Star Wars: An Apology - Wisecrack Edition

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Whether you loved it or hated it, chances are you have some thoughts about the latest Star Wars film. But what if we consider the film in the greater context of historical epics? Let's find out in this latest Wisecrack Edition on Star Wars: An Apology.

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  • Garbage video, thumbs down

    Final FlashFinal FlashIl y a mois
  • Guys be warned, the ad at the beginning of the video is to throw us off the scent. Disney actually funded the video.

    zelo 3zelo 3Il y a mois
  • No

    zelo 3zelo 3Il y a mois
  • Episodes 1-6 are Star Wars. They are the ultimate sci-fi/fantasy epic. A masterpiece. The disney trilogy is not worthy of the Star Wars name. Heartless, corporate Trash.

    wespozowespozoIl y a mois
  • I do think Disney need to add more worldbuilding to make the movies relevant. And they can both do that while being true to Lucas original vision. In these movies I don't really feel like the movies exist in a living world, in the old movies I always had the impression that they were part of a large world where other things happened around the heroes. Here, everyone but the heroes and villains feel like cardboard extras, they have little to no motivation for themselves. The Arthurian stories expanded in a very different way. The stories in "Mabinogion" felt very simple and are probably the oldest preserved, after that they expanded the universe and added in new things (the grail however was actually mentioned in what might be the earliest Artthur sttory, Arthur is boasting of all the junk he have and he mention a grail among all treasures he have even if he doesn't say what it is). The story expand with new ideas, more heroes, villains and other people. The story changes to fit new audiences with time. Star wars is almost the opposite, there they kill off a lot of the material and the new doesn't really add that much, and when it actually does it screws up established rules with things like the Hondo maneuver. They could have cherry picked ideas from the expanded universe or they could have expanded the world themselves but this feels more like they are rehashing the first movies... poorly. You can't remake the same movies forever, look on the Rocky movies, eventually you start to bleed audience and we are seeing that with Star wars now. When a movie about Han Solo fails you are doing something wrong.

    Loke 666Loke 666Il y a 2 mois
  • "What if the point of looking at the films was as a part of the long storytelling position" - This right here, your entire premise of this video, is a reach (a grasping of straws, if you will) to recontextualise the sequel trilogy in an attempt to make them....not be a terrible sequel trilogy. Most people tend to talk about how good something is standing on its own before trying to link it to what's gone before. You decided to skip the "standing on its own" part. Answer me this - Could you unironically do this very thing to the Terminator franchise, the Transformers franchise, or heck, the Resident Evil franchise? Relating Vader, lightsabers and Jedi to an Achilles Heel/Trojan Horse - Congratulations, you've proven that the ORIGINAL TRILOGY is so beloved that its a modern epic and part of the nerd zeitgeist. Now how does this impact the Sequels? Goes on to explain the technical/design specifics of SW the franchise - Okay...I think I see where this is going and I hope I'm wrong.... Side Note - It could be argued that JJ's career is entirely built upon franchise resonance and very little else. He cares little for the structural integrity of a film if that integrity impacts either/both the visual epic storytelling and the franchise resonance he's misusing. Case in Point - JJ's director commentary on Force Awakens specifically has him say that Han Solo running around shooting people is "pure Han" for him. Not the Loveable Rogue who wooed Princess Leia despite her protests, not the pirate-turned-general who was about to abandon his friends because he didn't believe in anything more than himself only to return and save Luke from Vader's Tie. Nope. It's Han and his blaster. That's a fundamental misunderstanding of the character by focusing on one very specific SW resonance. went EXACTLY where I hoped you didn't - Just because something uses a franchise's resonance to link back to what's gone before...DOESN'T MAKE IT GOOD! In fact, these points only ADD to why the sequel trilogy is so disliked by some fans. Because it's using those links and those resonances without understanding them! The two JJ films are bare-bones homages to those things while TLJ was specifically designed to burn it all down, piss on the flames, and then spit on the smoking corpse as a way of subverting expectations and throwing away the past. Brings up Arthurian Legend and its development - Utterly irrelevant and is only used to try proving your point without actually meaning anything. Why? Because every franchise that's ever changed hands from the original creator literally goes through this process. See the EU of Star Wars, see everything Star Trek post-Roddenberry. The problem is never that something gets added to the canon, the problem is if that something goes with the theme of the core work or runs off into lore-breaking craziness. Here's an example - Lord of the Rings. I've been hired to write the next saga of Tolkien's series and I've decided that Bilbo and Frodo return riding mechanised tanks wanting to nuke the elves. I can do that. I'm adding my own twist using my own philosophy. Insanely hyperbolic, I know. So let's say someone comes along and goes "chill. How about this?" - The Hobbits return with a dark force of the death and immense magical powers because Sauron forged a link with both of them through their constant use of the ring. They're now possessed and waging a war against the Elves that he/they believe was the real hand behind his original defeat. That's my original idea crafted in a way that doesn't (totally) break LoTR. And guess which one is actually more valid than the other? Guess which one might actually be accepted by the LotR fans and which would see me hated because I threw out everything that can before that didn't work with MY vision? Right, I'm 10 minutes in and you've essentially used a lot of words to say practically nothing. And certainly not in an in-depth relation to the sequel trilogy. The actual topic is certainly one that has merit to talk about on an intellectual level but it has nothing to do with the core issues surrounding the sequel trilogy.

