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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX - Endgame 12/20/19

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:42 pm

FORBES FEB 06, 2019:
'Episode IX' Is The Lame Duck In Disney's 'Star Wars' Saga

Screen Rant Feb 25, 2019:
Star Wars 9 Is Already Getting Review Bombed On Rotten Tomatoes
DAN ZINSKI wrote:Star Wars 9 doesn’t come out for ten more months, but commenters are already review bombing the movie on Rotten Tomatoes. Planned as the final chapter of the current Star Wars trilogy, Episode IX is expected to wrap up the long-running Skywalker saga. How exactly that wrap-up will play out with Luke having died in The Last Jedi, and Carrie Fisher having passed way in real life, is anybody’s guess right now.

With Star Wars 9 still months away from hitting theaters, toxic fans are already at it again on the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes page, attempting to torpedo the film’s audience rating by posting negative comments. Of course, none of the commenters in question have seen the movie, and Rotten Tomatoes has not as yet calculated an actual audience score. Many of the comments actually focus on lingering negativity over The Last Jedi, which was itself subjected to an organized campaign of Rotten Tomatoes trolling in an effort to hurt its score. Despite the campaign, The Last Jedi still went on to gross $1.3 billion at the global box office.

Such score-manipulating campaigns, often launched via forums like 4chan or through Facebook pages, have become an unfortunate part of the movie going culture in recent years. Already in 2019, trolls have launched an attack on Captain Marvel, which is a natural target for some thanks to its female lead and obvious empowerment themes. Last year, Black Panther was subjected to a similar effort to torpedo its Rotten Tomatoes score, but trolls failed to put a dent in enthusiasm for the movie which went on to gross $1.3 billion at the box office while scoring six Oscar nominations including one for Best Picture.


/film Saturday, February 23rd, 2019:
J.J. Abrams Talks Wrapping ‘Star Wars Episode 9’, Bringing Back Lando Calrissian & More
Ethan Anderton wrote:Following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, some fans have been rather aggressively outspoken against what director Rian Johnson did with the franchise. When asked whether that reaction determined where Abrams went with Episode 9, the director said:
“I think every movie is its own movie. Obviously this is a trilogy. We brought to that movie all the passion and hard work we would have no matter what. I think the story speaks for itself. I really, truly can’t wait for you to see it.”


Fine, let’s wrap this up. Since this is the end of the third Star Wars trilogy. How does this compare to the other trilogy-closing chapters? Is there one word he can use to describe how he wants us to feel after we walk out of theaters this December?
“You’ll have to determine that yourself. There are a lot of words that we all hope you’ll feel, and I think the biggest and most important one is ‘satisfied.'”
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX - Endgame 12/20/19

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:00 pm

COLLIDER FEBRUARY 26, 2019:
Rotten Tomatoes to No Longer Allow Fan Comments or Reviews Prior to a Movie’s Release
ADAM CHITWOOD wrote:Rotten Tomatoes is rolling out a series of new initiatives aimed at “elevating the voice of fans” and “increasing data relevance,” but one of these changes is very clearly a movement against trolls trying to take advantage of the system. Over the last couple of years, it’s become commonplace for “fans” who have yet to see a movie to enact a negging campaign designed to bring down the film’s audience scores prior to release. The Ghostbusters “fans” did this by downvoting the trailer for Paul Feige’s female-led reboot, Marvel Studios “fans” intentionally tried to tank the Rotten Tomatoes score of Black Panther, and just recently a small group of devoted misogynists targeted Captain Marvel’s Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score, bringing it down to 40% despite the fact that—aside from critics—no one has seen the movie yet. I wOnDer WhAt ThE cOmMoN dEnoMiNaToR bEtWeEn ThEsE mOvIeS cOuLd Be.

Today, Rotten Tomatoes announced a series of changes to its system, one of which is removing the option for fans to leave comments or reviews on a movie before its release. Here’s the full list of changes:

    * Streamlined user interface that positions the Audience Score adjacent to the Tomatometer Score, which represents the collective opinions of thousands of professional critics, giving fans easy access to compare and contrast critic’s and fan’s view of movies and TV shows.

    * Prior to a movie’s release, fans will no longer be able to leave written comments or reviews. That functionality will be available once the movie releases into theaters.

