The Lack Of Unity In The Current Star Wars Trilogy - An On Stream Rant

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  • jstuckless
    jstuckless  8 hours back

    Jim, are you interested in seeing movies surrounding Grand Admiral Thrawn at all? That's really all I want to see from the Star Wars universe. If they ever do it I'll be so happy. (provided it's done like Rogue One)

    • Merit Bevity
      Merit Bevity  2 days back

      Last Jedi was horrible. Sorry Davis.

      • Jake korach
        Jake korach  2 days back

        Naw the prequels are better than these. This trilogy has pretty much been a rehash of the original.

        • Kevin
          Kevin  1 weeks back

          Jim D CENSOR!

          • Nathaniel Thomas
            Nathaniel Thomas  1 weeks back

            The last jedi was terrible tho...but it had some great things. It had a lot of potential but fell very short.

            • Nathaniel Thomas
              Nathaniel Thomas  1 weeks back

              Also i wish people told johnson no but meh here we are. still hoping the rise of skywalker will be better

          • Chris Barone
            Chris Barone  1 weeks back

            My opinion rating:
            Orginal Trilogy (A+)
            Prequel Trilogy (C+)
            New Trilogy (D-)
            Rogue One (B-)
            Solo Movie (F+)

            • Jake korach
              Jake korach  2 days back

              In full agreement I feel like My want for rogue one to be amazing makes me think higher of it than I should.

          • DRAGOTH BELMONT
            DRAGOTH BELMONT  1 weeks back

            PREQUELS DON'T EXIST'
            psff FUCK YOU
            there is no a more FAKE SW fan than the one who doesn't at the very least respects the values of the prequels
            Anyway i got a shitty vibe about this one right from the start

            • Spencer Hofstee
              Spencer Hofstee  1 weeks back

              The reason why The Last Jedi was a travesty is because Luke was all wrong. Luke is full of hope no matter how dark the situation. And he would NEVER have even considered harming his nephew. He has always believed that Good can overcome evil. That's why he was able to redeem his father.

              • Spencer Hofstee
                Spencer Hofstee  1 weeks back

                Bro saying the prequels don't exist it's harsh bro, I love Qui-gon. And the way they built Obi-wan i think held true to his character in the original trilogy. I think people have a hard time because we all knew where it was going to end.

                • Kraig Smith-Daniels
                  Kraig Smith-Daniels  1 weeks back

                  We need more of these please lol

                  • xtremev1
                    xtremev1  1 weeks back

                    Well the reason they're double backing is cause 8 was so badly recieved. 7 set us up for expectations, none of which were met in 8

                    • Anthony Menzer
                      Anthony Menzer  1 weeks back

                      I hated most of the Last Jedi quite a bit, but not as much as I hated the toxic reactions from some of the fanbase.

                      • KaiokenComplete
                        KaiokenComplete  1 weeks back

                        There isn't even a good star wars movie. Revenge of the Sith is probably the best minus the corny dialogue, followed by Rogue One. It is then a sharp decline to the next film.

                        • Stephen Bell
                          Stephen Bell  1 weeks back

                          I would absolutely love a series of critiquing every mcu movie in this style, starting with Iron Man. Just off the cuff, "Oh and here's another thing," "Personally, [Movie Title] was terrible in my opinion and here's why..." It suits your channel for sure.

                          • Jon W
                            Jon W  1 weeks back

                            Can’t argue any of your points, still excited, but it looks like they are playing it safe again. Star Wars is tough, indeed.

                            • S. A. Hellenbrand
                              S. A. Hellenbrand  1 weeks back

                              Loved how dynamic Kylo Ren was becoming in Last Jedi, so i agree on many of your points

                              • Jordan Rutledge
                                Jordan Rutledge  1 weeks back

                                Last Jedi was barely watchable honestly, I think if you look back in the abstract, the stuff happening with Kyle Ren and Rey is exciting, but minute to minute the movie is just awful. Nothing happening between the First Order and the Resistance escape ship was worth watching.

