A Critique of Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Part 3

10 Th07, 2020
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This is Part 3 of 6 of a series of videos all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
We continue where we essentially left off, Han Solo meeting Rey and Finn, leading to the Rathtar's scene. A scene filled with confusing and contradictory writing along with monster meatballs.
Soon after, we progress into the very chunky middle portion of the plot line while taking tangents into The Lord of the Rings, Captain America: Civil War, The Shining, Ready Player One, The Simpsons and more in this 4 hour selection of Star Wars analysis.
The cameos that were present in the older parts have now been removed from current and future instalments because they are drastically out of date - My fault for the production time taking so long. Otherwise, the video is essentially very similar to the two previous parts in form.
The Thumbnail art is courtesy of Oliver Pocock
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Mauler merchandise store - teespring.com/en-GB/stores/maulers-store
The EFAP debate on TLJ with Major Lee - viworld.info/rock/video/mp-Lm3PVu6ZryGQ.html
YMS' Kimba The White Lion - viworld.info/rock/video/qG11lJ-qyYGo02g.html
The EFAP episode on Cosmonaut Variety Hour - viworld.info/rock/video/laysy6zQyomr0Wg.html
The debate between myself, Wolf and Just Write - viworld.info/rock/video/lnCZxJyOladkmGQ.html
EFAP Gaming - viworld.info/rock/video/0peNsKmlq4Jkumg.html
EFAP Batwoman playlist - viworld.info/rock/video/qX-ApV-T2mClppc.html
The previous part - viworld.info/rock/video/mm2gr2XW1mB7t4U.html
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0:00:00 - Introduction.
0:00:51 - Han Solo's reputation.
0:02:08 - The executions of nostalgia in storytelling.
0:09:29 - The miserable tale of Han Solo and his dice.
0:13:28 - Opening up Rey and Han's relationship and what it costs.
0:17:00 - The many mistakes in writing during the Rathtar scene.
0:23:40 - The execution of throwaway lines in storytelling.
0:36:58 - You should go and Watch YMS' video on Kimba: The White Lion.
0:39:18 - Rey solves problems by accident and without requiring appreciation for it.
0:43:22 - Han Solo has been irreparably damaged.
0:46:09 - Who is to blame for the fugitives escaping?
0:47:27 - Addressing (Character X was always incompetent)
0:57:55 - How The First Order's targets are backwards and why.
1:04:04 - The characterisation that was intended and the result.
1:09:59 - Wish fulfilment characters don't have definition. - What are her choices?
1:26:19 - Explaining Luke's disappearance and the map.
1:30:05 - Developing Rey and Han's relationship - What could have been.
1:38:56 - What is ADR and what can we infer about TFA in relation to it?
1:44:33 - The difference in cantina execution between ANH and TFA.
1:45:36 - Maz Kanata is confusing.
1:49:44 - What is Kylo's goal? Why is the helmet here and Anakin is not?
1:54:17 - Infinite product to consume.
2:00:14 - Maz's advice and purpose.
2:01:38 - Addressing Finn's character history and consistency.
2:09:16 - The new Stormtroopers and why they are particularly incompetent.
2:12:09 - Cosmonaut Variety Hour is entirely hypocritical when discussing media.
2:17:50 - How characters are often introduced and understood and how that compares to Rey.
2:20:16 - Anakin's Lightsaber and the Force-back.
2:36:44 - What is the Republic and does this world care?
2:39:57 - The physics/resources of Starkiller base.
2:46:38 - (That's not how space works) how lazy writing can destroy a franchise.
3:01:28 - Maz's motivation?
3:04:01 - Rey has developed sharp shooting and the cantina has been destroyed.
3:12:52 - Rian Johnson's baffling decisions when it comes to deleted scenes and an explanation from Rich Evans.
3:18:04 - Maz vs. Yoda - The difference in creation when comparing the trilogies.
3:21:33 - Finn's encounter with a very specific kind of trooper and what that means.
3:29:10 - Rey is captured by Kylo Ren, How and why?
3:35:29 - A counter to Whataboutism
3:37:45 - The Outro - Links to other content.
3:45:39 - MauLer Merchandise!
3:51:48 - Stingers.

