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Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Dec 21, 2015 01:14 pm

OK, I saw this on Friday and have been dying to talk about it, but as so many people still haven't seen it and I don't want to give away spoilers, I've had a number of conversations along the lines of "It's AWESOME!!!! You gotta go see it!!! I loved the bit where . . . ahhh! can't tell you that, but wait till you see what Han and Chewie . . . oh wait, I can't tell you that either . . . oh just go and see the bloody thing, will you!?!?"

But I can't do it any longer! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I am a life-long Star Wars fan and I NEED to talk about it before I burst, so for anyone who hasn't seen The Force Awakens yet DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER POSTS on this thread as they will contain spoilers :!:

To emphasize the point here's a teensy-weensy hint at a non-spoiler, spoiler :lol: :lol: :lol:

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You will only get this joke once you've seen it, so get a move on, and don't read this thread again until you have!!
I will post again in a bit, to give those who haven't seen it a chance to run away . . .

. . . and it will contain spoilers . . . and questions, I have lots of questions and theories

You have been warned!
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby phalarope » Mon Dec 21, 2015 01:44 pm

Oh Dear Om, it's frightening how much Ardal O'Hanlon resembles Carrie Fisher! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Dec 21, 2015 03:24 pm

phalarope wrote:Oh Dear Om, it's frightening how much Ardal O'Hanlon resembles Carrie Fisher! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: The one of Mrs Doyle in the gold bikini definitely causes a disturbance in the Force . . . :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby kizkiz » Mon Dec 21, 2015 06:03 pm

And there was me thinking Leia had spent the last 30 years captaining the starship voyager around the delta quadrant. Lol
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Sandra » Mon Dec 21, 2015 09:02 pm

Terry said he was asked for a new book that was all new but had all the old characters....

JJ Abrams has delivered just that

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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Stew d'Apples » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:48 pm

not been to see it yet. my brother has and was disappointed. he says it was more or less a remake of episode IV. which i'm inclined to suspect might be accurate as someone at work said the same thing this morning. Bro reckons when hype has died down people will start to judge more soberly and they'll rank only slightly higher than the prequels.
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby steeljam » Tue Dec 22, 2015 02:09 pm

It was a good 'leave your reality at the entrance' movie. Some rehashing, or is it homage?, from the early stories. Thankfully no sickly sweet Disney episodes.
When the Supreme being appeared I found myself expecting him to say "My Preciousss"! It was only at the end I discovered it was Andy Serkis.
I loved when Kylo Ren smashed up his room like a spoilt child when he was angry.
I am still wondering with all the technology droids don't have a speech circuit.
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby steeljam » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:06 pm

In the film the phrase "Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs" gets a second airing.
I have read many views that this was a mistake as parsec is a measure of distance not time.
However, the statement may not be wrong.
When I plan trips I use Google Maps and Garmin. What I get back is a set of routes, fastest, shortest or avoiding tolls or motorways.
The fastest is not always the shortest route. The shortest route uses less fuel. Less fuel means more profit.
So a journey of 'less than 12 parsecs' would mean more profits. Something a trader would see as important.
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Dec 23, 2015 06:52 pm

steeljam wrote:In the film the phrase "Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs" gets a second airing.
I have read many views that this was a mistake as parsec is a measure of distance not time.
However, the statement may not be wrong.
When I plan trips I use Google Maps and Garmin. What I get back is a set of routes, fastest, shortest or avoiding tolls or motorways.
The fastest is not always the shortest route. The shortest route uses less fuel. Less fuel means more profit.
So a journey of 'less than 12 parsecs' would mean more profits. Something a trader would see as important.
I like your logic! :thumbr:
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:09 am

Merry Christmas and may the Force Be With You :wink:

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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Pat » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:22 pm

Hmm. Did they make Star Wars VII by adding the script of Star Wars 3 to Star Wars 4?

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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Stew d'Apples » Tue Dec 29, 2015 06:53 pm

Finally went to see it. Enjoyable and entertaining. Thought Rey is an excellent character (even if she is bit of a Mary Sue) and I'm hoping for great things from her. Kylo Ren could have been more menacing. He just came across as a sulky teenager.

My brother was right though, it is basically a rehash of A New Hope.

Hopefully the First Order will realise that super weapons never seem to work well for them.
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Thu Jan 14, 2016 01:35 pm

Thought I'd wait till the crowds died down a bit..... I did enjoy it roll on the sequel. :mrgreen:
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Kelshandra » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:19 am

I found it a bit boring to be honest. As has been said, a rehash of the original Ep 3+4 with WAY too many wink wink, nod nod fan references (Guys, you are already making Star Wars, you don't need to spend every 5 minutes going 'ooh, let's use that alien/quote/reference/whatever from the original three as a homage to the fans). And it was too long. I was checking my watch after an hour to see how long it was to go- not a great sign.

No doubt I'll eventually get around to watching the sequels but I'm not going to bother at the cinema.

I shall now duck over here behind Chimmie to avoid the thrown projectiles from fans :D
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Re: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (contains SPOILERS!)

Postby Catch-up » Mon May 16, 2016 09:34 pm

We finally got to see this! The girls and I loved it. Derek did not. I enjoyed all of the nods to the previous movies, but acknowledge the story line was a bit of a rehash. Still enjoyed the story and the characters though. Only two complaints. As Stu said, they could have done better with Kylo Ren. I think they missed the mark there. And, I was DEVASTATED when Han Solo died! :cry: Why?! Looking forward to seeing more though. :)
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