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Re: Christian, I'm disappointed in you
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• Posted by: Edmund Meinerts   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 2:29 a.m.
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• In Response to: Christian, I'm disappointed in you (Intestinal Worm)

> 'Pacing
> issues'? Watch it again. Viewers experience pacing issues when their
> expectations aren't being met. Yes, it has pacing that's different from
> previous Star Wars films. Guess what? It's a NEW Star Wars film. It should
> have different pacing, otherwise we're just watching the same films again.

Eh, I can't agree with you here. Bad pacing is bad pacing, and there's simply no getting past the fact that the Finn/Rose on Canto Bight subplot didn't contribute anything to the overall plot of the film. Perhaps you will argue that it wasn't about plot, but rather character or the importance of showing how some plans don't work out...fair enough, but in that case I don't think the film followed up on that comprehensively enough. The Finn/Rose relationship felt rushed, the payoff of Rose stopping Finn from sacrificing himself felt a bit unearned. And after all, things constantly go wrong for our heroes in The Empire Strikes Back (perhaps an intentional effort was being made to mirror that film) and yet I never feel like what they are doing is pointless, nor do I get the impression that nothing would have been any different had they not attempted their plan the way I did

I did enjoy The Last Jedi in many ways, and I don't agree with much of Christian's stance on the film (nor do I think it should have colored the review to the extent that it did, but that's another matter entirely). But to immediately knee-jerk accuse anyone who points out its flaws of being a woman-hating fanboy is the wrong response. I've got no issues with Leia using the Force to save herself. I have all sorts of issues with the way she saved herself, though. Couldn't that situation have been handled in a way that was a bit less...laughable? Like maybe not have her float for several minutes before suddenly waking up out of nowhere? If you were blasted into the gulf of space and had Force powers, wouldn't you immediately use them to try and save yourself rather than wait, almost as if you know you're in a movie and are teasing the audience with your imminent demise and trying to make things as melodramatic as possible?

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