  • That scene with Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, without CGI and with the mics in view, was better than all of TLJ. It evoked emotions in me and I think it would without any context because it was so well acted. It’s a cinematic tragedy that it was cut up in the movie.

    Josh LJosh L3 giờ trước
  • The rural team partially grip because laugh numerically snow as a coordinated law. stupid, round forehead

    Alex OrtizAlex Ortiz6 giờ trước
  • All those Star Wars people talking like one man ....you know ...eeeehhh.....you know ......eeeehhhhh ..... you kon you know ......eeeeeeh

    Peter SestakPeter Sestak15 giờ trước
  • RE: The superfluous factions chasing Han, there might have been a corporate directive to produce a certain number of characters for figurines. It had to be convoluted, because they COULDN'T simplify it.

    KyleKyle21 giờ trước
  • watching the actors squirm when they try to remember their lines when explaining their characters..especially the girl who played Maz..

    willzy75 Rivero Rangerwillzy75 Rivero RangerNgày trước
  • Hux's speech to the troops was not enthralling at all, and I just feel embarrassed watching it. Leaders like Hitler are masters of speech and have the capability to swat millions of peoples minds, through his sheer show of power through his voice or being able to be personal with the people he's talking to. Hux is like a whiny teenager that get's grounded for coming home late. I bring this down to Abrams inability to respect the power that he is wielding, and a seeming inability to understand personality and character, why the bad guys can be attractive such as Darth Vader.

    Todd WaylandTodd Wayland2 ngày trước
  • Let's face it. Finn was used as the naive young black guy stereotype that Hollywood has always done. And to just fill a diversity quota that they desperately desired to fill, that's really obvious.

    Todd WaylandTodd Wayland2 ngày trước
  • Do we need 6x4hr episodes to say "this is a reboot of the original film made by people who don't understand scriptwriting and don't care either"?

    Nagora NeridesNagora Nerides2 ngày trước
    • well, no, however: A) its hilarious seeing how much they fucked up lmao B) not needed != not wanted

      Martyred MonkeyMartyred Monkey2 ngày trước
  • What an amazing deep dive into the mess that is modern Star wars. And i agree, slower moments is often the soul of the story and the time for characters to shine. However in these days where characters have to follow a formula that is so thin that slowdowns often don't work. They make us fall asleep because remember: no one can be offended - by anything - no matter how harmless the view is...

    Alex DahlAlex Dahl3 ngày trước
  • Still the only decent Star Wars movie in Disney's sequel era.

    Dandy TVDandy TV3 ngày trước
  • Social Justice and PC cult-ure rots the demented minds of virtue-signaling directors. They're too focused on pushing their political worldview and beliefs... which COMPLETELY turns good movie series(es?) into steaming piles of dogshit

    Color MehJewishColor MehJewish3 ngày trước
  • I will single handily push the view count over 3 million. This is my new relax/sleep series.

    Joshua CJoshua C3 ngày trước
  • i like that you deconstruct why Rey being no one didn't work within the narrative the film set up. If they had set her up to be no one from the start that would've been so cool! As much as I like stories that are structured around 'the one destined person who is destined to do the thing because destiny' I really wanted to see a story that was the opposite of that. ( if that makes sense )

    Badaboomba !Badaboomba !4 ngày trước
  • Starkiller was actually Skywalker's original name. That's where it came from, and paid homage to, by the Force Unleashed.

    Theo HoekstraTheo Hoekstra4 ngày trước
  • I laughed at the charred Vader mask also--mainly because its stupid. Jar Jar Abrams strikes again...

    Frank VillaFrank Villa4 ngày trước
  • Loved this. Small note. I'm pretty sure that Sith cannot produce force- ghosts. Imagine, there can only be two Sith-- master and student-- always just two, because that backstabbing, mentor disciple, French academe model embodies the sort of self consuming cycle of will-to- power consuming its own tail cyclically, perpetually. So, instead we'll get memory-echo Han. *sigh*

    Philip A. StephensonPhilip A. Stephenson4 ngày trước
    • Maybe not produce, but *see*. Anakin died light, so he could appear, but it seems, not to a Sith, like his grandson.

