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Old 12-28-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Does anyone know what percentage of screens are showing the film in 3D? Everyone I've spoken to who's seen the film, so far, said they saw it in 3D.

What about it was notably unrealistic?

I'm sure some folks will purchase tickets before the show today at 9:30 AM (when we're seeing the film), but as of this time, the theater seems to be about 40% empty.

LOL, now that you mention it, what about the movie WAS notably realistic?
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Anybody else not getting this Star-wars nonsense?
I remember 30+ years ago walking out to the theater lobby to take a break from the stuff on the screen.

I'd much rather watch a rerun of The Shawshank Redemption.

Or my all time favorite, "The Godfather series".


Rant over back to my morning nap.
I watched, and liked the original movie and the sequels/prequel when they came out, but never was a dyed in the wool Star Wars fan. I might be mildly interested now in seeing the new movie, but not enough to fight the crowds in line or pay the movie prices to see it. I'll wait till it comes out on Netflix, although as a Disney film I know that might take a while. Oh well....
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:11 AM
 
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I saw it. It was terrible. A total rehash and simple plot.
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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I saw it. It was terrible. A total rehash and simple plot.
And (again) people are sheeple...
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Does anyone know what percentage of screens are showing the film in 3D? Everyone I've spoken to who's seen the film, so far, said they saw it in 3D.

What about it was notably unrealistic?

I'm sure some folks will purchase tickets before the show today at 9:30 AM (when we're seeing the film), but as of this time, the theater seems to be about 40% empty.
Well, other than it is a space fantasy!, I thought that Rey teaching herself to fly the Millennium Falcon was unrealistic. She, of course, had trouble at first, but she did manage it. And, it is unrealistic for most females to be so physically aggressive, and to win her battles. But I enjoyed watching it anyway. She is the central character, as Luke was over 40 years ago. In that, the very first movie and this one are similar.

I loved seeing Han Solo! I won't say more about him, but he is a better actor than he was 40+ years ago.

I suspect that the younger actors will have even more screen time in the next two.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:02 PM
 
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Saw it yesterday in IMAX 3D, and loved every minute. I was in college when Star Wars 1 came out. Such a kick seeing this film with with my late 20's son and his fiance. I say this movie perfectly bridges the original series with the new. We all loved it!
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:27 AM
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Our local theaters at first had 25 showings per day and as one showing would fill they canceled what was scheduled to be shown to offer Star Wars.!
I was wondering what percentage of theaters showing the movie were showing it in 3D.


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LOL, now that you mention it, what about the movie WAS notably realistic?
"Notably" means "worthy of note". If everything was equally believable, then nothing would be notable in that regard. Yet, silibran "noted" some portion of the film as unrealistic, but didn't make clear why that portion was something worthy of note.

Which is why I asked.

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Well, other than it is a space fantasy!, I thought that Rey teaching herself to fly the Millennium Falcon was unrealistic. She, of course, had trouble at first, but she did manage it.
Luke Skywalker piloted an x-wing fighter down a narrow canyon on the Death Star, and fired a "one in a million" shot, with no more experience that Rey had. If anything, Abrams took pains to make Rey's piloting skills far more realistic than Lucas scripted Luke's.

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And, it is unrealistic for most females to be so physically aggressive, and to win her battles.
That's a cultural bias imposed by our Earth-based society that need not apply (here or there). One of the things I thought was so well-communicated through all this is how well-trained Rey was by the struggles and difficulties she clearly lived through in the harsh environment of the planet Jakku, and how poorly-trained Finn and Kylo Ren were by the First Order and Snoke. This is not your father's Galactic Empire. While Luke was relatively cosseted, living with his aunt and uncle, with only comparatively minor risks in his daily life, Rey clearly was on her own, facing much more substantial dangers in her work. I found Rey's ability to best both Finn and Kylo Ren remarkably believable.

I also suspect that after martial arts and other physical workouts at the gym five hours a day, five days a week for three months, the actress (not the character) could kick the asses of most of the folks posting in this thread.

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Old 12-29-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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My son treated me to seeing the movie and I enjoyed it immensely. My son also chose to see the plain version, not the 3D version which was fine by me.

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That's a cultural bias imposed by our Earth-based society that need not apply (here or there). One of the things I thought was so well-communicated through all this is how well-trained Rey was by the struggles and difficulties she clearly lived through in the harsh environment of the planet Jakku, and how poorly-trained Finn and Kylo Ren were by the First Order and Snoke. This is not your father's Galactic Empire. While Luke was relatively cosseted, living with his aunt and uncle, with only comparatively minor risks in his daily life, Rey clearly was on her own, facing much more substantial dangers in her work. I found Rey's ability to best both Finn and Kylo Ren remarkably believable.
Agree completely, Rey's character was very well thought out and very believable.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:35 AM
 
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Over half were in 3D go to fandango and look up show times at local theaters or the nearest city
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:34 PM
 
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That's a cultural bias imposed by our Earth-based society that need not apply (here or there). One of the things I thought was so well-communicated through all this is how well-trained Rey was by the struggles and difficulties she clearly lived through in the harsh environment of the planet Jakku, and how poorly-trained Finn and Kylo Ren were by the First Order and Snoke. This is not your father's Galactic Empire. While Luke was relatively cosseted, living with his aunt and uncle, with only comparatively minor risks in his daily life, Rey clearly was on her own, facing much more substantial dangers in her work. I found Rey's ability to best both Finn and Kylo Ren remarkably believable.

I also suspect that after martial arts and other physical workouts at the gym five hours a day, five days a week for three months, the actress (not the character) could kick the asses of most of the folks posting in this thread.
There have been enough women in comic book movies whipping up on men over the last few years that Rey is simply not a big deal in that regard.
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