I liked it fine. (Off-Topic)

by EffortlessFury @, Monday, December 30, 2019, 22:33 (633 days ago) @ cheapLEY

Deja vu. I totally agree with your larger points about story and what we want vs. what we need. As executed, the Last Jedit just didn't work for me. It's okay to disagree.

Perhaps something the movie could have done better is to sell us on Luke's fear. We have to accept Luke's narration of what he sees in Ben's head and what those visions mean to him. What was presented isn't a lot and I can see how some may not be able to suspend disbelief in that.

I think that's a fair point. Luke's behavior is one of apathy, it's one of genuine fear. He struggled with and overcame his fear in the original trilogy, but facing Vader is altogether different than the fear of being responsible for the creation of the next Vader, the the fear that he may do so again if he remains a Jedi or teaches another.

I think Luke's reaction is totally valid, and I honestly don't see his character as different. He seems like the same old Luke to me, just one that's a bit lost.

I mean, think about it. If his father really was the one to bring balance to the force...the one of prophecy...he was afraid he would be responsible for the undoing of all that everyone had worked for. The weight of the galaxy on the shoulders of one man...at least from his perspective.

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