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2 Comments on [SF/F/H Link Post] Kylo Ren Theories; Spiritual Lessons From Sci-Fi; Vin Diesel on Tolkien’s SILMARILLION

  1. Re: Skywalker, Kylo Ren and Evil

    It’s up to the filmmakers to decide the the story arc of the new Star Wars films and its characters. I’m just a viewer. However, if they think that Luke Skywalker turning evil is a good idea, then they are mistaken. It would be a massive betrayal of the audience and nothing more than a gimmick or perhaps some overgrown adolescent’s idea of “cool twist”.

    • I disagree. If handled right, It could be the drying that the “wet blanket” Luke character needs. Adolescents (overgrown or otherwise) still think good and evil are black and white. Experience teaches us that there are shades of gray in between. Luke still being a wide-eyed goody two-shoes would be a betrayal to our intelligence.

      The trick, of course, is the “if handled correctly” part. It’s not going to be easy with a possible 30 years of back story missing. It was grossly mishandled in the prequels, and Anakin’s turn to the dark side was too far from believable. He just came across as mentally unstable, not good-guy-turned-bad. Luke’s mimicking Anakin’s turn to the dark side has the potential to be significantly better than Luke playing Yoda.

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