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  Reply # 1529933 11-Apr-2016 10:21
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Oblivian:

 

JJ even said please don't :) (mobiles or low res)

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/15/jj-abrams-pleads-with-viewers-not-to-watch-the-force-awakens-on-mobiles

 

 

I can get that he doesn't want to cheapen the experience but a nearby phone can often exceed the field of view offered by a lot of TVs anyway depending on seating etc. Just get some decent headphones and you're good to go :P


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  Reply # 1529937 11-Apr-2016 10:24
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wellygary:

 

BigPipeNZ:

 

Star Wars is a fun escapist fantasy with space wizards, light speed travel without time dilation, magical powers,

 

but, but, but..... its not magic, it is all the midichlorians :)

 

 

 

 

only if you watch the non-canon fan-fic that was The Phantom Menace.   :P

 

They barely get a mention outside TPM (thankfully)





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  Reply # 1529939 11-Apr-2016 10:27
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BigPipeNZ:

 

Have you ever watched a star wars movie?  :P

 

There is absolutely no attempt to use legitimate physics at all, and never really has been - right from ANH all the way through to ROTJ and even in both the prequels and now in the most recent, 6th movie, The Force Awakens.  

 

Star Wars is a fun escapist fantasy with space wizards, light speed travel without time dilation, magical powers, and sea battles in space - don't try and make sense of it in real world physics. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep,  I think of starwars as being like lord of the rings, in space. Total fantasy. 

 

However, regardless of whether it is fantasy I still didn't think it was reasonable for Rey to beat Kylo Ren in a saber fight.  

 

 




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  Reply # 1529940 11-Apr-2016 10:28
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wellygary:

 

BigPipeNZ:

 

Star Wars is a fun escapist fantasy with space wizards, light speed travel without time dilation, magical powers,

 

but, but, but..... its not magic, it is all the midichlorians :)

 



I hate that reference.  Way to make something that was 'majic' in the original into some measurable thing in the prequels.

 

They did realise that the prequels came before the originals right?

 

Suddenly space ships were all fluid 'modern' designs that disappeared completely by the originals, and midichloriass were never mentioned once in the originals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I read an article recently about how sequels lose the dramatic buildup aspect.  Like in Jurassic park it takes 2 minutes or something to reveal the dinosaur, but in the latest sequel the dinosaur is revealed in 30 second or less.

 

It felt the same in this movie with 'the force' where Rey seems to remember how to use it fairly easily, compared to Luke taking a few movies to get to that level.

 

 

 

 

 

I liked it, but can't shake that it felt like a homage and a pss take all at the same time.  I really liked the dedication to recreating the vibe of the originals, in terms of practical locations and effects, music, and vibe etc.  That was cool.  I like it more than any of the prequels, and look forward to the others in this reboot series.


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