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Top 20 great "Little" things from The Force Awakens

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by techsteveo, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. techsteveo

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    None of these are vital to the movie, but just great little moments that made this movie so enjoyable. In my opinion, these moments add to the charm and make TFA, "delightful" , as JJ would say.

    10. Clone Army Reference - Kylo referencing that maybe Snoke should use a Clone army shows he knows how to get under Hux's skin. Frenemies for life!

    9. "The Droid Stole a Freighter?" - Was this Kylo being funny? He sure seems to be making his First Order commander look stupid. Nice touch Kylo!

    8. Finn's Reaction when someone says they have to go back to Jakku - I LOVE this running joke about Jakku. Finn get's so frustrated when Rey says she has to go back to Jakku. When Han calls it a Junk Yard, he feels vindicated. Then later Han even is surprised Rey wants to go back to Jakku.

    7. Han's job offer - This exchange was classic. "I wouldn't be nice to you! It's doesn't pay very much!" Way to sell it Han. Rey's reaction was perfect. Just a great scene.

    6. The X-Wing with a "few surprises" - Poe's X-Wing on Jakku lowering it's ground turret and taking out troopers a la The Falcon in ESB. Great homage.

    5. BB-8's thumbs up - BB-8 has a ton of great moments, but I love that he mimics Finn's response with his own. Again, funny and executed perfect.

    4. Chewie gives Han his coat on Starkiller - Han leaves his coat in the entrance way and on their way out, Chewie picks it up off the ground and hands it to Han like "It's cold out there!"

    3. "Wasn't he a war hero?" - Chewie's reaction when Finn asked him if he was a war hero was priceless. Chewie was like "I guess so" or "he was okay". Classic Chewie.

    2. Rey Sneaking around Starkiller like Obi-Wan - They even put some of the musical notes from ANH when Rey is sneaking around and scaling the walls of Starkiller. Cool touch.

    1. Rey Eating at Maz's Castle - I loved how Rey has food in her hands as she's sitting with Maz, Finn and Han. Poor kid used to have to scavenge all day just to get a quarter portion. Eat up Rey!

    EDIT: After reading some of the responses below. I may need to change this to a Top 20 or more! There's a lot to appreciate in this film. One of my biggest fears was the movie wouldn't have the little things the OT had. The depth, the questions. They are all there in this movie.

    Okay, here's my other 10 making this a Top 20!

    11. Rey wearing the Rebel Helmet and the Rebel Pilot Doll - They say she made the doll when she was 10 years old in the Visual Dictionary. Also, the Rebel Pilot that wore the helmet's name was Dosmit Raeh. Probably how she got her name. I love when they connect the dictionary entries with cool scenes from the movie.

    12. Kylo stopping the blaster bolt - This is the first new force power we've seen executed like this. Kylo has a great ability to use his powers and do other things at the same time. Cool stuff.

    13. Poe's meeting with Kylo - "You talk first, I talk first?" It's hard to understand you with all the apparatus!" Poe is a wisecracking Top Gun even in the face of evil! This scene made me realize this movie would be different in a good way.

    14. Injured Chewie and Finn on the Falcon - Finn gets Lando-choked and BB-8 rolls away squeaking like a Mouse droid.

    15. Chewie's reaction to the "Chess" table being activated - More pure goodness from Chewie in his BEST movie to date.

    16. Sponge Bread! - I sure could use some blue milk to go with that sponge bread!

    17. Maz Kanata's Crush on Chewie - "Where's my boyfriend? I like that Wookie" I heard they did a lot of rewrites for Maz's castle. I think Maz was charming and I'd love to see her in the Han Solo Anthology Movie or even Rogue One.

    18. Stormtroopers 360. - Hearing Kylo's tantrum they decide to go back the other way. That scene always gets a laugh in the theater.

    19. What's your name? FN-2187. FN - Whaaaa? - Love Poe's reaction. I also love that Finn's name is the Princess Leia's cell number in ANH.

    20. We'll use the Force! - This whole exchange is done perfect. The "that's not how the force works" and "Oh really you're cold?" lines were delivered perfect by Ford. Without the humor, these scenes would have just been scene after scene of infiltrating a base.
     
