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#1173000
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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I’ve been thinking about why the idea, that TLJ didn’t answer questions like “where does Snoke come from?” is important to me in the overall appreciation, or lack thereof of the ST to me, and possibly others. My answer is, that providing answers like that provides meaning both in the context of what came before, but perhaps even more importantly to the future final installment of the nine part saga. What do I mean by this? Let me explain…

The ST is a soft reboot of sorts. ROTJ ended with a seemingly final victory at the battle of Endor, where freedom is restored to the galaxy, Anakin Skywalker is redeemed, and Luke is to pass on what he has learned. In TFA and particulary in TLJ that hard fought victory is mostly undone both on a personal and on a large scale level. In of itself this is not necessarily an issue, although the fact that the galaxy at large regresses back to an OT type conflict between a small rebel force and a large tyranny does not provide an original and/or natural progression of the story in my view, but that’s not the issue, I want to address here. The issue I want to raise, is one of meaning. What is the meaning of the victory at Endor, and by extension what will the meaning be of the supposed final victory at the end of the future episode IX? If the victory at the end of episode IX is to have any meaning for me, I need to get a sense of why our classic heroes failed to deliver a lasting peace, and why I should have faith in a positive outcome this time around. For this scenario to work in my mind, Snoke needs to be an anomaly, a unique individual, who through his great talents and power combined with some unique circumstances was able to destroy everything our heroes fought for, and corrupt their off-spring. It’s not enough for Snoke to be some random Force user who just happens to undo the outcome of the OT for the purpose of franchise extension. If that’s the case, what’s to stop some other powerful Force user from just undoing the victory of the next generation of heroes? If a major victory is to have any meaning, it should not just be wiped out of existence mostly off-screen with the explanation, that some random evil dude was somehow able to reverse three films worth of plot development, and secure the services of Darth Vader Jr. For me that does not provide a convincing overarching narrative. In my view it not only weakens the journey of the heroes of the OT, but the journey of the ST characters as well. Johnson has stated about Snoke:

“What I knew was that in this film, similar to with the Emperor in the original trilogy, it’s just not what this story is about. And the Emperor in the original trilogy, you know nothing about him. Because you don’t have to! It’s not what it’s about.”

This argument would be fine, if the ST stood on its own, and was presented as largely being simply a reimagening of the OT, a remake of sorts, but it is not. It is meant to be a continuation of a larger story, where Snoke is apparently the linchpin between the alleged victory at the end of the OT, and the tragedy witnessed in the ST. After seeing TLJ that linchpin turns out to be little more than Scotch tape.

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#1170293
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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Williarob said:

DrDre said:

lansing said:

DrDre said:

lansing said:

DrDre said:

lansing said:

Hi I ran into problem on color matching 2 color palettes, every color matched except that one on row 3 column 2, it always turn to pink on the result.

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/0E1NNN8U

This is a discrete color matching problem. The color matching algorithm assumes images with a continuous color distributions with smooth color gradients, so it’s not perfectly suited for this sort of problem.

However, the explanation is in row 5 column 1, which in the source image has almost the same color as row 3 column 2. That color has to become a bright pink, and so row 3 column 2 also becomes pink.

So does that mean the problem can be resolved if I can sort the order of the color in the source image into one long smooth gradient before passing to the program?

It might be…

I isolated that two color and do the testing on the order, but the program didn’t run.

source:
https://i.imgur.com/58gYXRb.png

ref:
https://i.imgur.com/KmO21IJ.png

The algo matches color distributions. With two colors there is not much of a distribution, so I don’t think that will work.

Perhaps this explains why the program wouldn’t run for me when I tried to match the end credits of Star Wars.

I think so. It might work in some cases, but it’s a problem that’s ouside of the scope of the algorithm.

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#1169952
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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lansing said:

DrDre said:

lansing said:

DrDre said:

lansing said:

Hi I ran into problem on color matching 2 color palettes, every color matched except that one on row 3 column 2, it always turn to pink on the result.

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/0E1NNN8U

This is a discrete color matching problem. The color matching algorithm assumes images with a continuous color distributions with smooth color gradients, so it’s not perfectly suited for this sort of problem.

