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#1263827
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Best Explanation Of Mary Sue Issue
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Valheru_84 said:
I haven’t seen the video linked in this thread

Yeah I can tell.

My point was not saying these elements are “bad” but it was in counter to his idea that (and I paraphrase) that characters that are written properly act in a logical way, and not in way that betrays how the writer wants or feels they “should” act. To which my reply was to say that clearly Ripley changed from one movie to the next in a way that shows how Cameron likes to write female leads. Authorial intent is very apparent. So I’m not saying Aliens or the character is “bad”, but rather that if we wanted make his argument look flimsy it’s very easy to do. Which, as I’ve already said would be silly since I love Aliens.

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#1263821
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Best Explanation Of Mary Sue Issue
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Voss Caltrez said:

Mocata said:

I love that he goes on about Aliens so much (a movie I love) but then misses how laboured and on the nose the motherhood themes are after Ripley was just a straight edge pro in the original that was written without gender. If you wanted to be really silly about this it would be just as easy to suggest that like Terminator 2 James Cameron can’t help making his leads into simple child bearing stereotypes who must overcome very basic fears to become mothers/heroes.

Good point.
Also, the character of Ripley could also be accused of “pushing an agenda” since the lone voice of reason is a woman, arguing against a majority of stupid men.

Yes, also to further the subtext that she is the mother and they are children.

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#1263803
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Best Explanation Of Mary Sue Issue
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I love that he goes on about Aliens so much (a movie I love) but then misses how laboured and on the nose the motherhood themes are after Ripley was just a straight edge pro in the original that was written without gender. If you wanted to be really silly about this it would be just as easy to suggest that like Terminator 2 James Cameron can’t help making his leads into simple child bearing stereotypes who must overcome very basic fears to become mothers/heroes.

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#1262181
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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joefavs said:

I rewatched about half of the films since the last time I posted in this thread and I think I’ve arrived at my definitive ranking until IX comes out.

  1. Star Wars
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. The Last Jedi
  4. The Force Awakens
  5. Return of the Jedi
  6. Solo
  7. Rogue One
  8. The Phantom Menace
  9. Attack of the Clones
  10. Revenge of the Sith

The PT is still kind of a toss-up, but the middle part of the list seems to have stabilized for me.

That looks about right. I may have shifted the top 5 around a little but only 3-5.

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#1262160
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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SilverWook said:

Mocata said:

Important question…

In ROTJ does Grey Leader die then re-appear during the finale?

But are we talking OT or SE version?

Now now…

Okay so I’m pretty hung over and we watched ROTJ and 2am in a haze of booze. This is my life. But! What I mean is that he dies when like when a bunch of them are killed, and then after some more throne room antics they cut back to the pilots heading for the superstructure - I’m sure he’s alive again for a second. Then Wedge says “good shot Red 2” but it’s a Y-Wing?