      Philip A. StephensonPhilip A. Stephenson4 ngày trước
  • ADR stands for “Automated Dialog Replacement” not “Automatic”

    Chase WickChase Wick4 ngày trước
  • Mauler, thank you for documenting the pop-culture trend towards idiocracy.

    l2 l2l2 l25 ngày trước
  • Mauler daddy its been 10 months please shove your massive 15 hour video down my throat i need it

    ShadowflapsShadowflaps6 ngày trước
  • Force awakens is alright but last jedi and rise of skywalker is poop

    tomtom6 ngày trước
  • You mauled the movie like a grizzly bear

    fountedakisfountedakis6 ngày trước
  • In reference to Finn and how his character doesn't reflect the training/indoctrination/childhood he is supposed to have, I think he is written to be the "common Joe", the "every-man" the audience is supoosed to identify with.

    KyleKyle6 ngày trước
    • @Kyle He's probably the only character from Disney Star Wars I can honestly say I like, so I'm still conflicted as to whether or not it'd be better if he made more sense

      Herohammer StudiosHerohammer Studios15 giờ trước
    • That is kind of my point. They forced the type, into the character slot.

      KyleKyle21 giờ trước
    • Definitely, but that still makes very little sense

      Herohammer StudiosHerohammer Studios3 ngày trước
  • Im rather late to the party, but i was under the impression that ADR stood for additional dialogue recording. It could be dialogue over a b shot for added info, an overlay of a line or more on screen when poorly recorded originally, or something dubbed in when a character is turned just enough to not see lip movements, for plot info in a crucial moment; any additional dialogue recorded after the fact would be called ADR. Is this not correct?

    Heather Willis-KershnerHeather Willis-Kershner6 ngày trước
  • This isn't a essay style video this a whole movie and the sequel.

    Teto21 bombshellsTeto21 bombshells8 ngày trước
  • 10 months have gone by...

    Q.H.SQ.H.S8 ngày trước
  • The script of this critique is better written than the entire sequels. This is what happens when enough time, effort, care, dedication and passion are put into something, which is more than I can say about the writers of the sequels. They choose to use shortcuts rather than plowing on through the winding road, which can only lead to lazy writing, which lead to nonsensical, contrived stories. MauLer, take all the time you need for the rest of this critique. Don't let lazy writing and subpar editing ruin your work.

    Claudio SalazarClaudio Salazar8 ngày trước
  • How can you waste so much of your life on something so inconsequential? It's just a movie. Get over it

    Indiana BonesIndiana Bones9 ngày trước
    • I wouldn't call getting 2.9 million views on something you're passionate about a waste...

      TrisketTrisket6 ngày trước
    • Star Wars is not just a series of 'movies', It WAS A cultural juggernaut before these fucking hacks got their hands on it.

      RichyRichRichyRich7 ngày trước
    • I find in enjoyable. I’ve watched/listen to this 20+ times at least. I enjoy listening to it at night as I fall asleep. It’s entertaining and makes great points. A hobby that can generate some income for the Mauls, why not?

      Tj AndersonTj Anderson7 ngày trước
    • I think it's because when film is a hobby/passion for somebody, film critique and in-depth analysis can be really interesting and entertaining, film-making is an art form so it's always cool to look at the mechanics and creativity (or lack thereof) involved in the process of creating something and discussing it with others and presenting your observations. His less serious rant videos are also absolutely hilarious. Everything is inconsequential to somebody anyway, so, as long as he's having fun making these videos, who really cares? 🤷‍♀️

      SkarletEbonySkarletEbony8 ngày trước
    • Dude, piss off

      Q.H.SQ.H.S8 ngày trước
  • Makes me so happy to hear Mauler give credit to Peter Jackson in crafting 3 of the best films of the 21st Century-LOTR. If it were made today, you just know that there would be no redemption for men(especially white), Gandalf would be played by Samuel L Jackson and all the Mordor scenes would be filmed at some Chinese concentration camp.

    Mr BMr B10 ngày trước
  • I remember when I first saw The Force Awakens. Though it had flaws, I didn’t hate it. I actually thought it was pretty ok. It set up a lot of story arcs that I was interested in. I was excited for episode 8 to see how they built upon what episode 7 set up. Going back and watching episode 7 now it just makes me sad. I sit there watching all these storylines they set up that they just either shit on in 8 & 9, explained in some novel most fans are never going to read, or just ignored completely. Part of the reason why episode 7 is so bad is because episodes 8 & 9 are so bad.

