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Star Wars Film

(38 Posts)
Tegan Sun 20-Dec-15 20:29:36

DD has been to see it today; says it's absolutely amazing. Anyone else seen it yet?

rosesarered Sun 20-Dec-15 20:43:44

We are going to see it on Tuesday, glad to hear it's worth making the effort!
Now, where's my light sabre?

tanith Sun 20-Dec-15 21:18:34

My daughter and I will go sometime in the next 2wks.. wanted to wait till the packed cinemas has died down a bit.

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 20-Dec-15 21:23:23

I've got someLego from the film, and a little robot thingie, for DGS2, but you won't get me near the film. Wouldn't be able to follow the plot and it would be a right racket too.

annodomini Sun 20-Dec-15 21:32:01

My family are taking me on Christmas Eve. Can't wait. The GSs are just the right age to enjoy it. I well remember taking my DSs to the first film many years ago.

ninathenana Sun 20-Dec-15 22:40:25

We've booked tickets for 29th, can't wait.

Tegan Sun 20-Dec-15 23:49:12

From what I've heard it isn't too long [a fault with the more recent films imo]; it has been filmed to look 'old' [Super 8 sort of stuff] and there's less computer generated imagery [another fault with the recent films]. And the young actors are brilliant. We're going to see the last Hunger Games film on Tuesday but I'm beginning to wish we were seeing this.

ninathenana Mon 21-Dec-15 00:26:18

Running time is 135mins

Greyduster Tue 29-Dec-15 20:32:40

I went to see this today with DH, GS and his parents. WOW! Okay the screenplay had more holes in it than a swiss cheese, but the special effects were awesome, there were bits that made me laugh out loud, bits that brought tears to my eyes and bits that had me so far on the edge of my seat i was almost on the floor! It is quite long, but it is very fast paced, (i heard one young man say, when we were leaving, he found it hard to follow what was going on) so you don't really notice the length. Great film! I may go and see it again - in 3D!

Jane10 Tue 29-Dec-15 20:41:24

Couldn't disagree more! I saw it yesterday and hated it. Noise, explosions, very thin plot, far far too many chases etc. I had gone because I'd seen some of the actors on Graham Norton and it sounded like it was going to be more interesting and people focused than more recent ones. I was just left wondering what was wrong with people if they liked that sort of thing. Jean Brodie had it right 'for people who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like.' I certainly did not.

Ana Tue 29-Dec-15 20:46:55

I haven't seen any of the Star Wars films, nor do I intend to. Not my type of thing at all - each to their own! smile

TerriBull Tue 29-Dec-15 21:04:24

I agree Ana, went to see the original ones back in the '70s didn't like them then. Had to sit through the first of the prequels with the kids, hated it. Wild horses wouldn't drag me this time, science fiction isn't my thing either.

ninathenana Tue 29-Dec-15 21:16:22

Have been to see it today in 3D awesome special effects. I too laughed in places, yes the plot isn't great but none of us cared.

tanith Tue 29-Dec-15 21:32:23

I've always loved each Star Wars film in turn can't wait to see this one but I've put it off so I don't have to go when its ram jam packed, I'm going with my daughter one afternoon next week. If they come on tv we always watch them again..

Greyduster Tue 29-Dec-15 21:58:19

"I was just left wondering what was wrong with people if they liked that sort of thing"! Really???

Pittcity Tue 29-Dec-15 22:37:30

I loved the film but can't help thinking that I've seen it before!

ninathenana Wed 30-Dec-15 00:18:21

noise, explosions, too many chases it is called Star Wars after all confused

Jane10 Wed 30-Dec-15 08:31:03

I know. I was in a pretty bad mood before the film even came on. The trailers were appalling -all the previews seemed to be for desperately awful films -car crashes, bombs, murders, destruction on a massive scale etc etc . I was horrified that there must be an appetite for such a horrible form of 'entertainment'.
I had only gone to see Star Wars as having seen the actors on chatshows I thought there must be more to this one, that it would be more like the original or the empire strikes back. My mistake.

rosesarered Wed 30-Dec-15 08:58:45

I would agree that the trailers for other films ( Fantastic Four,and other Marvel type films) seemed to be all aimed at teenage boys, but that's because they show trailers similar to the one you are there to see these days and not the ' forthcoming attractions' of days of yore.?
I thought the film itself was alright, but not wonderful, compared to the last few Star Wars films it was much better, but it was very like a re-hash of the very first film.Still,mit was nice to see that although Han Solo and Princess Leiah had aged, Chewbacca didn't look a day older.tchgrin

Tegan Wed 30-Dec-15 21:27:02

Just got back; thoroughly enjoyed it and did find my eyes welling up at times. Thought the young actress was amazing; having seen her on chat shows I couldn't believe how charismatic she is onscreen. Although was shocked when, on leaving, the S.O. pointed out that he didn't know any of the characters. I thought everyone [excluding Ana grin] had seen them confused.

Pittcity Wed 30-Dec-15 21:57:21

There's a radio programme called, "I've Never Seen Star Wars." There must be a few out there Tegan

grannylyn65 Thu 31-Dec-15 09:57:32

It was so loud I thought my ears would bleed.We were very near front!!

Jane10 Thu 31-Dec-15 10:00:05

It was just as loud wherever one sat! Never again. Roll on the new Dads Army film!

annodomini Thu 31-Dec-15 11:08:13

I absolutely loved it and I don't think there's anything wrong with me. Went with my family and their friends. All of us from 6 to 75 thought it was 'awesome'! There were many moments of homage to the original series (now known as 4,5,and 6) which obviously I appreciated more than the youngsters. The two new young members of the cast are very promising. Does anyone else think that Daisy looks very like Kiera Knightley?

Greyduster Thu 31-Dec-15 11:20:12

She does have a look of KK about her! I'm sure i wasn't the only one who had a huge smile on my face the minute Han Solo appeared! The same sort of smile i have when William Shatner leans back in his seat on the Enterprise and says "Take us out, Mr Sulu"!