Lord Haseo said:
John Doom said:
I see what he means. It makes sense for the audiance, but otherwise there’s no in-universe explaination (which I dislike).
There wasn’t any in the PT. As in it being specifically stated that history is bound to repeat itself.
What I mean is I think in the big picture there’s artistically a lot of difference between making a point on two different main characters (revealing why in-universe Vader had a robotic hand like Luke in ROTJ, why they’re supposed to be alike) by only mirroring Luke’s major plot points and loosely (is trained to become a jedi, destroys a space ship, loses his hand, confronts Palpatine), and mirroring (actually “borrowing”, as J.J. said) to make the movie more familiar to the audiance. To me it just doesn’t work in the big picture, it’s a decision that lacks any sort of artistic vision, doesn’t add anything to the plot or the characters, it feels like borrowing just for the sake of it.
I wouldn’t say 50/50 in Rey’s case but I could say that for Poe. The only thing the two have in common is that they both resist the torture/interrogation of our main baddie. But how they were captured, when they were captured and interrogated, what they were interrogated for and how they escaped were totally different.
Poe giving the data to bb8 and being captured, as well as Rey being brought to SKB and being interrogated while the other main characters get into the prison to save her, they both clearly borrow from Leia in ANH, that was my point. Their scenes (visual references aside) play differently, yet share the same plot points, so it’s still “borrowing” as J.J. said.