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9 hours ago, ahsoka said:

Hope you guys managed to get more sleep than I did last night in preparation for the midnight showings. It wasn't my excitement for the film that kept me awake (although I am very excited), but I fell into the trap of stressing out about needing to get a decent amount of sleep which of course resulted in me getting about 3 hours.

 

Hopefully will be able to get another coupe of hours this evening beforehand but I'll be stocking up on the ProPlus in readiness.

 

At the moment I can't see how I'm going to stay awake. Wish I'd booked 4DX so the motion and maybe odds bit of water would have kept me from sleeping

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Just came back from watching this. I don't know what is considered spoiler at this moment, so I will say some general things very carefully and, of course, totally spoiler free. What follows are some simple impressions as a movie in general so no plot, characters, events, etc is mentioned. Even though these small impressions will be spoiler free, they still are impressions, so they may sway you a bit one way or another. Those who click the spoiler tag: You have been warned. 

 

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Bad stuff: The movie feels longer than it should and in need of some good editing. Middle part dragged and felt totally unnecessary (got Phantom Menace podrace shivers while watching it). It feels like they wanted to throw everything at it and as a result it feels heavy and not so smart or funny as it intended. 

 

Good stuff: It feels like its own entity, trying to bridge the gap of the monumental achievements of Lucas and the new saga, while maintaining a connection and trying to create its own identity at the same time. Difficult and risky stuff but it doesn't shy away from the challenge. It pays homage but it doesn't copy and it relies in relationships instead of story (that can be viewed as a bad thing too I guess). It is clearly an origins story and most of the performances are good.

 

I can't go into more detail without becoming a bit more specific, so I will say that I left the cinema a bit underwhelmed. It definitely needs a second viewing. There is a lot to take in. 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Talk Show Host said:

Just came back from watching this. I don't know what is considered spoiler at this moment, so I will say some general things very carefully and, of course, totally spoiler free. What follows are some simple impressions as a movie in general so no plot, characters, events, etc is mentioned. Even though these small impressions will be spoiler free, they still are impressions, so they may sway you a bit one way or another. Those who click the spoiler tag: You have been warned. 

 

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Bad stuff: The movie feels longer than it should and in need of some good editing. Middle part dragged and felt totally unnecessary (got Phantom Menace podrace shivers while watching it). It feels like they wanted to throw everything at it and as a result it feels heavy and not so smart or funny as it intended. 

 

Good stuff: It feels like its own entity, trying to bridge the gap of the monumental achievements of Lucas and the new saga, while maintaining a connection and trying to create its own identity at the same time. Difficult and risky stuff but it doesn't shy away from the challenge. It pays homage but it doesn't copy and it relies in relationships instead of story (that can be viewed as a bad thing too I guess). It is clearly an origins story and most of the performances are good.

 

I can't go into more detail without becoming a bit more specific, so I will say that I left the cinema a bit underwhelmed. It definitely needs a second viewing. There is a lot to take in. 

 

 

 

So, basically what you're saying is:

 

Not as good as Witcher 3 then

 

;) 

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8 minutes ago, JoeK said:

 

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Not as good as Witcher 3 then

 

 

;) 

 

:lol:

 

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 :hmm:

 

8 minutes ago, ZOK said:

All I want to know is, is it as good as Rogue One? And for reference, I think TFA is nowhere near as good as Rogue One.

 

I thought Rogue One was a better movie but I enjoyed the Force Awakens more, if that makes any sense. With this analogy in mind, I would say that

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The Last Jedi is a better movie than Rogue One but I think I enjoyed the latter a tad more.

 

:P

 

Still, this is only an initial feeling but I really can't elaborate on what I really enjoyed and not without going into spoiler territory. 

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There’s talk it sags in the middle, which is a shame. That’s one thing that ruins repeat viewings of any film!

 

Super hyped about this though. When they announced these films back in 2012 (I think?), it felt like I’d be waiting forever for them. Now I’m seeing the second one tomorrow :wub:

 

7.30pm showing at the Manchester Printworks IMAX, best seats in the house. Bring it on!

 

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2 hours ago, ZOK said:

All I want to know is, is it as good as Rogue One? And for reference, I think TFA is nowhere near as good as Rogue One.

