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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:41 pm
Can't wait for this! The new trailer has me excited! If only it were being released sooner!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:07 pm
Superhero Hype wrote:Comic-Con Star Wars Panel!

At the top of the panel, Kathleen Kennedy thanked all 6,500 fans in attendance, adding that “Star Wars is 100 percent dependent on the fans in this room since 1976.”

Photos of Stormtroopers with flamethrowers as well as another of a crashed tie fighter were shown behind the panelists, which also included director J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Then the practical creature from the original Omaze set video was brought out live, and his name was revealed to be bobbajo.

“You can feel that those are real weapons and those are real Stormtroopers back there,” Kasdan said.

“When you’re directing a scene on the Millennium Falcon, that doesn’t make it good,” Abrams added. “It’s storytelling 101. You can’t be blinded by [your feelings about the original trilogy]. I can’t wait to show you the movie.

Then the lights went down and the footage from set was shown, including shots of the Millennium Falcon, a red-tinted tie fighter, Simon Pegg in a costume saying “My whole life has led to this moment… I’m in heaven,” Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in her new military commander outfit and Stormtroopers getting blown up on a lava planet, as well as Mark Hamill echoing the statements made by Kasdan: “Real sets, practical effects….nothing’s changed and everything’s changed. That’s the way you want it to be.”

After huge applause, the lights came up and the new trilogy’s fresh heroes John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) took the stage. Boyega revealed that he had already walked the show floor earlier with a clone trooper helmet on.

“Working with the legends was everything we could’ve hoped for and more,” Ridley said of Hamill, Fisher and Harrison Ford, adding of her own intense physical training for the film, “I hope my dress reveals my guns, because I worked hard for these.”

Then the dark side contingent took the stage: Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Gwendolyn Christie!

“I am evil. He’s British,” Gleeson confirmed of his dark-cloaked character General Hux, upholding a longstanding tradition of British baddies within the Empire/First Order. Abrams also let slip that the base Hux is in charge of is known as “Starkiller Base.”

“I found it very exciting that underneath that armor is a woman,” Christie said of her chrome trooper Captain Phasma. “And it makes it more relevant than ever.”

Then classic trilogy stars Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill came out to thunderous applause.

“It was like a flashback,” Fisher said of reuniting with her Original Trilogy castmates. “They were right about the acid flashbacks. It was a little bit like before, but we looked more melted this time.”

“Without you guys [the fans] we’re nothing,” Hamill exclaimed.

This seemed like as good a time as any to treat fans to the reunion they’ve waited over 30 years for, as Harrison Ford also took the stage!

“It’s an emotional rounding of the experience we had in the first films, it felt great… the original Star Wars was the beginning of my working life so it was great to be back,” he said of returning as Han Solo for The Force Awakens. “I never thought it would come back to bless me instead of haunt me. I was very gratified when I read the script, because I read something that I thought was really remarkable. Well written, with some intriguing developments. So I was delighted to be involved.”

Then J.J. Abrams invited everyone in the crowd to a live Star Wars concert! What a night!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:41 pm
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Awesome! Already bought tickets earlier in the week! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:22 pm
Saw this last week and thought it was amazing! Easily the best film I have seen this year!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:33 am
I must be a really tough critic cause I think this and the other movies are WAY overrated!

don't get me wrong, I do like them but I don't go bat s**t crazy over them. I just don't see what's so great about them, I even rewatched 4,5,6 before seeing this and thought they were average.

Episode 7 was good and all, but I'm not gonna cream myself over it. I appreciate the practical effects, being on location and having all original actors back and the action at times was cool but I just can't get myself to love this movie to death.

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knew beforehand Han was gonna die but damn, that's messed up!! that's like killing off Indy, Rambo or McClane. Han is and iconic character. even if Harrison isn't into these movies (heard he wanted to be killed off in Jedi) you just don't do that, they had balls. should have killed the princess off, Carrie looks old as f**k. hope Luke shaves the beard off for Episode 8.

saw it in 3D, not worth it. I'll probably like it more watching it again at home but I don't remember much about this one and that's not good. it's great seeing a sequel to an old movie series, but this is a reboot in disguise... a better done one. they did a great job though, and I like how the new cast additions aren't really well known.

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This movie was rated 3.5 stars out of 5
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