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...and we have a trailer...

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Did they over-saturate the market with too many movies too quickly? Is this just a minor movie that people skipped on? Is it backlash from The Last Jedi actually manifesting?
Probably a little of all three, but it will be interesting to see how they spin it after the numbers are official.

Fingers crossed for KOTOR
I would love to see that depicted, but not with Rian Johnson involved.
 

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I would love to see that depicted, but not with Rian Johnson involved.
I'm not interested in seeing anything from Rian Johnson in the SW Universe or any other established franchise. He clearly has no respect for the lore or writing something inside the confines of an established universe.

He should stick to doing his own thing where he can do his own thing. Writing in established properties requires a degree of conformity he's obviously not comfortable with.
 

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The most important development of this movie....

The Imperial March theme song is actually in-universe?!
 

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I thought Lando repeatedly calling him Han with the short 'a' sound to annoy him was a pretty nice touch.
 
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I came in with limited expectations and was thoroughly entertained and impressed with this film. With it leaving off right as Han/Chewy appear headed to Tatoine it really leaves it at a perfect spot for a follow up movie that could incorporate the Hutts, maybe Boba and even Obi-Wan.
 

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I enjoyed the movie. I also think the actor did a good job of just "being" Han Solo, especially considering it is supposed to be a very young Han Solo that hasn't become his well-known cynical self yet. Several good easter eggs throughout the movie as well.

I do have a timeline question that would be a spoiler, though. Should we start another thread or does the spoiler tag really work across all platforms? Don't want to give anything away.
Kind of spoilerish without actually spoiling it....
For your spoiler, if it's the one I think it is, the timeline fits because of additional info in the animated series that explains why you saw what you saw when you don't think you should have seen it.
 

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Saw the movie and completely enjoyed it. The anti - star wars internet hate machine has to be the biggest bunch of spoiled cry babies i have ever seen. All they seem to want are the "good old days" where they can buy their 8th copy of the original trilogy, with a bonus interview by GL.

The movie is good and entertaining. Worth seeing.
 

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I think Disney has been pretty clear about their intentions to milk this space-walrus-titty dry, so yeah, we might actually get all of those things. And I agree, we don't really need to know more about Boba Fett and what makes him tick, but I think it would be cool just to see him in action, and if they can come up with a good story, a Star Wars bounty hunter movie by the director of Logan has a lot of potential.
no one buys a franchise for 4 billion to make art house flicks once every 10 years.
 

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Saw the movie and completely enjoyed it. The anti - star wars internet hate machine has to be the biggest bunch of spoiled cry babies i have ever seen. All they seem to want are the "good old days" where they can buy their 8th copy of the original trilogy, with a bonus interview by GL.

The movie is good and entertaining. Worth seeing.
While I think this movie won't pull typical Star Wars numbers, I am sure their numbers will improve due to word of mouth of actual movie goers.
 

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I'm not sure the character of Han Solo is really enough to excite the casual audience - this is the first Star Wars movie, I believe, that totally omits the Jedi/lightsaber type stuff and I think those people intuit that from the marketing. That's not going to get the parents wanting to take the kids to the movies. I do think it's more of a word-of-mouth movie, with all the fud that's been thrown at it going back months I think many people assumed it was going to be awful and reviews are now skewing a little more positive.
 

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While I think this movie won't pull typical Star Wars numbers, I am sure their numbers will improve due to word of mouth of actual movie goers.
I will add moving this movie to May was a horrible decision from a box office stanpoint. you look at Dec right now and the blockbusters are Aquaman and Marry Poppins Returns. I think the box office results are less then the idea that people have issues with the movie, and more the issue with people spending money on Avengers and Deadpool and the fact that on Memorial day weekend people are traveling to see family and doing stuff outside. Unlike Winter when going to the movies is the cool thing to do with some off for the holidays.

If this movie came out on Dec 15th, its opening weekend would have been bigger just from a logistics standpoint, but i too think as the word of mouth spreads, the movie has legs. If doesn't, i don't think its a big deal either as since they had to shoot this movie twice, I don't think Disney is expecting record profits. They will probably be happy if it can just break even.
 

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I'm not sure the character of Han Solo is really enough to excite the casual audience - this is the first Star Wars movie, I believe, that totally omits the Jedi/lightsaber type stuff and I think those people intuit that from the marketing. That's not going to get the parents wanting to take the kids to the movies. I do think it's more of a word-of-mouth movie, with all the fud that's been thrown at it going back months I think many people assumed it was going to be awful and reviews are now skewing a little more positive.
i find it actually refreshing that there is no Jedi stuff in this movie, had there been it would have seemed very forced and contrived. Not everything in this galaxy revolves around the Jedi, just like not everything on this earth revolves around Buddhist monks.
 

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I came in with limited expectations and was thoroughly entertained and impressed with this film. With it leaving off right as Han/Chewy appear headed to Tatoine it really leaves it at a perfect spot for a follow up movie that could incorporate the Hutts, maybe Boba and even Obi-Wan.
Well, in Ep 4, Obi-wan seems to know Chewy.
 
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More thoughts after it's had a few days to marinate...

Two minor things that bugged me. One, the raider being a young girl. Actually, her being a girl didn't bother me. It's more that her raiders messing up the first job got Becket's woman killed. And he's kinda cool with them? Well, I guess in the end he wasn't, since he betrayed everyone, but it sure seemed like he'd want to kill that girl.

Yeah, I kind of agree here. My only real criticism of the movie...
Attaching the pirates to the rebels I thought was probably the weakest part of the movie; I kind of liked the idea of a story removed from the larger conflict of the rebellion, and that dumped it right back in the middle of it. Also, the character arc of Han in the first Star Wars is that he goes from being only out for himself to being willing to put the interests of others in front of his own. If Han was always sympathetic to the Rebels it diminishes that a little, and feels like Disney white-washing the character ("he was never really a rogue after all, he was always a white-knight"). I think it would have been fine if the pirates had just been pirates, and might have even helped tighten up the ending a little. Also, making the Rebels a children's crusade made me think of broom boy, and felt like a reminder that this is all about Disney pushing product for kids.

With it leaving off right as Han/Chewy appear headed to Tatoine it really leaves it at a perfect spot for a follow up movie that could incorporate the Hutts, maybe Boba and even Obi-Wan.
It came out recently that they signed Ehrenreich to a three picture deal, and that might not necessarily mean a trilogy (he could have a small role in one of the other one-offs), but I don't think the big reveal of the true head of Crimson Dawn makes sense unless they have plans for more Han prequels. Assuming they follow through it would makes sense that we're going to see him working with the Hutts; I think it would be pretty cool to have the last one conclude with him having dropped his pay load to avoid the imperials (and with
Han having Rebel sympathies, it may turn out that he didn't necessarily "drop his payload" as much as "donate" it to the Rebel cause
), and then going into a familiar cantina with Chewie to go have a drink and try to figure out "how do we get out to this one" with Jabba. Then splice in footage of Luke and Obi-Wan pulling up in the speeder and end scene (call it the Rogue One treatment).
 

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