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Post by WyldeMan on 12/17/2015, 7:28 pm

Wow.................... Shocked 


’The Force Awakens is a genuine cultural phenomenon,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover in a statement. “The extraordinary ticketing demand is truly unprecedented. It is Fandango’s top-selling movie of all time, even before it has even hit theater screens.  It’s great to see that all fans can enjoy the ‘Star Wars’ experience, as our theater partners continue to add new screens and new showtimes every day.”

More records set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens – and the film hasn’t even opened yet. Fandango says that the J.J. Abrams film has broken the company’s record for the most tickets sold by any title during its entire theatrical run; an anomaly considering that this feat was accomplished during pre-sales. This is even better news than what Fandango told us a couple of days about their staggering, record-setting Force Awakens pre-sales. In addition, MovieTickets.com continues to report that 93% of all its tickets sales in the last 24 hours are for Force Awakens. Of those snapping up tickets, 68% are males while close to 32% are females. The average age for a Force Awakens ticket buyer is 44. In regards to the format that MovieTicket buyers plan to watch Force Awakens: 60% will see it in 2D, 23% in 3D and close to 17% will take in Imax screenings.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/17/2015, 9:21 pm

Who's going to watch this? I might go after a couple of weeks or so. Haven't read any reviews on it yet though.
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Post by Rusty on 12/17/2015, 10:08 pm

Most assertive review I've read so far was from Brian Quinn (from Impractical Jokers/TESD), via Twitter:

"Here's my non-spoiler review of the new Star Wars movie - Fuck that movie. I may never watch another Star Wars movie again."

"I'm not even gonna talk about it anymore until people have had time to see it bc I'm not a douche bag. But fuck them in the fucking ear."

"It's not a bad movie, but at the same time it can go fuck itself. I'll never watch it again."
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Post by joey con carne on 12/18/2015, 7:20 am

Watched this movie last night at a company event at AMC here in Manhattan. I liked the movie. It cut out a lot of the stupid dialog from the past movies. Not sure what Brian Quinn is on about but I thought it was, at least, better the three prequel movies with Hayden Christensen.

I enjoyed it. The "funny" guy was not stupid funny. The girl was not annoying. The lightsabers were great!

Not sure I can recommend it for a theater watching but it is definitely blu-ray-worthy.
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/18/2015, 10:32 am

This might be my very first SW theater experience but it won't be until the theaters calm down.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/18/2015, 10:39 am

lol! I wonder what made him so mad. Maybe he had high expectations. Some people go crazy for Star Wars. I'm not like that but I do enjoy it.

The line was crazy at my local AMC midnight premiere, saw it on the news. Line started at the first floor all the way up to the third floor. No way! I go to a different theater anyway.
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Post by Rusty on 12/18/2015, 2:26 pm

Everyone's going retarded over spoilers. Every second Facebook/Twitter/whatever account is some kind of "No Star Wars Spoilers. If you drop a spoiler I will block/ban you." nonsense.

There have been 6 of these movies. How the fuck can you spoiled anything? There's going to be the Rebels v imperials, there going to be Jedi's and the dark side ... And one of them will be enticed swayed by the other side. None of this shit will be original.
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Post by kernel_thai on 12/19/2015, 1:00 pm

Mini review
The good news is this is a big upgrade from the prequels. Not many digital effects just thrown in to try and get people to say wow but lots of good practical ones. No real character there only to sell toys tho BB8 will be very popular. Daisy Ridley is the bomb. Harrison Ford slides right back into Han Solo.

Bad news is it has way too many plot points that seem like they wrote this while watching the original trilogy. They dont do a good job fleshing out what happened in the missing 30 years of plot tho they do some back fill on the key characters. For example, u have the Republic and a new big bad called the First Order trying to bring it down. But u also have the rebels. If the Republic is back and the Empire gone why do they still have the Rebels?

Anyway, definitely worth seeing in a theater if just to watch Ridley be bad ass and a solid relaunch to the series.
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/30/2015, 12:29 pm

12 days after release this movie is already sitting at $1.2 billion at the box office.... affraid
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Post by Rusty on 12/30/2015, 7:19 pm

WyldeMan wrote:12 days after release this movie is already sitting at $1.2 billion at the box office.... affraid

And not a cent of it is from me.

