So, Star Wars…..the trailers were better than the movie.
I have rarely been so disappointed.
Main Hero and Villians demasculinized and clear lines of good and evil blurred. It used to be a story in which the good guys were accountable to be good and the evil were badass evil. Darth Vader could take out a whole battalion by himself, throw everything you got at him and he would still crush you – himself. (Read the “Vader Down” comic).
I get that heros make mistakes, and the cool part about going to a “cowboys in space” epic is that you can count on them lifting themselves up and getting on with being a hero gloriously. Obi-Wan watched over Luke, progressed his learning, waited patiently for the next positive move he could make after failing to see what was happening with his padawan and tragically having to take Anakin down. He was not demasculinized as a character in the story line. Luke destroyed a Space Station for the greater good, twice and was a hero legend. I’m not buying the storyline Disney gave him, it isn’t hero-worthy. Before Disney redid things, it was Mara Jade who confronted Kylo Ren for the evil in him and Kylo killed her. Our hero, Luke , was in a better place to be a hero and deal with the situation and our villian was evil. That is Star Wars, that’s what was great about it.
We are now left with an awesome Rey and a whinny, temper-tandrum child-who-ruined-his-mask-because-it-was-pointed-out-to-him Villian. That isn’t a Villian, that is a badly behaved child. He isn’t the boy I see Princess Leah raising. She would have had him to guide for all of his formative years. Princess Leah allowing whinning and temper tandrums. No pass. Not even.
Dropping bombs in space? Having to drop a bomb in space by hovering over the target? OMG, LMAO.
Sigh, it goes on….so, let’s just leave it that I cancelled my “see it again tickets” and argh, how disappointing!