In the film there's no major emphasis on the cruelty of how the Federation deports the poor like in the book, deportation is vaguely mentioned by hathaway in the film and we only see riot police checking IDs and shooting at some civilians and chasing others.Underrated GM Custom wrote: ↑Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:22 pmThat is a bit difficult to comprehend if Mafty wants to stop the deportation of people into space but at the same time Hathaway wants humanity as a whole to move into space (Char's ideals). I'm not an expert on Hathaway's Flash but my understanding was that Hathaway was trying to both embrace Amuro and Char's ideals, he wanted people to move into space (but didn't want to force it with say a giant asteroid) which lines up with the Newtype theory that mankind will progress as individuals and as a civilization as we migrate into space.
As for how Mafty's plans will create that goal, well that's hard to say. I think in this case it's a good example of goals/ideals and actions not matching up 1 to 1. I also recall reading that Tomino intended for Hathaway's flash to be an example on not clinging to the ideals of the past (Hathway holding onto Char and Amuro's ideals) which ultimately ends poorly for him.
Again not an expert, just my quick thoughts on the matter. Someone more well versed in Hathaway's Flash can probably give a more concrete answer.
in the film they don't outright say "Mafty wants to stop the unfair deportation of the poor into Space"
so i have a suspicion that they've MODIFIED the plot that Mafty goal is not necessarily to STOP deportation, but to take down & unravel the entire Federation Government.
the film basically tries to emphasize that "Mafty Navure Erin" is the second coming of char and that the organization is trying to continue what Char started and that they're simply rebelling against the federation by killing high ranking officials. and that humanity should 'live' in space entirely so that the earth can heal itself.
so its clear, the PLOT has been changed and Mafty's mission statement/goals have been modified.
I hope they explain, why hathaway is appointed leader and why the mafty soldiers respect him and what's their stake in the fight -
with the Zeon, it was undestandable, they were fighting for equal rights and independence and the right not to be oppressed. Gundam Origin i think showed how oppressive the Earth Fedeation was, it was just that the Zabi family was corrupt.
so i hope they dig deeper into this and explain it better in the next 2 films. they understandably skimmed over alot of things in Movie 1. but some stuff as its portrayed in the film just doesn't make a lot of sense.