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Apr 17, 2004



SlothfulCobra posted:

I only ever started worrying about the implications of nobody apparently ever thinking about that before weeks after seeing it, and while I was watching the movie, I was more concerned with those other ships that were in the nuRebel fleet back when it was still a fleet who had scenes where they died horribly where you just knew their sacrifice would be unremembered and unmourned and left mostly meaningless by the plot. If ramming was on the table, you'd think they could have their own big cool moments, but no.


They really weren't. Lucas was actually pretty restrained with the supernatural abilities of jedi, much like how Tolkien was pretty restrained with how much magic Gandalf does. In RotJ Luke's got a couple super jumps and a little ESP, and that's it. Even in the prequels, the jedi didn't actually sling around very much magic by the standards of like superhero media. There absolutely wasn't the thing that happened with DBZ where powers just get inflated indefinitely until nothing really means anything because everything is so powerful that it's too abstract to meaningfully depict.

The sequels give off a real feeling of writers taking all the toys of the franchise and trying to push them to the limits of what could possibly be done with them. Instead of trying to find a groove of their own, everything is constantly framed in the perspective of the franchise, even if you're actively trying to be charitable and not do your own direct comparisons.

Tolkien did this off-screen/page as it were. When Gandalf falls in Moria some crazy poo poo happens but its not described other than Gandalf *chased* a Balrog out from the underworld where even the Balrog didn't want to be. And the Balrog was running from that AND Gandalf.

So old wizard man must have some moves.

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