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Bench McElroy
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Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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As a kid, I distinctly remember being disappointed by The Empire Strikes Back.

Was that the first one you saw?

That was my first one.

Me, too. Because you couldn’t just “watch Star Wars” like now. It’s whatever was in the theater at the time.

I think my dad took me when I was really young to see A New Hope. Yeah, no, I remember, especially in the context of Return of the Jedi, which as a kid I adored. And so, yeah, I remember very vividly. But then Empire slowly became my favorite one. Look, man, same about you, we were in our twenties when the Prequels came out. I remember the Prequels, that acrimony of the prequels. I think people forget exactly the tenor of the danger. We remember because we were in the thick of it. So, I mean, I don’t know. I think that anything with a passionate following always has a passionate following and Star Wars is that, even more so. You can’t be angry at one side of it when it’s also the reason the positive is so passionate, you know? It’s all part of the same thing and it always was like this basic thing. That’s why I love it.


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skrayper
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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
I can see that.

As a kid, ESB is the hardest movie to watch. The good guys are losing, everyone is sad, nothing cute to take away from all that.

ROTJ the good guys win, super good feelings, and cute Ewoks.


Flip to adulthood, and your opinion of those inverts.


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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
He can go suck a bag of dicks.

Seriously, frick that guy.


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The Funnie Five
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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
I hate Rian Johnson


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The_Joker
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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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As a kid, ESB is the hardest movie to watch. The good guys are losing, everyone is sad, nothing cute to take away from all that.


Dagobah scenes put me to sleep as a kid too


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abellsujr
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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
It concerns me that he's still talking about Star Wars. He has left a shite stain on the series. Move on please and never speak of the property again.


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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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I think my dad took me when I was really young to see A New Hope. Yeah, no, I remember, especially in the context of Return of the Jedi, which as a kid I adored. And so, yeah, I remember very vividly.


Right after he said Empire was the first one he saw. But he remembers seeing A New Hope "vividly."

Rian Johnson is so full of shite.


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This story sounds fricky.


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VoxDawg
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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
Sick back pedal, bro.

He should be handcuffed to the miserable bitch that played Rose until one of them dies.


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Rian Johnson




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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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As a kid, ESB is the hardest movie to watch. The good guys are losing, everyone is sad, nothing cute to take away from all that.

An obvious muppet shows up and you're supposed to ignore the fact that Frank Oz is running around with his hand up its ass...


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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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I think my dad took me when I was really young to see A New Hope. Yeah, no, I remember


His dad was either a huge prick or Rian was the biggest piece of shite son of all time.

Nobody with a healthy relationship with their father would have done to Luke and Yoda what this guy did to them. And you can take that to the bank.


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As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back




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kingbob
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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
Empire was my least favorite as a kid as well. The story was dark and didn’t have a satisfying ending. Unlike A New Hope an Return of the Jedi, it doesn’t work as a stand-alone movie. Plus, Return had that awesome light saber fight in the throne room and the huge space battle against the death star. Empire had neither.


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TigerMyth36
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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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I can see that.


I can't. I was a kid and it blew my mind away and every kid in school wouldn't shut up about the movie.

Plus it had the these bad boys.



He is full of shite that he hated Empire as a kid.


Arksulli
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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
Ah. It is good to see the "I'm going to try and repair my relations with the Star Wars fans" press tour continues to go down the tubes.

In this one regard I don't blame Rian, though he's a piece of garbage. Keep doing the interviews and press for that promised trilogy... or, to put it this way, make Disney break the agreement with you and collect some cash on your way out the door.

If I was Disney I'd quietly pay him X amount of money to just shut the hell up and pretend he never made a Star Wars movie in his life.


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Hester Carries
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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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It concerns me that he's still talking about Star Wars.


He is going to be in charge of another 3 SW movies...


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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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Rian Johnson


frick him.


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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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As a kid, I distinctly remember being disappointed by The Empire Strikes Back.


Disappointed by a Star Wars movie?

What a manbaby.


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re: Rian Johnson: As a kid I hated Empire Strikes Back but now it's my favorite Star Wars film
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He is full of shite that he hated Empire as a kid.
This. He is completely full of shite.


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