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#898201
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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I felt this score was much more percussive than melodic. Much more so than the previous films. That was the first thing that struck me when skimming through the soundtrack the day before I saw the movie (didn’t want to hear too much, but couldn’t help myself). I don’t mean that there were more drums (although there were, I think), but that the other instruments also focused more on staccato rhythm.

Compare something like the asteroid chase in ESB to the Falcon chase in this and you can definitely hear the difference in approach. That’s probably why a lot of people thought it was less than stellar. Personally speaking, I also thought it was a bit of a let down, but I didn’t care all that much. It wasn’t an issue of the music being bad or uninspired, just that it’s hard to top the first two SW movies.

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#897889
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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Ronster said:
Good Music just does not work in the way that you need to continually listen to something to have to appreciate it.

If it is very good you will get the hook put in to you. You’ll be hooked on it.

Most of my favorite albums were ones that took time to grow on me (and my all time favorite was one I outright hated the first time I heard it). The stuff I immediately like are usually shallower experiences that lack staying power over the years.

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#897632
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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I haven’t seen the movie again since posting about it, but I thought I’d share some other thoughts. I’m warning you now that this post is probably not going to be written very well (much like the sentence preceding this one).

I found it pretty hard to “geek out” about the movie after seeing it, and I still can’t geek out about it now. I’m pretty laid back about the whole thing. “It’s good! I’m sure the next one will be fun too!” I don’t really care about any more than that. At first I thought it was because I was getting older (34), but I think it’s just because the movie focused more on being fun than original (not a bad thing (well, I wish it was more original, but I’m not gonna cry about it)). There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot to talk about. Like…I can’t get into the “mythology” of the story. Does that make sense? I dunno…I thought I was going somewhere with this. 😛

Lord Haseo said:
In her defense has anyone been able to do that convincingly? Because whenever someone does that in a game/movie/show it always takes me out of the experience.

Regardless of what people think of the films, I thought Martin Freeman pulled it off reasonably well in the second Hobbit movie.

DuracellEnergizer said:

I wouldn’t take IMDb ratings all that seriously, either. They rate The Fly II 4.9/10 for crying out loud.

I like The Fly II. It’s nothing great, but it’s quite ambitious for a sequel nobody was asking for.

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#891866
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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Hi guys, I don’t post here often, but wanted to give some thoughts:

Saw it on the 17th with friends and we all enjoyed it (more on that later), and then again with my parents and we all enjoyed it.

My final say about the movie is this: “It’s SO good that it’s such a shame that it wasn’t more original.”

I wouldn’t have cared about the DS3 if they did something new with it. I was completely under the assumption that it would stick around for the other movies. I would have loved it if the rebels failed and it blew up the planet their base was on (sparing Leia, 3PO and R2 who would have been off planet for some reason) and the only survivors were those who survived the DS3 assault. Man, that would have been a nice twist and got me really excited for the next one.

Otherwise, I wish they would have just removed the DS3 and just focused on rescuing Rey as the last act (and bring Poe on the mission so he can get more screen time). But I didn’t care all that much, as the DS3 stuff seemed to be background noise anyway. Not sure why the rebels needed to be given something to do, as I thought their fight as Maz’s castle was good enough. It’s not like Empire Strikes Back was filled with the Rebellion.

I don’t have any other problems that aren’t nitpicks. I wish Rey had some moments of weakness, and I really wish they would have held off igniting that lightsaber until she pulls it from the snow. That would have been such a better reveal than Finn fighting a stormtrooper (although I loved that he was called a traitor. I like these new stormtroopers!)

I’m not gonna whine about what they MIGHT do in a sequel I know nothing about. I’ll just wait and see. All I know is that you don’t hire Andy Serkis so he can sit in a damn chair, so I have my fingers crossed there’s something else going on.

I understand why people like it, and I understand why people dislike it. When I was speculating about the movie back when it was announced, I admit I didn’t think it would be Empire vs Rebels all over again, and I don’t think this story has proven itself as something that NEEDED to be told, but I’m along for the ride. Good fun. Hope they address the backstory a tad in the next movie.

Kylo Ren is a fantastic villain, and those who don’t think so are nuts (joking). He was my biggest surprise, because I thought he looked very uninteresting in the trailers. Again, I’m not gonna cry about what they MIGHT do with him in a sequel, I just thought he was great. A pretty unnerving villain for a Star Wars movie.

