@whistlewright @lnxw48a1 if you don't care about the characters, and/ or you don't find the idea of a rebellion against a fascist Empire compelling, and/or you don't find the idea of having to defeat the dark side of yourself before you can defeat the fascists without becoming one (or something worse) then *shrug* you're not going to enjoy #StarWars. No big deal. But some of us love it, and we care about the stories being told well, and the character arcs being respected.
@whistlewright @lnxw48a1 #TFA wasn't everything it could have been, for reasons I went into here. But it was much better than the prequels in terms of a) relatable characters, b) narrative focus, c) a sense of fun, which the prequels totally lacked, but tried to make up for with ill-fitting bathos and slapstick
@whistlewright @lnxw48a1 Here's an exercise; watch the first 5 minutes of each film. Do you know who the heroes are? Who the villains are? What's at stake? Did it involve boring exposition over a cup of tea, or compelling action that pulled you right into the universe? Yes, I'm obsessive about this shit. I'm also a writer (see: https://strypey.dreamwidth.org/), and I'm intrigued by what does and doesn't work in narrative.
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