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Other Games / Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
« on: February 19, 2020, 07:47:08 pm »
4 DAYS LETS FUCKING GO BOYS!!!!


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The Mess Hall / Re: An Apology To God, Country, and Community
« on: February 09, 2020, 06:03:12 am »
Wtf did i just read?

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: January 23, 2020, 08:35:38 am »
Thinking of buying this to play Paradox games while I wait for the chunks in between my university classes
https://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?langId=-1&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&catEntryId=3074457345619203819&urlLangId=&quantity=1

Its pretty weak man, i would look around more. A 2 core cpu now adays is pretty whack. And the Vega 3 igpu has to be pretty weak. I was on Vega 8 igpu and i was barely playing most stuff. So i really doubt the Vega 3 could do much but idk it might be enough for paradox games. But tbh i am sure you can find a better deal then something HP. Look at Lenovo they usually have really good prices and are decent quality.
Will do

Here you go!
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vega-HDMI-720p-Front-RAM-FHD-Black-8GB-display-AMD-Tuned-Radeon-14-Ryzen-THX-Graphics-IR-SSD-Laptop-MOTILE-5-Spatial-256GB-8-Performance-Audio-HD-Cam/587143396?selected=true

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Other Games / Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
« on: January 22, 2020, 12:07:32 am »
You know what it is

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Other Games / Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
« on: January 09, 2020, 08:04:14 pm »
I finally have a top tier NA team to root for. Thank god. Alex is the chosen one.

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Other Games / Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
« on: January 06, 2020, 08:58:50 pm »
I'm pretty sure were all getting VIP passes to events now, right alex? :P

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Off Topic / Re: Hockey Thread
« on: January 05, 2020, 10:11:19 pm »
The only hockey team i care about.

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Off Topic / Re: NBA #BALLISLIFE
« on: January 05, 2020, 09:05:04 pm »
Somebody finally told that boy to stop passing and start shooting.

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Off Topic / Re: The Star Wars Thread
« on: January 03, 2020, 03:51:15 am »
This is from reddit and it would explain alot if true:

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/saltierthancrait/comments/eisnd8/heres_what_ive_been_told_from_a_source_that/

TROS "JJ Abrams Cut"

Here's what I've been told from a source that worked on TROS.


Since shortly after release weekend, I’ve been corresponding with someone who worked closely on the production of TROS and works for one of the major companies I cannot disclose here. I have verified the source to my satisfaction. To protect the source, I am rewording what we spoke about over the last two weeks and am submitting it to you in bullet point format I have written based on what they told me. The TLDR is that they were upset with the final product of TROS and wanted to share their perspective on how it went down and where it went wrong.

The leakers for TROS had an agenda and are tied to Disney directly. My source confessed that they have an agenda as well in that they struggle with ignoring what’s been happening to someone who they think doesn’t deserve it.

JJ always treated everyone on and offset with respect so my source’s agenda is that what Disney has done to JJ and how much they screwed him over should be something people are at least aware of, whether you like him as a filmmaker or not.

Disney was one of the studios who were in that Bad Robot bidding war last year. Disney never had much interest in BR as a company but they did in JJ because they saw WB (who JJ went with in the end) as a major threat.

JJ is very successful at bringing franchises back like Mission Impossible, Star Trek and Star Wars. WB is struggling with DC and aside from Wonder Woman, DC is still seen as a bit of a joke in its current state by the GA.

WB wants Abrams for some DC projects. My source said that this generation’s Star Wars is the MCU, and Marvel’s biggest threat is a well operational DC. They want to keep DC in the limbo that they’re in right now. Abrams jumpstarting that franchise with something like a successful, audience-pleasing Superman movie makes them nervous. Their goal is to make JJ look bad to potential investors/shareholders.

My source mentioned this shortly after the premiere: “The TROS we saw last night was not the TROS we thought we worked on”.

JJ was devastated and blindsided by this. He’s been feeling down over the last 6 months because of some of the ridiculous demands Disney had that changed his movie’s story. While the scenes were shot, a lot of the changes were made in post-production and the audio was rerecorded and altered. My source said they’ve never seen anything like this happen before. He’s the director and he wasn’t in the know about what they were doing behind his back.

