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    Yeah, I’ve been pumped for this since I learned that Ron Howard is directing it.
     
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    Han Solo was a ****y smuggler who turns out to be a good guy.
    That's really all I know (and need to know) about him.
    The last thing I need to see is the latest Disney PC stink bomb vandalizing the Star Wars saga.
     
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    I thought I read somewhere that the last director walked out because the guy playing the lead can't act. This has disaster written all over it.
     
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    WTF? The word "asterisked out" wasn't an expletive. It just kind of sounds like one.

    LOL. . . "Don't get penis-y, kid"

     
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    Have you seen the last FIVE Star Wars episodes? The "saga" you speak of has vandalized itself! The only good thing coming out of it in the last 35 years was Rogue One and hopefully the forthcoming Solo. The reason for hope on this new one is how well they handled Rogue One and the new trailer.
     
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    Yeah, that’s the main concern. But it’s still a Ron Howard flick and the rest of the cast is solid. I’ll give it a shot.
     
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    I'll give it a shot because it's Han Solo, the character I loved as a kid. That being said, I'm getting a bit Star Wars fatigue. The Last Jedi wasn't very good & I thought Rogue One was good but not great (lackluster 1st half and really good 2nd half).
     
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    Ron Howard is good, no question. Based on what I've been hearing I doubt even Stanley Kubrick could rescue this film.
     
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    Kubrick died 19 years ago.
     
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    Yes I know. He was the GOAT director.
     
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    My favorite was Frank Capra.
     
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    Scorcese?
     
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    HOF'er for sure. . .but
    Kubrick was an absolute genius. The GOAT. The Tom Brady of directing.
     
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    Kubrick never won an Oscar in four nominations, Scorcese won once but has been nominated an impressive eight times. My favorite Capra won three and was nominated six times.

    Kubrick made some excellent movies but also a lot of real clunkers (he only directed 16 total). His films tended to reflect the times in which they were made and haven't aged all that well with a few exceptions like Spartacus, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket. I wouldn't call him the GOAT by any stretch but he was influential.
     
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    They just gave best picture to a film about a woman having sex with a fish. I don't think it's a fair measure of anything.

    Kubrick has 5 films that are unquestionably masterpieces: Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket.
    Three that are arguably masterpieces- Eyes Wide Shut, Barry Lyndon, Paths of Glory.
    And a few that pretty darn good- Sparticus and Lolita.

    Capra's masterpieces- It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
    Arguable masterpieces- It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and You Can't Take It with You.
    Pretty darn good- Arsenic and Old Lace.

    No disrespect to Capra but I think Kubrick has the edge.
     
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    It's Scorsese for me. Raging Bull, Goodfella's, Casino, Taxi Driver, Gangs of NY, the Departed, The Wolf of Wall St......
     
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    We'll just have to disagree on much of this. A Clockwork Orange was shlocky impressionistic pop; Dr. Strangelove had some of those same pretentious eye-rolling tongue-in-cheek aspects. Even 2001 had a sprawling loosey-goosey '60s vibe to it. Eyes Wide Shut simply was forced and embarrassing. I forgot to mention Spartacus, one of his best overall. I just don't think much of Kubrick's stuff will stand the test of time because his films reflected timely cultural mores vs. universal aspects of the human condition like Capra's movies did. Eighty years later you can still relate to Capra's themes. To me, a lot of Kubrick's treatments already seem dated and self-consciously cynical.
     
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    You've got to be kidding me! I know there's a subjective element to this but c'mon!
    Kubrick's films had psychological depth. You can watch them repeatedly and come away with something new each time.
    2001 was probably the greatest sci-fi film ever made (and you could plausibility argue greatest film ever). It was done 1 year before the moon landing.
    He took a great book by Anthony Burgess (Clockwork Orange) and made a movie that was better than the book (when has this EVER happened?).
    He took some schlocky novel by Stephen King and turned it into a masterpiece (The Shining).

    I like Capra. I don't want to sh*t on Capra to make a point. But I can sit through any Capra movie just once and pretty much "get it." I can re-watch his movies and it feels like a warm, comfortable, old blanket but I won't walk away with any new insights.
     

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