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Old 27 December 2015, 12:56   #1
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Stars Wars. The Force Awakens.

Is it just me that thought it was as big an anti climax as Xmas day?

Decent enough film but it wasn't "Star Wars"

Feeling cheated.
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Just you. It seems that everyone else who has seen it is raving about it, and several people that I know have already been to see it multiple times.

On the other hand some people will never be disappointed by it because they have absolutely no intention of ever watching it:
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On the other hand some people will never be disappointed by it because they have absolutely no intention of ever watching it:
...I haven't been disappointed yet either, Boss.

P.S. You left your light saber under a pod seat at Easdale...

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Is it just me that thought it was as big an anti climax as Xmas day?

Decent enough film but it wasn't "Star Wars"

Feeling cheated.
I'm with you Alan. Thing is Disney paid a small fortune for the rights to the film so it's pay-back time. Once the hype machine starts, it takes on a life of its own.

I went to the cinema probably through nostalgia having seen the original film back in '77. Ray the new character is excellent and will be a future star. Very believable. However a number of things let it down for me.

The new storm-troopers just aren't menacing enough. The rebel alliance's base looks like it was built overnight at a disused airfield at Sutton Coalfield. And to top it all Harrison Ford probably insisted they did his shots back to back. He wanted the original character killed off years ago. Money talks though.

I give it 3 stars out of 5, and I'm being overly generous.
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It felt a little.....erm......recycled.
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Sorry but it was brilliant!!
Great film, nostalgic respect for the past, and setting it up perfectly for the next.

And I think you are wrong about Harrison Ford. I believe they are planning a Han Solo spin off film...
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The new storm-troopers just aren't menacing enough.
All this namby pamby new management thinking these days. One is no longer allowed to menace innocent passers-by, whatever their species
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It felt a little.....erm......recycled.
Al..Disney...Recycled!???....
The film cost a Fotune too!
.....About a Quarter of the Publicity Budget by all accounts!
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Some of the landscape stuff for the next episode is to be filmed in my "backyard" in May!

I'm quite excited

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Is it just me that thought it was as big an anti climax as Xmas day?

Decent enough film but it wasn't "Star Wars"

Feeling cheated.
It was you !!! I loved it, it saluted the previous films, with references, and it placed a base to launch future films from. from me
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