Star Wars VII (20)

1 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-12-18 18:55 ID:oeQA1TPC

Star Wars thread.
talk about the new movie and stuff.

2 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-12-19 02:00 ID:svkzJXOU

It ends with a dance party.

3 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-12-19 15:56 ID:shEFdrvo

Kylo Ren is just some guy with a mullet! Darth Vader wore a mask because he had to. Kylo Ren wears a mask to hide his normal, plain, boring face.

4 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-12-21 02:07 ID:CgSalyEx

>>3
He's just trying to emulate like Darth Vader, right? Who it turns out is the ultimate traitor to the empire. I don't get it.

Also, you know what I love about Star Wars? If it didn't work twice, just keep trying! It's bound to work eventually. Also, let's save resources by skimping on the armor and security staff for a vital failure point of our super weapon. Like we did those other two times our super weapon was destroyed.

I'm also confused about the successor states to the empire. WTF happened? So, the emperor dies. OK, seems like there would be Imperial loyalists, but the Republic exists in this. So did the Republic come back? Would its military have been the remnants of the Imperial army? Would the Republic be defended by the former rebels?

Oh yeah, and these amateurs can totally not be decapitated instantly by a skilled swordsman. Granted he was injured, but wtf.

On the other hand, this movie destroys the prequels in terms of quality and Star Warsiness. It's totally acceptable. The new characters are shallow, but not despicable (about normal for the original trilogy). Love the visuals. The planet with all the wrecked ships was super cool. Hopefully it's all uphill from here.

>>2
Having seen the movie, I can vouch for this. It's true.

5 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-12-30 05:43 ID:TY0pVhxq

It was alright I guess. Went in knowing next to nothing about the film itself (I only really saw that trailer with Han Solo). It was incredibly obvious that they wanted it to feel like A New Hope: Revisited. Everything tries to mirror ANH. A desert planet, a cantina scene, masked villain, death of Obi Wan/Han, raid on planet destroying weapon, etc etc. Finn was alright, Poe was criminally underused (I almost expected the movie to be about those two all the way), Rey wasn't interesting enough. I actually liked Kylo and I think his arc is going to be a highlight of this new trilogy. Also I thought they were saying that they were going 100% practical effects this time? I mean sure, most effects were practical, but when they did CGI it was really fucking jarring. Really, there was no reason to make Maz, those space monsters on Han's ship and the Jakku food guy CGI. But I really did like some of the smaller details, like the creatures that appeared when BB-8 was rolling through the desert. It really creates that "Star Wars-y" feel.
So yeah, movie's fine, but like anything it can be improved.

6 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-12-31 17:09 ID:Lmovnwdz

Everything supposed to be impressive and epic felt stupid and overblown in the way basically everything in modern movies supposed to be impressive and epic feels stupid and overblown. The concept of the planet superweapon drawing from the star, the way all the action scenes were shot, the lightsaber fight choreography, etc.
But I guess thats more an issue with modern movies in general than this particular one.

7 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-01-08 17:11 ID:JCjeM1FU

Does Captain Phasma take off her mask/helmet in the film? From what I heard she's just some old lady.

8 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-01-12 18:06 ID:A0h9VuZR

>>4
The Rebels carved out a slice of the galaxy and became the Republic. The remains of the Empire (or only part, who knows) rebranded as the First Order and a new rebellion starts up because the Republic doesn't want to get involved in killing another dictator.

Also I think the entire purpose of the stormtrooper yelling traitor was to show that Finn isn't an amateur at fighting with melee weapons. Rey's got no excuse though beyond that damn good with the force.

Wasn't a great movie (holy shit, the second half is pretty dumb), but it felt refreshing to see a new star wars that felt like an original trilogy film rather than the prequels.

>>7
Google Gwendoline Christie and see, she's not old but she's not in her twenties anymore.

9 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-01-13 02:50 ID:iIKOVBEe

>>8

But does she take off her helmet in the film or not? I've already seen pix of the actress and from what I remember her hair was white or gray.

10 Name: M : 2016-01-17 07:53 ID:VyITOS/L

11 Name: M : 2016-01-17 07:54 ID:VyITOS/L

ups my mistake
sorry

12 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-01-30 01:47 ID:Heaven

So I was thinking about it a bit, and I wonder now: would we think so highly of this movie if the sequels had been good? What if the bar had been set higher? Of course it wasn't.

I'd like to hear from someone who hadn't bothered with the sequels at all or someone who saw this one first. We're going to have to find someone who has been a in a coma, or prison, or marooned for a long time I think.

13 Name: Darth Kenobi : 2016-03-16 02:27 ID:GQbdsMN7

>>12
Do you mean episodes 1 through 3? Technicly they would be considered prequels rather than sequels. But yeah, episode 2 blew chunks.

14 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-05-19 16:01 ID:hK2+K30M

>>4
The Republic in TFA is the NEW Republic, formed by the rebel leadership after the defeat of the Empire. The impression I get is that it largely demilitarized, although military might was needed to defeat the Empire the New Republic leaders seemed to think military intervention was no longer justified after that point. Unfortunately, this attitude allowed the First Order (a specific group formed from the Imperial remnant) to grow and become powerful. By the time of TFA the galaxy seems to have these two competing groups, the New Republic and the First Order, both of which could be considered "legitimate" governments (though they may not see each other as such).

The Resistance is basically a private military organization funded by certain members of the Republic leadership, while maintaining plausible deniability. They're the ones who take direct military action against the First Order when the official military of the New Republic is unwilling to.

15 Name: Darth Palooka : 2017-05-08 15:04 ID:p9sWjovY

Captain Phasma does not remove her helmet in the film, a real disappointment. Han Solo should have pulled her helmet off in classic Scooby Doo fashion while saying "Let's see who this joker really is!"

16 Name: Darth Palooka : 2017-12-29 11:56 ID:Eebal4YH

Does Captain Phasma finally remove her helmet in "The Last Jedi"?

17 Name: Couch Potato : 2018-01-03 17:35 ID:RPBdcBRb

She doesn't, but her helmet does get damaged and we get to see her eye.

18 Name: Couch Potato : 2018-01-16 23:22 ID:16va3Pca

>>14 That's just what they want you to think.

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20 Name: Couch Potato : 2018-06-08 16:59 ID:pEl4WKQa

Fuel is suddenly a big deal in the Star Wars universe. This series was better off without details and facts.

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