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We Are One Week Out From Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

So. We are ONE WEEK out from the next chapter in the Star Wars saga. We thought it would be a great time to discuss your expectations, hopes and dreams for the film. Or are you just not “feeling it” anymore when it comes to new Star Wars media? Whatever your opinions, keep it friendly AND spoiler free. Thank you.

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  • I’m very excited! My enthusiasm hasn’t really diminished so far over the last couple years of Star Wars films. I still eagerly anticipate each one. At least until we get to Han Solo. I’m not overly enthusiastic about that one.

    • Littlegreenwiseguy

      At this time, I’m more interested in the HAN SOLO movie. ROGUE ONE exceeded expectations and my hope is for another unexpected good movie. I’m just not feeling it for TLJ yet. TFA was beyond disappointing for me and it hasn’t gone away.

  • Barbecue17

    Super excited! I’ve read everything New Canon to date but just got Canto Bight on Tuesday. I’m hoping I can finish it before Thursday night….

  • The_Kilted_Fett

    Extremely excited! The lack of “negative press” so far has my expectations set pretty high. The first time in two years we haven’t got the “extensive re-shoots mean trouble” or “{director} has everybody on super-secret lock down”, etc.

    The one thing that I have not been excited about is toys… the first time in I don’t know how long, that I have not bought one thing prior to the movie opening… thanks, Hasbro…

    • Littlegreenwiseguy

      Yes the toys have not had a lot going on. The sculpting and paint apps are getting better but there aren’t many characters being offered.

      • The_Kilted_Fett

        Yep… the lack of characters is what’s the most disappointing. Star Wars toys, for me, has about being able to fill a shelf (or diorama) with every oddball, half-second of screen time, man, woman, alien, droid… I don’t see that happening for a very, very long time… like when someone else gets (or shares) the 3.75 line.

        • Littlegreenwiseguy

          I hear ya. I’m really missing the variety of aliens all of the previous 6 films gave us. George Lucas spent a lot of time diversifying the galaxy. As a kid I always felt the human characters weren’t as interesting as the aliens and the droids.

          • rusty_t

            Most of the Cantina Aliens were masks that Rick Baker had already made in the early 70s for his mask making business and the rest were designed by Phil Tippet and the rest of the special effects crew.

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            They worked out great. Look how memorable they are even now.

          • rusty_t

            Oh of course. Those characters are classics, my point was George Lucas was not responsible for them.

          • The_Kilted_Fett

            I liked what JJ and his crew did with Maz’s castle & stuff… Hasbro dropped the ball. I do hope that Johnson (and JJ for Ep. IX) start using more OT aliens

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            That scene in Maz’s castle has a lot of fragile looking characters and I’m not sure how Hasbro would be able to pull off manufacturing them without breaking issues. That said, they still could do more of the humanoid types easily. I’m not a huge fan of that film, but I’ll take a good likeness of a recognizable alien anytime.

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            have you seen how skinny/small some of these 5poa and black series hands are? im sure they can handle anything in that castle

          • flipfriddle

            Totally. Not a single figure from that scene apart from Maz. The FO spies would have been great ones.

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            they made a two-pack of Sidon Ithano and that peg-leg dude. one of the only TFA releases aside from teedo and sarco that got me stoked like the old days….

            (yes i love Teedo but he “just wahnts u fah pahts”)

            i still love Sarco Plank and Zuvio to this day and yes they are in the film

          • flipfriddle

            Ha! I forgot about that set because I never saw it in a store. Oops.

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            i found one at k-mart of all places

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            I was hoping that all of those characters would have more screen time since they were getting figures. At least a few did but Zuvio was the biggest fake out ever.

          • Stereotypical Evil Archer

            I felt that the camera didn’t linger enough in Maz’s castle. Even a few more seconds on each shot would have helped the viewer see more weird stuff.

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            it’s like they were afraid to do that. i don’t know why.

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            Probably because they look like puppets.

          • The_Kilted_Fett

            I think Kenner played a HUGE part in that, too.
            *glares at Hasbro*

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            Since the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm, I’ve gotten the impression that Hasbro hasn’t gotten the level of communication they used to have when George was in charge. He definitely cared about the toys and the imagination kids had with them. Look at the role out characters for Episodes I, II, and III. Heck, look at what was originally offered through KENNER at the time of RETURN OF THE JEDI. What a starting selection compared to what little is out for The Last Jedi choices.