    Andrew BeltonAndrew BeltonIl y a 2 mois
  • What's the source for "the sequels are generally better received that the prequels"? Professional reviews? Because I interpreted "generally" as "the general public", and audience scores do not seem to favour the sequels, IIRC.

    Notthedroids YourelookingforNotthedroids YourelookingforIl y a 3 mois
  • 13 minutes and you proved absolutely nothing. What was the video about again?

    고수빈고수빈Il y a 3 mois
  • Rehashing a story =‘crucial thematic links’, come on guys..... The most painful statement from a channel who used to try to analyze critically from a writing standpoint....It’s cool if you guys like it but, again that kinda disapproves all the critic you’ve done on other stories for being uninteresting or repetitive...

    Daniel VidesDaniel VidesIl y a 3 mois
  • @9:37 omg spoilers

    xizarxizarIl y a 4 mois
  • It seems like the argument cherry picks what it needs from directorial missteps and however the may align with stories told in a variety of different ways through generations. This ignores that films are a set record and within these here are massive narrative issues resulting from conflicting ideas and voices. The argument does not address this. F.

    GuitarsNStrings 4ThingsGuitarsNStrings 4ThingsIl y a 4 mois
  • Unfortunately for fans, the Sequel Trilogy is more Monty Python than Arthurian in its contribution to the overall story.

    R.E.VengeR.E.VengeIl y a 4 mois
  • You’re missing the point that Arthur is a single tale that evolved and this is a continuous story, or it tries to, kinda...

    SnapeSnapeIl y a 4 mois
  • If a movie series requires 'coming to terms with' it's not good.

    Javed AhmedJaved AhmedIl y a 4 mois
  • Just because it's formated as an epic, doesn't mean it's good. There is such a thing as a bad epic story. The story was bad, and the format has nothing to do with it.

    KamuiKamuiIl y a 4 mois
  • The Mandalorian delivered more 'resonance', 'coherence', and 'warm fuzzies' in its first episode than your so-called 'franchise geeks' did in three movies.

    SvenStereoSvenStereoIl y a 4 mois
  • I was absolutely disappointed by the lack of vision and imagination in the sequel movies. The movies didn't push any boundaries (and if they did, they were all wrong ones), they were as uncreative and safe as possible, targeted to more ordinary audiences who will swallow anything. I feel like they have no redeeming qualities and kinda wish they weren't even considered cannon, as they completely dumbed down the entire lore. I didn't even go to the cinema for the last one. Didn't want to support it with my wallet. All in all, instead of an amazing one final large scale Jedi battle versus the Sith, we see Rose and Finn doing stuff in the casino and Rey vasting time for an entire movie only to find out her crazy grandpa has gathered thousand star destroyers out of nowhere.

    ᚲᚨᚢᛚᛞᚱᛟᚾ ᛃᛟᛏᛁᚲᚨᚢᛚᛞᚱᛟᚾ ᛃᛟᛏᛁIl y a 4 mois
  • Wow epicly misunderstood video. He didn't mirror thematic or story beats for the sake of the story because in-universe, from the characters perspective, the fan service serves no purpose. It ONLY makes sense for an audience beyond the fourth wall, and specifically, and rather aggressively, answers known fan criticism of the trilogy up to that point.

