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Out of the Blue

Somewhere along the way MrsBlue has become a Star Wars fan. This was completely unexpected by me, because she was indifferent just a few years ago, but her work on children's books on the series forced her to watch the first two trilogies, and drew her in. We usually don't go to the movies, but we did make it out to see both The Force Awakens and Rogue One, which shows how far this goes. And before I even got to ask about The Last Jedi, she asked me if we had tickets yet after seeing a commercial for it. So I hit Fandango and now we are set for a week from Thursday, hopeful that going to the first show will help avoid spoilers. There's no way I could have influenced this to happen myself, so I just have to thank the fates for working it all out for me. Or perhaps it was not the fates, but The Force?

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23. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 09:51 Beamer
jdreyer wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 01:23:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 01:13:
SimplyMonk wrote on Dec 4, 2017, 16:57:

I mean... Rey is probably a better role model than most other women portrayed in film or TV.
The character is a literal mary sue, that gains the ability to do super things without having to put in the effort to get there. It doesn't get any worse for a role model, in trying to teach any kid that you can become excellent if you simply suddenly gain some form of "specialness" You want good role models from the star wars universe? The exile is a good example.

There are far better role models in movies then Rey, far better in TV. Hell you'd be better off handing a young girl the "wheel of time" novels and letting them see how flawed characters, who through hard work can achieve great things even by trial and error.

Yeah, that movie is terrible, and her magical powers are a big part of that. I rewatched a couple of weeks ago since the new movie is coming out (and I have high hopes, b/c Rian Johnson is amazing) and I still hate it. "Oh, but the characters have chemistry and charisma!" Fuck that, the plot is derivative of the earlier movies, and the story is a series of unbelievable coincidences.

I understand that Disney is so high on the upcoming movie that they're letting Johnson pen a brand new trilogy from scratch. High praise indeed, and I hope their trust is well-placed.

Don't encourage him. He just wants to use the word "Mary Sue." If Rey was a male he'd be ok with it.
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