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SPECULATION Rules and Guidelines For Early Reviews - Will There Be?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by adamclark83, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. adamclark83

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    Since this movie will have revelations like Rey's parentage, will Disney/Lucasfilm state rules for newspapers and magazines when posting their reviews? For example:

    "All forms of journalism must wait at least one (1) week after the movie's premiere before posting reviews to avoid spoiling."

    The reason I'm wondering this is because in Australia's Herald Sun newspaper, I'd hate to read the following in its review for the movie on release day:

    "Probably the most important thing fans have been wondering is the parentage of the heroine Rey. While I don't want to spoil anything, what I will say is that who her parents are won't come as a surprise for those who've already suspected who they are."
     
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    I'll be going dark on the 8th. No Twitter. No newspapers. No Facebook. Someone will leak it.
     
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    yeah, it doesn't matter what the embargo is. it'll be all over the internet before the credits roll on the first showing.

    i'm going completely dark on December 12 or 13, then coming on with a vengeance thursday night after seeing it. : D
     
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    Likewise. Watch the premiere, mostly for the interviews, and then I literally won’t touch my phone again until I’ve seen the film.

    Having the premiere of a film like this, which is likely laden with things which could be easily spoiled (what really happened with Luke and Ben, who Rey’s parents are, if Ben steps towards redemption or further into the dark, etc.), a week ahead of general release is still, to me, one of Disney’s most confusing decisions thus far with the franchise.
     
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    I'm sure there'll be rules and guidelines of some sort, I'd think there has to be.

    I had TFA completely spoiled for me before going to see it, but it wasn't through reading official reviews from well known, reputable publications (not that I read all that many prior), it was through social media, that's what's gonna get you. Echoing what others have already said, I plan on going dark... maybe on the 10th? Whenever the date for the premiere is, that's when I'm shutting everything off.
     
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    The premiere is Friday the 8th my friend :)
     
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    It's nuts. But then I do worry about putting so much of the "enjoyment" of the film on twists and turns. Really, we should know what is going to happen in a movie and still love it. I take some comfort in RJ saying that we shouldn't expect an "I am your father" reveal. I'd just like the story to be a good one, that makes sense.

    But you're right, after so much secrecy, to have an early screening such as this seems counter-intuitive.
     
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    I'm going dark on december too.
     
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    I agree. I don’t think this film will have anything near one big “I am your father” in terms of possible reveals, and I think it wise that RJ himself said as much, but I think we’ll get constantly hit by twists and turns instead.

    Whilst I think that knowing of a twist and seeing a twist play out are completely different in terms of audience impact, there’s no denying that witnessing a twist without the knowledge of it coming is the impact that the film’s going for: it’s the creator’s intent for those twists and turns to be witnessed first hand by us, the audience, in pretty much every movie with a hint of a twist.

    What I find perhaps even more worrying is that the promotional campaign, in terms of interviews, etc., has more-or-less been running since TFA was released and we received that video citing that TLJ was now in production, back in February of last year. I honestly don’t know what else the cast could say or reveal about the film that they haven’t already over the last 18+ months.
     
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    Thank you! Well, that settles it then. I'll watch the red carpet and then boom, I become a ghost for the next six days.
     
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    My plan is to watch the red carpet, then go into exile on Ahch-To until I watch it on the 13th.
     
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    The dark side, in December, strong it will be. (yoda)
     
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    I am off the cantina and everything Star Wars December 12 until December 17th;);)..
     
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    I'm going dark...side. Give me it all. Bring it on. I want the quicker path and then go watch it drunk.on spoilers.
     
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    Same here but I couldn't get tickets until the 16th so it's going to be extremely hard to stay away from it all a little over a week.
     
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