    W _ 4 C AW _ 4 C A10 ngày trước
    • 7 got a pass on a lot of things bc of what it was looking it set up in the following films. Through my first watch it was painfully similar to ANH. Star Killer Base was just a bad idea imo. Most everything else could be forgivable. The droid secret map plans, the indestructible protagonist so early on, and the fumbled but hopefully force sensitive storm trooper plot. Kylo had such a dope introduction that had me hooked on his character. But removing the mask in subsequent films killed his intimidation and reverence for me. Just so much potential ruined and each following film made TFA a bit worse unfortunately. Clone Wars and Bad Batch a great. Mado is decent and Rogue One wasn’t bad. But other than the animated stories, SW is just falling short for me. Mauls videos are highly enjoyable tho.

      Tj AndersonTj Anderson7 ngày trước
  • when watching your TLJ analysis,i realized,that as a 90's kid, i failed to live up to Luke Skywalker, I did not bring my father to the light side.And many of us are just getting a divorce, or realizing how much we have hurt people when trying to advance in our carreers at any cost, or we failed to find a partner and have kids, or to finish college,...Luke Skywalker would have been better, kinder, purer, more successful......so maybe it's a good thing after all that we got to see him rise from our level of losers and step up to his nephew, when we , in our 30s and 40s are just failing miserably, maybe some of the older fans needed to see that.....

    Skarbie WellSkarbie Well11 ngày trước
  • This is spectacular I’m glad I finally finished

    Caleb CorreaCaleb Correa11 ngày trước
  • Bruh wtf this is too short I cant watch this

    JagozJagoz11 ngày trước
  • And people complain about the prequels. They have their flaws (my pet peeve is the time between III and IV) but they're interesting stories.

    John W. BlackJohn W. Black11 ngày trước
  • MauLer i don't quite get it, why do you like Buffy TVS,when at the same time you say so many cruel and hurtful things about women? have you missed all the pro-feminist parts of Buffy series, implemented in almost every character and story-line?

    Viera GalikovaViera Galikova11 ngày trước
    • "...you say so many cruel and hurtful things about women?" Examples, please. You used the word "many" so it should be easy.

      TrisketTrisket6 ngày trước
  • Now i get it - Rey is a Munchkin!

    Bartek RyderBartek Ryder11 ngày trước
  • Still waiting for the 8 hour Snider Cut of this masterpiece of a video!

    Manol GeorgievManol Georgiev15 ngày trước
  • True Cosmonaut is trash.

    Caballein SanCaballein San16 ngày trước
  • Love your videos! Have to say though this essay has made me feel quite melancholic. If the main focus of the sequels wasn’t dwelling on stopping Empire 2.0, and more focussed on Rey finding her parents, a romance between her and Finn, or Rey slipping to the dark side in Last Jedi to then be saved in RoS, we maybe then would have a had a somewhat refreshing estuary to follow from the Good v Evil concept. I absolutely loved Force Awakens, as it opened so many doors to flesh these characters out more in exciting ways, but only to be closed for non-logical reasons by the following films. Now Force Awakens just feels like the equivalent of a rice cake. All the chemistry between characters now means nothing, the stakes are continually lowered by plot convenience, and like you RIGHTFULLY pointed out, our original heroes and their achievements are insultingly stripped of any validation. It’s heartbreaking, but also hilarious how an entire galaxy can be ocean-wide but puddle-deep.

    Blind DwellerBlind Dweller16 ngày trước
  • What's the song at 3:01:28?

    NautilusNautilus17 ngày trước
  • And almost a year has passed.. Shame. :/

    Yuki EiriYuki Eiri17 ngày trước
  • Interesting history on the “dice”. During the filming of episode iv the original “dice” appear very briefly in only one scene and are never seen again. Why? Because someone on set stole them and they were never replaced because they were such a minor part of the set. So the dice obviously have no real meaning to the character Han Solo other than the 70’s cliche of having fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror.

    J VJ V20 ngày trước
  • f

    Trades21Trades2121 ngày trước
  • Don't know if anyone has pointed this scene out yet, but the front flip in the Mellinium Falcon ended in a backflip position. It's flipping forward outta the wreckage, but editing or the CGI masters didn't ever watch gymnastics

    TyTReDEyEs FPPTyTReDEyEs FPP21 ngày trước
  • I've watched so much of your content I now talk and think like you. "POWER UP!++++"!

