I’m so excited for the Criterion Channel to roll out on Monday! I’m curious to see how large of a selection of films we’re gonna get at launch.
Hey, Ziggy! Good to see you around, man! 😃
Hello Duracell! 😃 If anyone was wondering why I went missing (if anybody from my era is still here), I forgot my password, and the email for said password.
Nowadays, I am a hardened veteran of the world. Ziggy Stardust rose and fell. Darker, grittier, edgier.
Just licked my grandmother’s Himalayan salt lamp. Not sure how I feel.
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Did anyone else notice the mouse droid in the trailer?
Same goes for the Wyoming crowd!
Why do people feel the overwhelming desire to post reaction videos on the Internet?
I don't think you have to worry about it being awful like the prequels; however, it's very likely that it will be a forgettable movie. The real angst will be to watch a contained story devolve into "what cool characters and plot can we think up next?" serial of the week. The difference is the same as that between a symphony and a pop concert.
I certainly hope not. Although, the prequels have even managed to have some memorable moments, despite them not being the most fond amongst the majority. Many people remember podracing, the lava planet, the clones, Darth Maul's fight scene, etc. I'm sure there will be things to remember in TFA. I already have the image of Kylo igniting his lightsaber in the forest and the crashed Star Destroyer stuck in my memory, and those were just from the trailers.
If it's awful, then there will be a funny Red Letter Media review to ease the pain.
By having compelling new villains!
Any prequel terminology coming out of the mouths of the OT cast would be incredibly jarring.
I hope we get to see at least a little bit of smartassery from Han Solo. In the trailer, he just sounds old and sad (I'm probably assuming too much from ten seconds of dialogue). I get that it's been over 30 years, but you can't deny a fundamental aspect of a character such as him.
Surely Abrams and Kasdan will throw in at a least a couple of scenes of Solo being witty or sarcastic. If not, Kasdan has forgotten how to write the characters he defined years ago.
Seeing Han use his gun lethally on a couple of bad guys would be nice too.
That's a very valid point to consider.
I understand what you mean, it's 2015 after all, and it's unrealistic for me to expect this to have 70's camerawork.
Still, couldn't they........TRY?!?!?!?!
I hate to admit it, but something about the newest trailer has left a bit of an odd aftertaste. The camera movements during the special effects shots are too flashy and overdone, which makes it look fake. The color scheme may also have a big part to do with it. Who knows, both might just take some getting used to.
A trend that I've noticed in the three previews of this film is that it's taking itself too seriously. Cryptic dialogue, an unrelenting dark/sad tone, and a refusal to say what the film is about, other than "it's about Star Wars." Where's the fun banter? The simple, swashbuckling adventure style?
Still, I'm hoping for the best. I've put a lot of my faith into this movie. Whenever something bad has happened to me this year, I've simply reminded myself that this is coming out. My girlfriend cheated on me? Star Wars is coming. My dog died? Star Wars is coming. I got fired? Star Wars is coming. You get the idea. What ever will I do if this movie disappoints me? I might have to begin to care about something besides a movie! ;)
My tear ducts were on standby for a Luke tease at the end.
I really hope Rey wasn't crying for the reason I think she was crying.
I dated this girl for two years, and we just got out of our relationship after I discovered that she'd been cheating on me with her boss, who is in his thirties. It's a terrible feeling.
I really hope Luke isn't made into a villain or "dark" character in any way, shape, or form. It would destroy the point of his entire hero's journey from the original trilogy, of not going down the path his father did. Luke stands for redemption. He has a good heart. Whisperings and rumors of him turning bad in the upcoming film really sound like a terrible idea.
I hope Max Von Sydow is the voice of the soccer ball droid.
Perhaps the soccer ball droid only rolls when it's moving, and can deploy objects from its sphere?
I really liked it. Daisy Ridley looks really Star Warsy, and the fighters going over the water was a high point for me.
As far as I'm concerned, as long as the story is good, that lightsaber could be a wiffle ball bat.
I thought Mark's v-neck was his costume.
I want it to be better than Guardians of the Galaxy.
Mark and Carrie look the best they have in years. With some fancy makeup and flattering lighting, they'll look even better.