Black PhilipWell admittedly it was no The Tree of Life but I enjoyed Avatar.

I enjoyed it too, but Avatar was nothing more than an interesting experiment. Cameron needs to lose this obsession with blue kitty people. But it's likely too late. :(
Apr 30, 2017 11:51 AM
Death Proof
http://deadline.com/2017/04/m-night-shyamalan-glass-unbreakable-split-sequel-bruce-willis-samuel-l-jackson-james-mcavoy-1202077681/


We're finally getting our Unbreakable sequel. The gods have smiled upon us.

My favorite Shamalamadingdong movie. I've always asked the question; how would Unbreakable have been received if it had come out before The Sixth Sense? Unbreakable was a better film IMO, but HJO certainly carried TSS.
Apr 27, 2017 2:07 AM
Rated NCC-1701
D Ray
Rated NCC-1701
D Ray
Robin McDonaldHarrison Ford was headlined in an article saying there was one scene he would change in Force Awakens. And thought he was right.?
He said he would make sure Leia and Luke were there to watch him die rather than the two new characters.

This is why actors don't write scripts or stories.

But he came up with "I know" for Empire, and he had the foresight of accidentally contracting explosive diarrhea during the swordman scene in Raiders. ?That's range, people.

It'll be interesting to know Luke's reaction of Han's death, from lightyears away. Also, is he going to be visited by Spirit Yoda/Ben/Anakin, only to pull a Zahn with them saying "yeah, well there's that whole Force cohesion thing and all, so y'know, PEACE NYUKKUH!!", leaving him with his "one truth"?

Yeah, well, you got me on the Empire and Raiders things, that's for sure. Takes a great talent to come up with that sort of spur of the moment inspiration. ;)

Luke was on that precipice ready to throw himself off it when Rey showed up and interrupted. That's why he looked so angry. And confused. And disappointed. All at once. Now THAT is range! :D

No, I don't think the spirit gang is going to show up (geez, please no...).

Aw c'mon, you know you want to see those three bicker at each other for 30 years, prompting Luke to suicide, only to realize that he'd still have to hear them in the afterlife.

Story synopsis for Star Wars X. :D
Apr 22, 2017 12:32 PM
Obi Spenobi
Robin McDonaldI just want to say I love Star Trek, Star Wars nerd talk.
Very passionate positions and yet nothing about it matters.

But, why? Why is Star Wars so addictive? I want to think and talk about it endlessly, even though I know it's a lightning in a bottle experience that's now an enjoyable franchise of middling films. I hold back so much because I know it's pointless.

Yes. A "lightning in a bottle experience" that has endured for 40 years and spawned millions of fans all over the world and raked in billions of dollars. It's SF fantasy fluff. It's silly in many, many places. It's horrifically bad in many, many places. It makes you roll your eyes, laugh when you shouldn't, NOT laugh when you should, and then line up to see it all again.

So what?
Apr 22, 2017 12:08 AM
Rated NCC-1701
D Ray
Robin McDonaldHarrison Ford was headlined in an article saying there was one scene he would change in Force Awakens. And thought he was right.?
He said he would make sure Leia and Luke were there to watch him die rather than the two new characters.

This is why actors don't write scripts or stories.

But he came up with "I know" for Empire, and he had the foresight of accidentally contracting explosive diarrhea during the swordman scene in Raiders. ?That's range, people.

It'll be interesting to know Luke's reaction of Han's death, from lightyears away. Also, is he going to be visited by Spirit Yoda/Ben/Anakin, only to pull a Zahn with them saying "yeah, well there's that whole Force cohesion thing and all, so y'know, PEACE NYUKKUH!!", leaving him with his "one truth"?

Yeah, well, you got me on the Empire and Raiders things, that's for sure. Takes a great talent to come up with that sort of spur of the moment inspiration. ;)

Luke was on that precipice ready to throw himself off it when Rey showed up and interrupted. That's why he looked so angry. And confused. And disappointed. All at once. Now THAT is range! :D

No, I don't think the spirit gang is going to show up (geez, please no...).
Apr 21, 2017 2:16 AM
Robin McDonaldHarrison Ford was headlined in an article saying there was one scene he would change in Force Awakens. And thought he was right.?
He said he would make sure Leia and Luke were there to watch him die rather than the two new characters.

This is why actors don't write scripts or stories.
Apr 18, 2017 1:20 AM
The YETI
I am still trying to figure out how they are going to shoot around Fisher.
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Well, that's a great question, since the topic has been muddied by Lucasfilm now. There was an article a few days ago saying Fisher's estate (her brother, I think) said they were going to use footage from VII and VIII that had not been shown in either episode (stuff left on the proverbial cutting room floor) to piece her involvement in IX together. Then Lucasfilm, just yesterday (president Kathleen Kennedy) at the SWC directly contradicted that report, saying she had "no idea why he said that." She went on to confirm in a Good Morning America interview that Carrie Fisher would not reprise her role in Episode IX.?

See the article here:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/04/14/kathleen-kennedy-confirms-carrie-fisher-not-in-star-wars-episode-ix/100486934/

So we have confusion between Disney and Lucasfilm apparently.

Carrie had already completed her filming for VIII when she died. My guess is, she'll be there if Disney wants her there.

Edit - sorry for the confusion on the Roman numerals. Not enough coffee this morning. :D
Apr 15, 2017 12:30 PM