Has the Star Wars movie franchise been a disappointment?

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  1. Dayton3

    Dayton3 Well-Known Member

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    I used to love Star Wars, but now we've had 10 movies with an 11th in a month and it occurred to me that

    Out of 10 movies so far in my opinion three have been great.

    Star War: A New Hope
    The Empire Strikes Back
    and
    Rogue One.

    Return of the Jedi was basically a mediocre movie.

    The remainder have been bad, poor, or below average at best. That isn't a very good average of success. About on a par with Star Trek.
     
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    Well, I haven't seen Solo, so I can only comment on 9 of them.

    Episode IV: A New Hope was truly great. The other two in the original trilogy (OT) are almost as good. The prequel trilogy was hit and miss. It had some really great moments, but wasn't quite what the first trilogy was. I think that The Force Awakens was on par with them. The Last Jedi had some good moments--the Luke/Rey scenes, but for the most part sucked. Rogue One was somewhere in between the OT and the prequels. Better than the prequels, but not quite up to the OT.
     
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    Pretty much agree. I would say they've all been worth watching, but none of the new ones are worth rewatching.

    I'll keep rewatching the 'first' 3. They don't get old.
     
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    They lost their "spirituality".
    Replaced with more "action" scenes.
    That is what happens when Asians finance
    :flagus: movies.


    Similarly, Asians did not appreciate James Bond
    humorous quips so they are absent from the
    newest releases of that franchise.


    Ain't it a shame!


    Moi :flagus:
    Support Hollywood
    Let Hollywood support "us".





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    Across an immense, unguarded, ethereal border, Canadians, cool and unsympathetic,
    regard our America with envious eyes and slowly and surely draw their plans against us.


    Also a lack of Jungian archetypes replaced with PC
    Ref.: The Heroes Journey
     
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    Dayton3 Well-Known Member

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    What I loved about "Rogue One" was that it was very much in the spirit of the original three movies. In fact, they used some small bits of footage previously recorded for the original Star Wars like snippets of a couple of the X-Wing squadron leaders which was cut from the original movie. I thought that was a nice touch.
     
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    Absolutely yes.. episodes 4 and 5 are good. The rest go downhill fast.
     
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