    * The fan “want to see” score, which was previously represented as a percentage, will now be presented as a raw number that will be tallied in real time. This change seeks to eliminate the confusion that sometimes occurred between the “want to see” score and the “audience score” which is also represented as a percentage.

    * Throughout the roll out of new audience rating features, Rotten Tomatoes will call out enhancements on the site and link to a product update blog, where users can find explanations.

These are positive steps, and I honestly don’t know why “fans” were able to leave reviews on a movie’s page before its release in the first place. Toxicity has become a serious problem in fandom over the last few years, and while it’s fine for folks to disagree, these targeted negative attacks that take advantage of systems that are meant to foster good-faith discussion amongst fans are insane and entirely unfair.

So yeah, good riddance.


Screen Rant March 08, 2019:
Matt Smith Says He Is NOT In Star Wars 9

We Got This Covered 03/07/19:
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX - J.J. vs Rian vs Colin

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Making Star Wars March 27, 2019:
Star Wars: Episode IX retail poster and character sheets leak revealing names, ships, and more!
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Screen Rant:
Rian Johnson Doesn't Care If Star Wars 9 Retcons Last Jedi


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JJ Abrams Admits Rian Johnson Took Star Wars 8 In A Different Direction


COLLIDER:
J.J. Abrams Says He Initially Turned Down ‘Star Wars 9’; Talks Picking Up After ‘The Last Jedi’
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Re: Star Wars: Episode IX - Endgame 12/20/19

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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 12/20/19

Postby O.Supreme » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:00 pm

Sorry, this may be a bit pre-mature, but I gotta be that guy for a minute

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so neither the first Death Star, nor the 2nd blew up near any planet with a large body of water...How do we get that last scene...??
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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 12/20/19

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:43 am

O.Supreme wrote:Sorry, this may be a bit pre-mature, but I gotta be that guy for a minute

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so neither the first Death Star, nor the 2nd blew up near any planet with a large body of water...How do we get that last scene...??

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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 12/20/19

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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 12/20/19

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:55 am

I wasn't a fan of The Last Jedi. Mostly, I thought it was boring, but I also wasn't a fan of the way it seemed determined less to tell its own story than it did to just crap on EVERY loose plot thread and twist from The Force Awakens. I know the reasons some of that happened (ie, there is no plan for this trilogy and they've been fumbling along in the dark without any real idea of where they're headed as they rushed into trying to cash-in on their Star Wars investment before thinking about what they should do in terms of storytelling), but TLJ is subversion for the sake of subversion...

...HOWEVER...

...there were a few things in it I REALLY liked, and those seemed to be the few ACTUAL IDEAS Rian Johnson brought to the table. Chief among them being the general theme that Star Wars isn't just for the destined or about the Skywalkers. Rey is a nobody and the kid at the end holding the broom could be the next great Jedi if he's willing to unlock his potential and believe in The Force. I really love that idea. Even though Luke is Vader's son, I always felt while watching the original trilogy that anyone who's open to it could become a Jedi, and that's a huge part of the charm. You could be Luke. I could be. The guy next to us. Whatever. Then the prequels came along and felt like they plowed that under and even The Force Awakens, which I liked and felt like it was kind of hitting the reset button and getting us away from the prequel storytelling, still was pretty Skywalker obsessed. TLJ casts that aside and brings it all back to everyone.


The title of this movie itself seems to crap all over that notion. I thought it was a joke. Seriously. I went onto my phone on Saturday and saw, "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer here!" and thought "ha! someone did a fan trailer based off how everyone hated what the previous movie did to Luke? This will either be a funny satire or a desperate attempt to 'fix' Star Wars by some dumb fans. Let's check it out."

And then I watched the trailer itself and I swear, I thought the whole thing was a MASSIVE gag of some kind.

Kylo Ren repairing his helmet? The Death Star? The Emperor? I laughed. I told a buddy, "Dude...this is pathetic fan wankery."

And then I realized it was LEGIT.

This entire sequel trilogy has been entirely reactionary. The Force Awakens was a reaction to the prequels, which I understood and I think we all kinda did. Then TLJ was a reaction to everyone saying that TFA was too safe. This is now a reaction to everyone saying TLJ ruined Star Wars. Each movie is defined not by itself, but by the way it undoes what immediately preceded it. What a complete waste of time.


