The Many Works of Pat Hatt
Since everyone else seems to be going on about it, what the heck, I shall too. Star Wars just came out, obviously, unless you live under a rock you know that, and it teaches us all great things about writing. It is so great I had to pick them all out. Some spoilers may follow, you’ve been warned.
– Use what was done, i.e. Darth Vader, and make him a 21st century guy, i.e. all touchy feely and conflicted. i.e. any whiny teenager.
– Use what was done, i.e. the Death Star, and just make it bigger. That will be so much more threatening. Bigger is better, right?
– Use what was done and have a major death scene nearly exactly where it was before. People can’t die in different places. Who needs that? You’ve already wrote the scene once, so don’t waste time, just switch the characters and viola!
– Have people make up their mind on a whim. It is so much easier than any backstory or any real motivation needed.
As far as anything story line that is new goes, there wasn’t much. But Star Wars is back in a much, much better way than that prequel crap. And it puts that Star Trek Into Darkness thing to shame for those worrying about the director. Some of The Force Awakens was forced, see what I did there, to make it work and not be 5 hours long. But it was a fun ride overall. Captured the Star Wars feel of the past perfectly even with rehashed scenes.
Did you see it yet? Disney sure can brag now, if you don’t count inflation which they all seem to ignore anyway. And bragging they are. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. I doubt it will get as big of an opening as this one did, more like Avengers 2, as the spectacle is over. Not that there is anything wrong with over a billion bucks.
Enjoy life, forget the strife.