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Title: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 05, 2015, 08:08:43 pm
I know that a lot of geeks are more trekkies than Star Wars fans and a lot prefer Episode IV through VI, but I was wondering if anyone is going to watch Episode VII? I'm personally thrilled, since it has been a while since the last movie and I'm curious if Disney have done it well or not, so I'm definitively going to see.

I was personally not as much into episode I, even if I still liked it a bit.

One thing, though: At some point I want to rewatch the entire series thoroughly. Should I watch them from I to VII, I-III and IV-VII, skip III or a different order?
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: LD Studios on December 06, 2015, 12:10:58 am
I'll be going to see it. I recently watched all the films in one sitting in the Machete Order (http://www.nomachetejuggling.com/2011/11/11/the-star-wars-saga-suggested-viewing-order/) except that I didn't skip Episode I. It was a pretty good order for watching it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 06, 2015, 12:45:34 am
I personally don't see why so many people despise Episode I actually. I feel it's not as great, but it's not bad either. I'll be sure to watch it again if I do a Star Wars marathon. But before the marathon I will most likely watch VII at the theater. Sadly it will most likely be 3D, thus, cost an extra $3 x.x for usually 1% of 3D, but I guess being able to watch it on the largest screen in the theater will offset this.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Adriweb on December 06, 2015, 04:23:27 am
I've bought my tickets for a while now (end of October), and I'll be in France this part of December, so I'll be watching Episode VII December 16th on before 11am, which is quite a bit before anyone in America :P
I'll spoil you all mwahahahaha
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: garvalf on December 06, 2015, 09:03:07 am
I prefer episodes 1 to 3 rather than the oldies which aged quite much (like for Tron legacy vs the older Tron). The new Star Wars episode will certainly be good-looking and probably a great film but there are too much advertisement and derived product for it, so I won't go for watching it, at least not when I'm sure it will be crowded at the cinema...
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 07, 2015, 05:22:20 am
Yeah I noticed they were trying to create hype for so long. Every week there is so much hype since September that I always think the movie is being released next Friday.

As for Episode 1, I read some info about it and it looks like some people hate it because it's irrelevant to the rest of the series. Others dislike it because there are not enough spaceship battles it seems.


Also, when Episode 1 came out, afterward we kept hearing non-stop about it and they were making pretty much anything out of the film, such as Star Wars LEGO models, underwears, pr0n, video games, food, etc. I hope it won't be 100 times worse this time, because they'll just annoy people over time and they won't care as much about Episode VIII if it comes out soon after VII.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Juju on December 07, 2015, 05:52:03 am
Heh, gotta watch every Star Wars movie, and I'm not skipping Episode I. And if I'm watching them all, better go hardcore and watch the Holiday Special as well.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 07, 2015, 07:00:23 am
Wait, what was the Holiday Special? Was it some sort of spin-off or smaller movie? Or do you mean they'll air movies on TV during the next holidays?
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Streetwalrus on December 07, 2015, 12:40:09 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on December 05, 2015, 08:08:43 pm
One thing, though: At some point I want to rewatch the entire series thoroughly. Should I watch them from I to VII, I-III and IV-VII, skip III or a different order?

Either I-VI or IV-VI then I-III. Definitely don't skip III though, it's the best movie of all 6. Episode IV didn't really age well imo, but I love them all. Definitely going to watch VII, hoping they didn't turn it into crap. Star Wars is one of my favorite universes. ^_^
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Snektron on December 07, 2015, 01:33:56 pm
I haven't seen 4-6 yet, but i defenitely want to see them :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DarkestEx on December 07, 2015, 02:02:36 pm
I won't go at all. I don't like Star wars at all and I am a 100% treckie.

