- Jul 2, 2011
When was Star Wars about character development? People should really re-watch the originals. The dialog is pretty simplistic. The Danish Girl this movie is not, nor has the franchise ever been. There are no complex acting moments within the entire Star Wars franchise that anyone can remember beyond, "I am Your Father," or "The Force is with you." The original movies really were about showcasing special effects and Jim Henson's work more than anything. Most of the character development happened in the books.
I think the originals did a decent job at it, no award winning drama levels or anything, but enough to make the characters interesting, it put enough emphasis on it to make them come to life.
I think movies in the 80s in general were a bit slower paced because of that. I wasn't asking for much, just more than a couple minutes before explosions started again.
Like the weird sudden infatuation between the main characters, like how the big shot pilot survived the crash and got to the base - around five seconds in a one liner was devoted to it, no joke, is this guy even important to the story?
Just my 2 cents.