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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2015, 07:01:19 PM »
also, how has no one posted this massive spoiler yet?
Spoiler for Hiden:
I don't know if it's massive, I have no element of comparison.
Someone needs to post another one, and then I'll tell you if that one's massive
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2015, 08:40:53 PM »
I've been trying so hard to avoid any Star Wars talk this week so I:

A) Don't get accidentally spoiled
B) Don't see lots of positive reviews and get hyped even more so that reality would have an impossible time meeting expectations.
C) Or if the reviews are negative I don't go in already prejudiced against the movie.

And yet I'm still reading every article I can that doesn't look like a review.  Only 28 more hours until I get to see it.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2015, 09:20:43 PM »

I wish the world was flat like the old days, then I could travel just by folding a map.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #48 on: December 17, 2015, 03:30:12 AM »
Movie session begins in 30min. I just had to squirt around a crowd of teenagers because they were swinging plastic light sabers and yelling "Oh oh, man it was so good! It was so good!!"

I ran before I could hear any potential spoilers.
I can't wait anywhere else, since it's around 40°c and even my lightest dress feels like a woolen jersey.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #49 on: December 17, 2015, 07:12:00 AM »
okay, here is my 100% spoiler free review of the movie :

It's GREAT!

As a standalone movie, taken individually, it is very good. The action is intense and superb, the acting is perfect, the plot is... alright. It has of course a couple of moments when the script sorts of bends itself to accommodate the action, but it's nothing that you couldn't justify if you really wanted to, so I reckon most people will excuse that sort of quirks. It never goes close to be a plot-hole.

In the serie... It's so close to the spirit of the ep. IV, V and VI that one can pretend the first three never happened!
It embraces the 70's style to some lovely details.
And more importantly it is FULL of easter eggs. Verbal references or objects, that any fan will immediately pick up and smile to.

What I really loved in this film was the insight given to the empire/first order staff. Storm troopers are human, and that movies incarnates the enemy enough to make them realistic, plausible. Factions in a war meshed with sides of the force, not the super villains against the goodies. Of course there are some serious baddies but...
Gotta say I am very impressed by our new villain, Kylo Ren. His acting was very good. Way more subtle than I expected from anyone who'd pertain to such a cliched thing as "the dark side".

The two young leads played very well. I'd never seen John Boyega before, but I expect to see a lot of him in the future, besides the next 2 star wars, since his acting was spot on. Same as Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley. I'm also glad they took such new stars, and not anyone who carries a "face", or a character name. Like seeing Harrison Ford and going "hah! They have Han Solo/Indianna Jones in this movie!"

It's a funny action movie full of tense moment, beautiful effects, amazing chases, and I even teared up a couple of times...
But man they sure are ridding the franchise to battle. A lot of scene will appear familiar enough for you to sort of guess what is coming about. A lot of things will be borderline cliche.. But in a refreshing way, for me. A familiar way.

The only thing that makes me aggravated really, and while it's not really spoilery, some might want to truly know nothing...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Is that the end is ONE HELL of a cliff hanger, and knowing we'll get to wait god knows how long for episode 8 makes me jittery! They have some serious balls.

GO SEE IT ASAP.

You will NOT like getting spoilered. It's totally worth our expectations, it's a resurrection for the franchise, it's superbly shot, it made all the adults around me giddy throughout the movie... I'd rate that a good 4/5, or 4,5/5.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2015, 03:10:42 PM »
+1 for that review. Really enjoyed it, we'll probably go see it again soon (we have cinema vouchers and there isn't anything else on that looks anywhere near as good). Just go in expecting to watch a more up-to-date Star Wars film and you won't be disappointed. Have to say I love the cinematography - the film really felt alive, much more so than the original trilogy, but still managed to feel like Star Wars.

Also, thumbs up for BB-8!   ;D

Boyega was pretty decent in Attack the Block too, which is a fairly ridiculous alien invasion comedy. Worth a watch if you want something mindless and a bit of fun!
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #51 on: December 17, 2015, 04:29:48 PM »
Seeing as I probably won't see it for another week or so, here begins my Sabbatical from social media, I guess. ;)
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #52 on: December 17, 2015, 08:42:28 PM »
Argh.  Tickets to see it in all its 3D glory... on January 2nd. 



What was I thinking?

Must.  Stay.  Spoiler.  Free.

(It'll never happen.)

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #53 on: December 17, 2015, 09:42:48 PM »


How on earth could you possibly wait that long?!

Barely anyone is going to get the joke I made in that post for months at this rate...
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #54 on: December 17, 2015, 11:15:51 PM »


How on earth could you possibly wait that long?!

Barely anyone is going to get the joke I made in that post for months at this rate...

It was a great scene. I really appreciated the humour in this movie. Nothing awkward like in I, II and III.

The funny thing is that people guessed ahead of time a lot of true things, so I was pre-spoiled. I had dismissed people saying stuff like "Oh, this will surely happen, and X wouldn't play in if this wouldn't happen and such" and I'd think "meh, surely not.." but sometimes these people were right! And in the cinema I'd be all... "Oh. Fancy that..."
And now... Gee, @ClintACK keep away from youtube comment sections. They're gorged with spoilers.

But the movie was also mint in 2D, so you could go see it now as well, and still get to your 3D session.  :P
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #55 on: December 18, 2015, 12:33:25 AM »
I am henceforth ignoring this thread for two weeks (I won't see The Force Awakens until after Christmas). Enjoy it, folks, and please think of those of us who haven't seen it when you gush or rant. :)
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #56 on: December 18, 2015, 02:08:32 AM »
I am henceforth ignoring this thread for two weeks (I won't see The Force Awakens until after Christmas). Enjoy it, folks, and please think of those of us who haven't seen it when you gush or rant. :)

Well, that's why I've kept my review spoiler free, and I guess anyone who isn't either dumb or a jackass will keep spoilers at bay until well into Jan...

Maybe by the end of the month we could have a spoiler thread. It's a bit early still though.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #57 on: December 18, 2015, 03:38:21 AM »
Well just got back from seeing it. My. Gawd.

This was me the whole time:


I loved it. Star Wars at its finest! Okay, thats all I can say without saying things I shouldn't.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #58 on: December 18, 2015, 06:26:17 AM »
Wow, just wow. My wife and I just got back from seeing it.

If you love the original trilogy, I highly recommend this one. So many great moments and Easter eggs. The new characters are really well written and do a great job of carrying the movie. Lots of great action scenes and a very interesting story.

In short, this was my face throughout pretty much the entire movie:


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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #59 on: December 18, 2015, 08:59:23 AM »
It's proper Star Wars! :D
I thought it was good, but came away pretty disappointed with parts of the plot, for reasons I can't really discuss without spoilers. There is a line between nostalgia/homage and...*something*...and I think this film crossed that line. Really looking forward to the second one though, which I have no doubt will be even better.

I really enjoyed the storm troopers and found John Boyega and Domhnall Gleeson especially good.
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