Live long and prosper ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Juju on December 07, 2015, 04:40:13 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on December 07, 2015, 07:00:23 am
Wait, what was the Holiday Special? Was it some sort of spin-off or smaller movie? Or do you mean they'll air movies on TV during the next holidays?
The infamous Star Wars Holiday Special was an direct-to-TV movie that aired only once in 1979 (about a year after Episode IV) on CBS and CTV, it was so bad (more so bad it's good, actually) even George Lucas tried to destroy every copy of it after its airing.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: alexgt on December 07, 2015, 04:49:45 pm
I am definitely going to see it I just really hope Disney does not screw it up xD
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: ben_g on December 07, 2015, 05:54:55 pm
Would it be necessary to view all other movies to be able to follow this one? Star wars seems interesting, but I haven't watched any movie of it yet, and since the first movies are quite old iirc, it may be hard to get into.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: aeTIos on December 07, 2015, 05:57:07 pm
Quote from: ben_g on December 07, 2015, 05:54:55 pm
Would it be necessary to view all other movies to be able to follow this one? Star wars seems interesting, but I haven't watched any movie of it yet, and since the first movies are quite old iirc, it may be hard to get into.

Rest assured, the old movies are actually really good!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: p4nix on December 07, 2015, 06:47:59 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on December 05, 2015, 08:08:43 pm
One thing, though: At some point I want to rewatch the entire series thoroughly. Should I watch them from I to VII, I-III and IV-VII, skip III or a different order?


5 - 2 - 6 - 1 - 3 - 4. Or do every 6! possibilities and share the best :P
/me runs away fast
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Araidia on December 07, 2015, 07:01:21 pm
Comparing Star Wars and Star Treks is like comparing Pokemon to Digimon(take your pick)...
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: alexgt on December 07, 2015, 07:41:09 pm
Quote from: ben_g on December 07, 2015, 05:54:55 pm
Would it be necessary to view all other movies to be able to follow this one? Star wars seems interesting, but I haven't watched any movie of it yet, and since the first movies are quite old iirc, it may be hard to get into.

You haven't seen any star wars movies O.O

You have to see them before you see VII ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 12, 2015, 09:28:07 am
You will still enjoy this movie even if you didn't watch the others I think. It's just better to watch them all I think to know more about each characters, plus all of them are enjoyable IMHO, especially the old ones.

I personally watched I and II entirely, but the last time I watched the old ones was when I was kid so I forgot some stuff, and back then I was exposed to Star Trek more than Star Wars on TV. I recorded the old ones on VHS in 2002 but I mostly skimmed through them and I overwrote part of them due to running out of tape back then.

Also, if you have the chance, you should watch the old movies in their original unaltered version. Definitively a different experience and some people actually prefer those (aside from the crappy sound lol)
Quote from: Araidia on December 07, 2015, 07:01:21 pm
Comparing Star Wars and Star Treks is like comparing Pokemon to Digimon(take your pick)...

From what I could see, Star Trek is more exploration-oriented than Star Wars in general. Even the games are just exploration in general. Overall, not the same style anyway. They just can't be compared.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: alexgt on December 13, 2015, 07:31:28 am
Just watched ep 3 tonight (stupid Anakin <_<)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 15, 2015, 09:28:22 pm
So I checked online and learned that my local theater will show the movie one day ahead of the official release date, so I'll be able to watch it thursday instead of friday. w00t!

The $5 thursdays promotion will not apply for this movie, though.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Max Leiter on December 15, 2015, 09:35:05 pm
I'm going to the midnight showing... the night before my biology final. It's gonna be awesome :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 15, 2015, 10:04:22 pm
There's no midnight showings in my city D:. I guess it's only in big cities like New York and Montreal. The latest showtimes for this movie and most other movies are 10 PM.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 17, 2015, 10:37:52 pm
Ok so I'm going to the 7 PM showtime. I bought my ticket a few hours in advance because I was worried it would be sold out. Apparently the movie is very good because some people saw it already and enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: alexgt on December 18, 2015, 12:33:00 am
I can't wait to see it! no spoilers :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 18, 2015, 03:15:30 am
So I just came back from the movie theater and the movie is awesome. It seems closer in style to the old trilogy than the prequel trilogy did. Now I want to do a marathon, though :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Unicorn on December 18, 2015, 05:06:50 am
Glad to hear a good reveiw about it! I need to go with some friends on saturday I think.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: alexgt on December 18, 2015, 01:21:32 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on December 18, 2015, 03:15:30 am
So I just came back from the movie theater and the movie is awesome. It seems closer in style to the old trilogy than the prequel trilogy did. Now I want to do a marathon, though :P

