It also helped them track ships in hyperspace.. how do they do it? It's not some magic nonsense..
I suppose he dropped it. Am I the only one that watched that gif multiple times, and noted that the missing blade should have opened her up like a Ziploc bag, and then ended up stuck in her back? Plot armor is best armor!
Other than the bullshit about the computers in a hyperspace bubble, none of that sounds too bad. I think this just shows how Disney ruins everything.
“Fifty percent of our executive team are women. Six out of eight of the people in my Story Group are women. I think it’s making a huge difference in the kind of stories we’re trying to tell.”
- Where the hell were my space battles? We get a little fight in the beginning and then it's just a slow speed pursuit the rest of the movie. The Star Destroyers were the most useless thing around. What was the damn point? Does the First Order only have 4 ships? The Resistance only has a couple?
- How the hell did the First Order take over the galaxy after the last movie.. it literally begins moments after the Force Awakens ends (or at least appears so). The First Order had their damn planet blown up.. and suddenly they're the only military in the galaxy? This is more a dig on the new world-building in Star Wars.. but what the hell was the New Republic doing all those years?
- The First Order is just comically bad. Like.. everyone involved is just evil for evil's sake. There isn't any reason, they're not trying to Make the Galaxy Great Again or anything, they're just bad because the story needs them to be bad. With the Empire.. sure, Vader, the Emperor, some other people were evil, but you could tell most of the rank and file were just there to do a job. Here it feels like everyone is on board with TEAM GO EVIL. It feels cheap.
- To go along with being ridiculously evil, they're also completely inept. Like.. so stupid. You could swap them out with the crew from Spaceballs and I don't think anyone would notice. Again, to compared to the Empire.. the Empire made their mistakes, but for the most part they came off as competent military adversaries. This made it so the heroes had to actually be good at what they were doing in order to beat them, which means you feel like they earned their victories (Ewoks not withstanding).
- Snoke was a fucking joke. No backstory. No history. Nothing. I liked his short time in the movie, but they kill him off like its nothing.. and then.. that's it.
- Speaking of, still no explanation on the formation of the First Order or anything resembling that. I guess it's explained in the new books or something? But needing to read a book to understand a movie is bad movie making.
- Finn did nothing worthwhile the entire movie. All of his scenes could have been cut and it would have been perfectly fine. Lets go over them.. He wakes up and walks around the ship. He runs into annoying engineer.. security girl. He comes up with some wacky plan. He goes to a useless planet. He get another useless character to help with their wacky plan. Said plan doesn't work anyway. He gets a chance to sacrifice himself for the Resistance and gets stopped at the last second. Has a VERY stupid and VERY forced "romantic" scene with the stupid engineer girl. She LOVES him? She's spent like 12 hours with him. I guess he got to take down Phasma (also wasted in this movie again).
- Engineer/Security girl. Also pretty useless. I thought the Bomber girl was her wife or something, they clarified it was her sister. They used this character to really ham up the "Rich vs Poor" angle, which was lame and felt forced.
- The whole casino planet felt forced. From landing.. on the BEACH? You're part of the Resistance.. shouldn't you be more stealthy? Walking around in a Resistance uniform? Like.. no subtly at all. The cutsey animals and kids was too much. The rich assholes gambling was too much. It all.. ugh. Just too much. Took away from the important stuff that was going on elsewhere. Could have been entirely cut and would not have impacted a thing.
- Leia surviving in space, and superman'ing her way back into the ship with the Force. COME ON MAN. Faking out her death with Carrie Fisher dying was pretty lame. Everyone kept waiting for her to bite it.. and she never does. But having her suddenly fly around with the Force? Ugh. It was super cringe-worthy.
- Holdo not telling Poe about her plan.. like.. seriously? He's the best pilot left and ostensibly 2nd in command.. if she would have shared the plan, then the whole casino world would never have happened! None of that! People would probably still be alive! I read online that it was put in as a show against "Toxic masculinity" and to show how men are bad. Figures.
- The stupid salt skimmers or whatever were so stupid AND useless. Didn't accomplish a damn thing. Didn't even slow them down. Like.. what was the point? Why couldn't they have used old Rebel Snowspeeders or something instead and been semi-effective?
- Lack of R2-D2. Like.. why? Both movies now. I get they want BB-8 to be the 'new hotness' but there was room in the movie to have them both involved. C-3PO is just in the way now. I don't get it. It's a droid.. you can use droids forever, they don't age.
- Killing Admiral Ackbar like that was just dirty. I didn't even know he was there until someone mentioned it. Sad really.
- Really the whole main plot. Stuck in a slow speed chase for 18 hours. No one is being very inventive. It's just a stupid stand-off. Felt like they could have gone 100 different ways and made it better or more interesting. Put a traitor or saboteur on the resistance ship or something.
- Humor. There was a LOT. Most of it got laughs from the audience but it still felt out of place for Star Wars. Like prequel-level humor. Milking the fat alien. The slapstick stuff with the caretakers. The Poe/Hux joking around. It IS funny, but I wonder how it'll age.
- This is the first time in 37 years that I felt Star Wars isn't really made for ME. I am no longer the target audience. Even with the prequels I felt that there was enough there to connect me and keep me hooked. After TLJ I am feeling mostly ambivalent with everything Star Wars. I don't hate it, I just don't love it anymore.
- Why wouldn't Luke tell everyone he's a Force projection decoy, so they could START their escape right away? I know its because they're fooling the audience but it doesn't make any sense story wise. He cost them precious time. Hell, come to think of it, he didn't even know about the exit, so what was his plan anyway?
- Him dying or becoming one with the Force or whatever.. ehh. It was OK, but I felt like that should have been saved for the end of the next movie to close out the Skywalker saga. Now we just need to see Kylo bite it.. and we're done. Leia will have to be killed off-screen, which sucks.
- The Jedi books were a useless plot device. Same with the dark side glory hole.
- The overriding theme was "fuck the old stuff you used to like" which, on one hand I give them credit for being so bold about it, but on the other hand really alienates me as a fan (see above). My biggest issue with it, is that the stuff they provide to replace the old stuff isn't of equal caliber, so we're left with an inferior product.
- I would have MUCH preferred the Luke scenes at the end to be as follows: Luke arrives, goes out to confront the First Order. They go to fire on him like they do, but after he 'survives', he shows the power of the Jedi and just straight destroys the walkers with the Force. Closes his eyes and you just see the rivets/etc popping out of the walkers as he pulls them apart. The troopers come out, and Kylo goes to confront him alone, the rest can play out the same. I just think it would have been so cool to see a final ultimate use of the Force by Skywalker.
- If the First Order was tracking the Resistance through hyperspace.. couldn't they have found the tracking beacon? Or was it just more technobabble that wasn't explained?