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That was great to watch, some of the extra questions (and answers) further solidified your points about the characters. I liked you asking them to describe the difference between Jinn and Obi-Wan
Always happy to see more of Ms Bellinger
Awesome! I had no idea this existed!
She’s a woman and therefore the voice of reason? Whaaaaaat? Oh, she’s a comedienne, right?
man what the fuck happend to moby? cancer is a shitty disease i guess.
It’s not so much that there’s a lack of characterization in the prequels, it’s that a character trait will be established, then shortly thereafter be completely disregarded and contradicted by the character’s actions, often in the very same scene it was first established:
Jar Jar is established as being clumsy (to the point of criminality we are later told), then he performs a super-athletic, gold-medal swan dive for no reason other than the CGI team and George Lucas thought it looked cool; Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are established as stoic and deferential, presumably because of their religion, then the second they hear a loud noise they whip out their lightsabres, ready to decapitate some motherfuckers; Padme is the regal queen of a peaceful people who don’t even have a standing army, but when it’s time for an action scene she turns into She-Rambo and has a hidden cache of blasters inside her throne; Anakin is a stupid, annoying kid who talks too much…okay, that character was consistent throughout, credit where it’s due.
SO TRUE. And character traits from the original trilogy are basically stomped, as well. “Ani was a good friend” my ass.
Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi… ugh, in Ep I they were basically interchangeable, even though they establish that QG is the older, more level-headed, non-risk taker and Obi Wan is, at the time, the reckless, hot-headed youth. Yet QGJ does reckless things all the time, like bet his entire ship and then some, expose himself as a Jedi, champion and try to train a kid who all the other Jedi think is extremely dangerous.
It’s the same in Ep II with Obi Wan and Anakin, but to an even larger degree. Obi Wan tells Ani to slow down, be careful, and think, then he goes and jumps out a window! It’s as though Lucas said, “Well, this thing has to happen to move the plot, so who should we have do it? Flip a coin!” or “Hmm, Obi Wan hasn’t had a good action scene in a while, let’s let him go chase that droid!” with ZERO regard for the characters’ personalities. He doesn’t understand the characters or the story that “he” “wrote”.
Oh, Lucas, you fucking hack.
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