1 month ago
The quick and easy version is: go see the movie, see it for yourself and don't let my opinion possibly tarnish your impression of it.
But another warning here, I am most likely gonna be posting spoilers to the new Star Wars movie, so don't read on any further if you want to see the movie untarnished.
As for me... I thought the movie was...good. I wasn't blown away by it, but I wasn't disgusted either. This is going to be hard to explain, but I wasn't fully convinced that this was Star Wars, it didn't make me feel like it was a Star Wars movie. But this movie may have been going for more of a Empire Strikes feel rather than Episode 4 or even prequel feeling though.
Let me try to explain, there has always been a moment (or moments even) in the Star Wars movies that just...make you want to jump out of your seat out of joy/awesomeness. For me, the Falcon escaping the Death Star, the Death Star space battles/destructions, the Darth Maul fight, the Battle of Hoth, the opening to Episode 3... I could go on.
But here's the thing, I felt more from re-watching Episode 1 in the theater than watching all of Episode 7. Maybe I'm just used to the prequels and their "Bigger battles! More lightsabers! In your face music!" feel and need to come back to the original Trilogy feelings.
This may sound weird, but I may be experiencing something similar to what many people felt when they first watched Episode 1. When Episode 1 came out I was only 11, so I just accepted the prequels as truth/part of the series, I wasn't really old enough or spiteful enough to really reject these movies or have hatred towards them for ruining something from my childhood. Frankly though, the more I reflect on them, yeah they have some problems, but I really do enjoy the prequel Star Wars movies (even Episode 1).
Anyway, part of the problem I have with the movie is that the soundtrack is...lacking. I don't know if John Williams didn't have the inspiration for this movie, was just phoning it in, J.J. Abrams wanted something different, or John Williams wanted to kind of take it easy on the soundtrack for this one. There's really not much soundtrack there really, most of it is recycled from the previous Star Wars movies, or more like the original soundtrack to episodes 4-6 were put into a blender then the splatters hit this this movie's soundtrack. Maybe since it is a dark time for the galaxy once again he is going for more subtlety than in your face music (again more like Empire Strikes Back more than the others). But come on, there's no awesome triumphant music when Rey gets the lightsaber and fights Kylo Ren? You dropped the ball there sir. All in all though. it wasn't bad, it just seemed...forgettable. But maybe in the next movie we'll see more of a return to form or maybe re-watching it numerous more times will help, but only time will tell.
Another problem, is why did J.J. Abrams make another desert planet and not bother naming any of the planets the Star Killer destroyed? Was Coruscant one of the planets destroyed? I think that would be kind of important information seeing as this planet was in at least 4 movies?! Was Abrams not allowed to name drop planets because of copyright issues?! The owners of Star Wars can't mention the previous 6 movies planets anymore? We have 6 movies worth of planets, there's no need to make a bunch more. Plus, why was there a big battle for that planet anyway? Is it a resource giant? Or did the First Order/Empire control it and there was just a fight there? If you're gonna make another desert planet differentiate it from Tattoine a bit. I mean, put some giant refineries in the background, or make the planet seem like it was strip mined for resources rather than just Tattoine 2. I'm probably overreacting here...moving on.
I really want to hear the story on how Luke got his blue lightsaber back and how it could be passed on to Rey when it should be floating in space or stuck in Bespin somewhere. Isn't that the same lightsaber that was in Luke's hand when Vader chopped it off and it fell into the same pit where Luke went soon after?
Some minor complaints I have are as follows, I think Kylo Ren should have kept his mask on more, made it a bit more of a better reveal when Solo confronts him. The Falcon's lazer cannons sound different in this one versus the other movies, but they were fired while flying around a planet instead of in space, and plus the person who got it from Solo could've had them swapped out to a slightly different model/repaired them.
Now for a few things I did actually really enjoy...
I did like was that they kept the opening and credits the same, I am thankful for that. I also rather liked how they made the Falcon seem more trashy and kept together with duct tape and prayers than in the other movies while still maintaining the feel and look of the original.
All in all though, I liked it well enough, but I really hope the next two movies really bring this one to life.
5 months ago
Here I am... Alone. So now seems to be a good time to take this new website for a bit of a test drive. So I guess I can give a bit of an update on my life since...however long ago it was that I mentioned anything about my life.
I currently have a job I rather enjoy personally, much better than the job I had before this one. It could still be euphoria from the fact that I'm no longer working in fast food, because I realized how bad I had it there. I've never been in an abusive relationship, but I think after 3 years at [insert fast food restaurant I was employed at] I kinda see what happens. Except that I had a miracle happen to whisk me away from that place and most abusive relationships aren't that clean of a break. The new job pays much better along with benefits!
