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Why am I not excited for this film?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by cassidy, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Chewie Lewis and the Woos

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    I feel the same way OP. For me, it's mainly that the new characters are so uninteresting. I have no idea what they want or what the stakes are. I think the biggest failure of TLJ was not building on TFA and instead tearing it down... now we are going into TROS in a kind of void state.

    This is probably going to be the first new SW movie I don't see in theatres in my entire life.
     
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    Maximus Reel 2 Dialogue 2

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    bro.. come and celebrate Star Wars with us in December. (figuratively speaking.. or physically as a few of us are having a Cantina meet-up in London to see it.. if you're in that part of the world)

    it's the end of a 40 year journey, and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    I know that you're upset with how the ST has turned out so far, but it's about so much more than a movie or it's contents.
    I've been at every opening night for a SW movie (apart from the first 2 as i was too ikkle), and whilst i wanted to see the movies.. it was never about that. We're a part of something special here - we always have been, and the fact that some here are unhappy with the newest movies make it even more important that you're all stood next to us in those queues in December.
    You'll find me (my clones will be in all queues at all cinemas) ready to chat and become friends whilst we wait to see the end of this incredible saga.

    see you there (neither me or my clones will take no for an answer :D)

    :)
     
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    ^^ I appreciate your optimism, Maximus. I really do. I hope you enjoy the film and that it is excellent.

    But the sequels are just sort of dead to me.

    I loved Rogue One. I liked Solo. TFA was okay in its own way. But now there's really nothing left I care about for TROS. Like I said before, it's about the characters for me.

    Rey, Finn, and Poe all had potential. But they're all just cardboard cutouts now. Kylo is probably the most interesting character in the sequels but I don't care enough about him to keep watching.

    I feel the same way I did after the second Hobbit movie. I really want to care more, I WANT to be hyped... but I just can't muster a shred of enthusiasm. I haven't bothered seeing the third Hobbit movie even after all these years, and I loved LOTR.

    That said... I am super hyped for The Mandalorian. So I will still be a fan of the universe (galaxy?), just not these particular movies.
     
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    My expectations for this film is very low... hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised in 98 days. I love Daisy Ridley so I think I’ll like this film nonetheless, despite all hate in this fandom still proud to be a Star Wars fan. Just bought Black Spire gonna try to lose myself in that.
     
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    I'm very excited about this film and I usually am about any Star Wars movie with the exception of Solo (Probably being too soon after LTJ and having a fairly underwhelming premise).

    I think my excitement levels have been based on the wrapping up of the trilogy and intrigue as to how they resolve Leia. The news of Palpatine's return and focus on wrapping up the whole saga has only increased my excitement.

    Of course the more my expectations increase the bigger the risk of being let down so I think you are probably better off not being excited.
     
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    My enthusiasm for this movie has diminished greatly. I'll still watch it, but as it stands, this sequel trilogy is a big nothing. So far-

    None of the new characters excite. No new 'iconic' aliens. Visually dull. The planets are hardly distinguishable from what has come before. No sense of scale, the GFFA seems tiny, nothing feels epic. Space battles are run-of-the-mill. The lightsaber duels are no longer exciting. New 'new' ships, per se (I was really hoping they'd at least make the 'next generation' of fighters and Star Destroyers sleek, but alas, more clunky designs). The First Order really doesn't seem evil, just a caricature of the Empire. The FO troop armor is bland. The plot in 7 & 8 could've been really engaging, but the end result is banal There really isn't anything overly new introduced to the saga over all.

    Yeah, the acting is fine as with the dialogue, but the things that really make me love Star Wars is largely lacking with these sequels.
     
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