Donald Dickson II
Not sure what movie you saw, but I have to disagree 100%. Of course it is dark. This is the Empire at its height. They have everyone under their thumb and are about to unleash a weapon that can destroy worlds in an instant. And it is being led by Tarkin, a man who makes Hitler look like a school yard bully. And Vader is his enforcer. How in the name of The Force could it NOT be dark? This whole movie is about the sacrfices made to get that one bit of information out that actually offers hope. Noting the line in the first movie (Episode 4) where she says we lost a lot of people getting this information. Or something to that effect. This the story of that one line. So please, quit with the it was too dark stuff. I was exactly the mood the story calls for.
The music was perfect! It set the mood exactly as it should have given the circumstances. And it was fantastic in 3D Imax. As for someone not knowing whats going on. The movie isnt really a stand alone story, BUT, its not like you HAVE to know the original story to understand whats going here. Its a clear story that is easy to follow. All of you harping on familiar characters are not getting it. This isnt Star Wars. As it clearly states in the title, its A STAR WARS STORY. A lot more than Han, Luke and Leia occupy the Star Wars reality. The only CGI they relied heavily on was Tarkin and Leia, and what choice did they have? Tarkin is an absolute necessity to the story, and Leia at the end is the last little thread that tie it right into episode 4.
I would also say that this is absolutely brilliant on Disneys part. Again, not sure what you guys are thinking here. This makes all those who have not seen the first movies more likely to go buy/rent them to watch now. This was a prequel that was done perfectly, unlike those 3 shit movies that were foisted off on us in the 90s. It stayed true to the stuff set down in the first movies. It filled in a major part of the story and answered a number of questions that have been around for decades. And every theater around here was sold out or near max capacity pretty much through this weekend. The Imax theatre I went to was sold out through yesterday when I bought my tickets over a week ago.
18. December 2016 at 19:10:34