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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 04 June 2018 at 7:35pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


Well, it's unfortunate to me that this was the movie that the opening weekend
fan boycott hit.
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is this really a thing? I hadn't heard about it. I looked online a little but didn't
see anything, any links you can share are appreciated. I haven't heard about
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I don't know how organized it was, but I saw it mentioned on multiple collector's sites.  Reddit seems to be the origin.  If people didn't hate TLJ, I think it would have at least matched Rogue One, but the backlash is real. 


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I don't know how organized it was, but I saw it mentioned on multiple collector's sites.  Reddit seems to be the origin.  If people didn't hate TLJ, I think it would have at least matched Rogue One, but the backlash is real.  

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I totally disagree. No doubt there were people who disliked TLJ expressing their displeasure, but I saw a generic lack of enthusiasm for going to see SOLO coming from people who were just fine with TLJ. The collector’s sites and Reddit tend to be a toxic echo chamber, and I wouldn’t look for any trends there.
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Posted: 05 June 2018 at 8:28am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I had very little enthusiasm for SOLO, but I ended up really enjoying it. I could have done without the constant setups to future events and scenes explaining things that never should be explained, but unfortunately that ship had sailed long before this film. 

I thought it had the combination of intriguing, charming characters, great action and unique settings that every other film since ROTJ has lacked, and for all its unnecessary, stale references, for me it was still a breath of STAR WARS fresh air.
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Posted: 05 June 2018 at 10:43am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

 Michael Roberts wrote:
...I saw a generic lack of enthusiasm for going to see SOLO coming from people who were just fine with TLJ. ...

Count me as one of those people. I enjoyed TLJ. I understand some of the criticism, but I didn't have any real issues with it.  That said, I am not a fan of prequels  (not just THE Prequels,  but pretty much any prequel), and the trailers for SOLO did nothing for me.

I'll likely see it on video or online eventually,  but unlikely that I will see it in the theater.
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Posted: 05 June 2018 at 11:29am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Speaking of toxic “fans”:

http://www.businessinsider.com/star-wars-actress-kelly-marie -tran-deletes-instagram-posts-after-harassment-2018-6


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Yup, there are people who refuse to believe in the TLJ backlash.  If Rogue One had been the movie on the docket instead of Solo, it would have had a similar flop and people would be making the same excuses and avoiding the real issue.
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Posted: 05 June 2018 at 7:17pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

If Rogue One had been the movie on the docket instead of Solo, it would have had a similar flop and people would be making the same excuses and avoiding the real issue.

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If you believe that, then you weren't paying attention to the response to the SOLO trailers and the response to the ROGUE ONE trailers. Those responses were irrelative to one's feelings about TLJ.
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Posted: 11 June 2018 at 8:36am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Everything about the marketing for SOLO was a mess.

Too little, too late, unfocused, didn’t show what the film was about (tonally or from a risk point of view), things we liked were changed - the Falcon for example, & it just didn’t work.

Which is a shame, because I really like the movie & think it is way better than TLJ. I do think it also suffered due to that film - I know no one who liked it but everyone of my friends that saw SOLO has liked that.
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Which is a shame, because I really like the movie & think it is way better than TLJ. I do think it also suffered due to that film

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Posted: 17 June 2018 at 5:38pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Overall, "mostly harmless" and frequently enjoyable, but the explanations and Easter eggs got to be a bit overdone. Didn't care for the surprise cameo, especially since the movie "flopped"* so chances of getting a proper follow-up are fading.



*If a worldwide gross of $340M is a flop, your movie is too damn expensive.
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