Been watching all the movies for the past week, I think I can go Sunday.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 18, 2015, 05:21:45 pm
In any case, it seems that the consensus so far in general is that it's better than the prequel trilogy and it brings back the old style overall, while incorporating modern special effects among traditional effects.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Adriweb on December 18, 2015, 05:37:45 pm
Relevant (SPOILERS)

Spoiler: ShowHide
(https://i.imgur.com/m9FyFVd.png)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DarkestEx on December 18, 2015, 05:40:36 pm
Quote from: Adriweb on December 18, 2015, 05:37:45 pm
WATCH ME: ShowHide
(https://i.imgur.com/m9FyFVd.png)


Haha thats great!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: tr1p1ea on December 18, 2015, 09:23:53 pm
Hahaha that's pretty good, although a tiny bit inaccurate regarding some points.

Overall I thought it was ok, the point that the spoiler makes towards the end might actually have a great explanation ... but that remains to be seen.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 22, 2015, 10:18:18 pm
Lol awesome XD. It's true that both movies are similar, though. It seems like they tried very hard at bringing back the old movie style. :P

Seriously, though, after watching Episode VII it's hard to enjoy Episode I much. It's just too different. The pod race was kinda cool, though, and I recommend the Nintendo 64, Dreamcast or PC game Star Wars: Episode 1 Pod Racer :P


Also think twice before sharing spoilers to people IRL, especially if you live in USA O.O http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/75392951/us-death-threat-alleged-over-star-wars-spoiler
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: alexgt on December 23, 2015, 02:41:30 pm
O.O I wouldn't kill someone over spoilers xD

but seriously in the 4th movie when luke jumps off and vader tells him he is his father, why doesn't vader use the force to pull luke back up ???
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: c4ooo on December 26, 2015, 01:03:37 am
Spoiler: ShowHide

Just watched it, i am afraid to admit i liked the prequels better. Unlike Episode 7, the prequals had a mutch better/more interesting story, albeit one poorly directed/acted out <_< Episode 7 was just too cliche with the rebells having to blow up a third death star. Also han dies witch is like meh. There are somany questions also about the events that happened between 6 and 7, like how did han loose his ship, and how lukes lightsaber ended up with that weird alian women <_<
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 26, 2015, 05:27:13 pm
Keep in mind that spoilers tags don't work in Tapatalk ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: aeTIos on December 26, 2015, 06:32:07 pm
I'm going to star wars next monday! :walrii:
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 26, 2015, 08:58:47 pm
Cool, I hope you enjoy it. :)

Also I noticed that most stores here stopped selling DVD or Blu-Ray packages of the 6 movies and only sell 3 movies together.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: c4ooo on December 26, 2015, 09:05:09 pm
Ohh well, at least its better then blatantly stating that *** **** **** in my signature :P
Also dont take my rant seriously :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 12, 2016, 06:41:00 am
The thing with Episode 7 is that those who wrote the story and made the movie were pretty much walking on eggs. Episode 1 through 3 got a lot of backlash from fans, so instead of trying something new once again, they switched back to the old style, which inevitably resulted into a movie similar to Episode 4. I like the final result, though, but I can understand that some people might have liked more diversity.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: alexgt on January 12, 2016, 01:37:19 pm
Yeah, but I most disliked that George Lucas approved the Expanded Universe and Disney did nothing to continue what George wanted to happen. That is why I don't like the movie <_<
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: calcplays on January 12, 2016, 11:49:26 pm
I am not very familiar with the Expanded Universe. It seemed rather grand in scope. I really enjoyed Episode 7, though, and I imagine that what was released was at least as good as an adaptation of some already-published stories.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 23, 2017, 06:49:13 pm
So episode 8 will be "The Last Jedi".
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: tr1p1ea on January 23, 2017, 10:22:34 pm
I have a bad feeling about this ...
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Adriweb on January 23, 2017, 10:42:21 pm
Funny how discussions started on reddit already (of course), and one comment thread was about the fact that "Jedi" is also the plural form...
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: p2 on January 23, 2017, 11:06:37 pm
In Germany the word Jedi actually is both the plural and the singular form  :thumbsup:
Also Jedi Knight is the same as Knight ('Ritter') is the same in singular and plural as well  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Sorunome on January 23, 2017, 11:21:25 pm
Perhaps the tital was on purposed made with such a duplicate meaning :^)

inb4 we have clickbait movie titles...


