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SPOILER Main Finn/John Boyega Episode IX Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by DailyPlunge, Jan 1, 2018.

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Where will Finn be at the start of Episode IX

Poll closed Dec 21, 2019.
  1. A grunt for the Resistance

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  2. A leader of the Resistance

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    65.3%
  3. A spy

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    5.1%
  4. A Jedi student

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  1. FN-3263827

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    this woman is a self-avowed member of the Fandom Menace. she hates everything about the new canon Star Wars and makes trash videos for clicks.
    she has attacked virtually every Star Wars community that doesn't hate the ST, including the "reylos", whom she especially loathes.

    back on topic: the Finn charge down the hallway and on the horse on the star destroyer are my two absolute favorite scenes in the trailer.
    i know people knock Finn, but he's dear to me. : D
     
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    Totally love Finn, they may claim what they want but he is a good guy. They don't even give him enough credit for being a clone who broke his programming. That alone makes him awesome.

    I see a lot of youtubers going off on the ST , so I don't spend anytime on youtube SW side of things. I may be missing on out some great stuff but not worth the time spent slogging through it.
     
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    As a long term fan, I don't know how 3P0's line isn't the high water mark of the trailer for everyone.

    As someone who disliked TLJ's story and despised the PR campaign employed to defend it, I was convinced that they had killed all my fandom. But that 3P0 line comes as close as it gets to me getting "hit in the chest". I was like, "Maclunkey, is that 3P0 saying this about Luke, Leia, and Han? This is really it... this story is really about to be over." That put a crack in the ice.

    I will say that if you like the hall charge and the calvary charge, I can understand (the music is reaching an absolute crescendo right there, by design I'm sure). I wanted to feel more when I saw the trailer, but the hallway run just didn't do it. But I didn't get upset at it because I think the hall run is ultimately going to be a great scene, but they aren't showing us the best parts of it, nor would I if it was up to me (I could be wrong of course). And the Orbak charge just has me confused more than anything else. How are they outside? How are they going to impact the battle on horse back when it's SD lifting off and fighter pilots buzzing past? To be clear I'm willing to wait to see, but I think the moment I was hoping to have when I saw it... didn't really happen.

    Having viewed the trailer again, it's probably better than what I initially thought. Still no money shots, but the 3P0 scene is like R2 showing Grumpy Luke the hologram of Princess Leia in TLJ, Disney knew what it was doing it when they did that.
     
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    no disrespect to goldenrod, but i'm in the ST for the new characters.
    Threepio was the first action figure i got as a kid in 1977 (still have him on my bookshelf even now) and i do love him, but the past is past. <3
    i'm glad his words resonate for you ~ they do for me too, but they're not the story for me.

    and i don't care how the orbaks are running on the star destroyer.
    it's in low atmo, there's a shield generator thingie, who cares? it's cool as heck and Finn looks amazing. : o O
    and the hallway scene is pure passing the baton from the OT to the ST; Chewie and the gang blasting through stormies
    (the crescendo of the music helps too, sure!).

    i get what you're feeling. all the Rey and Ben stuff is leaving me cold at the moment and that's where i expected to connect.
    but like you said, we'll see in december where our emotions take us. for now, i'm just enjoying the buzz. : D
     
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    this.. plus a tub of ice-cream.

    the running time is 2hrs 35mins, and we've seen the snippets that JJ wants us to see (anyone remember how many clips from the TFA trailer that weren't even in the darn movie? lol)

    it's going to be an emotional roller coaster all the way to December.. let's just ride it and see what occurs.

    :)
     
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    Nope I get it, you're just going with the visual with the Orbaks and letting it be what it is to you (and I understand, and I think the music helps). It just presented an immediate logic problem for me that pulled me out of it and I couldn't keep my mind from going there. I've watched it a couple times to see if I needed to warm up to it and it hasn't, so I'll just wait for the movie. Maybe if they had shown them charging in a field I wouldn't have gotten my "sweater snagged on a hook", who knows. We'll see why it is in a month and some change.

    I was pleasantly surprised that they let the beginning narration be Finn. I might like that (and what he actually says) more than any of the visuals (except for him yelling for Rey - again, probably the music helping with that also)

    The scene with Kylo coming out of the ocean with the red LS ignited didn't do anything for you? I'm surprised, I actually thought that was one of the better visuals and his emotionless face (but I'll discuss more of it in the Kylo thread)
     
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    i also love the low-tech stuff in Star Wars, so space horses are totally my jam. XD

    i absolutely love how he's sort of clueless about the Force in TFA, but now he's touting it (sorta like Han's overall arc from the OT to the ST). i like the tease that maybe he's understanding it and hinting at how anyone can tap into it. not saying he's FS, but i do believe anyone can feel the movement of it through them if they make it their discipline to do so. for Finn, to me, it's a kind of faith. he acknowledges a greater power bringing them together for this great cause. contrast that with Poe's words, which are just tangible/practical. i like that Finn got the more spiritual line.

    soggy wet Ben, no. XD
    maybe because he's so deadpan in that moment. but yeah, for another thread.
     
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    you know how i'm feeling about jam right now.. that's just incredibly hurtful of you to bring it up so soon :p
     
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    Watched the trailer again and Finn running with Poe and Chewie who are taking out Stormtroopers and Finn doesn't take one shot. That's how bad-ass he is.
     
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    Let’s at least wait until the movie before we start making judgements
     
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    lol I was making a joke. Lighten up. Maybe his gun wasn't working or, maybe he was drawing fire while they shot.
     
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    Sorry. Just a reflex reaction to this thread which tends to be very negative most of the time
     
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    That shows how wise he is. He got all his training as a stormtrooper, so he knows he wouldn't hit anything anyway, so why waste your time.
     
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    I really love Finn’s character. His humor and devotion make me such a balanced character. If TRoS wasn’t the end of the Skywalker Saga, I would say Finn is Luke ANH and early ESB and coukd potentially become a Jedi Acolyte. :)
     
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    The Mandalorian was good. Making Finn a mandalorian could have added an extra wrinkle/layer to his storyline(warrior race stolen and made a child soldier broke his programming) without disrupting Rey's journey. So many missed opportunities....oh well Dec 20th is coming
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking, and it would add for more story possibilities later. Instead he's stuck in Resistance Dude territory.
     
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    Your points have merit. But I like Finn as a standard defected stormtrooper. It makes him such a unique character. JJ has given us a hero who was a stormtrooper and J.A. has made the theme park monsters of Jurassic Park lovable dinos we want to save in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
     
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