I wasn't a fan of The Last Jedi. The only thing I think I could like WORSE (aside from like, another Attack of the Clones) is two plus hours dedicated to apologizing for it and undoing everything it did. This franchise has been a trash heap since 1997.
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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 12/20/19

Postby klen7 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:29 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:...there were a few things in it I REALLY liked, and those seemed to be the few ACTUAL IDEAS Rian Johnson brought to the table. Chief among them being the general theme that Star Wars isn't just for the destined or about the Skywalkers. Rey is a nobody and the kid at the end holding the broom could be the next great Jedi if he's willing to unlock his potential and believe in The Force. I really love that idea. Even though Luke is Vader's son, I always felt while watching the original trilogy that anyone who's open to it could become a Jedi, and that's a huge part of the charm. You could be Luke. I could be. The guy next to us. Whatever. Then the prequels came along and felt like they plowed that under and even The Force Awakens, which I liked and felt like it was kind of hitting the reset button and getting us away from the prequel storytelling, still was pretty Skywalker obsessed. TLJ casts that aside and brings it all back to everyone.


The title of this movie itself seems to crap all over that notion. I thought it was a joke. Seriously. I went onto my phone on Saturday and saw, "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer here!" and thought "ha! someone did a fan trailer based off how everyone hated what the previous movie did to Luke? This will either be a funny satire or a desperate attempt to 'fix' Star Wars by some dumb fans. Let's check it out."

And then I watched the trailer itself and I swear, I thought the whole thing was a MASSIVE gag of some kind.

Kylo Ren repairing his helmet? The Death Star? The Emperor? I laughed. I told a buddy, "Dude...this is pathetic fan wankery."

And then I realized it was LEGIT.

This entire sequel trilogy has been entirely reactionary. The Force Awakens was a reaction to the prequels, which I understood and I think we all kinda did. Then TLJ was a reaction to everyone saying that TFA was too safe. This is now a reaction to everyone saying TLJ ruined Star Wars. Each movie is defined not by itself, but by the way it undoes what immediately preceded it. What a complete waste of time.

I think this echoes my thoughts. Basically this looks like it tosses everything good about TLJ and doubles down on the TFA approach to almost a level of parody. I also thought the title was a fan joke when I first saw it.

There's a generation of kids that love the prequels, and there will be a generation of kids that love the sequels, but the original trilogy was my childhood, so thats my Star Wars and as much as I want to share that with my kid, given the choice 10 out of 10 times she will want to watch "the ones with Rey", so for better or worse the saga continues
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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 12/20/19

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:15 pm

Don't worry... because no one's ever really gone... :wink:

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Re: STAR WARS: CASH GRAB OF THE FORCE 12/20/19

Postby mr.negativity » Mon May 06, 2019 8:53 pm

THR MAY 06, 2019:
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Publishing Tie-Ins Revealed
Graeme McMillan wrote:More than 20 books will lead up to the release of the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga.

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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 12/20/19

Postby O.Supreme » Tue May 07, 2019 12:07 pm

I proudly read most of the EU, I don't care to dip into the IEU (Inferior Expanded Universe)
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Postby mr.negativity » Mon May 27, 2019 1:09 pm

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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 12/20/19

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:46 pm

/film:
‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Was Edited on Set Despite Initial Objection by J.J. Abrams
Ethan Anderton wrote:With J.J. Abrams back behind the camera for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, details on the final installment of the Skywalker are scarce. We still don’t have many details about the movie beyond the first teaser trailer and the recent influx of details from the extensive Vanity Fair cover story. But now we know that the film has taken J.J. Abrams out of his comfort zone a little bit by doing something he’s not accustomed to on the film’s set.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker editor Maryann Brandon recently revealed that she was cutting part of the movie on set while it was still being shot. This is something Abrams has never done before, but this time it was almost required due to the post-production time crunch caused by the film’s shooting schedule.

Speaking with Express (via ComicBook), Maryann Brandon explained the situation with editing on set:
“When we did The Force Awakens, we started in May and we finished shooting in October, and we were out [the following] Christmas. For this film, we didn’t start until August, so we weren’t done until February shooting – so we have four months less time, and it’s a very big film. So I convinced J.J. to let me cut on the set. He was like, ‘No, we never do that.'”


