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>TFA's "original" planets
>generic desert planet (tatooine ripoff)
>generic cold planet (hoth ripoff)
>generic forest planet (yavin ripoff)

why can't JJ just make better planets?
lucas did it better
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>>64585247

>yfw lucas made pandora in 2005
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We'll probably see more adventurous planets as the series goes on. Episode 7 needed to play it safe to get everyone to buy in
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Because he don' give two fucks about Star Wars.
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>>64586021
it s literally worst than generic marvel movie
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>>64585247
The premise of TFA was Disney pulling the strings, fans have taken liberty to shit on the second trilogy at every turn, from the characters to the locations to writing. So they obliged the fans by using real world locations, props save for the occasional character, and better-ish writing. Disney wants the old fans to be happy with their product so they continue to buy it.
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I thought the idea of Jakku was cool, a planet that is a graveyard to a battle that happened years ago.
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>>64585247
He's not imaginative enough.

Don't forget you're dealing with a guy who basically re-made the original trilogy with Episode 7 after he re-made the Wrath of Khan.
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>>64586075
Critics and audiences disagree senpai
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>>64586178
>ad populum
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>>64585247
>m..m..m.muh world building!
Lmao Lucascucks are grasping at straws now, I'm sorry that JJ had better characters, dialogue, cinematography and coherency compared to the prequels. Lucas fags are literally on suicide watch right now
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>30 years after the original trilogy
>x-wings and tie fighters are still being used

at least in the prequel trilogy we got to see a lot of new vehicles but in TFA it's all the same as the OT
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>>64586216
Movies exist to be enjoyed by people. If people enjoy a movie then it is necessarily good.
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>>64586323
And none of them were as iconic as the vehicles in the original trilogy, in fact they were all pieces of crap design wise, made by the tons in order to sell toys.
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>>64586294
>opinions are facts
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>>64586323
Their galactic culture is millennia old. It's probably well past stagnation.
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>>64586345
>can't into grammer
reddit please go

>>64586357
>opinions are facts
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>>64586357
nice b8
the prequel trilogy had great vehicle designs
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>>64586366
>20 year gap
different vehicles

>30 year gap
same vehicles

ebin
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>>64586148
>a planet that is a graveyard to a battle that happened years ago.
Sort of a metaphor for the franchise at this point really.
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>>64586379
>grammer
>rammer
>ammer
>mmer
>mer
>er
>e

An hero
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>>64586428
damn...
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>>64585247
what other type of environment could you do though? i guess a swap planet would be cool but i can't think of any other types.
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>>64586401
Look at the difference in aircraft used in the 60s to the 80s and then look at the fact we're still using 80s tech, even 60s tech.

Get over it feggit.
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>>64586445
trolled softly

also,
>An hero
>A
not
>a

>captitalization without punctuation
iphone memester pls go
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>>64586464
Moorland. Tundra. Tropical.
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>>64586357

you're a faggot and your opinion can go eat dicks
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>>64586165
Ad made an alien movie tht was just ET with maybe some Alien mixed in
And made an island show that ripped off Lord of the Flies and The Island of Doctor Moreau. I swear, I've been saying this guy's an unoriginal hack for longer than /tv/ has.
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>>64586465
>the economy of a GFFA is comparable to ours.
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>>64585247
he wanted to emphasize practical effects, and it's very difficult to do the sort of environment Felucia has while also maintaining a reverence for sets and actual environments for the actors to interact with. You may disagree with that decision, but it's a legitimate reason.
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>>64586524
It's all relative, you spastic.
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>>64586552
compelling argument
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>>64586500
you're right anon, those huge spherical pods are fucking bitching
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>>64586530

Essentially this, people dont hate on the OT for having plainer planets than the PT.
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>>64586571
You're an idiot, and thus treated like one.
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>>64586582
Do not understand that the complaint is both that they're plain AND copies of OT planets.
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>>64586530
>You may disagree with that decision, but it's a legitimate reason.
Nostalgia is a legitimate reason for limiting where you'll let the story go? That's very un-Star Wars if you ask me.
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>>64586075
sure buddy
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>>64586599
>thus
lol ok kiddo
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>>64586634

You do realize that their is only a certain level of different climates and planetary types they can show the people can live on?

Hell if JJ had of set the third act on the original lava planet script yous would be just saying his rehashed Mustafar and Lucas

You cant win sometimes
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>>64585247
>generic forest planet (yavin ripoff)
Christ, they even copied the design of the base from Yavin, didn't they?
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>>64586650
>ad populum
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>>64586687
>Hell if JJ had of set the third act on the original lava planet script yous would be just saying his rehashed Mustafar and Lucas
It's really not thst hard to be creative.
Just fuck off.
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>>64586690
>ba bambolus
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>>64586659
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We haven't seen Planet Ireland in Star Wars before
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>>64586165

He didnt even write Into Darkness you jerk

>:(
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>>64586687
>Hell if JJ had of set the third act on the original lava planet script yous would be just saying his rehashed Mustafar
And it would be true. Are you saying that JJ actually had a Lava planet in the script before a rewrite? This is unbelievable. It must be a condition. I have never seen a creator so afraid of having their own ideas.
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>>64585247
I don't mind the planets, but they could have done better, yeah.

