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Messages - brianakarobin

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I had my daughters with me and they nearly stood up in their seats with excitement during that scene that keeps getting mentioned.  I guess it all based on a certain point of view though. 
It doesn't surprise me - some people are bound to love it. I'm glad it was a great moment for them. I personally just find it irksome. It's not like it ruined the movie for me or anything, though, so I guess it is a good thing that there is something for everyone to love. I'll just fast-forward that part when I have it on Blu-Ray :P

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Scout Report / Re: May the 4th 2019 - What did you get?
« on: May 04, 2019, 10:24:54 PM »
Well, not much Star Wars of interest at retail today.

But I did get something else for May 4th - a new nephew. And his name is Harrison. I'll have to call him Han now.
Congratulations! That beats a free comic any day  :u:

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I assume Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye are done - the first because he is now old, Hawkeye because he will probably retire with his family, and the rest as they are dead.

I suspect many of the others will continue on in the next storyline the MCU comes up with.

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The Vintage Collection (TVC) / Re: TVC - Jabba's sail Barge!!!!!
« on: May 03, 2019, 10:01:08 AM »
Received this about a week ago regarding Yak Face. So far so good...

"We realize you’ve been waiting a while for resolution regarding your Yakface figure from Jabba’s Sail Barge.  We appreciate your patience and excited to share that we will receive very minimal replacement inventory, and expect to ship a replacement figure during the week of June 6th, maybe sooner.
 
You will receive an email shortly with a postage paid label to return your Yakface figure.  Please print this label and affix to any box and your return will be on its way back to us.  Once we receive your return, we will issue a replacement on or after June 6th."
Yay for a new Yak Face - congratulations!

I emailed them about my sail/rib insertion problem, so will see how they handle that. I really don't want to be a difficult customer, but this was an expensive item, and those damn ribs just will not insert into the sail. I already bent one of the ribs to the point is turned white from the stress.
Awesome - glad to hear that you will be getting a fresh Yak Face!

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Wampa Cave / Re: EP IX Trailer & Title Reveal (Merged)
« on: May 03, 2019, 10:00:11 AM »
Do we have a sense of when a full trailer will be released?  In comparison to the teaser/full trailer release in previous film releases?

The Last Jedi full trailer was released on October 9 2017.  The Force Awakens was October 19 2015.
Wow - were they that late? Crazy. I guess we have a while longer to wait...

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Wampa Cave / Re: RIP Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
« on: May 03, 2019, 09:59:16 AM »
Another article, with some nice quotes from SW alum:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/peter-mayhew-chewbacca-from-star-wars-series-dies-at-74-1.4406094

I disagree with the idea that Chewie and his costume are among the "hokier" elements of the movies. I certainly don't consider Chewie corny or contrived. Chewie rocks!

Sad to see that Mayhew has passed, although his health hasn't been good for a while. RIP, you big walking carpet...

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It felt too forced is my only criticism. If it had seemed more natural & the ladies had kinda realized they were doing it together & high fived or something, I think it would have served the same purpose. The more they hit the audience over the head, the less meaningful or something. Loved Captain Marvel showing up like she did though - wow!
No doubt, Captain Marvel's appearance at that point was great. Many great appearances in the movie. I think she is a great character, and was glad she played a prominent role, but as you say (and what my point was) was that the problem is when it is forced, and that one particular scene was just too forced for me. Other than that, though, fantastic movie.

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We have not seen Captain Marvel .  Do we need to see that before we see End Game?
Seeing Captain Marvel helps, but is not essential. It kind of lets you see how she knows to show up. I would say seeing Ant Man and the Wasp is more relevant even than seeing Captain Marvel (it is on Netflix, I think). However, as long as you have seen Endgame, that is the main thing.

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Several scenes lead to spontaneous applause in the audience. Definitely some tears shed in certain parts - 2 most prominently. Definitely connects with the audience. On a side note, it made over $1 billion worldwide this weekend alone, and has a shot of beating TFA as highest grossing domestically of all time, and even of passing Avatar as highest grossing worldwide of all time.

