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I liked it fine. (Off-Topic)

by Harmanimus @, Saturday, December 28, 2019, 14:26 (631 days ago) @ Kermit

I am unable to agree with your root suppositions here. And I think to suggest Rian Johnson doesn't "understand" Star Wars is dismissive, if not sorely unfounded. Specifically talking here about the Rashomon Event as presented in TLJ? Entirely rooted in what has been shown of Luke's character and structurally consistent with mythic storytelling. It fits in thematically with no reliance on any assumption of modern-narrative-inserts. I'll acknowledge plainly that people were not happy because they did not get the story they had built up in their head, but I have to disagree on the base assumption that it is something not structurally Star Wars when in many ways it is one of the most traditionally "Star Wars" pieces of media to come out of Disney.

And Mark Hamill specifically regrets his initial doubts and expressing them (how very Luke Skywalker of him) publicly.


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