My six year old son (who’s never seen the prequels) lives in Japan with my ex-wife, and I begged her to take him to it (“I don’t know…Episode 1 was on TV the other day and-” “Trust me, he’ll have a great time.”) so she did. He liked it, said it was a little scary, and said his favorite character was BB8. Even my ex didn’t hate it, which is the nicest thing I’ve ever heard her say about a Star Wars movie.

I went with my friend, who waited in line with me for nine hours to see a midnight screening of Phantom Menace. We weren’t sure if we were gonna get seats, a big fellow told me he was going to “Kick my fucking ass if I got a ticket and he didn’t” and other stuff like that…and the movie turned out to be The Phantom Menace (I don’t know what you guys are talking about when you say this film will be derided like the Prequels in five years, my friends and I hated Menace within 30 minutes (and it wasn’t some snobby reaction, we were really really sad)). Anyway, here’s a little then and now (and no, we did not wear these shirts to the actual screening of Awakens. And no, we are not lovers, nor are we virgins, despite what the commentators on Reddit would have you believe, but I admit this picture is pretty damn dorky out of context):

I’m on the right:

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#885768
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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DuracellEnergizer said:

I remember the exact date when I first watched ROTJ – August 30, 1997. How can I remember it so exactly? That’s the day Princess Diana died.

I don’t know whether that should count as a bad omen or not.

I was watching Empire Strikes Back on VHS when I heard about it.

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#784905
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A DIY Star Wars comics universe
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^Yeah, it's by far my favorite Star Wars material outside the original movies.  Read Classic Star Wars between issues 38 and 39, as 39 is the start of Empire Strikes Back and Classic Star Wars leads right up to it (while issue 38, Riders in the Void does not).

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#776178
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We lost Count Dooku
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LexX said:

duds like Police Academy 7 and Gremlins 2. 

 Gremlins 2 is awesome.

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#770400
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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Anchorhead said:

SilverWook said:

It's a safe bet she gets a cameo in the flesh someplace in the movie...

 I would hope so.  Her talent and credibility are a given.  People want to work with her for a reason.  She brings depth and weight to a role.

From my shallower side;  I wouldn't cast a woman this beautiful and then draw a cartoon in her place.

 She might as well be a cartoon with all that airbrushing.  *badum tissss*

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#769533
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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ray_afraid said:

If any change was to be made, my vote would be to have the spider standing still for the first few moments, looking like a rooted plant, then become more animated as the shot progresses. (from McQuarries paintings, that's how I always imagined they'd have been introduced in the film)

I like this idea.  They do this effectively a few times in The Dark Crystal.

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#767721
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New Star Wars comics
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Well. I don't consider a VERY rushed couple pages at the end a proper segue.  :P   Classic Star Wars introduces The Executor, gets the rebels off Yavin, and establishes a base on Hoth, among other things.  Plus, it just reads very well sandwiched between the Marvel run.  Vader referring to Luke as his son is weird when reading it in chronological order, though.

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#767515
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New Star Wars comics
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boredom3031 said:

Finished the star wars movie adaption in that omnibus, now into uncharted territory not knowing what to expect next.

 The Marvel SW comics are by far my favorite thing outside of the movies (I think those last few issues of Dark Times come in second).  I even love the post-RotJ stuff.  I really liked the cartoony artwork in the last bunch of issues.

If you're interested, read Classic Star Wars right before the ESB adaptation.  Marvel doesn't really segue into Empire, so it's a bit jarring when reading.  Classic Star Wars does a great job leading right into it, and the tone of both is very similar (considering the same team of Archie and Al worked on the Marvel books).

Also, check out the Wild Space vol. 1 omnibus if you want more oldschool SW fun.

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#764480
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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emanswfan said:

Here's some 4K shots from the new teaser, including the IMAX shots uncropped.

http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-star-wars-episode-vii-force-awakens-hires-stills-4k-imax-format-74958/

 Nice!  Zooming in shows that the silver stormtrooper dude is standing behind the guy on stage at the big stormtrooper rally.  Not that special, but it's something.

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#747507
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Star Wars Books continued ?
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I used to read Star Wars books before I realized there was much better literature out there.  I recommend Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe.

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