Spiff's "The Last Jedi" Review (Spoilers)

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Re: Spiff's "The Last Jedi" Review (Spoilers)

Post by snoscythe » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:49 pm

KingCoug wrote:
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I believe Star Wars, at its heart, is a family's saga.
Unfortunately for the sequels, the writers have pretty much admitted that they are rejecting the "Force runs in the Skywalker family" storyline as a rejection of the modern political landscape where a few families have undue influence over national matters.

Rey's parentage, the entire casino planet aside, the slave kid showing an inkling of the Force. It's building to a rejection of the Skywalker legacy and elitism as a way of pooping on the Bushes, Clintons, and Trumps of our world.

Gotta appeal to the millenials.

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Re: Spiff's "The Last Jedi" Review (Spoilers)

Post by KingCoug » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:34 am

snoscythe wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:49 pm
KingCoug wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:18 pm
I believe Star Wars, at its heart, is a family's saga.
Unfortunately for the sequels, the writers have pretty much admitted that they are rejecting the "Force runs in the Skywalker family" storyline as a rejection of the modern political landscape where a few families have undue influence over national matters.

Rey's parentage, the entire casino planet aside, the slave kid showing an inkling of the Force. It's building to a rejection of the Skywalker legacy and elitism as a way of pooping on the Bushes, Clintons, and Trumps of our world.

Gotta appeal to the millenials.
From what I understand, that was the direction Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was headed. But he said that's not necessarily set in stone now that JJ Abrams has taken over as director of the third one. It could turn out that Kylo Ren was lying about her parents and that she actually is a relation of some kind.

And we've already seen plenty of pandering to the politics of today. While they all did fine as far as their individual performances go, the obvious attempt at diversity with three of the new main characters being a woman, a black, and a Hispanic comes across as forced, hollow, and reeking of an agenda. And let's not forget the female X-wing fighter pilots. And, to top it all off, there's been a push by the usual suspects to incorporate a gay character. Because, ya know, the Star Wars series just wouldn't be complete without one. :roll:
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