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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Final Trailer

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Pavolink said:
Honestly, do not like it. Looks more like the super high-tech-effects new trilogy than the great interesting old one. Oh well.


I'm just going to throw this out there, incredible special effects (for the time) aside, what makes the OT so great? I won't say it's bad by any means, but it's barely above average. It has some pretty big plot holes that almost ruin it, the characters are very poorly written. And why on God's green earth did the empire feed them the true location of the shield generator? Character's actions often just make no sense. I don't see why this movie is remember so fondly. 



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The look of the film is far closer to what I want from Star Wars. Gritty and lived in worlds where people scavenge and struggle. Also has that sense of adventure with the music swelling and the classic sounds and images.

I also am glad they didn't give the plot away as too many trailers do. I have no clue what it is about, but sense that it will be at least a solid film and might even make me love Star Wars again, shall see when it comes out.



Danman27 said:
Pavolink said:
Honestly, do not like it. Looks more like the super high-tech-effects new trilogy than the great interesting old one. Oh well.


I'm just going to throw this out there, incredible special effects (for the time) aside, what makes the OT so great? I won't say it's bad by any means, but it's barely above average. It has some pretty big plot holes that almost ruin it, the characters are very poorly written. And why on God's green earth did the empire feed them the true location of the shield generator? Character's actions often just make no sense. I don't see why this movie is remember so fondly. 

Nostalgia. That's all it is.



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The OT is well written with good characters, I'm sorry if people don't like to hear that but they are far better than the trainwreck of modern "blockbusters" like Fast 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron ... these movies don't even have a coherent story, let alone any meaningful character development or anything meaningful theme.

The OT had wonderful characters like Han Solo, Yoda, Darth Vader, the Emperor, so gimme a break on that. The philosophy of the Force in the OT was great too. 

It doesn't have to be Shakespeare but there is an art to making good popcorn movies. 

As for the trailer I think the character's seem strong to me. The only thing I'm kinda iffy on is Kylo Ren's voice. Hoping JJ can pull this off. 

I don't care about the CG or real props or whatever. That's not what makes a good story. If you don't have a good story, then you have nothing, all the special effects (practical or CGI) are not going to save your movie. All the actors in the world are not going to save your movie. It has to be there on the page. If it's not on the page, you have nothing. 

I think people are misguided in saying the prequels are bad because of the CG. No. They would be just as bad with practical special effects, maybe even worse. The story, the writing, the characters, the lack of any compelling themes are the problem with the prequels. Not the special effects or art direction (which is actually quite well done). 



NightDragon83 said:
The only thing that bothers me about the film so far, and has bothered me since the first teaser was released, was that this movie doesn't have the "look" of a Star Wars movie. The original trilogy movies had a unique look and feel all to their own, and even though we've only seen barely a couple minutes or so of actual footage so far, the movie looks almost indistinguishable from any other big action / sci fi summer blockbuster, like the Marvel movies for instance, if you take away the familiar characters, music and sound effects.

I dont get this at all. It looks like star wars to me, in fact it looks more like star wars then the prequals did!.

Also if you take away any element of any movie then clearly it can be like any movie in its genre so thats why i dont get that last part.



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Visually it looks a lot like the Star Wars Rogue Squadron games, that was my thought watching the X-Wing battle sequences anyway.

Abrams isn't really the master of iconic cinematography though, so that's not really a big shocker, I can't really remember one iconic shot from his Star Trek films.

They'll look nice enough and have the modern day "blockbuster shine" on them.

But story and character are the most important things. If he can nail those two areas, he's golden.



Lawlight said:
So, those who are hyped, how many are fans of the original trilogy?

Im hyped as hell and im a big fan of the original Trilogy.



Lawlight said:
ohmylanta1003 said:


I'm sure there are millions that loved the original trilogy that are really excited for this.


I'm asking the posters here because the trailer could literally have been any movie.

How so? What doesnt make it a star wars movie to you?



Lawlight said:
d21lewis said:


Me! Raised on the originals since I was a kid.  I can't wait!!

 

But don't mind me.  I like the prequels, too.


Ok. Because unless you're a fan, I don't see anything to be excited about. It's not like they showed anything amazing.

Well any non fan of anything could say that about anything.



If The Force Awakens is as good as Super 8 (written/directed by Abrams), I'll be very, very happy with that.

Not that Super 8 is a masterpiece, but it's a solid, fun homage to E.T. and Close Encounters with good performances from its cast and an emotionally involving story (a bit contrived but it still works).  

If TFA is the Star Wars equivalent of that, that will be way better than the prequels. Those little kids in Super 8 gave better performances than any of the actors in the Star Wars prequels (largely because the poor actors had nothing on the page to work with).