I'll wait a few weeks so I can have a screen all to myself.
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/30/2015, 9:51 pm

Rusty Cunt wrote:
WyldeMan wrote:12 days after release this movie is already sitting at $1.2 billion at the box office.... affraid

And not a cent of it is from me.

I'll wait a few weeks so I can have a screen all to myself.

Still taking that approach myself. I'm currently taking my first trip through the Clone Wars series and am pretty damned impressed with it and how it's tied to the films.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/31/2015, 12:28 pm

Same here. Planning for next week, hopefully it's less crowded by now. They recently upgraded the chairs in my local theater to a luxurious leather recliners and it's pretty amazing.
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Post by WyldeMan on 1/3/2016, 7:46 am

With $90M Weekend, ‘Awakens’ Expected To Claim All-Time Domestic Crown Monday
If estimates hold, by tomorrow at this time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have pocketed another $202M to $204M in one week’s time to bring its total domestic gross to date to around $742M to $744M. Today, despite the college bowl games, Disney’s latest installment of the franchise, stayed the course to bring in an estimated $34M to $34.5M, which means it’s on track for a 3rd weekend gross of $90M to $93M. Although tomorrow is football Sunday and then kids return to school on Monday, at this rate, Force Awakens will surpass Avatar‘s $760.5M record to become the highest domestic box office grosser on Monday, Jan. 4th. History made in only 18 days. (well, technically 18 1/2, given that whopping $57M preview that Disney reported). Pretty incredible.

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Post by UltimateMarvel on 1/3/2016, 9:39 am

Awesome! Avatar didn't deserve that shit. I haven't watched this yet but I'd take this over Avatar any day.
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Post by WyldeMan on 1/3/2016, 10:33 am

UltimateMarvel wrote:Awesome! Avatar didn't deserve that shit. I haven't watched this yet but I'd take this over Avatar any day.

Hahaha, I pretty said the exact same thing when I first read the news. Avatar is the most over hyped, overrated movie of all-time and I haven't seen it in 7 years ago for good reason. I'm just happy that I won't see it's name at the top of the list anymore. Once these SW sequels start rolling out at a much quicker pace I'd expect to see Avatar and Titanic continue to drop through the ranks.
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Post by Rusty on 1/5/2016, 6:57 pm

Watched this today. Caught a 09:30 session before the madness began. 250 seat theatre, maybe 20 people in it Very Happy

So ... I actually enjoyed it. Really enjoyed it. Really, really enjoyed it.

The new characters were great and the cast fucking nailed it. Rey, Finn, Poe. Job well done.

No real complaint. Few nitpicky things, but I'll forgive them because I know this was essentially the first act of one really long movie (the new trilogy). So long as the flesh things out in the next flick, I'll be OK with it as it is.

One of those nitpicks however, was the pacing. A few scenes felt a little rushed, most notably after
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Han died
. From that point to when
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R2 woke up
, happened way too quickly. Could have spent another minute or two to drive home what just happened.

I would really like to see a director's cut of this film. I feel like there's maybe 10-15 minutes worth of material on the cutting room floor that could have really fleshed it out.
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Post by WyldeMan on 1/5/2016, 9:44 pm

Rusty Cunt wrote:I would really like to see a director's cut of this film. I feel like there's maybe 10-15 minutes worth of material on the cutting room floor that could have really fleshed it out.



With Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm towards the end of 2012 a number of artists were given the go ahead to create a set of guided imagery that served to get the creative juices flowing.  Many of these images can be found in the hard cover book, The Art Of Star Wars The Force Awakens and include a proto Finn and Rey, the first lightsabers and a pony tailed Luke Skywalker looking trapped and forlorn.
 
With Michael Arndt given script writing duties the story began to take shape including the idea that part of the story revolved around searching through the underwater wreckage of the second Death Star in order to find the location of the hidden Jedi temples.  Some elements did carry over into the final product, but for the most part Arndt’s Luke Skywalker heavy script was scrapped in favour JJ. Abrams’ and Lawrence Kasdan’s vision.
 
From here on out the movie we saw is pretty much what they came up with, that being said a number of deleted scenes and concepts were left on the cutting room floor including Vader’s helmet being the mcguffin, Han Solo not being dead, a Jedi killer being the main antagonist and a sith imposter claiming to be Anakin Skywalker himself.  Speaking of there was the intention of having a Anakin/Vader hybrid ghost appear in the film which never panned out.