          • shane

            Just this ! Right. In a way the awesome collection of prequel toys made those movies more exciting. I can really feel the absence of George Lucas stamp of approval.

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            why do they need that “level of communication” when all they have to do is apply previous business practices to new product, which isn’t what they’re doing or have done since 2012

            im convinced someone from MIB shot the whole hasbro SW creative team with one of the red light memory erasers which had them forget EVERYTHING THEY DID from 1999-2012.

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            I don’t think it is a matter of business practice. Hasbro must have had enough access to the prequel imagery to be able to ship so many characters for each launch window per film. The Hasbro team is on record stating that they didn’t see LUKE from The Force Awakens until they sat in the theaters like the public. Now you know if it had been George Lucas still in charge, we definitely would not have had to wait two years to see that figure. Disney is too tight with production imagery to let Hasbro get enough lead time to tool and make the figures now so they could be readily available at retail when these movie hit theaters. 12 figures for the launch of The Last Jedi toys?! That’s like 1978 all over again EXCEPT nobody knew what a world wide hit STAR WARS was going to become. It’s 2017 and Disney can’t get their act together on the figure line and they have had it now for five years. It really makes no sense.

          • The_Kilted_Fett

            I don’t believe that for one second. I saw a leaked pic of Mark Hamill in the 3D scanning thingy in Spring 2015.

          • Actually, a lot of the cantina alien designs were by Ron Cobb. I think Tippett only worked on the Chess game sequence in ANH.

          • rusty_t

            He may have done concept art but he didn’t sculpt, mold and build the masks.

          • ExarKun777

            Agree with this! Please Hasbro give us more aliens.

        • RumSleg

          Zuvio!

        • Hazzbro Jonez

          ONE OF THE EPISODE 3 PREVIEW NIGHT TOYS WAS THAT UTAPAU GUY WHO WAS ON SCREEN FOR 49 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          sorry for the caps rant but i totally agree with you !!!!
          its really frustrating

          a background character being released before even the the entire initial wave was released !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lack of negative press is due to Di$ney’s tampering with the critics. Ever notice how almost no MCU film gets bad reviews yet most of them are mediocore at best? Same goes for most of their animated/Pixar films.

      • Hazzbro Jonez

        it is fishy……really fishy

        6 of those MCU films are carbon copies of each other yet no one calls them out for it.
        but im a Tapout Monster Energy Drink Jersey Shore bro-dude because i like how DCEU has portrayed their heroes. it’s sloppy and weird at times but at least its a new and different take on something i’ve known my whole life.

  • Littlegreenwiseguy

    After the disappointment of The Force Awakens, I’m setting my expectations very low. If The Last Jedi can fix the mistakes in TFA, then it may be good. ROGUE ONE reignited my enthusiasm and STAR WARS: REBELS keeps getting better. I hope Rian Johnson can “knock this one out of the park.”

    • They already got the fans money and know they will see the next one no matter what just to see how it all ends. Hence why Episode III made a ton despite TPM and AOTC having been roasted by both the fans and critics.

      • Hazzbro Jonez

        i think they are at least a little aware of the backlash TFA caused with certain fans…that’s why they course correct heavily these days……TFA felt like star wars again until R1 came out and felt EVEN MORE like star wars….so maybe TLJ will feel EVEN MORE like star wars

        • Littlegreenwiseguy

          TFA felt like a Star Wars Fan Film with a big budget. But it doesn’t feel like a true STAR WARS film to me.

  • rusty_t

    THE LAST JEDI is going to be GREAT!

  • Rivesjunctionite

    I’m excited but wary. I quite enjoyed TFA, but I recognized it’s flaws. I’m concerned about Mark Hamill’s comments that Luke seemed out of character to him. I’ve been trying to imagine what would drive Luke into hiding on Ahch-To, and I’m having a tough time coming up with a credible answer. I’m also nervous about it being too much of a TESB clone, like TFA was an ANH clone. I was able to look past that two years ago, but I’m not sure I can do that again. And then I remember if I don’t like TLJ, we’re getting a whole new trilogy of Rian Wars. I really want to like this movie.
    And then I remember that Parks & Rec episode where Ben worried that the SW sequel would rely too much on CGI, and I wonder if I’ve just become a punchline.

    • Littlegreenwiseguy

      Well, if things do go down poorly, Kennedy won’t have a problem firing him and replacing him. The track record speaks for itself now, I think.

