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Old 12-18-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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Like a lot of people, we stood in line and watched the first star wars. The graphics were groundbreaking and that's a lot of what made the movie. I was a fan of the first three. But then Episode one came out. What a turkey. Since then, no interest at all. The hype will carry this for awhile, but they are making big predictions. I don't think this will be near as popular as the original. My guess is that interest will soon die out. Its a different time.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I have all the old Star Wars movies on Blu Ray. I'll wait till the price goes down on this one. Rarely are the new episodes as good as the originals.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:13 AM
 
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All I can say is I wish I had kept all those Star Wars toy figures, which were about $10 each way back then. They must be worth something today.
Bada Bing!
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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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.
Is this the Dark side of the Force coming out of you today? Perhaps your future generations will find themselves aligned with Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire and fulfill your destiny if that is what you so desire. For me I am hoping that future generations of Tuborg's will find themselve fighting for a better tomorrow and freedom wth the Rebel Alliance. May the force be with _____!
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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The first Star Wars was so different than the rest of the movies coming out at the time, I'd seen it after it had been out for awhile and only went because the person I was dating at the time wanted to see it. It was/is a great movie. You can see it again and it's not dated other than being a movie you remember from thirty years ago. The new versions have a lot more special effects added in, though. But that's okay, the more space craft, the better.

We won't have the option to stand in line to see the new Star Wars for several weeks at least. Maybe sometime next month it will get to our local theater and we may go see it twice. Goes great on a big screen with popcorn, no doubt. Plus our local theater is only $6 so it's not expensive like some of those new theaters with much smaller screens.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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I dearly wish I could see the new film but will have to wait until it comes out on DVD/bluray. :-( I have tinnitus and hyperacusis, so to be in a loud/noisy environment is physically painful as well as a risk to the hearing in my "better" ear.

Normally I don't care about going to movies but I admit, I wish I could see this one -- especially because of Harrison Ford. ;-)

I hope they don't wait until next winter to release it on DVD! Crossing fingers for this summer but who knows.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:51 AM
 
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I dearly wish I could see the new film but will have to wait until it comes out on DVD/bluray. :-( I have tinnitus and hyperacusis, so to be in a loud/noisy environment is physically painful as well as a risk to the hearing in my "better" ear.

Normally I don't care about going to movies but I admit, I wish I could see this one -- especially because of Harrison Ford. ;-)

I hope they don't wait until next winter to release it on DVD! Crossing fingers for this summer but who knows.
That is one thing I can't bear - movie theaters are so loud now. And maybe it is me, but no matter how loud, the actors seem to be mumbling - can't catch all the words. Like I need subtitles!

And I know it isn't me - I have excellent hearing
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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Like a lot of people, we stood in line and watched the first star wars. The graphics were groundbreaking and that's a lot of what made the movie. I was a fan of the first three. But then Episode one came out. What a turkey. Since then, no interest at all. The hype will carry this for awhile, but they are making big predictions. I don't think this will be near as popular as the original. My guess is that interest will soon die out. Its a different time.
Yes, it is a different time. As I mentioned before, back then such special effects had never been seen before, and certainly not combined with such sure-fire entertainment motifs. For instance, it was not lost on me even then that Lucas had even squeezed in some old Errol Flynn pirate motifs. That was just part of the overall great time it offered, so amazing and unexpected in those days.


Kids today may enjoy it, you really had to be there then.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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Went to the Premier of Return of the Jedi..... Was fantastic....
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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I think you all will really like this one - it's much more like the orignal ones and NOT like the most recent 3 - which were loud, overblown, overly complicated, and just kind of dumb. This one is relatively simple with major themes - like the 70s one. It's sweet and at times funny - like the 70s ones. It has heartfelt relationships - like the.... The actors are really good too - a few unknowns and a few lesser knowns (and of course, the 3 stars of the original one!)
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