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Old 01-13-2021, 04:20 PM   #23141
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Algorithms are making sure everyone's opinions are reinforced.

We're all in the Matrix.
Attitudes as much as opinions.
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The internet gave everyone opportunity to voice their opinion and we've discovered no one really cares about other opinions.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:24 PM   #23143
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Algorithms are making sure everyone's opinions are reinforced.

We're all in the Matrix.
Yes especially when those opinions are being motorized. So it makes sense to follow the algorithms. You do not need original content, just reinforce a statement that is already out there.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:27 PM   #23144
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Yes especially when those opinions are being motorized. So it makes sense to follow the algorithms. You do not need original content, just reinforce a statement that is already out there.
The majority of "content" is reaction to content. It's like the human centipede.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:30 PM   #23145
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The majority of "content" is reaction to content. It's like the human centipede.
Right, as an example look at the way Wonder Woman 84 went. There was original positive videos when the early reviews came out. Once the negative reviews started the videos all became negative.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:44 PM   #23146
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Many people have stated variations of this over the years, but essentially, "the measure of intelligence is the ability to change one's mind when given new information."
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I love all the Star Wars posters, but this could be my favorite:



(Well, maybe a few of the Solo posters were kinda bad.)
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This is my favorite.

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Old 01-13-2021, 10:02 PM   #23149
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So it's JJ taking a jab at the way Luke was portrayed throughout most of TLJ now? Taking a jab at the movie for setting up Luke at a low point before showing him overcome and ascend to legendary/miraculous status. No specific offense intended to anyone but that sounds even more moronic and childish than ever. That's like having a beef with the rollercoaster for slowly rising to the top of the track in the early part of the ride. Or taking a jab at about dinner because it was "mostly" about having to eat soup then meat and potatoes before you were even allowed dessert.
Don’t people who complain about the saber toss in TLJ see it as a metaphor for how Luke was portrayed throughout most of the movie? He’s this grumpy sarcastic recluse who’s basically thrown everything away and the saber toss represents that attitude he has, which he has throughout most of TLJ. If JJ’s saber catch in TROS was supposed to be a jab at TLJ, most likely the jab wouldn’t be for that one single moment in TLJ when Luke tosses the saber, but for Luke’s attitude during most of the film. Again, I’m not saying I believe this, but I can see how this specific part of TROS could be interpreted that way. Most of the other perceived digs I don’t buy. Like Kylo putting his helmet back together. To me that is a natural progression of his character from TLJ. In TLJ he destroyed it due to his conversation with Snoke. But since he killed Snoke he can go back to being who he really wants to be, which is Vader 2.0.

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How come nobody complains about Rey trying throw the saber away in the first place? Isn't that a jab at fans who don't like sabers being thrown away? It sure could be interpreted that way and JJ must have known that when he put it in. (He also has Kylo throw his away. REDUNDANT! Maybe JJ is a bigger fan of TLJ and its saber tossing breakthrough than he'll even admit )
Probably because Rey changes her attitude five minutes later, instead of five years later.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:08 PM   #23153
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Don’t people who complain about the saber toss in TLJ see it as a metaphor for how Luke was portrayed throughout most of the movie?
No. It's a direct call back to a specific moment with the roles reversed. The rest of the scene with Rey in TROS is him relating to her how he acknowledged his failure, overcame it, atoned and faced his destiny (once more). Which we witnessed in TLJ.



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Probably because Rey changes her attitude five minutes later, instead of five years later.
Well he had the fate of his nephew and all his students + history on his conscience with the grandaughter of Palpatine to inspire him. While Rey had Saint Luke the White to help her out of her crisis.

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Is that Tron one mine? It looks amateurish enough.
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Is that Tron one mine? It looks amateurish enough.
Probably. I am strong with the right-click-save-as.
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Wow dude, you have some serious issues. Not kidding. In my many years on this forum, that's the craziest out-of-proportion attack on a perfectly valid opinion I've experienced. That really pisses me off, if I'm being honest, but I'm gonna be a reasonable human being and show you WAYYY more courtesy than you just showed me.

Get some help, brother.
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No. It's a direct call back to a specific moment with the roles reversed. The rest of the scene with Rey in TROS is him relating to her how he acknowledged his failure, overcame it, atoned and faced his destiny (once more). Which we witnessed in TLJ.
That wasn’t the question though. The question was about the viewpoint of people who complain about the saber toss. I’m saying the saber toss on its own isn’t what they ultimately have a problem with, but one of many “sins” that TLJ Luke commits throughout the movie.
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That wasn’t the question though. The question was about the viewpoint of people who complain about the saber toss. I’m saying the saber toss on its own isn’t what they ultimately have a problem with, but one of many “sins” that TLJ Luke commits throughout the movie.
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Don’t people who complain about the saber toss in TLJ see it as a metaphor for how Luke was portrayed throughout most of the movie?

In the context of "JJ did that to have a dig at the way Luke was portrayed in TLJ." though.

I don't believe the people who freaked out at Luke tossing the saber away were really contemplating its metaphorical value. Unless it's as a metaphor for something they didn't want Luke to do.

It's like wondering if Vader having his hand cut off in ROTJ was for the benefit of all the people who see his cutting off of Luke's hand in ESB as a metaphor for the way his character was portrayed. I guess when people don't like something they could in theory take any one element and say "that's a metaphor for everything I don't like". The idea that Abrams went to that trouble of blowing a dog whistle for a section of the audience who might think that way is rather ludicrous. People seem to have a thing for George's "Maclunkey" addition. So where Favreau and Filoni having a dig at Lucas by using it in Mandalorian?

Luke catching the saber and mock-scolding Rey is simply an acknowledgement of the rehabilitation of Luke's character, his hopes and his attitudes which was depicted in TLJ.

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