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GAME Overrated, Underrated, Less, and More Characters

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by HothLeia, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. HothLeia

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    Sort of a game? Share your favorite underrated character and the character you find overrated from each trilogy installment, including The Force Awakens. And possibly featuring different answers, you can throw in the characters you wish you saw more of and wish you saw less of. (They may not necessarily be your overrated/underrated choices.) Of course, opinions may very well change considering TFA (since we can go only go by the little we know of the characters and film to date.)




    Prequel Trilogy

    Overrated: General Grievous
    I don't get the appeal. No problem if you're a GG fan, I just found him a little Saturday-Morning-cartoonish.

    Underrated: Ki-Adi-Mundi
    I just love this guy. His betrayal scene is heartbreaking and his design and species backstory is intriguing. He is just everything you would expect a serious Jedi to be.

    Needs more
    ...Bail Organa and Owen Lars. For shallow reasons on Bail's part and because I like his smoldering...personality. But really, since his planet plays such a vital role in ANH and he plays such a huge role in the upbringing of a major hero, let's see more Bail (and Owen for that matter!) I would have loved to see more a relationship with Owen and Anakin. Owen seemed pretty bitter about Annie in ANH and since he was willing to take Luke in, I feel they could have had an opportunity for some interesting character development.


    Could have used less...Jar Jar, obviously. No Fodesinbeed and no need for Jabba or Gardula.

    Original Trilogy:

    Overrated: Boba Fett

    Don't get me wrong, I think Boba Fett is cool and I totally get why people who ESB in theaters for the first time liked him so much. He has a neat design and I preferred the mystery surrounding him before the prequels came out. Really, he was underutilized. But I do think the fanfare is a little overrated.

    Underrated: Owen and Beru

    Yeah, the served their roles well and I understand the limited nature of their presence, but there two deserve a little more credit. I can't blame Owen for being a little grumpy and nervous after the events of the PT and a life of moisture farming on a tough planet. And props to Beru for staying so sweet and choosing a life of preparing blue milk all day. These two didn't always make the perfect parenting choices, but they raised a darn good young man who just happened to be the hope of the galaxy... and probably knew the risks when they decided to take him in. Owen and Beru, unsung heroes of the galaxy.


    Needs more....Mon Mothma. While Princess Leia was already pioneering the "cool gals in sci-fi" movement.,I also loved Mon Mothma. She had such a great look and I always admired her calm yet focused leadership. Whenever people would say "Leia's the only girl" back in the day, I would always redirect them to the awesomeness of Mon Mothma. I just wish she had more of role that was somewhat equal to Lando's. She was a very important character after all, and I loved how she maintained such a calm and wise presence.

    Could have used less...CGI Jabba and CGI Sy Snoodles in the Special Editions. Just...no thanks/


    The Force Awakens* (based only on what you know to date-so the needs more/less category doesn't apply.)
    *Again, we know very little about the characters so these opinions could changed! Just base it on your own observations and fan reactions.


    Overrated: Kylo Ren

    He looks pretty cool in the mask and I love the cross-lightsaber. I'm a little worried he could head into angsty teen territory, but I do really like the look when he has the full costume on. Neat concept, but he's still no Vader.


    Underrated: Poe Dameron

    I'm surprised that there isn't as much discussion featuring someone who is looking to be a major player. I do think it is partly because there isn't at much information about him (both written and visual) and he seems to have a separate storyline that the others. Still, the fact his storyline is somewhat distant from the others (or appears to be) is intriguing. I love the energy and enthusiasm I've seen from the actor.


    Agree, disagree, and have fun! I'd love to hear your picks!
     
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    For me the most overrated character in SW history is Boba Fett.
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    Fett was just another dork that did basicaly nothing and fans tend to revere him as a demi-god.

    I think my underrated character must be Amanaman.
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    Just thinking that Amanaman was a bounty hunter employed by Jabba makes me ask myself so many questions. How can this nude alien guy who aparently uses no tech keep up with the likes of Bossk, Zuckuss or IG88? How did he hunt? Did he at least know how to drive a spaceship cause you're no good as a bounty hunter if you are just limited to one planet and that planet being Tatooine makes it even worst. Having all these things against him makes me think he must be one heck of a hunter!

    And finally, I know it is way to early to count her out but I have to put PZ-4CO in the Needs More category since I know from experience that cool looking droids in SW hardly get any exposure.
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    I think PZ-4CO looks so cool and she reminds me a lot of the animated CWs Durge. I would love to know more about her and of the species who made her but saddly I just know that PZ is going to be another great looking droid that will follow the likes of FX-7, IG88 and 4LOM into obscurity. Droids are an awesome part of the SW universe but I really do think that there are tons of droids other than protocol droids and astromechs that could benefit from some decent exposure.
     
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    I'm going to preface this by saying that I did not get into the old EU aside from the old republic. All my knowledge of modern Star Wars is from the new canon, which I'm still not done catching up with.

    Original Trilogy:

    Overrated: Boba Fett
    I get that he's cool looking and he's the clone/son of the original clone troopers but he's just not that interesting. All he does is get Han Solo to Jabba and then die. Yet, for some reason, everyone loves him.

    Underrated: I'm not sure for this one. Owen and Beru? I like the OP's reasoning behind this. I don't have anyone else so I'll just go with it.

