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    Default Star Wars Force Awakens: Rey's family heritage

    Alright, so I finally went ahead (after everyone else) and saw the movie.
    I think the acting was excellent. The directing was... Well... Coulda been better.
    J.J. Abrams... What can you expect.
    But over-all, it was a good movie.
    Some questions about how often Storm Troopers decide to quit and then, unabashed, go on a killing spree of their former co-workers after part of his issues stemmed from seeing a storm trooper killed in his first battle but... Directed by J.J. Abrams. Again, he doesn't waste his time on petty things like Plot very much.
    The mystery of Kylo Ren was solved pretty readily; he was not a sith. How it is that a couple of untrained yokels could best him in a saber duel makes more sense if he's not a trained sith. In spite of the fact that this guy could do things Vader could not. Freeze a blaster charge in mid-air and effectively hold it there while using his mind for other things... invade peoples thoughts with the force... yet, not a sith, just a kid trying to live up to Granddaddy's powerful rule as Darth Vader.
    But Rey: Who is her family? Is she a descendant of Kenobi? Or Skywalker?
    When she finds the Lightsaber at Maz's waterin' hole, she hears the voices of Both the old and young Obi Wan Kenobi's. She also hears Luke and Yoda. Maz looks at her and mentions the saber was Anakins and it called to Luke and now it calls to her. She looks into her eyes and asks, are they Lukes eyes?Yet, Abrams said that her parents were not in the movie. Perhaps she is a Skywalker but not Lukes child- but I am hedging my bets she's either a Kenobi or a Skywalker.

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    Yeah I agree, the acting was good, the directing hmmm... well as you mentioned the plots and some of the details could have been more consistent. I guess we may find out in the next movie who Rey's parents are, at the mo it keeps us second guessing. Overall I enjoyed the movie, I'm a big Starwars fan.

    Maybe she was born from the force like Anakin.
    Much like in the bible with the Virgin Mary and Jesus, Anakin had no father so to speak. His mother's conception resulting from the actual force its self. Personally I would prefer it if she turns out to be Luke's daughter. I think that because Anakin was "special" it would be fitting that his descendants do actually bring balance to the force.

    I like the fairy tale scifi nature of Starwars, I think this is what appeals to me so much. I hope that they keep that theme throughout any further films they make.
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    Love STAR WARS. . . I could watch any of them again for the um-tenth time .. . .except THE Force Awakens. I don't care to see it again. I was disappointed, There were no JEDI, No clever use of the force, The only one who had the force didn't even know she had it. The saber battles were more like jousting matches. Princess Leia did not seem up to her role. I've Read so many good star wars books, with the awesome amount of stories to draw from, the incredible characters and the backrounds they came from, I expected so much more. I hope they will raise the bar to the Lucas level. . . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hawkins View Post
    Love STAR WARS. . . I could watch any of them again for the um-tenth time .. . .except THE Force Awakens. I don't care to see it again. I was disappointed, There were no JEDI, No clever use of the force, The only one who had the force didn't even know she had it. The saber battles were more like jousting matches. Princess Leia did not seem up to her role. I've Read so many good star wars books, with the awesome amount of stories to draw from, the incredible characters and the backrounds they came from, I expected so much more. I hope they will raise the bar to the Lucas level. . . . . . .
    It is true that Disney Direction vs. LucasFilm is a stark difference.
    But as far as the storyline goes, it makes sense that there were no Jedi. Anakin Skywalker had a job to do, you know.

    I was disappointed when I saw it in the theater as well. The light saber duels seemed absurd and that the Untrained people beat the villain bothered me.
    Until I learned that Kylo Ren was as untrained as they were. The movie not only left that fact unclear, it misleads you into thinking he was a fully trained sith. With his incredible Force powers, stopping blaster bolts in their tracks (Something even Dark Vader never was seen to do in canon), and his wicked looking saber, his clear position of authority, it leads the viewer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    It is true that Disney Direction vs. LucasFilm is a stark difference.
    But as far as the storyline goes, it makes sense that there were no Jedi. Anakin Skywalker had a job to do, you know.

    I was disappointed when I saw it in the theater as well. The light saber duels seemed absurd and that the Untrained people beat the villain bothered me.
    Until I learned that Kylo Ren was as untrained as they were. The movie not only left that fact unclear, it misleads you into thinking he was a fully trained sith. With his incredible Force powers, stopping blaster bolts in their tracks (Something even Dark Vader never was seen to do in canon), and his wicked looking saber, his clear position of authority, it leads the viewer.
    Yes the story line was misleading, or rather the characters, maybe deliberately so.
    Its interesting that both Kylo and Rey are both have strong powers with the force. It would make sense that Kylo has more proficient skills as he had started training with Luke and one would assume he continued to dabble with his powers with no supervision or formal training from a master after Luke had left. This would explain his abilities and also his lack of skills with the light sabre. Rey on the other hand had no idea she was capable of using the force and relied solely on her inner feelings. The fact that she is potentially extremely powerful in the force is very apparent and this I believe aided her in the battle with Kylo. But also remember Kylo was wounded after he had been struck by a laser blast from Chewie!

    I assume based on how the film ended Kylo will continue his training with the sith lord and Rey will begin her training with Luke. This will take the story back down a similar path to the original where Luke faced his father Darth Vader.

    I was disappointed in Leia's role also, I felt it was an empty performance (probably not well written, with not much of a storyline). Afterall she was also potentially proficient with the force yet only briefly touched on this when Han was killed.

    Oh, Darth Vader was able to stop a laser blaster, though he did not stop it mid flight, but rather absorbed it by using his hand as a shield.

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