However, the explanation is in row 5 column 1, which in the source image has almost the same color as row 3 column 2. That color has to become a bright pink, and so row 3 column 2 also becomes pink.

So does that mean the problem can be resolved if I can sort the order of the color in the source image into one long smooth gradient before passing to the program?

It might be…

I isolated that two color and do the testing on the order, but the program didn’t run.

source:
https://i.imgur.com/58gYXRb.png

ref:
https://i.imgur.com/KmO21IJ.png

The algo matches color distributions. With two colors there is not much of a distribution, so I don’t think that will work.

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#1169862
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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lansing said:

DrDre said:

lansing said:

Hi I ran into problem on color matching 2 color palettes, every color matched except that one on row 3 column 2, it always turn to pink on the result.

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/0E1NNN8U

This is a discrete color matching problem. The color matching algorithm assumes images with a continuous color distributions with smooth color gradients, so it’s not perfectly suited for this sort of problem.

However, the explanation is in row 5 column 1, which in the source image has almost the same color as row 3 column 2. That color has to become a bright pink, and so row 3 column 2 also becomes pink.

So does that mean the problem can be resolved if I can sort the order of the color in the source image into one long smooth gradient before passing to the program?

It might be…

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#1169852
Topic
Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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lansing said:

Hi I ran into problem on color matching 2 color palettes, every color matched except that one on row 3 column 2, it always turn to pink on the result.

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/0E1NNN8U

This is a discrete color matching problem. The color matching algorithm assumes images with a continuous color distributions with smooth color gradients, so it’s not perfectly suited for this sort of problem.

However, the explanation is in row 5 column 1, which in the source image has almost the same color as row 3 column 2. That color has to become a bright pink, and so row 3 column 2 also becomes pink.

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#1168151
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Matt.F said:

DrDre said:
No, I don’t think, you understand how the laws of physics work.

I work in the space sector and in fact I credit seeing Star Wars at a young age as being the catalyst for that interest. So I assure you my understanding of physics is fine, albeit entirely unnecessary for an appreciation of Star Wars.

I don’t want to turn today into another episode of “The Dre Show” so suffice to say that this discussion has already happened, and you have already been given many sound and sensible reasons. If you’ve forgotten them already then I would suggest you read back through the thread for your answers.

Yet, you cannot resist the temptation to rain on my parade, rather than leave the discussion between OutboundFlight and me, and whoever wants to participate. If you don’t want today to turn into “The DrDre Show”, then just ignore my posts. I assure you, I will be very pleased when that happens. It will save us both a lot of time, and frustration.

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#1168138
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Matt.F said:

I don’t think you understand how torpedo’s work. The speed that they strike the target is irrelevant in fact many torpedo don’t physically even contact the target, but proximity detonate.

No, I don’t think, you understand how the laws of physics work. If an object travels that fast, you don’t need to detonate anything. The energy released on impact would rival a nuclear bomb even for a very tiny object.

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#1168123
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OutboundFlight said:

Maybe Holdo was the first person to think up the kamakizee lightspeed attack. As others have pointed out kamakizee is only useful in certain situations, it makes sense no one would have thought of it until now. They did say she was a brilliant general, and Poe + Hux (both experienced in the military) are confused when she turns the ship around.

That seems highly unlikely. Self-sacrifice is probably older than the discovery of fire, and kamikazee was actually fairly widely used by the Japanese in WWII. If we have invented it many times over throughout our earthly history, I would expect Holdo not to be the first to think of it in the much more advanced GFFA. Considering the energy released on impact is proportionate to the mass times the velocity squared, if hyperspace is really nothing more than traveling very fast in real space and time, as it appears to be in TLJ, then an obstacle travelling at lightspeed would obviously inflict the most damage. A lightspeed torpedo should therefore logically exist. Not having it would be the earthly equivalent of having super sonic planes, whilst inexplicably not having super sonic missiles.

Edit: consider that an object of 1kg travelling at the speed of light would have a the same energy released on impact as a nuclear bomb.

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#1168111
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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DominicCobb said:

chyron8472 said:

I suppose it comes down to whether you decide you want to like it or not. If you want to like it, you focus more on why you like it; if you don’t, you focus more on why you don’t. You can certainly discuss flaws in something you like, but primarily after it’s been established that the thing you like is the thing they like. Kind of like picking on a mutual friend behind their back, as opposed to listening to someone who hates their guts.

