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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 15 February 2018 at 11:39am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

"I know impressions do not make you an actor..."

I don't know. Look at the rack of awards Jamie Foxx got for RAY.
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 18 February 2018 at 5:25pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Is... Is that supposed to be... Lando Calrissian?!?
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Patrick Mallon
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Posted: 18 February 2018 at 5:46pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Actor playing Lando is alot closer to original than actor playing Solo...
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Philippe Negrin
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Posted: 15 March 2018 at 11:29am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Frankly I had no idea this was coming out...
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John Byrne

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Posted: 15 March 2018 at 11:37am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

There really is no trace of HAN SOLO in any of the footage I've seen. Just not... smug enough.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 15 March 2018 at 4:31pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I've said it before: Some characters just can't be recast. Harrison Ford IS Han Solo (and Indiana Jones). No one else could ever compare. He's had 40 years to be indelibly linked with the role. It's not like a James Bond-type situation, where Connery only stuck around for a few years before the character became temporary custody of a whole bunch of other actors.

The best we could hope for is a decent impersonation that doesn't embarrass the original character too much. It seems we won't be getting even that.
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Adam Hutchinson
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 12:44pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

You say that based on how many seconds of a teaser trailer?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 1:05pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Teasers and trailers are intended so sell product. Effectively they say "Look what we have for you!" In many cases, their job is to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse.

In this case, the job of the teaser/trailer is to convince Warheads everywhere that THIS is a genuine HAN SOLO movie. Which it doesn't. So either we should be looking for a whole flock of Disney marketing directors to be losing their jobs, or....

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Patrick Mallon
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 1:14pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

A different actor is portraying Chewbacca and his mannerisms are spot on...
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John Byrne

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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 1:24pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Years ago, I saw an Italian movie starring Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren. There were flashback scenes in which younger actors played the characters. These younger actors did not look like the older stars, but they did look like they could age into looking like them.

This has become the gold standard for me.

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 4:38pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Setting aside my total lack of confidence or interest in anything Disney puts out with the STAR WARS name branded into it, as well as all of the behind-the-scenes reports and shenanigans regarding the extensive reshoots and whatnot...the trailer just doesn't give a Han Solo vibe.


I'm really just paying attention to STAR WARS just to observe and learn from the trainwreck, at this point. I personally am no longer invested in the films. Just in how they're gonna destroy the legacy of the old films, and make people stop caring.

If/when SOLO underperforms and/or outright bombs in two months, we'll see just how "misleading" the trailers actually were. As JB notes, they're designed to sell the product, and perhaps make films look better than they actually are. As it stands, a heck of a lot of people (friends, co-workers, etc.) I've talked to don't care about the movie, don't like the trailer, or didn't even know that the movie exists, until I mentioned it to them.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 4:49pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

We have no way of knowing how SOLO will perform at the box office. Mostly because we don't know the exact nature of the engine that drives the STAR WARS juggernaut.

But it is fascinating to me that any time a new movie comes along -- any new movie -- there will be those (even here) who will twist and rend the trailers to produce what they want to see, not what the studio is showing them.

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