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****SPOILER-FREE impressions of: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS -

Okay, so, I thought it was a mediocre movie, at best, aggravatingly derivative to the point of merely being a rip-off of a better film (which is becoming JJ Abrams' creative raison d'être). The special effects are spectacular, but this is to be expected. However, the characters are essentially hollow, relying too heavily on follow-up installments to be properly fleshed out, as well as on the history laid out by the archetypal heroes and villains from 1977. Basically, this movie is too much of a love letter to the film we all really love so much more, squandering the chance to tell a genuinely new story (Sound familiar? See: Abrams' Star Trek films). And its monumental success is clearly attributable to that greater love (as well as being a desperately-needed palate-cleanser for the Prequel Trilogy).
Overall, it's a fun flick that, at times, resembles the goofy kiddie kitsch which Lucas fashioned for television (those insufferable Ewok movies). And there are curious lapses in internal logic (Since when can folks call up and talk to starships in the middle of a hyperspace jump???).
With the possible exception of only one endearing new character, the highlights here subsist exclusively of the reappearance of beloved heroes from a bygone era, rather than their inferior younger "copies." Hopefully, Abrams has gotten most of his fanboy adoration out of the way, allowing for better efforts to come.
Is STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS worth over a billion bucks at the box office?
My answer: a resounding NO.
But then, what movie is?

As always, your mileage may vary.

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Jerome-K-Moore
Rome The Conqueror
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Current Residence: Monrovia, CA, USA, roughly 117 longitude, 34 latitude, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way
Favourite genre of music: Depends on my mood. Classical, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Film Scores
Favourite photographer: Peter Parker. Jimmy Olsen is a HACK!!
Favourite style of art: All art is digital if you use your fingers
Operating System: Central Nervous
MP3 player of choice: iPod, by Apple
Shell of choice: Mi-shell Pfeiffer
Wallpaper of choice: Those realistic tunnel paintings that always fooled Wile E. Coyote
Skin of choice: African-American. But if I could've picked, I'd have chosen armor
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs, Popeye, Tom & Jerry, George Bush...
Personal Quote: "No! Try not. DO! Or do not. There is no 'try.'"
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Nightshade475 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hey, Rome! I just saw Greg Weisman's tweet (...twitterage? ...tweetness?) regarding the release of Season 2 of Young Justice on Netflix. Suffice it to say, I've been watching episodes back to back since! Today, I watched the episode where Kaldur takes out Artemis, and watched the light drain from my son's eyes as he watched it happen. Only to see the relief wash over him at the end of the episode; fully understanding what had transpired and the scope of their plan...! Thank you all for creating an amazing show! Still watching till there's a season 3...!
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hey!  Feel free to also follow me on Tumblr!  :)

jeromekmoore.tumblr.com/
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Bengtzone Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
How are you doing?
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BrandonNielsen87 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Emergency to all artists: This needs to be spread IMMEDIATELY to put a stop to it. 

Copyright could be changed without our permission if we don't take action NOW!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDoztL…  
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aethibert Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
GREAT site!
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Do you take request? 
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:iconbengtzone:
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Still active, bub?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I reckon so.
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juhwaning Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Do you take request imao
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ANKOBROWN Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
yo, can you draw the art of Cheshire from young justice?
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TheWon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Just needed to come by your page, and look at your excellent Star Trek Comic Covers. Need to feel better after yesterday! Thanks for your talent, and being a fan! LLAP!
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munizjohn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Jerome you are such a pro man! Love your work, legendary! 
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billybob1244 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
do you accept commissions?
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ChenilleRealm Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your gallery sir! 
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, sir!
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Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have any personnal art, done in a personnal style. I like to look at your gallery, but it is all commercial work, impersonnal. I mean i can look at your gallery and i cant figure out anything about you as an artist, all i can see is a worker. And i definitly would like to see some personal art.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It all depends on what you look for, and how well you see.  An artist is present in all of his/her work to varying degrees.  And it's up to the artist to reveal as much or as little of himself as desired.
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Bengtzone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
What is your opinion regarding the fact that we may never get to witness the appearance of Namor "the Sub-Mariner" McKenzie, Janet van Dyne/The Wasp, Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, Hercules, or any of the X-Men (outside of Wolverine, along with a cameo of Hank McCoy) appear in either Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and/or Avengers Assemble?
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Noniway Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love following your work, and I love your recent stuff. But I really love going through your gallery and looking at the work you did for QtC. It was and still is one of my favorite movies, and it's hard to find good art of it anywhere else!
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truthaaa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
man , i loved your work from malibu , really amazing :)
great gallery
you are amazing

cheers
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!  :D
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QueenLucy-Diclonius Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Can you do more adorable pics of kids from TV shows?
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RJHalfbreed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Greetings Mr. Moore! I have a question, and I hope you will reply in time. Do you know of any professional Latin American digital artists? It is for a school assignment, and I was assigned to look up any digital artists in Latin America. She wasn't specific, but I'm seeking professional artists. I hope you can help, if not, 'tis okay. Thanks!
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