The female Rey, is the most underdeveloped character yet in over 14 hours of Star Wars films. Her story arc is practically-speaking non-existent and only the veneer of her sadness about her family leaving her on Jakku is painted over it. Whereas with other major Force-wielders in the series their abilities have previously developed or are developed over years, Rey seemingly does it in less than 12 seconds, rather than parsecs. Her whole trajectory in the film reeks of “god mode”, which for non-gamers like myself refers to the cheat codes that make a game character invincible.
Big question: did she fart in the wind on Jakku and the blowback from the desert winds grew her Force powers to monolithic proportions? That’s the only possible explanation.
Two hours into the first film, with no training, Rey beats Kylo Ren. So I am meant to believe that Rey could savage and nearly kill her presumed cousin Kylo Ren, whether he is injured or not? Ren is not yet a Vader in his powers. That much is clear. But this is the man who helped slaughter, as a boy or teenager, basically all of the talented pupils of Luke Skywalker. Luke then disappears and Kylo Ren is given more or less free rein, only to be wounded once by Chewbacca’s crossbow, once by apparently non-Force-sensitive Finn (“This is for slavery, whitey!”) and three times by Rey (“Fuck the patriarchy!”). Fuck off—that’s a plot fueled by meth.
To boot, Rey’s piloting and mechanical skills, to the point of knowing everything, is mind-boggingly “get more women in STEM” in its motivations. When she starts teaching Han Solo about the Falcon, things become breathtakingly contrived. It’s as if Abrams was paid by a female science scholarship foundation to drum up some public service announcements via film.
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It's subtle, so most won't even notice it.
To be fair, she does mention to Han that the Falcon had been heavily modified by those who stole it from Han. So therefore, there were parts on its deck he didn't recognize. That being said, she did seem to know more than her fair share about the ship.
The degree to which Rey learns to connect with the Force is inexcusable. That much, I agree with. Not even Ashoka Tano became that talented with the Force that early, and she trained directly under Anakin! Also... Maz made a better Yoda than Yoda, and did it without being an asshole like Yoda was!
The far-left agenda indeed damages everything it touches. Directors who have too much need to push its dogmas cannot leave anything be. Star Wars may be able to survive Abrams' rape of the mythos.
But remember when Andrew Adamson directed Prince Caspian? Critics and Lewis aficionados hated the end result so much, Disney was forced to give the franchise's distribution rights to Fox under a new director!
And Fox's take on Dawn Treader was so... Fox-like... that The Silver Chair has yet to be released. Narnia lovers said "F* this shit!" and went back to the BBC/Wonderworks version.
Feminists murdered Narnia, then raped its corpse. Star Wars... might be able to survive.0