All this and more is highlight in the video below for some insight into what didn't make it into Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Beware of spoilers from this movie abd previous films from the series. 


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Post by WyldeMan on 1/6/2016, 11:55 am

‘Force Awakens’ Beats ‘Avatar’ As Highest Grossing Film Of All-Time At Domestic B.O. In Jaw-dropping 20 Days

After a near six years of holding the title as the highest grossing film at the domestic box office, 20th Century Fox’s Avatar at $760.6M has fallen from its perch, ceding its reign to Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens which flies past that B.O. mark today.  A gross that took Avatar 318 days to accomplish, inclusive of a special late summer 2010 re-release, has only taken Force Awakens a mere 20 days.

Globally, Episode VII, which carries an estimated production cost before P&A of $200M, stands at $1.56B.

Even more impressive, Force Awakens isn’t the widest release of all-time at 4,134 theaters; The Twilight Saga: Eclipse owns that number at 4,468. Some rival distribution chiefs when we spoke with them over the summer thought Disney was crazy: why would they even think of releasing a franchise that was born in the summer, outside of the summer? The studio along with Lucasfilm knew they were re-igniting a property that appealed to several generations. And the prime time of year when everyone from grandkids to grandparents frequents the movie on heavy basis? Christmas and New Year’s.

Of course, in this era, what has propelled Force Awakens to this B.O. benchmark faster than Avatar is the immense supply of 3D and digital screens. Since 2010, digital screens — which enable exhibitors to program more showtimes at a moment’s notice to meet demand — have shot up 168% to 41,518. Of that amount, 39% or 16,146 are 3D digital. Rentrak’s PostTrak reports that 45% of all audiences watched Force Awakens in RealD3D, 42% in 2D, and 12% in Imax.

A wise distribution executive once said “good movies rise to the occasion,” and that’s what we’re witnessing here with Force Awakens. True, rising ticket prices are a part of this film’s success, with PostTrak reporting that 52% of all moviegoer spent over $13 or more on a ticket. But so is repeat business. It’s not of unheard to say that Star Wars creator George Lucas lost his touch with Episodes I-III, leaving moviegoers with cold, empty dialogue and over-CGIed scenes topped off with bad acting. Each of the prequels scored an A- CinemaScore, while critics gradually warmed to each film with Rotten Tomatoes reporting 56% rotten for Phantom Menace, 66% for Attack of the Clones and 79% certified fresh for Revenge of the Sith. This time around, J.J. Abrams’ Force Awakens restored the Star Wars to the former glory and spirit of the original trilogy. Force Awakens earned an A CinemaScore and a 93% fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, which was better than Return of the Jedi (80%), and just under Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back (both 94%). But even more telling about why moviegoers kept coming back: PostTrak reports that of those polled, 91% said that Force Awakens met or beat their expectations with 97% saying that they would definitely or probably recommend the film to other people.

Before Force Awakens even opened, online movie ticket websites were crashing. Advance ticket sales reached an estimated $100M before the Star Wars scroll flashed on the screen. So, it came as no surprise to hear that Force Awakens was the fastest title ever to cross $100M in just 21 hours.

When does Force Awakens finally slow down? Not for a while. Industry projections believe Episode VII will start losing theaters closer to the MLK holiday; that that frame’s opener Ride Along 2 will finally seize No. 1 away from Force Awakens with a four-day estimated take of $50M-plus.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 1/6/2016, 3:28 pm

The force is too strong. It can not be stopped.
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Post by Rusty on 1/6/2016, 4:36 pm

UltimateMarvel wrote:The force is too strong. It can not be stopped.

Good. Fuck Avatar. I am still one of the fortunate few that has never seen it, and has no intention to either.
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Post by WyldeMan on 1/6/2016, 4:57 pm

Rusty Cunt wrote:
UltimateMarvel wrote:The force is too strong. It can not be stopped.

Good. Fuck Avatar. I am still one of the fortunate few that has never seen it, and has no intention to either.

If you saw Dances with Wolves you already saw Avatar done much better.
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Post by Rusty on 1/8/2016, 6:22 pm

WyldeMan wrote:
Rusty Cunt wrote:
UltimateMarvel wrote:The force is too strong. It can not be stopped.

Good. Fuck Avatar. I am still one of the fortunate few that has never seen it, and has no intention to either.

If you saw Dances with Wolves you already saw Avatar done much better.