                                • Jordan Rutledge
                                  Jordan Rutledge  1 weeks back

                                  The prequels are highly underrated, very flawed but also filled with real meaningful moments, unlike the new movies which did not put in the work of building meaning for the payoff moments. Snoke dies, who cares, we don’t know who he is. Rey saves the day, but she’s never failed at anything so it’s not clear what her challenges are

                                  • Jordan Rutledge
                                    Jordan Rutledge  1 weeks back

                                    Worth noting that the prequels have some hollow characters and moments, but get to piggy back and the meaning put in by the original series. The new movies fail to do that by breaking the continuity entirely

                                • gameboard1
                                  gameboard1  1 weeks back

                                  Ever since "The Force Awakens" I've been excited for them to finish this trilogy, not because I think the movies are awesome 10/10's and I wanna see more, not because I think they are stinkers not worth your while so get it over with already, but because I wanna see what they do with the universe without having to live up to the expectations that are built in when you have well known characters! Having all these well known Characters brings certain expectations with them and I wanna see what they do when they don't have any expectations to shackle them and have the writers create new and interesting characters/stories!

                                  • DerMeisterXZ
                                    DerMeisterXZ  1 weeks back

                                    The impression I got from the beginning of Force Awakens is that there is a New Republic in control, but there is a significant fascist creep from the First Order that the government is not taking seriously, and that's why Leia started the Resistance. That said, I almost totally agree with you on The Last Jedi stuff; I think it had some of the highest highs in the whole series, and I even liked the Casino scenes for the most part, even though I thought the movie had some issues with the pacing and structural editing in general. But I am really anxious about Episode Nine, because I am afraid JJ is going to double down on all his bullshit mystery boxes, and he's well known for being terrible at ending things.

                                    • MissC
                                      MissC  1 weeks back

                                      I really liked this video, Jim. I liked that you were able to state your concerns for the new trilogy going forward while still being able to keep your perspective on what parts of the series so far you do like.

                                      • Kudrin2653
                                        Kudrin2653  1 weeks back

                                        Enjoyed hearing your view point of the star wars universe.

                                        • Gabriel Nicholas
                                          Gabriel Nicholas  1 weeks back

                                          I feel the exact same way about TFA as you do. I loved it at first and then it turned out to be average. Just a fun movie. I don't like TLJ at all. I find nothing redeemable about it. But at the same time, I can see why people would like it and why you hold it with such high praise. The Rise of Skywalker is going to end with Kylo being redeemed and the first entry of The Journal of Whills will be written from the info inside of R2-D2. The words "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away..." will be written and the last shot is going to be R2-D2.

                                          • Eighty Kakes
                                            Eighty Kakes  1 weeks back

                                            Disagree about your take on the Last Jedi, but thanks for the post.

                                            • mjmoore87
                                              mjmoore87  1 weeks back

                                              Anyone that doesn't think they ruined Luke Skywalker's character just isn't a fan, at least not one with any intelligence.

                                              • Joseph Ponticello
                                                Joseph Ponticello  1 weeks back

                                                could not agree more

                                              • mjmoore87
                                                mjmoore87  1 weeks back

                                                +Brian Laws man, you sure are dumb. Have fun with that!

                                              • Brian Laws
                                                Brian Laws  1 weeks back

                                                mjmoore87 - You clearly don’t understand what an opinion is. Get some perspective and realize that this is all subjective. Maybe ponder the irony of you insulting other people’s intelligence when you barely even understand what you’re typing.

                                              • mjmoore87
                                                mjmoore87  1 weeks back

                                                +Brian Laws nah, it's not an opinion that they ruined the character.

                                              • Brian Laws
                                                Brian Laws  1 weeks back

                                                mjmoore87 - True, who disagrees with your opinions is a probably just an idiot.

                                            • TandemTuba
                                              TandemTuba  1 weeks back

                                              People say the movies feel artificial, but really the hate feels artificial. Nerds, in general, like having something to be angry and scream into the void about even if it is their favorite franchise. We see it all the time in Magic. The movies are good, not world shatteringly amazing, but they sure aren't the garbage people would have you believe.

                                              Tl;dr - No one hates Star Wars more than Star Wars fans.

                                              • DerMeisterXZ
                                                DerMeisterXZ  1 weeks back

                                                People are just mad that TLJ wasn't the movie THEY wanted. It's fine that they don't like it, but they claim that everything they dislike is "bad writing." Just admit it wasn't for you and move on.

                                            • Francesco Gulisano
                                              Francesco Gulisano  1 weeks back

                                              These movies feel a bit too artificial and heartless, like they just wanted to make Star Wars movies, like you said
                                              Also, Rogue one was very good because it had a lot of major character, but only in the background, it only had one lightsaber and no jedis. It was in the same universe, but it was something completely new, without breaking with the established setting

                                              • 920mario
                                                920mario  1 weeks back

                                                How do you not know who is directing the third one smh

                                                • Stephen Hentges
                                                  Stephen Hentges  2 weeks back

                                                  Hot Take: Rouge One is the best Star Wars movie.

