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War  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your favorite (or most looked forward to) movie of 2015?

Without a second thought the new Star Wars. I wasn't alive when they first came out all those years ago, but my parents introduced me to the world when I was really really young. I'm really stoked. With George Lucas having very little to do with these new movies I'm at least a bit hopeful that this one will really revitalize the franchise for future generations to come.

thenewgreen  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have a four year old daughter. It was hard to potty train her. I told her that Luke couldn't become a Jedi until he pooped on the potty. She asked, "when he pooped on the potty, then did he get his light saber?" I said, "yes."

One day, I'm working downstairs and I hear, "daddy, daddy, come quick...."

I ran up the stairs and saw her sitting on the toilet. She had successfully pooped. It was a big deal. Without skipping a beat she looked up at me and asked, "so, where is my light saber?"

I have a cool kid.

I hauled ass to Target and bought her a light saber. It's actually pretty cool, it lights up and has sound effects.

Every night I tell her bed time stories that revolve around the star wars universe. being a dad is awesome.


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thenewgreen  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like that you have a light saber. That immediately makes you alright in my book.

War  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

May I start with you sound like an awesome dad. It reminds me of when my father introduced me to the Star Wars. We used to recreate the destruction of the death star with poorly constructed pillow X-Wings. I really hope these new Star Wars movies allow me to share these moments with my children whenever I have them.

ll_drool_j  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You sound like an awesome dad who raised an equally awesome daughter!

user-inactivated  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's so awesome! Your daughter is awesome!

I'm quite a way off kids (if I have things my way...), but I hope it's as fun as this when it eventually does happen!

user-inactivated  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think Star Wars will end up being the movie of the year, sales wise. It's a massive franchise with just as massive of a fan base that spans multiple generations. The movie will literally sell tickets on title alone. If it's even half as good as I hope it will be, I'll leave the theater satisfied.

The best movie I've seen yet though is Mad Max: Fury Road. I'm not going to lie. The trailer didn't make it seem like anything special, but people would not stop talking about it on the internet. So I gave it a shot. Then I went back two more times. It was absolutely phenomenal. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a movie so much.

War  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree on both counts with you. Star Wars has a lot of support behind it that honestly even if the movie was awful it is still going to make more money than most movies out in 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road was unbelievable as well. I couldn't tell you why I loved it because I just loved the entire movie. I mean the characters were deep enough to care about, but not too deep that it took away from the action or scope of the movie. The imagery was just gorgeous and it was a freakin' desert! I really hope they keep the franchise on track because they have a lot to work with.

user-inactivated  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh I agree with how beautiful it looked. Every single frame could have been its own painting. The color pallets were great. The composition was great. The whole movie though just fell together perfectly, from the pacing, to the dialog, to the actual story. I have to say though, that my absolute favorite bit about the whole movie was the evolution of Nux's character. It was poetic.

War  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think my favorite part of the movie was Max himself. The mysteriousness of his fears, and hallucinations hooked me. I found myself imagining what it would be like to deeply regret something in that setting. To have every thought or feeling intensified by the screaming and roaring of madness. After watching the movie I felt compelled to watch the original Mad Max movies. I still haven't done that yet, but I've been trying to haha.

user-inactivated  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The first two were good. Beyond the Thunderdome felt lacking in my opinion.

Interesting fact, in case you don't know, Hugh Keays-Byrne who played Immorten Joe in Fury Road also played as Toecutter in the original Mad Max.

Scorpio  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Same here. I remember so vividly the day my parents took me to go see Revenge of the Sith. It was a good day. I used to sit and watch the original trilogy so much. But I would always pick just one to watch a BUNCH of times. And I'm gonna be honest, I actually enjoyed the prequels and I feel like they get too much hate, but maybe that's just me.