False Prophet wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:36 am
What I want to make with the Star Wars comparison is about the feeling of directionless of these sequels. All three of them feel like jumbled mess created by too many people with too many different visions of what they want to make. And when the deadline was about to come, they panicked and threw everything into the script without any consideration for the flow and tempo of the story.
Also, if we're talking about Star Wars, didn't you say yourself that there is too many references in the Walkure movie? I always have this feeling that franchise movies nowadays are loaded with too many references, allusions, Easter eggs, etc. Like they are adding all these bells and whistles so that people on Youtube and Twitter could talk about and get themselves hyped until the inevitable follow-ups.
Eh... I feel like those are two very different problems.
The problem with the Star Wars
sequel trilogy was, as the Emperor would've put it, a "lack of vision". It really doesn't feel like anyone bothered to plan it out at all, and after The Force Awakens
was poorly received by its die-hard fans the writing process became reactive rather than proactive. They overcompensated for the audience's complaints with The Force Awakens
in The Last Jedi
, and when THAT led to an even bigger backlash and plummeting sales of licensed goods, the response was to make the last installment as middle-of-the-road as anyone could so that it would at least be inoffensive.
's problem almost the opposite. There was clearly a plan going into it, and they didn't deviate from it. The problem there was that the story they'd planned out was unoriginal and rather threadbare, relying a great deal on Walkure's music to carry the series in the absence of development for most of the characters and a great deal more on tie-ins to, and borrowed plots from, Macross Frontier
in its ending. In the end, it feels more like a fan fiction full of "Original the Character: Do Not Steal" knockoffs of Frontier
's cast than a new chapter in the franchise. For better or worse, they're riding that mistake all the way to the end.