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  • #25275

    BSF34
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    From watching this movie and the prequels, it looks like the emo douchebag gene skipped a generation in the Skywalker family.

    Wait, what?

    #25276

    Feejis
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    Also, we’re to assume Ren is not dead, correct?

    #25278

    InThisTown
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    I am still trying to figure out the flashes there Feejis and what they all were.

    Based on what we know:
    – Luke is training Kylo and he kills all the other padawams, preventing the return of the Jedi order.
    – Luke goes into seclusion so he has to leave Rey with foster parents or something? (why not with Leia is another question – too dangerous, I would assume) I think age wise the math probably works out to Rey not being able to have any real memory of her real father and Ren being old enough to kill em all.

    As an aside I was prepared to dislike Maz but thought the character was very good.

    #25281

    BSF34
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    Well we’re kind of conditioned here to hate anyone named “Maz”

     

    You’re absolutely right, Han.

    Wait, what?

    #25282

    InThisTown
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    Also, we’re to assume Ren is not dead, correct?

    Yeah no chance.

    #25289

    BSF34
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    I am still trying to figure out the flashes there Feejis and what they all were. Based on what we know: – Luke is training Kylo and he kills all the other padawams, preventing the return of the Jedi order. – Luke goes into seclusion so he has to leave Rey with foster parents or something? (why not with Leia is another question – too dangerous, I would assume) I think age wise the math probably works out to Rey not being able to have any real memory of her real father and Ren being old enough to kill em all. As an aside I was prepared to dislike Maz but thought the character was very good.

    Adam Driver is about 10 years older than Daisy Ridley. Makes sense if it turns out Kylo turned to the darkside as a teenager and it ended up having Luke give up Rey at that time and she was a toddler.

    Wait, what?

    #25290

    Larry Legend
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    I am still trying to figure out the flashes there Feejis and what they all were. Based on what we know: – Luke is training Kylo and he kills all the other padawams, preventing the return of the Jedi order. – Luke goes into seclusion so he has to leave Rey with foster parents or something? (why not with Leia is another question – too dangerous, I would assume) I think age wise the math probably works out to Rey not being able to have any real memory of her real father and Ren being old enough to kill em all. As an aside I was prepared to dislike Maz but thought the character was very good.

    Does Rey kill Luke’s wife?

    Is Luke away from his family because he sees the conflict in Rey/Ben and is concerned for his daughter’s safety (TCF 2.0?)

    Does Luke orchestrate some of this… turning on R2 until the right moment.. from afar? There’s a pretty interesting site I saw that says that it wasn’t the Force Choke or whatever from Anakin that kills Padme, but rather it was the Emperor stealing Padme’s lifeforce to keep Anakin alive and construct Vader.  This isn’t on that level, but it made me think about control from across the galaxy…. perhaps Luke has something like that?

    Yer absolutely right… about Maz. But that’s the difference between the restraint Abrams showed and where Lucas lost his marbles.

    #25291

    BSF34
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    I’m also thinking that Snoke is probably Yoda sized. Has a Napoleon complex which is why he appears much larger than everyone else during his hologram communications with Kylo.

    Wait, what?

    #25301

    chicowalker
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    Who was max? Rens general buddy?

    #25303

    Lebron
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    Well we’re kind of conditioned here to hate anyone named “Maz” You’re absolutely right, Han.

    What’s with these Jedi masters, always go into hiding when the going gets tough.  First YOU couldn’t handle the Empire now YOU can’t handle the First Order.  They think they’re smarter than everyone.  What a bunch of divas.  They suck.

    #25307

    Tommyfw
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    Harrison Ford is 72 and looks 72.  Carrie Fisher is 59 and looks 72.  She also sounded like a 3-pack a day smoker.

    That movie was phenomenal.  Easily top 3 and I am thinking top 2 for me.  The quibbles were minor (as mentioned above) but overall…can’t even begin to describe the emotions when Han died.  I expected it, thought I was prepared for it…and then immediately after it happened I almost lost it.

    Finn and Rey showed real chemistry together.

    Finn and Han played well off each other even if it was a little campy.

    One minor quibble for me is Gwendolyn Christie not getting enough screen time or really showing off Phasma.  Hoping she will be back in VIII.

    Disney is getting good at “here, take my money” type movies.

    #25309

    Feejis
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    Wonder why they made Boyega ditch the accent for his role but basically let all the other British actors keep theirs.

    Also, why so many British actors?

