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post #526 of 3019
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It was on a SDCC posted too iirc, doubt it's even really a big surprise, no?

Don't know what those two acronyms mean. But going by the the two trailers, it seemed that Finn was a guy in over his head: first shot, first trailer Finn freaks out in the desert, second trailer he's taking off his helmet hyperventilating and then is seen being picked up/saved by Rey. Small sample size for sure, but it didn't look like he was Jedi material. And who knows, maybe he's not and is just picking up a lightsaber cuz he has to. Thought he was merely a deserting storm trooper who joins the good guys.
post #527 of 3019
As established before (and many times outside of this thread) that you don't have to be a Jedi/Sith to have the force (or wield a lightsaber). It was revealed that Kylo isn't a Sith. So Finn could still be all what you described.


I think the big reveals are going to be Luke and Snoke, though these will all be revealed in toys and such in the next 3 or so months before the film releases.





SDCC = San Diego Comic Con

IIRC = if i recall correctly


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post #528 of 3019
No, you don't need to be a force-user to wield a saber - it just helps so you don't cut something off your own person, given the weightless nature of the blade.

I think Finn is going to be a good hero, swimming out of his depth... at least at the start.
post #529 of 3019
Oh I think I'm a much more casual fan than you guys.
For me, Jedi = good guy who uses the force.
Sith = bad guy who uses the force.
Whatever the case, I'm putting up a Star Wars shield from now until Christmas to avoid spoilers. Feel like I've seen/read too much already. Regards.
post #530 of 3019
I like Star Wars and not really a fanboy, all the things I know are pretty new to me too.

The SW universe outside of the movies are far bigger and more interesting. I am hoping they bring in some of those lore to the big screen.
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Anthony Daniels sez, "lighten up, nurds."

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ANTHONY DANIELS: STAR WARS SECRECY IS ‘LUDICROUS’ AND PLOT MADE ME ‘GLAZE OVER’

“The secrecy has been beyond ludicrous,” he said.

“For heaven’s sake, it’s a movie. When I got the script, it was typed in black on paper of the deepest red so you couldn’t photocopy it.

“I got a hangover just reading it.”

The 69-year-old star added that he was also lambasted by Disney for mentioning that he had met a certain actor, who still remains nameless, while on set.

“I said that I’d met so-and-so. An actor who plays a … thing in the film. A character,” he said.

“Immediately I received a message from Disney: ‘Remove the tweet! You’re not allowed to say that!’ Honestly. It’s a kind of Kremlin attitude.

“Look, I know perfectly well not to tell you now what I’m giving you for a Christmas present because it would spoil the surprise. And these films are all about opening the box on Christmas Day.”

“There was none of this paranoia [with the original movie] because it was a daft little film and no one cared,” he added.

Daniels also had some rather frank comments to make about the new movie too.

On being told the plot, he said: “The screenplay was very good as far as C-3PO was concerned, but I had no idea what was going on in the rest of it. Still don’t.

“When JJ told me the story of the new one, my eyes sort of glazed over.”

However, he does seem pleased – to a point – with director’s decision to use practical effects over previous helmsman George Lucas’s latter reliance on digital.

“It became clear early on that with JJ we were getting back to the old-fashioned kind of film-making. We have walls. Actual sets! All right, so you might not have a view out of the window, but you have a window,” he said.

Daniels was conducting the interview to help promote a new Star Wars encyclopaedia to which he’s written the foreword.

And while he was warned not to venture too much into The Force Awakens territory during the interview, he still had something to say about the prequels.

“Ah, the prequels,” said Daniels. “Hmm. I turned one on the other night. Sky seems to have devoted a whole channel to them.

“The effects are clever but pointless. The skill is there, but so what? Coldness, that’s the word. Bleakness, even.”

 

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post #532 of 3019
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Han Solo used a light saber in Empire just fine. smile.gif
post #533 of 3019
Damn, I just became a fan of Anthony Daniels.
post #534 of 3019
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Damn, I just became a fan of Anthony Daniels.
post #535 of 3019
This surprised me.



http://makezine.com/2015/10/07/the-surprising-practical-effects-of-the-star-wars-prequels/
post #536 of 3019
^^

Are those giants CGI or huge models? They look very realistic.
post #537 of 3019
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Jason Ward, who runs this site, is a bit of a tool but he has a better then average track record when it comes to these things. Sounds like there is a strong chance we will get the full trailer on Monday the 19th.

http://makingstarwars.net/2015/10/star-wars-the-force-awakens-trailer-and-logo-coming-this-monday/


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^^

Are those giants CGI or huge models? They look very realistic.

I assume they're models, as they appear to be, though to what extent they were CGI'd over in the movie doesn't seem to be adequately addressed, at least to me.
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I assume they're models, as they appear to be, though to what extent they were CGI'd over in the movie doesn't seem to be adequately addressed, at least to me.

Yes. This was the overall problem with the prequels. I see a lot of prequel defenders toss out articles like that to prove that the films where not all CGI, but they miss the point. The films had an artificial look to them because they went out of their way to modify everything with computers and add CGI to scenes. You add in the fact that a lot of the CGI in them doesn't hold up well and George forgot that sci-fi fantasy films geared for the whole family doesn't mean "kids film" and your result are films that are not remembered fondly by fans of the originals.

I have no doubt that Episode 7 will also be loaded with CGI, but I also expect them to take great care to maintain a look and feel to the film that be far more "real" and in line with the originals.
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