    LightsOnTrees 00LightsOnTrees 00Il y a 5 mois
  • I have a hard time getting the point of the fans about this trilogy. The original trilogy is full of plot-holes, cringy dialogue (some of which I still wonder how it got "quotable" status) and time-space fuckery that only made sense thanks to written works published later. Five has the weirdest rhythm and six is basically the first movie again but with another ending. If *THIS* first trilogy is the very base of Star Wars, then seven to nine were at least as good. But if you are judging the new films according to the plasters a dozen auteurs had to make to make it hold up, then I can get why you have a hard time with the lastest trilogy - but I also don't get how you can remotely like the original one.

    kangourouuu1kangourouuu1Il y a 5 mois
  • I'm starting to see consistencies in this channels videos. Making some valid points with a decent amount of necessary research. However, several of your guys inferences are like half truths and come off as kinda like media apologists and justifiers rather than just calling it like it is.

    Jeffrey ShafferJeffrey ShafferIl y a 5 mois
  • - Star wars video "Please let us know what you think in the comments" nonon0noNonOoNOO0O0

    Andrew SmythAndrew SmythIl y a 5 mois
  • Disney/Abrams missed the point of Star Wars completely imo. It's just another si-fi movie series now.

    Mirni VoznikMirni VoznikIl y a 5 mois
  • I feel that many of the critical comments here misunderstand the message of the video. The way I interpreted it, Wisecrack isn't trying to defend the choices made in the sequel trilogy or say that it a movie you didn't like is actually good from a certain point of view. They are arguing that the people behind Star Wars are telling stories the same way that epics have been told for millennia, and in turn Wisecrack is analyzing how the environment of the modern entertainment industry, with its media saturation and its intellectual property laws, is increasingly rendering those ancient democratic storytelling methods ineffectual in many ways. The video is less of an assessment of the quality of the newest Star Wars films, and more a commentary on the way that Star Wars has been affected by the all the ways that the entertainment industry has changed over the years.

    Timothy HicksTimothy HicksIl y a 5 mois
  • That beat though 👌

    Robert Wells IIIRobert Wells IIIIl y a 5 mois
  • The Expanded Universe added to what was already there in the movies. Ex: "Want to know how a TIE Fighter handles against an X-Wing? Try this game!" Disney did the opposite, and made you buy their movie tie-ins in order to understand the films. Ex: "Play Fortnite to know what RoS' opening crawl is talking about! Buy the novelization to understand a kiss!" This why the Disney trilogy is an incoherent mess of a cash grab.

    A SFA SFIl y a 5 mois
  • So we should treat the sequels as fan fiction? Fair enough. That's the only sensible thing to do anyway.

    Raphael NaidooRaphael NaidooIl y a 5 mois
  • Imma be real Rouge One by far the Best Star Wars movie!

    iamstevenallen_iamstevenallen_Il y a 5 mois
  • I watched the first two and could not discern a plot that wasn't completely derivative of the original trilogy. BUT... The original trilogy, like Tarantino films, often get characterized as being much deeper than they are. They aren't deep. They're fun. Sorry Gen-X nerds.

    Nathan MiddletonNathan MiddletonIl y a 5 mois
  • Blablabla : Bad Storytelling and mediocre execution ! ^^

    Romuald RamonRomuald RamonIl y a 5 mois
  • The disrespect to the prequels smh

    9snaga9snagaIl y a 5 mois
  • Im cool with new authors continuing or adding to the Saga. Im not cool with selling me this new saga with characters that already has a path and are beloved and them crushing that in order to build meaning to new character just for the monetisation of it. Also was kinda of a d^ck move to erase the extended universe as canon.

    Cristobal BragagnoloCristobal BragagnoloIl y a 5 mois
  • The worst thing about the ros was the fact that they tried to "fix" tlj while wrapping up a 9 film saga at the same time by ruining character growth and development while simply rehashing a watered down version of a previously created work in the same saga

    Chill man, chill!Chill man, chill!Il y a 5 mois
  • I'm just glad it is over.