If they stopped shooting in February, and the movie comes out in December, that’s a short amount of time to turn around what will end up being one of the largest blockbuster movies of the year. It’s probably for the best that J.J. Abrams gave in to letting Brandon edit on the set, especially since it ended up making things easier for the reshoots that will need to be done. Brandon explained how editing on set made things easier for her and also for Abrams:
“I had the [director of photography] right there to ask questions. If I needed a shot, or if J.J. decided we needed another shot, we would set up in a corner and get a green screen shot of something. Getting to know the cast and having them be comfortable with me, it was a really great way to understand what they were going through.”

Editing on set can also make it easy to see what’s working and what isn’t when it’s all cut together. Being able to pick up shots while the sets and actors are still in place is significantly easier than waiting to see what they need in the editing room. Of course, there will likely still be moments that need reworking after an entire cut is assembled, but that’s just how the editing process works.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is on track to hit theaters December 20, 2019, and hopefully we’ll be seeing some new footage sooner than later. We’re not sure if it’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con or The D23 Expo, but there should be something new before the end of the summer.
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Postby mr.negativity » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:07 pm

COLLIDER:
Mark Hamill “Hopes” He’s Done with ‘Star Wars’ after ‘The Rise of Skywalker’
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Postby O.Supreme » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:48 am

You Probably Don't Recognize Me because of the Red Eyes. :lol: :roll:
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O.Supreme wrote:You Probably Don't Recognize Me because of the Red Eyes. :lol: :roll:

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O.Supreme wrote:You Probably Don't Recognize Me because of the Red Eyes. :lol: :roll:

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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER 12/20/19

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J.J. Abrams Defends Bringing Palpatine Back For ‘The Rise of Skywalker’
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COLLIDER, NOVEMBER 12, 2019:
J.J. Abrams Says ‘The Last Jedi’ Inspired Him to Take More Risks on ‘Star Wars 9’
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Re: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF MACLUNKEY! 12/20/19

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:59 am

COLLIDER, NOVEMBER 15, 2019:
Exclusive: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Final Writing Credits Revealed
GREGORY LAWRENCE wrote:Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has had a long and storied history to the big screen, with lots of collaborators and cooks in the Episode IX saga-ending kitchen. Now, we’ve heard that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has finally settled on who will get final writing credit on the epic film. And it’s a little surprising.

The screenplay will be credited to “Chris Terrio & J. J. Abrams,” with the ampersand indicating that the two worked together. The film will also have a “Based on Characters Created by George Lucas” credit. So far, this all makes sense. But the WGA also decided The Rise of Skywalker will have a “Story by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and Chris Terrio & J. J. Abrams” credit. And if you recall, Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World) was originally set to co-write and direct Episode IX before being ousted in favor of Abrams returning. Which means that the WGA likely decided some of what Trevorrow and Connolly were originally planning for the film made it into the final product. It also means that they will receive a good amount of residuals, which is a pretty nice consolation prize for not seeing the final film through.

The final WGA arbitration does come as a bit of a surprise, especially given Abrams’ quotes in an interview with Fast Company where he said he was starting with “no script.”
You’ve got two years from the decision to do it to release, and you have literally nothing . . . . You don’t have the story, you don’t have the cast, you don’t have the designers, the sets. There was a crew, and there were things that will be worked on for the version that preceded ours, but this was starting over. And because this was such a mega job, I knew at the very least I needed a cowriter to work on this thing, but I didn’t know who that cowriter would be. There was nothing. So the first thing I did was reach out to a writer who I’ve admired for years, Chris Terrio. who I didn’t really know, to say, “Listen, would you want to write Star Wars with me?” And he screamed.

This story, which literally uses the phrase “starting over,” sure makes it seem like Abrams and Terrio started over, using nothing of Trevorrow and Connolly’s vision. And yet, they are credited on the final product. So did Abrams approve of and incorporate some of Trevorrow and Connolly’s version after all? Were some of their ideas just too good to pass up? Did Abrams make sure his writing predecessors were taken care of no matter what?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits the big screen December 20, 2019, which gives all of us plenty of time to speculate. For more Star Wars news, here’s our latest review of The Mandalorian. Plus, check out what Abrams and Lucas talked about when they met.
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