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Old 12-18-2015, 08:42 PM   #1
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The Star Wars SPOILER thread

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I'm not going to say much other than I am so happy. It was great. I was only hoping it wouldn't suck, and it was great.

The casting was perfect. Ray and Finn were good main characters and could act.

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Old 12-18-2015, 09:11 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:14 AM   #3
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Alright. I'll say a little more.

But I think tapatalk gives a preview window for every new post when you choose to view unread posts, so I'm just going to put a little filler text here.

It had a different feel to it from the original trilogy. It didn't take itself so seriously. It was self referential, but I liked that just fine. It frequently tipped its hat to the nostalgia everyone was feeling.

The music had a similar feel to it, and it wove a lot of the original music into the score, but it also had its own sound. It didn't get in the way, and wasn't noticeable, but also didn't have any catchy new bits. It wasn't as epic as the original score. I think it was the perfect balance of doing the job but not attracting attention to itself.

It's like Disney/JJ Abrams took a look at the original trilogy through the eyes of a fan and figured out what worked there and copied it. And then threw in some nostalgic self referential stuff for good measure. And it worked well.

Interesting that the main characters are a woman and a black guy, and the only white guy is an old man. Very diverse set of characters. But it didn't seem forced. Seemed natural.
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:57 AM   #4
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I thought it was great. Very entertaining.

It seemed to me that there many similarities with episode 4, A New Hope, both in plot and scene. There were very few slow periods. The music was epic.
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:04 AM   #5
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Oh, and I have some ideas on the lineage of Finn and Ray.
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:46 AM   #6
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Apparently it's Finn and Rey.

I've avoided all press on the matter, so I didn't know how the names were spelled.
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:50 AM   #7
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Lawrence Kasden gets top writing credits for this, and he wrote Empire, which most regard as the best one. He also wrote Raiders. He had nothing to do with the 3 horrid prequels. He did a good job here.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:43 AM   #8
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Apparently John Williams composed the score and conducted much of it.

And the guy from Hamilton did the cantina band music
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:28 PM   #9
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Lin-Manuel Miranda! Also a comedian named Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Rec) did the voice of the rolly-ball thing. BB8? Something like that.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:44 AM   #10
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JJ did the same ridiculous "All planets in the galaxy are visible from the surface of each other" scene that he did in Star Trek during the destruction of Vulcan.

And apparently the gun can only get two shots off before destroying the sun...

But other than that weapon, I thought the movie was great.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:44 AM   #11
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Yeah. That seeing the other planets blow up scene was annoying but remember it's another galaxy. Maybe the galaxies are different there.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:49 PM   #12
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Old 12-26-2015, 02:51 PM   #13
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Hebe is so excited that Beest and the boys are going to see it tomorrow so she can finally talk about it. I just don't care..... and I'm not a big fan of movie theaters any more.
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Old 12-26-2015, 02:52 PM   #14
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Lots of SW presents in our house yesterday, though
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What a boring movie.
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