Feel Good Friday – Star Wars

by admin on December 18, 2015

Saw it last night. It lives up to the hype. And that’s all I’m going to say about it for now.

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starstruck December 18, 2015 at 10:22 am

We are seeing it tomorrow. Can’t wait!!

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Andi December 18, 2015 at 11:49 am

Thank you. That’s all I need to know

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Noodle December 18, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Me too and I agree.

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Lady Macbeth December 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm

I had the sort of misfortune to attend Thursday night with a corpse-like audience, who was eerily silent almost the entire time (with the exception of a few laughs at appropriate places) from beginning to end. However, the new cast is particularly stellar, and I look forward to seeing where their characters go in the years to come.

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admin December 18, 2015 at 10:42 pm

Not so our audience. Laughed at all the sight gags and jokes and cheered at the appearance of certain characters.

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Miss December 21, 2015 at 7:58 am

The Thursday showing I went to was the same- I guess it was all the super fans silently judging it. I didn’t think much of it until I went again the next day (IT’S THAT GOOD) and suddenly everyone was cheering, laughing, and even applauding when funny/cool things happened. I was hoping for a real dramatic reaction when you-know-what happened to you-know-who, but it didn’t get much, just a few gasps and flinches.

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just4kicks December 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

@Miss: I think the “you know what to you know who” is the same scene that was leaked online.
Even though I only saw the first three in the 70’s, even I said “Oh NO!!! You’re KIDDING!!!” when my son showed me online.
I can’t imagine (if we are talking about the same thing) that the audience didn’t react at all to it!!!

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Samantha December 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm

I’m very disappointed, I haven’t seen any of them but was planning on marathoning them with a friend then going to see it but someone decided to spoil it in the comments of a completely unrelated Facebook photo.

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just4kicks December 21, 2015 at 10:45 am

@Samantha: I mentioned below how disappointed my one sons best friend was when he saw a major point “spoiler” on line. He still went to see it, but like you, was super disappointed.

The same son and I have a “date” every Sunday night during “The Walking Dead” (we cannot wait until Valentine’s Day when it comes back from mid season break!).
If you watch the show, and know what happened to “Glenn”, (GLENNNNNN…NOOOOOO!!!) we watched and re-watched THAT scene for days, and watched videos on line of fan’s reaction to it.
SO much fun, and all the conspiracy theories were a hoot!
The rest of my family couldn’t name one character from that show, but we love it!

And….if anyone here watches “The Affair” on Showtime, the season finale last night was SO GOOD!!!
….much better than the Homeland finale….imo.

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just4kicks December 19, 2015 at 6:27 am

One of my sons, who got me into the “Walking Dead” a few years ago, but isn’t into Star Wars, said his best friend has been planning to see it this weekend for one of his bday gifts.
His mom and his brothers and he were so excited to go, until a few days ago.
My son said to his friend, that is ALL you’ve talked about since the trailer came out, what happened?
His friend said he went on line to watch the trailer (again!) and saw that someone had posted a MAJOR spoiler. He didn’t realize it was a spoiler until he watched it.
He is still going to see it, but was a little bummed that one of the major highlights was ruined for him.
Why do people have to ruin it for everyone?!?

My oldest son saw it with some friends and said he wants to go see it again.
He said, except for Rocky Horror, it was the most fun he ever had at a movie.
To anyone who is going to see it, ENJOY!!! 🙂

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another Laura December 19, 2015 at 8:53 am

It’s great. Both new cast and returning characters gave stellar performances (I guess that’s why they are called “stars”)! I don’t know if I will wait two years until the next movie’s slated release or read Wookiepedia (or whatever the Star Wars wiki is called) to find out if there is some cannon backstories on the new characters.

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WifeyDear December 19, 2015 at 9:47 am

It was AWESOME!!!

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starstruck December 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm

It was so good!! So much better than the last three.

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just4kicks December 20, 2015 at 5:30 am

May I ask to any of the fine posters who already saw the new movie, if I haven’t seen the three Star Wars which came out in 90’s, will I be completely lost seeing this one?

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another Laura December 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

No. This one happens 30 ish years after Return of the Jedi. The three from the ’90’s happened before the original trilogy. I didn’t notice anything that would have been only from the prequels.

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bandit1970 December 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

You will be fine. TFA takes place 30 years after RoTJ. The last three served as a prequel to ANH. You’re not missing much there. Go with an open heart and mind and enjoy the movie. We saw it last night with DD and had a blast. People actually clapped and cheered when the iconic opening rolled on screen. I can’t recall the last time that’s happened.

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m December 21, 2015 at 3:58 am

Story-wise, you will miss nothing, enjoyment-wise, you will love it more since you won’t have to fight the episodes I-III -induced PTSD 🙂

Enjoy!

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starstruck December 21, 2015 at 9:35 am

Ha! I love this. And completely agree with u

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@just4kicks December 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

@Everyone: Thanks so much!
Maybe I’ll tag along when my oldest son sees it again…it sounds GREAT!!! 🙂

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VioletM December 21, 2015 at 2:09 am

Perhaps this would be a good time to ask: What’s the ‘timeline’ for spoilers? I try not to talk about the newest movie/book/whatever in anything other that the vaguest of terms (“OMG that was amazing! You’ve got to see it!” Or “that wasn’t what I ws expecting…”) unless specifically asked (and I always check my volume to avoid accidents.) Even now, one of my younger friends grew up a bit sheltered and I almost spoiled Harry Potter for her!

I don’t post spoilers online till it’s been in the dollar theatre for a bit, I figure that gives everyone a chance to see it on their budget/ without dealing with opening night lines or anxiety.

Beyond that I try to actively avoid possible spoilers, because I know there are bad apples out there, (not counting those who are overcome with joy)

Basically, I give the newest thing six months to a year, depending on what it is, before I un-tag my spoilers.

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starstruck December 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

Honestly i would say a year. Just because there are alot of people who don’t make it to the theatre and have to wait for DVD. But more than likely they will have gotten wind of spoilers by then. But they wont come from me!

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LadyV December 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

First, may I say what an awesome person you are for trying so hard to NOT spoil things for other people? But to answer your question: six months should well be long enough. I’m a “cheap seats” movie fan, and even I would have seen the movie in that time.

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Devin December 21, 2015 at 10:54 am

Personally I try to avoid online discussion of movies/books/TV that would lead to spoilers. If I’m chatting with one friend or a few I use a private message chat. If you’re out in public having a conversation with a friend or friends, I lead with “Have you seen/read XX yet?”. If someone overhears the spoilers, well I am sorry they were eavesdropping in public (I don’t have a loud voice so someone who have to be trying to hear me speak). If I haven’t seen whatever it is I either ask my friends to not spoil it if I am excited to see it myself, or I tell them I’m not planning on seeing it till its on DVD so don’t worry about spoilers. I think there are plenty of ways to express excitement/shock over a new thing without ruining it for others. My one exception would be ‘the classics’. Those books have been around for decades if not centuries, so everyone has had plenty of time to read up, if they are so interested.

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Mary December 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Saw it Saturday, loved it. Can’t wait for the next one.

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twoferrets December 22, 2015 at 9:41 am

Saw it at 2am on Saturday! We’re not normally insane, but the closer opening night got the more my fiance started to regret not getting tickets in advance. We’d been thinking of going this week, maybe even Christmas Day, but were both worried that some dolt would spoil it. So glad we got to see it without knowing what was going to happen!

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