Haha. Good to know.
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Post by WyldeMan on 1/15/2016, 4:13 pm

Deleted 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Scene Featured Maz up Against Stromtroopers
Remember the small little orange fellow from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"? It had really big glasses(?) that helped it see who people really were. I'm also led to believe it had a crush/relationship with Chewbacca, which is... something. Anyways, that character, Maz, originally had some scene that were in The Force Awakens (which were removed) where she was fighting Storm Troopers. This should do nothing but add more fuel to the fanboy speculation that Maz was more than just a bar-owner, and was truthfully a super secret Jedi. The scenes in question are now deleted scenes but featured the little orange alien fending off troopers. It was removed from the overall film because it didn't exactly add anything to the story in terms of development or story progression. But that was not the only scene to be removed, and the VFX supervisors for TFA were interviewed by Collider about that, and much, much more.

"There was a particular part of a scene that never made it, where they go underneath the castle and they’re going into the underground passageways, and stormtroopers are coming down the stairs and Maz uses her powers to collapse the ceiling. From my point of view, that worked absolutely brilliantly because you had all the main actors running up and then Maz does her bit and then the whole ceiling collapses in front of them, but that never made it. That was a shot I was quite proud of, actually, it worked really, really well."

Alright, if a character in the Star Wars universe has the ability to collapse a ceiling at will, there's no way they aren't a force user/Jedi. Maz had quite an ambiguous backstory in the few scenes she shared with the other characters, with her even having in her possession Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, and Han Solo even commenting "Where'd you get that?" Of course, to leave some things to our imagination, Maz simply responded: "That is another story for another time." In what situation would she, someone that, at first glance, is a lowly bar-owner, have such a powerful weapon in her basement? Like I said, a very popular theory floating around the interwebs is about how Maz may, in fact, be a Jedi, or even someone who trained with Luke Skywalker, at least, before Kylo Ren killed a bunch of people. The next thing they talked about that was cut from the film also involved some famous Star Wars vehicles, such the snow speeders for one.

"Some of the battle stuff that we did, the digital aerial dogfighting, I love some of that stuff; it was so cool. Originally, there was a bit more of that, but again, it wasn’t necessarily story-driven, it was some cool shots. There was some stuff with did with the speeder chase."
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 1/17/2016, 8:50 pm

That was pretty funny.
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Post by WyldeMan on 1/20/2016, 2:40 pm

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Moves To Late 2017 Setting Off Release Date Dominoes
After showing the industry the record amount of money that can be made by a Star Wars film at the end of the year, Disney just announced it is moving Star Wars: Episode VIII from its original May 26, 2017, release date to December 15, 2017. Taking over Episodes VIII’s old Memorial Day slot is Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is moving up from its July 7, 2017, date. Both films will be in 3D.

After Disney made the change official, Sony said it is shifting its Spider-Man reboot to Pirates’ July 7 date, and move its new Jumaji out of its December slot now darkened by Star Wars into Spider-Man‘s July 28 spot.

Similar to what Warner Bros./New Line did with The Hobbit and Lord Of The Ring trilogies, Disney has guaranteed huge box office results over the next two year-end holidays. This December 16, the masses will be treated to the first Star Wars spinoff feature, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is about a secret rebel team that steals the plans to the Death Star (which later are uploaded on R2-D2 by Princess Leia in the original 1977 film).

When Disney first decided to schedule Star Wars: The Force Awakens during the year-end holiday session, some distributors seemed concerned. Why reboot a beloved franchise that was born during the summer at a time when snow and shopping can keep audiences away? None of these factors prevented Episode VII from breaking a slew of records including three-day opening ($247.96M) and becoming the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office ($861M). It’s also the third-biggest global film ever at $1.89B. Episode VIII is being written and directed by Rian Johnson (director of Looper and key Breaking Bad episodes) and is in pre-production. Principal photography begins next month in London. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman will produce, and J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski, and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.

Meanwhile, the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie couldn’t have a better opening date than Memorial Day weekend. The third title in the franchise, 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, owns the four-day holiday frame’s biggest opening ever at $139.8M (and a domestic of $309.4M and global of $963.4M), so that’s the one for this fifth-quel to beat in regards to FSSM. The franchise’s previous installment, the $1B-grossing Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), also debuted in late May.
In Dead Men Tell No Tales, Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow with Geoffrey Rush back on board as Barbossa, and Orlando Bloom resurfaces as Will Turner. This time there’s a terrifying new adversary: Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, Dead Men Tell No Tales is in post-production.
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Post by Tyger on 1/21/2016, 10:52 am

Finally saw it last night. Theater wasn't empty, but it wasn't at all crazy and oddly enough, no kids.

