- Jan 29, 2013
I am actually holding out hope for the new Star Wars, only because all of the reviews are terrible and the primary reason is that the film seems to "pander to its core fans, without any originality."
That's what I want! LOL
Nice analysis bro Right on the moneyI think ROTJ is very underrated. It has my most fav moments of the franchise. The above mentioned and the conversation on Endor.
My views on the Rise of Skywalker.
First to the positives:
- Some of the visuals were fine.
- Kylo Ren. This movie finaly made me like that character.
They gave him an interesting and coherent arc. It felt well written and genuine for once. Which is upsetting to me because I feel like we were robbed of a potentialy great journey over three movies, and only got served the conclusion of one.
The fact he was the last of the Solo / Skywalker line ( I think ) adds to the tragedy, and it's genuinely sad.
- Han Solo showing up to tell the audience that he forgave his son.
I was fine with that father-son moment but thought the reason for it was funny.
- Rey loses the sword fight with Kylo. Because otherwise she is ridiculously overpowered in this movie.
- Leia was done really well given the limited material they were working with.
Personaly I also liked her young CGI version in that brief training montage. Thought that was cool.
Now to the problems I had with this movie.
- Some of the visuals were murky.
- The pacing and exposition in the first half was horrendous.
Imo one of the most broken and uninspired characters in all of Star Wars, and the most broken in the movies.
She just happens to know how to use the force without proper training and any explanation. Levitates and lifts dozens of rocks, yet we see in the other movies trained Jedi and Sith, even masters, struggle with single objects.
Palpatine disables a huge chunk of Resistance fleet with his force lightning but Rey simply blocks it with her lightsabers.
When Mace, a Jedi Master, did that, he struggled, and Palpatine wasn't powered by "aLl thE SitH", taking down entire fleets.
The movie tries to excuse it with "sHe iS tHe GraNd dAugHtEr oF PalpAtinE".
That doesn't add up.
Palpatine spent years and decades to learn those things, and most of his knowledge originates from his master, Darth Plagueis.
Kylo Ren was trained by a Jedi Knight (Luke Skywalker) and a Sith Lord (Snoke). Again, for years. So him knowing how to use the force, makes perfect sense.
I like Daisy Ridley but Rey is an incredibly poorly written and defined character.
Okay, so they completly abandon the idea from TLJ that it doesn't matter who you are, and resort back to the old bloodline and creating life through midi-chlorian manipulation gig.
The movie should have been called "The Rise of Palpatine".
Rey accepting her bloodline and ending the movie with her going on a quest to clear her family name and rebuilding the Jedi Order.
They really try to lay it on thick with the Romeo and Juliet montage and it just falls completly flat without proper build up, only very mild implications. Again, it feels like we skipped a movie or two. This could have easily been two movies.
- Off the charts lazy writing.
Palpatine's return is not explained. Instead they quote a vague Prequels line that only raises more questions.
The most conveniently placed and discovered plot devices I've ever seen. Way too videogame. One where you inevitably bump into every required quest item regardless of wheter you even try to find them, but compressed into 30 minutes.
There is a part where Finn questions how Poe simply knows things. He just does, and then in the last act when someone asks Finn how he knows where to attack, he replies "I uh, just have a feeling".
By that point, they weren't even trying anymore ...
- Wasted characters.
f they had removed Finn and Poe from the movie, I wouldn't have missed them.
Speaking of completly wasted characters. Hux, and also his replacement, Pryde. I get where they were going with him, and I am so glad the rumors about Thrawn's return turned out to be complete humbug. One of the few that weren't true and I'm very happy about that. LoL
It isn’t a super in your face erotic moment, rather just two people kissing because they’re celebrating a major victory, it’s probably been done in other movies just with straight people.Complete with an "LGBT moment." You gotta have that because...y'know, there's a lot of that going on in outer space.
I'm behind the curve, but has anyone heard of Project Luminous?