Fuck me ZOK, I thought you were one of the good guys. Rogue One is almost on a par with the Jar Jar trilogy. Sort it out man.

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53 minutes ago, JPL said:

Fuck me ZOK, I thought you were one of the good guys. Rogue One is almost on a par with the Jar Jar trilogy. Sort it out man.

 

What are you on about? It’s in the top 3 Star Wars films (in third place).

 

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The start is good. The next 45 minutes is pretty awful. The battle of Scarif is amazing. It's a shambling Frankenstein's monster of a movie but so, so many cool ships and pew pew. 

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3 hours ago, Bucky said:

I've tried to watch Rogue One three or four times and I've fallen asleep in it every single time.  I've not made through a single sitting.

 

I tried to read this post three or four times and I've fallen asleep whilst reading it every single time. I've not made through a single reading.

 

Just got out the cinema btw. Pretty OK.  

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It's was... okay. Somehow less than the sum of it's parts. There's a some amazing visual stuff and a couple of very decent twists. Some characters get arcs but some don't. It's about a half hour too long and there's one whole subplot that should have been excised for pace.

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Just out - newd to ponder it and watch again.

 

Some flaws, but parts of it were incredible and Hammil was outstanding.

 

There was one sequence that should have been annihilated by the Death Star though

 

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The Horse things trashing the Casino was terrible/crap CGI - it was like prequel Lucas had been allowed one section of the movie.

 

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Just landed home from the cinema. That was incredible. There was about 10-15 mins in the first hour of the movie that could’ve been trimmed but the rest was pure gold. 

 

I think it might just be the best Star Wars movie. 

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I really don't know what to think.  I'm not sure if it's tiredness or the quality of the film but I just don't know if I liked it.  Has some really great stuff in it and visually looks amazing.  While on its own it can be regarded as good, I don't think it makes you excited for what's to come.

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I really enjoyed it but need to digest it a bit more to actually come to a conclusion about it fully.

 

Shitty cinema in Watford was all over the place with the aspect ratio, at one point where Rey was talking to Luke it kept jumping like the projector was getting different aspect ratios thrown at it by the film.

 

Going to see it again early Saturday morning with my son so will hopefully be clearer about my opinion on it.

 

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Rey has to be something more than just a force using nobody surely? The link with Ben Solo and all the stuff in force awakens massively hints that she has to be related to somebody.

 

I mean the fact they kept on using Leia and Luke's link kind of hinted at something more between Ben and Rey.

 

Or am I just piecing stuff together in false hope?

 

And Snoke being killed so easily?

 

I don't know what they've left for the final film apart from the conclusion of Ben and Rey's relationship.

 

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1 minute ago, CactuarBill said:

I really don't know what to think.  I'm not sure if it's tiredness or the quality of the film but I just don't know if I liked it.  Has some really great stuff in it and visually looks amazing.  While on its own it can be regarded as good, I don't think it makes you excited for what's to come.

 

At at the moment

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I can't really see what episode 9 will be.  I assume it will have to jump forward  a few years, but (mega spoilers)

 

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given Snoke and Luke are gone (and to a much lesser extent Phasma), Leia won't be in it and Hux is pretty much a clown - there doesn't seem a lot to pay off in the last one bar Rey vs Ren.

 

 

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Absolutely blown away by it. 
It’s a brave and clear statement imo from Lucasfilm / Disney that Star Wars is more than just the original trilogy and that the prequels, animated series, comics and novels etc are just as important and just as much Star Wars. At times it feels like all of those. A very early scene makes it clear what the audience should do with any preconceptions it has coming into the film. 
Can’t wait to see it again this weekend. Loved it.

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3 minutes ago, Adrock said:

 

 

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I don't know what they're left for the final film apart from the conclusion of Ben and Rey's relationship.

 

 

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I think this is the thing that's bugging me the most.  This feels more like the concluding chapter of a story, if they killed Kylo off, then literally it would be the end. Even the last scene is a little epilogue.

 

What story is left that makes you excited for what's to come?  So Kylo is now the Supreme leader?  I like the character but he isn't a leader and certainly isn't as intimidating as someone like Palpatine or Snoke.  

 

I know they didn't want to do an Empire and leave it on a cliffhanger but at least give us something to wait two years for.

 

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