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I thought it was a great wrap-up of a great story arc. It was a little slow to get going, I found, but once it got it's momentum, it was really good.

I am going to sound super-chauvinistic here, but I am going to say it anyway - my least favourite scene of the movie was during the big battle, when Captain Marvel had the gauntlet and suddenly was being escorted by like 10-20 various and unconnected female warriors. I have no issue with having awesome and powerful female characters. However, this scene to me was so obviously forced to try to cater to a certain audience that it is painful to see. What are the chances that all of those female characters would be right there, and that all of the available heroes to help right there at that moment would all be female? I enjoy having cultural diversity, racial diversity, gender diversity, etc., but it should be natural and not forced like this. There, I said it.

Otherwise, great movie. Will be seeing it again. :rockon:

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Feedback O-T / Re: Ookk
« on: April 28, 2019, 02:45:08 PM »
Ian purchased the exclusive Darth Maul and Obi-Wan 6" figures from Star Wars Celebration. He was super prompt in sending me the money, and very pleasant to deal with. I would happily do another deal with him again.

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Star Wars Trivia / Re: Bounty Hunt trivia
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:48:26 AM »
Bespin
Naboo
Hoth
Jakku
Kessel

Snoke
Correct!

So, in the actual Bounty Hunt, all teams received, in addition to a bunch of these “clues”, a bounty card that listed a bunch of characters and where they were last seen. So, if you solved this clue properly, you would go to the bounty card and look up Snoke. By his name, as well as all of the other names, there would be a location in the convention centre, like “Exhibit Hall behind the R2 builders”. To collect the bounty for this clue, you had to solve it, find the location of the character, and go there. Once there, you had to find someone wearing a special tag on their badge and they would stamp your card to show that you found them. Sometimes, you also had to do a task (maybe fire nerf darts at a target or something ) before they would stamp
Tour card. Overall, it was a lot of fun. Some of the “targets” call you over when they see you looking around, and some try to remain inconspicuous, so it is sometimes hard to find them even when you go to the right place.

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: Star Wars Resistance
« on: April 20, 2019, 01:54:19 PM »
I've watched a few episodes and the rest are sitting on my PVR waiting to be watched. The first few episodes have not inspired me to spend the time watching the rest. I don't hate it or anything but it just feels kinda forgettable.
While I like the actual animation well enough the lanky character designs leave a lot to be desired. I guess it goes with the sort of bumbling comedic tone of the series, which I don't really care for.

I'll watch the rest eventually but I'm in no rush.

Was there any coverage of this series at Celebration? If there was I can see how it would get lost among episode 9 and the Mandalorian.  But I haven't seen anything. And will the toys be continuing?
There was a little bit on it, including a preview of the next season, but I skipped it as I haven't seen the first season

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Wampa Cave / Re: Star Wars Celebration updates
« on: April 20, 2019, 01:50:27 PM »
It was pretty cool, for sure, being with Zahn.

I agree with you, Eradicator. This was the most well-run of the Celebrations I have been to (I have been to 6). I would suggest a few things to them to make it even better - really, the two main things would be some tweaks to how they ran the panel lotteries, as well as either going somewhere else with more hotels right by the convention centre (and Anaheim will solve that problem) or, if they do Chicago or a similar location again, they need to have more frequent buses/shuttles

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Video Games / Re: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:01:40 AM »
I've only ever liked single-player, offline games.
The Star Wars games are among the few games I've ever actually played to completion, usually multiple times.

Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast, The Force Unleashed...
X-Wing, TIE-Fighter, Starfighter...
Rebellion, Force Commander, Empire at War...
Even the Lego Star Wars games
And of course... Knights of the Old Republic!

Hopefully this new one can live up to those classic Star Wars games!
What about Super Star Wars, Super ESB, and Super ROTJ?  :)
I loved those games on the old SNES.
Also loved Shadows of the Empire on SNES, SW: Rebel Assault on the Sega CD, Rogue Squadron on N64
Played (and loved) most of the ones you mentioned above, as well. Awesome single player games. I loved the old Battlefront ones for PS2, as well.

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