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  • Harper Lieblich, over 5 years ago

    I thought the first act was super solid. Each character was introduced in a unique way, especially Finn, who's face you don't even see in the first few scenes.

    The second act totally blew my socks off. The whole running from the First Order, stealing the Millennium Falcon, and flying through the downed Star Destroyer was just the most awesome roller coaster ride. And the dynamic between Rey, Finn, and BB-8 really clicked for me.

    The third act was where it started to come off the rails for me. The cantina scene, the whole "you where destined to wield this lightsaber" conversation, and then the deus ex machina of X-wings coming to save the day just felt really scattered.

    By the time we got to the fourth act, I was starting to loose hope. The conversations between Lea and Han where awkward and painful to watch. And then we learn that the scrappy rebellion– I mean resistance has to attack a planet-sized, planet-killing base but not before a ground team of intrepid adventurers shuts down the shields where one of them has an emotional encounter with a family member who's gone to the dark side... I mean, come. On. We saw this movie already.

    I was pretty down on the movie by this point. And then the fifth act started and my faith was restored. Kylo Ren confronts Rey and Finn in the snowy forest. He's pissed because he just been shot in the gut so now he's gonna toy with the two of them. While Kylo obviously has lot's of training with the force, he also lacks faith. When Rey is able to place her full faith in the force she’s able to fight him back.

    And then that last scene where she confronts Luke… AWESOME!

    So basically I can’t wait to see the next one.

    3 points
    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 5 years ago

      This sums up my feelings as well. Overall loved it. The thing I like about StarWars is that everything doesnt have to be realistic, its more about the fun/culture of the world.

      Some moments, like you mentioned, strained my suspension of belief though. Han and Leah had 0 chemistry, it was hard to see them liking each other at all. But apart, their characters were solid.

      I would say the biggest issue I had was Death Star 2.0

      0 points