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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:52
by Dan Pop-o-matic
I'm going to watch The Force Awakens on Friday. I think it's the first time ever that I've bought a cinema ticket in advance.

So yeah, mildly excited. Who else is off to watch it?

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 16:03
by humblebee
I wasn't that arsed (after the car crash that was episode 2 I've never even bothered watching 3). But I've just read a review and now I'm quite into the idea. I probably won't though. I only like going to the cinema when there are about four other people in the whole auditorium.

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 17:43
by Dan Pop-o-matic
Force Awakens is really good. Better than the prequels. Got the sense of fun back.

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 17:53
by Yex
Dan Pop-o-matic wrote:Force Awakens is really good. Better than the prequels. Got the sense of fun back.

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 17:51
by This Is Helena
humblebee wrote:I only like going to the cinema when there are about four other people in the whole auditorium.
I'm the same so I went to a screening at 10 this morning. Very few people in and they were rather quiet. In some ways I wish it had been busier so that I might have heard a bit more audience reaction. Anyway I thought the film was brilliant. Mark Kermode's review in the Guardian sums up my feelings towards the film as I had a very similar reaction as he did. I might even go and see it again.

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:26
by tonieee
humblebee wrote:I only like going to the cinema when there are about four other people in the whole auditorium.
That's why we went to see it at half nine this morning.

We spent all yesterday watching the other three films in preparation. I'm glad they finally made a fourth. It was good. It made me swear out loud at one point! And now I can start looking at the internet again :-).

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:17
by Shaun A
To be honest I was disappointed by the new star wars. For a start the dialogue's entirely in Korean, and the Chinese subtitles take up half the screen.

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 22:13
by This Is Helena
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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 01:11
by Yex
Wasn't sure if I should put this hear or in one of the gender equality threads, but due to the spoilers contained herein, I'm putting it in the Star Wars thread:

http://mikeadamick.com/2015/12/rey-is-n ... ers-ahead/

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:20
by Gordon
Kind of a click-bait title...
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And in that article, they call her Rey Skywalker. I suppose everyone else thinks that's obvious...

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:36
by Dan Pop-o-matic
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Kind of thought it might be the case, though am hoping it isn't (it'd be nice if another Jedi turned up who wasn't related to Anakin somehow). Plus aren't Jedi Knights supposed to be celibate? Isn't that what got Anakin in a shit load of Dark Side shaped trouble in the first place? Rey's parents are obviously someone important otherwise there wouldn't be so much mystery about them.

If Lando turns out to be Finn's dad then this thing may have jumped the shark, apart from the whole "being massively entertaining" aspect.

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:25
by Yex
I don't know how to embed spoilers, or I'd respond to your comments. They're valid. And yes, the title is clickbait. I thought the article made some uplifting points about Rey being a good feminist character though.

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 19:14
by tonieee
This surprised me but it's really obvious now I've read it.

http://fxrant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/th ... h-run.html

Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 21:12
by Amanda
tonieee wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 19:14
This surprised me but it's really obvious now I've read it.

http://fxrant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/th ... h-run.html
It is amazing to me that the people involved in making Rogue One were so versed in and concerned with the minutiae of the original trilogy but then went ahead and produced a film that just takes a massive shit all over everything the original films told us regarding the events that set the stage for episode IV.