The Last Jedi: Professional Reviews, Articles

Page 25 of 25 Previous  1 ... 14 ... 23, 24, 25

Go down

Re: The Last Jedi: Professional Reviews, Articles

Post by californiagirl on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 9:24 pm

@Saracene I've always thought that it's not just JJ who is obsessed with the #mysterybox. Rian's got his version too.
avatar
californiagirl
Jedi Master
Jedi Master

Messages : 765
Likes : 3309
Date d'inscription : 2017-11-12
Age : 24

Back to top Go down

Re: The Last Jedi: Professional Reviews, Articles

Post by Saracene on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 9:31 pm

@californiagirl wrote:@Saracene I've always thought that it's not just JJ who is obsessed with the #mysterybox. Rian's got his version too.
@californiagirl

Except that Rian's didn't cause furious internet discussions.

"Who are Rey's parents?" Two years and millions of words' worth of speculations.

"What did Rey see in her vision?" ...
avatar
Saracene
Force Ghost
Force Ghost

Messages : 2016
Likes : 12874
Date d'inscription : 2016-03-27
Age : 38
Localisation : Melbourne

http://yggdrasille.com

Back to top Go down

Re: The Last Jedi: Professional Reviews, Articles

Post by californiagirl on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 11:14 pm

@Saracene Some of the audience decided what they were interested in in TFA, such as Rey's parents, Snoke, and what Luke was going to do in TLJ. Some of it was based on pure viewer wish fulfillment, as the article from earlier indicated, even if it wasn't explicitly given as a question in TFA. People like mystery more than actual story, which JJ has been roundly criticized for on many occasions. I actually think he slightly toned it down for TFA, but it still got blown way out of proportion in fan discourse, to the point where it overrode the actual story itself.

Meanwhile Rian puts in an actual mystery with clear relevance to the characters and story, and hardly anyone even notices it's there. Because it's not what many people want or expect from these stories. There's very little speculation around IX because the things people cared about all got struck to the ground in TLJ. We're left with the Resistance, to whom few people are endeared, as much as the films may try. Even those who liked the Rey-Kylo plot, which is most of the audience, don't forsee anything much for IX. People by and large didn't ask for their dynamic in TFA or TLJ, and so they will not go looking for it in IX either.

The filmmakers basically have the responsibility to foist it upon the audience that doesn't always know what's best for them or the story. It sounds horribly condescending, but then, most of the TLJ theories were Luke igniting the green, Rey being a pure Jedi princess, and Kylo having no dimension at all. Those latter two ideas still stand in many circles unfortunately. So IX will have to give people what they won't ask for or expect themselves.
avatar
californiagirl
Jedi Master
Jedi Master

Messages : 765
Likes : 3309
Date d'inscription : 2017-11-12
Age : 24

Back to top Go down

Page 25 of 25 Previous  1 ... 14 ... 23, 24, 25

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum