Gorthuar pisze: ↑
25 sie 2019, 10:01
Natknąłem się na Internetsach na ciekawą opinię n/t Myszastej Trylogii. Przyznam, że w dużym stopniu ją podzielam.
"The sequel movies are complete garbage, rotten to the core and one important aspect of this is the abysmal world building.
We are supposed to believe that the "First Order", this huge powerful military organization that is able to easily take on the entire Galaxy, exists and thrives in the "Unknown Regions", a barren, mostly uninhabited part of the universe.
Where is the civil counterpart of this military? Where do they get their resources, troops, money and hardware? I'm not sure if people realize how badly thought-out all of this is compared to the original movies.
In the OT and the PT, the Galactic Empire and its predecessor, the Galactic Republic, make sense.
It is a massive federal state. Lucas was clever enough to make the galaxy seem like a vast place by namedropping random name of worlds throughout the movies. He also showed that the Republic/Empire has some kind of functioning structure and administration.
Tarkin in Ep 4: "I've just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the senate permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away".
"Impossible! How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?"
"The regional governors will now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. The fear of this battle station!"
Do you even realize what kind of genius world building those three throwaway lines represent? We learn so much about what kind of world this movie takes place in and how it is organized without any boring exposition or those shitty "lore details" modern nerds find so fascinating.
Anyway, with the hints dropped throughout the films, we intuitively know that the Imperial Navy (and the Military in general) is supported and made possible by the economic output of hundreds, maybe thousands of planets, channelled by the imperial bureaucracy. It is not some kind unrealistic, self-sufficient, separate entity, like the First Order. It exist as the military arm of a state, just like militaries in our own world do.
Also, note that Lucas makes it clear in the opening crawl of the original movies that the war between the Empire and the rebels is a civil war. It is not comparable to, say, Hitler Germany and the US/UK being at war. It is a war to bring down your own government.
The Rebels are a rag-tag military alliance made up of troops and organizations within the Galactic Empire that have openly or covertly denounced their obedience to the current government. At the beginning of the first movie, Leia is an Imperial senator who works for the rebellion covertly, and we imagine there are many like her.
We fully understand that the rebels are hopelessly inferior to the Imperial Military in numbers, and they could never "beat" the empire as the Allies beat Hitler Germany. However, they don't need to beat it, because they are not an external force looking to subdue another state.
They just need to overthrow the government of their own state (i.e. the Emperor).
Star Wars is more like "military coup in Latin America" than WW2 when it comes to this. How is it possible that the Rebels destroyed the Empire with a single battle in Return of the Jedi? Well, they didn''t destroy it. They made a coup d’état by killing the head of the highly centralized dictatorship. You can't win a war with an external enemy by winning one single battle. However, in a revolution, a single surgical strike and good timing is often enough to take over the government if you have the right support. Of course, realistically, the Star Wars galaxy will be in a highly chaotic post-coup world after ROTJ, where many worlds and Imperial leaders will switch sides and support the new government, while many Imperial leaders remain opposed, controlling their share of the galaxy warlord-style. But that would have been a story to be told by a direct sequel trilogy taking place in the wake of the battle of Endor.
A lot of thought was put into the world building of the original Star Wars movies and while being completely fantasy, they are kinda grounded in how our world works, which lets us immediately understand what is happening.
In contrast, nothing in the sequel films makes any sense and the development of the Galaxy is a total mess, where things just happen without any explanation (like the first order having taken over the Galaxy after the first movie).
I'm not even sure Lucas put that much thought into his world building, I think people back then people just instinctively knew that wars are fought between organizations with some kind of structure, while today's generation of idiots thinks that wars are fought by "hero" characters zapping through the galaxy with their private armies created out of thin air. This is why the Disney sequels feel so awkwardly small despite showing more (?) locations than the OT."