- Dec 25, 2010
No, I don't think the ewoks made sense even in context (As much as I don't care for them, why didn't they just have wookies?), but hey, I'm not here to slam Ep. 4-6. And also, I know that TLJ had problems. No argument from me there. The throne room scene for example was particularly egregious. But comparing it to all the main entry Star Wars movies we've had thus, I think it's pretty darn good. It's no KotOR 2 but it's definitely something. And I say all this as a very critical movie-goer. Trust me on that one.LostGryphon said:If expecting a basic level of coherence in a story is akin to "putting something on a pedestal" then, sure. Especially since it's been 40 years and they've actually got a firm bedrock to work on now in terms of both lore and an established fanbase.
But hey. Sorry my bar is a little bit higher than yours?
Now, were the ewoks silly? Yes. Did it make sense in the context of the movie? I'd say yes.
Was Holdo's subplot silly? Yes. Did it make sense in the context of the movie? No.
Why are you lot so quick to excuse this film's blatant narrative/lore failures? I mean, fuck, my 11-year-old niece picked out the big ones immediately.
If it were anything but Star Wars, would it be getting this much in the way of defense (or, to be fair, hostility)? I highly fuckin doubt it.