History Narm / StarWars

15th Jun '16 3:33:30 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Speaking of names: Ever notice the rather "obvious" nature of most [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Sith names]]? "Vader"... as in ''in''-vader. "Sidious", as in ''in''-sidious. And then "Maul". And from the source materials, "Bane" (as in "''bane'' of our existence"). "Tyrannus", granted, ''is'' a bit of an AwesomeMcCoolName, but it's still "obvious"...

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* Speaking of names: Ever notice the rather "obvious" nature of most [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Sith names]]? "Vader"... as in ''in''-vader. "Sidious", as in ''in''-sidious. And then "Maul". And from the source materials, "Bane" (as in "''bane'' of our existence"). "Tyrannus", granted, ''is'' a bit of an AwesomeMcCoolName, AwesomeMcCoolname, but it's still "obvious"...
12th Jun '16 8:00:20 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* Kylo Ren's [[NonstandardCharacterDesign unusual facial features]] can make certain dramatic scenes with his mask removed hard to take seriously. The genetic lottery was not kind to him unlike his parents and grandparents.
30th May '16 5:13:57 PM Kayube
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* One of the Narmiest aspects of the expanded universe is the ''merciless'' PlanetOfHats box-ticking exercise that is applied to any and all members of the various human and alien races expanded upon. Authors will take the one mention a race or species has in the movies and expand it to be true for ''all'' members of that race or species. Leia says Alderaan has no weapons? They're all pacifists. Many Bothans died to get the Death Star plans? All Bothans are spies. Han says to never tell him the odds? All Corellians hate statistical analysis - this one being particularly Narmy and based on ''one line'', said in context, very much in keeping with one character's personality, applied to a whole race of people... cringe-inducing.

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* One of the Narmiest aspects of the expanded universe is the ''merciless'' PlanetOfHats box-ticking exercise that is applied to any and all members of the various human and alien races expanded upon. Authors will take the one mention a race or species has in the movies and expand it to be true for ''all'' members of that race or species. Leia says Alderaan has no weapons? They're all pacifists. Many Bothans died to get the Death Star plans? All Bothans are spies. Han says to never tell him the odds? All Corellians hate statistical analysis - this one being particularly Narmy and based on ''one line'', said in context, very much in keeping with one character's personality, applied to a whole race of people...people (and not even consistent with the movies... "Great shot kid, that was ''one in a million''" anyone?)... cringe-inducing.
26th May '16 1:27:27 PM asten
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* Rey's actress at times can have a kind of blank expression...
* She also kind of stares off into space a few times. Two specific examples, when she is fighting Kylo Ren and when she gets a vision after touching Luke's light saber there are some moments where she just seems to be staring off into space. Her mouth also kind of hangs open at some points
25th May '16 6:36:20 PM villainouscrush
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* Kylo Ren's [[NonstandardCharacterDesign unusual facial features]] can make certain dramatic scenes with his mask removed hard to take seriously, especially for fans of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films due to his resemblance to [[Creator/AlanRickman Severus Snape]].
20th May '16 5:28:19 AM Cieloazul
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** Search your feelings, you KNOW it to be true!

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** Search "Search your feelings, you KNOW it to be true!true!"



* The Red Leader's death in ''A New Hope''. As he's being shot down, we see him screaming in a forced way. He's ''smiling''!

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* The Red Leader's death in ''A New Hope''. As he's being shot down, we see him screaming in a forced way. He's ''smiling''!''[[{{Corpsing}} smiling]]''!



** Not even what comes after avoids the narm field. While Vader is force-choking Admiral Motti, all the other officials stare at them both amazed and scared. All except Tarkin, who looks similarly surprised but only mildly upset, like if he was thinking "oh, so ''finally'' that's what the Force can do?"



* Poe and Finn's great escape being stopped suddenly... because they ''forgot to unplug the damn fuel line''.

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* Poe and Finn's great escape being stopped suddenly... because they ''forgot to unplug the damn fuel line''. The moment is so absurd that it can easily kill all the tension of the escape to the spectator's eyes.



