BID0 wrote: The Watching Artist wrote:
Pretty much agree with this (apart from a few little things) and why I can understand the opinion of the great Bido.
Parksey put it in to words, and I totally agree.
TFA basically wasted the entire 90 minutes it had. It didn't do anything with them to develop the Star Wars storyline and it also wasted characters and their deaths. 30 in-movie years had passed since the instalment before it and it wasn't really explained how the people or the climate were where they were in that movie. I didn't care about any of the characters (new or old) at all.
I don't really like saying that as there are still two more films to go, but a film really should stand on its own and tell and complete a story of some sort, even if it's part of something bigger.
My biggest fear for TFA was that it would try so hard to be STAR WARS, just as you remember it, that it wouldn't be something new. As I saw the poster and the trailer that began to increase. Then I saw the opening crawl and the term "resistance" and it pretty much confirmed my fears. It was a blatant way of making it more like the good old days.
Skippy wrote:the three excellent characters it set up to carry the rest of the trilogy............... but given its position as a soft reboot for a new generation.
Personally apart from Kylo I wouldn't call any of the new characters excellent. I think Rey has potential but some of the things it does with her are clumsy. She is too damn awesome all the time (which weakens the drama of the conclusion) and I think making such a big deal about her parents will be a mistake. Finn was a waste IMO. Pushed far too hard to be the funny one. But how much more interesting would he have been if he really had felt like an ex stormtrooper? Someone with blood on his hands? Someone who you see actually turn from a baddie to a goodie? Oh but no. He has to be likeable.
We have to like him. But you know what? In ANH I didn't like Han. Han was a jerk. A dick. A selfish prick who will gun people down in a bar if he has to. Someone who thought he'd have a chance with a princess despite being a total twat. But thats exactly why he was an engaging character and it made his growth all the more fantastic. Now Ace Rimmer was awesome. He was really AWESOME. Awesome to the max. But hardly in it enough to judge him as an all round character.
I also don't really understand why Star Wars had to have a "soft reboot". Are the other films really so hard to find and watch? Have they been lost in time? Destroyed by people who thought they had no value anymore? TPM wasn't one despite the hiatus being even longer. Sure, newbies need to be taught what the force is etc. But did they need a reenactment of ANH? Did they need the Empire and the Rebellion in all but name fighting again?
Anyway. I've said all that before I think. But back to the vid. Hamill gets cut off about the idea he liked but this might be it....
At first I
but then I thought about it and a weaponised cloned Sith Luke sounds all kinds of awesome to me.