And that is why I find the quote mentioned in this article to be the most loathsome quote in Star Wars.
They had a blank slate and Disney-level money to tell whatever stories they wanted. Literally the entire galaxy at their fingertips, but they couldn’t decide and so we get this haphazard, inconsistent, and flailing series of films.
“It’s a line by a character in the movie. It’s supposed to be Luke’s perspective. “
Wrong, Doctor Strange said “this was the only way Tony” AKA the one chance they had in umpteen billion to beat Thanos....that INCLUDES Star Lord’s mistake, and Thor not aiming for the head.
“...er, you do realize that Luke’s supposed to be seen as wrong when he says that, right?”
“allowed” doesn’t work that way son.
“Palpatine’s plans relied on mistakes made by the Jedi”
None of this changes the fact that the Jedi as a whole is/was a good and decent organization which stood for a thousand generations for peace and prosperity and justice.
“It doesn’t dismiss it. It just adds another layer to it.”
The Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice for a thousand Generations before the Empire. Luke disregarding them as an entity for good because of a tiny blip where a powerful Sith got on over on them in that long ass time frame....should not be an example that their ways didn’t work. Sorry. That don’t fly. A…
Luke’s head canon in this film IS the writer. Let’s get that out of the way.
This is exactly the sentiment that bothers me about the positive reactions to this film. Like, I thought the prequels weren’t great movies, and I thought TFA was derivative... but in the former case I had accepted, and had even grown to appreciate, the larger themes and narrative that all of the prequel era narrative…
“Luke’s monologue to Rey about the Jedi letting Darth Sidious come to power”
“Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to”—spoken by Kylo Ren to Rey in one of their several Force-powered FaceTime calls throughout The Last Jedi—is the iconoclastic beacon that distills everything Rian Johnson’s movie did for me as a viewer into a single turn of phrase.
...Or in the case of Hollywood, remake it.
Those who forget the past, are doomed to repeat it
if Apple didn’t apply some sort of fix to manage power usage in old batteries.
I’m endlessly bothered by this trend of making live-action adaptations of animated properties, whether it’s anime or Disney or any other cartoon that’s already done what it needs to do. It always seems to carry the implication that the animated version wasn’t good enough, so it needs to be made into a live action…
Ah, that explains why you didn’t ask me to “smash that like button” or open the article with “Hey, guys!”
Muscle memory sometimes takes over and I start typing in “Gawk” in my address bar while wasting a few minutes at work, or during lunch, or whatever.