    Needs more... Mon Mothma and The Emperor. After reading Lost Stars and part of Aftermath I would have loved to gotten to know Mon Mothma a bit more in the movies. Her importance is staggering and she has a neat, albeit slightly idealistic view of the world. We only saw the emperor in a few short moments in ESB and RotJ. Although we have his backstory in the PT it would have been nice to see more of what he's become in the movies.

    Could have used less... Random Pilots. I get that the resistance is huge and you're not going to know everyone but the deaths of some of the characters, particularly in RotJ's big space fight, would have been more emotional had we known who some of these characters were. When Biggs died in Ep IV we felt for Luke because that was one of his friends on Tattooine. I felt nothing like that in RotJ. Those pilots in the cockpits could have been cut and no one would be the wiser.

    Prequel Trilogy:

    Overrated: Count Dooku, Darth Maul, and Greivous. I blame this on bad storytelling. Only one villain was necessary through the films yet we had three half-finished -- or in Maul's case non-existant -- characters for Anakin and Obi-wan to take care of. I know Maul comes back in TCW but it's forced (no pun intended). Dooku would have been great if his story turned out like this: His goal is to get Anakin. Instead he kills Qui-Gon, loses but doesn't die to Obi-wan, tries to get Anakin on his side in Ep II, fails, and then tries again in Ep III but dies. Then there's Greivous who was fine in TCW but made no sense in the movie.

    Underrated: All the other Jedi that get fleshed out in TCW. Seriously there were so many awesome Jedi that could have been touched on throughout the entire prequel series but instead we get characters who get named on toy boxes or in TCW series. Knowing who those Jedi were before the battle of Geonosis would have made the whole thing fun.

    Needs more: Bail Organa and Qui-Gon. Bail so important in TCW and he's Leia's adopted father. Getting to know him and Alderaan a little better would have been bittersweet. Qui-Gon could have been redeemed by having him appear as a force ghost to help Obi-wan and Anakin and been the mentor figure of the PT.

    Could have used less: Jar Jar. I'm sure this will be the most popular answer.
     
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    This is a fun one!

    PREQUELS

    Overrated: Qui-Gon - Liam Neeson puts me to sleep and it's no help that he was in the most boring of the films already.

    Underrated: Waitress Droid- She slings coffee all day to aliens at the diner and gets crap for tips! (it's early I cant think of anyone lol)

    Needs More: Owen Lars- I'm telling you, Owen Lars is such an untouched character with SO much damn potential for great storytelling.
    He is a man from simple means who is suddenly thrust into a world he can't even imagine with a Jedi half brother and
    is given the responsibility of raising his nephew in secrecy. There are adventures to be told here that we just aren't
    hearing about.


    Could have used less: CGI yoda. CGI yoda is NOT yoda. Yoda is that amazing Muppet we all know and love that scampers around Dagoba.
    I cringe whenever I see him and think it was a poor decision on the creative teams part to use two completely different
    techniques to portray him.


    ORIGINAL TRILOGY

    Overrated: Boba Fett- I just don't get it and I don't think I ever will. There are far more interesting background characters, none of whom have
    reached the popularity of Boba Fett. I don't knock anyone who likes him, but I just don't get it. He stands there and
    then gets eaten by the Sarlac. Must be the helmet?

    Underrated: Owen and Beru: We raised the hope for the galaxy and all we got were these lousy charred bones. I like to think that the bodies are
    those of Storm troopers that died in the attack and that Owen and Beru escaped and are in hiding.

    Needs More: Biggs Darklighter: The man , the mystique, the mustache! I hate how they decided to take out the scenes featuring Biggs and the
    rest of Lukes pals. I think that Biggs could have been a great character, being the best bud of Luke, and his death would have been
    far more sad and meaningful had he had more scenes with Luke. Scenes of them paling around and talking about home and old times
    would have been nice.

    Needs Less: Lando: My friends don't like you....I DON'T LIKE YOU EITHER! such a traitor. Even steals his vest.
     
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    Overrated : Lando Calrissian. Brings not much to the story and is a traitor.

    Underrated : R2D2 : The real hero of Star Wars, he is in every victory of the Republic and the resistance.
     
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    Ugh...Lando
     
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    PT:
    Overrated: Mace Windu. I like Samuel L Jackson, but he didn't fit as a Jedi to me and he got his ass kicked a lot!
    Underrated: The rest of the Jedi!!!! I mean this was the chance to show how the many Jedi there were and a chance to meet some of the cooler ones.....we didn't get this at all!
    Needs More: Story/character development!!!! I know this isn't a character, but it would of helped the ones we got if there was more care taken in developing the characters properly

    OT:
    Overrated: Lando. IMO it was pretty obvious that he was going to turn traitor! And then all of a sudden Leia and co were like, sure lets go off together, you haven't showed us any reason to think you won't be trustworthy
    Underrated: Admiral Ackbar...he was more than just a famous Meme
    Needs More: Storm Troopers with aim. There is even lines where characters said "that blaster precision can only be done by Imperial Storm troopers" - Obi Wan

    TFA:

    Overrated: BB-8 - we already have a badass droid we can't understand in R2.....BB-8 is cool but too much of the marketing and promos feature BB-8!
    Underrated: Poe. Don't see too much of him
    Needs More: Luke, Snoke and Maz.......I think we will get enough of Maz in the movie.....not to sure we will get much from the other 2!
     
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    PZ looks like Threepio on steroids.
     
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