How can I take any single character in the new movie seriously?
Even Dark Helmet is more intimidating than the new baddie moping around the movie.
- Иди наситх, старый хрыч! Ты не можешь мне указывать, что мне делать или как одеваться!
- Могу, потому что это зовется "фирменным стилем".
- Ты не мой отец...
The Farce Awakens:
I came to Star Wars through the EU. Watched the OT as a kid, but most of Star Wars that I experienced as a teen and an adult is the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. The Prequels and the OT were like entrance drugs to me. Then they just throw it all away to make an ANH clone, and a badly written one at that? It really makes my blood boil. But eh, it's still Star Wars, so I supported it somewhat even though I didn't like what they did.
Also, wouldn't it have been fun if Kylo Ren was indeed Revan? Make him into a grey villain fighting another dark villain, perhaps Darth Nihilus, also resurrected from the dead? Revan kills Han Solo because he sees Han as a smuggler scrub getting in his way of using a doomsday laser on Darth Sunshine, then the Alliance gangs up on him because Leia gets pissed off at Revan for killing her husband, only for Darth Nihilus to devour the world they're fighting over and for Revan to say "I told you so!" at the end. Hell, I can come up with better plots than the ANH ripoff they went with. TFA is almost a direct copy of ANH, except with a less badass villain and the OT heroes reduced to deadbeat versions of their former selves aside from Leia.......
you said it all.
I think I'm going back to watching WWE. at least Dark Helmet could annoy you to death!
Now, on the on the movie itself: on one hand, I would have preferred a KotOR movie series. Hell, I would have preferred a KotOR III game over pretty much anything. On the other hand, I didn't find the movie to be -that- bad. Yeah, there were a lot of similarities between the original trilogy, but they're not all bad. Hell, they made fun of the clichéd "another Death Star" thing, at least they know it. Nobody's perfect, and add to that the pressure of making a sequel while trying to please masses of fans. Not an easy task.
Personally, I don't think Kylo Ren was supposed to be intimidating in the first place. His entire shtick was trying to fill the role of Darth Vader (Never mind the fact that Anakin turned evil because of love and was ultimately redeemed because of it, and Kylo tries staying away from it like the plague): badass and intimidating. He failed, and was humiliated by a novice as a result. But what you see is what he is: an insecure man who tries to make himself out as a more important person than he is and hides behind a mask to feel better about himself. He's -supposed- to be pathetic, and I presume that's why people are disappointed - they'd gotten used to having an imposing badass villain, Revan, Maul and Vader amongst others. Ironically, I find that Kylo Ren is more like Anakin from the prequels than Vader himself. Guess he succeeded in his goal after all, just not in the way he expected.
I don't like that they erased most of the original EU and nearly started from scratch. Pretty much the only things I'm glad are gone are Starkiller, the Vong, Chewie's death (at what cost, though?) and the Holiday Special, though unfortunately I'm not quite sure about that last one. Not much to do about it, though. The original EU will always hold a very special and dear place in my heart, KotOR in particular, but if I left every fandom that had a major change I didn't like, I wouldn't like much these days.
I'm not expecting to change anyone's opinion here considering past comments, but my personal opinion is "They changed it, but it doesn't mean it has to suck".
The main problem of the new movie was the combination of all of the faults. Like, it got nothing - no worthy intimidating or even charismatic villain, no effort on creating anything new in this Galaxy far-far-away, while they dismissed anything that had been created for decades, no acting, no plot... In some other circumstances I would agree with Kylo Ren's role in this, yet the potential of that character was thrown aside, right now it's more of a fanon rather than a really explored in the canon depth of a character. Right now I'm just disagreeing with the general direction I see one of my favorite franchises is pushed towards.
However, I'm just hoping the new movies add more content -> The work and art for the force awakens is beautiful...but it really feels like a story that needs to be better, even with extended scenes.
....it's called a "trademark."
I just saw you page and you are one of those people who isnt happy if everything doesnt stay the same
Also, the more hammy it could get only if Hux had a thick german accent. Seriously, Disney? That's a bad caricature, not a decent continuation of an epic saga.
This is hilarious))))