** The Spanish dub made the speech even narmier, making Hux sound as if he was squealing. Even worse, the emphasis used by the voice actor evokes an awful lot the Spanish narrator from ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'', which takes entirely away the seriousness of the scene if one gets to remember that.

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** The Spanish dub made the speech even narmier, making Hux sound as if he was squealing. Even worse, the emphasis used by the voice actor evokes an awful lot the Spanish narrator from ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'', which takes entirely away the seriousness of the scene if one gets happens to remember that.



* The Kanjiklub mobsters. Not only their hairdos are '''seriously''' ridiculous, their gang name sounds more like a highschool anime convention than a menacing galactic crime faction. Even worse, the fact that they basically go down without putting a fight, considering who [[Film/TheRaidRedemption the guys who play them are]], only makes their apparition harder to watch without laughters or ill feelings.

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* The Kanjiklub mobsters. Not only their hairdos are '''seriously''' seriously ridiculous, their gang name sounds more like a highschool anime convention than a menacing galactic crime faction. Even worse, the fact that they basically go down without putting a fight, considering who [[Film/TheRaidRedemption the guys who play them are]], only makes their apparition harder to watch without laughters or ill feelings.



* Rey's utterly flabbergasted reaction at hearing about Luke Skywalker. "Luke Skywalker? But... I thought he was a ''myth''!" Considering that Luke went missing just some years before the scene and that he was a pretty known public figure until that point, the reaction is the equivalent of a real life person from current time getting shocked at hearing that Pope Benedict XVI actually existed.

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* Rey's utterly flabbergasted reaction at hearing about Luke Skywalker. "Luke Skywalker? But... I thought he was a ''myth''!" Considering that Luke went missing just some years before the scene setting and that he was a pretty known public figure until that point, the her reaction is the equivalent of a real life person from current time getting shocked at hearing that Pope Benedict XVI actually existed.



*** A number of viewers thought '''how''' it was shot(shaky camera from a circling helicopter) to be cheesy. Someone on a podcast said the final shot looked like it was from an 80s show like ''MiamiVice''.

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*** A number of viewers thought '''how''' it was shot(shaky shot (shaky camera from a circling helicopter) to be cheesy. Someone on a podcast said the final shot looked like it was from an 80s show like ''MiamiVice''.



** Palpatine fighting Luke completely naked. It doesn't help it's his new young body, because for some reason Palpatine forgot to clone his... lightsaber and two thermal detonators, if you know what I mean.

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** Palpatine fighting Luke [[FullFrontalAssault completely naked.naked]]. It doesn't help it's his new young body, because for some reason Palpatine forgot to clone his... lightsaber and two thermal detonators, if you know what I mean.



** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'''s audio drama makes the entire confrontation between Luke, Vader, and the Emperor incredibly narmy in this way. It doesn't help that the voice actor they picked for the Emperor is a cheerful LargeHam, not a malicious-sounding one.

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** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'''s audio drama makes the entire confrontation between Luke, Vader, and the Emperor incredibly narmy in this way. It doesn't help that the voice actor they picked for the Emperor is a cheerful LargeHam, and not a malicious-sounding one.
19th May '16 11:39:03 AM Cieloazul
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* Poe and Finn's great escape being stopped suddenly... because they ''forgot to unplug the damn fuel line''.



** Snoke's face being severely deformed is not a narmy thing per se, but the fact that his ears are separated from a horizontal line by a good chunk makes him look like a Orc plushie.

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** Snoke's face being severely deformed is not a narmy thing per se, but the fact that his ears are separated from a the horizontal line plane by a good chunk makes him look like a an Orc plushie.



** The Spanish dub made the speech even narmier, making Hux sound as if he was squealing. Even worse, the emphasis used by the voice actor evokes an awful lot the Spanish narrator from ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'', which takes entirely away the seriousness of the scene if one gets to remember that.



* The Kanjiklub mobsters. Not only their hairdos are just ridiculous, their gang name sounds more like a highschool anime convention than a menacing galactic crime faction. Even worse, the fact that they basically go down without putting a fight, considering who [[Film/TheRaidRedemption the guys who play them are]], only makes their apparition harder to watch without laughters or ill feelings.

