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The Rian Johnson Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by Viral Hide, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Rieekan

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    I'll just leave that here.
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    Lucasfilm and Rian definitely learned something:
     
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    Not every film is for everyone and IT'S FINE! It's fine. If all future SW films were like Rogue One or Solo I would lose my patience towards the franchise very quickly. Thanfully, there exists The Last Jedi, a film that feels like it was tailored-made to my taste. There are definitely people that have an opposite opinion and guess what - IT'S FINE! You don't have to like every single piece of Star Wars content. And you won't. But Lucasfilm recognizes that, so it tries to appeal to different members of fandom. And it seems like it is succeding at doing so, judging by the result of the poll on the favourite Disney-era SW film. Most of the time. :D
     
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    Not too stray too far off topic but I thought Blade Runner 2049 was awful.

    I am happy for Rian and Mark
     
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    Well, too bad for you.
     
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    It just wasn’t my thing. I had heard good things about it and I went into it wanting to enjoy it. It just seemed really slow to me and seemed to go on forever.
     
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    It's so good, my second favourite film of 2017 (behind TLJ, obviously).
     
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    The problem I have with Blade Runner 2049 is that it doesn't seem to me to make sense in light of the theme that it's working in. What I mean is that, in the original movie the idea is, if a counterfeit is indistinguishable from the genuine, then is there any difference? So the protagonist runs off with the replicant girl because, what's the difference? It's a question of counterfeit "being" and the story makes sense in light of that theme.

    But in the new movie, it's a question of "identity" and it doesn't make sense. When it's a question of being, counterfeit/genuine doesn't matter, but when it's a question of identity, then it does matter, but the story seems to be working under the theme of the original. Meaning, the new protagonist can't be sure of anything he's being told. No one can be sure. Every person he meets and gets answers from, the question of "How do you know these answers are genuine?" is automatically there underlying the answers. Nothing can be sure, because the counterfeit is indistinguishable from the genuine.

    When the woman says "I remember a girl" her memories are immediately suspect. Everything is suspect. When Deckard finds the girl in the hidden room, who is that? How does he know? How does anyone know? I thought the final scene could've been the girl asking "Are you my dad" (question of identity) and Deckard answering, "I'm not sure, counterfeit is indistinguishable from genuine in this setting. I don't know who you are, you can't even be sure of your own genuine identity. I don't know who K really is, neither does he. All memories are suspect, and all identities are suspect."

    It was like a detective story in which every clue or answer is complete suspect and can lead to no meaningful conclusions. In the end the writers had presented information leading to an outcome that is, understandable, but not at all certain.

    I liked everything else about the movie, but that underlying theme made the entire story meaningless to me.
     
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    Moving my comment to more appropriate thread.
     
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    The cast for Knives Out (which almost seems to have a mini Tarantino project feel to it right now with buzz around the script) looks amazing.

    https://m.imdb.com/title/tt8946378/

    There are now set photos out today;
    https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/...ig-films-scenes-for-knives-out-in-marlborough

    Based on the images it looks like it will be set in Massachusetts (Boston perhaps?) & that Craig and Keith will be partners. This also leads me to suspect that Craig will play an American detective since I can’t see Keith putting on an English accent and given the setting.

    Actors seemed excited by the script here in ways that remind me of smaller Tarantino projects so it will be interesting to see how this looks when the trailer is eventually out.
     
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