    Francisco LetoFrancisco LetoIl y a 6 mois
  • Homer Simpson is one person

    parthasarathy Venkatadriparthasarathy VenkatadriIl y a 6 mois
  • While the use of resonance is indeed a good way to keep the same rhythm and sense of belonging throughout the entire lore, the purpose of continuing a saga is to add more to it, just like you've mentioned it has been done repeatedly in most epics. The problem with this new trilogy is not using the same beats, the problem with The Force Awakens is not going beyond them making it an exact replica with better vfx, and the problem with the other two is the additional content being complete nonsense, so much so that the last movie completely puts aside de Last Jedi. Most characters storyline is dropped ( Snoke which should be crucial to this trilogy), the pacing is all over the place. And even the way they used the same actions to ensure resonance was poorly executed that's why IT IS considered fan service. Also the same formula used in the Avengers, going back and forth in tone between comedy and despair was a mess.

    JRB IIIJRB IIIIl y a 6 mois
  • 7:15 this first part sounded like Charlemagne

    Mike MillanesMike MillanesIl y a 6 mois
  • As far as apologies go, I'd say that you failed. Still not forgiving of the most recent triology. I didn't even watch the last of the movies.

    James EstradaJames EstradaIl y a 6 mois
  • Atleast the prequel trilogy: - Made Sense - Had a reason to exist other than 'Money' - Built-on and supported the story from pre-existing films in the franchise I don't understand all the hate on the Prequel Trilogy. Shunt Phantom Menace off into it's little corner but the rest are pretty good.

    Thrawn No ConnectionThrawn No ConnectionIl y a 6 mois
  • Can we really attribute the lower box office to the discourse?

    DomDomIl y a 6 mois
  • Come to think of it the Star Wars nonology (nonology?.....nonology) is reminiscent of Homeric Epic Cycle Part One: The Iliad/The Prequel Trilogy - Great story, atrociously boring writing, particularly in the middle. Part Two: The Odyssey/The Original Trilogy - By far the best, lots of action, great story. Part Three: The Aeneid/The New Trilogy - Not as bad as the prequel, but not nearly as good as Part Two - overall mediocre.

    Max FarleyMax FarleyIl y a 6 mois
  • Dude, you are spreading word salad. Resonance. The subsequent stories of Arthur fit the atmosphere. Ep 7-9 are a stillborn catastrophe. Luke throwing away his light saber... Rey is told her parents were just junkers by Kylo. Then Ep 9 Palpatine is the grandfather... Snok is set up as this incredible villain who can read minds, yet he can't read the mind of Kylo in the same scene and gets split in half... Rey does to real character development. No training and she beats Kylo and Luke... What an absolute joke these moves were. Ep 7 is not poetic or a book end, it's a cheap rip off of a New Hope. What a joke. You guys wasted your time trying to justify this abomination. I never thought I would say it. I am fond of the Prequels now. They had Resonance with the originals.

    4n6design4n6designIl y a 6 mois
  • nah, star wars - the rise of skywalker was just a poor written and produced movie

    Marcello AraujoMarcello AraujoIl y a 6 mois
  • its official, wisecrack are a bunch of shameless pessimistic sellouts who will go out on a limb for corporate bootlicking money, such a shame given the fact that people with actual integrity are so hard to find on youtube.

    The Night WatchmanThe Night WatchmanIl y a 6 mois
  • Why media people insist on defending that horrendous piece of garbage? I mean i know the importance of analysis and smart critique but we don't do that to stuff that clearly came out from somebody's ass, it came out from somebody's ass and that's it, it is rubbish move along!

    Dan BDan BIl y a 6 mois
  • Then here is mu question: If Star Wars cannot possibly be told coherently due to many authors, why does the mcu can? Kevin Feige is there to make sure everything is going the right path but the writers of each movie have their own freedom within their installment. Even in the mcu we saw shift in tone, for example the way Dr Strange do magic. Then why star wars cannot possibly find one coherent voice and stick to it?

    Captain MaclagmanCaptain MaclagmanIl y a 6 mois
  • The hero's journey. The hero with a thousand faces - joseph campbell

    Stefan MontenegroStefan MontenegroIl y a 6 mois
  • Fate Stay Night contributes to the Arthurian soup. Change my mind.

    lcb931023lcb931023Il y a 6 mois
  • Two words: "Synoptic Gospels".

