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...you're better of waiting to pick up at a garage sale or thrift store...
I feel the same way about the film itself. Much better off waiting until someone throws it out their window and then you can watch it for free.

And then throw it out your window.
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What books are better for collecting: The Art of or Visual Dictionaries?
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I feel the same way about the film itself. Much better off waiting until someone throws it out their window and then you can watch it for free.

And then throw it out your window.
The whole 'trilogy' is that way. It really isnt a Trilogy. They just did the movies James Bond style. No real plot, but just connecting action sequences with razor thin story. Not sure why they announced having a Lucasfilm story group when is obvious the didnt do anything creative. There was no plan for this series other than milk people for money off of past performance.

Ive had a few of these books and they are usually well done.
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The whole 'trilogy' is that way. It really isnt a Trilogy. They just did the movies James Bond style. No real plot, but just connecting action sequences with razor thin story. Not sure why they announced having a Lucasfilm story group when is obvious the didnt do anything creative. There was no plan for this series other than milk people for money off of past performance.

Ive had a few of these books and they are usually well done.
The Lucasfilm Story Group is in charge of making sure comics, novels, video games, tv shows, and other media do not contradict each other like the old EU Legends ended up doing. They don't come up with the plots for the movies nor any of the other media AFAIK. I believe the main focus of the Story Group is to help writers who aren't familiar with Star Wars make their content fit within the universe. They may contribute suggestions for an author; for example, an author writing a series post-ROTJ about a rookie pilot that needs a famous pilot to look up to might be suggested that Wedge Antilles fits that role, rather than making up a new character.
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The Lucasfilm Story Group is in charge of making sure comics, novels, video games, tv shows, and other media do not contradict each other like the old EU Legends ended up doing. They don't come up with the plots for the movies nor any of the other media AFAIK. I believe the main focus of the Story Group is to help writers who aren't familiar with Star Wars make their content fit within the universe. They may contribute suggestions for an author; for example, an author writing a series post-ROTJ about a rookie pilot that needs a famous pilot to look up to might be suggested that Wedge Antilles fits that role, rather than making up a new character.
Then the storygroup still failed sin e there were contradictions within the trilogy itself, let alone the saga.
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Then the storygroup still failed sin e there were contradictions within the trilogy itself, let alone the saga.
As bad as they were, there are very few contradictions in the sequel trilogy. There are numerous ones between the PT and OT.

One of the issues with the movies is that they allowed JJ and RJ a lot of freedom (too much IMO). According to the stories from production, the story group clashed a LOT with JJ (especially on TROS), but Disney's Iger had basically given JJ carte blanche to do what he wanted because of TFA's success.

But most importantly, Kathleen Kennedy completely dropped the ball by not requiring all 3 directors (as originally planned) to sit down and write one cohesive trilogy before starting filming on day 1. If you look at someone who knows what he's doing, James Cameron did exactly this for his sequels (Avatar 2, 3, 4, etc).

I could talk about it a lot and I don't like the sequel trilogy (or the story group), but the story group in particular doesn't really deserve the blame here.
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Did not like this movie much, but the artwork is fantastic. There's this one from the books I particularly enjoy

https://i.imgur.com/6y1hjg9.jpg

Of what we could have had instead of the hot garbage we received.
Ugh that looks so much better than the film...
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It's sad when the supporting merchandise for a movie are much better than the movie itself. It wasn't the worst movie ever made, but damn, it was such a lazily conceived conclusion to 42 years of saga. Part of me wishes that those rumors floating around that Disney is thinking of de-canonizing the sequel trilogy or relegating it to an alternate reality timeline were true and they just started over with Lucas at the helm (with supervision!). But, Carrie Fisher's gone, Harrison Ford's not interested, Mark Hamill's probably had enough of SW, and it would be unprecedented. Just write it off and move on, perhaps fixing some of its weaknesses via future works that put it all into more comprehensible context. I mean, Snoke in a huge pickle jar? Conclusion of ROTJ was meaningless? Genocidal psychopath becomes a good guy because his mom REALLY loved him? Puhleeze.
The best part of the prequels may have been that first poster with Anakin casting a shadow of Darth Vader. . . .
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I did read them. I saw some were upset that they didn't have "art from the movie." But I acknowledge that a lot talked about the lack of those things. But again the focus of these books are preproduction and concept art, not art from the final cut of the film.
Changing the script midway through production will do that
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The best part of the prequels may have been that first poster with Anakin casting a shadow of Darth Vader. . . .
I actually didn't hate the prequels and I grew up with the original trilogy when they came out. I get why people didn't like them, but I didn't feel the same way. But the sequels, the first was pretty good if derivative, with a fantastic almost literal cliffhanger, but the next two were successively worse, for different reasons. I just can't get into them. They didn't create an engaging fictional reality.
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Is E9 worth seeing? After 8, I haven't been able to get myself to see 9.
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