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Re: Christian, I'm disappointed in you
• Posted by: Achilles   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 12:53 p.m.
• IP Address: 178.128.170.160.dsl.dyn.forthnet.gr
• In Response to: Re: Christian, I'm disappointed in you (Vader47000)

‘Last Jedi’ is an incompetently made movie that disrespects the Star Wars mythology, and mocks the fanbase. It is ‘undefendable’ (just like the bizarre line Luke says at one point ‘ I came to the most ‘Unfindable’ place in the Galaxy’. “Great” writing by the way.

1. Luke’s character treatment is a travesty that disappoints and disrespects all fans that held this hero so dear to their hearts. He is written, literally, as some grumpy old coward, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, who dies from a heart attack, all alone on a rock. Anyone who finds this Ark satisfying surely is sick or disturbed.

2. While ruining Luke, at the same time the film fails spectacularly in developing the new characters and making them interesting.
- Ray is just a ‘nobody’ that is perfect at everything, learning nothing from nobody. Making her a ‘nobody’ is a nobble choice, but after this revelation no one understands why she is involved in this story, and why she is so flawless and strong.
- Kylo is just angry at everybody for no solid reason and has no apparent motives; he is cyclothymic, going from bad to confused and undecided back and forth, while not truly threatening.
- Snoke. Well the writers were too lazy to explain anything about him, so he is killed off in the most silly and outlandish way possible, with his tongue sticking out.
- General Hux is now just a buffoon straight from a parody movie.
- Fin is now the typical ‘comic relief black guy’ with a terrible storyline alongside..
- ...Rose, probably the most annoying and irrational character in Star Wars mythology.
- Poe is now a hothead misogynist (Poe’s line: ‘This is THE admiral Holdo? Not what I expected’) who has to learn to blindly obey commands.
- Holdo is deliberately presented as a bitch who withholds information (only to trick the audience), and she is supposedly redeemed in the end by sacrificing herself, but there is no emotional impact and nobody cares about her.
- DJ... Who is DJ really? Well, just some guy who happened to be in a prison cell. Oh and he stutters.
- Captain Phasma, is there just to sell action figures.

3. The main plot point is so bad (even for a fantasy movie) that makes the main story absurd. ‘The remaining resistance ship, can’t make a light speed jump, and is running out of fuel (wtf? When was fuel ever an issue in Star Wars). But it can keep a distance for hours and hours, and for some unknown reason the First Order are not able to shoot them or catch up with them’.

4. Star Wars mythology is ridiculed and ruined: Force is now just like a super-hero attribute, and basically anyone can have it and do anything with it, survive in space, fly, make long distant skype-calls, project themselves across the galaxy etc. Ships now apparently can be used as weapons, crashing them with light speed onto other ships – completely ruining everything we knew about space-battle tactics in Star Wars so far.

5. The humor is tremendously distasteful and misused, and usually follows all dramatic moments, ridiculing all of them. ‘Momma Joke’... What is next? Fart jokes?

6. Besides all the dreadful problems of the above, the main issue is that basically for some unknown reason, Rian Johnson set out to viciously attack and subvert EVERY SINGLE obvious expectation of fans, to such an extent that he actually managed to make a mockery of them. Most of the subversions are not done in a clever way, but rather in the expense of a rational script. The outrage is a normal reaction by any fan that was mocked at, and it is to be expected.




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