      • Rivesjunctionite

        Very good point. That cheers me up considerably.

        • RumSleg

          Also consider Kennedy and Lucasfilm and Disney have seen the film and gave RJ the new trilogy *after* deciding TLJ looks like a big hit. Producers have been wrong about audience reaction before, but it’s hard to believe that KK & Co.’s view of the film would differ so starkly from the public.

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            Well they didn’t want a lot of time booting Colin Trevorrow once his latest film bit the dust at the theaters. Rian isn’t free and clear just yet.

      • matt

        Mark Hamill said in a Q & A in Oxford that it doesn’t matter if it’s good, it only matters if it makes money, he used Transformers as an example.

        • Littlegreenwiseguy

          From the business side of things, of course. But will it stand up to repeated viewing like the Lucas saga? That is the real measure of a successful film. The Force Awakens gets worse with repeated viewing and more people are awakening to that daily.

          • matt

            Agree 100%.
            (I actually hated TFA with a passion after 1st viewing – I was never so gutted and disappointed leaving a cinema.)

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            My experience was similar. The first time we saw it, I felt blindsided. Then I saw it a second time to confirm if I’d “saw what I thought I’d saw” and then I felt insulted.

          • Ross

            Disagree with that – I think it improves now that the expectations of it have passed. I am truly grateful we got another movie with Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher – never thought it would ever happen

    • Unlike JJ, RJ does have talent. So if it sucks, It will be due to his involvement hence why Beyond sucked as bad as Star Trek and Into Dumbness despite having a different director and him only producing it. Seriously take a look at his producing resume, Pure crap!

      • Stereotypical Evil Archer

        Spielberg has produced a lot of crap as well.

      • Rivesjunctionite

        No

  • Jaken Wraith

    After all the Set leak’s, pics, and plot point’s that have leaked, i am more excited for this one than “The Force Awakens”. Oscar Issac confirmed in an Interview my exact thought about it. All the introduction’s are out of the way, and “The Last Jedi” is going to jump right into the action and blow us back into our Seat’s right from the start. Visually i’m expecting sort of a “mash up” of what we got in “Rogue One” and what we expect from a Star Wars Trilogy Movie. Darker, and a little grittier. And like in any and all great Play’s, and to quote Larry Kasdan “the second act of a Play is when everything usually goes to hell for the Hero’s, and that is usually the best Act”.

  • David Harrison

    I’m absolutely buzzing. More so than TPM 20 years ago, because I’d already read the book before I watched the film (can you believe the book actually came out a few weeks before the film?), and more so than TFA because MSW had managed to leak the entire story almost completely accurately well in advance of it being released.
    I’ve been reading Star Wars Leaks on Reddit and the stuff that leaked last night just has me buzzing even more!
    Nothing will ever beat ANH and ESB, but I genuinely believe TLJ has a shot at true greatness.

  • Brent Norton

    I have avoided all trailers like the plague. I have hummed with fingers in my ears and eyes closed when in the theater when showing the trailer.
    So no expectations and everything should be surprisingly new to me other than seeing all the toys so far (…and owning them all already)

    Not feeling pumped now but when I am on the way there and sitting in the theater I will be.

  • Pretty indifferent tbh. Last time I had hoped TFA would at the very least be better than ROTS and it wasn’t so I’m lowering my expectations even further and hoping it will be better than TFA. Though even if does pull a R1 surprise and VIII is actually watchable, It won’t matter because JJ will just destroy it all in IX with his horrible “ideas”…er plagiarism.

    Solo and the RJ trilogy sound far more interesting than the saga films from what little we know of them at this point, Especially since Abrams isn’t involved in them whatsoever.

    • On a side note, I don’t see IX generating the type of enthusiasm that Jedi or Sith did because unlike 1983 or 2005 everyone knows they will to quote Weird Al “be making these movies till the end of time”.

    • Quincy Lamar Edwards

      I’ve said it before – JJ is the Puff Daddy of movies. He just remixes other ideas and leaves the heart and soul of the original themes feeling very vacant and his characters are not fleshed out. It’s good like Puffy’s Been Around the World is good, but it’s no David Bowie Just Dance good.

  • bmales01

    Regardless of the quality of the movie, I still love seeing a new SW movie the night before (sans the waiting in line, thank you reserved seating) AND my new ritual of taking my son to see a new SW movie on X-Mas morning (I like to maintain stereotypes of Jews seeing a movie and having Chinese food :))

    • shane

      That’s awesome dude. Nothing better than seeing a new SW film with your kids. But what about your daughter ?