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* The Kanjiklub mobsters. Not only their hairdos are just '''seriously''' ridiculous, their gang name sounds more like a highschool anime convention than a menacing galactic crime faction. Even worse, the fact that they basically go down without putting a fight, considering who [[Film/TheRaidRedemption the guys who play them are]], only makes their apparition harder to watch without laughters or ill feelings.
9th May '16 9:31:16 AM jsanchez2338
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* Andy Serkis's character being named Supreme Leader... [[FluffyTheTerrible Snoke]]. The fandom made many puns at the character's expense. Essentially, the response to the announcement was more-or-less the same as the response to the reveal that [[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Palpatine's first name was Sheev]].

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* Andy Serkis's character being named Supreme Leader... [[FluffyTheTerrible [[TomtheDarkLord Snoke]]. The fandom made many puns at the character's expense. Essentially, the response to the announcement was more-or-less the same as the response to the reveal that [[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Palpatine's first name was Sheev]].
3rd May '16 12:06:34 PM DrSleep
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* During the finale [[spoiler: Kylo Ren stops to hit at the wound in his side a few times.]] It's a little random for the mood and doesn't seem to be helping the character much either. The point of it seems to be he's trying to get stronger through rage and pain. [[http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/111284/why-does-kylo-ren-keep-hitting-the-side-of-his-body While there are plausible theories for why he does it]] there's no in-universe explanation given, and the acting and sound effects aren't quite there. To make things worse, he takes a break ''mid-fight'' to do it again, and Rey and Finn are staring at him, clearly weirded out by what he's doing.
* The last shot in the film: [[spoiler:Rey and Luke Skywalker meet, face-to-face, for the first time. Luke turns to look at her. Rey wordlessly offers him his old lightsaber. The two stare at each other motionlessly for a long while... and then ''keep'' staring... and ''don't stop staring at each other'' until the credits start rolling. One wonders how awkward the scene would be without the dramatic swelling music.]]
** [[spoiler: Rey, as well as several other characters in the film, offers the lightsaber with the saber end first, rather than the safer handle end. One wonders if Luke's refusal to accept it might be to avoid the inevitable accident.]]
*** A number of viewers thought '''how''' it was shot(shaky camera from a circling helicopter) to be cheesy. Someone on a podcast said the final shot looked like it was from an 80s show like ''MiamiVice''.


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* During the finale [[spoiler: Kylo Ren stops to hit at the wound in his side a few times.]][[http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/111284/why-does-kylo-ren-keep-hitting-the-side-of-his-body While there are plausible theories for why he does it]] there's no in-universe explanation given, and the acting and sound effects aren't quite there. To make things worse, he takes a break ''mid-fight'' to do it again, and Rey and Finn are staring at him, clearly weirded out by what he's doing.
* The last shot in the film: [[spoiler:Rey and Luke Skywalker meet, face-to-face, for the first time. Luke turns to look at her. Rey wordlessly offers him his old lightsaber. The two stare at each other motionlessly for a long while... and then ''keep'' staring... and ''don't stop staring at each other'' until the credits start rolling. One wonders how awkward the scene would be without the dramatic swelling music.]]
** [[spoiler: Rey, as well as several other characters in the film, offers the lightsaber with the saber end first, rather than the safer handle end. One wonders if Luke's refusal to accept it might be to avoid the inevitable accident.]]
*** A number of viewers thought '''how''' it was shot(shaky camera from a circling helicopter) to be cheesy. Someone on a podcast said the final shot looked like it was from an 80s show like ''MiamiVice''.
30th Apr '16 1:31:05 PM JJIncognitus
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* Leia's reaction when [[spoiler: Han dies]]. She looks less grief-stricken and more like someone who lost her poker bet.

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* Leia's reaction when [[spoiler: Han dies]]. She looks less grief-stricken and more like someone who lost her poker bet. Also, Finn's face cannot be taken seriously.
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