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AlwysHideUrPowerLevl 32 points ago +32 / -0

Disney Star Wars in a nutshell

Also was it just me or did it seem like they focused way less on including aliens/having alien characters in the background?

666sadfrogs 22 points ago +23 / -1

You can’t call them “aliens” they are unidentified humanoids.

AlwysHideUrPowerLevl 14 points ago +14 / -0

Han shot first

Rodian Lives Matter

Knife-TotingRat 19 points ago +19 / -0

I still have a copy of the original version of Star Wars (1977).

Han is the ONLY one who shot.

Because he's not a fucking moron.

almond_activator 7 points ago +7 / -0

Rittenhouse rules. If you shoot before they can finish aiming, you won't get shot.

TechParadox 4 points ago +4 / -0

I bought bootleg copies of the demastered versions of the original trilogy on Blu-ray on eBay just for that reason, right before the "maclunky" edit got dropped on all the streaming services. That last change by the house of the mouse further cemented that I had made the right decision. Screw Lucas's "theatrical vision" and screw Kathleen Kennedy's further destruction of the classics.

Grumman 10 points ago +10 / -0

There were aliens in the background, but none that would really give you a reason to care. The Mon Calamari were established as a group with agency in RotJ. They had their own fleet of ships of Mon Calamari design, crewed by Mon Calamari - they weren't just part of the Imperial melting pot before they rebelled. And races like Wookies and Twi'leks that don't have this are still distinctive and interesting in a way that the DT's various potato people aren't. Nobody's a fan of the Abednedo the way they might be fans of Twi'leks, the Klingons or the Turians.

Adamrises 9 points ago +10 / -1

Jaku in the first movie seemed to be the only real alien planet, and then there were less and less from there forward.

The only even named ones I think were the guy who raised Rey, the orange barlady and Babu Frick. And the fact that I can't recall their name explains their level of importance.

cccpneveragain 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah there weren't by much of aliens in my perception either and if there were it was really awful use of them in certain scenes. They replaced all that with making sure they got their asians and black people in there for the SJW points.

Outside of all the SJW stuff, Disney just has no idea how to do good character development or atmosphere. One of the first things I remember is comparing the cantina scenes. In the first Star Wars, they head into this scummy dive bar. It's dirty, there's weird creatures all around, you've got a grumpy bartender that isn't friendly or welcoming at all. For God sake, in the matter of what?, ten minutes there are TWO deaths and apparently it's so commonplace that the other patrons stop for a few seconds then just go right back on doing what they were doing.

Then in Disney #1 you've got the same setup--going to a supposedly creepy cantina that has more of the vibe of a Buffalo Wild Wings than a dive bar. Run by a friendly orange thing that makes a perfect stuffed animal and isn't really hostile at all. Then there's a big scene that's supposed to be a bunch of suspense from a pile of rubble in what is I guess the hallway that leads to the kitchen and the restrooms?

I didn't mind the first Disney movie and I didn't pick up on a lot of the SJW and perfect-woman stuff until later. I just was disappointed because the world development that I always loved about Star Wars wasn't there anymore. It was replaced with something from the Avengers.

Knife-TotingRat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Because I have a feeling that the SJWs overlap heavily with the types who think that any sapient character who isn't human-looking enough to be sexually attractive is "silly and childish" and would probably prefer to get rid of the Wookiees, too.

MaximumHonk 21 points ago +21 / -0

Well they decided the force was female so...

TheImpossible1 24 points ago +25 / -1

Time for my almost daily reminder to everyone that the slogan they based that gimmick off is a dogwhistle for killing 90% of the male population.

This_Account -5 points ago +2 / -7

Saying "The Force is female." is like saying "The Judeo-Christian God is male." It's Heresy.

Cyberguy64 3 points ago +3 / -0

I mean, He identifies as The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, so that's two thirds male right there.

Knife-TotingRat 0 points ago +1 / -1

I still think that's just a clunky way to reconcile Paul's selling of radical Judaism to the Greco-Roman masses with the idea of a single god; same reason Christians still stress that Jesus is God's "ONLY" son - a hold-over from Paul turning him into a demi-god to compete with pretty much everyone else who was important in their society.

666sadfrogs 19 points ago +20 / -1

Disney Star Wars could have been good, if they had scrapped the entire premise and picked better writers and directors

Adamrises 23 points ago +24 / -1

Imagine having infinite money for CGI and hiring writers/directors/actors, on the money printing machine that is Star Wars and still managing to fuck it up.

Throwawaycuzmeh 12 points ago +12 / -0

The people in charge of Star Wars didn't fuck up. Star Wars becoming a successful vehicle for woke feminism was Plan A, but the total destruction of an American cultural institution was a perfectly acceptable Plan B.

TechParadox 2 points ago +2 / -0

Disney Star Wars could have been good if they'd just followed the formula and adapted the Dark Horse comics or the Thrawn trilogy as cartoons a la Rebels - use animated versions of the original protagonists so they can be any age and you don't have to trot Harrison Ford's wrinkly balls out on a sound stage, have the originals do the voice overs, and it's a slam-dunk moneymaker.

But nope, gotta throw out the entire EU canon and start making our own so we don't have to pay those royalties and can use it as a vehicle to push an agenda at the same time.

Yeah, look at how well that went for them.

LordBaltimore 18 points ago +18 / -0

Even stole Admiral Ackbars fishmouth

APDSmith 4 points ago +4 / -0

I've just realised. It's the healer. It's always the squad medic who's the damn problem...

joydivisionucunt 3 points ago +3 / -0

I always felt like they based Rey out of these YA heroines who are like "Oh no I'm a normal girl but also the chosen one!", hell, you even have the "hot" guy falling for her, the last three films remind me of those kind of movies/films.

ClockworkFool 3 points ago +5 / -2

Ignoring all the specific plot nonsense, because honestly who gives a shit at this point, but I do have a point to make.

Look at how clear and sharp the image for the new films are. The vibrancy of the image, the crystal clarity. Look at it. Look at how fuzzy and inexact the small image from the old films looks.

Is it just me, or does it look infinitely better despite or because of that?

People scoff at traditional media. Tarantino is treated like an eccentric for going to the extent of having an entire film simply as a love letter to analogue media (Hateful 8), but look at those pictures and tell me that the clearer picture looks better.

Go on, do it. lie to me.

APDSmith 3 points ago +3 / -0

I recall reading a similar thing about some older games - specifically Elite (I'm an Elite fanboy, sue me) - the newer one runs at up to 4K and is, of course, pin-sharp.

The older one, though ... the older one is written to run on shitty screens and actually uses the crap screen as a form of hardware interpolation. The graphics are actually leveraging the hardware of the time consciously.

Knife-TotingRat 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well, you could use the Diablo series, too. The third game looks nice, rather like oil paintings. If it were anything but Diablo, I'd enjoy it more. I have the mods that upscale the first two, and I like the aesthetic of these for that particular franchise/universe better (and when it comes to atmosphere and the horror aspect, the original is still my favourite.)

Constipatriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Finn was awful "comic relief" and did nothing to move the plot along. All he did was bumble his way into other useless characters who were then also added to the movie.

Gladiator3003 6 points ago +6 / -0

Finn they really fucked up. They could have made him a Jedi Knight, could’ve made him the new Han Solo, could’ve done literally anything with. But they fucked up and made his character do literally nothing because they have incompetent writers.

Vebent 3 points ago +3 / -0

I can understand her fighting skills and maybe a mechanic. All because she lived on that salvage planet since she was a little girl. By herself (somehow), but how she managed to get all kinds Jedi skills in a matter of days and an ace pilot almost immediately is just ridiculous.