The Last Jedi's casino scene

Why do people keep bitching about it?

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  • extremely not so but maybe just a tad yes
    Beats me.
  • Sup bitches, witches, Haters, and trolls.
    Because they don't appreciate art
  • imagei will watch the heck outta this pumpkin patch
    i honestly really enjoyed this movie
  • kill living beings
    yeah me too

    kind of blunt i guess, but: it's star wars
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    i was duly amused by it
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    Calica said:

    Because they don't appreciate art

    THIS!!

    IS ART!!

  • My dreams exceed my real life
    It has that little goblin who keeps trying to stuff coins into BB-8
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    Odradek said:

    It has that little goblin who keeps trying to stuff coins into BB-8

    I was quite amused by that.
  • Sup bitches, witches, Haters, and trolls.
    Odradek said:

    It has that little goblin who keeps trying to stuff coins into BB-8

    that was played by mark hamill btw
  • For once, or maybe twice, I was in my prime.
    That bit with them freeing the alien horses is (according to Roachpatrol at least) a quintessentially female power fantasy. So it left a lot of dudes confused that they weren't being pandered to.

    It's an essential scene in a subplot that ends with the involved characters failing, completely. General audiences don't like downer endings like that.

    Part of that scene's "message" was that the Resistance, by buying weapons and vehicles from the same people who also supplied the First Order, were unknowingly perpetuating the cycle of violence. That, as long as they lined the pockets of the people who helped the First Order come into power, some other evil group would take the First Order's place once this war was over. Except the argument in the film was a bit awkwardly worded, so a lot of people came away thinking that the movie said "The Resistance is just as bad as the First Order, because they happen to buy weapons from the same people"—a ridiculous oversimplification that would deserve mockery if the film actually said that.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Quintessentially female?

    Also, reading all that has me remaining convinced that a lot of these people just do not get Star Wars, at all
  • edited 2018-03-01 11:12:40
    Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    MetaFour said:

    That bit with them freeing the alien horses is (according to Roachpatrol at least) a quintessentially female power fantasy. So it left a lot of dudes confused that they weren't being pandered to.

    Wait, how is that a "quintessentially female power fantasy"?

    Isn't freeing animals abused for sport and thereby defying powerful but corrupt people who exploit them, kinda gender-neutral?
  • ...And even when your hope is gone
    move along, move along, just to make it through
    It's not as though the Resistance can supply itself.  How are they supposed to get ships and weapons and tech, given that all their allies are dead or otherwise unavailable*?  I mean, if you're going to do the whole "secret conspiracy against your powerful enemies" thing, it helps when you (a) have a couple decades to set things up and (b) are not actively on the run. (see: The secret Sith plot to get rid of the Jedi and destroy the Republic, and the secret Jedi plot to get rid of the Sith and destroy the Empire).
    * Except Sebulba.

  • kill living beings
    buying weapons isn't supply, tho. supply would be wherever they get capital for the weapons

    and i can't imagine what that is
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