Apparently, JJ felt threatened over the month leading up to the premiere.

Rian was never meant to do IX despite some rumors that he was.

JJ was brought back by Iger, not KK. Disney insisted on more fan service, less controversy.

JJs original agreement when he signed on was indicating he would have way more creative control than he did on TFA. It became evident this wasn’t the case only a couple of weeks into shooting when the trouble with meddling started.

JJ wanted to do some scenes he thought were important but Disney shut it down citing budgetary reasons.

May 2019: JJ argued that those scenes were crucial. He had to let go of one of the scenes. The other scene he insisted on was approved at first. He did reshoots and additional photography in July. The new scene was shot at BR in October.

The “ending that will blow your mind” was a part of this. Older actors were included like Hayden, Ewan and Samuel and anyone who wasn’t animated. The force ghosts weren’t meant to be voices because they shot that footage on camera. The actors were in costumes. Rey was supposed to be surrounded by the force ghosts to serve as sort of a barrier between her and the Sith surrounding them.

My source thinks but can’t 100% confirm that this is because of China. It’s an office talk of sorts. Some VFX people claimed they got a list of approved shades of blue they could use on the Luke force ghosts. Cutting this out was when the bad blood turned into a nightmare for JJ because the movie he was making was suddenly unrecognizable to him in almost every way.

My source knows JJ well enough to know that he’s just not the yelling type but apparently in a meeting he yelled something along the lines of “Why don’t you just put ‘directed and written by Lucasfilm’ then?” My source wasn’t present for that exchange but knows some who were.

Disney demanded they shoot some scenes that would have things in it for merchandise. “They fly now” is one of them. It’s also JJ’s least favorite scene. At a November screening of a 2:37 cut, he cringed, groaned and laughed when the scene was on.

My source says that JJ was most likely not joking when he said “you’re right” in the interview where they asked him about TROS criticism.

JJ’s original early November cut was 3 hours 2 minutes long.

In January, JJ suggested that they turn this into two films. My source told me this well before Terrio mentioned it in an interview a couple of days ago. When Disney said no, JJ was content with making this 3 hours long.

Over a period of 9 months JJ started realizing that one by one his ideas and whole scenes were being thrown out the window or entirely altered by people who have “no business meddling with the creatives”.

They were not on the same page when it came to creative decisions and it became obvious that Disney had an agenda in addition to wanting to please shareholders. Disney could “afford messing up IX for the sake of the bigger picture” when it came to protecting things unrelated to IX.

The cut JJ eventually and hesitantly agreed to in early December was 2:37 minutes long. It wasn’t the cut we saw which he wouldn’t have approved of (and which is 2:22 long). Apart from the force ghosts, there were other crucial and emotional scenes missing. The cut they released looked “chopped and taped back together with weak scotch tape” (JJ's words).

The movie opened with Rey’s training. Her first scene with Rose was shortly after Rey damaged BB-8 during the training. Rose made a silly joke about how Poe is going to kill her for damaging BB-8. There was a moment where Rey took a minute to process what just happened when she saw that vision during training. She looked distressed and worried. The next scene was noise as the Falcon was landing and Rey runs over there. Those two women who kissed at the end were visible in this shot and they were holding hands. One of them ran towards the Falcon as it landed.

Kylo on Mustafar scene was 2 mins longer. There was a moment where Kylo seemed a bit dizzy and his vision was shown as blurry for a second. Almost as if time half-stopped while everyone in the background was slow-mo fighting. Kylo hears Vader's breathing, then shakes his head and time goes back to moving at a normal pace and he jumps right back into the battle (the scene from the trailer where he knocks that guy down which did end up in the movie later).

They cut some of the scenes from the lightspeed skipping segment. Some of the planets that were cut were Kashyyyk, Naboo, and Kamino.