It’s not even really that. It’s just nitpicking I can’t stand. Yeah, you can nitpick and find seeming logic flaws in the plot or whatever. But it’s just as easy to find reasonable excuses for them. For me, these kind of little things ultimately don’t matter in regards to the movie’s quality.

That depends. The criticism of the logic behind the hyperspace kamikaze might be a bit of a nitpick, but it is a symptom of larger issues surrounding the slow chase, which is the backbone of the film. That entire sequence is built around the idea that all the rebel cruisers are being chased at a slow pace by the enemy, who conveniently cannot catch up or hit the good guys with their lasers or torpedos for 75% of the runtime of the movie (I can’t remember, if the film provided an explanation for why Hux didn’t send a squadron of fighters, which were very effective earlier in the film), with the element of suspense centered around the idea, the good guys are running out of fuel. Add to this the mutiny, which is based on two rebel leaders not communicating, leading to a side mission, that ultimately goes nowhere. I don’t think this largely plot driven sequence was well written, even if several parts had some entertainment value. Despite not liking the way Luke was handled or for what purpose, I think RJ did much better on the Ach-To and throne room sequences, which were both clever and suspenseful, as was the final confrontation between Luke and Kylo.

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#1167898
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Frank your Majesty said:

DrDre said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Collipso said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Collipso said:

Frank your Majesty said:

In that case: An unmanned kamikaze ship still needs the mass and size of a capital ship, it needs sublight engines and a hyperdrive and it needs an advanced piloting system. It has to stay with the main fleet in case it’s needed, so it costs additional money to operate. Why not buy a regular ship for the same price, which is much more versatile and not limited to one single use? And don’t tell me “it’s just a joke”.

I’m pretty sure a small TIE Fighter could do some damage to the Rebel cruiser.

In Rogue One, we see that the smaller rebel ships didn’t do much damage to the Stardestroyer, when they crashed in hyperspace, so no.

I was talking about the bridge.

So, you assume they can aim their hyperspace jump to directly fly into the bridge?

They can make calculations to avoid stars and what not en route, I think a bridge should not be much of a problem.

Because avoiding a huge star is the same as aiming at a tiny bridge.

No, but avoiding stars, planets and all sorts of other objects seems pretty advanced. I don’t see why aiming a ship at a bridge would be so difficult.

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#1167894
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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dahmage said:

DrDre said:

Frank your Majesty said:

But at the cost of one capital ship. Taking the rebel cruiser out with regular weapons is much more cost effective.

If Lucas had gone for that option at the start of ANH, the film would be very long indeed.

I don’t follow what you mean by this? Wasn’t the beginning of ANH basically a sublight chase?

Yes, where the bigger ship quickly caught up with the smaller one. It wasn’t stretched out across an entire film to serve as the rather weak (imo of course) backbone of the rest of the movie.

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#1167884
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Frank your Majesty said:

Collipso said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Collipso said:

Frank your Majesty said:

In that case: An unmanned kamikaze ship still needs the mass and size of a capital ship, it needs sublight engines and a hyperdrive and it needs an advanced piloting system. It has to stay with the main fleet in case it’s needed, so it costs additional money to operate. Why not buy a regular ship for the same price, which is much more versatile and not limited to one single use? And don’t tell me “it’s just a joke”.

I’m pretty sure a small TIE Fighter could do some damage to the Rebel cruiser.

In Rogue One, we see that the smaller rebel ships didn’t do much damage to the Stardestroyer, when they crashed in hyperspace, so no.

I was talking about the bridge.

So, you assume they can aim their hyperspace jump to directly fly into the bridge?

They can make calculations to avoid stars and what not en route, I think a bridge should not be much of a problem.

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#1167883
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Frank your Majesty said:

But at the cost of one capital ship. Taking the rebel cruiser out with regular weapons is much more cost effective.

Why take the risk? The FO have the opportunity to take out the Resistance once and for all. They could have sent fighters, that proved very effective earlier, or use the kamikaze trick, or whatever. In stead we get a very convenient slow chase. If Lucas had gone for that option at the start of ANH, the film would be very long indeed.

