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Non spoiler review thread

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

  1. CowMoo

    CowMoo Jedi Master star 3

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    A rottentomatoes score of anything over 80% is generally very good.
     
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  2. JediLight

    JediLight Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    On RT, Revenge of the Sith had 282 total reviews (222 Fresh/60 Rotten)

    TFA has 138 total reviews (134 Fresh/4 Rotten) so it's about 50% of the reviews coming in.
     
  3. dva3842

    dva3842 Jedi Master star 1

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  4. Der Zeitgeist

    Der Zeitgeist Jedi Knight

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    I found a nice review on Slate about the actors' performances. It has some minor spoilers though. It mentions character names, and also some of the things the characters do to describe the quality of the actors' performances. I'm going to post some non-spoiler quotes from the article below.

    The Force Awakens Is the First Star Wars Movie Without a Single Bad Performance
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat..._best_acting_of_any_star_wars_movie_ever.html

     
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  5. dva3842

    dva3842 Jedi Master star 1

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    Relief. Some of the non-spoiler review from cinemablend:

     
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  6. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Can we post when we've seen it with no spoilers?

    Seen it!

    Cons: Seen it all before.

    Pros: You won't care about that. You just won't.

    And no after credits scene. Nice little musical jingle at the end though.
     
  7. Forbidden Island

    Forbidden Island Jedi Knight star 1

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    Okay, the RT score is at 96% which is awesome. I think my work here is done. In other words, you won't see me on the forums until I've seen this movie.
     
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  8. JediLight

    JediLight Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Okay RT definitely trending downwards. 94%. My gut says it will end up the north side of 90 still.
     
  9. Aeneas 1138

    Aeneas 1138 Jedi Knight star 1

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    It was so bad, it was laughable. This will be a day long remembered. Never before in human history has anyone made such a pile of rubbish and called it a film. I cannot even begin to imagine what they were thinking; why would they have thought that anyone would enjoy such trash? I can hardly believe that they had the nerve to release that film, let alone charge money to see it.

    [I posted this review at the spoilers allowed forum as well.]
     
  10. Dewback

    Dewback Force Ghost star 4

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    [​IMG]

    94% on the Tomatometer ("Certified Fresh" with 179 reviews) and 81 On Metacritic ("Universal Acclaim" based on 47 Critics).

    Trollololol
     
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  11. Justrec

    Justrec Jedi Knight star 2

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    So when are you actually seeing the film
     
  12. Aeneas 1138

    Aeneas 1138 Jedi Knight star 1

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    I never liked those elitist film critics in the first place. This just confirms that I have better taste than they do, something I already knew.
     
  13. Aeneas 1138

    Aeneas 1138 Jedi Knight star 1

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    I have seen it (although whether I shall do so again is doubtful) ....
     
  14. woj101

    woj101 Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    I saw it tonight.

    I love the OT. I like the PT.

    The following contains no plot spoilers but does touch on who the lead characters are (but surely they're obvious to most in here anyway) and does give my opinion on more general aspects of the film that you may want to avoid until you've seen it:

    The first half of TFA is not Star Wars as I know it. Everything but the setting looked and felt different. The tone was more casual and humourous compared to OT's very straight approach (OT has funny moments, but they're not played for laughs, the delivery is authentic. Some of the 'laughs' in TFA felt like they come from an average rom-com). The leads were being too stereotypically British, like they were just play acting in the Star Wars universe.

    But the second half kinda explains why the first half was like it was, and the last 20 minutes feels much more like Star Wars. It's no coincidence that it's this part of the film where the musical score is most recognisable, but the emotional drama the OT has is finally there.

    The ending was kinda annoying cos I was desperate for it to continue where it was at least for a couple of minutes, but they've gone for the cliff-hanger approach that made me want Episode 8 to be released tomorrow (or today, given it's now gone 4am in UK). It's just that the scene it ends on is about to be so significant that you just hope episode 8 continued at the exact point TFA finishes, because otherwise we're going to miss something I really want to see/hear.
     
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  15. Der Zeitgeist

    Der Zeitgeist Jedi Knight

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    Well, I just saw it. It's pretty good, but not great.

    I loved the new characters, and that's where it stands out most compared especially to the prequels, the actors did a really great job. The chemistry is just right, it's really fun watching the new guys exploring their place in this galaxy. I also liked the basic premise, the way the relationship between old and new characters. There's a lot left to explore there in future movies, and I'm very much looking forward to it.

    The story of the movie though, I must admit I'm pretty disappointed there. To put it bluntly, it really is a mashup of Episode 4/ANH. There's just too many elements where they seemed to tick off their checklist, making sure they didn't miss any plot devices from Episode 4.

    All in all, I would rate it somewhere between the original trilogy and the prequels. It obviously is a much better movie than any of the prequels, but on a certain level, the prequels also dared to show a much more original story than anything we see in Episode VII. Where the prequels tried to present a new take on the Star Wars Galaxy and spectacularly failed at that, while having an interesting and original plot on paper, Episode VII really doesn't have many original ideas, but shows them in a competent and enjoyable manner.
     
  16. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Everytime I read some review (like the one copied above) where half the so-called review is just going on about how much the PT sucked and how much better TFA is than TPM, I just STOP reading.


    Every review I've read (spoiler-free of course) so far has had some jab at the prequels, and basing paragraph after paragraph of their opinion on how much better TFA is than the PT.

    :rolleyes:

    I'm DONE. I get it: "Keep away from the reviews, Darth Belo!!!" Okay. Got it, life. Message recieved!


    I will simply wait until I see TFA for myself and make my own decision since no one else (not you guys here, but reviewers elsewhere) seems to be able to make a simple, un-biased, purely subjective review. :mad:
     
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  17. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sorry for this double post, but it's too late to edit:

    I just want to clarify that my post there is not addressing any of you here. I'm referring simply to reviews I've seen elsewhere, like online or on FB. Just wanted ya'll to know I respect ya'lls opinions on here way more! [face_peace]
     
  18. CowMoo

    CowMoo Jedi Master star 3

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    pretty much what I figured. I haven't seen the movie yet myself, but J.J. Abrams, while he puts out some entertaining movies, isn't one who usually goes in deep. He is very similar to Stephen Spielberg or George Lucas when they were younger, focusing on films that would be fun to watch, but isn't very substantial. Later Spielberg would tackle more serious subject matter, as George Lucas would also attempt with the Star Wars prequels.

    Still, I am (somewhat ?) happy to see my suspicion verified in the slate.com review posted above, in which this is a more "polished" version of Star Wars with competent and decent acting.
     
  19. Justrec

    Justrec Jedi Knight star 2

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    Seen it, the force is strong with this movie
     
  20. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    My non-spoler review: I loved it
     
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  21. Wally44

    Wally44 Jedi Master star 2

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    F-ing EPIC! WOW...it was amazing!
     
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  22. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    Was [Episode VII] in the crawl?

    Don't thnk that's a spoiler.
     
  23. Wally44

    Wally44 Jedi Master star 2

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    Yes.
     
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  24. Prequel_Rubbish

    Prequel_Rubbish Jedi Knight star 3

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    I might see it tomorrow, plans haven't been finalized yet. General feel I'm getting is better than the prequels, fun and exciting with some good acting performances, but the plot is thin and stale.

    That was also my expectation heading into this film, that it would be OT > TFA > PT, but I will wait until I see the movie for myself.
     
  25. smoothkaz

    smoothkaz Jedi Knight star 2

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    Eeeehhh...