The scene where the tie fighters are chasing them through the iceberg - those corridors were inspired by a video game JJ used to play in the 90s called Rebel Assault 2 (the third level in the game with the tunnels on Endor specifically).

Jannah was confirmed to be Lando’s daughter.

Rey not only healed Kylo's face scar but she killed Kylo when she healed Ben. Kylo ceased to exist when Rey healed him. My source mentioned that some people assume it was Han Solo who healed him but that isn’t true and that wasn't Han Solo. That was Leia using her own memories as well as Ben's to create a physical manifestation of his own thoughts to nudge him towards what he needed to do. That was her own way of communicating that with him. And it wasn't possible without her dying in the process. She made the ultimate sacrifice for her son and this flew over people's heads with the Disney cut.

The late November cut (the last cut JJ approved of) had scenes with Rose and Rey still. JJ wanted to give her a more meaningful arc. Disney felt that that was too risky too. My source mentioned that Chris Terrio said that it was because of the Leia scenes but this is only partially true because she had four other scenes including two with Rey/Daisy that Leia was not in.

Finn wanting to tell Rey something was always meant to be force sensitivity. In the 3 hour cut, it’s explicitly stated. There was a moment when Jannah and he were running on top of that star destroyer and Finn needed to unlock or move something and he force-moved it and acted surprised when it happened. This was replaced with a CGI’d BB-8 fixing whatever he needed to fix on there.

Babu Frik was nearly cut because some execs at Disney thought he would be the new Jar Jar. They are really surprised that people love him this much. He was JJ's idea and was created in collaboration with some artists and puppeteers. The personality was all JJ.

There were a bunch of scenes where Rey and Kylo (separately) went through quiet moments of reflection to deal with what they were going through. On her part, her going through the realization that there's something sinister about her past. Him going through regret and remorse but trying to shut it out. My source said that the Kylo scenes were especially amazing because of Adam's performance and how he managed to portray that inner turmoil. It provided much more context and added deeper meaning to both his battle with Rey and the final redemption arc at the end. It didn't happen so suddenly and it was more structured than what we got.

The Kylo/Rey scene where he dies was at least 4 minutes longer with more dialogue. Ben was always supposed to die. Source also added that if he wasn’t, then that might’ve been in an earlier draft which they haven’t read. The first draft they read included Lando (the first few didn’t). The Reylo kiss and Ben’s death was not part of the reshoots. It was a part of the re-editing. Even the cut that JJ thought was coming out earlier this month had a longer version of that scene than what was shown in the theatrical cut.

JJ was against the Reylo kiss (or Reylo in general). This was Disney's attempt to please both sides of the fandom.

JJ was not happy with where TLJ took the story. The final result is a mix of that story and the story told by Disney and whoever they tried to impress (“certainly not the fans”). JJ is gutted over the final result. Star Wars means a lot to him. He had to sacrifice large chunks of the story in TFA but he was promised more creative control on TROS and instead the leash they had him on was only tightened as time went by. A source said that this is the one franchise and the one piece of his work that he didn't want to mess up and instead it turned into his worst nightmare. When he found out that he was blindsided with the cut they presented, he said "what the fuck??" when Kylo was fighting the Knights of Ren at the end and the Williams music that was used for it was not what he wanted at all. He seemed to think it was out of place.

JJ's cut still exists and “will always exist”. We most likely will never see it unless “someone accidentally leaks it.”

Ok, so there you have it. If there are questions, I will try to follow up with my source but it’s up to them if they want to share more so I cannot guarantee an answer.

Edit: I forgot one thing that the source wanted included, concerning FinnPoe in TROS:

The source asked about FinnPoe after seeing Oscar Isaac's comment about how Disney didn't want it to be a thing. This is true. JJ fought to make this happen. This is why Oscar is blaming Disney. It's not just a random throwaway comment. He knows for a fact that it was Disney because these discussions happened. The main cast is insanely close with JJ and are just as pissed, though seemingly more outspoken about it than JJ. During TFA, Disney was hesitant to hire John Boyega because a woman was front and center so they deemed that risky enough so bringing in a male lead who's black made them nervous. JJ fought to make that happen for about nine months before getting approval. The same issue came up when JJ fought to have Finn&Poe in TROS but he lost that battle as he lost many creative battles for this film. Many people, JJ included, came to the realization during this production that the story really is told by shareholders/investors instead of the creatives or anyone at Disney specifically. He tried to make a lot of things happen and was shut down because of this. They had him on a leash and many blame TLJ for the stricter creative approach.

