Friday, December 15, 2017

December Update

As Vault 1541 approaches its one year anniversary this is the 100th post! Last week I renewed the URL for two more years so I'll be sticking around for a while, or at least the blog will be available for that long. I don't plan on going anywhere but it's hard to say what the future holds. After having a week of posts for DC Comics the week the Justice League movie released I'm disappointed I couldn't do the same for Star Wars. The new movie came up on me quick and then the weather this week has kept me a bit busy as I've had to shovel snow 10 times between two properties over a six day span.

I couldn't find a good #100 image so here is some snow. This is a
Star Wars Galaxy trading card from 1993; the artist is Geof Darrow.

Last night I played the free campaign extension for Star Wars: Battlefront II which quickly ended any speculation of what the game's epilogue meant. I was vague when I talked about it last month as I stated it seemed unlikely that a video game would be the reveal of such big news in regards to the new movie trilogy. I'm not sure if it's a spoiler to mention it now though I don't think it is, however, I'll still stay as vague as possible. The epilogue of the game involves Kylo Ren and some thought it could be revealing who Rey's parents are but with The Last Jedi now in theaters, that part of the epilogue is irrelevant and has little impact in regards to the film. I've no idea why the game did that as it seems completely unnecessary now.

This morning I did see The Last Jedi and I'm still unsure what to make of everything in it. Leading up to the release of the movie I avoided all but the very first trailer, though I had seen some photos of Porgs. While the Porg humor isn't great, I could have lived with it if it was kept on the island but it is not. In fact, there are more than a few attempts at humor that I could have done without. I'm not saying I don't like some humor; some of the dialog is funny but some also seems out of place. The audience at my theater had people that were laughing loudly though I wasn't one of them. My biggest problems with the movie is what happens with the Resistance fleet (can't say much without spoilers) and the overuse of the Force. The story relies heavily on pushing the limits of just what is capable with the Force. I know it's science fiction with an emphasis on fiction so I'll go along with it as best I can. Also, since it is Star Wars I'll still mostly like it though I wouldn't say it's amazing and I'd still put all three of the original trilogy movies at the top.

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