On a sadder note, I gave up on school. College isn't for me apparently. I couldn't focus myself down to finish the classes I needed to graduate. College felt like I was trying to chip away at a brick wall with a spoon while being lost at sea then my spoon broke and I realized I need to get off this boat. I may go back if a job becomes available that I really want and need a degree to acquire it or I may try to apprentice myself to a trade.
In summary, things seem to be looking up (not that things were that bad before), and remember there are other options after high school aside from Food or Service industry.
1 year ago
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2 years ago
Someone told me about RWBY and most of the people who mentioned it to me didn't really seem to like it. However, I got curious and wanted to see what all the fuss was about so I watched a few episodes. And ended up watching the whole series thus far...
I'll admit it, the animation is sometimes a little hard to look at, and the anime throw-ins are jarring at times, but it's a low budget production, probably nothing compared to the level of funding we see with most cartoons and weekly animated shows of today. It also seemed to be going for a "computer animated...anime" and I kind of liked that. Thus I was able to look past the flaws of the animation, but for many that may be a turn-off.
The story was pretty interesting for me but I feel like it's probably been done before, maybe I'm wrong on that, but I liked it nonetheless. But it felt like all this season was just build-up and introductions to the characters and little actually happened. I also kinda felt like there are too many characters, but it also gives the viewers plenty of different people to root for and connect to instead of just the four main characters.
All in all, I like it, I hope it continues and does well.
3 years ago
Hey would you like your journal to be jammed
Q. what is a journal jam?
A.well it is when some active people from this group come into your journal the first few pages we will talk about ur Journal topic if possible then well it usually turns into a random talk session about current event weather that be movies games or just what going on in our lives.this will go on until we hit 500 post or so then we will find a new journal to jam in.
Q. what are the rules
A. well the first rule is we dont jam where were not welcome if you join the group u will be journal jammed at some point.
the only way we will jam somebody outside the group is if they let us we may ask you if we may if you say no it is a no and we will respect that
here are the other rules
1. Absolutely No Spam!
2. You must make a Journal Related Comment on the Host Journal.
3. Make sure you MOD the Host Journal.(since the mod system is gone this may change)
4. Be kind and courteous to the host and fellow Journal Jammers
5. Have fun!
if you have any questions about the journal jam fill free to ask them here I will do the best i can to answer them
3 years ago
This is Serenity, we're under attack by Indiana Jones in the Millennium Falcon, please assist.
Yes, this is a plug so that people will vote for something. If you don't care/hate voting stuffs, please ignore.
Otherwise, support Captain Malcolm Reynolds please! Submit your vote once a day by giving Serenity +10 points and taking away 10 points from the opposition.
Maybe I'll have something better soon.
3 years ago
Am I the only one that really thinks that split-screen is still an awesome way to play? Apparently Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City doesn't think so, not offering it. The game is flawed yes, but if the name of the game is co-op play, why would you not offer it?
I think it's because the companies realize that people play split-screen so that's one less person that buys the game, so they're trying to make people buy the game. It's not an issue of graphics or processing power, I seriously doubt it anyway (most of the time).
Sure there's some pluses of online play, but you don't get instant feedback like split-screen, all you hear is people speaking. Again, I don't hate online play, I just think there's the problem of relying on it to make your game.
I may change this journal or post more on it, but for now, thoughts, comments?
4 years ago
4 years ago
Here's what I remember:
I was taking some kind of (Standardized or maybe it was practice) test in middle school when a teacher walked into our classroom and told us about it. At the time I didn't know what was going on or the graveness of what had happened. Our school was one of the few schools that didn't let the teachers turn on the tvs for students to watch. But when I got home and saw what was happening... I just felt numb. One of my sisters was just a baby (not even a month old). Later I felt a little scared when we went out (for some reason I can't remember what) and we saw crowds around the gas stations. I also remember that night being very quiet with no airplanes flying in the air.
It's also strange, despite this being a day of tragedy for many, one of my sisters has a birthday on this day and some good things have happened on this day for our family. It's just a shame that some crazy terrorists decided to try and ruin that day for all Americans. Despite this being a horrible day for many, I am kind of glad I can look at this day and remember some good things that have happened.
The short version is: Let us not forget what happened, lets pray, hope, and try to prevent another tragedy like this from ever happening again, and let us also try to remember what we have instead of what we lost. But let's not forget those who gave their lives on that day to help others or those who were just doing their job.
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