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Subj: Re: LOVED IT!!
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 at 10:46:30 pm CST (Viewed 748 times)
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Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 at 10:35:51 pm CST (Viewed 9 times)

    I call it like I see it. All those things you listed (She is an ace pilot, gifted with the Force, morally unquestionable, loyal, compassionate and the rest of the kitchen sink) also apply to Luke Skywalker--a singe character, not a composite. Yet no one complained about him.

I seem to recall the Falcon being in systems failing danger and Luke sitting on the sidelines while others tried to repair it. Rey fixed it by ripping out some cords.

I seem to recall Luke having a real struggle against the darkside whereas Rey just brushed it aside by closing her eyes and focusing.

I seem to recall Luke needing to be rescued when he was a nobody on a desert planet. Rey did all the rescuing on Jakku.

So, no, I don't accept the parallel you're trying to draw. I agree that everything she did had been done before, but never by one single character so adeptly. Rey rocked. Again, I liked her, liked her a lot. My concern is that as the hero of this new trilogy she won't have much mileage unless we see her struggle.

    So while you may say I don't want any female character to be criticized, (which is not the case) I am pointing out that male characters with the exact same traits are not targeted with the same criticism. Some people are complaining about "perfection", others about "power" but the fact is, no one complains when men are depicted the same way.

Outside of Neo in the Matrix, a lamentable character, I think that for the most part male heroes from Achilles to Dr. Jekyl to Josey Wales to Luke Skywalker have always been flawed in some respect. Not sure which men you are speaking of.

    You're entitled to your opinion. I'm entitled to say, I think you're wrong and ignoring the obvious. \:D

Well, as I said in the first line of my previous post I think your vision is skewed.

And BTW no one is entitled to anything. That might be part of your skewed vision.

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