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Off Topic / Re: The Star Wars Thread
« on: January 03, 2020, 03:36:19 am »
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My biggest problem with this movie is that they took absolutely no risks whatsoever.

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Chewy dead killed by Rey making her contemplate her powers and if she really is destined to be evil? Nah he was on a different ship. C3PO losing his memory and having all the build up to that moment? Nah 20 minutes later he gets it all restored. Woah the emperors lightning takes down the entire rebel fleet? Nah he stops and every ship recovers and destroys a fleet of thousands of star destroyers. Ben Solo thrown down a shaft like his grandpa did to the emperor? Nah he’s back to revive Rey. Rey dies in the ultimate sacrifice and ends the Palpatine line (potentially)? Nah the last Skywalker comes and gives his life so she could live. A power Anakin turned evil to learn and Ben does it outta nowhere.

This movie would have been way better if Rey ended up dying and Ben Solo being the last Skywalker. He could have gone into exile to Tatooine or repayed his debt to society by training the next generation of Jedi, but no of course they don’t have the balls to do that. The ending was so rushed. Didn’t get to enjoy any moment. Palpatine died like a fucking bitch and there was no epic fight. Anakin should have been a part of defeating Palpatine not just his words of encouragement. Wasted opportunities left and right for this movie. 
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I agree, predictable af all the way through, it's like the director of this movie has 0 balls to make any impacting decisions
dogshit ass movie. dogshit trilogy.
All of the actors are kinda shit but Adam Driver, all of the characters are mostly not likeable, and a lot of the movie just doesn't make sense/doesn't have explanation.
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Why tf is her lightsaber yellow at the end of the movie? That shit was dumb as hell.
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Well now we know you're not a real star wars fan Wind... Lightsabers come in just about every color of the rainbow. Mace Windu's was purple. And several other Jedi had different colored sabers. For example, Jedi Master Plo Koon used an orange saber.

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And any movie can be picked apart from a critical standpoint. But the movie was enjoyable to a majority of fans and viewers, myself included. The movie certainly isn't perfect and few movies ever are. But it is still a good Star Wars movie. And did the best it could with what it had after TLJ. If you didn't like it that's fine, but to go around saying its DOGSHIT is just complete BULLSHIT. TLJ was DOGSHIT. This doesn't even come close to that level of trash. And I'm not sure why everyone wants to act like a fucking movie critic nowadays. Just watch the movie and enjoy it or don't. Don't try and act like you are some master of film and the theatrical arts.

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Bruh I know people have different coloured lightsabers lmao you don't need to show me 3 pictures of people using coloured lightsabers. Usually there are reasons as to why certain characters have certain coloured lightsabers.. in Rey's case it seems more just like "hurrr durr yellow iz different and COOL and she the main character so yanno here you go, you're special!" rather than you know maybe explaining why or how she has a yellow lightsaber to begin with. It seems random/pandering as fuck.
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I'm pretty sure most people aren't fans of the new movie and actually just the trilogy in general, as you can see from the posts on this thread. Though this is also anecdotal, everyone I know said the movie was meh/shit. This whole trilogy was a disgrace to film/Star Wars and IT IS DOGSHIT. D O G S H I T. Disney fucked up, when do they not? Even Mark Hamill can't say anything good about the movies. You honestly must be braindead if you enjoyed the first two movies to any extent. I'll give this one some credit, it wasn't as bad as the other two, but it certainly still is bad. But yeah, I'm allowed to say the movie is dogshit because that's my opinion, I'm also allowed to say why I think it is a dogshit movie because that is also my opinion. But yeah I'll make sure to not say why I didn't like it next time so I don't get your panties in a twist... To me though the only redeemable thing about this trilogy to me is Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, badass character with a decent arc.

