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  • Liam Tucker, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    I'm still overly mixed. Love some of it, not so much other parts. Overall though this is Star Wars so I will love it regardless!

    I've been twice now, I would definitely say go and see it again because the first time is just a big nostalgia trip that u just miss the subtler parts of the story.

    • Love Finn & BB-8 (somewhat surprisingly as I though BB-8 would be too disney)
    • The BB-8 thumbs up scene!!!
    • The whole Rey part on Jakku... Beautiful cinematography!
    • Lukes haircut!!
    • Kylo!
    • That flashback scene was great (listen and u can hear Obi Wan? Yoda?)

    • Not sure on Snoke although like that he's a mystery

    • It all felt a bit fast and rushed to me, too many scenes of action, could of done with a bit more thoughtful dialogue IMO.

    • A little too much nostalgia for my taste

    • Reys journey to learning the ways of the force felt a bit rushed/easy too me

    • Wanted them to make more of the 'it's true, all of it' part - the jedi and luke being mythical figures

    I'm in danger of making this comment too long to read :/

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    • Tom WoodTom Wood, over 5 years ago

      I like this review - I think you've written some salient points, totally agree with you on the Thumbs Up scene. I thought that was amazing!

      They did overload on the nostalgia, however Abrams did the same for the 1st Star Trek reboot which leaves me hopeful that the next one will be bolder in it's story line.

      My only real gripe was Rey learning how to use the Force in about 30 minutes. Luke had to undergo intense training with Yoda to learn how to do most of that stuff. Having said that, perhaps Rey is stronger or that because she was under serious threat from Kylo Ren meant she picked it up quicker. Although how she learnt to do the whole "You will untie me and leave the door open" mind trick without being shown in advance is a little beyond me.

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      • Liam Tucker, over 5 years ago

        Yeh I'm with you, the jedi mind trick always felt like it had a level of mastery about it. The only thing you could say is that she had already experienced 'mind infiltration' in that scene with Kylo so already knew it was possible. But I totally agree it definitely felt like she mastered the force in 30 mins

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      • Jonathan CutrellJonathan Cutrell, over 5 years ago

        They talk about the stories of the Jedi as mythical folklore - it's likely that Rey heard about the mind trick then.

        Secondly, I think Rey may have the force strongest with her, and that the "balance" is what quickened her learning.

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