The first time I saw the film, I was a bit disappointed. I found the plot unoriginal, Kylo Ren disappointing, and the dialogue dull. I was disappointed that this was only a good film, not a great one.

Then I saw it again.

Many of my views changed. Like I said when I first viewed the film, I was disappointed in the seemingly weak primary antagonist Kylo Ren. But now that I have seen the film more than once, it is clear to me that Kylo Ren' character is not meant to be the simple villain Darth Vader was in the first two films of the original trilogy. I feel he is meant to mirror the complete character of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Kind of a strange conglomeration of the two (almost different) lives The Chosen One led. There is the Darth Vader side of Ren, with the mask, the scarred and scheming master, the exiled former master, calculating, demanding, fearsome, and powerful. There is the Anakin Skywalker side of him that is impatient, headstrong, fearsome, powerful, yet unable to completely control his emotions and pulled toward to opposite "side" of the force. (You know, sometimes I think Vader was a better Jedi than Anakin Skywalker.) This inability to control his emotions, his impatience, and stubborness are what lead to his weakening and defeat in the third act.

When Kylo Ren kills Han Solo, I believe he does not expect to feel grief, which is exactly what I believe he feels. It is this grief that overwhelms Ren long enough for Chewie to squeeze off a round and wound him. Throughout the film we are being told how powerful Chewie's bowcaster is -at one point we see it send a stormtrooper flying- and with this in mind we can draw the conclusion that Ren is seriously wounded and that he was alert and powerful enough to slow the blasterbolt enough to keep him from flying off that catwalk and tumbling to his death Palpatine style. In his impatience and stubbornness, he hastily chooses to pursue Finn and Rey in a weakened state. He is able to summon enough strength through the pain of the wound to defeat Finn (though not before he suffers another injury) however, the combination of his wounds and the fatigue from battle sap his strength enough that a Force sensitive (and in my opinion a Force-guided) Rey is able to gain the upper hand. (Interestingly enough, it seems the traits of Anakin Skywalker are to blame for his defeat rather the traits of Darth Vader). I would like to see one of you folks fight off two young able-bodied and skillful fighters after being shot in the side by a particularly powerful rifle! Anyway, when I thought about all of this, I found myself impressed by Kylo Ren, rather than disappointed.

As for the plot, I have come to believe that it was designed as an allegory for the entire original trilogy, not merely A New Hope Redux. The dialogue I have forgiven because children and people who are not as "demanding" and "nitpicky" as I am have to be able to enjoy them film too.

I believe it to be one of the best Star Wars films made, although I hope the sequel will be good enough for Best Picture. Maybe?


(2 replies, posted in Serious Geeking)

So lately, I've been watching a lot of movies (Everything from The Longest Day (1962) to Avengers: Age of Ultron)  and reading/watching a lot of film criticisms and reviews. In my quest for movie knowledge I stumbled upon a little show called "Movie Fights". I've become a loyal viewer of this show. In the episode I was watching most recently, the guests of the show received challenge that I thought would be fun for my fellow BFFC members to participate in. That challenge was: Pitch your Boba Fett spinoff movie!
Tell us about the plot, who you'd cast as Boba, who you'd want to direct, and/or produce your dream Boba Fett movie. Tell us anything and everything!


(10 replies, posted in Bounty Hunters)

I must say that I am glad that all the Mandalorian lore from the old Star Wars canon doesn't seem to have been scrapped. Seeing this character--and the series as a whole--makes me feel optimistic about the future of the Star Wars Universe.


(62 replies, posted in Serious Geeking)

Really? On my screen the date says 2015 next to his message. I normally don't reply to anything that old...


(62 replies, posted in Serious Geeking)

I play on the server Ebon Hawk, I believe its a RP server. I do not currently have any bounty hunter class characters though. I have a Imperial Agent and a Soldier.


(62 replies, posted in Serious Geeking)

I know its been almost three years, but I want to revive this topic for a couple of reasons.
1. I know that the game is still being played and has recently received some rather massive updates and changes.
2. I feel like this thread would be a great place to share the names of characters other BFFC members have if they wish to work together in-game. I know that I have PLENTY of trouble defeating bosses.

As of today, only 300 days remain until the film is released (baring some unforeseen complication).

Seeing the Millennium Falcon in full HD in the trailer was awesome and has me interested in how sharp the CGI will be in this film. I cannot wait to meet the new characters and catch up with the older ones. I worry, like I am sure most fans of the franchise do, about the quality of these next films. I hope Abrams will not repeat the mistakes of Lucas in Attack of the Clones and The Phantom Menace. I have faith for now, though, and hopefully it won't be lost.


(5 replies, posted in Fans)

Whatever happened to the email service, Aaron? I don't remember anything about it.


(4 replies, posted in Creative)

I have not, but my brother has repeatedly. Many of the diagrams can be used for multiple characters. My brother made me an Obi-Wan folding from the directions for another character in his book. He tried to make a Boba Fett one, But he couldn't manage it on his own.

I'm no scientist, but I don't think its too "out there" to say that origami might be good for children as far as development goes.


