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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:14 am
  • It's amazing how deep people will get on how bad the movie was. I totally don't understand people who liked the movie and when I read the deep descriptions of why it was bad (it seems like the defenders try to defend what they tried to do and ignore the actual work product).

    But at the end of the day, it was just a bad movie. Lea's Marry Poppins scene was beyond corny, the casino storyline was stupid, the notion that almost the entire movie takes place while a ship is limping along but the Imperial fleet can't catch it . . . What the heck is that about? Those aren't things you have to dig for. Those are on the surface. Bad movie, end of story. Digging deeper would just make me hate it more, so why bother? Kind of like the end of Lost, except that I actually thought that episode was okay until I reflected in the whole series. Then I realized how unsatisfying it was, so I stopped.

    Moral of the story is that Zeb should be entitled to his opinion on the movie, if for no other reason than discussing it just takes us to a bad place because of how much it sucked. But it's also safe to say that I'll not be trusting Zeb's opinion for anything after knowing his opinion on TLJ
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:49 am
  • I also don't like the Matrix series or any of that Stargate or Firefly bullshit, so you can use that for reference as well.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:02 pm
  • HawkGA wrote:But it's also safe to say that I'll not be trusting Zeb's opinion for anything after knowing his opinion on TLJ


    Jesus. Can't imagine what you think about folks who like stuff like the prequels, Transformers, Napoleon Dynamite or any other objectively bad movie.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:39 pm
  • JGfromtheNW wrote:
    HawkGA wrote:But it's also safe to say that I'll not be trusting Zeb's opinion for anything after knowing his opinion on TLJ


    Jesus. Can't imagine what you think about folks who like stuff like the prequels, Transformers, Napoleon Dynamite or any other objectively bad movie.


    People love to feel intellectually superior on the internet. It's fine. It makes little difference. It's not as though I've been some sort of source for what to watch for GA up to this point and now he just feels betrayed hahaha.

    I definitely get a kick out of the whole "I'm a writer! I understand storytelling better than you do!" bullshit argument. It's no different from if I, a professional studio engineer and producer, started telling people what music is good because I have a better understanding of the process than most. But you know why I don't do that? Because I'm not a total douche bag.

    Take Roland here, for example. This entire thread he's brought absolutely nothing to the table content wise. He's just essentially been a cheerleader in this discussion. But the kicker of it all is that he actually likes TLJ. It just doesn't fit with his intellectually superior persona. Must be super conflicting.

    RolandDeschain wrote:TLJ is easily twice the Star Wars film TFA is. I liked it a lot.


    :yawn:
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:52 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:Take Roland here, for example. This entire thread he's brought absolutely nothing to the table content wise. He's just essentially been a cheerleader in this discussion. But the kicker of it all is that he actually likes TLJ. It just doesn't fit with his intellectually superior persona. Must be super conflicting.

    RolandDeschain wrote:TLJ is easily twice the Star Wars film TFA is. I liked it a lot.


    :yawn:


    Hey, he said he wanted to see a James Cameron Star Wars film. That's some quality input!

    Joking aside, I don't really blame him considering the essays that Spin and Z have written trying to tell us why Star Wars is in the crapper. If I was on the that side of the fence, I don't think I'd have much else to add either.

    I don't really have anything nice to say, nor the time to respond to their long posts. Z's have especially come off as pretentious and condescending.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:54 pm
  • JGfromtheNW wrote:I don't really have anything nice to say, nor the time to respond to their long posts. Z's have especially come off as pretentious and condescending.

    Because Zeb's replies to me earlier in the thread certainly contained none of that.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:06 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    JGfromtheNW wrote:I don't really have anything nice to say, nor the time to respond to their long posts. Z's have especially come off as pretentious and condescending.

    Because Zeb's replies to me earlier in the thread certainly contained none of that.


