Star Wars Ep. 9 Thread

Sirwalterraleigh

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The more I think about this trilogy the more sad I get. It had such potential but thanks to not having a good leader like Kevin Fiege or map out a plan the trilogy fell apart. I still enjoy the force awakens and the rise of skywalker but they feel like such wasted potential. I hope Lucasfilm is learning from it's mistakes. Put Dave Filioni and Jon Faverau in charge!

You just entered the time warp...

Welcome to prequel land
 

prberk

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OK, I am sure that this has been addressed, but wouldn't it be great if they could return the Fox fanfare and distribution logo to the front of Star Wars for this last episode in the saga?

In fact, the Fox fanfare extended version that we hear today on all Fox features was a 1950s version that was restored specifically for Star Wars in 1977 to tie the Fox fanfare to the Star Wars Main Title theme better. The logo had been shortened (which you will see on any '70s and even most '80s Fox releases other than SW if you have them on old tapes or DVDs) and stopped after the main trumpet part, with the violin-led part clipped off; but Lucas had them add the violin-led part back (with a black background and Lucasfilm name, as the Fox visual had finished) as a transition to the Main Title theme. All the of non-Disney sequels were done this way, and even today, the original film (Episode IV) still has the Fox logo on TV.

So, for most Star Wars fans, I think it only feels right to release it under Fox, and since they own Fox now, I would like to see that done for this film. (And the Fox logo put on further releases of 7 & 8.)
i heard that was the plan
I just wish they had returned the 20th Century Fox fanfare to the front of the film this time. With Disney's acquisition of Fox, they had no reason that they could not return it to all of the "Star Wars" films, but I was very disappointed when the movie started and it was not here for the last time.

It would have been just right.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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So Forbes wrote an article 3 days ago saying old rise of Abrams was gonna pass a billion today...

Thinks it’s got $44,000,000 in it today? After a really awesome $3.8 domestic yesterday - a Friday?

The lack of legs on this is shocking.
 

Robbiem

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I just wish they had returned the 20th Century Fox fanfare to the front of the film this time. With Disney's acquisition of Fox, they had no reason that they could not return it to all of the "Star Wars" films, but I was very disappointed when the movie started and it was not here for the last time.

It would have been just right.
whenever i hear the Fox fanfare i always think of Star Wars 😀
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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Yep...that rereleased director’s cut should be here any minute...they are having to beat people away at the Box office with a stick
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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And one more...just so it’s on record and we can have proof when dusters start to re-invent the history...

Here’s my boy Scotty Mendelssohn...FINALLY almost coming clean on this...but of course still being a patronizing jerk:

 
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jt04

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15+ domestic total for the weekend. On the cusp of another bill in the till for the mouse's 2019 theatrical releases.

Now if I was a cynical conspiracy theorist, I would be suspicious of the origins of that now infamous Reddit post claiming a director's cut announcement was imminent. Of course the suggestion would suppress box office as fans considering a repeat viewing would likely delay in anticipation of such a possibility.

The mouse should throw down the gauntlet and release a three hour plus version.

PS- The Lord Of the Rings extended versions are still selling. Just saying.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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15+ domestic total for the weekend. On the cusp of another bill in the till for the mouse's 2019 theatrical releases.

Now if I was a cynical conspiracy theorist, I would be suspicious of the origins of that now infamous Reddit post claiming a director's cut announcement was imminent. Of course the suggestion would suppress box office as fans considering a repeat viewing would likely delay in anticipation of such a possibility.

The mouse should throw down the gauntlet and release a three hour plus version.

PS- The Lord Of the Rings extended versions are still selling. Just saying.
...I agree...

Being oblivious to the truth in reality is a hidden virtue 😎
 

Animaniac93-98

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Next weekend is MLK weekend. As a comparison, here are the other Disney Christmas Star Wars release's % of total domestic growth made by MLK Monday (approx):

Force Awakens: 91.7%
Rogue One: 94.3%
Last Jedi: 96%

The movie's runs were more or less finished by then. Should be interesting to see if RotS gets any noticeable bump next weekend.
 
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Sirwalterraleigh

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Next weekend is MLK weekend. As a comparison, here are the other Disney Christmas Star Wars release's % of total domestic growth made by MLK Monday (approx):

Force Awakens: 91.7%
Rogue One: 94.3%
Last Jedi: 96%

The movie's runs were more or less finished by then. Should be interesting to see if RotR gets any noticeable bump next weekend.
Why should it?

This will finished less that rogue one and every other Star Wars not named “solo” or “attack of the clones” based on adjusted...and yes, butts in seats does matter for Star Wars.

Even that Disney apologist fool mendolson is admitting it.

What a “borderline” disaster...a spade is a spade
 

Animaniac93-98

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24-Day totals, notice how it's less than $1 million ahead of Rogue One:

Force Awakens: $812.7 million
Rogue One: $477.3 million
Last Jedi: $572.6 million
RotS: $478.1 million

This weekend was $15 million in the US, a 57% drop. It's dropped over 50% every weekend since it opened.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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24-Day totals, notice how it's less than $1 million ahead of Rogue One:

Force Awakens: $812.7 million
Rogue One: $477.3 million
Last Jedi: $572.6 million
RotS: $478.1 million

This weekend was $15 million in the US, a 57% drop. It's dropped over 50% every weekend since it opened.
There was one estimate of a 13.8 take for the weekend in the domestic the other day...

That’s 24 days after opening...

For a Star Wars...not some john wick or transporter nonsense...
 
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RandySavage

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Here's an entertaining twitter account that skewers Kathleen Kennedy's Star Wars:

Some may enjoy perusing.
 

Kate F

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“A problem part 2”
I swear these people care more about “representation” than they do about enjoying the movie itself.
 

jt04

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...I agree...

Being oblivious to the truth in reality is a hidden virtue 😎
I knew the franchise was in trouble when it started emphasizing the gray Jedi stuff. But I do think it is too big to fail and they will correct all the missteps. Remember, the MCU had a few errors along the way. Including consecutive ones.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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I swear these people care more about “representation” than they do about enjoying the movie itself.
Which is the root of the problem...those movies were just basic, primal enjoyment...they had nuance but weren’t meant to move barriers or explore new grounds
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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I knew the franchise was in trouble when it started emphasizing the gray Jedi stuff. But I do think it is too big to fail and they will correct all the missteps. Remember, the MCU had a few errors along the way. Including consecutive ones.
I mostly agee

I get accused of wanting Star Wars to “fail” all the time...

Not true at all...I want enough trouble to get the right people in place so we can see a good movie again. Simple
 
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erasure fan1

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I knew the franchise was in trouble when it started emphasizing the gray Jedi stuff. But I do think it is too big to fail and they will correct all the missteps. Remember, the MCU had a few errors along the way. Including consecutive ones.
I would word it more as, it is too big to not be able to bounce back from a failure or misstep. It can fail, Solo showed us that. No matter what you think of rise of skywalker, it still did almost a billion so far. And while I'm sure Disney had WAY loftier goals than that, it shows it isn't dead by any means. Do they have a course to correct? They sure do. But with the right people, and the right plan, it can dominate again I believe.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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Time for this guy to get on with his life’s work...


But this is the kinda thing that won’t go away...fan post script analysis:
 
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