Star Wars thread.
talk about the new movie and stuff.
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.
Does Captain Phasma take off her mask/helmet in the film? From what I heard she's just some old lady.
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.
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.
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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.
Do you mean episodes 1 through 3? Technicly they would be considered prequels rather than sequels. But yeah, episode 2 blew chunks.
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).
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!"