over 5 years ago from Louis B, Designer - Web + Graphic

  • 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.

    2 points
    • 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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