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Fast forward forty years and the system, output and control is dominated by people who just clone (remake/reboot/sequel), who have no love or care for the 'product' (Kathleen Kennedy, JJ Abrams, Iger, et cetra) and are mostly versed in marketing, launch, cost/benefit analysis and universes.
Audiences have responded by pouring a billion dollar into a system that forgoes good acting, a semblance of story and a sense of originality for franchising, sales technique and cliches presented as modernism. No, let's not forget theme parks and co-branding with burger chains and car dealerships.
Does anyone here think for one second JJ Abrams is a trekkie or fan of the force? That Kathleen Abrams has a clue what a Jedi is? That the regularly scheduled weekly gender switch film actually anything to do with originality and not because Hollywood studio execs actually do it as a matter of doing the routine? That any of this has to do with the love of film as opposed to cost projection analysis? Does anyone actually think it is a coincidence that every single super hero with super powers has become a comic and that children take their parents and watch them like they have attended a clown's comedy tour?
The Force Awakens is a nonsense piece of frizzled offal offered by cynical self-important offenders. Yet, the fault is not with the pathetic pushers. The fault is with the audiences who attend, watch and purchase a movie that is nothing more than this week's gender switch row on an accounting balance sheet complete with yet another death star that has the same flow as three death stars before it and a member of a clone troop squadron that looks nothing like the man he was cloned from.
It is time to go outdoors for a jog, to learn how to grind coffee at home or plant a tree in the backyard and nurture and tend to it until it fully grows. You know, doing useful and new things...
So it's the story of Episode IV without any twists.
What makes it worse are elements of fan fiction in the story telling, distracted (but not awful) acting from Leia, Rey and others and the computer-generated special effects which succeed to create a level of thrill to a story. Did we need this story and episode? At this level of amateurishness the answer is no.
After the painful sell out by George Lucas to the evil Disney empire we get this modern day cliche-laden standard issue gender switch reboot that will inspire a whole number of accounting departments to demand even more remakes and gender switch films with simplistic story lines. It's a sad movie where Star Wars becomes a simplistic and childish film where everything happens too easily for the ugly Mary Sue. Don't listen to the positive reviews by Disney contractors in India and The Philippines it's a sad attempt at bilking cash from morons.
That is all.
This movie will make you hate Disney, and remind you how terrible JJ Abrams is. If you actually like Star Wars you will demand Disney go the way of the VHS.
It is safe to say that J.J Abrams has fulfilled his mission in bringing back Star Wars to its former glory! Cannot wait for Episode 9!
Rating: 10 out of 10
This is the Worst Star Wars-related show so far
I hate every scene of this reboot, there is always a joke, it does bore even if it says "Star Wars." This remake is the reason why I don't drive to the cinemaanymore, it reflects the era very well unfortunately. I hope they cancel Star Wars and let it recover from the emarassment for years.
But she is one of the best pilots in the galaxy and can pilot a spaceship into space ... even better than its owner and master of many years.
Yup said girl can maneuver space ships in deep space no problem.
I guess she learnt deep galaxy space travel on the side when she was done for the day scavenging and dumpster diving.
Barf at Mary Sue and her bf director
Star Wars is dead (but we respect and cherish the old films, memories and legacy) and Jar Jar and his corporate raider buddies are still dragging around its corpse. Admit it, without ideas, vision or respect for Star Wars and its universe it is just a corpse.
It's done for and people who enable these corporate money traders by attending the showings are killing it for the universe.
I do want to say that the actors are not to blame. They are poor and untalented, but hey they need to put food on the table so I get it.
The only positive thing about The Force Dies A Boring Death is it will help me save $15 on tickets when the next forced sequel comes out. Respect yourself and boycott that crap.
JJ, shame on you. Money is not everything in this world.
What is the reason they remade it with a Battlefield Earth craft that decades later still has power and runs???
I hate trash remakes and especially those which themselves too seriously, and this one does just that. I will probably remember this gender switch reboot forever, because it was so bad, it can never be unseen.
At least next time get us a pretty girl instead of the angry chick with a chip on her shoulder.
Sorry JJ. McJob is calling.