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 Justanotherchap
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I assume everyone who is going to see it has done so now. If you haven't, please turn away.

As a Jedi and recognised by our dearest government as such I was looking forward to this latest episode. I went to see it in Imax and 3D and wasn't at all disappointed by the action and filming. But it wasn't too long into it before I started to recognise some similarities with another film. This one started with a scrap collector on a desert planet bumping into a droid which had somehow been dumped on the wrong planet. Scroll forward to a few nasty characters trying to steal the droid from her and letting the Empire know where it is. Imperial Stormtroopers arrive killing lots of people but luckily not our heroin who finds an old abandoned spaceship under a dusty cover which just happens to be the Millenium Falcon and which she manages to escape in (lucky enough she'd stayed back for extra classes in spaceship flying).

Ends up being trapped by nasty spaceship which actually is owned by our old friend Hans Solo and of course Chewwie.

Onward and onwards to the end with a few familiar bar scenes and light sabre fights thrown in, the bloke in black getting snotty with his admiral until finally we're on D'Quar where the rebel base is and where they are getting ready to destroy Death Start Mk 6 utilising the one and only weakness.

It's seemed very familiar to me, there was an awful lot left unexplained although maybe some of that is down to my partial deafness. Anyway we've two years to wait to find out what the link is between Luke and Rey. Is she his daughter? Or a reincarnation of Obe One?
 duracell_bunny_one
Joined: 1/21/2015
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Posted: 1/22/2016 3:25:09 AM
All these things seem to pass their sell-by dates
after a few 'new' episodes....done right, I think
this stuff is a good pension plan for someone.
Problem is that it all gets a bit 'samey'......

 imanorangetiger
Joined: 12/29/2011
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Posted: 1/22/2016 3:46:04 AM
At least George Lucas wasn't directly involved. Kiss of Death last time.

Of course she's Luke's daughter. That's given away in the very first trailer.
Other than that, apart from some nice characterisation, there was a stunning lack of originality present. Phasma was a complete letdown and there was no exploratory buildup to Finn's defection, which could have been done on the dropship with just a few lines. Maybe it's all explained in the deleted scenes. Kylo Ren has come in for some criticism for being too wet but I actually liked the apparent inner conflict going on within him. Far more convincing than Hayden Christensen's whiny brat of an Anakin.
 BlackOnyx48
Joined: 1/7/2016
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Posted: 1/23/2016 11:19:44 AM
It was so dreadful... I asked for a refund within 15 minutes after if started...they said no, therefore I was forced to suffer
through this hash...
 duracell_bunny_one
Joined: 1/21/2015
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Posted: 1/23/2016 12:15:15 PM
........um.....you paid to see a film, and it was running.....
the fact that you didn't like it is totally beside the point....
J.C. are you this picky when it comes to dating?

 BlackOnyx48
Joined: 1/7/2016
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Posted: 1/23/2016 2:59:01 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
no dummy...I paid before it started, 15 minutes later, I asked for a refund...forget about
me being a picky dater, you should get out of those tight jeans so the blood can return to ur brain...





 IgorFrankensteen
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Posted: 1/23/2016 3:06:04 PM
Clearly, OP, the Force is NOT with you.

His name was HAN Solo.

He wasn't from Denmark.

Your Jedi status will be revoked accordingly.

Yes, I too found the film to be unworthy of the designation "Episode VII." More like "Alternate Universe Episodes Four and Five."

That does make no less than THREE over-sized, death Stars destroyed by a bunch of low-rent rebels in outdated and under-powered space jets. After the first one failed, any REAL threat to Truth and Justice in the universe, would have found a way to defend themselves from such tactics.
 imanorangetiger
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Posted: 1/24/2016 2:51:25 PM
BlackOnyx48: being a forum tourist is considered bad form; last time I looked, New York wasn't in the UK. Best take your insults back to your side of the pond before some Brit throws one back at you. There's plenty of potential.
 IgorFrankensteen
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Posted: 1/25/2016 2:15:44 PM
Mm. yes, sorry, posted before I noticed.

Always been a defect in these forums: the UK forums are shoved at us as a part of the others, so we have to force ourselves to ignore them.

And of course, dozens of people from your side of the pond post to our forums without a word being said, so obviously the rule/tradition is an entirely one-sided affair.

But again, sorry (except for being right), and this is my last entry.
 KitKat_K
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Posted: 1/26/2016 1:14:37 AM
Of course it feels 'samey'. What did you expect from a Star Wars film? In fact, I can't recall any movie which shares the same title that doesn't feel a little samey. E.g. The Scream films or Final Destination.
 Justanotherchap
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Posted: 1/30/2016 3:28:46 AM
My initial post wasn't about the film being "samey" it was about it being the same story as the original with just a few changes of scene and characters. Of course if I go to watch a Bond film I know there is going to be a baddie who Bond has to tackle, Bond will miraculously escape, get the girl, suffer a few blows on the way but eventually get through with the help of some amazing gadgets. Even so I expect a new story each time. Star Wars is supposed to be a history, an ongoing trilogy, quadrilogy or whatever. Worth seeing still, especially in 3D but am expecting more next time around.
 billybonds
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Posted: 1/31/2016 5:56:51 AM
Left me indifferent in 1977, chap and it does nothing for me today. I Shall not be going . Grease in 78 was my teen movie, Sandy and Danny. I saw kinky boots at the theatre a few months back and I really loved that, feel good entertainment in the vein of the British film a year or So back called pride. I can't seem to invest emotionally into movies like the lords of the rings and Star Wars they seem silly and strangely Unimaginative but give me a philomena or even a Titanic and I'm there . I Like a comedy too, wolf of Wall Street was delightful.
 KitKat_K
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Posted: 2/2/2016 11:28:59 PM
Kinky Boots?! It sounds like some weird pornographic movie, haha! Not saying that's a bad thing... I'm just saying. And how can LOTR or Star Wars be unimaginative?! I mean, yeah, there's a lot of movies out there like them now, but they were the first I believe. And before someone says "Kinky Boots is a musical." Yes I'm aware of that. Unless you mean movie released in 2005 but that's not the case.
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