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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 03:54 AM »
Got back from a 3D "IMAX" showing about an hour ago... overall I loved it. I had a smile on my face the whole time and my goosebumps wouldn't go away nor would my knees stop shaking. 3D added nothing to the film and actually made it look a bit weird, so I would skip that entirely if you want. Seeing it again Sunday in real IMAX with my dad and then I'll work in a regular screening sometime after Christmas.

First, my two biggest gripes:

- The soundtrack. I liked Rey's theme but the rest was lacking. Safe to say Williams has either lost it or his heart wasn't in it. Lots of reused bits and pieces just like in the PT. Stuff like Leia's theme I get, but the rest, nah. Time to get someone else for Episode 8.

- The villains. I liked Ren and Hux and their "competition" with each other but Phasma and Snoke were lame. Phasma is nowhere near Boba Fett, I'd even say she's more worthless than Zam Wesell, and was obviously added for the merchandise factor. Snoke was awful, maybe it was the CGI or the fact that he was literally a 50 foot hologram, but I would peg him as one of the worst villains in Star Wars.

Didn't really care for the final shot either... it just felt out of place is all.

I'll have clearer thoughts after a night of sleep but I loved a lot of it. Rey and her Force growth, Ben/Ren in general and the OT cameos. The Falcon reveal in particular was great. Rey's acid trip with Anakin's saber was very well done. Finn's story was fun too (loved his line asking Rey if she had a boyfriend), and it was cool to see more of a focus on the military side.

Han  :(

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)
« on: December 18, 2015, 03:27 AM »
I had a smile on my face the whole time and my legs couldn't stop shaking. Incredible!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: December 17, 2015, 04:41 PM »
Netflix releases Full House teaser

Whoever they hired to voice Uncle Jesse sounds just like Dave Coulier!

Mailman just delivered the Clone Trooper and Battle Droid I ordered from Amazon Japan. Was hoping to not get suckered in to buying PT stuff, and then I bought the Maul...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Enjoy The Next Few Days
« on: December 15, 2015, 02:40 PM »
These are also the last few days we have before they pump a gazillion Star Wars movies out and we all start to hate it.  :(

More 5POA toylines to fight for shelf space against 5POA Star Wars and 5POA Marvel?

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: December 15, 2015, 09:24 AM »
Odd that it doesn't look like the elbows are articulated... I thought the Japanese Revoltech 3PO did a great job in that area, using removable pistons that allow for limited articulation due to the sculpt. Pic of what I'm trying to describe.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Hits a little too close to home...
« on: December 14, 2015, 09:51 PM »
"Does your wife like toys too?" *Binary Sunset*

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: December 14, 2015, 04:57 PM »
Supposedly Hollywood keeps spoiling plots in trailers because it actually BOOSTS ticket sales. Their logic is that they know the diehards will go see it regardless and they need to find a way to get Joe McDouche (who would rather be watching MMA in his too tight Affliction shirt) and Lyndsey McBasic (who would rather be taking a selfie with her queso and breakfast tacos) to see it. And apparently spoiling the plot works.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: December 14, 2015, 12:38 PM »
Star Trek Beyond Trailer

Beastie Boys and Star Trek are two things that do not go well together

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 13, 2015, 03:47 PM »
I found remains of a case at Walmart last night and grabbed a lone Stormtrooper with horrific paint apps on the helmet. Might try my hand at repainting it myself.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: The Phantom Menace: Was it That Bad?
« on: December 11, 2015, 05:49 PM »
I watched TPM the other night as preparation for TFA, and something hit me when Amidala is leaving Coruscant. She tells Palpatine that the Senate no longer functions properly, and I realized that one of the main problems of TPM is that it tries to explain TOO much. Like actually showing that the Senate is useless with those long, boring scenes. And then there's Lloyd and Jar Jar.

I don't think TPM is a bad movie, but I can't honestly see how anyone new to Star Wars could watch it without having the buildup of the entire OT.

I grabbed the Cantina Showdown set from TRU, as they actually had them on clearance for $24

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