Like, Jakka could have easily been a junk world. And Starkiller Base could have easily been a landscape like the Moon. Maz Kanata could have easily had her place in an asteroid field or near a blackhole or something wild where only people like Han would go.

But they just played it safe.
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>>64586713
>It's really not thst hard to be creative.

The scene where the film arguably got its most creative on Hans freighter has been kicked to death, why the fuck would they bother now
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>>64586771

In Arndts original script the Starkiller base was on an imperial lava planet.
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>>64586814
No?
That scene was just trying to be GOTG.
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>>64586731
Yeah, that was nice. That was actually probably the first time I got the feeling of "freshness" about any of the locations in the movie, and it was at the very end.
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JJ made all the planets in TFA look like places on Earth, except for a few aliens.
Practical effects are better? Really?
Why are Maz and Snoke average looking mocap CGI then?
Then there is a totally shit CGI monster.
People listen to the official soundbytes and just accept them as facts.
All production techniques are valid if used wisely.
I genuinely cannot think of any environment or tech or alien in TFA which made me go "Wow!"
The environments mainly looked like Earth because they didn't tint them to emulate different sunlight and the trees/plants weren't alien enough.
The last scene looked like what it was. A scene filmed at a real location in Ireland.
The Star Wars universe never looked more parochial or banal that this.
Trying to make it look "real" = failure of the imagination
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>>64586883
bingo
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>>64586776
All of this!
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>>64586883

You could turn this criticisms exactly on the original films.

Endor looks exactly what is it filmed in the Redwood forests
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>>64586845
>In Arndts original script the Starkiller base was on an imperial lava planet.
That's somehow even worse with regards to it being a planet weapon. How would they even do the extensive mining operations required to carve out the side of a lava planet for the gun if THE SURFACE OF THE PLANET IS MOLTEN?
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>>64586853
Man, I wish they stole stuff from GOTG in TFA.

The place that was an old god's head getting mined was fucking cool.
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>>64586853
>That scene was just trying to be GOTG.
Tell that to Kanjiklub.
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>>64586949
>cloud city
>the ewok tree village
>mos eisley
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>>64586987

>DEL 'AT TE KANGIGLUB!
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>>64586960
I don't even like capeshit but the part of GOTG I watched was was way more creative than TFA.
the script was just as shit tho
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>>64586949
Sorry but you're an idiot.
Those films are pre CGI. They were highly original. They still feel more alien than a much more expensive film utilising much more advanced techniques.
You may despise the Ewoks, that goes without saying, but this old movie took a hell of a lot more time and effort to attempt to portray an alien society than anything in TFA.
TFA is a lazy copy which is afraid to do anything new.
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>>64585247
Because he wanted them to feel "real" in the sense boring real. This is what happens when you go to the opposite extreme of Lucas episode 2-3 "everything green screen bitches!"
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>galaxy with nearly infinite possibilities
>everything looks like earth
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Making Jakku a water planet and having it be like waterworld would've been cooler.
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Han Solo spinoff, where Han is not a smuggler will literally be a GotG ripoff.
Space rogue. Alien pals. Gang of misfits.
I will take a bet on this.
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>>64587112

You are an idiot, if you believe films didnt engage in fantastical locations before CG was commonplace.

What is set design? What are matte paintings?

The point is that the original movies and TFA now by extension were created in that the planets and worlds look real and therefore feel real to the audience.

You can claim they are plain and boring to look at, but I would rather take TFA planets over the sterile digital look that nearly every planet in the PT has, creative they might be but that still doesnt excuse they fact that they go against Star Wars original idea.
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>>64587141
The Skellig Michael one is the biggest offender.
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>>64587150
Evoking Waterworld would be pretty dangerous
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>>64587150
I could see Rey as a mariner.
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>>64586960
I liked that a lot too, but what really stuck with me was Ronan's ship. It was like a temple that flew. It would blast around on it's propulsion that looked so much cruder than the sleek Nova ships, and you just got the sense that it was something as ancient and ceremonial and symbolically important to Ronan and his position as the rest of his ensemble. A lot of the interior of it was real sets too, if you watch the behind the scenes.