I liked it a lot. I wouldn't say I loved it, but I did like it a lot. A lot more Han and a lot less Poe than I expected based on the marketing
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Post by WyldeMan on 1/22/2016, 1:58 pm

Is This Why Disney Pushed Back Star Wars: Episode VIII?
Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter heard from his sources that Episode VIII is being delayed so the script can be adjusted to capitalize on the unexpected popularity of the new characters. "Obviously the December date worked out very (very) well for them but I've also heard they are rewriting the script," he tweeted. "I've heard from several sources the rewrites are positive, based on audience reaction to the new characters. People loved them. So strongly. And Lucasfilm was surprised at how well they were received, according to several sources."

It would explain why principal photography on Episode VIII won't begin until next month, which is slightly behind schedule. During last month's global press day, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told reporters that filming would start in January.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is written and directed by Rian Johnson, and will start filming in London's Pinewood Studios in the next few weeks, continuing the story of Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren, plus more legacy characters and all-new characters.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 1/22/2016, 9:30 pm

I checked it out too. Same thoughts as Tyger. I didn't love it but I liked it.
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Post by WyldeMan on 3/24/2016, 1:48 pm

During your time walking the post-apocalyptic landscape of Fallout 4, did you ever think something was missing? Youtube user Cosmic Contrarian did, and went through a lot of effort to create it.

Part of what makes Fallout so great is the wonderful mod community, and they have outdone themselves yet again. Using a smattering of various mods, like the Jedi and Sith Force Powers mod by Ketzulo, or the Darth Vader Armor by invalidfate to name just a few, Cosmic Contrarian assembled this 20-minute clip of the ultimate showdown between Vader and Luke, though that doesn't start till around the 12:48 mark.

The first chunk of the video is where we get to see the rebels almost completely decimated by Fallout 4's version of an AT-AT,. After that we get to see just how deadly Darth Vader is, no matter what universe he is in. Make sure to check out the Youtube page to see all the mods that were used to create it, and the battle is definitely worth your time.
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Post by WyldeMan on 3/25/2016, 11:41 am

I really enjoyed Awakens but I felt like it was too short.

Rey is kind of awesome though, I'm starting to get all the Ridley love now. The Falcon's got a cute new elfish looking pilot.

Like Tyger based on the trailers this was a different than I'd expected but I enjoyed the surprises and the death of a certain OG member.

I was shocked though that Luke was saved for just that end hood drop reveal, I thought he was going to have a much larger role but that was saved for Han's last ride.
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Post by WyldeMan on 4/5/2016, 9:24 am

In this latest "Secrets of the Force Awakens" Blu-ray clip, Adam Driver and J.J. Abrams fill us in on what ultimately drove Ben Solo to turn from the light and join Snoke as Kylo Ren.
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Post by Rusty on 4/12/2016, 11:36 pm

So i just watched this again. This time on Blu-ray.

Have to say ... once you remove the thrill of seeing a new Star Wars film in the theatre, there's not a lot there.

I felt like fan service being spoon-fed to me.

Also, when Chewie meets Leia again, he gives her a big hug because he obviously hasn't seen her since she and Han split.

Yet after the fight, once Chewie returns after Han has died, he walks off the ship, and he and Leia walk right passed each other without so much as a nod. And I mean right next to each other. If Chewie put his arm out he would of clotheslined her. They try to feign emotion by Leia walking straight to Rey, because girl power, yet completely ignores the real emotion that was there with both her and her recently deceased husband's oldest and dearest friend.

This film is sorely missing a subtle touch.
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Post by Tyger on 4/13/2016, 12:00 am

Good catch. I had a feeling that would be the case and I still don't own the other movies so I haven't picked this up.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 4/13/2016, 6:48 am

Rusty Cunt wrote:Have to say ... once you remove the thrill of seeing a new Star Wars film in the theatre, there's not a lot there.

I felt like fan service being spoon-fed to me.

