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Non spoiler review thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by Justrec, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Wally44

    Wally44 Jedi Master star 2

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    YESSSS....moooooore!

    Honestly I know I will like it, I loved AOTC and now it's my least favorite of the saga. However, this is the sequel to ROTJ that we thought would never come and it has most of our favorite characters back so I think emotions will come heavily into play in my assessment of the film.
     
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  2. Forbidden Island

    Forbidden Island Jedi Knight star 1

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    This is a great thread... can get a general feel for the movie without risking yourself on the internet.
     
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  3. Gus X

    Gus X Jedi Knight star 1

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    I just got confirmation from TWO of my trusted sources who were at the premier last night. All they were not allowed to verbally say anything about the movie (that changes tonight at midnight when the embargo lifts) but they communicated, very enthusiastically: IT'S VERY GOOD!!!

    Have no fear, my friends. My sources are rock solid.

    I am at peace now and can drop off here until Thursday.
     
  4. tokilamockingbrd

    tokilamockingbrd Jedi Knight star 4

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    welcome non-spoiler forum : ). I think I might have seen something in the spoiler forum (I have read it then closed browser) so I will be here from now on.

    To your post. One thing to remember is that people are more cynical now. No one thought that after the OT that TPM would be a letdown. However, everyone remembers what happened with the PT and I think will be more critical 1st viewing.

    Its like with AOTC. It is better overall than TPM but, because after TPM people were prepared to be disappointed so they prepared themselves that AOTC would not be perfect. Many called out AOTC's fault right from the get go.

    Most people felt good that JJ would deliver, but to guard themselves reminded themselves of the past and were prepared to not be burned again.
     
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  5. Gus X

    Gus X Jedi Knight star 1

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    Again no worries here. My sources took all of that into consideration. In fact, they were one of the ones who loved the PT right after only to change their (drastically) opinions later. One of them told me that the PT made him cynical (in general) about films before actually seeing them. One is a video blogger and the other owns an outlet that is recognized as an official Rotten Tomatoes critic. Both told me that their fear was that because of the PT, they would be OVERLY critical of TFA. They were afraid that they would, instead of blindly praising TFA (like they did with TPM, for example) go in the complete opposite direction and be overly critical of it. They did not with TFA.

    I agree, it is best to temper expectations, but for me, I trust these guys and I will sleep well tonight and Wednesday.
     
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  6. entourage

    entourage Jedi Knight star 3

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    That being said that tweet is kinda (!) spoilery because it takes away the surprise of seeing it whithout expectation. It sometimes takes away from the beauty of it. But as I said.. kinda!! :)
     
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  7. Dave Hoffman

    Dave Hoffman Jedi Knight star 1

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    That's an excellent point.

    My first thoughts when seeing these reviews were: What were the early exit reviews like for TPM? Weren't those also overwhelmingly positive? But yea, I think that after the euphoria wore off and the not-so-rosey memories of the PT settled in for a number of folks, I believe that a lot more people will be going in with more cautious enthusiasm this time. So I'm liking these early opinions :)
     
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  8. entourage

    entourage Jedi Knight star 3

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    Another example is Breznicans tweet which is spoiler free but again spoils the emotions to expect. 'you' ll be more... thank you expect and you will.... more than you expect "(see his Twitter for the quote). I hate stuff like that. :)
    I don't want to whiney about this but a friend of mine spoiled some Game of Thrones fun for me saying 'man you'll be so shocked in that episode"... You go in expecting something shocking which makes it less shocking.
     
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  9. JP_Frost

    JP_Frost Jedi Master star 1

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    The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Particularly the ones from the Chicago Sun-Times and Time Out New York.

    The Guardian posted a spoiler-free review, however it assumes you have seen the trailers and know the character names, so not sure if some you completely unspoiled fans would like to read that.
     
  10. Chris_Fives

    Chris_Fives Jedi Master star 3

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    So far 99% of positive reviews on rotten tomatoes! ^:)^
     
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  11. Gus X

    Gus X Jedi Knight star 1

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    Knowing the movie is good does not spoil anything for me. We expected ESB and ROJ to be good and those movie experiences were great. It was only the PT where some people began to grow fearful about having their expectations "spoiled".

    Star Wars movies are supposed to be good. For me that is a given.
     
  12. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Rumor Naysayer star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Y'know, it IS possible to talk about TFA without prequel-bashing...In fact, I highly recommend it ;)
     
  13. JediLight

    JediLight Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    97% now on RT. It's going to drop still but I'm hoping it holds steady at 90%.
     
  14. entourage

    entourage Jedi Knight star 3

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    I don't mean stuff like "it's good" or something to that nature. I mean a review must have some sort of essence after all :). I just don't like specific expectations like the one Patton Oswald mentioned. Let me experience that for myself.
     
  15. JediLight

    JediLight Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  16. Saga Explorer

    Saga Explorer Jedi Knight star 3

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    my kind of scum likes this.
  17. JediLight

    JediLight Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Just take the positive and embrace it.
     
  18. Dewback

    Dewback Force Ghost star 4

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    If you didn't think this movie was going to be compared to the PT then you're naive. I can guarantee you that 90% of reviews will bring it up.
     
  19. Kajash

    Kajash Jedi Master star 2

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    The metascore is 83 and I always thought that's more representative of a movie's quality that the RT score. (To compare: The Big Short, Creed, Steve Jobs are all at 82, The Martian (my favourite film of the year so far ) is at 80. Other movies at 83 are: Adaptation, Fighter, Avatar, Star Trek (2009), The Lion King, Terminator, Spider-man 2, Vera Drake, Babe, Kill Bill , Trainspotting)

    IV 92, V 79, VI 52, I 51, II 54, III 68

    (Since I started writing it, it went down to 82)
     
  20. Gus X

    Gus X Jedi Knight star 1

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    82 is very high in this cynical era and it backs up what my sources told me yesterday: TFA rocks...
     
  21. Raz Zaphon

    Raz Zaphon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Am I allowed to post a non-spoiler review? I hope so. There aren't any spoilers here but I'll tag it just in case I'm not allowed:

    This is not like a film from the OT. Forget what you've heard along those lines. To the bashers I'll console you by saying it's also not a film from the PT. My point is that this is something new and different.

    There are flaws that will be discussed at length. The sort of person that hates the PT is less likely to enjoy this. I went with someone who loathes all three PT films in the worst kind of way; their official reaction was coy and ambivalent yet they had plenty of positive things to say (and is wanting to go again for seconds!)

    As for me, I just had a blast and can't wait to see it again. I'll be a better judge of how good this is on the umpteenth viewing.
     
  22. JediLight

    JediLight Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yes that's more of a scientific approach on actual quality, but I think a overall positive or negative consensus is good enough for me from RT.
     
  23. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    Nah, %100..
     
  24. Kajash

    Kajash Jedi Master star 2

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    To be fair, it is the last trilogy to date.
     
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  25. Kajash

    Kajash Jedi Master star 2

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    Peter Bradshaw, the Guardian's major critic loved it, and he's cynical as hell. I didn't want to post the review as there are minor spoilers in it.

    Most people loved ROTS at first and I still do, so I have no fears. But it's still great to confirm.


    And there's more than 30 hours for me till the premier (I could go to a 'press' screening 5 hours earlier, but I don't want to watch it dubbed the first time (only the 2d print is subtitled here in Hungary))
     
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