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Me waiting for the movie to start.. and my review...

December 19, 2017 07:58PM


Ok, no fancy review. Simple. I liked the movie. Before seeing it I stayed away from any reviews BUT.. I did see review TITLES on various websites... mixed, but leaning, a little, toward the negative.

One of the reviews I read criticized the nostalgia.... that makes no sense to me, it was VERY well done and in NO WAY overshadowed the 'new'. It tied things together, and did so in a manner befitting the general theme of the way all the Star War's movies were presented.

Acting was MUCH improved... from the acting in the Rogue One. I notice this often... 'returning' characters usually do hone their craft and perform better... EVEN IF the original story lines, and movie, are better and more entertaining films.

Adam Driver, for example, (Kylo Ren), I thought HORRIBLE in Rogue One... but a good character. He was MUCH improved... I wouldn't say 'good' but compared to Rogue One MUCH better.

John Boyega was terrible in both movies... BUT WAIT... because here I don't actually fault John, the actor, as much as I do the character... uninspired, shallow, VERY poorly written character IMHO.

Daisy Ridley - Rey. She was good in Rogue One, I thought, and better in this latest film. But then... IMHO women are better actors than men, generally speaking.

And now the biggie... Mark Hamill... this shocked me.... he can act. NO, nothing spectacular, I don't mean that... but quite good and he pulled it off. I don't know why but I wasn't expecting that... being so long away from any real acting.

Hopefully there were no 'spoilers' in that.. but now there IS... so beware

Is it just me or are we back to square one, and that precisely? Yes, of course I understand that it was a finale leading up to a new start... but the 'new start' seems to me to be precisely where it all began some 40 years ago. It's as if in ALL the Star Wars movies not a single thing was resolved, AT ALL. Nothing gained, nothing really lost, back to precisely where it began.

Don't mean to sound negative here because I LIKED the movie. I could make the usual criticism's.. too much reliance on special effects, too many characters confused as to their own identity... BUT... the story was very good, IMO... the acting good, and although the film moved slowly in places the 'story' stayed pretty much flowing... and even in the 'slower' parts critical info and detail WAS brought out.

Thumbs Up from me... and I haven't 'ranked' it in my best to worst Star Movies but it's certainly NOT top 4... perhaps 5, I'll have to think about it. - JamesJM
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  Today's the day... Star Wars... (mostly about 3D)

JamesJM114December 19, 2017 11:47AM

  Not a review..

JamesJM30December 19, 2017 07:28PM

  Me waiting for the movie to start.. and my review... Attachments

JamesJM53December 19, 2017 07:58PM

  Is that lady behind you

waterfield34December 21, 2017 08:12PM

  walked away from it thinking the same thing

Ramsrule27December 25, 2017 11:41AM

  what might be my favorite scene

IowaRam27December 25, 2017 03:40PM

  I'm going today. . .

RAMbeau33December 20, 2017 07:07AM

  You should really cease with the gym replies...

JamesJM35December 20, 2017 04:20PM

  well...........

IowaRam26December 21, 2017 03:48PM

  Re: well...........

RAMbeau33December 21, 2017 04:01PM

  Carrie Fisher, and my most favorite thing about this new movie...

JamesJM37December 20, 2017 08:46PM

  Saw it yesterday. A bit bummed how Disney has done Luke.

Ramgator30December 22, 2017 04:04PM

  Out with the old and in with the new....

JamesJM26December 22, 2017 04:32PM

  When Luke asked Rey who she was, she SHOULD'VE replied.....

Ramgator41December 22, 2017 05:33PM

  Finally saw it

IowaRam26December 25, 2017 08:27AM

  Disappointed.... spoilers inside..

sstrams29December 26, 2017 03:33AM

  The Skywalker saga will be coming to a end after episode IX

IowaRam25December 27, 2017 03:00PM

  Well, my question is...

sstrams20December 27, 2017 04:55PM

  Re: Well, my question is...

IowaRam28December 27, 2017 05:42PM

  Rebellions are built on hope

IowaRam21December 28, 2017 08:22AM

  Star Wars , nothing but Star Wars !!!

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