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Messages - Vlet Hansen

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General Star Wars / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: December 24, 2015, 02:41:25 PM »
I think they had the wrong focus.
(lifted off my facebook)
[spoiler]SW7 would have been infinitely better if Kylo, Rey, the Starkiller, and the Luke subplot were all removed.
Make Phasma the main villain, make Finn and Poe the primary focus, and have the movie set regarding the Resistance fighting the insurgent FO and you've got yourself a far better movie.

If you REALLY feel the need to force your lightsabers in the story, make Luke a successful master who has too many political ties with the Republic to overtly support the resistance but sends Rey (his protege and not from an shebs-backwards planet) to the Resistance as aid, and you can still have Kylo as like, a defector or something. [/spoiler]

Off-topic & Chat / Re: what happened today?
« on: December 23, 2015, 02:59:45 PM »
lima charlie

Off-topic & Chat / Re: what happened today?
« on: December 07, 2015, 05:24:57 PM »
every day

General Star Wars / Re: Star wars Rebels
« on: October 30, 2015, 12:10:40 PM »
[spoiler]Might be confusing her with Kylo Ren. I can't think of anyone else. Also, what was that house/clan business? This ain't kandosii at all...[/spoiler]

General Star Wars / Re: Star wars Rebels
« on: October 25, 2015, 11:21:51 AM »
I liked the bit with the clones, despite the massive breaks from canon that their existence implied. The second episode was particularly fun.
"How do they not fall over?"

Off-topic & Chat / Re: what happened today?
« on: October 21, 2015, 07:19:16 PM »

I'll someday get around to adding to it and getting more...

General Star Wars / Re: Star Wars Ep. VII and Disney
« on: October 21, 2015, 04:39:18 PM »
On the plot side of things, without getting too spoilery, it just doesn't feel like SW in any meaningful way to me. Especially with many decisions regarding the primary factions and their respective places in the galaxy.

On the technical and artistic side of things, I feel like Abrams is focused on objectives other than "make a good Star Wars movie" which isn't all that surprising, considering his reputation for odd (to say the least) artistic and plot choices and a fondness for injecting political subjects into his work.

Most notably, injecting political subjects in a way that doesn't work in-universe. The GFFA has plenty of opportunities to explore such things, but he's not approaching it in that way.

And his biggest response to fan fears that he's going to screw everything up has been "look at how I'm using McQuarrie designs and practical effects! I like SW just like you, right?"

In terms of what Star Wars is, what it means to people, practical vs. computer effects and the use of original concept art is a complete sideshow.

Further, I find the majority of the casting decisions to be iffy, at best, and the new characters have nothing that sells me on them for the most part.

The only ones I find even remotely interesting so far are Poe and Phasma, since Poe is the only one who actually looks worth watching, and I'm a sucker for armor.

Gleeson, for example, is intended to be a general, but looks like a skinny teenager who's hiding in his dad's coat that he found. Kylo? His costume design is... minimalist, to say the least, and that picture of him with his mask off was used as a profile picture on a bait account on an emo dating site for humor value. There's a reason for that.

Will he turn out to be an impressing villain? Maybe, but indications from the lines we've heard so far make it feel like we're going to wish we had Lucas-grade, sand-hating, youngling-killing dialogue back.

Really, I could rant on for another hour or so, but I'll just say that nothing I've seen so far has given me any confidence that they know how to handle what they have.

General Star Wars / Re: Star Wars Ep. VII and Disney
« on: October 20, 2015, 05:46:01 PM »
I'm conflicted.

Mandalorians / Re: Names in Mando'a
« on: October 20, 2015, 05:45:04 PM »
Well, I'd go with Ruusaan. Traditional name, pretty much the same meaning. "Reliable One".

PC and Console Gaming / Re: Destiny The taken king players
« on: September 20, 2015, 09:02:24 AM »
oh, forgot to mention I'm on xbone as well

PC and Console Gaming / Re: Destiny The taken king players
« on: September 19, 2015, 08:53:51 AM »
I'll pick back up on that shortly. GT is Vlet.

I doubt a single one could ever really exist, since everyone would have differing ideas. Fanmade things are like that. I'm sure there's already several unofficial sequels kicking around out there...

PC and Console Gaming / Re: Xbox live --Brothers All Clan--
« on: June 09, 2015, 07:51:25 AM »
I won't be on for another few months at least, but after that it's off to the races

Off-topic & Chat / Re: what happened today?
« on: May 24, 2015, 11:30:43 AM »
Yeah, this happened

General Star Wars / Re: Star Wars Ep. VII and Disney
« on: April 18, 2015, 08:58:18 AM »
I know, it's easy to get caught up in the hype.

And five minutes of internet will make it all feel shallow and broken.

Such is the way with everything. With enough testers, all bugs are shallow, and that applies to movie criticism as well. Everything has flaws.

General Star Wars / Re: Star Wars Ep. VII and Disney
« on: April 17, 2015, 09:23:45 AM »


I really liked it, I'm doing my best to get over the canon thing, and it at least LOOKS like it'll be a proper Star Wars...

General Star Wars / Re: Canon is changing...
« on: April 16, 2015, 07:49:20 AM »
So, the new stormtrooper design is out.

I don't mind it, I think it looks pretty good. They didn't go off the rails, it's not even as fancy as the TOR armor (not that anything could be) and it's still easily recognizable.

I'm maintaining hope.

Clone Wars Era / Re: The Clone Wars - Season VI
« on: April 11, 2015, 07:45:42 AM »
yooooooooooo, serious?

Man, I wish I could make it...

Off-topic & Chat / Re: what happened today?
« on: March 20, 2015, 01:21:43 PM »
Well, a lot of local nations, such as Turkey, are whupping up on them, and South African mercs have been shoving Boko Haram around a lot lately...

Off-topic & Chat / Re: How's life?
« on: March 20, 2015, 01:16:32 PM »
Been just now 4 years of USMC, and when I get back stateside I'll be looking at EASing. Probably going to go into prosthetics.

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