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The Force Awakens - spoiler free review

Cut to the chase and no spoilers: it's good.
I'd be lying if I said it was perfect, but goddamn it, I loved huge parts of it. I really want to talk more but can't without spoiling.
Chewie, we're home.

What it gets right:
- The look: I'm on record as hating JJ, but damn, dude can shoot. By a country mile, the best looking SW film in every way (apart from one dodgy CGI creation)
- The score: JW nails it. Not as overblown as the prequels but building just enough on the originals. If he doesn't get an oscar for this, there's no justice.
- The characters: Fin, Ray and Kylo are solid additions and Han, Chewie and Leia feel like natural extensions of themselves.
- The action: I had genuine moments of "that was f#$king awesome".
- The dialogue: thank every god you've ever prayed to, the nightmare of the prequels is over. There's genuine wit and pathos here.

What it gets wrong:
- The pacing: A New Hope had a near perfect interest curve, but TFA feels like it takes too long to get going.
- Originality: hard to say without spoiling, but there are some pretty familiar story beats here.

I want to talk more about this, but really don't want to spoil. The highest compliment I can pay it is that, for a few hours, I was a kid again.

JJ, I forgive you for Star Trek.

Fuck #gamergate

Been a long time coming, but I've had all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more.

If you are a part of #gamergate, YOU ARE WHAT'S WRONG WITH GAMING.

I've been playing computer games for nearly 30 years. They are THE new artistic medium, and if you don't accept that you are the Luddite screaming that these new fanged moving pictures are the devil.

But I am ashamed to be even tangentially associated with this now. What the fuck is wrong with you people?

Sweet monkey Jesus, how are death threats the LOW END of your misogyny?

So frankly, fuck you all. I am more than happy to label myself an "SJW" (in the twisted bizarro world we inhabit where "Social Justice" is a pejorative), and quite frankly, if you want to threaten someone with death, rape, or worse? You're a fucking coward.

But the saddest part is the affirmation form Utah State that the second amendment trumps the First.

TL;DR fuck misogynist gamer gate assholes.
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