    #25311

    InThisTown
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    #25320

    Callahardfoul
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    Seeing it Sunday, but had the whole thing spoiled for me anyway. I’m told if you look close, Luke is looking at a gravestone when Rey approaches him. I’ll check for it, but any thoughts on that?

    #25331

    Gimp
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    Saw it last night with my sister in Stonington CT. 10:30 pm show had 15 people in the theater.
    Literally had tears in my eyes as the opening logo hit the screen.  It’s been well discussed here, so I’ll just add a few thoughts.
    Just an incredible movie. JJ Abrams had an impossible task, and I think he struck the perfect balance between nostalgia and newness. As far as I’m concerned, he crushed it.
    I did sort of miss the 20th Century Fox logo and music at the beginning. Was always a prelude to the theme.
    Obvious goosebumps when they showed the Falcon for the first time.
    What really got me on board early was the smug dooshiness of Hux and the First Order staff officers.
    The Han and Chewie and the Han and Leia stuff was handled OK.
    A little thing for me-when everyone gets back from blowing up Starkiller base, Chewie walks right by Leia after Han has died. No hug for the Wookie?
    They should have explained why, of all the people in the resistance, Rey goes to find Luke. Seemed a tad random from a story point of view-makes sense as his potential daughter but isn’t explained.
    The last scene was breath-taking.  And the music from The Jedi Steps gave me chills.

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    #25335

    BSF34
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    Going to other boards on the inta-web, the main criticism from some is that it felt more like a remake of A New Hope than a sequel.

    Wait, what?

    #25353

    Joe Rudi
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    Fucking loved that thing. As has been noted by others upthread after the several months I had to spend talking myself into thinking ep 1 wasn’t a load of crap, my expectations were low so I’m sure a second viewing will temper my enthusiasm. The raw number of callbacks were probably too high (and I get the “remake of ANH, not a sequel” critique) but enough of them hit home that I didn’t really care. The Falcon reveal was really obvious in hindsight but that whole scene including the battle was just really well put together IMO.

    They are no doubt helped by having non-Lucas dialogue but I thought both Fin and Rey were really great (I have studiously avoided reading anything about this so I don’t know names of any actors who weren’t on Hoth together).

    I went with my 10 yo daughter and a friend of hers. They flat out do not believe me that the same actress is playing Princess Leia in this one :lol:

    Pretty great crowd for a 9:30 am show. Pops in all the right places which actually helped my daughter ask me about things she forgot from the first movies.

    #25360

    Dan
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    Saw it with my son (7) and my dad this afternoon.  I thought it was great.  It was fan service, but incredibly well done fan service.  I got surprisingly emotional with the beginning crawl, the Falcon reveal, R2, and Luke at the end.  Nostalgia is a powerful thing and Abrams and Kasdan are manipulative bastards.   :lol:  Even though I knew it was coming, it was still shocking to see Han run through with the lightsaber.  I thought the new cast really impressive.

    My son was really upset that Luke only showed up at the end.  Every 7-year old wants to be Luke Skywalker.  :smile:

    #25390

    Jason
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    saw it Friday morning 9:45 in revere and loved every second of it. Going again later this week at Jordan’s imax. I was really surprised Luke was only in it for about 30 seconds can’t wait for the next one.

    #25398

    Dan
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    Potentially dumb question:  when the First Order used the Starkiller Base weapon, did they destroy the New Republic home planet?  It wasn’t clear to me which planets they were destroying.

    #25542

    Danny Duberstein
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    It was like having my childhood back.

     

    Loved all the practical effects.

    #25560

    Hacksaw
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    Han using Chewies crossbow for the first time was pretty cool. The guy loved it using it over his own weapon.

    #25584

    Doncabesa
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    Just back from seeing it.    Absolutely loved it, can’t wait to see where they go with the story.

    #25635

    Callahardfoul
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    WARNING: Hot take coming.

    I think it is as good as any of them, in no small part because it was visually stunning. Loved it. I’m a little biased because I brought my 5 year old son who had 6 or 7 spaz out excitement moments, which was awesome for me.

    The arc here has to be similar to ESB, though, right? The First Order was basically destroyed other than wherever Snoke was, with Hux and Ren.

    #25646

    I went to see it last night and was very impressed. I love the new characters and it is so much better than the shitty prequels. I didn’t mind Harrison Ford’s performance, but I think it looks good due to the last horrible Indy movie.

    As others have said, the last scene with Luke is incredible and I can’t wait to see what happens with his character in the next movie.

    I’m excited to see how Star Wars Land turns out at Disney’s parks.

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