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Official: STAR WARS THREAD. These are the droids you're looking for. **WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jr Mouse, Oct 30, 2012.

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    Ataturk pissing on the film really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

    Movie was enjoyable and easily accomplished what it needed to do. Feels connected to the OT while at the same time being the fresh start that franchise needs in order to move forward. A very good film that didn't quite manage to achieve the greatness of the classics. Coming out of the theater my friend and I agreed that we would rank it behind the OT films but light years ahead of the prequels.

    The real surprise was the new players. I loved Rey, Fin, Poe and BB8. Not to mention Kylo Ren who Driver all but nailed his performance of. Great job on their parts all around and makes me confident they will be good stewards for the franchise moving forward.

    Wasn't perfect by any means. The biggest stand out was the soundtrack. Might have been the weakest of all the StarWars films even if it had its moments. Something about it was just a little off. Like it didn't connect as well to the moments on the screen as it did in past films. Curious my feelings on this will change in future viewing.

    I'll get into more later when I have time and can do some proper spoiler texted thoughts. The good. The bad. And yes the ugly.

    FWIW my theater was packed and had plenty of cheering at various moments though out the film. People seemed genuinely excited and I'm seeing that sentiment online too. It feel back. It feels right. More then anything that's what matters.
     
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    Did anyone else have a surprise appearance by R2D2 while waiting in line? In a moment that stood out as fantastic movie promotion, this little guy came out of no where for photo ops.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's what she identifies as, bigot.
     


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    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome? Now I feel bad...
     


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    Obvious typo is obvious.
     


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    Am I the only one having a hard time taking Kylo Ren talking to Vadar's mask seriously? Ever since whiny Hayden Christensen with his terrible dialogue in the prequels played Anakin Skywalker, I just can't take Darth Vadar seriously.
     


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    How 'bout them naming the kid "Ben" in the first place? Leia never even met Kenobi and Solo only knew him for a day or so, and didn't seem to like him very much.

    And speaking of Leia, wasn't Yoda's dying wish that Luke train her as a Jedi, too? I guess he forgot.
     


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    The biggest WTF moment in TFA (that I ran recall right now):


    After that thing happened to Han Solo, they land and Leia (who felt it when it happened) is waiting and looking anxiously as the crew exits the Falcon. Directly into the eyes of Rey, who she's barely met, and totally ignoring Chewie *as he walks right past her* (who, it must be said, she has quite a bit of history with, who was Han's buddy and who she moments earlier lovingly embraced).

    Considering how polished and obviously well (and/or over) -thought everything seemed to be, I wonder how the hell they missed this. I know they want to place Rey at the center of things, but then maybe don't have Chewie in that particular shot?

    On a more positive note, I enjoyed seeing Max von Sydow, even though I suspected it would only be for a minute...
     
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    One thing that confused me.

    Why did Snoke need to be a mo-cap CGI job? He looked humanoid and nothing about his appearance made me think they couldn't have just done prosthetics on an actor. Seemed an odd decision considering how much they promoted the "practical effects" angle.

    Also I've got a feeling his design will be tweaked in the next film. It was OK but felt like it needed work.

    Really the only character design that didn't connect with me in the film.
     


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    It'll turn out that Rey is Luke's daughter, so she was hugging her niece.
     


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    I'm guessing he's going to be really small when they show him in real life... like Yoda-size.
     


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    And she knows/feels this? Still not a good reason to totally ignore the fuzzball, IMO.





    Maybe the Voldemort prosthetics only fit Ralph Fiennes, and he was busy doing Bond?
     
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    I agree. Makes the most sense.
     


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