    Zero. :stirthepot:

    I'm not saying that Z is the only one to do it, I'm just saying I don't really have much to say to some of these posts. I feel like it's not worth the effort when it seems the other person is going to essentially completely disregard your opinion on the matter. Which is probably why Zeb has responded to you like he has, but I don't know since I'm not Zeb.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:20 pm
  • JGfromtheNW wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:
    JGfromtheNW wrote:I don't really have anything nice to say, nor the time to respond to their long posts. Z's have especially come off as pretentious and condescending.

    Because Zeb's replies to me earlier in the thread certainly contained none of that.


    Zero. :stirthepot:

    I'm not saying that Z is the only one to do it, I'm just saying I don't really have much to say to some of these posts. I feel like it's not worth the effort when it seems the other person is going to essentially completely disregard your opinion on the matter. Which is probably why Zeb has responded to you like he has, but I don't know since I'm not Zeb.


    Roland and I have been being snarky with each other for the better part of two decades now. It's nothing new. We were actually having a halfway civil conversation earlier in the thread until he decided that me not wanting old EU books turned into movies meant that I don't understand where the stories for movies come from. Then he just started cheerleading for the anti-Disney squad.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:41 pm
  • It's just impossible that you can't legitimately want even one of them. I can't even fathom it. It's like if a Christian wanted to throw out everything in the old and new testaments to start over.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:59 pm
  • JGfromtheNW wrote:
    HawkGA wrote:But it's also safe to say that I'll not be trusting Zeb's opinion for anything after knowing his opinion on TLJ


    Jesus. Can't imagine what you think about folks who like stuff like the prequels, Transformers, Napoleon Dynamite or any other objectively bad movie.


    There are actually people out there like that????
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:00 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:It's not as though I've been some sort of source for what to watch for GA up to this point and now he just feels betrayed hahaha.



    This is a true statement. :2thumbs:
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:09 pm
  • HawkGA wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:It's not as though I've been some sort of source for what to watch for GA up to this point and now he just feels betrayed hahaha.



    This is a true statement. :2thumbs:


    I do recommend both Legion and Preacher, in case you haven't yet gotten into either. ;)
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:14 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:It's just impossible that you can't legitimately want even one of them. I can't even fathom it. It's like if a Christian wanted to throw out everything in the old and new testaments to start over.


    Zebulon Dak wrote:I don't want to see rehashed stories, I don't want to see them make old books or video games into movies. I want to see new stories. But that's just me. I'm sure there are plenty of people that would be super happy to see those movies. And it's not like I wouldn't go see them, I totally would. It's just not necessarily the direction I want them to go right now.


    I feel like that should be a sufficient explanation but I'd be willing to expound if you need me to.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:56 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
    HawkGA wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:It's not as though I've been some sort of source for what to watch for GA up to this point and now he just feels betrayed hahaha.



    This is a true statement. :2thumbs:


    I do recommend both Legion and Preacher, in case you haven't yet gotten into either. ;)


    I don't think I've heard of Preacher. I've seen Legion available on FX on Sling but I haven't tried it yet.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:54 pm
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:10 pm
  • Is avocado toast a hipster thing? Looks good to me. Looks like decent bread too. I'd eat it.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:13 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:Is avocado toast a hipster thing? Looks good to me. Looks like decent bread too. I'd eat it.


    Avocado anything is hipster.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:21 pm
  • Maulbert wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:Is avocado toast a hipster thing? Looks good to me. Looks like decent bread too. I'd eat it.


    Avocado anything is hipster.


    For real? Guac? They been selling that at Azteca for 30 years.
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Re: Solo (Spoilers) + Star Wars talk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:24 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
    Maulbert wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:Is avocado toast a hipster thing? Looks good to me. Looks like decent bread too. I'd eat it.


    Avocado anything is hipster.


    For real? Guac? They been selling that at Azteca for 30 years.


    They're hipsters. Your logic is impervious to them.

    Yes, I said it that way on purpose.
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