I look at the new Star Wars, and there are no ship designs or sets that stand out to me really, because it's all just revamped OT stuff. The closest thing is Kylo Ren's design and lightsaber, but even those are just ok.
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Jakku could have been Hoth.
Rey living in a downed ATAT exactly the same.
No. Just a fem Luke but with a more tragic background. She is lonely and starving etc
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>>64587150
Making Jakku anything but Tatooine with more sand and less anythin else would've been cooler.
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>>64587068
>way more creative than TFA.
>the script was just as shit tho
Sort of like the Original Trilogy.
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>>64587195
Are you retarded?
Most of the enviroments in the OT were not just "earth".

see
>>64587035
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>>64587209
I look at the new Star Wars, and there are no designs or sets that stand out to me really.

FTFY
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>>64587195
Now you are just making up a different argument to your original.
Fuck off mate.
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>>64587229
'no'
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>>64587209
That was pretty much the Space Jockey's ship from Alien, just with more geometric forms and fewer giant vaginas.
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>>64586390
But it's true, the only design people remember is anakin podracer
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>>64587306
>lying on the internet
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>>64587306
Naboo starfighter was a great design
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>>64587232

>Hoth- Snow Planet
>Endor- Forest Planet with a few tree houses
>Asteroid- Just a cave
>Tatooine- Sand Planet recycled twice in ANH and ROTJ
>Yavin 4- Another forest planet with some Aztec type architecture
>Dagobah- Swamp planet

All earth based except Cloud City I will give you that
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Fog planet when?

Actually, now that I think about it, they've yet to shoot on Iceland for an alien planet yet. Iceland's been the go-to location for alien worlds in recent years.
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>>64585247
look at that! They're literally Kenner figures in some kid's backyard. "Buy us, kids! Buy us after movie"
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>>64586178
>plebs and manbabies enjoy capeshit and starshit

who knew
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>>64587287
Only in the fact that it had dark interiors. It doesn't look very HR Giger to me.
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>>64587373
I didn't say they weren't great or good, I said they weren't memorable (besides the podracer, that's it)
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>>64587595
>Be in 4chan
>Call normies manbabies
ok.jpg
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>>64586776
>Maz Kanata could have easily had her place in an asteroid field or near a blackhole or something wild where only people like Han would go.
Actually thought something like this. GotG, I think, showed that an easy way to make X location cool in a Space movie is to have X location in space. Jail in space, mining colony in a giant head in space, etc. Ancient seedy dive bar in space would have been great.
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>>64587662

4channarians aren't manchildren, they're neckbears, it's a completely different breed of animal
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>>64587632
What fucking idiot who doesn't hate the Naboo fighter design can't remember it? You are clutching at straws
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>>64587662
Don't speak to me pleb unless you have as fine of tastes as me
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>>64585247
All SW fans want is to be sold the original trilogy again because they're shit eaters. So that's what JJ did with TFA.
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>no new factions
>no new vehicles
>no new planets

Jesus, even when selling out, TFA still played it safe.
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>>64586294
>characters
redditors in space
>dialogue
reddit comments adapted to screen
>cinematography
edgy reddit-tier lighting
>coherency
reddit plot

Not even kidding, think about it.
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>>64586883
fucking this
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>>64586294

>better characters

You mean characters that were stolen directly from the EU and given new names to disguise the complete lack of originality present in the entire film?
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>no new ships
>just recolored x wings and tie fighters
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>>64585247
What videogame is this?
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>>64586401
You also realize that the galactic economy was completely fucked under sheev right?
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>>64588548

>implying 90% of the audience even knows of the EU
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>>64585247

When will you fags finally understand that the entire point of TFA was "we are back to real Star Wars, fuck prequels shit"?

They made it as OT as possible. To show the old fans that it's back to the roots.
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>>64586345
Go read a book on logic.
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>>64585247
>open topped troops transport
>open topped turret

PT retards will defend this.
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>>64588715
>implying Sheev's military-industrial complex policy didn't make the Empire's economy infinitely more efficient
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>>64588766
>we are back to real Star Wars,
>not even george lucas
lol
you otfags and only liking half the series.
i'll never understand you.
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>That ground texture

It literally looks like a video game
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>>64585247
the natural planets in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith looked worse than John Carter.

James Cameron did it better.
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>>64588838

IV and V were good because Lucas had little control over them.

VI was already shit because the autist had full control. SE was a joke.
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>>64588766
But there were numerous references to the prequels and Ewan McGregor even had a cameo.
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>>64586178
>>64586345
>>64586650

You are right

>>64586216
>>64586379
>>64586491
>>64586690

And you are wrong - yes, ad populum is exactly correct, and in this case it is perfectly valid because as that dude said, the value of a movie can only be measured by whether people like it - it then stands to reason that the more people that like a movie, the better it is (as much as you may seek to deny this point).

Therefore if more people like a movie it is necessarily better. What other measure are you going to propose for telling whether a movie is good? Any other standard is just arbitrary wank that you have pulled out of your ass, no matter what pseudo-intellectual bullshit you come up with to try and justify it ("ooh it's got good lighting", "ooh it's got good characterisation", "ooh it's got subtle forebearing and exquisite pacing", etc., ad nauseum).