    HirrFeldMarschalHirrFeldMarschalIl y a 6 mois
  • well that was nonsensically

    Awdrey The Awesome BatAwdrey The Awesome BatIl y a 6 mois
  • I am Greek we in Greece think it’s the opposite, you have homer incorrect. The stories probably were about many guys condense into one or two people or a family. Doing great deeds that over time were put into one solid person. The family of Hercules or Achilles ect...stories brought forward over 1000 years... as for comparison Star Wars is trash...imagine Odysseus wins the war (death Vader does that in Jedi) but in a later telling Troy survived and it was actually Aneas grandkid that beat Troy! Beyond stupid! JJ is a story thief who sucks big ass!

    Skabanis MalakaSkabanis MalakaIl y a 6 mois
  • Did anyone in the comments actually watch the video or just read the title? ya'll acting like Wisecrack is completely defending the new trilogy, they're taking a pretty fair stance.

    Roman .DelgadoRoman .DelgadoIl y a 6 mois
  • Yeah no. Modern audiences don't mind inconsistencies - look at the world of fanfic. What we hate is bad stories.

    Frank McManusFrank McManusIl y a 6 mois
  • His mouth is disturbing and fascinating

    Fabio GonzálezFabio GonzálezIl y a 6 mois
  • have had Honey widget for 2 months now it did not save me a single cent

    kolcskolcsIl y a 7 mois
  • Mr wisecrack tell us about star wars extended universe

    Christian CostanillaChristian CostanillaIl y a 7 mois
  • Mr wisecrack can you explain star wars Expanded Universe

    Christian CostanillaChristian CostanillaIl y a 7 mois
  • Y'all should do Casshern Sins. Ive recently wathched it and it is instantly in my top 5 anime ever. I really like the way they play with the ideas of life, death, and purpose.

    Oscar PinedaOscar PinedaIl y a 7 mois
  • Hello my ewoks.

    Adhemar GarciaAdhemar GarciaIl y a 7 mois
  • Hello, it's me that guy. I'm here to inform you that because two different movies have two different scenes where Harrison Ford plays the character Han Solo, or two different movies have two different man-made planet-killing star laser bases, does not mean they have "resonance". It means one was written first and it was good, and so the second one copied it because it was creatively bankrupt. Thank you this, this is the end of the discussion and you're fired.

    ArtMonsterArtMonsterIl y a 7 mois
  • How bout some shit that's just consistent? Ya know what? Fuck off with this shit. They made a bad movie. It's not some nor will it become some massive epic of our times. They fucked it up end of story.

    BogusMojoBogusMojoIl y a 7 mois
  • Resonance is a very special form of recursion. And then there's iteration (rewatching the same films over and over).

    bestapebestapeIl y a 7 mois
  • You can use the same arguments if you ever decide to defend the Terminator franchise. 😂

    Shane IlogoShane IlogoIl y a 7 mois
  • Wisecrack seems to be holding water for Disney Star Wars.

    Shane IlogoShane IlogoIl y a 7 mois
  • The characters drove the original trilogy...the final trilogy had such poorly developed characters they couldn't possibly drive anything. Plus, bringing Palpy back was a grave (get it?) mistake...just ask Anakin Skywalker.

    Batt ManionBatt ManionIl y a 7 mois
  • I like Rian Johnson’s Looper and Knives Out, but his first approach to Star Wars was trash 🗑. He forced HIS vision into / onto / all over Star Wars, vs. taking the material and melding it with some of what he wanted. The movie is as much about the artists vision as it is the consumers desires; feels like he ignored that except as required. Not saying I love J.J. Abrams material, but at least it was sticking more to what Star Wars has been and is now IMO.

    Nathaniel HattenNathaniel HattenIl y a 7 mois
  • I think the point you make here is very well thought out however I still do not like the Star Wars sequels or very much prequels I think a universe that does this well is the Fargo universe

    Isaac AmbsIsaac AmbsIl y a 7 mois
  • Guess what did disney just bought.

    Big BossBig BossIl y a 7 mois
  • The problem came because they didn't establish or stick to a basic story outline would they would have to follow. MOst of the character had ideas of their arcs but nothing really happened only kylo but I dont really like it. The last jedi and especially rise of skywalker was very reactive to the fans outcry which hurt them. Theres nothing wrong with taking into account what the fans didnt like but when the last movie spend 2/3 of the time undo the previous you got a problem

    RockinromRockinromIl y a 7 mois
  • I'm just going to come out and say it, I really liked the 789. Take that as you will I also didn't hate 123, though I can't rewatch those in their entirety and some things will never sit right with me. Still hurts that supercuts of them refused to show any podracing.