I felt exactly the same way. Watching it again I thought, "This ain't all that." Lightsaber fights are shit too which is what I looked forward too. If it's the same in the second movie then I'll be skipping it. Rogue One seems more interesting.

Rusty Cunt wrote:Also, when Chewie meets Leia again, he gives her a big hug because he obviously hasn't seen her since she and Han split.

Yet after the fight, once Chewie returns after Han has died, he walks off the ship, and he and Leia walk right passed each other without so much as a nod. And I mean right next to each other. If Chewie put his arm out he would of clotheslined her. They try to feign emotion by Leia walking straight to Rey, because girl power, yet completely ignores the real emotion that was there with both her and her recently deceased husband's oldest and dearest friend.

This film is sorely missing a subtle touch.

Wow, that definitely should have happened. If you brought that up on set, I'm almost sure J.J. Abrams would have put it in the movie.
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Post by WyldeMan on 4/13/2016, 9:36 am

UltimateMarvel wrote:I felt exactly the same way. Watching it again I thought, "This ain't all that." Lightsaber fights are shit too which is what I looked forward too. If it's the same in the second movie then I'll be skipping it. Rogue One seems more interesting.

The first movie wasn't about Jedi or lightsaber fights cause Rey hadn't been trained by Luke yet.

There's a popular theory that Felicity Jones's character in Rogue One is Rey's mother given the time frame that Rogue takes place in relation to Awakens and that it was chosen as the film to bridge the gap until Rey's story continues in E8. Possibly way off base but it could be that we're going to learn more about Rey's memory of them from Awakens.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 4/13/2016, 2:32 pm

WyldeMan wrote:The first movie wasn't about Jedi or lightsaber fights cause Rey hadn't been trained by Luke yet.

I know. Had I known that, I wouldn't have gone to watch it in theaters.

WyldeMan wrote:There's a popular theory that Felicity Jones's character in Rogue One is Rey's mother given the time frame that Rogue takes place in relation to Awakens and that it was chosen as the film to bridge the gap until Rey's story continues in E8. Possibly way off base but it could be that we're going to learn more about Rey's memory of them from Awakens.

That's an interesting theory. She does look like her and the timeline makes sense.
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Post by Rusty on 4/13/2016, 5:47 pm

UltimateMarvel wrote:
I felt exactly the same way. Watching it again I thought, "This ain't all that." Lightsaber fights are shit too which is what I looked forward too. If it's the same in the second movie then I'll be skipping it. Rogue One seems more interesting.

That was the best thing about the re-watch for me, actually.

The fact they resisted making Rey super uber light saber fighter was fucking astonishing. I was worried we were going to see more stupid acrobatic shit like the retarded prequels. She had never held one before, and she fought like it. Same as Kylo Ren. He was woefully under-trained, as he's never had to fight with one against anyone with any real talent - and it showed.

That light saber fight was the most organic and natural thing in the movie - except the bit were she shut her eyes for 20 seconds to find "the force", and Kylo did nothing. That was retarded.
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Post by WyldeMan on 4/15/2016, 10:01 pm

I hope there's more General Hux making Kylo throwing Saber tantrums in E8. Domnhall Gleeson keeps landing hit after hit and his career is exploding right now cause he's a great actor just like his father.
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Post by WyldeMan on 4/16/2016, 10:56 am

J.J. Abrams May Have Revealed Big Clue About Rey's Parents
J.J. Abrams has already said he knows who Rey's parents are, but he of course isn't naming names.

And speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, the Force Awakens director seemed to reveal who her parents aren't.

During the audience Q&A after the talk between Abrams and Chris Rock concluded, a young fan asked the question on many Star Wars fans' minds: Who are Rey's parents?

At first Abrams jokingly told the kid to get out. But then he may have dropped a big clue about the identity of Daisy Ridley's character's mom and dad: "Rey's parents are not in Episode VII. So I can't possibly say in this moment who they are. But I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too."

That information seems to contradict popular speculation that Rey could be Luke's daughter or the daughter of Luke's sister Leia, and possibly Han Solo, making her Kylo Ren's sister.

"Obviously it’s not for me to talk about in this moment because this is [Episode VIII director] Rian [Johnson]’s story to continue now," Abrams continued. "The last thing I’m going to do is reveal something that he would be upset about. I want to make sure that Rian gets the courtesy that he showed me."

But with many more Star Wars films in the pipeline, including Episode VIII, perhaps in time fans, and Rey, will find out more about her family.

