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Old 10-17-2017, 01:18 PM   #51
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:15 PM   #52
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:54 PM   #54
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:42 AM   #55
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:48 PM   #56
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:17 PM   #57
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Saw the trailer and think that between Last Jedi and Solo, the franchise is in real trouble. Young Lando looks very cool though, and I have great respect for Woody Harrelson.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:18 AM   #58
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Saw the trailer and think that between Last Jedi and Solo, the franchise is in real trouble. Young Lando looks very cool though, and I have great respect for Woody Harrelson.

Last Jedi is my favorite, barring the Nostalgia from IV and V....
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:34 AM   #59
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That is perhaps the most uninspiring Star Wars trailer I've ever seen. Of course, trailers are not always an indicator of the actual film... But alas, more often than not, they try to make the movie look better than it is. So this is not an encouraging sign.
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That is perhaps the most uninspiring Star Wars trailer I've ever seen.

It's no better or worse than the Rogue One or Last Jedi trailers have been.

I think people in general are starting to get franchise fatigue with Star Wars at this point. Disney has over-milked the cow, and now people are bored with the taste of the milk.
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Old 02-08-2018, 04:39 PM   #61
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I think people in general are starting to get franchise fatigue with Star Wars at this point. Disney has over-milked the cow, and now people are bored with the taste of the milk.

Really...no one is going to bite on this blue milk reference?
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:30 PM   #62
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Blue milk doesn't go well with toast.



Speaking of toast, Solo is sandwiched between some strong competition and I think Solo will be toast at the box office. In the weeks prior Avengers Infinity Wars and Deadpool 2 are released. In the weeks after, you have Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World. Something has got to give and a weak trailer like this one is not going to pack them in. I can tell you now, short of stellar reviews, the Joe Brody Family will be skipping on this one.

When it is all said and done, I think the final reckoning will be that Kathleen Kennedy took a good thing and drove it into the ground.

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Fixed, JB....pale horse

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:53 PM   #63
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Aunt Beru was so hot when she was skinny...
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:26 PM   #64
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Lucas and Ford's input to the film.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:50 PM   #65
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Blue milk doesn't go well with toast.



Speaking of toast, Solo is sandwiched between some strong competition and I think Solo will be toast at the box office. In the weeks prior Avengers Infinity Wars and Deadpool 2 are released. In the weeks after, you have Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World. Something has got to give and a weak trailer like this one is not going to pack them in. I can tell you now, short of stellar reviews, the Joe Brody Family will be skipping on this one.

When it is all said and done, I think the final reckoning will be that Kathleen Kennedy took a good thing and drove it into the ground.

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Fixed, JB....pale horse


Thatís one smoking post JB...

I actually like the way this one looks. With that being said, we live an an age where a movies legacy no longer matters, itís imeadtae box office, video games, and steaming 8mpact are all that matters. Disney smart to squeeze every dime off of audiences now because 5 or 10 years might be to late. Hell we might ever go to a movie in 10 years. I see no upside to them taking their foot off the gas. Also, if the SW can survive Eli 1,2, and 3 it can survive anything.
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Saw the trailer and think that between Last Jedi and Solo, the franchise is in real trouble. Young Lando looks very cool though, and I have great respect for Woody Harrelson.
I loved the Last Jedi as did most fans over at the force.net message boards! the loud minority did not like TLJ but most did like it! Its going to be 6th and 8th on all time and Domestic and Worldwide box office that aint to shabby not everything can drag in Avatar and Titanic money. Again everyone over at the force.net message boards loves the solo Trailer including me! Its a Western and It has a space Kraken what's not to like!

oh and Lawrence Kasdan and his son wrote the script. IMHO Empire Strikes Back and Raiders Of The Lost Ark are the two best films in the History of Hollywood Lawrence Kasdan wrote both Empire and Raiders scripts the man Is a god for that alone! and I loved TFA Kasdan co wrote TFA!

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Old 02-16-2018, 11:11 PM   #67
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[Last Jedi is] going to be 6th and 8th on all time and Domestic and Worldwide box office that aint to shabby not everything can drag in Avatar and Titanic money.

You have to look behind the numbers. Did you see this article in the Wall Street Journal? Disney got a 4 week premium buy from theaters. That won't happen again because the last two weeks of the Last Jedi run sucked and left the Theatre owners holding the bag (which likely offset much of their concession revenue for the film). Now the theatre owners won't be fooled again and Solo has all that competition.

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With blockbuster grosses expected for “The Last Jedi,” Disney was able to demand theaters play the movie for a minimum of four weeks, an unusually long period. That hasn’t been a problem for large multiplexes, but strained single-screen cinemas like Rodney Miller’s Elder Theatre of Jackson Center, Ohio, population 1,400, where screenings were nearly empty later in the run.

“The first week was good, the second week was pretty decent, and the third and fourth weeks were disasters,” he said.

The new film’s take on Star Wars mythology, in ways a rebuke to the nostalgia pervasive in “The Force Awakens,” alienated some hard-core fans who criticized “The Last Jedi” online and didn’t return for multiple viewings as they have for prior installments.

Mr. Hollis said the box office take for “The Last Jedi” was more front-loaded than he had expected and said the days that holidays fell on the calendar and strong competition from other films, particularly “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” may have impacted its January gross.

Overseas, “The Last Jedi” has grossed close to $700 million, about $180 million more than “Rogue One” but $430 million less than “The Force Awakens.”

The biggest chunk of that shortfall came from China, where “The Last Jedi” has grossed a weak $41 million, just one-third as much as “The Force Awakens” and 41% less than “Rogue One.” Despite aggressive promotional campaigns including pop songs and Stormtroopers on the Great Wall, moviegoers in the world’s most populous nation have proved less interested in Luke, Leia and lightsabers.

Also toy revenue is way down.

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Star Wars toy sales during the 2017 holidays were the lowest since Disney relaunched the brand in 2015, according to NPD Group.

Again, I think final verdict on Kennedy's reign won't be good. She trusted a safe talent (J.J. Abrams) who as it turns out was tapped out creatively and then she handed the keys to Rian Johnson who tore the whole thing up and now (shudder) we've actually Ron-Richie-Cunningham-Howard making Solo. I may be wrong but disaster lurks. I'm just glad that one gem -- Rogue One -- came our of the whole debacle.
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Star Wars toy sales during the 2017 holidays were the lowest since Disney relaunched the brand in 2015, according to NPD Group.

I hear they are going to fix this by introducing a line of Star-Themed AR-15s that will be a "hit" with older teens.... too soon?
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....too soon?




It's a cluttered thread anyway. . . .
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It's a cluttered thread anyway. . . .


HA! you truly have gone to the dark side!!!!!!

looks good on you though!
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