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[–] Demonic_Mime 2 points 39 points (+41|-2) ago 

Did this really surprise anyone? I've been saying it was going to be a combination of moneygrabbing pop Disney garbage and obvious propaganda since people started talking about it. I don't know why people bother watching new movies, even comically bad ones from thirty years ago are better than the shit they produce now.

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[–] CiscoinaBox 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago 

I have been watching old school stuff on my big screen and i feel in heaven. I mean The Maltese Falcon, Witness for the prosecution, the magnificent seven, cool hand luke.... Best stuff. Nothing new, has brought me more enjoyment than watching any of these movies.

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[–] Squirrels_Of_Thunder 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Back then the directors had control of Hollywood, so you had films which directors wanted to make. Now you have big production studios who market to the most profitable demographic. Unfortunately, the biggest consumers of film are mostly stupid that are easily hyped.

The films which directors want to make are still being made. They just aren't blockbusters anymore.

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[–] Dexter111 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Recommendations: Miracle on 34th Street (1947), The Graduate (1967), Patton (1970), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Forbidden Planet (1956), Bicycle Thieves (1948), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Enemy Mine (1985), Vanishing Point (1971), A Christmas Story (1983), The Princess Bride (1987), Scarface (1983), The Shining (1980), 12 Angry Men (1957), A Fistful of Dollars (1964), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Airplane! (1980), North by Northwest (1959), Seven Samurai (1954), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Rear Window (1954)

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[–] boogieman_ 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Your comment just made me go watch Spaceballs!

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[–] stradian 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You mean Spaceballs 2: the Search for More Money?

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[–] Dillon 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Agreed

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[–] 9-11 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago  (edited ago)

retroactively ruined episode Vl. Return of the Jed i - remember the empire gets destroyed - this whole time thinking Luke will create a new Jedi Order to rule in peace and fix the galaxies problems. nope. don't know what i expected, harrison ford is a joo anyways.

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[–] 0x4F 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Harrison Ford is a quarter Jewish. Not too shabby.

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[–] Redditard 8 points 25 points (+33|-8) ago 

Harsh. I thought it was better than all three prequels. Possibly my favorite in the series after TESB.

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[–] Cynicaljester 8 points 8 points (+16|-8) ago 

Right? I'm not too cool to enjoy anything. Everybody needs to lighten up about this movie.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 6 points 5 points (+11|-6) ago 

People forget these are kids movies. Always have been. If you can't be an 11 year old sitting in a seat watching stuff on the screen go pew-pew and love every minute of it then you might want to go see something else. I can shoot holes all in every one of the Star Wars films, yet I have already seen it twice and will buy it as soon as it comes out on BluRay. Why? Because I like to feel like a fucking 11 year old kid watching things go pew-pew and hearing a walking carpet make weird noises and watch folks with glowing swords fight.

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[–] Chaotix 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nothing at all like George's prequels (they were AWFUL).

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[–] Mr_YUP 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

The whole movie felt and was exactly to at T like every other JJ Abrams movie I have ever seen. It was like a reskin of Star Trek into darkness that's how much it felt like an Abrams movie. It got really annoying by the end.

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[–] morrwin 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The flares tho...can we petition JJ to fucking cut it out?! I mean what's next a director that's going to use Instagram filters?!

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[–] Firevine 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Funny you say that. One of my friends gave me a synopsis, and I said it sounded like the bastard child of A New Hope and Star Trek Into Darkness.

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[–] 0x4F 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hahaha, this could very well be called Star Wars Into "Darkness"!

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What are the characteristics of JJ Abrams movies? I only saw the 2009 Star Trek movie and never saw Into Darkness? Is he pretty much a one trick pony, like my cousin who is somehow a successful professional photographer despite all of his pictures being the exact same recycled, boring crap?

edit. JJ Abrams characteristics outside of lens flare that is.

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[–] Mr_YUP 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Much of this might be personal observation but I think it holds true.

His characters never grow that much for one. They are introduced with their entire personalities and go from there. While they may go through the actions of the encounters they never seem to display much personal growth until the very end. You learn their thoughts at that moment but rarely their thoughts over time. Luke is clearly growing through ANH and is heartbroken with the loss of Ben to the evil Vader when they are on the Falcon after escaping. This goes into my next point.

You never ever get a chance to breath during his movies. It's one thing to the next to the next to the next. There are very few pauses to understand and take in what exactly has happened around the characters. This I feel ties into personal growth. His stories just move from the first frame to the last without stopping. In something like cloverfield this works but I don't think it helped in Star Wars. An example of a pause can be seen in ANH after Alderaan is destroyed. Everyone is sitting around relaxing during their travel while Luke is practicing. Ben sits down as if he is burdened with a reality and quietly reflects on the magnitude of the loss of the life the empire just caused. You understand the gravity of the Empire's actions in this scene and it helps the viewer understand how the force works in all things.

He also has specific shots he LOVES using. Close ups on faces are used constantly in every single movie of his. The characters face fill the whole frame with a little bit of space on the sides but that's about it. Seeing a face fill an imax screen over and over got annoying. That may be more of a personal preference but it is definitely something he enjoys using.

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[–] Official_ISIS 3 points 20 points (+23|-3) ago 

Archive that cunty link. Don't give that site any clicks.

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[–] FriedrichNietzsche 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

But we all know what happens when anything gets universal, enthusiastic praise: Haters gonna hate.

This line doesn't make sense though. If people are hating, then there isn't universal praise.

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[–] Foralltoosee 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Real echoes the problem with SJWs in general. "You didn't do enough and you did too much! That wasn't perfect because I demand opposing things!"

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[–] morrwin 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Wait what? I'd recomment any feminist to watch Banshee, tv-show. Hot females, kicking ass in good "almost real" fight scenes, good sex scenes and drama. Why would a PG-13 kickboxer like female character be the max?

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[–] 0x4F 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So it's basically Xena, but softcore porn.

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[–] aboutime 3 points 13 points (+16|-3) ago 

I am afraid that I agree.

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[–] PeeOnYou 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I really want to know how much money was thrown into the advertising for this goddamned movie. For nearly a week straight every 2 out of 5 ads on TV was something star wars themed or related. It was on the radio, it was all over the internet.

It reached a fevered pitch comparable only to the presidential elections and it was disgusting.

I never really gave two shits about star wars to begin with but I am certainly not going to be manipulated into watching it just because Disney force-fed me a couple hundred ads within a two week period.

It was so ridiculous it made me realize just how powerful corporations are when it comes to setting a train of thought in people. If they WANT you to think something they can relentlessly hammer you until you beg for mercy or give in. Thursday at work my co-workers absolutely could not help themselves. Almost every conversation not work related was about star wars. There was no escape.

Very distopian.

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[–] Internet_Celeb 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I think the most beautiful (see: disgusting, abhorrent) is how far people will go to defend their fanaticism. I can understand a point of excitement, but the coddling of everything surrounding them seems to allow an obsession which I find entirely unnatural.

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[–] Rosenkavalier 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Someone offered to buy my ticket to go see it with them after they had already seen it. They could not fathom why I had no interest in seeing it; it was unnerving.

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