When Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally hit theaters a few months ago, it was met with much fanfare and critical acclaim, and rightfully so. The team behind it was under enormous pressure to deliver a moneymaking, legacy-fulfilling hit, and largely did just that. Still, because one of the biggest film releases of all time happened in the age of the internet, there were plenty of opinions flying around that weren't all that positive.
Chief among them was the assertion that Rey is a Mary Sue — a mysterious character at the center of a universe that just so happens to be perfect at everything. Next in line was probably the eerie ways in which The Force Awakens was essentially a clone of the original Star Wars film, A New Hope. A protagonist who lives isolated on a desert planet, makes a droid friend, sees his/her mentor killed by a dark lord ... you get the idea.
Luckily for all of us, the good people behind Honest Trailers have finally addressed all these issues and more in their traditional format — narrating over various scenes and explaining the hard truth behind them. They also make sure to highlight all the things they loved about the film, which mostly means references to how handsome Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron is.
Check it out for yourself below:
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