I was implying you are not a real fan because you didn't know they had other color sabers. And the fact that you just watched this whole trilogy within the past week, not because you disliked this movie. Also, we aren't talking about the first 2 movies in this trilogy we are talking about THIS movie so not sure what that has to do with anything. And you said yourself this one was better than the first two.

And I have spoken to at least 20 different people that all said they liked the movie despite its obvious flaws. And to say most people didn't like this movie is complete bullshit considering actual stats prove otherwise.

Out of 40,000 viewers, 86% liked the movie. And that number will only grow.





And apparently a vast majority of viewers and CRITICS disagree with you about the trilogy.


Note that critics loved The Last Jedi (91%). The audience hated it (43%).
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https://www.quora.com/Ive-been-hearing-disturbing-rumors-about-how-Rotten-Tomatoes-has-been-manipulating-its-numbers-in-favor-of-The-Rise-of-Skywalker-Is-it-true-if-so-can-you-present-evidence-of-that

Just saying, Disney who by extension owns that website has been manipulating numbers. That 86% is the same now with 77,000 verified reviews as it was with little over 6,000, which is more or less statistically impossible.

The majority of more passionate fans seem to dislike the new trilogy, most who like them seems like the more casual viewers. The people defending the movies online in discussions at least are a small miniority, and videos criticising the movies have garnered millions of views and usually overwhelming like to dislike ratios.

You sound like some retarded conspiracy theorist. And if you actually believe that you are dumb. And i am a passionate fan and know several that are as well and we enjoyed the movie. So to attempt to discredit a film because you didn't like it means absolutely nothing. You're looking for shit that agrees with your opinion so you find more of it. There are just as many people that liked the movie, its not a small minority so stfu with that bullshit. And every single video that hates on something gets popular, its 2020 and people love to hate on shit. People think its COOL to dislike stuff. And we've already been over reasons why this movie is bad and why it is good. So you're a little late to the party. Go read some more conspiracy bullshit and like some hate filled videos.
wtf are you saying, then that’s not because only your dad disliked the prequels that all adults disliked it too, my dad and some of his friends liked it, many persons I know too and now only my little brother appreciate the new trilogy.

I literally do not know what you're saying or implying. You quoted the wrong post i think, and you are simultaneously disagreeing and agreeing with me lol.

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Off Topic / Re: The Star Wars Thread
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:39:53 pm »
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My biggest problem with this movie is that they took absolutely no risks whatsoever.

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Chewy dead killed by Rey making her contemplate her powers and if she really is destined to be evil? Nah he was on a different ship. C3PO losing his memory and having all the build up to that moment? Nah 20 minutes later he gets it all restored. Woah the emperors lightning takes down the entire rebel fleet? Nah he stops and every ship recovers and destroys a fleet of thousands of star destroyers. Ben Solo thrown down a shaft like his grandpa did to the emperor? Nah he’s back to revive Rey. Rey dies in the ultimate sacrifice and ends the Palpatine line (potentially)? Nah the last Skywalker comes and gives his life so she could live. A power Anakin turned evil to learn and Ben does it outta nowhere.

This movie would have been way better if Rey ended up dying and Ben Solo being the last Skywalker. He could have gone into exile to Tatooine or repayed his debt to society by training the next generation of Jedi, but no of course they don’t have the balls to do that. The ending was so rushed. Didn’t get to enjoy any moment. Palpatine died like a fucking bitch and there was no epic fight. Anakin should have been a part of defeating Palpatine not just his words of encouragement. Wasted opportunities left and right for this movie. 
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I agree, predictable af all the way through, it's like the director of this movie has 0 balls to make any impacting decisions
dogshit ass movie. dogshit trilogy.
All of the actors are kinda shit but Adam Driver, all of the characters are mostly not likeable, and a lot of the movie just doesn't make sense/doesn't have explanation.
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Why tf is her lightsaber yellow at the end of the movie? That shit was dumb as hell.
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Well now we know you're not a real star wars fan Wind... Lightsabers come in just about every color of the rainbow. Mace Windu's was purple. And several other Jedi had different colored sabers. For example, Jedi Master Plo Koon used an orange saber.