      • bmales01

        my daughter is not as into SW (particularly live-action) and she tends to be more afraid, even if its bloodless violence. But it would be great if she’d come, that way my wife can see it too.

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      Star Wars is best when it is shared.

      • bmales01

        there is no truer statement

  • Darth Lumberg

    On a scale of 1 to 10 I’m weighing in at about a 6 and I like TFA. The trailers and the hype for me feels like drinking a cup of coffee that has been sitting on a table for 20 minutes. It’s still good, I get a high from the caffeine but something is missing. I’m looking forward most of all to finally seeing Mark Hamill speak again as Luke Skywalker in a SW film. Low expectations should make TLJ movie experience very enjoyable when it finally plays out.

  • Aldo

    I am more excited for this than any movie I’ve ever seen in a theatre. I’d say TFA was a 7/10, RO 9/10, I’m expecting this to be 10/10. The fact that there were no production staff changes, rewrites, bad press etc. leads me to believe that internally, Kennedy thinks she hit the jackpot….evident in offering Johnson the new trilogy prior to this film’s release.

    • The_Kilted_Fett

      Exactly my feelings too.

  • CadeSky

    I’m really excited. Still a fanboy. I do think, though, that I was more pumped for the release of TFA, simply because it was the first time in awhile for Star Wars to return, and everything looked really good (designs, trailers, etc.) I do remember, though, stopping in at a Marshalls (of all places lol…) and I saw a “Where’s Waldo?” type of book that really gave away more of the TFA story than I would have expected. This was before the movie’s release, and I just remember thinking “oh wow, does that sound familiar…”

    With TLJ, the figures and the trailers have been my only insights into the new movie. I’d have to say that I’m not really liking Snoke too much, but I am sure there will be plenty else to enjoy!

    I always like to see new places and aliens, societies, etc. And it looks like Canto Bight will be an interesting new way to get introduced to all of that.

  • David Harrison

    I’m very, very, very confident we are going to see Luke Skywalker doing amazing, mind blowing Jedi things at the end of this movie, and it is going to be utterly glorious.

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      Yeah, he might say stuff, wave his hand, and some dude might say what he said. Crazy!

  • shane

    I’m excited yes. But I’m also very skeptical and rather nervous about it. Luke Skywalker is my number one favorite hero of all time.

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK AGAIN AS THE JEDI RETURNS

  • matt

    I’m googling spoilers before I see it. No way I’m walking into this blind, especially after TFA.

    • Funtomaz

      I will google one thing only… whether or not something bad happens to Luke. If so, I want to go into the theater well prepared.

  • RumSleg

    I just can’t stand the wait. I’m excited now like I used to get excited about Christmas as a kid. (And I’m so focused on TLJ that I’m probably going to have a hard time getting caught up and ready for Christmas.)

    Plan for next week is:
    Thursday, 12/14: 7pm TLJ screening
    Friday morning, 12/15: Walmart or Best Buy trip early a.m. to buy the soundtrack, listen to the soundtrack all morning at work
    Friday afternoon, 12/15: leave work early for matinee TLJ screening
    Friday evening, 12/15: delivery of Visual Dictionary and Art Of books, read all night
    Saturday afternoon, 12/16: matinee TLJ screening with my wife and kids
    Additional viewings of TLJ as warranted. 🙂

  • Funtomaz

    I’m very excited 🙂 Can’t wait until next Thursday 11 am when I can finally see the movie. I didn’t even try to get a ticket for the midnight premiere and even the 11 am showing at the English language cinema here (which is btw the most comfortable and nicest cinema in town) is already quite packed.
    I have only one fear: that Luke might die. I just hope he doesn’t become a force spirit or whatever. At least one of the classic characters deserves a happy ending. Han didn’t have one, Leia can’t have one for known reasons, that leaves Luke. I really hope Rian Johnson didn’t use the “old mentor must die” trope that is so common.
    Other than that I think the movie will be great entertainment. It should be a lot better than TFA. And I don’t think it’ll be an Empire rehash.

