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Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker - (2019 movie) poster

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Supergirl supers superly.

Oh my god this is trash from every angle. Bad writing, bad acting, bad .. just bad everything everywhere always. It has no high points. Disney can suck a dick.

  • AKA Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker



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Solo - A Star Wars Story - (2018 movie) image

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A prequil adventure with the eponymous Han Solo. It has no excitement since with a prequil there can't be any sense of accomplishment without any chance of failure.

A franchise so strong I didn't even know this movie was released or was even being made.

Not recommended, even for fans. It gives and does nothing. It's vaguely entertaining.



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Luke's character is on the poster but not in the movie
Luke's character is on the poster but not in the movie

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https://www.starwars.com/the-last-jedi/

Supergirl is super, and something about the last of the fleet that isn't the last, and Leia is immortal and shit characters and shit writing.

The earlier movies are mandatory for this. If you thought the earlier movies were shit, then this is the nail in the coffin. Just let the franchise die.

  • Properly titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi



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Willow - (1988 movie) poster

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An evil sorcerer queen hunts a baby who's prophesied to kill her, but the baby is being spirited away by a pair of unlikely heroes: A scoundrel and a gnome.

Fun as hell. Mandatory viewing.

TODO - To watch with commentary and all the bonus material.



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Charging a greenhouse.
Charging a greenhouse.

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It should be summarized as: A noble kingdom is taken by force, forcing a prince to flee and live a life that turns to adventure, to later return to contest for the throne.

However. However it's all over the place. It doesn't properly delve into any aspect, and doesn't properly string things together. It has all the elements of a good, or at least fair, movie, but it wasn't written well.



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Star Wars - Episode III - Revenge of the Sith poster

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War brews in the galaxy, forcing a republic to twist its laws to go to war.

Oh god, what a disappointment.

  • Properly titled Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

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Immortals - (2011 movie) poster

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A warlord seeks to unleash the enemies of the gods to kill them.

While watchable, I would only recommend it to fans of the sword and sandal genre who can also stand the "quality" that Hollywood offers.



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https://starwarsfans.fandom.com/wiki/The_Phantom_Edit
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An assassination attempt on a senator gets her two superpowered-bodyguards, one of whom has the hots for her and whose investigation leads to a mystery that has remained shrouded for ten years.

While nowhere near as good as Star Wars Episode I.II - The Phantom Edit - (2000 movie) is compared to its source, Attack of the Phantom is an adequate watch and certainly head and shoulders above its source. Unfortunately this movie also requires Star Wars - Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - (2005 movie) be watched immediately afterwards, and since there was never a phantom edit made of that I don't know if I can recommend this.

It's flagged as disliked, but I don't feel that I wasted my time watching it. I just feel let down by the ending.

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The Trade Federation blockades a peaceful planet, and decisive action is required to bring political and military strength to bear.

An astonishing improvement on the original. Even though it's lower visual quality than it's original can be, it's worth a watch. Very highly recommended especially to fans of the original trilogy who were disappointed by this new trilogy.



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The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0859163/
https://www.uphe.com/movies/the-mummy-tomb-of-the-dragon-emperor [ 1 ] was https://web.archive.org/web/20081230073705/http://www.themummy.com/

Seeking ancient Egyptian treasure Chinese artifacts, archaeologists unleash a curse that threatens the world. Only this time it's about an ancient warlord's cursed terracotta army.

Decently follows in the footsteps of the previous two movies, though replacing Rachel Weisz with Maria Bello is a terrible distraction. Anyone who likes the other two movies ought to like this one reasonably well. I think this is worth watching once or twice, but certainly hasn't enough soul for collection like the first movie.

  • Properly titled The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Some small scenes are spoken entirely in the Chinese language, probably Mandarin / Standard Chinese.



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