Preach, brother!After watching it twice and mulling it over, I hate it. It will not be part of my saga.
1. Undermines the original trilogy. It retells the story, ruining the main characters. Leia still is a leader of a rebel organization, Han goes back to smuggling, Luke becomes a scared hermit. By definition of the darkside, Luke has gone there.... There is no need to see the other movies, you could start here...
2. Same plot, new characters have same story arcs...
3. The 3rd Death Star was a complete waste of time, it was meaningless to the story...and it was just dumb.
4. Not one new exciting ship, or design in that aspect. No progressive ideas. The actually ships de-evolve. Regular ties and concept art xwings.... TIEs have white wings!? That's just reflecting solar power... Just awful from design aspect.
5. Forced monster mash, that whole scene was painful.
6. Aliens and other creatures were not interesting to look at and provided zilch to story. That girl that tipped the first order? Oh my god, where is Garindan when TFA needs him?
7. I felt nothing as I watched this boring story play out.
8. Nothing I had questions about, like how Poe got back to the new rebels, or how Anakins light saber survived, or why we care about Ben, or why we fear Gollum's brother, or a thousand other questions I have matter now. I just don't care...
I'm not too surprised. I figured another schism among fans was bound to occur. Yes, the prequels had some bad acting and a few other flaws, but the story was great, especially learning how the emperor manipulated everything to his advantage. The prequels were not meant to be just like the originals. Lucas simply made the mistake of "experimenting" too much, and not paying enough attention to the actors themselves. I blame his directing style more than anything else. The Clone Wars cartoon, in my opinion, redeems the prequels to a great extent.Preach, brother!
This is my biggest frustration w/ The Force Awakens. It has just as many issues as the Prequels do, yet we condone this film because the filmmakers implicitly condemned the prequels. I don't mean to sound accusatory (if you enjoyed the film, I'm genuinely glad for you ), but it's becoming quite clear the hatred for the prequels stems from the notion they weren't the Original Trilogy repackaged.
I do see the resemblance, but I had to google it after seeing your post maybe they too are related, as so many other thingsNo one else thought of the monster from the trash compactor? That's what they reminded me of, and IIRC Lucas' original design sort of looked like them but the prop dept couldn't pull it off in 1977.
For some reason those feelings for me didn't hit until I saw it a second time, and the next movie is going to be the make or break film since they can't play it safe again and do another remake. Reports are out Abrams read the script and thinks its so good he regrets turning down directing it and Kasdan claims its going to be weird Star Wars 8 is going to be I guess we'll see.Saw it for the third time today as well. I cannot get over how this movie makes me feel. Seeing Han die still chokes me up, having Luke's saber fly into Rey's hand send chills down my back. This movie is amazing.
One thing I noticed for the first time today is seeing Luke during the final scene. Look closely at his eyes, it looks as if he is starting to tear up.
This movie gives me hope for the future of the franchise. Hope for good (and bad) things to come!! Not knowing where they are going with this story makes me giddy!!
I feel the opposite way. I would like to see Force ghosts. They had a purpose which we didn't fully get to realize before. It would tie in very well with the previous trilogies.^ Thank the Maker!
I would love to see NO force ghosts in the sequels. I really loved how they used Rey's force vision for the mystical element instead.
I feel the opposite way. I would like to see Force ghosts. They had a purpose which we didn't fully get to realize before. It would tie in very well with the previous trilogies.
None of the movies is perfect, and all have a lot of flaws. That said, there are two ways that I would rank them: based on how good the movie is (the dialogue, story, special effects, etc.) vs how much fun the movie is to watch. I think TESB and ANH are really well made movies. Even TPM was good, just not as much fun compared to the others, in my opinion. Jar Jar is only mildly annoying to me, mostly in the beginning of the movie. I would say, in this sense, I would rank them as follows:Honestly I found it to be underwhelming and I'm disappointed but still mostly better than the PT....
Thanks very much for that!Here's an article about some deleted scenes cut from the movie. First time I've seen Constable Zuvio!
Someone said the same thing about being able to watch Spectre legally from the comfort of their home somewhere on this site too. Been looking into that, and I haven't found anything.I was wondering if someone could answer this for me...
Someone in the The Force Awakens 3.75" Film thread is claiming to have streamed The Force Awakens since December 8th LEGALLY from their home.
Is there ANY truth to this?
The only thing I can think of is the $30k 1st run film streaming subscriptions that the major theater chains approve of.
I think your correct, multiple sources have said in TFA's novelization that when Ren is put to the ground the final time Rey hears the dark side drawing her to him to finish him, kill him, take revenge or something similar but then the chasm opens and she cant.Star Wars: The Force Awakens Released Script and Novelization Offer New Details on the Ending and More - IGN
interesting....I do remember during her fight with Kylo Ren, hes on the ground and she's is kind of stalking past him in slow motion, it seems this shot was intended to convey a sense of aggression and rage...but I wasn't sure if I was reading the scene correctly.
I actually got "Little Shop of Horrors" meets "Men In Black". I liked the scene on the Eravana up until the Rathtars came into play. They took me a little bit out of the movie.Or Men in Black 2 humor.