6 Ways The Force Awakens is a Worse Star Wars Movie Than Phantom Menace
FAIR WARNING: SPOILERS ABOUND!
4. Dorky Darth Vader Wannabe, Cartoon Emperor
This one will be pretty clear-cut. We’ll pit the villains of Episode I against VII’s crappy, “new” rip-offs of the villains from IV. It’s the I vs. VII Villain Showdown:
The original trilogy’s Emperor, who already gave us nightmares, Darth Sidious:
Supreme Leader Snoke, AKA This Effing, Mopey, Derpy, Cartoon Version of Darth Sidious:
Darth Maul, the coolest-looking movie-villain, ever. With the coolest theme music ever. And an awesome double-lightsaber.
This effing, dorky, crybaby-looking Vader wannabe.
This guy sucks. He seriously, seriously sucks. He’s so lame a villain I can still feel him sucking even when I’m not looking at him. He is both the reason that Vader doesn’t remove his mask and that Darth Maul barely speaks.
5. Sooooo Many Unanswered Questions
Phantom Menace had one unanswered question, at the end, on purpose, to set up the sequel: "But which one did we destroy? The master or the apprentice?" Only it wasn’t unanswered, because we all knew. Ok, well, that and, "Why doesn't 3PO remember Obi-Wan in IV?" and, "Why isn't this movie better?" So that's 3, then.
Now, it seems that The Force Awakens, on the other hand, has adopted this annoying new trend in filmmaking, introduced by Terminator Genisys, called, “I dunno. We’ll answer that in the sequel, probably.” It’s where important, plot-necessary questions just plain aren’t answered. Questions like, in Force Awakens…
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