April fools' was yesterday (sorry, couldn't resist)Just for the record, my official feelings on Episode IX after the Palpatine clone confirmations, and after rewatching it again:
The Rise of Skywalker is one of the best of the Star Wars films, in the top 4 or so in my opinion. I really don't see how anyone else could have tied it altogether in any other way. In fact, it's quite "George Lucas-like" so to speak.
I work in the display industry, and most people can't see a difference between 4k and 8k. though I had a medical monitor in here at 32k! used in very very expensive cancer screening equipment. those raw screens are over $20k. Right now there isn't even enough 4k content.... trying to sell 8k later in the year will be a hard sell.That will be expensive!
You'll have to buy an 8K TV, Bluray player, A/V receiver and HDMI cables.
That's like $10,000+ for what most experts say isn't much better than 4K.
we have pretty much hit the cap of what people will buy, but that does not mean the good folks at Best Buy aren't willing to go that extra mile to sell you something you don't need... Their Geek squad is top notch!Are you suggesting the guy at Best Buy doesn't know the proper terms?
I am a AV person & have people regularly talking about 16K to which I reply the original films/highest computer signal/giant billboards don't need that much detail. Nor could you afford it to make it look good at that resolution.
It still has to be good, though, Cobalt.it would remove a level of scrutiny, and allow people to relax their sphincters, and who knows? they might actually enjoy it.
not so much a benchmark, so much as, a lowering of the bar.It still has to be good, though, Cobalt....
Whether something is EU or not (and by your yardstick, it's all EU now) means nothing to me as a benchmark of quality.
just saying, if they had sold it AS "EU", then The Audience, as a whole, would have been a LOT more forgiving
No worries, I didn't take your post personally. But, I can only reply in personal terms on this matter I spose.I didn't mean you personally, I meant Disney's Audience, in general.
Plain and simple, Disney were just the wrong people to handle Star Wars, because they just hadn't a bull's notion what to do with it. It'll be a shame forever what they did with the Skywalker saga.Disney inherited the most dedicated fanbase in the history of modern cinema, and they've somehow managed to squander it.
The problem here, though, is that 99% of the general audience has no idea what the "EU" is. They never read about Skippy the Droid and wouldn't know who Timothy Zahn was if he bit them all on the ****. Into the bargain, there's also a huge, huge, percentage of fans who couldn't care less about the EU, because at best it was always just (pretty poor in most cases) secondary material. So, Disney simply can't say "it's all EU now", even though that appellation is apt in many ways.just saying, if they had sold it AS "EU", then The Audience, as a whole, would have been a LOT more forgiving -- most of the EU was crap after all, which makes this an EASY standard to live up to -- but by selling their ST as "the Official Continuation of GL's Body of Work" they really sort of dug their own grave -- they created a standard for themselves, which proved IMPOSSIBLE to live up to.
Yeh, Lucas blew it long before Disney got their mitts on Star Wars. But a lot of that has to do with the sycophants he surrounded himself with. When I think about George I am often reminded of Sick Boy's theory about great people having it and then losing it forever.Pssh. Lucas himself lowered the bare a decade and a half ago. Lucas was as much if not more a sell out. Looking to Lucas for light is like looking to OJ in an NFL players court trial. In a manner of speaking it entirely continued what Lucas did: destroying SW.