|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. |
I definitely anticipated this more than the film
Oh crap, gotta move to the big screen room for this.
they were REALLY pissed at that Ring Theory
RLM has probably watched every single George Lucas interview ever, poor guys
The side by side shots during the ring theory part really drive home just how weightless, cheap and ugly the CGI in the prequels looks compared to the practical effects in the originals.
Also, even if the Ring Theory stuff is completely right and it was a deliberate thing that doesn't mean it's particularly clever or complex or excuses anything. It's the kind of gimmick an undergraduate film student would come up with.
Ring theory is a gimmick RLM invented to pad the shit out of this review.
Sanest Man Alive
Ringu Theory is 100% bullshit because it doesn't account for anything in the Star Wars Holiday Special despite that being just as canon as the rest
stupid dance scene in Jabba's palace = stupid dance scene on Lumpy's holo-chessboard
Han and Leia's tearful "I love you" "I know" = Itchy cranking one out to space softcore in his living room
CIRCLES WITHIN CIRCLES
Great answer to the (clickbait) current prequel nostalgia phase, but the E7 stuff really spends a lot of time comparing one movie to a trilogy and finding it lacking, which is pretty shallow and nitpicky even for them. There will be love stories. There will be more of Captain Phasma. There'll be backstory about the Knights of Ren. Once this trilogy is actually done it'll be more open for analysis in this context imo.
I was looking forward to this more than the film. Time to put this up on the tv.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Everything I was hoping for.
Fuck. I was really trying to avoid this movie. Now I'm going to have to watch it just for this.
Summary: Less bad than the prequels, but not as good as when everyone went to see it in the theaters when it first came out. Repeated viewings in the home haven't really held up as well as I was hoping.
It saved star wars simply by virtue of being semi-competent and avoiding total mediocrity.
I still can't get over how people loved Abrams' Star Trek reboot. It was exactly the same movie as Transformers.
A Star Trek movie where the 2nd act finale hinges on Kirk successfully punking Spock with a yo mama joke.
there's no way the real Mr. Plinkett would have an SL-1200, he'd have some kind of fake wood panel Panasonic all-in-one with an 8 track player built in, or something.
This is clearly an imposter.
Go fuck yourself, that guy.
Someone made a Star Wars thing! Oh goodie!
What could be more poetv than that?!?
That guy didn't like the dig on out of work philosophy majors!
If you don't like RLM you're not one of us.
I'm so happy to disagree with you about whether an infinity of SW shit belongs on this site or not just because ___ made it.
Any other shit you feel always bats 1.000 on belonging here, other than SW and RLM?
"I'm so happy to disagree with you about whether an infinity of SW shit belongs on this site or not just because ___ made it."
Like I said, either you like RLM or you're a gigantic fuckwad. I give very few shits about star wars, and it's kind of sad how hard you're trying to seem cooler than anyone who doesn't hate it as much as you.
"Any other shit you feel always bats 1.000 on belonging here, other than SW and RLM?"
Saying "SW and RLM" in that same sentence is nonsensical, as I do not think "SW" (why don't you just type out star wars you dipshit) "bats 1000".
I don't think RLM "bats 1000", and I don't care enough about baseball to figure out what the equivalent of "mostly good" is in batting averages.
One-starring something because HURFF IT MENTIONS "SW" is pathetic, full stop.
Oh my gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!
Five stars haven't watched yet!
Fuck, as soon as this retarded ring theory crap ends I will post a timestamp so you can skip it. I really could not care less about nerd crap, I want my favorite nerds to talk about the movie, not other nerd crap.
30 minutes so far and I am not even looking at the screen anymore, just listening.
But it still isn't the Force Awakens review, it's just the end to the nerd fanservice. I will tell you when that review starts. It is NOT at 45:00.
As I told Spaceman Africa, it's poetry. TFA, while not exactly "bad", is a little on the dull side. Like Plinkett says, is a soft reboot, a remake of ANH done in that blandly-exciting modern-Hollywood style: big on thrills, short on story, lots of pleasant fluff and not much lasting substance.
So clearly, RLM need a padding-filled review to accurately capture the tone and feel of TFA. There really isn't THAT MUCH you can say about Episode VII!
Also, I liked the Millennial retconning of the Prequel Trilogy. As a Millennial myself, and a longtime fan of Darth Maul and Yoda lightsaber-fights, do you think there's any way I can cash in on this growing trend?
Homie, this is the one time you should have spent typing sixteen paragraphs of nonsense before you talked about TFA, just to be in line with the tone of this review.
Once the TFA review starts, it's amazing, but it's less than an hour of this video and questionably worth having to sit through the leadup.
"As a Millennial myself"
What? You're not a millennial.
The whole corporate machine/fanservice/soft reboot, lack of imagination part around an hour in absolutely nails why I had no interest in seeing Force Awakens even though it's ostensibly decent.
This is about what I expected, honestly. Less a review of TFA (which the RLM folks basically liked) and more a review of the fucking overboard SW phenomena and attached bullshit.
I sure did like the calling-out of all the shitty RLM wanna-be youtuber fucktards.
Can this site just acknowledge the fucking overboard SW phenomena and attached bullshit, and be done with it?
RLM is funny. What they do is funny and usually surprisingly intelligent. I don't see what's wrong with enjoying it. This isn't some gimmick screamy youtuber "YOUR MOVIE IS THE SUCKS, BRO" trying to desperately validate their existence. These guys are content producers who work in film. As far as I'm concerned that gives them a leg up.
|Spaceman Africa |
this review was kinda not worth the wait
as in most of it was just stuff retold from older plinkett reviews or half in the bag, i didn't really get anything new out of this
Mildly disappointing review about a mildly disappointing movie.
Not bad. Not great. Kinda "eh?"
OH MY GOD, IT'S LIKE POETRY
Plinkett is a genius!
Yeah, this wasn't as good as 99% of Half in the Bags.
also the section on diversity was pretty weak. mike was pretty oblivious in assuming kids don't care about that stuff
|Two Jar Slave |
40 minutes in and this feels like the Prequels of the Plinkett reviews. Sprawling, tepid, and too aware of its own cultural impact. Most of all: boring.
Two Jar Slave
He's literally reading Star Wars clickbait and offering up toothless, vague retorts. What is happening. I'm so bored.
Two Jar Slave
Well okay, by the end it heated up again. Glad he talked about the weird sexlessness of the movie--that's something all the Disney/Marvel/whatever movies have in common, and it's seeming like our pop culture has regressed back in the 1950s or some crap. I'd like to see more talk about this trend in general.
Anyway, pizza phone sex alone was worth the whole review. Jesus.
"The light saber battles were beyond epic"
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