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Old 01-19-2020, 01:54 PM
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So my wife took me to see the newest Star Wars movie last night. It was okay, not great by any means necessary, but was satisfied with it. I'd say it's below average to average overall. You could tell it was all fan service and that they were out of ideas.
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:17 PM
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I'm just glad they finally ENDED it and explained a LOT of things. And yes, it was obvious that they were focused on that, but oh well. It's better than nothing! It was hard to tell that Episode 8 even HAD a plotline!

I'd say episodes 5 & 7 were best.
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:44 PM
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4, 5, 6 were the best, 1, 2, 3 were good. 7, 8, 9 are junk. Rogue One was good, tagline for it should've been Crew Expendable. Solo was terrible. 8 was intentionally made to be terrible because Rian Johnson wanted to do it that way. Fun fact, Geroge Lucas thought about selling Lucasfilm to 20th Century Fox. If he had done that, it's possible that the treatments he made for 7, 8, and 9 would have been taken to heart and used. Fox actually held the rights to A New Hope.
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Episode 7 was *almost* perfect to me. Excellent character development, etc. etc.
Although I will say that the Death Star theme superweapon thing is getting a bit annoying now.

But to each his own. Agree to disagree.
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If these sequel movies had a coherent story to tell, these could have been great. Rian Johnson should have talked to Abrams about how VIII should go, so then IX would not have been the mess it was trying to retcon part of VIII and fix the story, then tied every movie with a nice bow on top. I think the fan films we got in the last couple years have been great though.
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So I finished with all the renovations to the flatlet in my garden, but since that used to be the garage, I now have no place to store my tools, mower etc etc. I have decided to erect a wooden 3x3m shed behind the flat, but there is a slight bank where I will have to cut a portion away so that I have a level area for it to sit.

I started doing the digging work this weekend....and all i can say is that it is back breaking work when the temperature is sitting at 32 degrees C. I am about half way at the moment, as it poured with rain yesterday and I couldn't finish it. I also still have to paint the back wall before I get the shed people in to erect it

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If I lived closer, I would've helped dig for you. It was one of my many pastimes as a kid to dig holes in the backyard. In an afternoon, I'd have a hole about a meter or so across and a meter deep or more.
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If I lived closer, I would've helped dig for you. It was one of my many pastimes as a kid to dig holes in the backyard. In an afternoon, I'd have a hole about a meter or so across and a meter deep or more.
Thanks! I will probably get it done next Saturday
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