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#1167877
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Matt.F said:

This has already been discussed - Dre already went through this ‘hyperspace kamikaze’ plothole many pages ago. He got shut down thoroughly and convincingly by Adywan and others at the time. That is why I used the word trolling, by posting up a ‘mocking’ cartoon image (which is about as funny as a funeral) and was just designed to mock and denigrate the movie. Poor show.

Not at all. That discussion was about why the hyperspace kamikaze wasn’t used in general, considering its destructive potential, like against the Death Star in ANH, and was shut down only on your mind. This argument pertains specifically to TLJ’s internal logic, and no it is not illogical to assume there are ships in the FO fleet, that are large enough to destroy a rebel cruiser, or at the very least incapacitate it.

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#1167845
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Frank your Majesty said:

DrDre said:

Frank your Majesty said:

DrDre said:

Frank your Majesty said:

But not contributing much. If he wants to make a point, he should write down his point, not post some stupid comic.

Jeez, relax…it is a joke. I thought it was funny, whilst also making a point, which is really obvious, and does not require written text. I don’t know how many off-topic “funny” remarks have been posted in this thread, and you’re raging against an on-topic cartoon? The forum rules allow image only posts if they are on-topic btw, and the cartoon makes a good point regarding the application of TLJ’s in-universe logic. It’s a nitpick to an extend, but it is also a valid criticism, considering the film features both a slow chase, where the bad guys somehow cannot get in range to kill the good guys for the reason of plot convenience, and a ship, that is used by the good guys as a lightspeed torpedo against the bad guys at a critical point in the film. It does make it seem, like RJ wanted to have his cake and eat it.

Ps. I should add, that I feel the cartoon is more entertaining than this post.

I’m not raging. And the rules say “No image-only posts unless the image has a direct bearing on the topic at hand and it adds value to the discussion.” I agree that the pic was on-topic, however, whether it adds value to the discussion is very debatable.

You might not feel so, but I do, so there you go. I’m not in favour of disagreeing with an opinion, and then to pass it off as not having value, or something even less pleasant. There’s too much of that going on around here. I would rather discuss the point being made.

I’m not saying the opinion in the comic has no value, I’m saying expressing your opinion by posting someone else’s comic without context is bad form. People have to assume your exact opinion and you can brush off any criticism with “it’s just a joke”, which is a pretty bad excuse in general.

Well maybe I just wanted to share the comic without context, such that people can just view it on it’s own terms. The comic’s creator has his or her own intent, that doesn’t need my embellishment. I have no trouble adding my own take, as I’ve amply demonstrated, so I really don’t see why you keep banging on about this.

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#1167821
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Frank your Majesty said:

DrDre said:

Frank your Majesty said:

But not contributing much. If he wants to make a point, he should write down his point, not post some stupid comic.

Jeez, relax…it is a joke. I thought it was funny, whilst also making a point, which is really obvious, and does not require written text. I don’t know how many off-topic “funny” remarks have been posted in this thread, and you’re raging against an on-topic cartoon? The forum rules allow image only posts if they are on-topic btw, and the cartoon makes a good point regarding the application of TLJ’s in-universe logic. It’s a nitpick to an extend, but it is also a valid criticism, considering the film features both a slow chase, where the bad guys somehow cannot get in range to kill the good guys for the reason of plot convenience, and a ship, that is used by the good guys as a lightspeed torpedo against the bad guys at a critical point in the film. It does make it seem, like RJ wanted to have his cake and eat it.

Ps. I should add, that I feel the cartoon is more entertaining than this post.

I’m not raging. And the rules say “No image-only posts unless the image has a direct bearing on the topic at hand and it adds value to the discussion.” I agree that the pic was on-topic, however, whether it adds value to the discussion is very debatable.

You might not feel so, but I do, so there you go. I’m not in favour of disagreeing with an opinion, and then to pass it off as not having value, or something even less pleasant. There’s too much of that going on around here. I would rather discuss the point being made.

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#1167794
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Frank your Majesty said:

But not contributing much. If he wants to make a point, he should write down his point, not post some stupid comic.

