You’ll be glad you didn’t see Star Wars VII: The Farce Awakens. The glaring questions it begs are projections of the female imperative. Darth Vader, Luke, Kylo Ren, Obi Wan Kenobi, and all other force using experts in any previous Star Wars story, needed training based on years of apprenticeship with a 24/7 mentor to master the force. The entire premise of Jedi powers, like all martial skills, is that they must being “learned” and they develop over time with practice. Our heroine Rey, hinted heavily as being Luke’s daughter, instantly and without training or foreknowledge gets abilities with the force that took all other Jedi, Sith, decades to develop. So with no Jedi’s around, how does she even know the force can control weak minded storm troopers, much less use the old “you don’t need to see his papers” shtick.In fairness, I think George Lucas had already ruined Star Wars in Return of the Jedi the moment that the Ewoks appeared. This is merely the continued beating of a horse that was already long dead.
They are both grandchildren of Darth Vader, but for some reason her untrained ability with the farce greater than her cousin’s trained ability with the force. Morally all the new Luke, Rey, seems to be doing is self-centered and for no greater good. Female imperative in spades, what’s good for the princess is by default the greater good.
Using a light saber is analogous using a sword, hence to be at a level where you are proficient, much less not hurt yourself takes lots of training and effort. Proficiency in martial skills are always in both great stories and real life acquired the same way one gets to Carnegie Hall.
How can Rey without any training best Kylo Ren, the emo Darth Vader, with a light saber, while Kylo Ren has had years of training with the force and swords? Even though Vader, Anakin Skywalker, in his youth like Rey showed signs of mechanical genius and native ability with the force, to become proficient took years of training and a mentor? When Luke first picked up a light sabre, he couldn’t deflect a laser pointer from a training drone much less use it effectively. Even after training with both Kenobi and Yoda, Luke got his hand chopped off by Vader.
The whole “force” in Rey defies the entire premise of the Jedi and use of the force in the previous 6 movies. How come the only character to get the ability and skill to use the force without putting in the work and effort is a girl? Rey’s abilities make a farce of the force. Why unlike all the men who do battle does she manage to get through against trained martial experts without even a scratch?
The only good point of the entire move is the example set by both Anakin and Kylo; self-centered whiny emo is a clear indicator of a boy who is easily corrupted and gravitates toward evil
The Farce Awakens gives girls what they want, superiority to men in all things without having to put in the effort men put in to be the best they can be. The Farce did awaken.
Yes it’s just another example of the maxim: women ruin everything. In this case Star Wars.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Star Wars: The Farce Awakens
A review from a disappointed reader. WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD: