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eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« on: December 17, 2015, 08:36:45 pm »
 

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Re: eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 06:56:58 am »
In Star Wars, plot holes are driven through with an A-A5 (speeder truck).

Big plot holes are driven though with a Death Star

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may the greed be with you
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2015, 02:35:23 am »
loved it but i hated only one part of it and that was the end credits. felt like disney were trolling the poor who paid for their tax break. Last year disney made 48.813 billion dollars did they really need a tax break ?
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Re: eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 02:55:14 am »
Whats in the FedEx box behind you Dave, your lightsabre ?.
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 03:17:30 am »
loved it but i hated only one part of it and that was the end credits. felt like disney were trolling the poor who paid for their tax break. Last year disney made 48.813 billion dollars did they really need a tax break ?
No, they didn't need it.

However I imagine that they came and spent a lot of US dollars in the UK making the film and the chancellor might have been worried that they would go and spend it elsewhere if not offered some "incentive".

Whether he was right or whether the UK could have cut a better deal is a harder question to answer.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 12:38:30 pm »
Wow! This is a great movie. It has just the right amount of everything so there is something for everyone, both fans of the original and newcomers alike. Quite possibly the best movie of the franchise so far. Now I can't wait to see VIII.
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Re: eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 03:57:43 am »
I think if you enjoyed the 1970s Star Wars movies you will probably enjoy this one. It has the same kind of fun tongue in cheek quality, where the wacky physics is of no importance. I did think having the chunks of a planetary ring be stationary as they flew across them was a bit jarring, though.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2015, 05:46:13 am »
I took the kids to this movie. It is a bit of a rehash: the old guy dies, hands get chopped off and long lost people get found. Oh and I forgot: boy falls in love with girl (and vice versa).
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Re: eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2015, 06:00:08 am »
Checking boxes the movie, so many variations on themes from the original movie. If you made a drinking game out of spotting them you'd be dead 10 minutes in. I hope they got that out of their system with this movie, because I was bloody sick of it by the end.

PS. how do you do spoilers here?
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Re: eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2015, 05:46:38 pm »
Checking boxes the movie, so many variations on themes from the original movie. If you made a drinking game out of spotting them you'd be dead 10 minutes in. I hope they got that out of their system with this movie, because I was bloody sick of it by the end.

PS. how do you do spoilers here?

Not variations off of the original movie, it (like the original movie AND Phantom Menace) are variations of Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress."
Luke and Anakin Skywalker also borrow liberally from the "Hero Pattern" described by Raglan : http://department.monm.edu/classics/courses/clas230/mythdocuments/heropattern/
Remains to be seen how much Epic Hero archetype is in Rey.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2015, 11:43:07 pm »
I'm not talking about general themes, if we want to play that game you can go back almost indefinitely. I'm talking about the silly specific stuff, I don't think they had trench runs and blew up planets in Hidden Fortress.
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Re: eevBLAB #21 - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Review
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2016, 11:22:45 am »
Oh and I forgot: planets get blown to smithereens! They should have called it Total Rehash!
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