I saw a guy wearing this in the mall.
I saw a guy wearing this in the mall.
New stuff in there. Including at least one new scene of general badassery that will amuse.
…OK, several scenes of general badassery. I really, really hope that my wife isn’t going to be too upset at me going to see this movie the morning it comes out (and thus not waiting for her)…
Just realized: “December 16th”… isn’t really all that far away, huh? 25 days. And will I see it as soon as possible? Why, of course I will. Unless my wife wants us to see it together, of course. In that case, I may have to acquire the emergency services of a babysitter. Anyway, here’s the latest TV trailer, with a bare dollop of new footage:
Got sent this via email, and yeah, I’m gonna watch this movie. I’m gonna watch the heck out of this movie. As soon as I can get to the theater, in fact.
[UPDATE: I have been corrected on Twitter: it is GRAND Admiral Thrawn, and I should keep that in mind. So noted.]
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I’m not really what you’d call steeped in Star Wars lore, particularly when it comes to all that Expanded Universe stuff that got tossed out the airlock. But I’ve heard of [GRAND] Admiral Thrawn nonetheless: he was one of the big ones, right? One of the ones that fans really objected to being summarily dismissed? Welp, they brought him into Star Wars Rebels.
So you guys get that, at least.
I personally feel, by the way, that it’s probably time that we start the process of fixing the Star Wars numbering system. I understand that we cannot simply pretend that the first three movies ever happened, but there’s still no reason to reward failure. We need an alternate method for counting these movies.
Anyway… it’s official. John Williams is writing the score for the next Star Wars flick. “Masslive reports Williams “said he accepted the invitation from Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy mainly because he was enchanted by actress Daisy Ridley’s portrayal of Rey and does not want another composer scoring her scenes.”” Although I’m sure that the tons of money, adulation of fans, and the likelihood of yet another Oscar nomination probably didn’t hurt there, either.
PS: Hey, everybody understands that John Williams is basically this time period’s rough equivalent to Haydn and Bach, right?
Alternate title: Film Studio Plans to Lovingly Cultivate Money Tree.
In a move that should come as no surprise to anyone, The New York Daily News reports that Lucasfilm and Disney are in talks to produce more Han Solo movies. In what has become the norm in Hollywood, Alden Ehrenreich, the recently confirmed casting choice for young Han Solo, has been quietly signed on for a three film contract, which if it comes to fruition will no doubt make many fans giddy with happiness.
This isn’t the new trailer. This is the behind-the-scenes clip where the director and crew pretty much admits that Lucas taught them to stay as far away from bluescreen as possible. Real explosions! Real people in costumes! Actually moving the things that are supposed to be moving!
THEY ALSO HAVE A BLIND GUY WITH A STAFF WHO KNOWS KUNG FU. THIS IS RELEVANT INFORMATION. I FEEL THAT IT REALLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN MENTIONED EARLIER.
Lego obsessives are the best obsessives. I mean, I don’t even mean anything bad by calling them ‘obsessives.’ They produce too much fantastic stuff on a regular basis.
Like, say, this.
I couldn’t do it, so I’m happy that there are people out there who don’t have my limitations in this regard.
The 2008 edition of the Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Theatrical Edition). It’s the one with Luke and Vader in silhouette fighting on the cover, with lots of blue and IV, V, and VI at the bottom; apparently the other versions of this lack the original theatrical release. …And it goes for $300 on Amazon, which fascinates me, because I think I only paid sixty bucks or so when I grabbed my copy back in ’08.
Guess that means that I don’t have to wait for Disney to get on the stick with this one after all. But my sympathies, folks. It really does make a hell of a lot of difference in Han’s character when it’s established right from the start just what kind of guy he is.
PS: Needless to say, my children will be taught from this version only… until I think that they’re old enough to handle the horrors that came later.
Stop trying to confuse us, J.J. Abrams. It is absolutely OBVIOUS that Rey is Ben’s granddaughter*; accent, attitude, we desperately need somebody in the Star Wars universe who ISN’T of the Skywalker family to be Force-aware, and so on. I know that Abrams will readily lie to our faces about details of his movies, but he’s playing a double fake-out, here.
Or I just want Rey to be Ben’s granddaughter.
*And yes, the irony would be rich, and succulent.
Yeah. Yeah, the Mouse sent out its crack teams of combat demographers to target YOUR cultural faction. They’ve delved deep into parts of your brain and psychology that you’re not even fully aware that you have, found the pressure points that are statistically valid across the entire sample size, and brought that data back. And then they apparently constructed an entire movie around it.
This is exactly what they do to kids. Which is good! Because now they’re pandering to me. I deserve this. Shoot, I have a list if they’d like a little feedback.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 7, 2016