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Shopping Maul
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * SPOILER THREAD *
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24-Dec-2018, 1:16 AM

screams in the void said:

Shopping Maul said:

screams in the void said:

Defending Admiral Holdo in The Last Jedi …

And on the other hand…(not trying to be a jerk, I honestly think this is a valid rebuttal)…

interesting video , I can see some of his points , though I would argue that Holdo was a little pissed that her best friend Leia was hospitalized and Leia was also in on Holdo’s plan .I completely disagree with the suggestion towards the end of the video that TLJ had no quiet character driven moments though …here is one … and another …

I totally agree - in fact I nearly mentioned it when I posted but didn’t want to throw a wall of text at you. But yeah, the ‘quieter moments’ thing doesn’t entirely ring true for me either. In fact I really like the moment between Leia and Holdo (just before Holdo’s sacrifice) - there is just so much in that little scene that speaks volumes about the possible past that Leia and Holdo share. Plus, I think ‘pacing’ as a concept has changed a lot over the years. I remember when Star Wars itself was considered a non-stop breakneck roller coaster ride. It only got ‘slower’ with time.

Also that AOTC scene he shows with Anakin and Palpatine is like the one character moment that demonstrates the dynamic between those two - which isn’t much given that this is supposedly the backbone of Anakin’s seduction/fall! So yeah, I really love Mauler’s content generally but I don’t agree with him on all points.

Re the clip you posted - I do respect his point of view, even if I don’t agree with it, but I’m not with him on the idea of Holdo being Ackbar. I think the whole point of her being an unknown quantity is/was important. Had it been Ackbar there’d be no surprise to the twist/sacrifice.

Thanks as always for sharing and happy Xmas/Festivus/Life day!