Go stick a fucking carrot up your asses you pretentious pricks.
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>>64588840
It's blurry due to the camera movements, look at the plants too you dumbshit.
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There's fucking pine trees on the alien snow planet, seriously JJ has less than zero imagination
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>>64588990
>muh flags
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>>64589018
>ad populum is exactly correct
stopped reading there
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>>64589360
>muh ignoring of the FACT there are prequel references up to and including voice credit for Ewan Mcgregor.
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>>64588594
No they aren't recolored X-Wings and Tie Fighters..
They ARE X-Wings and Tie Fighters..
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>100% CG environments that were only in one scene each
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>>64589482
r u blind

>>64589502
>more is better
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>>64589295
The planets in the OT were a snow planet, forrest planet, desert planet and a swamp planet. So original am I right?
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>>64585247
That planet looks more Avatar than Avatar.
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>>64586357
>vehicles in the second trilogy were made to sell toys
>vehicles in the third trilogy were not changed to sell toys
You see, toys are key to all of this. It's like poetry.
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>>64586021
Buy into what? It's fucking Star Wars - he didn't need to play it safe. Abrams had an opportunity to have a film with depth and exposition and people still would've seen it. Fuck.
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>>64589528
>cloud city
durr
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>>64589580
This. It would have to be pretty intricate for people to shun it. Seeing they weren't bothered by space trade routes and senate politics.
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>>64588838
Lucas is literally shit. He created an interesting universe by accident, and then did his utmost to ruin it. Safe but functional movie > the prequels
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>>64589567
>BB-8
>not a blatant advertisment
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>>64589600

A city in the clouds?

What an original idea
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>>64589632
>Lucas is literally shit
>THX 1138
>American Graffitti
>shit

Also, American Graffitti was a HUGE hit.
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>>64589600
>One example out of one whole trilogy.
>TFA is only the first out of a trilogy.
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>>64588766
And that somehow excuses retreads of shit we've already seen?
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>>64586500
>hey I have an idea for a dropship: Let's build the entrance to the gunning pods on the outside, so that it's virtually impossible for any crewmember to reunit the gun in the unlikely event that the original gunner is killed while flying into a warzone front
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>>64585957

I'm sorry George...
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>>64589632
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>>64589675
They do that to let the fans know Star Wars is back and to introduce them to the characters. In the next two films the story will probably change a lot.
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>>64589670

>I will just forget Howard the Duck and Red Tails to prove my point :^)
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>>64589663
>>64589673
Are you retarded?
The problem with TFA is not the planets, it's that their pedestrian, it's that they are copies of OT worlds.
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>>64589715
STAR WARS DIDN'T READ TO RE INTRODUCES IN A DERIVATIVE AND BLAND WAY

DIE IN A FIRE YOU WHORE
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>>64589715
Still avoiding the point. How are they not able to be interesting with environments?

Seriously, what does "star wars is back" even mean? The only "prequel"-esque thing about them is the writing.
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>>64589740
>Lucas directed Howard the Duck and Red Tails
bravo memester

>>64589799
nice 1 my man
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>>64589740
>>64589632
>anime shitposter in charge of rebuttals
did anyone else feel like this casting choice was weird?
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>>64589447

Name 5 of them.
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>>64589975
Why?
I never said there were 5.
I said that it's an objective fact that there are multiple PT references, including Ewan.
I never claimed that there were five.
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>>64585247
>why can't JJ just make better planets?
lucas did it better

Are you fucking stupid? The planets are similar because they were designed be.

It's not that he couldn't throw in a new planet, it's that he didn't want to. The movie was supposed to be a ANH soft reboot for new fans.
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>>64590282
>it's shit on purpose
l o l
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>>64589975
>>64590158

Ewan was recorded for his lines in Rey's vision
Kylo mentions Snoke should consider a clone army (regarding Finn's betrayal)

were there any else? these were the only ones i caught
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>>64590324
The podracer flags.
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>>64590354
Oh right.

I think "Sith" was mentioned as well.
That title has been in use since 1976, but was never said onscreen until 1999.
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>>64587797
He is right, but the reason the new designs aren't as memorable is because we have had hundreds of films about starships in space since the original Star Wars movies. No movie will ever have the same impact on popular culture because things have changed, we aren't as easily surprised anymore.
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>>64592288
>but the reason the new designs aren't as memorable is because we have had hundreds of films about starships in space since the original Star Wars movies
>a shill on his last legs
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>>64589670
American Graffiti is a much better than all the Star Wars film actully. Surprised when self described Star wars nerds never watched it
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>>64592584
I own The Hidden Fortress and THX 1138.
Is American Graffitti as good and comfy as i've heard?
(pls no spoilers)
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