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And any movie can be picked apart from a critical standpoint. But the movie was enjoyable to a majority of fans and viewers, myself included. The movie certainly isn't perfect and few movies ever are. But it is still a good Star Wars movie. And did the best it could with what it had after TLJ. If you didn't like it that's fine, but to go around saying its DOGSHIT is just complete BULLSHIT. TLJ was DOGSHIT. This doesn't even come close to that level of trash. And I'm not sure why everyone wants to act like a fucking movie critic nowadays. Just watch the movie and enjoy it or don't. Don't try and act like you are some master of film and the theatrical arts.

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Bruh I know people have different coloured lightsabers lmao you don't need to show me 3 pictures of people using coloured lightsabers. Usually there are reasons as to why certain characters have certain coloured lightsabers.. in Rey's case it seems more just like "hurrr durr yellow iz different and COOL and she the main character so yanno here you go, you're special!" rather than you know maybe explaining why or how she has a yellow lightsaber to begin with. It seems random/pandering as fuck.
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I'm pretty sure most people aren't fans of the new movie and actually just the trilogy in general, as you can see from the posts on this thread. Though this is also anecdotal, everyone I know said the movie was meh/shit. This whole trilogy was a disgrace to film/Star Wars and IT IS DOGSHIT. D O G S H I T. Disney fucked up, when do they not? Even Mark Hamill can't say anything good about the movies. You honestly must be braindead if you enjoyed the first two movies to any extent. I'll give this one some credit, it wasn't as bad as the other two, but it certainly still is bad. But yeah, I'm allowed to say the movie is dogshit because that's my opinion, I'm also allowed to say why I think it is a dogshit movie because that is also my opinion. But yeah I'll make sure to not say why I didn't like it next time so I don't get your panties in a twist... To me though the only redeemable thing about this trilogy to me is Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, badass character with a decent arc.

I was implying you are not a real fan because you didn't know they had other color sabers. And the fact that you just watched this whole trilogy within the past week, not because you disliked this movie. Also, we aren't talking about the first 2 movies in this trilogy we are talking about THIS movie so not sure what that has to do with anything. And you said yourself this one was better than the first two.

And I have spoken to at least 20 different people that all said they liked the movie despite its obvious flaws. And to say most people didn't like this movie is complete bullshit considering actual stats prove otherwise.

Out of 40,000 viewers, 86% liked the movie. And that number will only grow.





And apparently a vast majority of viewers and CRITICS disagree with you about the trilogy.


Note that critics loved The Last Jedi (91%). The audience hated it (43%).
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https://www.quora.com/Ive-been-hearing-disturbing-rumors-about-how-Rotten-Tomatoes-has-been-manipulating-its-numbers-in-favor-of-The-Rise-of-Skywalker-Is-it-true-if-so-can-you-present-evidence-of-that

Just saying, Disney who by extension owns that website has been manipulating numbers. That 86% is the same now with 77,000 verified reviews as it was with little over 6,000, which is more or less statistically impossible.

The majority of more passionate fans seem to dislike the new trilogy, most who like them seems like the more casual viewers. The people defending the movies online in discussions at least are a small miniority, and videos criticising the movies have garnered millions of views and usually overwhelming like to dislike ratios.

You sound like some retarded conspiracy theorist. And if you actually believe that you are dumb. And i am a passionate fan and know several that are as well and we enjoyed the movie. So to attempt to discredit a film because you didn't like it means absolutely nothing. You're looking for shit that agrees with your opinion so you find more of it. There are just as many people that liked the movie, its not a small minority so stfu with that bullshit. And every single video that hates on something gets popular, its 2020 and people love to hate on shit. People think its COOL to dislike stuff. And we've already been over reasons why this movie is bad and why it is good. So you're a little late to the party. Go read some more conspiracy bullshit and like some hate filled videos.

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