The last Jedi. Number four will shock you!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Juju on January 24, 2017, 03:32:11 am
Quote from: Adriweb on January 23, 2017, 10:42:21 pm
Funny how discussions started on reddit already (of course), and one comment thread was about the fact that "Jedi" is also the plural form...
I also heard discussions in French on whether "Jedi" would be masculine or feminine: "Le dernier Jedi" (masculine form) or "La dernière Jedi" (feminine form) or even "Les derniers Jedi" (plural form), or why not "Les dernières Jedi" (plural + feminine form)? Some may also argue the masculine form can be used even though said Jedi would be a woman. Anyway, some languages have no gender-neutral form as in English (or the gender-neutral form is also the same as the masculine form), so I think they may as well translate this to something else completely, as countless movies did before.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 24, 2017, 05:45:24 am
Quote from: tr1p1ea on January 23, 2017, 10:22:34 pm
I have a bad feeling about this ...
Yeah same. I don't know if you mean in the same ways as me, but I hope it doesn't mean that Luke will die or something D:. Hopefully the title just means that one Jedi really stands out from the others or is just clickbait. Also in French, the 6th movie title was Le retour du Jedi, which is Return of the Jedi in its singular form.

Unless the French title was mistranslated (which I doubt would have been left as is, considering how they altered the original movies in their rereleases in 1997), then it was refering to one Jedi in particular. There was a Wikipedia page in French saying that the French title was Le Dernier Jedi, but the title is not official yet and the page has been deleted.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Streetwalrus on January 24, 2017, 03:12:10 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlX6lMn8zNU
:P

I hope it won't be like episode VII, which was great as a 2010's blockbuster, but really bad as a Star Wars movie. In comparison, Rogue One was fantastic.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 24, 2017, 04:20:28 pm
There was a fake Star Wars text crawl for Episode 8 on Facebook earlier that was basically the sentence "I hope Luke doesn't die." repeated over and over until the end. Also something strange is that the Star Wars logo for this film is red instead of yellow, so far O.O


Also yeah I loved Episode VII but Rogue One was definitively better.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: kotu on January 24, 2017, 07:48:28 pm
i haven't been to the cinema in 20 years and i'm not going until alien: covenant is out :p
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 24, 2017, 07:52:05 pm
Really? I know many people don't go to theaters very often, but the longest I didn't go to one was 2 years I think. Even then I usually wait for $6 movie nights
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: kotu on January 24, 2017, 07:52:45 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 24, 2017, 07:52:05 pm
Really?

yes
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: p2 on January 26, 2017, 11:29:11 am
I guess you use the internet then?  :thumbsup:
or are you really not watching any movies?  :ninja:
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Juju on February 18, 2017, 03:28:33 am
There you go, the French title came out, "Les Derniers Jedi", which, as I said a few posts above, is plural.

Jedi is the plural of Jedi confirmed.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 18, 2017, 03:30:10 am
Awesome. More than one makes me breath a sigh of relief.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Sorunome on February 18, 2017, 11:06:13 am
Quote from: Juju on February 18, 2017, 03:28:33 am
There you go, the French title came out, "Les Derniers Jedi", which, as I said a few posts above, is plural.

Jedi is the plural of Jedi confirmed.
In german Jedi is both plural and singular.....
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 18, 2017, 07:33:37 pm
Yeah in French too, kinda like most proper nouns (eg Les Plouffe instead of Les Plouffes). You can tell it's plural from the usage of "Les" instead of "Le", though, unlike in English where "The" is used for both plural and singular.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII, who's going?
Post by: Juju on February 18, 2017, 11:58:09 pm
In many languages such as French, Spanish and German, if the noun have the same form in gender and in number, the pronoun and the adjective are still conjugated, while it just doesn't happen in English.

Ars Technica (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/star-wars-the-last-jedi-its-definitely-plural/) explains it a bit here.