Force Awakens had everyone clamouring for it. But over time, I think most now agree with me - it was nothing but a blatent re-hash of the original film. Lazy storytelling and set the tone for a terrible trilogy arc that was never sorted out before they started making the films, and they just made it all up as they went along. And you can tell.Was the Last Jedi lauded? I thought it was panned as soon as it came out. Force Awakens less so for sure
Said all along, at least the prequels added to the SW story, even if they were not the type of films people wanted to see (they weren't largely space battles). The follow up trilogy were flashy, but shit.
In the IMAX, it was genuinely breathtaking to watch. The 3D and the detail on the screen in general were a gigantic step forward.Avatar was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
Of the year.
So much so that you didn't really care what the story was.
It was awesome. Until you watched it again at home, and it was really poor.
Exactly the same. Bored me to tears.And if you’re not into that sort of thing?
Our teacher read The Hobbit to us in the first year. Don’t think we finished but thought it was immature shite for bairns - at age 11!
Got persuaded to read LOTR by some hippie types in college. It went on and on and on and on and on. The doom and fear of the black riders at the beginning set up an expectation that was never realised as they continued walking, walking, walking ...
I think my lass at the time persuaded me to watch the fillum of LOTR when it came out - one of the few times I’ve actually fallen asleep at the pictures. It went on and on and on. The ginger bloke screaming “Mister Frodo!” (Oh I see it’s no longer “master” as that would imply non PC indentured servitude?” as he runs into the lake even though he can’t swim was embarrassing. Even my lefty mate said he was a “disgrace to the working class!”
Many years later they stretch the cash cow to make The Hobbit into three fillums. Our lass rented the disc. Gratuitous cinematic wanking with all the special effects as they’re throwing the plates around at the dinner party. Get on with it man, it’s obvious what you’re doing. Shite!
Ignore the wrestling bit of this video, they make a class joke about LoTR:
How is magic "science fiction"Never watched or read any Harry Potter. LOTR, all these science fiction films. All rubbish.
Ah, ignore that, I think I see what you mean now.