(4 replies, posted in Creative)

My brother loves these books and from what I have read of them author Tom Angleberger does a excellent job of writing in such a way that compels the kids reading them to turn the page.

I managed to find some other links:

I also found this book that has some diagrams in it.


(2 replies, posted in Fans)

It's good to be back, Sir.


(636 replies, posted in Fans)

Though I set the tone to this topic, I feel that I was going about doing the right thing in the wrong way. I apologize if I have offended any of my fellow fans with this thread thus far.
I hope to continue evangelizing here in a less zealous way.
What damage I have done, I pray to undo.
I would very much like to expand this thread's topic to include general questions about Christianity.
Or any other religion or belief, though my knowledge of theology is someone confined to Christianity. I do feel I can help shed some light on any religious matter. If I don't know the answer, I will find it. I enjoy attaining knowledge.

So ask away, if any do so please.


(2 replies, posted in Fans)

With hope, I will be able to devote more time back the BFFC. I've missed you all.

I feel that I have changed quite bit while I have been away from the boards. A change for the better, I do believe.

As I reviewed my posts on this message board, I realized how much you guys had to tolerate from me - a tactless, evangelistic, ADHD, southern boy. I will not lie, I am embarrassed. However, you will be happy to know that I return as bold as I was before, just a little wiser. Hopefully.

I return liberalized. Yes, the once staunch conservative is now a bleeding-heart. I have been transformed. My eyes opened. I am something of black sheep, now. My home being in the Heart of red Dixie.

While many of my "political" views have changed, rest assured, I am still as devout a Christian as ever. I have studied theology of my religion and its many doctrines. Through this study, my eyes again were opened. I am currently in the process of converting from the Christian denomination of Southern Baptism to the Christian denomination of the Episcopal Church.

I am also a high school graduate now, as much as that means. I have plans to attend college in the Fall, starting down the road who's destination will be a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Wish me luck.

I pray that God allows me time for the boards again. I have missed them sore.


(12 replies, posted in Fans)

Yall will have to forgive me for dropping the ball on this, My laptop screen busted and I just recently saved up enough to get a new screen  and fix my laptop.


(12 replies, posted in Fans)

Yeah...I am not confidant that any of them have the necessary charisma to get votes from the Democrats or the votes of President Obama's supporters.


(12 replies, posted in Fans)

Sorry about the delay in posting results, several primaries were held sense I last posted and much has happened.

Rick Perry has dropped out, leaving only:

Romney   Delegates: 123
Santorum Delegates: 72
Gingrich   Delegates: 32
Paul          Delegates: 19

Santorum won the Missouri primary, but in that primary nobody gets any delegates.

McCoy, I'm just doing the Republican Primaries at this point because it is pretty obvious that President Obama is going to be running for president again.


(3 replies, posted in Fans)

Yeah, They really busted their tails do making this game.


(12 replies, posted in Fans)

Thanks, sir. I'll get the South Carolina primary results posted soon.


(12 replies, posted in Fans)

Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the race and endorsed Mitt Romney.


(12 replies, posted in Fans)

Mitt Romney wins the New Hampshire Primary with 7 Delegates and 39.3% of the votes.

Ron Paul comes in second with 3 Delegates and 22.9% of the votes.

Jon Huntsman comes in third with 2 delegates and 16.9% of the votes.

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum tie for 4th with 0 delegates and 9.4% of the votes.

Mitt Romney is leading the race right now with 20 total Delegates.
(13 from Iowa & 7 from New Hampshire)

Rick Santorum is in second with 12 total Delegates.
(12 from Iowa & 0 from New Hampshire)

Ron Paul is in third with 3 total Delegates.
(0 from Iowa & 3 from New Hampshire)

Jon Huntsman is in fourth with 2 total Delegates.
(0 from Iowa & 2 from New Hampshire)

Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are in 5th without and delegates.

As of now there are 2,286 Delegates that are at stake.

It takes only 1,144 to win nomination.

The next primary is in South Carolina.

Here is a graphic organizer for the info I just gave you.


(12 replies, posted in Fans)

As many of you know, this year is election year for the highly esteemed office of President of the United States of America. This November, the American people will be asked to choose, either to reelect President Obama or to replace him with another candidate. (Who has yet to be decided)

As of now, 9 Jan 12, the GOP nominees (of note) are:

Mitt Romney- Former Governor of Massachusetts

Rick Santorum- Former US Senator from Pennsylvania

Ron Paul M.D.- U.S. Representative from the State of Texas

Newt Gingrich- Former Speaker of the House

Rick Perry- Current Governor of Texas

Jon Huntsman- Former Governor of Utah and Ambassador to China

Who would make the better president?


(3 replies, posted in Fans)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has got to be the best game I have played sence The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Thoughts on Skyrim anybody?


(2 replies, posted in Fans)

Thanks, Sir


(2 replies, posted in Fans)

Hi fellas. I have returned. I just wanna remind everybody to take time out of your day you say "thanks" to the Vets tomorrow. They deserve it.


(4 replies, posted in Role Playing)

In my opinion they are pretty much equal. Carth belly-aches a little too much but his gun slinging abilities make up for it.