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What the #### is wrong with you that you watched THX1138 and not star wars?
42 review thread
Harrison Ford (who plays Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey), Robinson’s son David, and former Star sportswriter Joe Posnanski
Han fired first.
He goes from being a roguish person who realizes a situation and seizes the answer that works for in the moment and worrying about the consequences later, to a guy who got lucky that blasters in the Star Wars universe have zero accuracy.
42 isn't a Douglas Adams biopic?
Honestly, until the uproar over the change, I didn't recall that Han Solo had shot first. I recall that they both shot at essentially the same time and Greedo missed, which in itself was lame.
I always interpreted it as a kid as Greedo missing because Solo hit him first.
...Jabba - whose bounty on Solo was the reason Greedo was there in the first place - was essentially right next door, with a cadre of bounty hunters, waiting for Solo outside his ship... and let him walk off after a nice chat.
That's how I see it, Solo kills because he's every bit the killer Greedo is, and that's why Solo shooting first matters. We can snark about how all the baddies are terrible shots, but the only way the Solo/Greedo scene works is if we understand that Greedo is a truly dangerous guy and not just one of Jabba's sloppy hired hands. Solo shooting first tells the audience that Solo is even more dangerous. It introduces him as a questionable ally and a ruthless man, as well as an effective foil for Luke, and a basic all-around badasss.
am I the only person in the world who has never seen ANY of the Star Wars movies?
It shows the real filmmaking chops the younger Lucas had. What's so sad and frustrating about the change (and the other changes he has made) is that the older Lucas seems to no longer understand why the choices his younger self made were artistically and narratively the right ones.
Note: You should see SW (and the Empire Strikes Back), not because you must or they are great movies (I think they are), but it has become a touchstone for cultural literacy.
Exactly right, IMO. The scene as originally shot and cut is a very skilful and effective bit of filmmaking that establishes the character in a concise, economical and coherent way. It shows the real filmmaking chops the younger Lucas had. What's so sad and frustrating about the change (and the other changes he has made) is that the older Lucas seems to no longer understand why the choices his younger self made were artistically and narratively the right ones.
Is this the place where I register my disgust with the music in the 42 ads?
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