Yoda Is Your Father said:
Does anybody have anything good to say about the finale in which the star destroyer gets totalled by Laura Dern light-speeding through it and Finn/Rose/Phasma being the only survivors then BB8 piloting an AT-ST?
Come at me with positivity about that whole scene, I could do with a laugh.
I was absolutely left stunned with that sacrifice scene; I could feel the whole theater in such awe of that visual! That’s the first time a movie visually surprised me in that way. Usually, eye candy to me makes my eye roll because it’s just there for a cool factor with little purpose. Here, there was more emotion behind it, so I really loved that moment.
Oh and BB-8 with the Walker caught me by surprise too; I really thought it was going to be the codebreaker.
Agree it was visually quite cool.
Personally I had no emotional attachment to Laura Dern’s character. In fact I thought she kind of sucked, so her sacrifice meant very little to me.
And even if it had, Finn, Rose, Phasma and BB8 surviving the total destruction of a Star destroyer just felt very convenient to the point that it took me out of the movie and destroyed any cool factor that had come before.
BB8 piloting an AT-ST is up there with R2’s rocket jets (and for the record I loved BB8 in TFA, so aim not just a BB8 hater like some folk. I would have liked to see him have a bigger role in the movie as a whole a la R2 in the OT).
War does not make one great.