Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What I Want From The New Star Wars Movie:

From all appearances, J.J. Abrams has done good work with his new Star Wars sequel. I'm excited to see John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o and Adam Driver heading this cast, which will push the saga forward. (I'm talking about diversity, y'all.) All the new additions and directions the series looks to be taking seem OK by me, but here's a list of elements I'm also interested in seeing in a Star Wars movie, some of which are commonly found in the previous installments, some... maybe not.
  • Heroes from humble beginnings
  • Monstrous villains who represent corruption and repression of the people
  • The fate of the galaxy at stake
  • Strange, exotic locales, usually in the form of planets with a single defining characteristic
  • Daring escapes
  • People being shot at but never hit
  • Crazy looking creatures in busy social meeting places
  • A musical number
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Space dogfights
  • Rad lightsaber battles, but ones that look like they are occurring in a place with gravity
  • People concocting flimsy lies to get themselves out of tough situations
  • Confrontation with, and defeat of, the conflict within, between right and wrong
  • Impractical, but cool-looking industrial structures, catwalks and balconies
  • Funny, charming droids
  • Bickering
  • A good Sand-Person
  • Last-minute rescues
  • People using the Force but not talking too much about how it works
  • Vague allusions to things that have happened in the past that the audience doesn't have any clue about, but sounds cool
  • Ewoks... like a bunch of them all over the place. Preferably one as a tertiary protagonist.
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