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How many of you who enjoyed TLJ went to see SOLO?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by Rayjefury, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Rayjefury

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    Why weren't you turned off by the recasting (if you don't mind my asking). I hated TLJ and still enjoyed SOLO. In fact, if I'm being honest, I've enjoyed 3 out of the last 4 SW movies (TFA, R1, and SOLO). I was skeptical of R1 initially but it turned out to be a great movie. It's part of why I was all-in on going to see SOLO (because I saw that the Stand Alones could work).
     
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    Actually TLJ was the only star wars movie I watched in cinema twice yet. But I didn't go to see Solo until it was almost too late.
    I just wasn't too excited for it. And I would have done the same with EP IX if it would have been released that close to TLJ.
    I don't go to cinema that often. More like every six to nine month. 4 months between the movies was way to short for me.
    On a side note some friends of me ( a couple ), went to see Solo and really loved it, it was the first star wars movie they watched. They would probably go to see Solo 2 but not necessarily any of the Episodes.
     
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    At this point I'm wondering, of the people who saw the movie (whether they hated or loved TLJ) did anyone NOT enjoy SOLO? I honestly thought it was a pretty solid movie and I for one had been looking forward to actually seeing the Kessel run and how they would handle the "parsecs" question (which I think they did nicely)
     
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    I was skeptical of Alden Ehenreich at first but I thought he did awesome in the movie.
     
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    I think he did a GREAT job. He took WAY more criticism than he should have for being a recast. It's funny though, you didn't hear the same defense for Alden that you heard for KMT when they were criticized for taking a role that they had no hand in writing. They just auditioned for a part, won the role, and did their best to bring it to life (which for me they did in both instances).

    Interesting.
     
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    Whatever enemy of TLJ party made this case obviously has a distinction with the real world, in light of the fact that regardless of whether an enormous unforeseen of the Star Wars fanbase could sort out some sort of ascertained blacklist against Solo, it wouldn't enroll any sort of effect on the movies numbers. The Star Wars fanbase is expansive, however it doesn't involve the whole world; it doesn't decide the achievement of a film. Standard motion picture goers, the regular purchaser, choose the movies profit of a film.
     
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    If that's the case, the regular movie goer chose to see TFA, R1, and TLJ but not SOLO. Your theory on why they chose not to see SOLO (bearing in mind that it made 600 million dollars less than the nearest ST era SW movie?)
     
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    I really wish they left Solo in December. I'm willing to bet my pay check that it would of performed better. I'm honestly curious to see if anyone can come up with estimates had it stayed in December.
     
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    They should have moved it to late summer/early fall, a typically dead time where a decent studio backing can get a flick over the hump (Suicide Squad/Venom).

    With Poppins in December, no way could Solo stay there and potentially hurt each other.
     
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    Saw TLJ (My new favorite) 8 times at theater and Solo 5 times
     
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    That's a possibility but having Solo against Mary Poppins wouldn't do as much as damage of Solo going against Infinity War and Deadpool 2. I know tons of people like me who don't care about Mary Poppins and not going to see the movie anyways. It would of been interesting to see how Solo wold of performed if it didn't follow 2 major blockbusters and 2 weeks before another major block buster.
     
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    Agreed. But both are after that family viewing and Disney wouldn't risk Poppins vs Solo considering what they're putting into Poppins.
    Which is why I think that abyss of August - September is where Solo should have been.
     
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    I enjoyed TFA, but I left with a bit of an uxplainable hollow feeling when I left the theater, and just didn't take the time to see it a second time, which was a very first for me in 40 years. That being said, I didn't hate TLJ because it's Star Wars....but I didn't go see Solo (I know, I know), which was another first for me.

    I didn't avoid going to see Solo because of any petty "Boycott" or anything of the sorts, but I wasn't especially sold on having Solo recast, and had a hard time wrapping my head around the concept of someone playing a younger Ford/Solo, and honestly, it left me feeling a bit disappointed at the idea so I figured that I'd be content waiting for the BR release....and I LOVED it.

