The biggest TFA problem - is lack of scene like this. Just silent, patient moments, when we can get much closer to the character.
When Rey is intoduced she doest say anything for a few minutes. She scavages a destroyers, rides down a sand hill (my favorite shot of the film i might add) and rides her floating motorcycle to town. And the score was actually decent too compared to the rest of the movie which i cant remember a single track that sticks out.
Well Jakku is kind of life that, the pacing isn't too fast. That totally vaporizes in the second act though.
The best example of how star wars had perfect pacing is the millennium falcon scenes where everyone is just chilling out and we learn about characters. Chewy plays chess with R2D2. We learn his ego has to be coddled like a child, we learn R2D2 is a winner, and we learn 3PO is a bitch. Luke and Obi Wan fuck with target practice. We learn about the force, and we learn han doesn't buy that shit and he contrasts luke's hopeful naive personality.
This would never be in a modern movie because the plot isn't advancing at all during this time, in a movie that already had a crawling pace in the first act where we watched robots fuck around in the desert.
How about the entire scene with her making food and going outside to eat?
>watches space ship
>puts on a helmet
Without a single word the movie tells you everything about her character, it's functionally the same at the Luke sunset shot. Shit, even right before the food stuff Rey is looking at a super old woman doing the same job as her and there's a shot of one setting sun as Rey drives home.
OP goes from saying there's no shots like this to anon agreeing that "once tfa gets going" they don't stop again. Well shit anon does that mean you're just gonna ignore shots like this before the movie "gets going"? Isn't this shot before ANH 'gets going'? What other long shots in ANH are you talking about? They might be there, just not coming to my memory right now.
The entire portion on Jakku from Rey's first appearance to her wearing the helmet was so good and so unlike the rest of the film that JJ was probably rolling in agony filming it.
>WHY AREN'T THE CAMERAS MOVING
>WHY AREN'T WE SHOOTING IN CLOSEUPS AND DUTCH ANGLES
>WHY ISN'T THE SCORE BOMBASTIC AND GENERIC
>WHERE'S THE BADLY CHOREOGRAPHED AND DULL ACTION
>WHERE'S THE QUIPS
>WHY ISN'T REY TALKING, HOW IS THE AUDIENCE SUPPOSED TO UNDERSTAND ANYTHING IF SHE ISN'T TALKING
>WHO CARES ABOUT SOME BORING SHIPWRECKS, THIS ISN'T ENOUGH OF A TATOOINE REHASH
>THE SUN SETS? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? ONE ENTIRE DAY PASSES WITHOUT AN EXPLOSION OR LENS FLARE?
>WHO CARES WHAT REY THINKS WHEN SHE SEES SOME DUMB OLD WOMAN, IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S GOING TO COME UP IN THE FILM EVER AGAIN
>WHY ISN'T THE BREAD SHE'S COOKING TURNING INTO SOME CGI MONSTER FOR A STUPID FIGHT SCENE
>CAN YOU SATURATE THE SAND MORE, I WANT TO RIP OFF FURY ROAD AS WELL AS A NEW HOPE
>WE GOT SIMON PEGG IN HERE, WHY ISN'T HE MAKING QUIPS? CAN HE AT LEAST FIGHT REY AND GET BLOWN UP?
the biggest problem is that its a bad rehash of a boring movie and it doesnt even have the only redeeming factor that all the rest had which was an incredible soundtrack.
Seriously what happened to mr williams? was it his fault or the editors?
It's to appeal to the ADD faggots that are everywhere these days thanks to iphones and shitty parenting.
>When's the action going to kick in, this movie's boring PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG PLASTIC BAG
>Abrams, who has already made sci-fi films such as "Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness", also cited American cult director Terrence Malick, known for "The Tree of Life" and "The Thin Red Line", as an important influence.
>"Malick (is) not a director you would normally think you'd ... go to for a 'Star Wars' movie and yet ... I don't know of a more profound and emotional filmmaker than Malick," he said.
>"It sounds very pretentious to say 'oh I'm inspired by this person, that person', it's more about ... seeing things that you can aspire to ... and where appropriate apply lessons that you're learning from them."
Could this cunt be any more of a hack?
I'm not clicking the link but if he really likened himself to Malick...
>The biggest prequels problem - is lack of scene like this. Just silent, patient moments, when we can get much closer to the character.
Fixed for you. TFA's pacing might be fast on account of the script being headed by Lawrence "Raiders of the Lost Ark" Kasdan, and yet TFA had plenty of little character moments that helped us relate to them and their struggles, unlike almost the entirety of Lucas's embarrassingly amateur bid for relevance after years of not being in the directors chair.
But feel free to continue deluding yourself on the prequels were good bandwagon, see you again 2017 when you'll be pretending that you knew what the the "plot holes" in Force Awakens actually were, that you liked Finn from the start and that you never called Rey a Marry Sue.
All better than TFA.
JJ is a hack, he can't afford to slow down his movies because if he does that, the fans will start thinking.
JJ does not want that to happen because his entire narrative collapses pretty quickly under mental scrutiny. So he moves from action sequence to action sequence with the bare minimum of slow dialogue.
This part of the movie actually gave me hope for the movie slowing down and being more thoughtful, I figured it would be a JJ fanwank flick after the opening sequence and unfortunately I was right.
Ever since I saw the film there was something about KANJIKLUB that bothered me, and I think I know what it is. That scene was so Disney Channel, it was like the perfect demographic focus group tested scene to sell toys for and endlessly replay clips of on the Disney channel