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Re: Talk about new Star Wars movie, do not read if you have NOT seen it

Postby mr h » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:30 pm

Is Nien Numb's head too big? The shots of him and Ackbar in the teaser were one of the things I was most excited about. Pretty sure he didn't have a massive head in Jedi did he?

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Postby CRAZYHAZY » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:17 pm

The one thing I did notice is that after 32 yes Mr Numb can not afford new threads. :lol:

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Postby BlueDog » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:29 am

Just seen it for the second time this trip with my 8yr old. He loved it and I enjoyed it even more this time. I felt quite flat after Han was killed first time I watched it but knowing it was coming softened the blow somewhat and enabled me to enjoy the ending. 9/10 for me. 8)
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Postby BlueDog » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:30 am

Also forgot to mention cinema was nearly full nearly 2 weeks in. Star Wars ain't going anywhere anytime soon.
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Postby kingshearer » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:06 am

********** SPOILERS ALERT *********************


The first 15 minutes or so were good, mystery and intrigue aplenty and we were back in Tatooine.
I was starting to think that Disney have pulled it off ( how wrong I was) .
Then my interest suddenly began to wain, despite seeing new views of the Falcon, Han and Chewie, C3P0 and Leia.
I think it was the new characters including the boxy clunky looking stormtroopers, the worst and least convincing sith lord of all the films he was so laughable and even worse when he took his helmet off. Rey and the renegade stormtrooper were very poor too - they should be in Harry Potter films.
As the film began to unfold I kept on thinking 'this seems familiar' then I realised about 75% of the ideas of Ep IV are in this new film. By the time we got to Luke I had my coat and was just preying for the credits to roll….
Looking at reviews it seems to me that anyone under the age of 20 seems to think that Awakens is the greatest of all the SW films and that irritates me even more. I might send a warning shot across the bows and ask for a refund off Disney.
My rating for this film is 3/10 and the worst of the SW films, I'm devastated, but least I have my Blu Ray player.
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Postby Cazza » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:00 pm

Blimey! Thought Rey and Finn were great- especially Rey. Strong acting from everyone throughout- so much better than the lifeless, wooden dross that was served up in the prequels. I really don't care that a lot of the story follows a similar path to IV - it's a fab rebirth for the franchise and only the beginning of a whole new story arc.

Saw it yesterday for the third time, 2D for the first time. Much better in 2D- lovely and sharp. Noticed properly for the first time the shaft of light from the sun falling across the bridge with Han and Kylo- beautiful shot!

Definitely up there with the original 3 for me, but obviously doesn't have quite the same childhood emotional, captivating gravitas of the OT.

Will probably have a break from it now until it neats the end of its run.
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Postby StarWarsFan » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:49 pm

Off to see it again tomorrow may change my mind but not sure

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Postby Palifan » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:52 pm

I've seen it twice now and must agree with others that it does improve even more on second viewing. :D

I'm still disappointed with the score though as none of the new themes come through to me at all, even the prequels had some excellent new music in them but this just doesn't seem to have it. Maybe that's another thing that only George Lucas can get right with his vision of the movies as he would have had to sign off the score for each film and had input into it.

I do think JJ has made a very entertaining movie that does the best it probably could to please both sets of fans (new and old), but George got the whole thing going and really set everything up amazingly to begin with. It's just a shame that he's now talking about "selling his kids to white slavers" and to me is just coming across as jealous of the praise TFA is receiving. He made the decision to sell the universe and should just move on with what interests him now, it's not like he'll ever be forgotten for Star Wars but I'd rather that he's not remembered for being sour.

On to the next one(s) and I'm hoping for a better soundtrack next time around.

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Postby Cazza » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:03 pm

Yeah, read his comments and he doesn't come across very well at all. He's since apologised for the slaver comments and rightly so- very poor taste. As you say, it's a shame he's starting to look all bitter. It was his decision to sell afterall :roll:
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Postby Darth Bobby » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:47 pm

Just seen it again in 2D. I really like it. Wasn't sure first time round, think the 3D spoiled it. If you just sit back and watch it it's a really good film. The atmosphere is right, it's funny, sad and exciting. It's a Star Wars film! I can't wait for the next ones. As a cynical 42 year old it feels good to enter that world again, I never felt that with the prequels. You can pick many faults with it or relax and go with it. I thought the ending was brilliant! Good times.

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Postby Rebel_Runner » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:38 pm

I've seen it twice now and have to say it's better the second time. I thought it was great the first time but when you watch it a second time you are unencumbered by the anticipation and hype of the movie and can relax into watching it for what it is...a magnificent kids film.

You could tell Ford's acting pedigree a mile off, where Boyega and Ridley tended to over act, Ford was subtle and did just enough to get his parts a cross in a convincing manner without over playing it.
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Postby Bootyhunter » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:47 pm

Finally got round to watching the film and I was blown away!
The best film I've seen for years, I think JJ really managed to capture the feeling of OT.
Some of the space ship scenes were breathtaking, ford was great as we're the new cast,
Before the film I was grumbling about the £12.50 ticket price but now I think I'd probably
go again and I can't say that about any other film.
I haven't read all of this thread yet but I find it hard to believe there are people moaning :roll:

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Postby db94 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:40 am

Bootyhunter wrote:I haven't read all of this thread yet but I find it hard to believe there are people moaning :roll:


:roll: really

Maybe it's because it's a thread about the new SW movie and people will have different opinions, SWFUK has always encouraged opinion not sheep like behaviour so you might want to reconsider the :roll: attitude
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Postby Bootyhunter » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:55 am

No attitude mate I just thought it was great and was somewhat surprised by some of the comments, I don't want to start any more rows in this thread :D
I guess we are all different here with different expectations, I was initially very dubious of Disney and how this thing would turn out but I thought it was great.
No offence intended..

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Postby kingshearer » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:15 am

I think the only great parts of the movie were ;

1. Han, Chewie, Leia , the droids and Luke back.
2. The Falcon and some great interior shots.
3. The buried in the sand Star Destroyer.

I really can't think of any other bits since it was all done better in 'A New Hope'.
I think the film should have been from the perspective of Luke, Han, Leia and Chewie with the new characters slowly being introduced rather than Han etc playing almost cameo roles.
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