I read this long ago, Spinrad is amusingly arrogant and over the top sometimes, but this is a pretty good discussion of the issues of the Emperor of Everything phenomenon.
Finally saw it. A muddled, confused mess that was disappointing in a different way from the Last Jedi. Have to watch Solo but after enjoying Rogue One and the Mandalorian I am starting to believe that the further away from the Force Star Wars gets, the better it might be. Writing anything beyond the becoming a Jedi Master story seems too difficult. The writers don't set boundaries and the power creep and magicy magic magic powers just seem to be getting out of hand.
Lol, Spinrad was in that New Wave, Harlan Ellison mold. I actually still own the book, so here you go.
Yeah, I don’t know if it would be helpful or exhaustively stupid for the Lucasfilm story group to sit down and actually define what kind of abilities The Force gives you, because at this point I don’t know what’s stopping these people from flying.
It just sucks too much oxygen out of the rest of the movie, and it really makes one wonder how the universe never knew or so rapidly forgets about these hyper capable Jedi who were involved at the very top of their Old Republic? I hope they take some time and find some new characters and approaches when they make more Star Wars movies. If I were them I would get Dave Filoni, John Favreau and Kevin Feige together and have a good talk.
redlancer said:Mandalorian does a fairly good job of showing that this is actually the case. Filoni and Favreau can probably continue to put together some compelling stories, but don't be surprised if we get back to the edge of the Force user lore cliff. Filioni has done some deep dives in both Clone Wars and Rebels with The Ones, which were essentially 3 Force Gods, and the Bendu, another demi-godlike force entity. Not to mention Force time-travel and all sorts of other whack fantasy stuff. Seeing as it looks like he's going to start drip-feeding some of this lore back into Mandalorian (Darksaber being just the beginning) don't be surprised if we end up back in Magicy-magic powers land before too long.