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Post Reply Was The Force Awakens a good Star Wars film?
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Posted 8/13/16

reaperx- wrote:

This movie broke most of the Star Wars lore, especially with the bullshit power of the First Order and the stupid character Rey.


Once you get past the films and start digging into written works the lore becomes a winding, tangled, frequently-branching mess that committed people have to take time to sort out. Your average cinema goer doesn't stand a chance, and that's who they were going for. So just consider the film to be another non-canon branch if it satisfies you. It wouldn't be the first.
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Posted 8/13/16
I enjoyed it, but at times, it did feel like certain events played out like the previous movies and at other times things just conveniently happen for the sake of pushing the story along.
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Posted 8/13/16
It was ok. Not good enough to be excited about. Not bad enough to complain.
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Posted 8/13/16
I loved it.
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Posted 8/13/16
The very premise of its story spits on the original trilogy and its conclusion. There were far too many illogical inconsistencies to even bridge some of the most minor of story elements as well. The video OP linked brings up a lot of good points, and some are a bit exaggerated, but 2 of my biggest gripes would be the female leads perfection, aided by a strong use of plot armor and deus ex machina, and Star Killer base, which was essentially a dumbed down version of the Death Star. Yeah, sure, it's stronger, but whose dumbass idea was it to make it that it needed to extract the energy of an entire sun just to fire one shot. All life on that planet would instantly cease to exist if that were the case, dumbass idea from a dumbass writer. 2nd, Star Killer base is stationery therefore it cannot move, talk about an easy target. In what way was this an improvement over the Death Star at all? It deserves more hate than it gets.
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Posted 8/13/16
I personally enjoyed it. Thought it was a step up from the prequels, and was certainly entertaining.
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Posted 8/14/16

BlueOni wrote:


reaperx- wrote:

This movie broke most of the Star Wars lore, especially with the bullshit power of the First Order and the stupid character Rey.


Once you get past the films and start digging into written works the lore becomes a winding, tangled, frequently-branching mess that committed people have to take time to sort out. Your average cinema goer doesn't stand a chance, and that's who they were going for. So just consider the film to be another non-canon branch if it satisfies you. It wouldn't be the first.


Oh, don't worry. I'll stick with my EU. My canon atm is 1-6, all the old republic EU, The Clone Wars TV show, and most of the book series after ep. 3 / 6.
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Posted 8/24/16
It was very good.

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Posted 8/24/16 , edited 8/24/16
I can't help but roll my eyes at anytime mentions SJW pandering in today's films to be honest. Granted, some probably are.


But these are the same people who insist that an actors race doesn't matter when the character is a majority, yet complain when the character is of a difference race because of "SJW pandering". Does it matter? Does it fucking matter if they're appealing to a broader base on something as inconsequential as the fucking race or gender of a fucking actor or actress?

Blame with how they've written Rey, not her fucking gender.



reaperx- wrote:
This movie broke most of the Star Wars lore, especially with the bullshit power of the First Order and the stupid character Rey.


So invalidating a hot mess of an inconsistent lore as legends to give writers maximum freedom is a bad thing? It's not like where they retcon Sulu to be gay and shit all over Sulu's legacy as a seperate character from Takei. Albeit, I admit, his sexuality SHOULD be of little note, but I can't handle even the tiniest retcon at this point.
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Posted 8/24/16
Absolutely! I might argue it's the best Star Wars film yet. As good as "The Empire Will Strike Back" was, "The Force Awakens"...awakened something in me. While some may feel its plot to be disingenuous, I felt it was extremely competent and well-designed.
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Posted 8/24/16
i thought it was great, didnt like the ending tho
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Posted 8/24/16
It was somewhat average , to much repitive stuff happened
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Posted 8/24/16
It was ok in terms of having the Star Wars feeling that I felt the prequels lacked. But it relied too much on the original story, obviously ripping off major scenes and just doing them in a slight different way. I was so damn excited when I saw the film in the Cinemas, but even I(a hardcore SW fan) got a bit "alright, this is just a copy" when I saw it. It's not bad though, since the production quality was good and the chemistry between the characters was funny and on point.

But I did get disappointed. The way they wrote this movie, might as well not bother. The 6 before it said plenty on their own.
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Posted 9/1/16
I enjoyed it pretty well. It wasn't truly great or anything, basically the same as episode IV, began to drag a little bit for all of its quick pacing but it was an entertaining film.

It irritates me that anyone would object to the gender and race of the characters. "SJW propagnda!"-- I mean, what does that even mean? (Really, I had to look up the term "sjw", which, really, I think is probably 99% of the time (if not 100%) a rather stupid term.) There are a few instances where characters being a certain race or whatever might make sense-- if you stage A Raisin in the Sun, the main characters are most likely going to be black and their neighbors are going to be white. To Kill A Mockingbird will probably have mostly white characters and Tom Robinson and his family will most likely be black.

I can understand people being a little annoyed when movies become preachy too-- when they have a message, however good, but the delivery just seems forced/out of place. In the second X-Men movie there's a point where a mother asks her son (or daughter, honestly, I don't really remember) if he's tried to stop being a mutant. I appreciate the message here, seeing as I believe in equality, but this sentence doesn't really work for me, it may kind of take you out of the story for a second. Not particularly preachy, really, just a single line of dialogue that doesn't quite work.

But why in the galaxy Star Wars can't have a black lead or female lead, or black, gay, female lead-- believe it or not, not everyone's white and male and straight and to object to the inclusion of characters in lead roles who aren't straight white men is pretty freaking nonsensical.

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Posted 9/1/16
I liked it. The only film in the franchise I don't like is the Phantom Menace. They even made light of Kylo being a rip off of Darth Vader
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