For those who said they wouldn't go and see TRS

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If you originally said you would not go and see TRS, did you change your mind?

Yes, curiosity won me over.
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Yes, I was always going to, saying I wouldn't was just cos I was annoyed with TLJ.
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No, but I might yet.
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14%
No, and I doubt I will.
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57%
 
Total votes: 7

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UKS wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:34 pm
I watch he-man with my young daughters. They love it!
I still watch it, but I can't deny how bad it is! :lol:
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I have resisted posting my thoughts about TROS in these threads until the right thread came along... and it now has!

I said I would not see TROS after the inexcusable abomination of TLJ, and I have stuck to my word. I initially enjoyed TFA as far as it went, but was always very conscious of its not inconsiderable faults, and like many fans, was hoping Episode VIII would make amends... Well, we all know how that turned out!

Words cannot adequately express how much I detest and despise TLJ, Ruin Johnson and that talentless hack Kathleen Kennedy for allowing the franchise to be destroyed in the way that it has. Disney bought the goose that laid the golden eggs, but then set about ruthlessly butchering it and then burning its still twitching corpse.

I will never forgive those responsible for making TLJ, a film which also made TFA a far shitter film in retrospect. And on absolute principle therefore, I refused to hand Disney any more of my money to see TROS as a direct consequence, since they have done nothing to deserve it and everything to earn my contempt and loathing. Out of morbid curiosity, I have watched the trailers for TROS and also read / watched numerous reviews and synopses of the film, and it sounds like a complete dumpster fire. I'm sure JJ probably tried his best with the burning remains of a dog turd left to him by Ruin, but that doesn't mean TROS is any good. Obviously there are those fans that have liked it (and kudos to them for managing that), but the consensus seems to be that it's merely an OK film at best, but canonically ludicrous as a supposed entry into the Star Wars episodic saga.

So no, I haven't seen TROS and don't intend to. I will never EVER pollute my eyes by watching TLJ ever again, but I'm certainly not allowing that to dampen my love of Star Wars. The OT will always be there, and although I'll never truly love them (but I don't hate them either), so will the prequels, and nothing Disney have curled out since will ever change that. With the freakish fluke exception of 'Rogue One', which was presumably sheer luck on Disney's part since it's actually a brilliant SW film, I am happy to ignore all of their other cinematic efforts (I'm kind of on the fence about 'Solo', as I actually quite enjoyed it as far as it went, but it wasn't really good enough to deserve the SW label either), and instead I regard the Expanded Universe novels as canon, as Lucas always intended them to be until he decided he wanted $4 billion instead.

I therefore now regard episodes VII - IX in exactly the same way that I view Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Prometheus and Alien Covenant. Spectacularly non-canonical, nonsensical, intelligence-insulting steaming turds of sequels will not be allowed to spoil my enjoyment of the solid gold which came before them. Luke formed his Jedi Academy and is still very much alive and well in the EU novels and my head canon, just as Ripley, Newt, Hicks and the remains of Bishop made it safely back to Earth on board the Sulaco, and didn't all die needless, pointless, disappointing, stupid deaths as a result of an impossible egg AND queen facehugger magically teleporting aboard ship :-)

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Snaketibe wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:09 pm
I have resisted posting my thoughts about TROS in these threads until the right thread came along... and it now has!

I said I would not see TROS after the inexcusable abomination of TLJ, and I have stuck to my word. I initially enjoyed TFA as far as it went, but was always very conscious of its not inconsiderable faults, and like many fans, was hoping Episode VIII would make amends... Well, we all know how that turned out!

Words cannot adequately express how much I detest and despise TLJ, Ruin Johnson and that talentless hack Kathleen Kennedy for allowing the franchise to be destroyed in the way that it has. Disney bought the goose that laid the golden eggs, but then set about ruthlessly butchering it and then burning its still twitching corpse.

I will never forgive those responsible for making TLJ, a film which also made TFA a far shitter film in retrospect. And on absolute principle therefore, I refused to hand Disney any more of my money to see TROS as a direct consequence, since they have done nothing to deserve it and everything to earn my contempt and loathing. Out of morbid curiosity, I have watched the trailers for TROS and also read / watched numerous reviews and synopses of the film, and it sounds like a complete dumpster fire. I'm sure JJ probably tried his best with the burning remains of a dog turd left to him by Ruin, but that doesn't mean TROS is any good. Obviously there are those fans that have liked it (and kudos to them for managing that), but the consensus seems to be that it's merely an OK film at best, but canonically ludicrous as a supposed entry into the Star Wars episodic saga.

So no, I haven't seen TROS and don't intend to. I will never EVER pollute my eyes by watching TLJ ever again, but I'm certainly not allowing that to dampen my love of Star Wars. The OT will always be there, and although I'll never truly love them (but I don't hate them either), so will the prequels, and nothing Disney have curled out since will ever change that. With the freakish fluke exception of 'Rogue One', which was presumably sheer luck on Disney's part since it's actually a brilliant SW film, I am happy to ignore all of their other cinematic efforts (I'm kind of on the fence about 'Solo', as I actually quite enjoyed it as far as it went, but it wasn't really good enough to deserve the SW label either), and instead I regard the Expanded Universe novels as canon, as Lucas always intended them to be until he decided he wanted $4 billion instead.

I therefore now regard episodes VII - IX in exactly the same way that I view Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Prometheus and Alien Covenant. Spectacularly non-canonical, nonsensical, intelligence-insulting steaming turds of sequels will not be allowed to spoil my enjoyment of the solid gold which came before them. Luke formed his Jedi Academy and is still very much alive and well in the EU novels and my head canon, just as Ripley, Newt, Hicks and the remains of Bishop made it safely back to Earth on board the Sulaco, and didn't all die needless, pointless, disappointing, stupid deaths as a result of an impossible egg AND queen facehugger magically teleporting aboard ship :-)
So.....you could be tempted then!? :lol:
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You two going together then? :lol:
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Maybe!?

Jealous!? :wink:
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Very, I need to see it again. :lol:
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