Star Wars Worst Movie
Star Wars Worst Movie : Poe was supposed to be the Han Solo type character, speaking the more colloquial, normal English we’re used to amidst the space opera, cracking jokes and being relatable.
That place where the real world meets high sci-fi fantasy that Star Wars is known for.
But, when Poe mocks the General in the Last Jedi we see a drop in the quality of Star Wars that had never been witnessed before.
Some of the humor was a little forced with him. But Oscar’s timing was good. This might be an example of that. It was a bit surprising that they went so colloquial with this your momma joke. We had never seen a “mother joke” in Star Wars yet.
It really did show Hux as a complete buffoon. Hux was a seething, one dimensional, red eyed, spitting, fascist cut-out in the first movie, with no explanation given for his fervor. His only other dimension was that he was also a conniving, jealous type with regard to Kylo. A sycophant.
There were plenty of two dimensional imperials in the original movies, but they all managed to have some plausible, military poise and dignity to them, which is what made the Empire such a fun villain to hate. They had a sense of subtly superior tongue-in-cheek irony, too. Which hinted at how evil they were underneath.
Here, Hux is shown to be a pompous fool, unfit and too emotional to be worthy of command. Which is fine, I suppose, as the first order is supposed to be a two-bit empire, but then their threat is shown as supposedly being just as bad or worse. But over the course of this and the next movie, he just becomes a one dimensional joke prop to be bashed about by Snoke and Kylo.
It’s supposed to be the new version of the abuse Vader leveled onto his underlings in the original movies. But while Vader actually killed them, making Vader more scary, Hux just gets flopped and bashed around horribly, which almost makes you sympathetic toward him.
It was such a letdown to have this wonderful actor, Domnal Gleason, with such a great look, be wasted in such a cartoony, mustache twirling slapstick sight gag of a character.
He had a brief, slim chance of being a more interesting character in part three where they revealed him as a secret traitor and maybe an unlikely Lando-style chance at redemption for the character. But then he was immediately killed. Ugh.
While the momma joke was a surprise, the LARGER PROBLEM with this scene is what follows.
That tonally you start on this joke, and then you proceed to have Poe depressingly make the dumbest, most disastrous, poor and irrational decision of the entire trilogy. Going after a dreadnaught because “those things are fleet killers!” he then proceeds to kill almost his entire fleet trying to kill it. And the scene ends with Hux saying they have the Resistance fleet on a string, a huge plot point in the film, with no explanation whatsoever given about how they are able to track them. This is the same plot hole that people criticized the The Phantom Menace for.
(The most annoying plot hole for me was that if the Resistance fleet could send a ship to Canto Bite to find a hacker in a useless side adventure, why couldn’t they just send some to get more fuel!? And why didn’t the First Order just have a ship jump in ahead of the Resistance? Etc. ugh. So dumb.)
Anyway, the destruction of the Resistance fighter fleet because of Poe’s stupidity, which lead to the complete and utter destruction of the entire Resistance, is character assassination of Poe that completely drains any heroism from him and really ruined this movie for me, along with its even more offensive mishandling of Luke.
This movie was bad. The problems were many and many have pointed them out. It divided the fan base instead of uniting people. It was beautifully shot. Special effects were great. Nice cast. Horrible movie. Crap writing. Complete letdown and destruction of characters and premises set up in previous films, all for the sake of self-important, shock value.
People love Star Wars so emotions run high when a Star Wars film comes out. Purposefully making a film to frustrate the customers by turning things completely on their head isn’t a winning strategy.
Star Wars Worst Movie