                                                  • Joel Dykman
                                                    Joel Dykman  1 weeks back

                                                    Its alright. The first act is boring, but the second and third are on par with any of the trilogy movies.

                                                  • SillyGooseProduction
                                                    SillyGooseProduction  2 weeks back

                                                    The last hour is the best star wars movie and I could watch that on a loop

                                                  • rene ziesig
                                                    rene ziesig  2 weeks back

                                                    its a retcon that makes sense

                                                  • Jim Davis
                                                    Jim Davis   2 weeks back

                                                    Stephen Hentges I don’t think this take is particularly hot, Rouge One is amazing

                                                • jeff elliott
                                                  jeff elliott  2 weeks back

                                                  I think rise of skywalker will be about kylo’s rise to becoming the emperor.

                                                  • Kyle Bennett
                                                    Kyle Bennett  2 weeks back

                                                    I loved hearing your commentary on the new trailer and at some point in the video I heard you say you can go through each Marvel movie and tear it apart, talking about all the parts you liked and didn’t like, I’d love to hear that. I’m also a very large Marvel fan and a very large Star Wars fan, and I agree a lot with what you said and very much enjoyed hearing it. Let’s hear it about the Marvel series now!

                                                    • Lindsay Scherer
                                                      Lindsay Scherer  2 weeks back

                                                      Good video! I just want to see it done well. Take an idea and just do it well.

                                                      • Brian Laws
                                                        Brian Laws  2 weeks back

                                                        I’m here for a Last Jedi defense

                                                        • Connie Barnett
                                                          Connie Barnett  2 weeks back

                                                          Accurate af

                                                          • David Windsor
                                                            David Windsor  2 weeks back

                                                            Hot take: Return of the Jedi is worse than both TFA and TLJ, and it’s treated with kid gloves because it’s part of the original trilogy.

                                                            Everyone throws a fit about the casino scene in TLJ wasting time, while Return of the Jedi is only good for about 30 minutes. The Luke/Vader/Emperor stuff is good, but everything else is just spinning their wheels with lame set pieces.

                                                            Remember how they stop everything in the desert for a pointless music number? Remember how the entire original trilogy ends with a silly dance party? Remember how half the movie was centered on Ewoks? Etc etc

                                                            I agree with a lot of the criticism towards newer Star Wars, but it annoys me when people act like the original trilogy is perfect. RotJ tarnished the series before the prequels/sequels ever did.

                                                            • rene ziesig
                                                              rene ziesig  2 weeks back

                                                              return had the best space battle of the og3

                                                          • Cody Lewis
                                                            Cody Lewis  2 weeks back

                                                            The force awakens was a copy and paste your classmates homework and changing a few answers to make it not completely the same. Tlj was a mess. The scene with leia force pulling herself from the vacuum of space where by all rights should be mush( sorry if I’m being condescending. She should’ve died in that scene or the scene shouldn’t have been there at all) is a travesty. I’ll agree what parts were got about tlj were good. The casino scenes were Garbo, snoke and phasma were both wasted Villains, the Asian girl that falls in love with Finn is a completely unnecessary story arch that takes away from the main one. Yes Han and leia did fall in love in the og trilogy, but that was over the course of all 3, not one movie. In all I’m not a fan of taking risks so much you all but spit in the face of what fans expect from star wars, because then it isn’t Star Wars, it’s just some poorly written with a few good points and modern graphics play set in the most storied universe in movies.

                                                          • Matt Stinson
                                                            Matt Stinson  2 weeks back

                                                            Spot on.

                                                            • ShelShellySheldon
                                                              ShelShellySheldon  2 weeks back

                                                              Yeah was enjoying the rant Jim

                                                              • doomtomb3
                                                                doomtomb3  2 weeks back

                                                                Sry we’ll never agree The Last Jedi was an A++

                                                              • Alex -
                                                                Alex -  2 weeks back

                                                                More Jim rants pls

                                                                • John Jack
                                                                  John Jack  2 weeks back

                                                                  Quality content

                                                                  • Joseph R.
                                                                    Joseph R.  2 weeks back

