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I think most of the negative reviews are coming from those hyper-Star Wars enthusiast. You know the type.

I went to see it yesterday and for a general fan such as myself, it was a fun movie. I didn't find a whole lot to complain about.
I am far from the enthusiast. I stopped caring for realz when my nuts dropped.

But...

Having yet another plot spin based off of who was related to whom was just dumb.

It would have been more impressive if Rey, as a nobody, could have wielded the Force.

So basically what we have the Force to be is that you better be what amounts to royalty.

It is now in the blood. And that is contrary to everything they tried to build up in the newer movies.
 

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I am far from the enthusiast. I stopped caring for realz when my nuts dropped.

But...

Having yet another plot spin based off of who was related to whom was just dumb.

It would have been more impressive if Rey, as a nobody, could have wielded the Force.

So basically what we have the Force to be is that you better be what amounts to royalty.

It is now in the blood. And that is contrary to everything they tried to build up in the newer movies.
WTH are you talking about? Rey wielded not only the force, but ALL of the force. What movie did you watch?
 

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I am far from the enthusiast. I stopped caring for realz when my nuts dropped.

But...

Having yet another plot spin based off of who was related to whom was just dumb.

It would have been more impressive if Rey, as a nobody, could have wielded the Force.

So basically what we have the Force to be is that you better be what amounts to royalty.

It is now in the blood. And that is contrary to everything they tried to build up in the newer movies.
That's not even close to being true. There were a lot more Jedi and Sith than just the Skywalker and Palpatine families.
 

boozeman

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That's not even close to being true. There were a lot more Jedi and Sith than just the Skywalker and Palpatine families.
And yet, golly, none of them counted in the end except for the select few that could wield it at that level.

All these lifeforms, all these planets. Yet it comes down to a couple of small blood lines. It's kind of dumb.
 

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And yet, golly, none of them counted in the end except for the select few that could wield it at that level.

All these lifeforms, all these planets. Yet it comes down to a couple of small blood lines. It's kind of dumb.
Unless you remember the fact that all the rest were GONE. They were all killed. It was shown that there were still force sensitive young kids, but nobody left to train them. Luke was starting to train them, but left when Ben/Kylo turned. Rey was trained by Luke and Leia over the course of these last three movies. You wouldn't be ~gasp~ just looking for something to bitch about yet again, would you? It's a frickin sci-fi movie. Not Citizen Kane.
 

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Unless you remember the fact that all the rest were GONE. They were all killed. It was shown that there were still force sensitive young kids, but nobody left to train them. Luke was starting to train them, but left when Ben/Kylo turned. Rey was trained by Luke and Leia over the course of these last three movies. You wouldn't be ~gasp~ just looking for something to bitch about yet again, would you? It's a frickin sci-fi movie. Not Citizen Kane.
I guess Booze is forgetting the kid at the end of The Last Jedi that moved the broom with his mind. I think they have made it clear (to those that pay attention) that there are other Jedis out there.
 

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Finally saw Joker.

Three white Wall Street types taking the subway ... and causing trouble? Right, because when I take the subway, white guys in Armani suits are the ones I keep my eye on.
 

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I watched "Parasite" tonight.

Was not bad. In fact it was pretty decent, especially since I loathe trying to watch a movie with subtitles.
 

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"Doctor Sleep" was very good. In fact, the story itself was superior to King's book. Pretty rare when a film tells a better story than the source material.
 
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