Star Wars thread.
talk about the new movie and stuff.
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So I was thinking about it a bit, and I wonder now: would we think so highly of this movie if the sequels had been good? What if the bar had been set higher? Of course it wasn't.
I'd like to hear from someone who hadn't bothered with the sequels at all or someone who saw this one first. We're going to have to find someone who has been a in a coma, or prison, or marooned for a long time I think.
Do you mean episodes 1 through 3? Technicly they would be considered prequels rather than sequels. But yeah, episode 2 blew chunks.
The Republic in TFA is the NEW Republic, formed by the rebel leadership after the defeat of the Empire. The impression I get is that it largely demilitarized, although military might was needed to defeat the Empire the New Republic leaders seemed to think military intervention was no longer justified after that point. Unfortunately, this attitude allowed the First Order (a specific group formed from the Imperial remnant) to grow and become powerful. By the time of TFA the galaxy seems to have these two competing groups, the New Republic and the First Order, both of which could be considered "legitimate" governments (though they may not see each other as such).
Captain Phasma does not remove her helmet in the film, a real disappointment. Han Solo should have pulled her helmet off in classic Scooby Doo fashion while saying "Let's see who this joker really is!"
Does Captain Phasma finally remove her helmet in "The Last Jedi"?
She doesn't, but her helmet does get damaged and we get to see her eye.
Fuel is suddenly a big deal in the Star Wars universe. This series was better off without details and facts.