anarky wrote:Someone should've said, "No, dude. You can't kill Luke, undo Rey's parentage, and off Snoke with no backstory. One, maybe. Two, slight chance. All three, hell to the no no no."
what was "undone" about Rey's parentage? there was nothing originally done to begin with. i like JJ Abrams as a filmmaker but he doens't have a lot of grand vision. he's good at setting up questions, but i get the sense that he doesn't actually have the answers to them. i suppose we'll see in the next episode, since he's back behind the wheel, but i contend there was nothing to undo - there was no "master plan" for Rey's origin that was thrown out the window. anything that was undone was in our collective imaginations. i hope they continue to run with the idea that she came from nothing. it means that a hero can come from anywhere.
i just find it funny that there are so many vocal people out there who basically hate everything that has been done in the SW realm since the first three movies. not that those people are all in the same circle, but i'd imagine the venn diagram might be pretty tight. i think Disney's forays are suffering the same kind of backlash as the prequels, honestly. it has nothing to do with fatigue or the creative teams not 'getting' the characters, or that Kathleen Kennedy is now in charge (because, from what i've read, she was a driving force behind a LOT of G.Lu's and Spielberg's work throughout our childhoods). i just don't understand all the hate. i watch these movies to be entertained, not to pick them apart at the seams. maybe that makes me a bad fan, or a casual fan, or whatever. i'm just in it for more stories set in that galaxy. personally, when they throw curveballs i like it, because it means they're not beholden to what came before. looking at the "TFA was too similar to the originals" and "TLJ was too different from the originals" comments, it's like they can't ever win.
i do wonder what the reactions to TLJ means for the side trilogy that will be helmed by Rian Johnson. has there been any word that they've been put on hold? i also wonder if those reactions aren't a very small, very vocal minority.