STAR WARS BTFO BY JESUS CHRIST THROUGH A VATICAN REVIEW
>"The new director's set-up fails most spectacularly in its representation of evil, meaning the negative characters," according to the review. "Darth Vader and above all the Emperor Palpatine were two of the most efficient villains in that genre of American cinema."
>This time around, the villains are more insipid than devilish, the paper adds.
>"The counterpart of Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, wears a mask merely to emulate his predecessor, while the character who needs to substitute the emperor Palpatine as the incarnation of supreme evil represents the most serious defect of the film," it wrote. "Without revealing anything about the character, all we will say is that it is the clumsiest and tackiest result you can obtain from computer graphics."
>"Abrams' direction is in fact modeled on the sloppiest current action films derived from the world of videogames."
>The review slams the film as “more reboot than sequel,” saying “not a classy reboot however, like Nolan's Batman, but an update twisted to suit today's tastes and a public more accustomed to sitting in front of a computer than in a cinema."
Is Jesus Christ right on this one? Frankly this review seems to parrot the /tv/ consensus. Do they browse 4chan?
December 17, 2015
Now in its seventh highly anticipated episode, entitled The Awakening of the force, the Star Wars saga tries to renew itself with new producers and a new director, leaving aside its creator George Lucas.
Thirty years have passed since rebels led by Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia have defeated the Galactic Empire. The new republic is still standing but Skywalker has mysteriously disappeared. The hunt members of the First Order, led by the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), but end up on his trail even a stormtrooper repentant (John Boyega) and a thief of spare parts (Daisy Riley) and the revived only ( Harrison Ford).
Lucas, who was of course always recognized to be a brilliant producer, conversely has never been taken seriously as a director. The only merit of the film by JJ Abrams is to demonstrate, by contrast, how much was elegant, balanced, but also appropriate the direction of the previous chapters, including The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, assigned virtually to mere figurehead. Features appreciable, those listed, especially if placed in relation to the megalomania conceptual whole project, worthy of a Griffith or DeMille.
What Lucas has been in short film classic. Of not more magistrali, due to obvious limitations of expression, but also sufficiently solid. Perfect for the era of the first trilogy - 1977-1983, where an air of restoration after Europeanisms the previous decade - and already a bit 'too static for years (1999 - 2005) - the second. But in any case, with its placid and solemn transparency, had the fundamental quality to enhance the greatest strength of the saga, one that even the detractors acknowledged, or even archetypal and iconic potential of various elements: the look of characters, their functionally-dimensional characters, many details of the scenery and environments. Which helped the few but incisive plot twists. A result obtained from various influences, mixed with unconsciousness but also so unexpectedly homogeneous. Which enabled this work for children and adolescents to be appreciated by a good chunk of that adult legitimately unwilling to visions most challenging.
Aided by the passage of the reins of the actual production from the hands of the demiurge to those of the same Abrams and others, today all this is gone. To the point that the awakening of force seems more a reboot than a sequel. Not a reboot of the class, however, as may be the Nolan's Batman, but an update bent to the fashions of the moment and an audience more accustomed to the computer screen than to the movie theater. Directed by Abrams fact it is modulated on more sloppy action movies today, precisely adjacent to the world of video games. In the sequences of action, pure and simple, then, it is quite effective, but otherwise a camera involved in a dynamic free and abuse of close-ups gradually erode the strength of the characters and the epic scope of the story.
It is not even winning the choice of much-publicized return to real environments, since they are often anonymous and poor dramatic value. But the aspect that fails most spectacularly the staging of the new director is the representation of evil, or the design of the negative characters. Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine especially were two of the most effective bad American movie genre, able to convey a genuine sense of evil, this character really archetypal. A value which largely lacked already in the trilogy latest, but being in that case a previous history to the birth of terrible empire, the gap was justified. But here you want to go further, we want to overdo it in the darkness, and the result is bad. The counterpart of Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, wearing a mask of course with the only reason to emulate his predecessor. While the figure is expected to replace the Emperor Palpatine as the embodiment of supreme evil is the most serious flaw of the film. Without revealing anything about the character in question, we'll just say that the result is more awkward and tacky that you could get from the computer graphics.