  • The franchise turned 40 this year, and I turned 50. So that makes me qualified to say “been there; done that.” But I’m still as excited as I was 40 years ago—in a pre-internet world—when I sat in a South Texas multiplex cinema, complete with rancid popcorn butter, and 8-bit video games lining the lobby walls.
    I’ll still be the one in the theater who says, “Why did they make a toy out of that?!” or “Why didn’t they make that into a toy?!” I’ll probably shed a tear or two because I’ll have to say goodbye to Carrie Fisher.
    I’ve got my ticket for the 9 a.m. show on Saturday morning. I never go on opening day because I hate crowds. I’m sure the theater will be crowded the next day, but you can always count on a few lazy parents who won’t want to get out of a warm bed just to take their snot-nosed kids to see a movie they can easily download from a favorite pirate site.
    But I’ll be there, with breakfast tacos in hand, cursing the commercials and previews taking up precious screen time before the movie begins, and grumbling under my breath when I have to get up so that family of seven can get to their seats at the last minute. Regardless of how the movie turns out, I’ll have this memory to add to all the rest that I can take to state’s indigent home for the elderly when the time comes. I only hope it’ll have at least one Star Wars movie night.

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I’m just glad that we will get at least one major space battle. TFA didn’t have much space action.

    • RumSleg

      Agreed. I try not to overthink stuff, but the Falcon, the TIEs and the X-Wings all seemed to maneuver in gravity and atmosphere the same way they’ve always flown in zero G and with no atmosphere.

      • But you try not to overthink things. 🙂

        • RumSleg

          There is no try. I DO overthink things. Most things. Especially Star Wars things.

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            Some call it “paying attention” or “analytical thought.” ????

      • Funtomaz

        There’s a simple reason for that. In Star Wars there’s atmospheric flight even in space 😀 All the manoeuvres you see in space battles are identical to the ones you would use in atmospheric flight. The space battles in Star Wars make very little sense from a physics point of view 😀
        So of course the ships fly the same in the atmosphere of a planet, it’s been atmospheric flight all along.

      • Hazzbro Jonez

        i couldn’t get past it. i bothered me so much i had to let it slide.

        JJ wanted to re-create all those fun adventures he had in his privileged sunny southern california backyard flying his kenner falcon around going pew pew pew when he was 6-7

    • Hazzbro Jonez

      but JJ thought it would be cool to see some “in atmosphere” stuff which makes no sense and changes physics ! like being able to see another star system from another star system and Starkiller not even being in a habitable zone in its own star system! (seriously starkiller seemed as close to that sun as mercury is to ours) lol

      • Littlegreenwiseguy

        J.J. Abrams is as creative as a photocopier. Takes what some else did, duplicates it, changes the colors, and calls it “his idea.” He’s the Andy Warhol of film making.

    • Walter F.

      I want to see a huge ground battle too.

  • Josuethefanboy_7

    Im actually excited to see it but I’ll keep my expectations low, but Rian Johnson as the director was a good choice he loves the franchise and I can see him adding characters that are mysterious had that had little screen time in the OT.

  • Hazzbro Jonez

    i am anticipating this film as much as i was episode 1 or 3.

    the last film just left me wanting more. it shouldn’t be like that.

    i dont care if you liked or disliked episode 7, if you don’t have questions from that style of film-making then i have to ask if you were truly paying attention or capable of independent thought.

    i dont care if you’re 46 and hated the prequels….episode 7 was just a poorly sequenced film and illogically crafted and i’ve been waiting 2 years for the next film to rectify that and that just isn’t how it should go .

    however the clone wars helped subvert some of my expectations that weren’t met with episode 3 so im still gonna wait until i’ve seen all the films for a definitive take on this sequel trilogy

  • Jimmy Griffin

    I am most definitely, without a doubt, “feeling it”. It’s Star Wars, man! I am counting the days, I am taking that whole weekend off work. Corporate seems to have a lot of confidence in Rian Johnson, so that’s making me feel very optimistic about this film. Of course it’s going to have parallels to ESB, but I think this is going to be one of the most original, and possibly groundbreaking, SW films yet. I also think it’s likely to be polarizing as well, that seems to be inevitable. I sincerely hope more people love it than hate it. Can’t wait to see it, then discuss it with the community.

  • The best part of Star Wars is the anticipation, the build up and the shared joy and excitement brings people together. My favourite part now is taking my wife n sons and seeing Star Wars in the big screen. Hearing those opening notes, the crawl… It takes me back to the first movie I ever saw in a theatre, which was Star Wars. You can debate and dissect the film into minutes of success and failure, but when it’s still the potential – that magic is the best part.

  • Jordan Siron

    I’m hopeful that Johnson and crew will have made the movie that I have been waiting for. The more I watch TFA, the more I have problems with its story. But I love the characters and their potential, so I’m expecting Johnson to build them up and make vast improvements.

    That said, I am fearful that Disney et al are going to continue to play things way too safely and deliver another homogenized product.

    • Hazzbro Jonez

      the more i watch R1, the more problems TFA seems to have.

      • Jordan Siron

        The more I watch TFA, the more problems it seems to have. Haha. But I consider it just good enough to be passable.

        I’ve gotta be honest: I am not a fan of Rogue One. It’s a beautifully shot film to be sure, but my disinterest starts with a story I didn’t need/want to see, populated by characters that just didn’t grab me and more distracting wink-wink moments than TFA. (Dr. Evanzan and Ponda Baba’s cameos made me roll my eyes, and the odd lingering shot in the beginning of the blue milk [is that seriously all moisture famers drink?], etc.)

        I might have been a little more into it if they had handled the actual mission of getting the plans in a more interesting way. Something clever and full of tension. Instead, we got a bunch of mopey mopes lost in blaster fire until they all died.

        The final Vader scene also felt really tone deaf to me as well. I know fans love seeing him lay waste to disposable no-names, but from a narrative stand point… we shouldn’t have been rooting for him and cheering at his display of power. That’d be like cheering for the Nazis in a WWII film, y’know?

        That said though, I’m happy so many fans enjoyed it. If TFA didn’t deliver for so many, I’m glad they at least got one new SW film that reminded them why they’re still fans of the franchise. Even though it didn’t work for me it’s a win/win for the fandom, and that’s always a good thing.

      • Littlegreenwiseguy

        The script for TFA was written on pieces of swiss cheese. J.J.Abrams was terrible.

  • flipfriddle

    I’m also excited that MAYBE Disney’s marketing people pulled their heads out of their butt long enough to decide that it would be a good idea to include a trailer for the next Star Wars film before the CURRENT STAR WARS FILM! So, here’s hoping we get our first look at Solo which is only 5 months away.

  • Superflukullus

    Moderately excited, just hope they don’t turn Luke evil.

  • Eradicator

    I am pretty excited about seeing the movie. I am a little sad that his will be the last one for Carrie.

    • Walter F.

      Very sad indeed.

  • David Harrison

    Paul Harrison – where are you at with this? Are these characters beyond redeeming for you?
    Let go of your feelings and allow yourself to be excited. Its better to have a week of excitement followed by 2 hours of disappointment rather than a week of misery followed by 2 hours of disappointment, no?

    • LOL! I am a happy and content person regardless if this film sucks or is excellent. Star Wars doesn’t dictate my happiness. 🙂

      • David Harrison

        Of course not. But what is your current level of anticipation?

        • In the toilet. I hope to be proven wrong!

          • David Harrison

            Don’t worry, in 7 days we will be basking in a mutual appreciation of this soon-to-be masterpiece.

          • LOL. We’ll see.

          • Ross

            Surely if there is good reason for her powers explained in TLJ then she can be redeemed?

          • Jordan Siron

            Amen in regards to Finn. Considering what a horrible and depressing background he comes from, the guy is an odd choice for comedic relief. Boyega has oodles of charm and can land a joke (at least in person; I am resoundingly not a fan of most of JJ’s stabs at humor in TFA), but from a character perspective… it doesn’t make a lot of sense.

          • Littlegreenwiseguy

            WHAT IF “Rey is Palpatine reincarnated.”????????

  • Quincy Lamar Edwards

    Not as excited as I was for TFA when it was announced. A little burned out on the hoopla, but I will see them regardless. The toys aren’t that exciting either. Getting the same figures from TFA with a different paint job isn’t that thrilling (Finn has new pants, Rey is grey, Poe is the same, Hux & Ren are hat-less). Anyway, the movie will probably be great, but my anticipation isn’t as massive as it was two years ago. They have to take a chance on killing off a new main character. Poe or Finn should bite it, and make a villain look effective for once in the Disney universe. Not killing Poe off in TFA as originally planned made him look like a real dumb ass – it was his choice to fly that TIE to Jakku for the sole purpose of retrieving BB-8. Why then would he just ditch him? He just risked his life and Finn’s life to get there! Han Solo was an old ass man. Killing an old man is no great triumph and was kind of expected given Ford’s comments about always wanting to have his character die. He also never gives that much positive press time for any of his movies, so that alone was a dead giveaway that his prayers had been answered, bitter old fart. I want a real surprise and I feel a visually dangerous (not retconned in a novel or comic book as being bad ass PHASMA!) and effective villain would be surprise enough.

