Summer is usually a time for Netflix to do a bit of an overhaul to their lineup, or release their new content, which makes sense. School is out, people take vacations, the majority of network shows are on their summer break…it’s a great time to fill some gaps. There’s actually quite a bit coming to Netflix this month, here’s just a few to cover:
The First 3 Jurassic Park Movies
If you’ve never seen at least the first one, watch it when it comes to Netflix June 1st. It’s a classic. The sequels don’t pack quite the same punch as the first, but they are still worth watching at least one. Pop some popcorn and enjoy the incredible T-Rex roars.
I was not shy in saying that there was only so much about The Force Awakens that I was willing to say with having only seen it once. And I don’t necessarily have to – there’s a lot of great reviews out there, I’m sure. I mean, it sounds like a couple of people have seen it by now…
Including one who wrote up a list of 40 plot holes that ran on Huffington Post which is notorious by now. I was avoiding reading this list, since I didn’t want to taint my future viewings of the film, you know? I was happy to see that fans were putting out responses against it.
That is, until I saw that a Comparative Geeks contributor, Patrick Sponaugle, was using this list of 40 plot points as a jumping-off point to discuss the film as a whole. In, you know, 7 blog posts. Because episode 7! Maybe!
These posts are a pretty great read, and I feel pretty good about the 40 plot holes now as well. There’s really more of some movie tropes, a couple plot troubles, and a lot of misunderstanding. But don’t take my word for it – I recommend Patrick’s!
A Disturbance in the Force (Awakens): Part 1
A Disturbance in The Force (Awakens): Part 2 – Finding Fault with Rey
A Disturbance in The Force (Awakens): Part 3 – Finding Fault with Finn
A Disturbance in The Force (Awakens): Part 4 – Finding Fault with Kylo Ren
A Disturbance in The Force (Awakens): Part 5 – Finding Fault With The First Order
A Disturbance in The Force (Awakens): Part 6 – Finding Fault with Rebels and Smugglers
A Disturbance in the Force (Awakens): Part 7 – You May Fire When Ready
Patrick’s next trick will likely be to get me excited for the next season of Game of Thrones… that might take some work…
Posted in Comparative Opinions, Fantasy, Movies, Rant, Science Fiction
Tagged contributors, plot holes, Recommendations, Review, Star Wars, Storytelling, The Force Awakens
From what we were seeing online, the Internet decided that there was to be no spoilers for Episode VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens until after January 1. We decided to stick with that – but it means it’s time we can talk about it.
But first, I am fascinated by the self-imposed statute of limitations that was placed on this movie. So often with the Internet, it feels like we have people racing in to spoil things – or else just casually mentioning things then laughing and saying “spoiler warning” after the fact. But when people really respect something – both in advance, and after seeing it – they seem to really protect the spoilers. Stop themselves. It happened before with Bioshock Infinite, and it happened with Star Wars.
We got the chance to get to the theaters and see it once, and sadly probably won’t catch it a second time until it’s out to rent. And like us, lots of people got to see the movie over a period of time over the holidays. Tickets went on sale crazy in advance, so that’s just how that goes. But unlike us, I’m thinking a lot of people have gotten to see it multiple times by now – given it’s broken so many records and made so much money so far.
But that’s why I say first impression – because this is just some of my first thoughts, as I slog through all the hype, all the excitement and anticipation, and while I really want more viewings to form a more solid opinion.
Posted in Fantasy, Movies, Nostalgia, Science Fiction
Tagged Chewbacca, Finn, Han Solo, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Rey, Spoilers, Star Wars, Statute of Limitations, The Force Awakens