    David MortonDavid Morton22 ngày trước
  • 3:28:22 despite being ignored, I find it cool that Adam was creating his own character when the director wouldn't, if that's the case

    RushRush22 ngày trước
  • "...sees him as this epic, legendary, scavenger." Mr. Abrams, I have to ask. Have you even watched 10 minutes of the original trilogy? Who the Hell refers to Han Solo as a "scavenger?"

    Broba FettBroba Fett22 ngày trước
    • It's amazing to me that Disney tapped JJ to do Star Wars after the hatchet job he did with Star Trek. There are *way* better writers and directors out there and it's not like Disney doesn't have money to hire the best.

      awerealawereal16 ngày trước
  • 52:57 any sequel fan when they can’t back up the criticism from someone who actually knows what they’re talking about

    Mr MudaMr Muda23 ngày trước
  • Its about time somebody points out Marcus of cosmonaut variety hour is highly inconsistent and btw he also likes solo a Star Wars movie. Witch Rapes the og trilogy and is in my top 5 least favorite movies of all time

    Lum SkullLum Skull23 ngày trước
  • On the subject of Finn as a janitor, why are humans still doing menial tasks in a world where Droids exist? I could understand in a poverty stricken area but in the First Order? Really?

    William CronshawWilliam Cronshaw24 ngày trước
    • @Decipherer oh you were talking about first order trooper, that makes way more sense now, sure

      [Gue Ton][Gue Ton]23 ngày trước
    • @Decipherer That's nice at all but makes absolutely no sense in the context of the story. Humans need food, water, breaks, hygeine products etc. It makes absolutely no sense to use them in a menial role when machines that are readily available and don't need any of that can perform the same role. Soldiers sometimes need to exercise human judgment, janitors do not.

      William CronshawWilliam Cronshaw23 ngày trước
    • @Decipherer it was never established in the movies that stormtroopers were slaves, maybe EU? But i think it was always implied they joined it on their own, maybe i'm wrong though

      [Gue Ton][Gue Ton]23 ngày trước
    • Oh yeah they have the power and resources to make a planet sized super weapon, but not to get a roomba

      [Gue Ton][Gue Ton]23 ngày trước
  • Do you want to know what the most heart breaking thing about this is? The fact this film takes a dump all over the positive ending in Jedi; with today's confused value system. Just like poor Star Trek. It went from a very intelligent show set in a positive future with no money, no borders, hunger, want, possessions & a race who communicated via Methodology.. to... today. WAR, Racism, Media rampant, People not thinking critically but just reacting emotionally, cursing, shaky cam kung-fu, Vilifying Tech, forgettable dialogue, depressing perspective. Late Stage/Last Stage Capitalism is so bereft of virtue.

    Caldera RecordsCaldera Records25 ngày trước
    • @420Effect Communism isn't radical enough. We need to supersede the values which got us here my friend ;) There is a really amazing documentary that answers all those questions called "ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD | OFFICIAL RELEASE" It's going viral at 25mil hits & growing! Government in my country have banned it in schools! Ha ha! XD

      Caldera RecordsCaldera Records16 ngày trước
    • Yet a transition to Socialism and/or Communism would just make things even worse, where to go other then Hell from here?

      420Effect420Effect17 ngày trước
  • I love how we come for Marcus EVERY TIME😭 like even in your most recent video on the justice league you are down to prove everyone wrong 🤣

    GothicahGothicah25 ngày trước
  • “A selection of living meatballs” A better line than any in the entire new trilogy

    RivRRivR26 ngày trước
  • 2:51:13 Daaaaaaammmmnn dude. THAT gave me more chills than in all three movies combined.

    Paul KermanPaul Kerman26 ngày trước
  • Does anyone even stop to realize how weird and perverted it was to have Luke Skywalker squeeze the tits of a big water slug and drink its tit milk in TLJ? It was absolutely weird and unnecessary, bizarre. Who in the story room thought that was a good idea? Imagine the conversation going on amongst these people.