    Chris EastChris EastIl y a 7 mois
  • Disney can go fuck themselfs

    David CohenDavid CohenIl y a 7 mois
  • The Philosophy of Parasyte the Maxim.

    Mr XMr XIl y a 7 mois
  • The Philosophy of Parasyte the Maxim.

    Mr XMr XIl y a 7 mois
  • Stop defending trash. You bashed the hell out of the prequels (apologize for that) and now jump through hoops to defend the HORRIBLE sequels. You deserve all those dislikes.

    PinkieJuicePinkieJuiceIl y a 7 mois
  • Sequel trilogy sucks because it enforces on fandom new canon. Different authors adding new elements and writing new stories for that universe worked just fine before Disney. But then came greedy mouse and it didn't add to the work of the fans, in a lot of cases far superior to what Disney served the audience. No. They pushed reset button. No one would be bothered by it if like with Arthurian legends someone come and write an interpretation of the story where there was no round table, there was no cuckolding, there was no holy grail. Like, so fucking what? It is in public domain and anyone can make movies about king Arthur and Merlin. If we could do the same with Star Wars, where it is released to public domain and any one can make their Star Wars movie, the best would win, the worst would be forgotten and it would build up like Arthurian legends and Homer story. Mixing political messages into the movie didn't help. I don't know how can anyone in the right mind can claim that sequel > prequel.

    uHasioorruHasioorrIl y a 7 mois
  • 8:00

    Tristan McCannTristan McCannIl y a 7 mois
  • New title of this video- “Grasping at Straws Wars”

    TheFuddy19TheFuddy19Il y a 7 mois
  • i don't think the problem is continuity but grandeur... 7-9 didn't go anywhere or do anything.. here and there it managed to find itself a footing but entirely lacks anything to separate it from other sci-fi movies... they just seem like the most star wars influenced movies in an era already infinitely influenced by star wars... 1-3 at least stood on their own as politically dense at the cost of being boring... 4-6 captured and defined a zeitgeist with real fx ingenuity, storytelling suspense, and mythical intimacy... sci-fi generally has become cheaper and more lifeless ever since and the momentum has gone to a darker place than "hitler as space lord"... it's become too hard to watch blasters or telekinesis and not feel like an infant in front of jangling keys i don't think the problem is so much with the movies being done wrong but an audience culture that thrives on these frankenstein expectations of endowing life with fever pitch reproach

    Bryan McCormickBryan McCormickIl y a 7 mois
  • this video is brought to you by a bunch of dip-shits!

    Blaise RondeauBlaise RondeauIl y a 7 mois
  • This is fucking retarded

    superhanky2superhanky2Il y a 7 mois
  • The idiots that disliked this😂

    Boss Lax316Boss Lax316Il y a 7 mois
  • Great comparison. It reminds me Martin Winkler's essays about classical literature and films.

    James DarcyJames DarcyIl y a 7 mois
  • This might be the most blantantly retarded video I've ever seen full way through. This channel used to not suck but lately it's freaking terrible. "Epics, changed because, 1 they were usually told by mouth so the details changed. 2 authors made there own interpretation of the stories. They were rarely if ever actual sequels. They were more or less remixes of one cultures story adapted for another culture. The culture adapting it added or changed a few things because it was a new story for their culture. Niether of these apply to starwars because we have those on video and it has had prequels and sequels made to it. Contradictions, plot holes, and character contrivances are not acceptable because the OT are available to anyone who wants to buy them. This video is just stupidity worded well. It is poetically retarded. I really hope Disney gave Wisecrack a big ass check for making this video. If they didn't, then the dude in this video just made himself and wise crack as a whole seem utterly and embarrassingly stupid! Anyone who thinks this video makes any intelligent points is painfully stupid. I have honestly never seen such an idiotic suggestion in my life. @Wise crack please do not make such stupid crap ever again

    goaty mcgoatfacegoaty mcgoatfaceIl y a 7 mois
  • Yeah, not really though.

    Ernesto TorelliErnesto TorelliIl y a 7 mois
  • the lengths this guy has to go to explain why sequels are good lmao

    NikoslavNikoslavIl y a 7 mois
  • Wow, listening to you speak is just as annoying as it is in EFAP.