After the Q&A, though, Abrams clarified his comments to Entertainment Weekly. “What I meant was that she doesn’t discover them in Episode VII. Not that they may not already be in her world,” Abrams said.

Still, Abrams shared other Force Awakens insights during his career-spanning discussion with Rock, with the final minutes devoted to Abrams' time in a galaxy far, far away.

Abrams discussed his decision to keep Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker out of the film until the very end, saying "We knew that getting to Luke was the whole story."

But he revealed that Hamill was reluctant to the concept worried it would seem "silly" or "like a joke that he's standing there at the end."

Abrams was confident that wouldn't be the case.

"This whole movie—because it's all about him—this could be this great fun drumroll up to seeing this guy," he said, adding that it wasn't until he filmed the scene, seeing Hamill as Skywalker in the Jedi robes and listening to part of John Williams' Star Wars score that he realized the "ending could really work."

He also revealed that a silver lining to Harrison Ford's Millennium Falcon injury was that it gave him the opportunity to rethink and reshoot Rey and Finn's scene together in the Millennium Falcon, claiming the first time they did that, prior to Ford's injury, "It didn't work at all. They were much more contentious. I didn't direct it right. It was set up all wrong."

During the break caused by Ford's injury, Abrams said he "was able to look at everything we'd done and rethink it and rewrite quite a bit of that relationship. So when we came back to work we actually just reshot, from the ground up, those scenes, and it was an amazingly powerful thing to get these two characters to where they needed to be."
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 4/16/2016, 12:07 pm

It can't be Leia because we would have picked up on it in TFA. Gotta be Luke.
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Post by WyldeMan on 4/16/2016, 12:34 pm

UltimateMarvel wrote:It can't be Leia because we would have picked up on it in TFA. Gotta be Luke.

But Luke was in Force, so he's ruled out too based on what JJ said. I think Rey's parents are new characters to the verse. Everybody expects her and Kylo to be brother and sister cause of Luke and Leia but I think they're taking a different path with the new trilogy.
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Post by Rusty on 4/16/2016, 4:09 pm

WyldeMan wrote:
UltimateMarvel wrote:It can't be Leia because we would have picked up on it in TFA. Gotta be Luke.

But Luke was in Force, so he's ruled out too based on what JJ said. I think Rey's parents are new characters to the verse. Everybody expects her and Kylo to be brother and sister cause of Luke and Leia but I think they're taking a different path with the new trilogy.

But three paragraphs later he clarified:

After the Q&A, though, Abrams clarified his comments to Entertainment Weekly. “What I meant was that she doesn’t discover them in Episode VII. Not that they may not already be in her world,” Abrams said.

It's gotta be Luke, she just wont find out until the third film. Otherwise they're bringing in a whole new Jedi lineage, and that would be bad. Remember the prequels?

The fact Vader, Kenobi, Luke and Leia were the last of the kind made it compelling. Unless they reveal she's the daughter of an unknown Kenobi love-child, which would suck.

She can't be Ren's brother. If Han & Leia had a second kid, why would they need to separate them? There was no big bad guy looming over them.
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Post by WyldeMan on 4/16/2016, 5:41 pm

Rusty Cunt wrote:It's gotta be Luke, she just wont find out until the third film. Otherwise they're bringing in a whole new Jedi lineage, and that would be bad. Remember the prequels?

The fact Vader, Kenobi, Luke and Leia were the last of the kind made it compelling. Unless they reveal she's the daughter of an unknown Kenobi love-child, which would suck.

She can't be Ren's brother. If Han & Leia had a second kid, why would they need to separate them? There was no big bad guy looming over them.

When Kylo took his helmet off to reveal Adam Driver's CHUD face underneath the mask, I screamed "Put it back on!!!"

Why does every Jedi gotta be one of those pain in the ass Skywalker kids? Anakin was the only one I ever liked in that family. You'd think some forethought might have been in order. What was Leia just like "I know my father destroyed the entire Jedi order and blew up or enslaved most of the verse and that uncontrollable anger runs in the family but I really see no reason why we shouldn't risk it. Let's have a baby, we'll name him Ben and then give him Jedi training, what could go wrong?".

Fuckin Skywalkers..... ASSHOLES AND MORONS. Which is why I don't think Rey can be one, she doesn't really seem dumb enough to have come from the bloodline.
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