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#21 Pariah Dawg

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 05:47 AM

I want to know more about Snoke and Rey!
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#22 Moving Target

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 08:19 AM

I notice that Empire Strikes Back isn't up there.  That is the only one that I believe is better than this one.  Seems to be that way among the folks in our age range...

 

Yep, Empire is still #1 in my book.  It had the most atmosphere.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 10:56 AM

Four

 

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Hmm, I'm guessing she must be some sort of Force prodigy, in order to be able to just

 

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That was one of the parts that didn't really ring true for me, but maybe we will find out more about her.  Thank the gods there were no stupid references to midichlorians, anyway.

 

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:54 PM

Question: My wife actually wants to go see this with me, but has never seen the prequels, and hasn't seen the original three in probably over 30 years; Can she enjoy it as a stand-alone? Remembering just the basic plot and twists from the first three?
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#25 Pariah Dawg

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:16 PM

Yes.
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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:07 PM

Question: My wife actually wants to go see this with me, but has never seen the prequels, and hasn't seen the original three in probably over 30 years; Can she enjoy it as a stand-alone? Remembering just the basic plot and twists from the first three?

 

Yes  Agree.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:14 PM


. (I'm not sure if there was, by contrast, a single hat tip to the prequels... also welcome.)

 

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The closest I've been able to find. There was also some very quick talk about Naboo or Theed in there somewhere. Not spoiler tagging that because it was very quick and does nothing for the plot.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:14 PM

Question: My wife actually wants to go see this with me, but has never seen the prequels, and hasn't seen the original three in probably over 30 years; Can she enjoy it as a stand-alone? Remembering just the basic plot and twists from the first three?

 

There's something in it for the long-time fan, and for the very casual fan as well(only saw the original trilogy in the theaters when released, not repeatedly)   It would even stand on it's own to a complete noob, but when done they would want to go back and research all of those references.



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 04:13 AM

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 The closest I've been able to find. There was also some very quick talk about Naboo or Theed in there somewhere. Not spoiler tagging that because it was very quick and does nothing for the plot.


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 03:30 PM

Saw it last night. Enjoyed it. It had everything Eps 1-3 lacked. It will be interesting to see how Abrams tops it.


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:12 PM

Good call.


Also.... The lightsaber itself. Just sayin' .

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#32 xbloodfartx

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:55 PM

Get it over with and reboot the fucking prequels after Episode IX.  (One case where I'd be absolutely in favor of reboot movies)


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 04:37 PM

I saw it last Sunday (five days after the opening) and to my great surprise, no one had given away THE BIG SPOILER.  As MT had said earlier in the thread, 

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Abrams kept the movie very simple, with the dual goals of recapturing the spirit of the original trilogy and setting a new stage for the future story to unwind with well developed characters that we can invest in.  I left the theater with my inner 12 year old being very happy.  Now I need to watch it a couple of more times to see how it digests in the long term...

 

Also, since this one mirrored A New Hope in many ways and the stage has been set, I expect them to up the ante big time with the next installment, kind of the way Empire did.


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 06:30 PM

Let's just hope Abrams doesn't do what he did with Into Darkness. I'm hoping 8 isn't a retread of Empire.

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:05 PM

Let's just hope Abrams doesn't do what he did with Into Darkness. I'm hoping 8 isn't a retread of Empire.


Abrams isn't directing 8. It's Rian Johnson.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:21 AM

Abrams isn't directing 8. It's Rian Johnson.

http://www.imdb.com/.../?ref_=tt_ov_dr


He will likely produce it though.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:35 AM

He will likely produce it though.


Yes and he's not writing these things himself, only contributing. Lawrence Kasdan is behind most of this.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:36 AM

Get it over with and reboot the fucking prequels after Episode IX. (One case where I'd be absolutely in favor of reboot movies)


They cold have told the story of Vader so much better than they did.
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 01:07 AM

Movie was great. Script was absolute shit. Credit to Abrams and the cast for somehow making such a lazy plot entertaining. Could have been a disaster. I was thrilled for first two thirds of the film, then it really started slipping, repeatedly pulling me out of the moment in last third.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 02:12 AM

Yes and he's not writing these things himself, only contributing. Lawrence Kasdan is behind most of this.


Of course but who is guiding the project? Producer hires the writer and is behind the narrative direction of the film---




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