A Critique of Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Part 2

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This is Part 2 of 6 of a series of videos all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

We continue on by getting all of our characters fully introduced and discussed while pushing this wonderful plot along, with bonus tangents to Wall-E, Guardians of the Galaxy, Buffy, Saving Private Ryan and oh! of course, some Star Wars in general.

The Thumbnail art is courtesy of Oliver Pocock

Big thanks to Jay from SinsSins and Logicked for their cameos. Check out their channels if you are interested -

[The complete bibliography will be placed here once it's complete.]

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Table of Contents:

0:00 - Intro
1:05 - The Opening Scene: Poe's Capture
10:09 - On Juggling Conflicting Tones
(21:27 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: An Unbridled Praise)
27:44 - The Opening Scene: Aftermath
38:44 - Rey's Introduction: The Robot is Better
45:01 - Poe's Interrogation: The First Order Needs Intelligence
47:15 - Rey's Introduction: The Other Robot is Also Better
49:55 - Jay from SinsSins Cameo
52:52 - Rey's Introduction: Character without Development
1:02:36 - Finn and Poe Escape: Love at First Sight
1:19:05 - Kylo and Hux: Revenge of the Clones
1:24:36 - Finn Meets Rey: Rey Beats Finn
1:31:54 - Logicked Cameo
1:34:49 - Finn and Rey Escape: Apolitical Hand-Holding
1:42:21 - Finn and Rey Escape: The Millenium Falcon
2:02:23 - Kylo Ren Tantrum: Threatening or Just Angry?
2:06:22 - The Heroes Argue: BB-8 Approves
2:11:43 - Han Solo Arrives: Solo: A Fanservice
2:17:09 - Outro

(Feedback is appreciated.)
Edit: I misspelled BB-8 as BB8.

Author — Sapheiron


I want to be free of this pain 42:46

Not finished with it yet, but this has been well worth the wait.

Author — E;R


MauLer: "So Rey's parents are nobody's, unless of course Kylo is lying."
Me: cringes with knowledge

Author — Samuel Craig


TFA was designed for the audience to go

"oooo i remember that"
wait 3 seconds
"oooo i remember that"
over and over again

Author — Benjamin


Its funny, I never heard Star Wars referred to specifically as a "children's movie, " or, "just a movie made for kids, " until it was used as an excuse for its mediocrity. You never hear, say The Avengers, referred to as a kids movie. And you never see good or great actual children's movies spoken about in this way either. No one ever says The Lion King is "just" a children's movie. Even though that's what it is. Very telling, no?

Author — Ben Haney


"...but this series will more than likely be released throughout the year."

*One Year Later: Still waiting on Part 3*

Author — Vadan Drumist


I rather watch this than the actual movie.

Author — This Universe


As soon as Finn wasn't a storm trooper, they were back to being emotionless cannon fodder, and their humanity was never even mentioned again.

Author — Ben Haney


When 900 years old you reach, watch part 3 you still will not

Author — A. Silvermane


Simo Hayha: Kills around a thousand Russians, completely invisible in snow, using only ironsights. Well-documented war hero, pictures available.
Luke Skywalker: Defeats Space Hitler and Space Goebbles, goes on vacation for 30 years, leaving a game of Where In The Galaxy Is Carmen San Diego to his whereabouts. Is a myth.


Author — Princess Rainbovvs X Musashi



“Personally I’m hoping for a ... Palpatine movie”

Oh boy. Then do I have a great surprise for you then bud

Author — JMBAD


11:52 Ruin Johnson: "We kind of started with a Monty Python sketch." No, you didn't. Don't insult Monty Python.

Author — Blue G


Having seen the originals in the theatre, as with the prequels (first showing of pt.1), I was totally excited for TFA seeing Luke was going to be in it. Now, after months/years to absorb it all, I'm disappointed beyond words with these final 3 movies and the end of something that had such an impact on my childhood. Screw you Jar Jar and Rianne.

Author — Rick L.


I’d accept Rey thinking Luke was a myth if it was more along the lines of “I didn’t believe one man could do all that” and she assumed he was the leader or placeholder for an entire faction of people who killed Darth Vader. But that’s me writing the story for them I guess.

Author — Jimby Smamples


"So Reys parents are no one, unless Kylo is lying"

MauLer saw that shit coming nearly a year before it was revealed.

Author — Ajohnymous


In "The Millenium Falcon" part. It would all be fixed if Poe was there, and He was the one pilloting while htey both fired... There. Easy fucking fix, and woudl actually establish the trio as a team.

Author — Azurael


So, if Rey's parents are no one then her name should be Rey Solo?

Author — Josiah Weber


I really feel like Finn's sole reason for existing is to be a red herring. I genuinely thought he was going to be the hero, since the marketing focused on him and movie was mostly told from his perspective. At the end when Rey becomes the hero, I felt like the movie was making fun of me for letting myself be tricked.

Author — BigBadSeed


Mauler insisting that the third part of his TFA critique "is coming" is like your biological dad telling you and your mom he's going to the store to buy cigarettes.

Author — Aspie Gamer


"We'll get to that"
Me in December 2019: O rly

Author — Ajrocks567