Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Old 10-20-15, 09:24 AM
  #8426  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 18,242
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Definitely a good trailer. It showed a lot of cool things but didn't give anything away. The vibes that all the teasers and trailers so far have given off just feel right and I can't see it disappointing.
Mike86 is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 09:26 AM
  #8427  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Quack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Flo Rida
Posts: 7,014
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

I'm really pumped about the soundtrack. Loved the music in the beginning of the trailer.
Quack is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 09:30 AM
  #8428  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 17,305
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by mrhan View Post
Is there a tally on how much they made with the B.O. pre orders?
This "pre-order" phenomenon caught me off guard. But clearly Disney/Lucasfilm are trying something different with this Star Wars film.

The era of the Blockbuster is over. Literally. People don't line up anymore and therefore there are no more blocks to bust. This movie is an Internet-Breaker.

I bet they'll bring in $200 to $300 million this week. Whatever the number is I'm sure they'll be flaunting it soon. It's amazing really. People are still probably putting the finishing touches on the film and not a single frame has flickered in front of anyone's eyes and yet they've already made hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Force Awakens will make more money this week than whatever is actually #1 at the box office.
Mabuse is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 09:33 AM
  #8429  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 17,305
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Robert Zemekis: "That's the worst trailer I've ever seen. They didn't even show the ending!"
Mabuse is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 09:33 AM
  #8430  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 18,242
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

So apparently there's groups of people on various social media websites who want to boycott this film for being anti-white The hash tag #BoycottStarWars is trending.
Mike86 is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 09:35 AM
  #8431  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 17,305
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
So apparently there's groups of people on various social media websites who want to boycott this film for being anti-white The hash tag #BoycottStarWars is trending.
Step right over here my friend. Have you ever considered investing in real estate? What would you say if I told you that you could own this bridge? That's right the Brooklyn Bridge.
Mabuse is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 09:42 AM
  #8432  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 12,905
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

I think they'll end up regretting not having Abrams direct all 3 of these. These are the movies he was born to direct.
Timber is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 09:45 AM
  #8433  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 2,315
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

All set as well, have tickets for my bro-in-law and I for 10:15 opening night. When I was finally able to get through and purchase most of the first showings already pretty much had only seating right up front. For this show was able to get center and 5 rows up from when the seating starts going up.

Definitely have mixed feelings on the whole reserved seating and no waiting in line. Must admit a very small part of me will miss the camaraderie of waiting in line and meeting people and talking, etc. But on the other hand it will be December and who knows what it will be like here in Chicago and I'm getting too old for this shit. And like others midnight for me would be pushing it, happy will probably be getting home by 1 instead of almost 3. Especially since right now I already had the 18th off in anticipation of a midnight showing, I may now have to work it will not be so bad if I do.
Schloob1 is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 09:49 AM
  #8434  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 18,242
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by Timber View Post
I think they'll end up regretting not having Abrams direct all 3 of these. These are the movies he was born to direct.
I think he's a good choice to rejuvenate the franchise but I'm kind of glad that more than one director gets to put their stamp on these films.
Mike86 is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 09:50 AM
  #8435  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 30,176
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Out here at the Sherman Oaks ArcLight they're doing a special marathon showing of all 6 films leading into VII. It starts at 1amThursday morning and goes all the way until that evening's first Episode VII showing. Tickets are $75 each.
Why So Blu? is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:05 AM
  #8436  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,052
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Finally got Fandango to pull tickets. Grabbed two for an early afternoon screening on the 18th in a true IMAX near my house.

I like that the latest trailer told very little and showed just enough to keep the momentum going. I really hope Abrams pulls this off. He has a bad habit of bungling third acts.
islandclaws is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:18 AM
  #8437  
HN
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,359
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

did anyone ever think the same person could revive both the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises? that's nucking futs
HN is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:30 AM
  #8438  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 38,902
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Out here at the Sherman Oaks ArcLight they're doing a special marathon showing of all 6 films leading into VII. It starts at 1amThursday morning and goes all the way until that evening's first Episode VII showing. Tickets are $75 each.
that's brilliant, that means the OT should start right around 10 AM.
RichC2 is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:32 AM
  #8439  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 16,436
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

It seems that everything that happened 30 years ago has fallen into "legend" in the Star Wars Universe. Could that mean the planets as well?

