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uglyteradon

Member Since 02 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 24 2017 03:38 AM
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In Topic: Star Wars OTT - The Last Jedi **SPOILERS**

20 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

I saw it on Friday and then again on Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed both viewings. I've been reading op-eds and other articles about the movie all weekend and I really enjoyed that Ringer article you posted above. If people were complaining that TFA played it too safe then this movie definitely took enough risks for two films. I'm just going to focus on a the third act from the film instead of trying to evaluate everything all at once.

 

Throne Room Fight Scene:

So that was the best Jedi battle that they've ever shot. The wide pan as the Praetorian Guards surround Rey & Kylo surround them both leading to them just having the type of "laser sword" fight that shows an audience doesn't need CGI flippy stuff. It was really an incredible moment, leading right up to the Kylo asking Rey to join him so they can rule the galaxy together. Kill everything that's old, she "knows" her parents were just a pair of nobodies... take his hand.

 

Holdo (Laura Dern) suicide jump:

I don't think I've ever held my breath during a scene in a movie before but when the movie goes silent and that fleet gets devastated in a single bold stroke. This sort of thing works because Hux and the Imperial fleet believe that the ship is retreating in an attempt to have it followed by them. They had already drawn fire to the shuttles so her ship wasn't going to get bombarded and destroyed once she was close enough for their weapons to actually do damage to the ship. I dunno... I thought it was brilliant but I sort of wish Leia had made that sacrifice now given Carrie's untimely death.

 

The Jedi Texts:

Am I going crazy or did I spot the books on the Falcon at the end of the movie? Finn gets a blanket out for Rose and the books are in that same drawer... right!? I didn't notice it on the first viewing but a friend had mentioned it so I kept my eye open for them. That will be interesting for the third movie to reveal that she has them after Luke believes them to have been destroyed.

 

I understand that I'm just rambling here...


In Topic: XBL Deals - 2017, Part II

19 December 2017 - 04:12 PM

Going to finally pick up Street Fighter Ultra IV so I can pretend there is a fresh new Street Fighter game on Xbox.


In Topic: XBL Deals - 2017, Part II

18 December 2017 - 08:10 PM

My Stats for Xbox: Whiz Player Type

 

MOST PLAYED GAMES:
1) Smite

2) Overwatch

3) Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

4) Wolfenstein: The New Colossus

5) DOOM

 

MOST PLAYED GENRES:

Strategy 177

Shooter 125

RPG 57

 

Achievements: 220 Unlocked

Top 3% Gamerscore

Top 5% Achievements

Top 20% Hours Played


In Topic: XBL Deals - 2017, Part II

13 December 2017 - 10:14 PM

Sadly don’t think anything would have made a damn bit of difference. Read an article in the WSJ that talked about thousands of fake comments in support of repealing net neutrality. One comment was duplicated 300,000 times.

It was fixed as is the vote tomorrow.

The ineptitude of Ajit Pai to hide these types of things should help make an investigation easier... would love to see that smug bastard serve some jail time.


In Topic: XBL Deals - 2017, Part II

17 November 2017 - 05:00 PM

A friend of mine just got an XBox and I think she's going to kill me with how many times I've messaged her game deals from this sale.

 

Also I picked up Wolfenstein II... because duh.