    Should've seen it on the big screen. :(
     
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    I loved TLJ and went to see 'Solo' opening night, even though I was extremely disappointed with Alden Ehrenreich being cast as Han. Overall I ended up enjoying the movie a lot more than I thought I would, but my opinions on Alden Ehrenreich did not change after seeing his full performance. His looks and acting kept taking me out of the movie, it was a strange experience... I think I experienced some sort of cognitive dissonance while watching it. I know for a fact that there are actors who not only look and sound more like Han Solo, but can also act way better as him too... so I really am not sure how Alden got the part. They supposedly saw over 3,000 actors for the role and still managed to messed up the key ingredient, such a shame too. Thankfully, everything else about 'Solo' was amazing!

    I also want to add that I would not go see a 'Solo' sequel in theaters... and yes, it's only because of Alden. I gave him a fair chance, and sadly it just didn't work for me. If they had got the casting right, I would totally wait in line opening night to see countless movies about a younger Han Solo!


    I would agree with this. I know a lot of people who aren't necessarily huge fans of Star Wars but are more casual movie-goers and they all went to see Rogue One thinking that it was a continuation of TFA, they literally thought it was Episode VIII. A few even asked why Rey, Finn and Kylo weren't in the movie!


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    There is no doubt that R1 rode on the success of TFA (as did TLJ) which I completely agree made it over perform, I also agree that the divisiveness of TLJ affected SOLO and contributed to it under performing. Had R1 and SOLO been switched around I'm sure the outcome for each would have been different with SOLO being more successful and R1 less than it was. The Saga films are the core of Star Wars and their popularity will have an affect on any following side projects.

    My opinion is that whether or not you liked the last film, you should always give the next a chance. I have TLJ bottom of my list but I went to see SOLO twice at the cinema, for me it was a breath of fresh air and I have it at Number 5. At the moment I'd have much more enthusiasm for a second SOLO film than a Rian Johnson trilogy.
     
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    I agree as the Saga and Standalone movies are 2 different entities and shouldn't be lumped together if you didn't like one. The Saga movies are always going to be a bigger story, more themes, but that is their greatest strength and greatest flaw because they can end up being divisive. The Standalone are more small scale stories, that aren't going to wow you as much as the Saga movies, but they are about the nitty gritty of the universe that probably appeals more to the diehard fans.
     
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    I think Solo is the "Okay-iest" Star Wars movie of them all.
    I think it's more enjoyable than some but ultimately because it doesn't take many risks.
    So while I'd rather watch Solo again than, say, Attack of the Clones, I probably find more interesting qualities in AOTC simply because it took risks from a film making perspective that Solo didn't.
     
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    I don’t want my response to come off as hostile (so please don’t take it that way), but I honestly don’t know what risks you could take for a 2 hour Prequel?

    The PT had 3 movies to tell so Lucas had 6+ hours to flesh out certain plot points that never would have been able if it were just a single prequel movie.

    If you take too many risks then it disrupts the future narrative cause they don’t mesh. Solo starts off with him and a love interest we never knew (now we know he cares for Qira as much as he did for a Leia which is something new). He meets Chewy, gets demoted by the Empire, joins Beckett who starts his cycle of looking out for #1 until he meets Luke/Leia. Meets Lando and makes the Kessel Run and eventually win the Falcon at the end of the movie.

    Im sure if they greenlit Solo sequels then they would go into territory that would be more risky and fleshing out his character, but they had to tell a 2 hour story not knowing of sequels. I honestly don’t know what risky thing they could have done in the movie that didn’t upset the future narrative?
     
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    i gotta agree with this part especially. giving Han a love interest was actually a nice risk.
    just as a generalization, i bet a lot of people (particularly women) who love Han didn't want to see him with anyone other than Leia.
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing some of the female members of the forum weigh in on this; all we can do is speculate (as men).
     
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