  • JohnMorog

    Um did you see the trailer that came out today for the 8 day mark?? HOLY COW!

    • David Harrison

      When *SPOILER* uses *SPOILER*’s *SPOILER*?
      Very interesting!

      • JohnMorog

        Very!

      • JohnMorog

        Your rendition is more provocative!

  • Tom Chorlton

    I’m excited, but certainly not as much so as for the past two. I think that comes with “yearly Star Wars burnout” though. Both TFA and Rogue One still feel very new (as in “release date”) to me. Not as much time to build anticipation. I was quite shocked to realize “Oh, it’s next week!”

  • Matthew Vandebogert

    im excited. i get to go to Chicago, spend the weekend at my cousins. we go see tge movies together. we take our kids. they close in age. yesterday my daughter picked out her new Star Wars shirt to wear for the film. i am a bit nervous about the film on 2 points. 1 Luke turning to the darkside or being just completely misused. and another death of OTC character. i am looking forward to seeing Chewbacca again. and r2. over all im pretty excited id say.

    • Littlegreenwiseguy

      And at least Rian Johnson has a use for R2-D2 in this film, since he had J.J. Abrams put him on the FALCON. (I still can’t believe he just put R2 under a tarp for the film)

      • Matthew Vandebogert

        indeed. so many missed opportunities.

  • ExarKun777

    My peak of excitement in my life for Star Wars films was for the premiere of ROTS. Never the same again hehe, maybe I’m getting old XD

  • Ross

    Reasons to be excited:
    1) Finally after 34 years, Luke will speak again
    2) We get a full swansong movie from Carrie Fisher – we will never get this again
    3) We hope to have loose ends from TFA tied up and explained
    4) We hope to get some Lando Calrissian and given there is a casino it’s a good bet
    5) We get new aliens and location like Canto Bight

    Reasons to be cautious:
    1) TFA was a meandering story that wasn’t thought out, this one could be equally as directionless
    2) No Harrison Ford.
    3) CGI Snoke, Maz and Porgs could ruin all the hard work on practical sets
    4) Luke could be killed off and or made unlikeable as a character
    5) Looper was a very average sci fi flick

    I’m very excited – hoping for a bigger canvas this time round and looking forward to more Adam Driver – loved him in TFA.

  • Jason Attewell

    I’m super pumped. I have tickets to the midnight showing woth mates here in New Zealand which is slightly in the future. Like the last 2 I will follow up in the weekend with my family, then later on my 7 year old son and I will go again. My 9 year old daughter loves Rey, so I’m looking forward to her journey and kicking ass moments. MTFBWY

  • zx_spectrum_30

    I want to be excited, I want it to be awesome – the cast and production interviews suggest it will be, the trailers suggest it’s an ESB/Neverending Story crossover.

    Please be great, please be great.

  • Fiery Little One

    I’m curious for the next chapter.

  • Sith Lord Jacen

    only 4 months to redbox

  • darthmo

    I think she’s doing a Luke in ROTJ. Snatching the saber to strike someone down.

  • kingsnead412

    TFA and Rogue One were really good and I am definitely excited for TLJ. Rian Johnson getting his own trilogy and full control of it boast well for TLJ.

  • Phalanxsis

    Not feeling it at all. Nothing to feel. Lousy characters,poor plot, crummy toys, horrible acting (boyega etc) SW has turned into Bantha Poodoo. Of course IMVHO
    Thank you.

    • Amen, brother. It saddens my heart that some think what we’re being shoveled in all those aspects you mention are actually “good.”

  • Funtomaz

    Now that I have read some spoilers (various books and the visual
    dictionary have leaked) I can fully understand why Mark Hamill fundamentally disagreed with every decision Rian Johnson made for Luke (at least for the first half or maybe even 2/3 of the movie, the final act has not been revealed yet).
    I have to admit… I feel a little sad now.

  • bobcat

    if anyone has ”hopes and dreams” for a movie i think they have bigger problems then this movie : X all said in fun. im excited for it but not at the same time if that makes sense.

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