Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Mugsy » 11 Dec 2015, 19:21

Not watching anymore clips either. My bro's got me a ticket to a midnight screening... so I'm avoiding all spoilers.
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Post by jambo » 14 Dec 2015, 23:24

Guys and gals, it's this week!!!
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Post by Mugsy » 14 Dec 2015, 23:59

Two more days and an hour for me.
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Post by jambo » 15 Dec 2015, 00:04

We're going Friday night, 6pm.

Will probably go again a few more times.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Mugsy » 15 Dec 2015, 00:18

I'll see how good the movie is and if there's much to dissect to warrant a second cinema screening before I commit to more viewings. Staying up to watch the first screening is already asking a lot for me.

Just got my hands on the despecialised versions too... the imperfections brought back memories of my old VHS cassette tape recordings off the TV.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Anon. E. Moose » 15 Dec 2015, 00:30

Seeing it Thursday night and then a special private screening again on Friday night for a friends cinema review blog.
Bring it on!
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Post by Disruptor4 » 15 Dec 2015, 09:03

Next Wednesday! AVOID ALL SPOILERS AT ALL COSTS!
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Post by linxus » 15 Dec 2015, 09:28

Boxing Day at Innaloo Gold Class.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Ralph Wiggum » 15 Dec 2015, 10:51

Midnight: Carousel Xtremescreen
Sunday: Innnaloo Vmax
Wednesday: Carousel IMAX

I'm "that guy" people rely upon to see Star Wars with >_>
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Bicketybam » 15 Dec 2015, 13:49

https://www.reddit.com/comments/3qvj6w/

I gotta admit, it is an interesting theory... Jar Jar Binks is really a Sith Master. Image

Here is a video explaining the theory as well.

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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by jambo » 15 Dec 2015, 15:09

The dumbest shit :dodgy:
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Post by Forgetful_Lion » 15 Dec 2015, 19:16

jambo wrote:The dumbest shit :dodgy:
Makena loves it :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Ralph Wiggum » 17 Dec 2015, 06:21

Omg omg just came back from the midnight screening :shock:

Obvious massive spoilers:
Really enjoyed it, it was as good as I'd hoped it would be. Sure it's not perfect, and one can nitpick but damn, this blows the prequels out of the water.

I'll get this out of the way first: Han Solo dying. I knew as soon as he confronted his son on the walkway, he would die. I know Harrison Ford has always wanted to kill off his character, and he finally got his wish.

Loved the direction, the acting, design, everything! The occasional line was a little too "hip/modern/not Star Wars-ish but man, Lucas selling to Disney was just what the franchise needed to reinvogorate.

It's 3:20am and this is all I can say before going to bed, look forward to discussing it more with you all over the next couple of days!
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Mugsy » 17 Dec 2015, 09:37

I'll get my issues out of the way first:

1. That first sentence "Luke Skywalker has vanished." just brought back memories of George Lucas' writing for me... the rest of the movie isn't badly written thank god but this nauseating feeling from that first line stuck for me unfortunately.

2. It retreads old ground a bit too often for me. Everything from the trench run into the hole in the Star Killer base to tractor beam on the Millennium Falcon to a droid with important data in it. I would have liked something more original. Here's hoping Ep 8 and 9 deliver on that.

3. Yeah, Han's death was a bit too obvious when he confronted Kylo on the walkway. But I went in feeling like he'd die. Same reason as you Ralph with Harrison Ford always wanting the character to die and how this movie essentially hands Star Wars to a new generation to take care of.

4. Convenience of some things - the biggest one was that the Millennium Falcon just being where it was. Luke's original lightsabre being were it was better have a good explanation.

5. Some of the pacing didn't build up much suspense like with the first movie. The attack of the Star Killer base on the 4 planets didn't have much impact for me... it was just 4 random planets which we never explored in the lead up to their destruction. It didn't have something like Princess Leia's dread at seeing her home planet destroyed. Star Killer threat didn't build up as well as well done as the original Death Star either. The first use of the weapon came a bit too late into the movie. But it probably occurred where it needed to given how much was going on.

And the good bits:

1. Daisy Ridley... she's a natural and you fully believe that she lives in the world of Star Wars. The character of Rey is very much Luke Skywalker-ish but she's interesting and you want to see how her journey goes. The mystery of who her parents are will certainly keep fanboys guessing. Most obvious speculation is that she and Kylo are brother and sister so that she'll confront him again to try to bring him back from the Darkside... but not very original (though nothing is now following the Vader/Luke connection reveal all those years ago).

2. Portraying the Force as a more spiritual thing.

3. How little of Luke Skywalker there was... it was smart they had Mark Hamill on set and kept everyone guessing what he's up to in the film and in the end, he's seen for less than a minute with no dialogue at all. Well played JJ.

4. It's a well assembled movie. Overall well written. Humour is great... love the ongoing Wookie Bowcaster joke... but really, in all this time that Han and Chewie have been together, Han never shot with that thing? Han pointing out that these super weapons always seem to have weak point was a good one too.

