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I mentioned my eye doctor appointment last week, and am now awaiting my new pair of glasses specifically for computer work. These will be tuned for the distance I sit from the monitor, and I expect that to be an improvement over my current pair. As some of you mentioned in the comments, the yellow tint you sometimes see on computer glasses is outdated, but these will have some sort of blue light filter in spite of the lenses being clear, which is also a theoretical advantage. I have to admit to a little disappointment at that, though, as I did think the yellow tint would be kind of cool (which is probably why some of them still come that way).

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62. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2016, 09:20 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 00:54:
As far as any movie goes, I just want a good believable story. In A New Hope, the story flows from character actions and motivations. It both makes sense to us and adheres to its own internal rules.

The Force Awakens largely flips that on its head: the story is pulling the character strings.
- Rey can fix anything, because the story needs her to.
- Rey is a master pilot, because the story needs her to be.
- Finn helps Poe escape, because the story needs him to (justified, but weakly so).
- Maz has Luke's lightsaber, because the story needs her to.
- Finn battles Ren, because the story needs him to.
- R2D2 wakes up, because the story needs it to.
And on and on. Rey's one-movie arc is basically Luke's three movie arc.

Agreed. I like to see heroes struggle and earn their achievements instead of being handed them because the runtime is at X and we need to get to Y. A character should be transformed over the course of a story instead of simply moving between set pieces. I thought that they didn't strike a good balance with Rey there.

It was still a good movie and I definitely enjoyed it but I expect a lot more out of the sequel now that they've demonstrated their respect for the original material and can experiment more.
 
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