Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jr Mouse, Oct 30, 2012.
It's like R2D2 but sleeker and faster!
I mean...R2-D2 was kind of stupid too.
How the fuck is he rolling around in the desert on some tiny ass wheels? I could understand if they were deep into the third movie and were like "oh shit, we're committed to his form, but we gotta shoot this scene so lets just let it slide", but that's the second god damned scene.
And why do you need a droid to go inside your fighter anyways? Just give that thing its own computer. If R2-D2 made it from the prequels all the way to episode IV, then computer technology is clearly at a commodity level. Oh...but what about how he makes some repairs with his little welding arm? Just put a few little welding arms in key locations on your ship.
What if you forget your droid? Or are racing back to the hanger and it can't keep up with you because it can't jump over a few dead bodies?
And if R2 units are so common why is a 40 year old R2 unit capable of just walking up to any data port on any planet, sticking its probe inside, and unlocking random doors? Are they incapable of implementing any sort of network security? Why even have locks?
R2D2 is obviously no ordinary robot. He's so great that the fake queen ordered the real queen to clean him in The Phantom Menace.
He's also a little bitch.
He never had his memory wiped...he totally knew the whole time who Luke, Leia and Vader were.
R2 is a Sith sympathizer. Think about it. Makes way more sense than the Jar Jar = Sith argument. Artoo has literally been there very step of the way.
BB-8 looks like a fun update to the look of the droids. Not sure what the problem anyone would have with it is. If it's the whole rolling body with attached but freestanding head thing, then I guess I just need to remind everyone that you are watching a sci-fi movie with laser swords.
For me it's the idea that his body would probably get beat to shizzle just rolling around on any outdoor surface. Other than that I've got no problem.
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His round body gets beat to shit. R2D2's rolling feet get beat to shit? This seems like nitpicking a sci fi movie for not being completely realistic to me.
He has little rockets so he can fly over things. 3PO is way more limited. All he can really do is talk, and Anakin programmed that whiny bitchvoice into him, too.
But R2's rolling feet would be designed to handle the wear and tear. BB8's body doesn't look that way.
BB8 is cute and I'm sure will be a big hit with the kiddos. Once I see the movie I may find BB8 charming and a new favorite character. But it's a dumb design. Considering how much time and effort the designers of the Star Wars movies have put into the whole aesthetic, it doesn't seem like nit-picking to me. But whatevs.
C3PO's body kicked some major butt on Geonosis when his head was swapped for that battle droid's head.
It's not the rolling body thing. It's this need to constantly inject stupid childish elements into a story about a galactic war in which billions, possibly trillions, of people and aliens die. It's turning a story that should be Schindler's List into The Day the Clown Cried.
I think that's overstating it. Star Wars was never intended to be something akin to Schindler's Listt.
The original movie, certainly not. But with the prequels and now these new movies they are detailing the deaths of billions, if not trillions, of lives. Just dismissing that as movies for kids is morally wrong. You can't just ignore the meaning of these movies without it affecting you, even as entertaining as they might be. Make a comedy starring Dane Cook of Communist China slaughtering millions of people and see how that holds up. Remake the Killing Fields starring Adam Sandler and Brooklyn Decker. New version of Sorrow and the Pity with Will Ferrell and Amy Schumer.
If you just let this shit pass without criticism you are accepting this ideology.
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