Qwerty_Resident 3 points submitted 1 day ago
Not at all. The reveal is that (assuming you didn’t get it from the spoilery name of the first one being literally, “The Force Awakens”) the Force chose Rey. It just wasn’t the reveal you wanted.
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Hell, they could have gone with “Rey is literally born entirely whole cloth from the Force” and that would been a more interesting answer than “You were just abandoned at birth by drunks”.
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Finn is going to heroically sacrifice himself? Nope, the engineer lady is going to ram her land speeder into his, which should have killed them both and left the big death star laser alive.
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Those Jedi tomes are important books that need to be preserved? Nope, Yoda destroyed them.
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A meta one, and one that annoyed me but that I actually blame on my expectations: I was ready for Leia to actually die, erinpsalzer and not CGI Force Jesus her way to another ship. Given that Carrie Fischer had died, I thought that with all the drama leading up to that moment, it would act as a moment of catharsis and a theatrical send off, letting her die as a hero in battle saving her rebels by sacrificing herself. But she still alive as of the end of this movie. Now, in hindsight, I realize that this was probably all put to film and committed to before she actually died, and that they probably had other plans for her at some points in the film that she never got to complete. But even from a narrative perspective, if we going with themes of letting go of the past and not relying on brash heroics to win battles, her sacrifice there would have at least furthered that first one.
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I going to respond to this part only, because the rest is a all tangential and I not interested in an in depth debate about TLJ.
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Instead, the Force has awoken, and done so in a very canada goose outlet toronto powerful way in Rey. It needed someone NAO, and couldn wait to birth a child instead. Like has been pointed out elsewhere, Jedi were not allowed to have families. So where did Jedi come from? ALL the Jedi across the history of the order came from nobodies. Rey origins canada goose outlet store uk don have to be meaningful. The fact that her parents were nobody significant IS itself meaningful. Otherwise, why is it relevant that the Force has awoken at all?
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“This community” is fine. Reddit works on upvotes, and it does take many upvotes for a post or comment to rise to the top, where it can give the false appearance of being the prevailing position on a topic.
I agree with everything OP says here. We have the situation with random rolls, etc that we are in because “This Community” wanted it.
So which is “This Community” that doesn’t want it?
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But I maintain “This Community” and I mean both the Destiny Community at large as well as the DTG Community is fine.
It’s also popular to complain about said Community, so there’s that. Hell, there’s almost more complaint about that than there is about Destiny some times.