blosslover
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December 16th, 2015, 6:38 pm #291

I was too little when the first two movies were released to see them in the theater. That and my family not into scifi genre at all. I saw Jedi at a neighbors on VHS though in the 80s (not sure if the VHS even was legal...) Saw the first two when they were re-released in the 90s.
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jbrr1212
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December 16th, 2015, 7:19 pm #292

I will be sure to keep my review spoiler free. Its tomorrow (Thurs.) night at 7:30. I just turned 36 so yeah the originals were a bit early for me. I'm really not sure why I never watched them later....not a huge scifi fan but I dont hate it either. Got a little swag bag and a movie poster as a surprise along with the tix so that was fun, will make good stocking stuffers for someone. Hubby saw them when they came out though doesnt remember much about it now.
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Krystal
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December 16th, 2015, 8:33 pm #293

I really like the original Star Wars and I think the one after that, but if there were ones after that and I have to say I really don't even know I was obviously very not impressed with them. There is absolutely no movie in the world that will get me to go to in to a theater. I could care less about waiting 6 months or even a year to see it.

I do want to see the Martian but I'll probably read the book first. I absolutely hate 3d it gives me a headache. And I don't even like the big IMAX theaters. To me all the smells like the greasy popcorn and cheap candy are off putting. Plus I don't like being smashed in with a bunch of people.
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December 16th, 2015, 8:39 pm #294

I didn't like Jurassic world at all. I thought it was for 5th graders and would like scare little kids but it seemed like a pretty dumb plot. However it might be sort of been there done that with me. And it could be the same way with Star Wars. I'll listen to all their reviews, but like I said I won't see it until it get released which is going to be a long time think
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December 16th, 2015, 9:11 pm #295

Saw The Good Dinosaur yesterday. It was good. Notably light on plot, and disappointing for a Pixar because I'm not saying it was a life-changing masterpiece of art... but it really IS understandable and okay that they don't ALL have to be masterpieces (and I think 13/16ths of them were...). The art and animation was outstanding, as usual.

Star Wars on Sunday. Going to be avoiding spoilers 'til then...
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December 16th, 2015, 9:29 pm #296

I think almost any series gets burnt out after two or three
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December 16th, 2015, 9:33 pm #297

The first Star Wars was the best for me. It was all so new and awesome. I've always been a huge Sci-Fi fan and wanted to be an astronaut as a kid and then when I realized motion sickness would probably ground me I wanted to be an astronomer.

I'm really hoping to remain spoiler free until December 27th when we are scheduled to see it. I'm going to try very hard.
Don't hate the slayer ... Hate the Game.
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December 16th, 2015, 10:15 pm #298

Star Wars is fantasy, not sci-fi (Star Trek is sci-fi).

I am a child of Star Wars (but was always more of a 'fanboy' of Indiana Jones...).

I was not-quite-five when the original came out. I don't remember seeing it in a theater then, but I probably did...

I DO remember leaving Empire Strikes Back in tears, because I wasn't happy with my favorite character (Han, naturally) being frozen in carbonite and seven year-old me didn't get 'they'll thaw him out in the next one'...

(Eight year-old me was likewise upset coming out of Raiders of the Lost Ark - even though I LOVED it, and would - then and now - call it my 'favorite movie' - I didn't understand the concept of the James Bond-ish opening not relating to the main plot, and even though I had no troubles following the story, I was irritated that the idol stolen by Belloq at the beginning was not a story thread that really mattered or would be commented on again in the film, beyond Indy telling Marcus that he thought he could retrieve it in Marrakech... I was happy, years later, when one of the stories in the Marvel comic reunited Indy with the idol... another by the same writer told an ambiguous Abner Ravenwood-didn't-really-die story that was interesting...)

I loved Jedi. I'm ten years-old... perfect ending to me...

The prequel trilogy is/was deeply disappointing and flawed, but I don't hate them as some do. Natalie Portman was super-hot, and I like Ewan McGregor a lot and thought he was well-cast... the music, effects, fights were good... but George Lucas betrayed his babies, and the series is much better off for not being in his hands now.

I GENERALLY agree with Krystal that a film series is usually burnt after two or three entries. But I'm loving the Marvel Cinematic Universe (twelve movies and four tv series so far!)... I'm very, very excited and hopeful about Star Wars, and that it's never leaving our lives again - and yes, they won't/can't all be great movies, but...

I'm skeptical about DC/Warner Bros. being able to replicate Marvel's success with their shared universe, but I understand why they're trying... I understand why there's a new series coming set in the world of Harry Potter...

Some ambitious ideas are dumb. A shared universe of the Universal Monsters?... I don't think that's going to work...

Anybody see Creed ('Rocky 7') yet? I liked Rocky Balboa ('6') very much... sometimes, you CAN still have something to say, tell another story in the same world, even though we'd thought we'd seen the last of it...
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December 17th, 2015, 4:38 am #299

I think it's hard to get past 3 without burning out. Alien and Aliens or so good and the other ones not so much. Not at all on the same level but Taken was a pretty decent action film whereas the next two really sucked..

I liked the original Jurrasic Park, i dont even remember the others although i am sure i saw them.
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December 17th, 2015, 5:50 am #300

I do agree, Krystal. But the truth is the main reason I liked Taken was Liam Neeson. Alien and Aliens were great. After that? Not so much. I loved the first 3 Star Wars, hated the next and will probably see the new one as it's getting good reviews. I only saw the first Jurassic Park but really liked it for what it was.
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