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 Post subject: Star Wars ''The Last jedi'' Booked Tickets.
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2017, 00:18 
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Good day all members.

Who is going to see The Last Jedi at release?

Today 08th of December I booked and paid for 2 Tickets for the first Showing at 09:00 am Thursday 14th of December. 15 mins of adverts and Forthcoming Trailers which I am told will be as follows: 1) 2018 Jurassic Park ''The Fallen Kingdom'' 2) Avengers Infinity Wars & 3) Peter Jackson's ''Mortal Engines''

Mortal Engines;
Many years after the "Sixty Minute War," cities survive a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels attacking and devouring smaller towns to replenish their resources.
Director: Christian Rivers
Writers: Philip Reeve (based on the novel by), Peter Jackson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Lang

Thank you in advance of any replies and my Sincerest Hope is that you are all well.

Kindest Regards to all.


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Mortal Engines Concept;
The book is set in a post-apocalyptic world, ravaged by a "Sixty Minute War", which caused massive geological upheaval. To escape the earthquakes, volcanoes, and other instabilities, a Nomad leader called Nikola Quercus installed huge engines and wheels on London, and enabled it to dismantle (or eat) other cities for resources. The technology rapidly spread, and evolved into what is known as "Municipal Darwinism". Although the planet has since become stable, Municipal Darwinism has spread to most of the world except for Asia and parts of Africa. Much technological and scientific knowledge was lost during the war. Because scientific progress has almost completely halted, "Old Tech" is highly prized and recovered by scavengers and archaeologists. Europe, some of Asia, North Africa, Antarctica, and the Arctic are dominated by Traction Cities, whereas North America was so ravaged by the war that it is often identified as "the dead continent", and the rest of the world is the stronghold of the Anti-Traction League, which seeks to keep cities from moving and thus stop the intense consumption of the planet's remaining resources.

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London is the principal Traction City in the novel, which has returned to a Victorian-era society. London's society is divided into four major and a number of minor Guilds. The Engineers are responsible for maintaining the machines necessary for the survival of London, many of which are found by the Guild of Historians. The Historians are in charge of collecting and preserving highly prized, often dangerous artefacts. The Navigators are responsible for steering and plotting the course of London. The Merchants are in charge of running London's economy. London is officially ruled by an elected Mayor. The Lord Mayor is Magnus Crome, who is also the head of the Guild of Engineers. Like most Traction Cities, London is built on a series of tiers. This encourages the system of social classes, with the wealthier nobles at the top of the city and the lower classes further down, closer to the noise and pollution of the city's massive engines. Atop the whole of London sits St Paul's Cathedral: the only building known to have survived the Sixty Minute War.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars ''The Last jedi'' Booked Tickets.
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2017, 19:08 
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While I won't spend money on watching these films I will watch it on cable or borrow from the library when available.

But I do hope you enjoy it, it does look better than the last one from the trailers.
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rein-o wrote:
While I won't spend money on watching these films I will watch it on cable or borrow from the library when available.

But I do hope you enjoy it, it does look better than the last one from the trailers.



Hi Rein-o,

The Tickets were a fair price to be honest £8.00 Each x 2.
The showcase Cinema has 14 screens, full reclining leather seats and all screens are large.

Star Wars 3D / 3D Plus X / 2D

Me and a Close Friend 2D is fine for me, and I shall purchase on Blu-Ray hopefully with the 3D Version included with the collectors edition when this arrives by April 2018?

Thank you for your kind words Friend

Kind Regards and hope that you are well.

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8 pounds is a good deal, I personally can't watch 3D or care for it, not enough for me to pay the extra.
I've been watching all the episodes 1,2 and about to watch 3 on TV here in the states.
I know that you will enjoy it and I will to but been out of caring to spend more money at the theaters here.
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Going for SW VIII IMAX 3D in a few hours.

Asia release is today, Europe was yesterday!

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Asia release is today, Europe was yesterday!


Shall we wait for North American opening before throwing spoilers? :-)

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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2017, 18:07 
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It opens today, for my vote.......... I say spoil away !

Thanks to benmbe, am more curious about Jackson's "Mortal Engines" than about SW °ep 8........
Thank you for relaying the detailed background concept ...

Enjoy the Star Wars fest everyone .......

Cheers to the membership !
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I want my money back for Star Wars, waste of time
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I liked it. Could have been a bit shorter and the Casino planet was unnecessary. Of course the story wasn't the best, but even in E4-6 the story isn't really great.
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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2017, 02:57 
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WOW - I anticipated scathing reviews after the lame dialogue and plot of Episode VII.

Would pay good money to read the screenplay of the story George Lucas originally had in mind for Episodes VII - IX ......
I cannot escape the feeling that what he had in mind is NOTHING like the dull tripe that Disney has sold the public.....

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rogue one was almost of an okay-ish one. These mary sue star wars movies are just. I said what I had to say not rehashing myself again. :yawn: :thumbdown:
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It was kind of refreshing for a while to see a white female character who was incompetent and bad at her job for a change...but no she actually turns to be the most good and noble woman in the universe...I guess there was one bad woman in the whole movie (black Stormtrooper's old boss) but aside from that they were all awesome and all the men were evil, ugly or dumb and cartoonish. Payback by women's lobby for percieved injustice in hollywood? It was so blatant. Just make a f***ing movie, why be political with Star Wars? Felt so preachy.

Oh and 2017 CGI next to costumes and real sets STILL looks as out of place as it did in 1997.

Best shots in the whole movie: 1. When the camera flies over the Casino interior at the start of that scene. All costumes, all creative monster designs, NO CGI. 2. The AT-ATs standing with the sunset behind. Must have been real models.

Hyperspace ramming was something epic and big for Star Wars, felt like something out of Gunbuster.

The imperial (first order? who cares?) ironing boards were a reference to the Hardware Wars shorts I used to watch on TV in the 1980s?

So the movie sucked okay, was waaay too long, too preachy, acting and story unlikable, humour was a little off key.

But it had a couple of highlights.
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Best shots in the whole movie: 1. When the camera flies over the Casino interior at the start of that scene. All costumes, all creative monster designs, NO CGI. 2. The AT-ATs standing with the sunset behind. Must have been real models.


Visually I enjoyed the movie, but I'm still looking for new themes in the Williams' score and the story has giant gaps and inconsistencies that made me feel like NONE of the budget went to script review. Had quite many WTF moments, getting uncomfortable in my seat because things made NO SENSE.

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I enjoyed it. Nothing amazing, but still entertaining. Especially compared to Rogue One, which was a chore for me to get through.

I might just be getting older, but I am already exhausted by the annual Star Wars movies, and we are only three movies in.
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Yep pretty great that everyone's favorite space Admiral, Ackbar didn't get the hyperspace ram duties, some random amazonian feminist did instead...just to teach us a valuable lesson about how all women are smart and good and that all men are dumb and bad.

I certainly go into a Star Wars film expecting to be educated about modern social justice causes.







For the Americans reading: :roll:
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