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What makes you go to see Star Wars in Cinema?

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by ReyErso5280, May 30, 2018.

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When you head to the Cinema what do you want from a Star Wars Film?

  1. New Worlds

    56.0%
  2. New Characters

    60.0%
  3. See old heroes

    44.0%
  4. Visit old planets from pervious films

    20.0%
  5. See Star Wars in a new way

    52.0%
  6. get that old "star wars" feeling back

    68.0%
  7. The Creatures and Aliens

    44.0%
  8. To see how all the stories possibly thread together

    60.0%
  9. Great Action/Battles/Fights

    60.0%
  10. Deep story points to make you question and think

    56.0%
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  1. ReyErso5280

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    So after taking a look at all the thoughts and comments after a short gap between the release of TLJ and Solo it got me thinking what does a star wars fan want to see when they go to the Cinema. There are no wrong answers here and certainly no judgements. More a curiosity. (also let me know if i missed something, i ran out of options for the tick boxes)
     
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    This is my stance on the matter - I see new films on a weekly basis, so it is 99.9% certain that I will show up to see the new SW film. With that in mind I want every new SW film (or every film in general) to show me something new, something interesting, something that makes me think and/or makes me entertained. That is my no. #1 wish. There are other thing like new locals, new characters, old characters presented in a new light, but I mostly seek newness.

    PS. A great idea for a thread.
     
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    I see Star Wars in theater because I know I will almost certainly like it. I have liked all the movies so far because of the new story elements they introduce.
     
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    It's hard for me to answer with anything less generic than: I'm passionate about the series. I enjoy visiting that world, want to know more about it, see more of it, so I guess I'll eat up everything they give me (not in the tie-in world, though, but I think we're talking about films only here). "Deep story points" is definitely a big one for me, because I love that mythological aspect of Star Wars. Those epic moments which make you feel like you're watching something really huge (RotJ throne room or Luke's last stand on Crait). I like when you can think about it, analyse on a deep level and perhaps relate to your own life. But, you know, Solo is not exactly that type of movie and I still love it.

    As for new vs old - I like both. I lean towards new, but getting the old from time to time is great (like Solo, old heroes in ST or old stuff from a new perspective in Rogue One). It is essential, however, for the new stuff to remain true to what George intended. There's room for new stuff, but no drastic reinventions.
     
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    Great thread.....interesting question for me, I think my answer to this has evolved as I have grown older.....

    The younger me would say "space battles, aliens, light sabers and blaster fights....."

    The "more experienced" me would say "finding more about the characters that had space battles, aliens, light sabers and blaster fights"....

    It is hard to put my finger on what has drawn me to SW for 41+ years......as my buddy @Ruralfarmboy would say "A good story, well told".....good vs evil.....underdogs victorious.....courage in the face of overwhelming odds.....visiting new planets, sweeping vistas......the best, most emotional, powerful movie scores ever, IMO......the sounds of a SW movie are unique and feel right to me (the sound of the Millenium Falcon engines, TIE fighters, blaster bolts, heck even the interior noise of the Millenium Falcon for example has so many nuances, ...)
     
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    I only go to the cinema to hang out with mates. If I wanted the best viewing experience I will watch it at home. We only really go to the big franchise movies now as that is what they are into. They are more events.

    I grew up watching most stuff on VCR because going to the cinema was too expensive and difficult. Because of that I have no great love of the cinema. I am more into the films and stories themselves, rather than the medium/technology I watch them on.
     
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    Good idea for a thread.

    It's evolved over the years. I wasn't that curious about the past, but I got it anyways in the PT. It went way off of my head canon, and though I was able to accept most of it, there were aspects that like many other fans just felt off.

    To me there was a dynamic in the OT that SW hasn't come close to reproduce. So the old characters have a lot of draw to me. Probably a reason why I'm not that big on the ST (I would have loved to see the OT3 back together for at least one scene).

    I like the different planets and ideas they could come up with. Different aliens and tech. I like the newness, but I like the old too. As much as I like the new, I like a certain familiarity to it, like the new thing comes from a logical progression. I like the adventure and new locales. I've never been huge on the Force, I feel more drawn to stories that the Force is more peripheral. I like the idea of spaceships and travelling through the stars.

    I guess to me I sort of insert myself into the story, try and live it along with the heroes. I like to feel the wonder of the new and exotic places. I like the moral questions, the family ties and friendships. The villains and their reasoning. I remember first watching the OT and trying to figure out how I would solve the issue of having to fight my father. Luke's solution was totally unexpected to me back then.
     
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    Probably for many of the reasons stated already.

    But also because of a sense of 'duty' and 'tradition'. I've seen them all at the cinema so far, and I want to make sure that I have that experience each time. And once it's gone, I might never get the chance again.

    Since TPM, it's been part of my tradition to see each film at least twice. First time to lift any weight of expectation, second to enjoy it for what it is. Not following that tradition might break some spell! (Technically I could say I've seen each of the OT movies twice as well, if you count going to see Special Editions all those years later).

