Brian Floyd wrote:
|Posted: 25 April 2017 at 1:07am | IP Logged | 11
At least Anakin turning to the dark side made sense, with him being manipulated by Palpatine. Ben Solo turned to the dark side due to hero worship of Vader and because he was rebelling against his parents. In other words....Kylo Ren is an idiot.
Yeah... bro, Ben was manipulated by Snoke since infancy. Truth be told when he was in Leia's womb Snoke was preying upon him. Anakin was a whole hail of a lot older before Palpatine worked him over. It's a lot easier to twist a kid up from infancy, their entire life than when they're in their adolescence.
And we still don't know why Ben turned. We've seen this before with characters; they start off bad, seemingly unredeemable and then the audience finds out something about their backstory; have a moment that makes you do a 180; or is just so cool he turns good because the fans want it to happen. It's been done before with characters like Damon Salvatore, Mr Darcy, and The Green Ranger.
Besides Ben is the last Skywalker. If he doesn't live then there will be no one left to carry on the family bloodline. Not to mention he's Han freaking Solo's son! On top of Darth Vader's grandson! He is the direct descendant of the two coolest characters in Star Wars. As soon as he was born he had street cred. There's no way Disney is killing off the Skywalker and Solo clan. Just from a business standpoint they're not going to let that happen.
And a buddy of mine noted "Moreover, there's a subversion going on already which is that he's not becoming more like Vader but more like Anakin. The worst he could possibly do has been done in TFA. So that's when he was the closest to Vader - masked and believing that committing the unthinkable (patricide or youngling slaying) was going to end his pain/being torn apart/etc. But it didn't. The difference between him and Vader is that Anakin at the end of ROTS had no one left to believe in him. Obi Wan and Yoda were done with him, padme died, he didn't know about kids. He had nothing but Palpatine. OTOH, Kylo still has his mother, and Luke may think that Kylo should be killed but blood isn't water, and Rey doesn't want to kill him so there are 3 people, including our heroine, that could break Snoke's spell. Not to mention that putting him on the same island with Rey and Luke, far from Snoke's influence, will add up to something rather than "more evil".
Finally, LST spelled it out. "You cannot deny the truth that is your family." More evil would be still denying it and there's no story in that."
Edited by Monte Brown on 25 April 2017 at 8:51am