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Comment Re:"Merely descriptive" not allowed. React will di (Score 1) 204

The biggest problem is actually not that they're trying to trademark the word, it's that they're already cozy with YouTube and are using whatever influence they have there to issue DMCA take downs with impunity. And the beauty of YouTube is that it's a private entity and can take down content for whatever reason it wants, for instance when one of their cronies who brings in a shit load of viewers doesn't like something.

Comment Re:Irony, thy name is Lucas (Score 1) 562

Yes, the Disney film was entirely an homage (read: flat-out-copy) of the first film. It took no risks, but what it did do is retell the first film for an entirely new generation. "Rebooting" is such a popular way to say "copy" today, if they'd just said "we're rebooting it because 2/3 of the source work from the original author we have as a foundation was utter crap" people would be arguing about that.

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Comment Re:Saw it in 3D IMAX last night (Score 1) 562

Also, I think there is something between him and Rey... he could have killed her when she was young, but didn't, and he seemed reluctant to really want to hurt her in the last battle scene.

You mean like how they're cousins? I'll eat my hat if she doesn't end up being Luke's daughter. Whether he knew about her or not, is up for debate.

Comment Re:And not a single crap was given that day (Score 1) 562

No, you see the characters are paper-thin because the writers didn't devote half an hour to each of their origin stories. How are you supposed to know the character's motivations for doing what they do unless the writers beat you over the head with it?

Further up, someone was complaining about Finn's motivation for running away from the First Order. It was his first deployment, he was watching his comrades massacre a bunch of civilians and he said, "Nope. I'm out." What the hell else do you need? Oh, I know, lets do it Lucas style:

First, we need an establishing scene where young Finn is abducted from his parents and taken away to a scary Nazi-like Stormtrooper School. We need the emotional impact of a child being taken away from his mother.

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Next, a scene with teenaged Finn having a conversation with his best friend at Stormtrooper School, Sven.

Finn: But why do we have to kill everyone all the time?
Sven: Because we're Stormtroopers, it's what we're made for.
Finn: But it's evil!
Sven: From our perspective anyone who gets in the way of the First Order is evil!

Finn turns from the camera, a look of consternation on his face.

Finn: One day I'll stop you from hurting innocents! I PROMISE!
Sven: Don't talk like that, you'll get decommissioned!

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Now we're ready for the scene on Jakku, and Finn's motivations sufficiently explained, we can happily understand why he decides to quit being one of the First Order's murderous thugs.

Comment Re:God I hate to say this, but (Score 1) 562

Can you please just cut to the chase and admit that you would have hated anything that dared call itself a Star Wars movie that wasn't part of your precious nostalgia? We get it, you're one of the True Star Wars fans, you've memorized every single line in episodes 4-6, you've got a room in your house converted to a shrine to Star Wars.

Nothing is ever going to live up to the perfection you've ascribed to the original trilogy in your nostalgia fueled fervor. Nothing will ever recapture the wonder and joy of your seeing the original trilogy as a child. But you're delusional if you expect the rest of us to believe in your little fantasy that the original movies were anything more than cheesy fun movies.

You can wallpaper over the flaws in the original movies all you want, just don't go spreading bullshit about the new ones.

Honestly, what the fuck did people expect from a god damned Star Wars movie? Was it a "safe" movie? Of course it was! Were you expecting some experimental art piece? GTFO with that shit. Jesus.

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