Jeez, relax…it is a joke. I thought it was funny, whilst also making a point, which is really obvious, and does not require written text. I don’t know how many off-topic “funny” remarks have been posted in this thread, and you’re raging against an on-topic cartoon? The forum rules allow image only posts, if they are on-topic btw, and the cartoon makes a good point regarding the application of TLJ’s in-universe logic. It’s a nitpick to an extend, but it is also a valid criticism, considering the film features both a slow chase, where the bad guys somehow cannot get in range to kill the good guys for the reason of plot convenience, and a ship, that is used by the good guys as a lightspeed torpedo against the bad guys at a critical point in the film. It does make it seem, like RJ wanted to have his cake and eat it.

Ps. I should add, that I feel the cartoon is more entertaining than this post.

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#1166095
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Collipso said:

Isn’t that a TFA issue? Several of the inconsistencies and “plot holes” listed here apply to TFA too.

To an extend, but at least in TFA there was still a New Republic, and the barren conditions of the FO’s home base made it seem like they were a well supported fringe government, run by extremists. Given what happened in TFA, I would have expected both the New Republic and the FO to be severely weakened. This should have given rise to a totally different dynamic in the conflict, with two nations fighting a war of attrition with limited resources. However, it was not to be. The New Republic was destroyed, and the FO seemingly unstoppable without explanation.

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#1166077
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yotsuya said:

NeverarGreat said:

Matt.F said:

NeverarGreat said:

chyron8472 said:

Mrebo said:

tere are good explanations for most of them anyway.

There are explanations now that we’ve had ages to ponder them. Conversely, the novelization for TLJ isn’t even out yet.

The TFA novel straight up explains how the Starkiller beam could destroy a planet on the other side of the galaxy from where the base itself is located. It just depends on it you want to accept that explanation.

That is to say, you like the movie or you don’t, and that’s your choice. But holding ST and OT up to different yard sticks isn’t exactly fair.

We shouldn’t need novelizations to justify the events of a movie.

But as for different yardsticks, the Death Star was a moon sized space station with essentially a big version of a blaster that could blow up rocky planets. It required the resources of a galaxy-spanning empire to build.

Starkiller Base is a piece of construction many times larger than the Death Star, with a primary weapon requiring seemingly universe-breaking technology that has never been previously hinted at or explained, built by an organization that by all indications is a fraction the size of the Empire.

These are not two yardsticks.

Iteration is your answer.

The German Empire was defeated in WWI, the Nazi’s “rose from the ashes” and 20 years later the Third Reich invaded Poland and WWII began.

The engineering iteration upon the previous weapons, saw the war machine now employ cannon that could span the English channel, unmanned V2 bombs, U boats, and any number of other more advanced hardware (including ultimately nuclear weapons).

Pretty obvious that the First Order is based upon the hardware of the Empire (TIE Fighters, Star Destroyers, Stormtrooper armour, Starkiller Base, etc), and so iteration is your answer to why they are more advanced.

But that still doesn’t answer the question of why they were able to build a far more ambitious project with far less resources. If we saw that they used a robotic workforce and had a lot of automation for their fleet it would make sense, but we get no indication that it’s different from the Empire in this regard. Hux even says that it’s a machine ‘that you have built’. Yet another missed opportunity if you ask me.

Well, how did the Empire do it? They built two huge battlestations in secret. The First order built a superweapon on a small planet. Not quite the same level of construction required. the weapon is more powerful, but the setup is not larger. And we see this one fleet. How many fleets does Snoke have? How many fleets did the Empire have? We see and increase in the technology, but we don’t really see a larger force. The Empire had to dominate the galaxy and keep the rebels at bay. The First Order destroyed the Republic capital and fleet (one fleet in one system, but evidently all the Republic thought it needed) so they don’t need the huge resources the Empire had to have the fleet and ships we see. When you move beyond the movies, the Empire was massive and there is no indication the First Order is anywhere near that big.

There’s no indication period. That’s the issue. We have to assume the Republic fleet was obliterated. We have to assume the destruction of Starkiller base, and all it’s equipment, and personel didn’t cripple the FO, much like the attack on the Republic capital system apparently crippled the New Republic. There’s just no frame of reference. There’s only the opening crawl and a few lines of dialogue, and those seem to suggest the FO is overruning the galaxy, implausible as that may be, while by the end of TLJ there’s a rebellion so small, that it fits into the Millenium Falcon.

