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I didn't really like Creed.  

I liked it. Film has flaws but it's good. Hit the right strings and reminded me of the feels from the original. I've always enjoyed the Rocky series so YMMV.
post #2012 of 2965
No, it's just another example of you dopes putting a false gloss on the movie to try to make it better than it was.

Chewbacca just lost his temper and shot without thinking or aiming carefully. It's actually pretty consistent with the impulsive way he acts in the other movies. Remember we're talking about the guy who couldn't resist the Ewok's bait in Return of Jedi...
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I like Rey's little butt.

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Gay4Rey
post #2017 of 2965
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I liked it. Film has flaws but it's good. Hit the right strings and reminded me of the feels from the original. I've always enjoyed the Rocky series so YMMV.

Yeah but I'm an emotionally weak person who can't handle seeing Rocky getting sick/old, and struggling to get up the philly steps no matter how symbolic it is.

post #2018 of 2965
Enjoying the banter between Very Lonely Luke and Emo Ren

https://twitter.com/VeryLonelyLuke/status/685151581327736832

including this gem.

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Watch this to clear out your insides.

post #2020 of 2965
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_of_disbelief

Not sure why so many seem to be hung up on the plausibility of every plot point and character attribute. "Realistic" doesn't a good movie make.
I don't think you understand the concept of "suspension of disbelief". Nobody here is saying "it's a bad movie because there's no such thing as the Force". Accepting the fictional premises of the story's universe is one thing. Having distracting inconsistencies or clunkers within the boundaries of that fictional world undermine the suspension of disbelief. It's the difference between good storytelling and bad storytelling.
Way to blast that strawman with a Wookie crossbow, though.
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I don't think you understand the concept of "suspension of disbelief". Nobody here is saying "it's a bad movie because there's no such thing as the Force". Accepting the fictional premises of the story's universe is one thing. Having distracting inconsistencies or clunkers within the boundaries of that fictional world undermine the suspension of disbelief. It's the difference between good storytelling and bad storytelling.
Way to blast that strawman with a Wookie crossbow, though.


The problem is the vast majority of these "distracting inconsistencies" that people keep bringing up are not so, but the result of someone who wasn't playing full attention to the film. I've pointed these out numerous times in this thread and am frankly at this point mentally exhausted from doing so. It's not JJ or Disney's fault if someone can't be bothered or is too stupid to follow along with the film they bought tickets too.

Seriously go back and read this thread. It's full of people complaining about things that didn't happen on film the way they seem to remember it. We are not even talking about poor interpretations for most of them, but things that they literally forgot or never absorbed in the first place.
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Here's a perfect example of the "derp derp" complaints about this film that keep getting made.
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Actually, what was more offensive to me was the fact that a ship, regularly maintained by Han and Chewy yet barely able to take off in the previous trilogy, was somehow in perfect working order after having sat idle for years.

A lot of the confusion could have been avoided with some creative character development of Rey... Like she worked for the owner of the ship and therefore maintained it and knew how to fly it, or something.


This happened in the film. They had the very creative character development for Rey that he's bitching about. It's in the film's narrative that she worked for the owner and did maintenance on the MF. The owner at that time was the alien she's bartering scraps with in the beginning of the movie.
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I don't think you understand the concept of "suspension of disbelief". Nobody here is saying "it's a bad movie because there's no such thing as the Force". Accepting the fictional premises of the story's universe is one thing. Having distracting inconsistencies or clunkers within the boundaries of that fictional world undermine the suspension of disbelief. It's the difference between good storytelling and bad storytelling.
Way to blast that strawman with a Wookie crossbow, though.

 

Please find your way to the Walking Dead threap.

 

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The problem is the vast majority of these "distracting inconsistencies" that people keep bringing up are not so, but the result of someone who wasn't playing full attention to the film. I've pointed these out numerous times in this thread and am frankly at this point mentally exhausted from doing so. 

 

Don't give up now, Jr. You're the Juror 8 here.

 

lefty

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This happened in the film. They had the very creative character development for Rey that he's bitching about. It's in the film's narrative that she worked for the owner and did maintenance on the MF. The owner at that time was the alien she's bartering scraps with in the beginning of the movie.

Not 100% sure that's correct (or the intention of the film). This was the first Google hit I got:
https://www.quora.com/Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens-2015-movie/How-did-Rey-know-how-to-pilot-the-Millennium-Falcon-Where-did-she-learn-her-piloting-skills
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This is addressed in the novelization of the movie by Alan Dean Foster.

Rey says that she used to sneak into the Millennium Falcon (and other ships owned by Unkar Plutt) at night and learnt a lot that way. That was how she was able to produce accurate information about the Falcon and its constituent parts.

“I’d spent some time poking around all the ships parked at the outpost. Mostly at night. It was a way to learn some things. I was careful, and nobody much cared anyway, since I never took anything or tried anything.” She brightened. “Made it a lot easier when we filched this one. Though it wasn’t my first choice.”

Though that covers the familiarity with the Falcon's controls, it doesn't say anything about her piloting abilities - that is explained in the prequel novel, Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka.
During one of her scavenging trips, she came across a flight simulator program, that she installed on a computer that she built from parts that she found. With nothing else to do for most of the time, she kept practicing relentlessly on the simulator, until she ultimately became an expert at various situations on different kinds of ships.

She learned so much that there was little the program could throw her way that would challenge her now. She’d gotten to the point where she would, quite deliberately, do everything she could think of to make things hard on herself, just to see if she could get out of it. Full-throttle atmospheric reentry with repulsor-engine failure? No sweat. Multiple hull breach deep-space engine flameout? A walk in the park.
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The text you quoted says the owner was Unkar Plutt. This guy:



The guy she did work for in the film.
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