    Demod 20Demod 20Il y a 7 mois
  • Star Wars is dead There won`t ever be enough water left to wash away the blood-Fredrich Nietzsche

    The TruthThe TruthIl y a 7 mois
  • *"The sequels are generally better seen than the prequels."* Oh man, we need that dislike bar to go up some more, let me help

    orig4miorig4miIl y a 7 mois
    • orig4mi sorry, but overall, the sequels _are in fact better_ than the prequels, and this is coming from someone who loves both

      Brandon JimkernBrandon JimkernIl y a 5 mois
  • another youtuber to add to EFAP's K.D. ratio

    Ezra CarnahanEzra CarnahanIl y a 7 mois
  • Yeah, coherence. As on that scene, when after Han Solo's death, Chewbaca and Princess Leia cross each other as if they never met before, and Leia walks directly to Rey for consolation whom she meet for first time.

    Israel AguasantaIsrael AguasantaIl y a 7 mois
  • Jesus is video Was a stretch

    Filthy CasualFilthy CasualIl y a 7 mois
  • Fucking loved the new Star Wars. Fight me

    Noah BartlettNoah BartlettIl y a 7 mois
  • This video: There is no such thing as bad, if we go back to medieval England things were bad too

    Kanna-ChanKanna-ChanIl y a 7 mois
  • I think he is looking a little too far into this. It was a mess of a trilogy and it didn’t need to exist. Star Wars needs to apologize to us and stop pretending that it was all good and worthy.

    The Full PictureThe Full PictureIl y a 7 mois
  • Am I the only one who never took the First Order seriously? Like, I took the Empire and the Separatist Alliance seriously. But the First Order? No. Bunch of Empire wannabes

    Luc42Luc42Il y a 7 mois
  • You forgot to include Filoni as part of the Star Wars Homeric Order

    Max JohansenMax JohansenIl y a 7 mois
  • All three were bad. Love it or hate it bs. Farce Awakens is the worst.

    Luiz PalombiniLuiz PalombiniIl y a 7 mois
  • Only here because of the efap

    TheFuddy19TheFuddy19Il y a 7 mois
  • So, this video explains to me the definition of "resonance" as it pertains to storytelling, telling me that there are these ancient, basic elements of storytelling that have survived through countless generations of storytelling because those elements are something universally appealing to all humans. Something that anybody, regardless of their culture, language, or heritage, and understand and identify with because the message they carry is innately human. It then tries to tell me that a screen transition is an example of resonance because it is used in multiple films in the same story. A Lightsaber is not a resonant elements because it is popular and diffuse into pop culture, visual similarities like the 2 setting suns aren't resonant because they are widely recognizable. You're conflating iconography with resonance. You're not seeing the forest for the trees. The binary sunset scene is iconic not for it's visuals (or maybe nowadays it is, because people are so obsessed with superficial visual elements), it's iconic for the story contained within. Luke has just stormed out on his uncle because he feels that he is being held back; there's a whole wide world out there full of adventure and mystery, just out of Luke's grasp, and try as he might, he can't get anywhere because his familial obligations keep him right here's he's always been his whole life. It resonates because most people identify with that yearning, that desire to break free of their simple, monotonous life and do something novel, exciting, and wholly their own. That is what resonance means. A universal truth, or messages, conveyed through the subtext of a story that can take on many forms and be repeated or rearranged by any number of storytellers, in which the core truths and messages remain the same. The story beat of Achilles' Heel is resonant because it reminds us that nobody's perfect; everybody has a weakness, and everyone is vulnerable. The Trojan Horse is resonant because it reminds us that things aren't always what they seem, and that gifts can be cursed/poisoned, and not to take everything at face value. People have ulterior motives. That is what resonance means. It's not even a visual element; in fact, I would argue that if something's iconography is _exclusively_ visual, as in it has no deeper meaning that it's looks, that, by definition, it _can't_ resonate. Because resonance goes deeper than that.

    Duncan Van OoyenDuncan Van OoyenIl y a 7 mois
  • I have to think the effects of adding a personal touch to your telling of a story has a much more jarring effect when the audience hearing that version numbers in the millions within a week, and when access to the original telling is so readily available. Also, the word "borrow" is so very, very generous here.

    Nick RugglesNick RugglesIl y a 7 mois
  • Holy shit, this channel has gone downhill

    Ryan CollinsRyan CollinsIl y a 7 mois