5. BB-8... not just there for cuteness. Well realised character as far as droids go.


Force Awakens doesn't rank as high as Empire or Hope for me... those two were better cut. I'm not sure if I like this or Jedi more. But it's definitely better than the prequels... not that it was hard.

Not as much lens flare as I was expecting either.
Oh and...
the lightsabre battle was way cool. Loved how the trailers made everyone think Finn was the one with the force since it shows him with the lightsabre when it's in fact Rey who's the one to really wield it well. And Kylo using the cross guards to his advantage was well realised.
Actually, now that I think about it...
Ridley's acting was said to be wooden by J.J. Abrams when they first start shooting... seems like she took the critique well and came out as the stand out performance... well for me.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Dexterians » 17 Dec 2015, 12:14

Okay, without spoilers guys... what's the movie like?

I'm still yet to see it and haven't been able to read your posts because I refuse to skim through spoilers...

Does the movie meet expectations?
Does it fit in to the Star Wars universe well?
Will Star Wars fanbois be dissapoint or satisfied?
I guess what I'm asking is.. it's no repeat of Episode 1 is it? Or is Episode 1 better than this new stuff?
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Mugsy » 17 Dec 2015, 12:31

Better than the prequels. How it ranks with the original trilogy depends on what you're after. It's star wars. It pays homage to the originals. Some say the right amount. Some say too much. But it sets up star wars for a new generation of actors to entertain us which is actually a big win IMHO.
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Post by solo0017 » 17 Dec 2015, 17:50

Dexterians wrote:Okay, without spoilers guys... what's the movie like?
To follow on from this, I was listening to Kyran and Gen on Triple J this morning and they said the movie was really funny. I'm worried about this as the prequels were also "funny" in a splapsticky sort of way and even some of the altered scenes in the remastered original trilogy were also a bit slapstick which I wasn't a fan of. I suppose what I'm asking is, is the humour justified? Han always had a some funny lines as that's the type of character he is but none of them sounded like he trying to be funny.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Mugsy » 17 Dec 2015, 19:12

Yeah, I think the humour is justified for most part. And I'm one of those who didn't think Ep7 was better than the original.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Mugsy » 17 Dec 2015, 20:14

Favourite joke:
Finn: That's OK. We'll use the Force
Han: That's not how it works!
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Post by Mugsy » 18 Dec 2015, 00:00

I just loaded up the despecialised version of A New Hope and rewatched the sequence where they're running around the Death Star after the Millennium Falcon gets tractor beamed into the Death Star. The level of humour between both films is quite comparable and cynical nature of Han Solo from Ep4 and how they portrayed him in Ep7 is pretty spot on. Yeah, JJ stayed true to the original but doesn't quite match it IMHO. For example, the First Order don't quite come off as being tough to outsmart. They stuck a homing beacon on the Falcon in order to find the rebel base for starters. First Order still has some way to go before they're the powerhouse the Empire was.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Disruptor4 » 18 Dec 2015, 10:09

Saw this last night. So much I want to say, but i cbf typing it all!!!!
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Post by Anon. E. Moose » 18 Dec 2015, 10:27

So, am I the only one that thought General Snoke looked eerily like an Yuuzhan Vong? Maybe the EU wasn't completely scrapped.
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Post by Disruptor4 » 18 Dec 2015, 11:13

Han's death... It was as though he was fooled. I know that Han wouldn't be fooled, and that's what they did. This is what pissed me off about that scene. I had a feeling he'd die in the movie, but to me, this just sucked. I know that this is going to allow a new generation of actors to take over for a new generation of fans, but that, to me, just really sucked ass. It felt like an empty goodbye. I also had this feeling of "I fkn know that Kylo Ren is Han and Leia's. I fkn know it!" so that didn't surprise me.

For me, the movie really felt like a re-written Episode 4. I loved this movie, don't get me wrong, it's just that it feels like a re-written movie in a new setting with some changes.

I really want to know if Rey is the daughter of Luke, or a cousin or some form of relation. I personally don't want her to be related to the Skywalkers or Solo's. I feel it would be a bit of lazy writing to do so. My wife, however, is adamant that she has to be related somehow to them, whereas I feel she doesn't have to be, but probably will be. IMO she won't be a Solo though. Either Luke's or a random. Could be wrong though.

FUCKING TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU GOT LUKE'S LIGHTSABRE MAZ! Not another time when you're possibly going to die from this incoming destruction.

I agree with Mugsy that it was good how they tricked us into thinking Finn was going to be the force sensitive one. That as well done.

That's all for now.... but overall good movie and really cannot wait til the next one!!!!!!

EDIT:
Just found this:
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/star-wa ... -questions
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Dexterians » 18 Dec 2015, 11:59

Am seeing it tonight!!

woot. Can't wait.

6 hrs...
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Post by Forgetful_Lion » 19 Dec 2015, 13:21

Enjoyed the movie in spite of JJ's directing.
Movie started off strongly and slowly got worse - like what happened to Poe or how they rushed through the explanation their plan to take out the Death Star Mk. 3.

And Han's death felt totally anti-climatic, I felt no emotion when that happened...

Still - overall a promising start!

Also Jar Jar looks different as Supreme Leader Snoke :P
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