Sunday, December 20, 2015

Starry Eyed: Forced Awake... in 3D, no less!

Soldiers killing whole towns in search of a couple of rebels and their droid. This droid has some data the bad guys want BAD. A girl is captured by the bad guys, is questioned, but is able to resist for some unknown reason. Maybe she's someone's daughter?

Well, someone unexpected is someone's father, that's for sure.

Star Wars VII in 3D. The 3D was much better than the abomination I watched in the theater when they re-made Phantom Menace in 3D. My eyes were glued to the screen. The effects were superb. I found myself looking around the screen at all the detail; you could see the dirt on the windshields of the space craft and tell how far away it was from the interior.

The acting was a little better than standard Star Wars affect. The dialogue didn't seem so forced, but there were moments. The dialogue seemed to be written better. The actors weren't forced to deliver all of the information in the movie in direct fashion, like some bad anime.

The Lucas-era light-heartedness seemed to be replaced by a humor that was a little darker. There was very little physical comedy. I was kind of surprised Disney took it down the dark road. I guess it was because the dark-side managed to wrestle itself into dominance again.

Planetary explosions... multiple planets! Sinister sounding men with processed voice box growls and a fiery light-saber to match fiery personalities. Betrayal... Traitors...

Will the rebels thwart the tyrannical evil which has perched itself upon the high throne of power? There is a hope... an OLD hope. But if that fails... is there another?