They all actually liked The Force Awakens and even kinda half liked The Last Jedi and Solo. RLM has become my go-to movie site since Screened died. Â© 2020 MKE REC LLC. Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed. If you look closely, it actually is NOT called TFA review, but "The Star Wars awakens Review" and it says "A review of the Force Awakens and much much more" on the thumbnail... As many nitpick-able things there are in TFA, it just doesn't have the massive technical and story shortcomings of the prequels to tear it apart for 2 hours. Banned. 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Plinkett’s reviews of the Star Wars prequels became wildly popular a few years back, so people have eagerly awaited his take on Force Awakens. Set for release on December 15th, 2017, the film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, and Gwendoline Christie. Spare Us Your 90-Minute Video Takedown of The Force Awakens. My Dad: "The one intriguing thing for me in the Force Awakens is how the Captain Phasma character" One of the disappointing things about Force Awakens was that Phasma barely gets to *be* a character at all. The Force Awakens is very much Star Wars Episode VII. RLM kind of gotten famous for their lengthy and in-dept Star Wars and Star Trek reviews. This was largely set up thanks to the mystery box of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but then Star Wars: The Last Jedi subverted most expectations. I still enjoy watching it now and think it's a very solid addition to the Star Wars universe. Half in the Bag, Episode 100: The Force Awakens: Desc: Stroke Guy really liked the new Star Wars. With that, as I was watching it, I noticed a few things that stood out to me that I may have chosen to do differently. We now know itâs Jakku. The movie itself feels kind of empty; most of what made it interesting in 2015 is wondering where it would go. It says so in the opening crawl (the only place we could see the roman numerals before TPM anyway), they said so during the making of the film, they said so in the comic con reel. Red Letter Media, LLC, stylized as RedLetterMedia on YouTube, is an American film and video production company operated by independent filmmakers Mike Stoklasa (formerly of GMP Pictures) and Jay Bauman (formerly of Blanc Screen Cinema). The original Plinkett reviews got me in, and halfway through the first I realized how excellent their analysis was. Hopefully this doesn't take the spot of a BotW episode. They're great, so I'm looking forward to this despite thinking Force Awakens was a pretty decent setup for the new era. I knew they weren't going to blow the Death Star and already knew what the force was. Dec 29, 2017 854. He then spends the remainder of the review claiming that diverse representation on film doesn’t matter to kids and people in Star Wars should have sex more, which certainly represents one school of thought. Don't get so butthurt that they don't worship all things Star Wars. Mr. Plinkett doesn't hold back on his recently released Star Wars: The Last Jedi review. Warning: Do not mess with romance novel queen Nora Roberts online, Cast member Jax Taylor fired from Bravo's, Will Ferrell's Santa helps Stephen Colbert field some kids' quarantine questions. Their channel is doing just fine, if not growing even more. And yeah, Finn is the one Rey is crying overÂ in that final trailer. >Thinks Daisy Ridley is "charismatic as hell" >Mocks people who call Rey a Mary Sue, claiming that h... - "/tv/ - Television & Film" is 4chan's imageboard dedicated to the discussion of television and film. While I was looking forward to this review, I was a bit disappointed. That said, RLM made really good points about character building (or lack thereof) and had it not been a Star Wars movie would be less forgivable. Mr. Plinkett’s Last Jedi review clocks in at just over 58 minutes, nearly an hour shorter than his review of The Force Awakens, which is one of the few things it has going for it. Nearly 10 months after the film’s box office record-breaking release, the independent-filmmakers-turned-film-reviewers over at Red Letter Media have finally shared Mr. Plinkett’s review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it’s nearly as long as the movie itself. For those not in the know, Harry S. Plinkett is a movie-reviewing character created by RLM’s Mike Stoklasa. Rich, Mike, and Jay sit down to watch Return of the Jedi! Mike didn't have as much material from The Force Awakens because it was not garbled garbage like the prequels, so I think he wisely used the video to make larger comments about the future and current state of Star Wars.. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the ninth film in the Star Wars saga and second film in the sequel trilogy. Especially with a whole new Star Wars film waiting around every corner. Mike Stoklasa, Director: Attack of the Clones Review. He is best known for The Phantom Menace Review (2009), Attack of the Clones Review (2010) and Revenge of the Sith Review (2010). 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Even their review of The Force Awakens was poisoned with a lot of stupid talk about "tokenism" and "diversity for the sake of it". More recently, there's a rivalry between AV Club and RLM due to the latter mocking the former's article regarding the prequels, followed by their passive-aggressive coverage of The Force Awakens video and author Jesse Hassenger's lengthy spats against RLM fans. So much to discuss! He lives on Milwaukee's east side. Force Awakens is one of those movies that most people would have called amazing at its time of release, but hasn’t really held up well. … They are actually pretty talented and funny guys. Most famously their Star Wars Episode 1 review is around 90 minutes long. High quality Redlettermedia inspired Pillows & Cushions by independent artists and designers from around the world.All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Hereâs the Denim Park Summer â18 Concert Series lineup, The Obsoletes will release ‘Is This Progress?’ on vinyl for the first time ever, Last weekend MKE radio played “Last Christmas” 31 times. Want to see a photo of Cole Hamels wearing a Brewers hat? Unlike Plinkett, I liked R1 because of how it fits into the context of an already familiar story. He’s able to offer thoughtful insights into the inherent flaws of mass-marketed genre pictures, while still maintaining his image as a hateful pizza-roll eating slob— albeit a self-aware one. So it only figures that RLM’s latest video, in which Stoklasa and Evans discuss their predictions for the upcoming The Force Awakens, should feel so spot-on. The Force Awakens and Ghostbusters reviews were really bad and bloated imo so I'm good. The only thing Stoklasa and EvansÂ obviously blow is their prediction thatÂ the desert planet seen inÂ the trailers will beÂ Tatooine. This weekend, moviegoers flooded the multiplexes for Han Solo’s first new adventure in 32 years as the hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashed the all-time opening weekend box office record with a jaw-dropping estimate of $238M. The criticisms of the producer’s allegiance to the fandom and the Disney-fication of Star Wars are valid, but if Plinkett wants these reviews to have the same bite as the old ones, maybe he should get them out a little sooner. Thatâs a good and bad thing: Thereâs something both thrilling and a little bit deflatingÂ when you realize that, yeah, Rey is totally going to be Lukeâs daughter, Kylo Ren is going to be Han and Leiaâs turned-to-the-dark-side son, the new Death Star thing-y is going to be hidden inside a snow planet, andÂ The Force Awakens is going to follow the same basic beats as A New Hope. This commentary is intended to be watched with the blu-ray version of the film. Yay! Mike Stoklasa is a director, actor, and creator of RedLetterMedia. This is the last film (Chronologically) that takes place before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The company was formed by Stoklasa in 2004, while he was living in Scottsdale, Arizona, but is now based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (as of 2020). Yeah, there is some crude humor (warning: it gets pretty crude/silly at the end) I felt that he - Mike S. as 'Plinkett' - didn't really get too deep on why The Force Awakens didn't work or why it did work; it was a kitbash on what he's said with the prequels with a few new things added. If you’re thinking there’s no way a review— even one clocking in at an hour and 45 minutes —can tell you something you haven’t already read about the newest Star Wars installment, you’re mostly right. But the thing with Picard is that it seems tailor made for doughy white guys. Start the commentary the second the SW logo appears on the screen prior to the title crawl. I really enjoyed watching Star Wars The Force Awakens in theaters. So it only figures that RLMâs latest video, in which Stoklasa and Evans discuss their predictions for the upcoming The Force Awakens, should feel so spot-on. The character is often described as ”psychotic” and simultaneously embodies the best and worst qualities of online film reviewers. The road transects the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain through to the Black Valley, over 11km of breathtaking views, passing five lakes Coosaun Lough, Black Lake,… I thought this was a really strong review/commentary on the state of Star Wars. Plinkettâ videos, RLM-related memes, or GIFs of Evans in a Darth Vader mask, jerking offÂ a droid. Things to Do Gap of Dunloe Located only five minutes from Gap of Dunloe, Farmyard Lane Glamping is the perfect base from which to explore this famous mountain pass. posted by Chrysostom at 6:45 PM on October 3, 2016 [2 favorites] The Star Wars franchise has some of the most dedicated and vocal fans around, and this has led to immense speculation over the sequel trilogy. And I kid you not, these guys go into serious detail about everything that’s wrong with these movies. http://www.redlettermedia.com - With the release of the full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, RLM has released a special video of our own. Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. Tweet Share Post Bookmark Subscribe. Some of those things are covered in Red Letter Media's Plinkett review of Star Wars The Force Awakens. Nope, itâs already been confirmed as a new desert planet, Jakku, a fact that RLM wryly admits in the videoâs YouTube description: âYes. Category: Religious, Classic Movies: Tags: Star Wars, red letter media, half in the bag, The Force Awakens, this was a really good movie: Submitted: Sexy Duck Cop Years later, any message board or comment section devoted to a galaxy far, far away is sure to be littered with quotes from the so-called âMr. Mike and Jay both gave positive reviews for The Force Awakens, leading many fans of RLM's Star Wars prequel reviews, expecting an epic takedown of the film, to vocalize their outrage quite aggressively. Here's some of the best and most believable fan theories about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.. These things will be very constant over the next year, but luckily there’s still some originality to be found in various approaches to the material. Still, it has its moments. Another day, another reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Please do comment about it though.â. The Milwaukee-based production companyâmade up of Mike Stoklasa, Jay Bauman, the cherubic giggle of Rich Evans, and othersâmade its mark beginning in 2009 with a series of insightful, funny, and epic-length videos deconstructing the much-loathed Star Wars prequels. Itâs hard to overstate just how muchÂ Red Letter Media has influenced the way the Internet talks about Star Wars. The first 45 minutes is spent on the Disney buyout and the farfetched “Ring Theory,” all so he can ultimately say Force Awakens is too similar to the A New Hope. All Rights Reserved. Nearly 10 months after the film’s box office record-breaking release, the independent-filmmakers-turned-film-reviewers over at Red Letter Media have finally shared Mr. Plinkett’s review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it’s nearly as long as the movie itself. Aug 28, 2018 ... RLM confuse me often with their non stop "parody" of star wars. jontin User Requested Ban. Now we know, and oh boy, is it disappointing RLM gets tons of views on every video they post, not just Star Wars. Unfortunately, 10 months is a long time in the world of online media consumption and most of Plinkett’s gripes with the movie are well-trod territory. I would have liked to have seen a lot more of her.