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    Great moments, but you forgot the Rathatar making sweet love to the falcons cockpit.;) First rathatar in space and hyperspace.
    The scene that really caught my attention was Rey after her scavenger trip, sliding down the dune on a sled.
     
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    All great stuff! It's the little things.....
     
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    Everything about Chewie and Han was wonderful. "Oh, you're cold?" and then that coat moment made me guffaw.

    I'd add:

    - Leia and Han's first looks at each other. They conveyed so much in one silent look.
    - Han referring to Finn as "Big Deal".
    - Women doing things. The first person we see take up arms against the First Order is a woman, and there are numerous minor female speaking roles - both Resistance and First Order. It seems like a small thing, but it really opened up the galaxy.
     
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    I really love the introductory paragraph to that scene from the novel:


    "While Finn’s appetite had been sharpened by a trooper’s customary diet of synthsust, it was nothing compared to Rey’s. In spite of himself, he could only marvel at the amount of food the girl downed. It was as if she had never eaten real food in her life. Origins didn’t seem to matter, either. She grabbed and consumed examples of anything within reach without bothering to ascertain its genesis. Han also ate energetically, but he was considerably more decorous. Finn found himself envying the nearby spherical form of BB-8, for whom such messy organic calisthenics were merely an excuse to meditate on the superiority of mechanical life."



    It's just too bad about Phasma. An incompetent woman in a leadership position is just like the ones that my old man is always complaining about...
    Would have been better off keeping the First Order more gender biased.
     
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    All excellent moments, @techsteveo .

    I also liked the scene between Chewie and a nurse. "You were very brave" and Chewie is like "Now that you've mentioned it...". So very cute.

    And I noticed in Rey's AT-AT, just before we see her X-wing pilot doll, there is a dried flower in a cup. Just a small detail that she managed to preserve piece of beauty even on a junkyard like Jakku.
     
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    Oh my god, you just made me think of Rey at home with her Pilot's helmet eating her quarter portion. And the DOLL! I need to change this to a top 20!
     
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    Once you reach 20, I can change the title;).
     
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    I can suggest to add not just the freezing of the blast shot, but it unfreezing when Kylo leaves...
     
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    [​IMG] this little fella, production name "steelpecker"
     
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    How about that whole "just add water" bread thing...?
    I'm still trying to figure out how they filmed that in one take.


    The fact that they used working lightsabers on set:
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    I personally wasn't a big fan of the shot being frozen, it actually made me worried about the rest of the film, but then when it was unfrozen I reconciled with it and now it's one of my favorite force abilities.
     
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    I only noticed the unfreezing on the second viewing! But yes, the first time it did worry me a bit, but when we got to the "Do I talk first or you talk first? I talk first?" I relaxed...
     
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    I'm not a big fan of random new powers... but it was a pretty cool moment!
     
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    The sliding down from sand dune was cute, but... silly. We got the cute scene, but to create it we had to see a dumb girl who parked her speeder below, had to climb the dune and then slide down instead of parking her speeder next to the wreck or even inside it.

    My fav "cute little scenes":

    1. freezing a blaster shot
    2. freezing Rey
    3. "droid stole a freighter"
    4. BB8 rolling inside MF and using cables next time
    5. Rathar torn apart while jumping to hyperspace
    6. using crossguard as a weapon against Finn
    7. "you need a pilot/I need a pilot"
    8. "I'll tighter those restrains, you scavenger scum" or something like that
    9. BB8 rolling fast to Millenium Falcon
    10. sponge-bread.
    11. Rey using rebel helmet as a toy.
     
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    When Chewie is wounded, Finn searches something to patch up his wound and while searching, he pulls out that flying drone. The one that tested Luke's abilities when he first got on board the Falcon in ANH.

    Poe gives the map to BB8 and tells him "it will be alright" and goes off to fight the stormtroopers all alone. That was emotional, intense and exciting at the same time.
     
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    The Droid stole a freighter. The music, the officer scared to death, The way Kylo tilts his head when he says it....That entire scene... PRICELESS!
     
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    That reminds me...
    The Stormtroopers that change direction when they notice Kylo Ren's tantrum. That scene is great.
     
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    I really enjoy Maz first reaction to Han. "where's my boyfriend.....I like that wookie" I don't know why but I just loved that part.
     
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    Yeah I like that one to. All his tantrum scenes are good.
     
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