    All of which reminds me - must go see Solo a second time very soon before it vanishes from theatres!
     
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    The first time I watched a Star Wars film was at a drive-in theater. I’ll never forget it. Best time in my life so yes I will always watch a Star Wars film in the theater simply because I love it and I’ve been a huge fan since ANH which is my favorite one.
     
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    great thread idea @ReyErso5280 ;)

    if i start ticking those boxes at the top.. i will tick all of them, which seems redundant lol.
    i will give a virtual tick to the super secret option 11.. 'nothing in particular.. it's Star Wars'

    the only 'thing' i want - is to be there opening night every time.

    i really am that easy to please :D
     
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    THIS. I love Star Wars, more or less, for all of the above. The option 'All of above' is needed. :D

    I like a good lightsaber battle, but also moral conundrums. I loved TLJ for defying my expectations and deepening of my favorite characters, but also greatly enjoyed Solo for a big dose of nostalgia. I may not love everything, but I choose to find something to like in everything. Prequels were never my favorite part of Star Wars, but I will always appreciate the big swings George made, expansion of worlds and Ewan McGregor. That's how I choose to consume my Star Wars (and try to live my life, less successfully sometimes). Seeing it in theater and sharing it with other fans is the best feeling in the world.
     
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    me too, apparently. : D
     
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    As a mid 80s baby, I never got to experience the OT in theaters, something that I can only dream was pure magic. My first SW experience in a theater was the Special Edition ANH in '97. I had of course seen the movie a hundred times before that, but seeing it on the big screen for the first time was a transcendent experience. Each new movie is a different experience, but they all have that same, breathtaking feel to them.

    To be honest, probably the biggest draw to seeing it in theaters is that I just need to see anything new in Star Wars immediately, so I guess that would fall under the "to see how the stories thread together" category the most. I'm absolutely at plan life around Star Wars movie release night levels and I can only imagine what pieces of my soul I would have to sacrifice if I missed out on an opening-night experience.

    While I love to see new movies, I don't get out to the theater as much as I'd like -- hardly ever really, and recently it's been "Star Wars or bust" for a trip to the cinema. So it really makes the whole experience doubly special for me, and seeing it on opening night with a packed house full of my fellow fans has just become my new standard. The way all that nervous-excited chatter of the previews immediately hushes once the Lucasfilm logo drops always makes me grin like a happy idiot.
     
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    I just want to be swept away on a great adventure.
    There has always been magic and expectations of magic after: "A long time ago..."

    I was too young to see the old trilogy in the theaters, but caught the special editions. I've sen the others at least two times in the theaters, except for TLJ, which I only saw once - not because I didn't like it - because my baby girl wouldn't let me

    Star Wars just has a special place in my heart and the movies all hold up for repeat viewings. Yes, even the prequels.
     
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    I go to cinemas because I have to. Not because I want to. When initially released, they only appear in cinemas.I would rather watch them at home.

    Instead, I have to sit in a large room filled with noisy strangers, sometimes who have loud coughs, sneezes and sniffles. The smell of popcorn is repulsive and disgusting. Then there's the annoyance of people talking. They also get up and shuffle sideways like a crab through the seats during the film to use the loo. And people playing with distracting phones while a film is being played.

    If I were Prime Minister of the UK, I will ban all popcorn from cinemas (its not an English tradition anyway), and have all wi-fi and mobile phone reception deactivated from the vicinity of the cinema/multiplex. There will be payphones* installed in the lobby for those who need to call someone.

    *payphones. (Ask a grown-up)
     
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    I enjoy the mystery, power, and heroism of the force. That the force is more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

    I love that there is always something new to explore. Heroes, masters, learners, and becomers.

    I enjoy the moral dilemmas without losing that good side is good, and the dark side aint.

    Epic confrontations, self, and enemy. Plus you cant beat a good light saber force duel.

    All of the above on your poll there.
     
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    For me it is getting that old Star Wars feeling back. Trying to recapture the magic of seeing A New Hope in the theater for the first time in August 1977. Of the magic of seeing The Empire Strikes Back. But I also love seeing new planets, the creatures and aliens (sorry but I think the aliens in the ST suck, and I'd like to see more of the old races like the Twi'leks, etc.). I also love, of course, the space battles, the lightsaber duels, the Jedi, the Sith.
     
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    None of these reasons are my reason.

    I go for the spectacle that is the crowd.
    To me, Star Wars is like my Rocky Horror Picture Show in that I go to the theater to experience the crowd and get caught up in that momentary hysteria.

    I don't go to theaters usually. I hate them because of the crowds.
    Star Wars is different. The circus of it all is part of it for me.

    That makes Star Wars special for me.
    It's a moment where my ornry pessimism drops and I enjoy the stupid chaos that is the mob of humanity experiencing the hysterics of a modern myth together.

    Cheers,
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