Post by Ellron Silvertree on Dec 7, 2016 2:14:33 GMT
It's interesting. If some well I think it'll be really good. From my experiences the games have pretty decent plots, so if they can improve that I think it'll be pretty good. I'm watching Episode VII right now on a 4k projector with surround sound and a subwoofer that makes it so you can actually *feel* the Force xP
Post by Aviar Goldeneagle on Dec 19, 2016 9:20:30 GMT
Elytra : I would dispute the idea that Dmitri was trying to "break a stereotype" when he typed the phrase above. However since I cannot read his mind I cannot say for sure. Perhaps the said Dmitri would like to clarify for us?
Also, "breaking stereotypes" (if the research I did upon them was accurate) sounds like it doesn't really apply here, and I would dispute the idea that the phrase stated above would qualify as a "stereotype". If it is not a stereotype then your statement above has very little or no relevance to the discussion at hand.
Post by Leilani Sunblade on Dec 19, 2016 13:33:00 GMT
*pops in* I have nothing to say about Rogue One, never having seen it and doubting that I will see it until it comes out on DVD, if then, but regarding the phraseology debate here: "hit the nail on the head" is a cliche, a metaphor, and a idiom, not a stereotype. It is entirely possible that Dmitri is trying to put a life-bringing twist on a dying or dead metaphor, but I would assume he has other reasons besides that for changing the wording.
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Post by Dmitri Pendragon on Dec 21, 2016 4:28:38 GMT
I enjoyed Episode 7, but my main issue with it was the lack of resolution about Rey's background. Rey's motives weren't explained because the filmmakers tried too hard to keep her backstory unexplained, and as a result I didn't feel I knew her. In contrast, I felt a stronger connection to Finn, whose backstory and motives were not left secret.
Generally when I read books or watch movies, I accept the story as it is. I have made it a point not to say "The author should have done this or that" in my irregular book reviews on Goodreads, because I am an artist too and I believe that my art should be subject to my decisions, not the decisions of my audience. What I will say is what worked for me as a reader or viewer. In Episode 7, what didn't work for me—what I didn't "get"—was Rey's motives.
I believe a story should have closure. That's not to say that a character should never have a hidden history. But I think that, if the character is going to be as prominent as Rey, if the hidden history is going to be foreshadowed so often, I believe it should be part of this story, and not part of the next story. As it stands, it feels like a cheap trick to make us watch Episode 8.
Rogue One successfully avoids this particular issue in Episode 7 because each of its characters has a backstory that is explained in the story, sometimes overtly, sometimes as subtext. For example, Galen's meeting with Krennic in the beginning of the film was a particularly good example of subtext, because that short conversation communicated so much about the two and their history together.
"Everybody dies", but I think the reason those stories rub is the wrong way is that our generation has been raised on movies and stories that all have happy endings (there is a place for happy endings though, don't misinterpret me!). Many of the classics deal with hard subjects, and that's what made them into classics. On that note, pretty much every story in the Bible is messy, and there may not be any happy ending for the main character (like in the case of Israel) but there is the promise of eventual triumph and victory. The same parallel applies to Rogue One: the end result isn't a happy ending, but the victory comes with ANH with the destruction of the Death Star. That's my two cents.
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Dmitri Pendragon: Elytra: Wait, it's actually referring to the oldest post on the Underground? (I never did chase that down in fact…)
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