Yes, I'm still hanging on to the idea that Jakku IS Tatooine.
Shannon Nutt is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:34 AM
  #8440  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 30,176
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
that's brilliant, that means the OT should start right around 10 AM.
It's almost sold out, too.

https://www.arclightcinemas.com/tick...002&bid=303489
Why So Blu? is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:37 AM
  #8441  
HN
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,359
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
It seems that everything that happened 30 years ago has fallen into "legend" in the Star Wars Universe. Could that mean the planets as well?

Yes, I'm still hanging on to the idea that Jakku IS Tatooine.
30 years isn't a big deal for a planet.

except for Alderaan in that 30 seconds of Tarkin's Death Star demonstration.
HN is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:44 AM
  #8442  
DVD Talk Legend
 
raven56706's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Back in the Good Ole USA
Posts: 21,709
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

quick question

the clone army are really the stormtroopers but are clones still used or people
raven56706 is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:47 AM
  #8443  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 30,176
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by raven56706 View Post
quick question

the clone army are really the stormtroopers but are clones still used or people
They're all Jango Fetts.
Why So Blu? is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:52 AM
  #8444  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by raven56706 View Post
quick question

the clone army are really the stormtroopers but are clones still used or people
Well considering Finn (Boyega) was a storm trooper.... I'd guess normal people. Anything canon as to whether the OT Stormtroopers being clones? Even w/ the PT using the Clones w/ Stormtrooper designs... it still feels like the Empire in the OT just has a shit ton of different guys in there. Add in that we've that female Storm Trooper, Captain Phasma, being a woman... it doesn't seem like clones are the way anymore.

EDIT: I also have to add. That this new trailer? Is REALLY fucking good. Just in terms of composition and the restrain it has while also introducing to the future of this universe. The 2nd one was good till the ending where it got hokey. As a piece of art, that one had it going as a light trailer and then the end is the generic hit to get your wow in. This one has the music playing but NOT blaring it. It uses it in a restrained form but keeps the beats going w/ the imagery. Literally making you feel like this is an epic mythology. Which SW has never really done well with in a long time due to quality and quantity of formats used. It is an epic world but it never really earned it. It just talked the talk essentially. This trailer though makes it feel very grand and new but still a recognized universe.

I'm not a SW fan. I really only love SW and ESB. I like bits and pieces of RotJ. Along w/ some other stuff in different formats ie video games. This

The trailer though does get me emotional cuz it just has everything swelling up and it looks like the older films, the films and characters you cared about. It just feels authentic. Something the PT couldn't do due to how Lucas created it.

Last edited by Solid Snake; 10-20-15 at 11:05 AM.
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:52 AM
  #8445  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,264
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

I reserved my ticket to the 830 am showing at the closest imax just now. Lots of seats left. I got dead center about 10 rows from the top.

I ended up just getting one for myself although I know my wife really wants to see this too. She's a talker, though, and a gasper, an ooh-er, an ah-er, and a loud popcorn eater. Don't know if our marriage could survive all that during this movie, at least not the first time I see it.
lopper is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 10:53 AM
  #8446  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Sean O'Hara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vichy America
Posts: 13,535
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
So apparently there's groups of people on various social media websites who want to boycott this film for being anti-white The hash tag #BoycottStarWars is trending.
Looks to me like five guys saying stupid shit getting jumped on by five thousand random passersby.
Sean O'Hara is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 11:00 AM
  #8447  
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27,500
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by raven56706 View Post
quick question

the clone army are really the stormtroopers but are clones still used or people
On the Rebels cartoon (which is canon) just this past week, one of the Clone Troopers (now in hiding) says something to the effect that the clones were discontinued.
dex14 is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 11:03 AM
  #8448  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 24,142
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by raven56706 View Post
quick question

the clone army are really the stormtroopers but are clones still used or people
Normal people. Remember, Luke wanted to attend the "academy" which most believe to be an Imperial Academy
GuessWho is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 11:08 AM
  #8449  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
Normal people. Remember, Luke wanted to attend the "academy" which most believe to be an Imperial Academy
Totally forgot about that too.
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 10-20-15, 11:10 AM
  #8450  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 18,242
Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, Abrams) S: Hamill, Ford, Fisher

I'd think eventually that the Clones would have ran out due to dying or being killed in action. Unless the Empire just kept on cloning after Jango's death.
Mike86 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.