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#1166064
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yotsuya said:

DrDre said:

yotsuya said:

chyron8472 said:

You do not let the movies tell you a story on their own terms. You want it to be on your terms and are angry and frustrated that it doesn’t work that way. If you were willing to let the films tell their own stories and expand your understanding of the universe as you acquire more information about it, you would be able to accept and enjoy it.

I have to agree with your assessment, though I think your last paragraph is a bit off topic. DrDre was expecting ROTJ hero Luke, not old Mentor Luke. Such a fall is a mythic trope. I don’t know what some others were expecting, but whatever they expected they were disappointed.

I think this is inaccurate and an oversimplification. Time and time again we get these arguments, that us critics didn’t like TLJ, because of expectations and what not. It’s not about wanting hero Luke. It’s about what means are used to achieve what ends. The OT is in part about Luke’s growth as a character. In TLJ Luke has regressed to a deplorable state. Is this problematic in of itself? No, not at all. However, the means by which this was achieved, and to what ends, is what makes TLJ a bad Star Wars film in my view. The means, a sixty second flashback, is far too compressed IMO. It makes Luke’s transition from hero and Jedi to curmudgeon, who abandons his family, friends, and the GFAA at large, just not believable to me. This situation is compounded by the ends, which ultimately amount to a big reset in the Star Wars universe, where an even smaller rebel force has to fight another tyrannical regime, while another new hope has to somehow reinvigorate the Jedi.

So, for me personally deconstructing Luke Skywalker, while jarring, might have been worth the journey, if the franchise really went in an interesting new direction, whilst respecting the underlying themes of the overarching saga as set up by Lucas. However, since the ST for me personally amounts to little more than a reboot, whilst undoing almost everything the OT’s heroes achieved on a personal and macroscopic scale, I just disagree with the idea that the ST films tell their own stories and expand our understanding of the universe. It’s story consists of a mishmash of OT story threads, held together by a plot designed to defy expectations, and to avoid the OT’s resolutions. At the same time it provides very little understanding how and why the GFFA regressed back to the OT’s macrostate, because the film is too preoccupied with pulling the rug from under our feet at almost every turn, in my humble opinion of course.

The ST is like a rollercoaster. There’s fun and excitement to be found around every unexpected twist and turn, but ultimately the journey just leads back to the beginning of the ride, which makes it pretty pointless, if like me you wanted to go places.

Yes, that was oversimplified. But it is clear you had expectations and that you didn’t like where things went and that you didn’t really find the film engaging. But the thing I have problems with is because of that you have created a conspiracy theory that this was done deliberately to reboot the series and piss off long-time fans.

I have never said it was done to piss off long term fans. Star Wars is a brand, and the Empire versus rebels conflict is closely connected to that brand, just like the lightsabers, the Force, stormtroopers etc. So, rather than take a big risk and really tell a different story, that could be viewed by many as not really being Star Wars, because it doesn´t have some sort of Sith Lord, a fallen Jedi apprentice, stormtroopers, Star Destroyers, a tiny band of rebels led by a young Jedi wannabe, etc. , they took the safe route and ensured that the ST still adhered to a slightly modernized OT aesthetic, and remained beholden to the basic Empire vs rebels/Jedi vs Sith premise. The fact that a group of fans are pissed off, or in most cases simply disappointed, is just a side effect of that deliberate choice.

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Matt.F said:

Yawn, what a load of tedious waffle.

Dre, you realise that these are movies made to entertain 8 year olds right?

Thank god the ‘deconstructing Luke Skywalker’ imaginary movie you wanted in your head wasn’t made!

I am afraid the simple solution for you Dre is to either walk away from the series, as watching TLJ has appeared to trigger you into hours upon hours of wasted time poured into expressions of regret and bitterness, or to dial down your lofty and unrealistic expectations and enjoy the movie on its own merits - as a film made to entertain 8 year olds.

Here we go again…I’ve reported you to the mods, because you simply can’t stop yourself from making things personal.

They say the test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones, but I’ve lost my patience with yours.

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