                                                                    I think I disagree with most of the points you made : 
                                                                    - I like the prequels. Grew up with them.
                                                                    - I initially didn't like episodes 7 and 8 at all, and the more I see them, the more I "rationalize" and learn to like them. Seems it went the other way around for you.
                                                                    - I feel no connection at all with Kylo, couldn't care less about what happens to him. Character has no credibility, everything is hard for him, even killing his father was cringy.
                                                                    - Rey, on the other hand, has everything work out too well for her, to the point where it's annoying.
                                                                    - I really care about who is Rey, who is Snoke, etc. and hated when episode 8 just through those questions out of the window one by one.
                                                                    - Instead of talking about big picture stuff, these films are focussing on the measly life of Jedi/Sith wannabes.
                                                                    - I'd like some heavier stuff, maybe a bit of politics, more saber fights, and some work on the damn characters before killing them.
                                                                    "Here's Snoke, he's a pretty mysterious bad guy, look how powerful he is... oh annnnd he's dead now... guess you'll have to settle with Kylo Ren".
                                                                    "Here's Luke, he looked weak and mad, but... surprise ! He's actually so powerful now, look at how he outsmarted the first order... oh wait he's dead too".
                                                                    Maybe I grew and changed what I like in movies, but this had been rather underwhelming for now.

                                                                    • william luxon
                                                                      william luxon  2 weeks back

                                                                      This entire video feels wrong, it feels like a huge betrayal to Star Wars. Seriously man, TRoS is our last hope for a good Star Wars movie. A true Star Wars movie. The less of TLJ the better. I have lost more friends to depression because of TLJ than anything else. Take a second look, because the past 23:19 seconds feel like someone stabbing a knife in my back and the back of Star Wars.

                                                                      • Drake , consumer of souls and cheese strings

                                                                        When the hell did SW fans send hate mail?

                                                                        • Andrew Abbey
                                                                          Andrew Abbey  2 weeks back

                                                                          https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/movies/kelly-marie-tran.html
                                                                          This was completely written by the actress herself

                                                                        • Drake , consumer of souls and cheese strings
                                                                          Drake , consumer of souls and cheese strings  2 weeks back

                                                                          +Andrew Abbey allegedly. Find me an official statement from the actress KMT themselves and I'll believe you.

                                                                        • Drake , consumer of souls and cheese strings
                                                                          Drake , consumer of souls and cheese strings  2 weeks back

                                                                          +Mitch no the Russian bot thing is overdone. It was people pissed he wouldn't answer any questions and that's it

                                                                        • Andrew Abbey
                                                                          Andrew Abbey  2 weeks back

                                                                          Rose Tico’s actor shutting down her Instagram because the barrage of fan assaults ring a bell?

                                                                        • Mitch no
                                                                          Mitch no  2 weeks back

                                                                          Russian bots spammed Rian Johnson's Twitter account.

                                                                      • Drake , consumer of souls and cheese strings

                                                                        The problem was subverting expectations, they did it too much and it it stopped working

                                                                        • Luke Bardsley
                                                                          Luke Bardsley  2 weeks back

                                                                          Super pretentious:(

                                                                          • Brian Laws
                                                                            Brian Laws  2 weeks back

                                                                            Luke Bardsley - Offering up your opinions is pretentious? 🙄

                                                                        • Cody Greer
                                                                          Cody Greer  2 weeks back

                                                                          Shoot, the prequels were my favorite

                                                                          • DerMeisterXZ
                                                                            DerMeisterXZ  1 weeks back

                                                                            They had some good ideas, but the dialogue was TERRIBLE

                                                                          • Cody Greer
                                                                            Cody Greer  2 weeks back

                                                                            Cletus Spuckler yeah I was I think 10 when phantom menace came out and that was my favorite installment. Pod racing was the dopest thing to me. Haha.

                                                                          • doomtomb3
                                                                            doomtomb3  2 weeks back

                                                                            Prequels gave us Darth Maul. Prequels let us see young Obi Wan which was awesome. The immense hatred toward the prequels are just bandwagon so-called Star Wars fans. We get it, original trilogy all the way. But I hate Disney so you cant sell me on this new trilogy over the prequels.

                                                                          • Cletus Spuckler
                                                                            Cletus Spuckler  2 weeks back

                                                                            You can always tell who was born around the time the prequels were made.
                                                                            *Darth Vader* was the most baddass villian in cinema history until George Lucas decided to give him a backstory portraying him as a *whinny brat* with the most *cheesy* and *cringy* lines ever. *NOOOOOOOOOOO* 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

                                                                          • Cody Greer
                                                                            Cody Greer  2 weeks back

                                                                            I often wonder why there is so much immense hatred toward them.

                                                                        • Mitch no
                                                                          Mitch no  2 weeks back

                                                                          The Last Jedi was a nu marvel goofy wacky joke Star Wars. The movie literally parodied itself in a moment. Call me old if you want, but I'm pretty sure that's Disney's audience.