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This film is solid. Good pacing, great characters. The thing is, this film had already been made 38 years ago when A New Hope came out in 1977. This film follows that film almost beat-for-beat. And that's why it works. The film isn't aimed at long-time fans. It's aimed at their children, who need to be introduced to Star Wars in a similar way to what A New Hope did for the long-time fans. And at that, this movie succeeds brilliantly. Having an desert-hardened scavenger girl and dorky black guy play the leads also helped the film not to get accused of "sexism" or "whitewashing"
Riiiiiiiight, it\'s \"not for them\". Which is why they were so desperate to return to the form they basically made it a remake, and threw fanservice everywhere.
...I\'m pretty certain it\'s exactly what a significant chunk of long-time fans wanted? And it\'s not exactly like the original is inaccessible
I always thought the female protagonist was there because George Lucas once considered a female protagonist but ultimately decided against it, twice, and because, you know, the Solo siblings plot in the so called \"Star Wars Legends\".
As for the black guy, that \"The Force of two suns\" couldn\'t get brown people in the movie was a criticism of Star Wars from the very beginning. That\'s why we got characters like Lando. Why Lucas added more brown extras in his re release special editions. Why the clones are all Jango Fett. Rey\'s reasoning is a more obscure but I don\'t know how anyone saw Finn as part of a new trend. Not in this film series.
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