Why did they go with such a young woman for the voice of a 1000 year old character?
It sounded like she couldn't decide whether to use her normal voice or try to sound forcedly old. Terrible casting decision when they could've used pretty much any old actress.
My name is Bolo Santosi. I am the leader of the revolutionary army known as The Reapers. Our goal is for the people of Panau to break the chains of oppression and rise up as one.
Just watched this last night and I thought the same thing. This character was awful, a CGI excuse to make use of Lupita Ngoynonyo or wtf her name is.
Why the fuck did she need to be 1,000 years old?
Oh, because Yoda was 900 and everything in TFA is just a copy but BIGGER, BETTER, FASTER PACED AND MORE DIVERSE than the OT.
Even if she was "only" 120 years old it would be enough credibility.
I agree with the other poster, it's obvious that they just made her older because they wanted to one-up yoda. Death star? Well our doomsday device is FIVE TIMES LARGER AND CAN HIT 5 PLANETS AT ONCE.
The fact that she is older than yoda actually hinders her credibility. Why didn't she train in the force with the jedi if she is actually force-sensitive and was around for 1000 years? I mean, what else to do? I mean euugh, fuck, the inconsistencies just keep on piling up.
The more I think about this movie the more try-hard and pandering it seems. Even the John Williams score was generic and uninspired, which is a feat for star wars.
I had no idea who she was, what she was, what she was supposed to be doing other than running some waterhole, and apparently shes some force knower and has lukes light saber
like, am I supposed to be impressed by her wisdom or some shit?
>hire a talented young, Oscar-winning actress for your movie
>instead of having her appear onscreen, get her to play an ugly CGI old woman alien (despite her having no experience playing CGI creatures)
>hire a nobody whose most notable role was playing a corpse on TV
>make her the main character
HAAAAAN SOOOOOLOOO! *holds up lightsaber*
My name is Maz Kanata, but you can call me "Chewbacca's girlfriend". As you can see, I'm pretty much blind. That's why I came here, because I got lost. I'm over 1000 years old (Mature for my age though! Haha!) and I like to hand out legendary Jedi weapons to random people (I'm really wise, so deal with it).
In my spare time I give advice to protagonists from desert planets with my friend Yoda. He's wise too, of course. But I'd like to meet other wise, ancient beings. Like they say: The more, the merrier!
Anyways, if someone could tell me the way to the Outer Rim, that would be nice.
*harbours First Order spies* <--- Me being wise again. O_O
So long and may the force be with you,
The Annoying Orange