Hydrogen bombs? LOL. Technologically advanced armies? Get real. Natural Disasters? Don't make me laugh. Crooked politicians? You better go somewhere else.
Yep... DISNEY is the most destructive force on the planet!!!
Let's take a look at Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the latest instance of Disney's destructive power.
Many of us know and love Star Wars, especially the original 3. And you can even say the later prequels(though not nearly as good), at least stuck to the original canon of what was established before it. Not Obi-Wan, it decided to take things, twist them up, and flat out destroy any semblance of the originals.
Let's take a look at a few examples:
1. Obi-Wan, is not only a Jedi, but one of the most POWERFUL BEINGS IN THE UNIVERSE!!! There are very few Jedi or Sith, that can match his abilities. But here he is reduced to a sniveling, compromising weakling, that is being bossed around by some 10 year old!!! No...I'm not making that up. I will get to said 10 year old later. But seeing him being led around on leash, is flat out sickening. Once again...Disney has dumbed down, and softened up a strong male character. And it just happens to be the lead/title character of the series. But is he really the lead? We'll get to that later.
2. Reva.... oh Reva. Reva has to be one of the most poorly written characters in cinematic history. He character was just so over the top unbelievable, it will make your eyes roll out of your head. If there was any semblance of reality in dealing with her character's actions, we never would have seen her, because she would have been killed years ago. I know she is an enforcer for The Empire, and we have to make her "bad", but she's just laughably reckless. The Empire, though the evil in the galaxy, does still have a strict militaristic system. Her behavior would have never been tolerated. It gets to a point that even before the first episode is over, you want her gone.
And her secret mission to kill Vader, is just ridiculous. So your entire life, has been this hellbent mission to kill Vader. Because Vader slaughtered the Younglings(which should've included you(sigh)), and you want revenge. So....instead of joining the resistance, or taking some other plausible route to try to get to Vader: Reva, joins The Empire, becomes an Inquisitor, and proceeds to kill and maim countless innocent people? Yeah...that's the way to get to a mass murderer....become one yourself(sigh). And like Vader wouldn't see her coming from a mile away. She may as well just worn her 'I Want To Kill Vader' t-shirt throughout the movie. And her attempt to sneak up on him was laughable. Wile E. Coyote could've come up with a better plan than that. And we all know that Vader has killed many people for offenses, far less than what Reva has committed.
And I have no problem at all with strong female characters, some of the best characters throughout cinematic history have been women in strong roles. But leave it to Disney, to make it so over the top that it's just a turnoff. Believe it or not...you can make these characters strong and assertive, and have the process be a natural/more realistic development.
3. Princess Leia. I really don't have to say much, others have said it so well before me. But.... PRINCESS LEIA...ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! This has to be the worst depiction of a child in cinematic history. A 10 year old child, that talks like she's a 40 year old College Professor. A child, that has basically no life experience, has an answer for EVERYTHING that is thrown at her. A child, that is not only intellectually a cut above, but physically. This child can outrun grown men/creatures with ease. She can also evade an entire legion of her parents guards, who are specifically put in place to watch out for her. She can even talk her way out of trouble with Storm Troopers. This child is amazing.
And if that wasn't enough: She can go toe to toe with Obi-Wan, to the point where she is giving him orders and advice. Yes...one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy, is NO MATCH for a 10 year old Mary Sue.
She basically fills the role of Disney's obligatory 'Talking Animal'. Disney just can't help itself when it comes to these things.
4. The dynamic of Obi-Wan and Vader. So.... Obi-Wan and Vader famously fight on Mustafar, and of course, this is where Obi-Wan nearly kills Vader. But alas... little known to me, or you, or ANYBODY ELSE.... Obi-Wan and Vader, had another secret duel. And once again... Obi-Wan nearly kills Vader.
This must have been one of those "what happens on a rocky planet, stays on a rocky planet" kind of moments. Because nobody who follows Star Wars, not even George Lucas....knew this fight had taken place. Not even Obi-Wan and Vader knew they had fought a second time, when they met in 'A New Hope'.
But hey...it's always easier to make stuff up, than follow the canon and history of your subject material.
5. They don't make lightsabers like they used to. Like countless others have said before me.... how in the world can two different people, survive lightsaber thrusts right through the torso?
A lightsaber is an elegant and devastating weapon. It can slice through body parts like they're not even there, burn it's way through solid metal, and even contain force lighting. But two different people in this series...take their lightsaber impalements like true champs. Not only do they survive, but they come back to fight on. Amazing.
6. Sorry Disney....but Luke is FAR MORE IMPORTANT than Leia. He just is. Not only is he a potential rebalancer of The Force, but he still holds the famed Skywalker name. Hence the reason Obi-Wan is placed on Tatooine to watch over him. Luke actually has a better chance of being discovered by The Empire, than Leia ever would. Leia was completely adopted, name changed, and raised as royalty. Even when she was helping the rebellion, and captured by The Empire, they had NO CLUE who she was.... NONE.
So how in the Galaxy, does she take priority over Luke? Enough to pull Obi-Wan away from his duties of watching Luke? This was unrealistic, and more Disney-Washing.
These are just a few examples of Disney's destructive power, but there are so many more. I just don't have time to list them all.
***** But I must say, the best scene in the entire series was Vader bringing down the ship with the force. That was a really cool scene. *****
But in parting...I have an even scarier thought for you to ponder:
Disney has gotten a hold of 'The Predator'........
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