    Logical DudeLogical Dude26 ngày trước
    • And, as shown by MauLer in his critique of TLJ, fully intentional on the part of RJ.

      awerealawereal16 ngày trước
  • This shit long as the snyder cut..

    Eddie AntoniEddie Antoni27 ngày trước
    • @Edgar Allan Pwned semantics,thanks for commenting

      Eddie AntoniEddie Antoni12 ngày trước
    • Its actually shorter though, technically speaking

      Edgar Allan PwnedEdgar Allan Pwned12 ngày trước
  • That bit when the Dreadnought appeared with the weird noise, was the first and last part of "The Last Jedi" that I enjoyed.

    Dr Trouserpants TractorbeamDr Trouserpants Tractorbeam27 ngày trước
  • "Its a Unix system! ... I know this!"

    Deconverted ManDeconverted Man27 ngày trước
  • These videos wouldnt be this long if you didnt spend so much time patting yourself on the back every other sentence.

    Larry IslingtonLarry Islington27 ngày trước
    • Honestly, you’re correct in many ways. I wouldn’t mind as much if this series was done

      Q.H.SQ.H.S8 ngày trước
    • @Edgar Allan Pwned Did you even read my comment? Hey, if you want to make an informed counter-argument, you need to actually read the content. Scrub.

      Larry IslingtonLarry Islington11 ngày trước
    • Its called providing evidence to back up your claim. This is called a video essay supported by objective argumentation.

      Edgar Allan PwnedEdgar Allan Pwned12 ngày trước
  • Is there a script of this video?

    tehdiitehdii28 ngày trước
  • Couldn't Rey or someone send a transmission to the resistance instead of trying to physically deliver the stupid ping pong ball?

    Trash PandaTrash Panda28 ngày trước
    • Transmissions have been established to be intercepted and decrypted. Although the extent of this is unknown. Could someone eavesdrop on a Jedi council meeting given they are transmitted to those not in the chamber? It is unclear

      Luke WebbLuke Webb28 ngày trước
  • Im pretty sure kylo just used the force to hold down ray

    Wolf WarriorWolf Warrior29 ngày trước
  • I don't know how many people realise just how incredibly rare it is to have the capacity to metaphysical visualize logic and debates to the extent that you do. Many of us can easily follow your argumentation but to actually structure these thoughts the way you do is rare and amazing!

    Tsitsi FranceTsitsi France29 ngày trước
    • This man is clever don't get me wrong! But it is difficult to fathom the time that he puts into these scripts and videos. The dedication is just as, if not more important

      Luke WebbLuke Webb28 ngày trước
  • Wow your mind is incredible!

    Tsitsi FranceTsitsi France29 ngày trước
  • lol the guy defending the dice, what an idiot

    jonjon29 ngày trước
  • 3:26:44 Damn campers....

    Kregorov il LupoKregorov il Lupo29 ngày trước
  • Is there a long man body pillow!?

    DannyKicksDannyKicksTháng trước
  • John Boyega sounds like he could be a good stand in for Quinton Flynn in Metal Gear Solid lol

    ZionZionTháng trước
  • I also feel like the whole trilogy, though more so the last one, is written like a Disney ride/attraction.

    Zenith QuasarZenith QuasarTháng trước
  • these series' are helping my writing. Keep up the critiques. You are, in fact, the man.

    Jon YJon YTháng trước
  • hearing rianne johnson talk about writing is an assault on my intelligence. oh his hypocrisyyyyyy

    Sir David CassidySir David CassidyTháng trước
    • He even basically says, "oh, this might hurt your chances, but you will totes make it up in volume!"

      awerealawereal16 ngày trước
  • 2:45:20 OK the few minutes after this mark were amazing. What was that awesome song? It felt like the climax of the 3 parts, then I checked the time stamp and was shocked to find 1h+ left. Lol!

    Edgar LariosEdgar LariosTháng trước
    • This part was so amazing!! Love the background music. Fit so perfectly. MauLer is a genius 😍

      MistyMisty25 ngày trước
  • 3:24:02 Well I wouldn't say that since its more of a contemporary riot shield probably made out of the same material as the armor but instead this raises the question why the hell did they send a riot trooper to an open battlefield when they should be used in an urban environment in a police role

    SkySlasherSkySlasherTháng trước
  • I just want to applaud you on creating the most comprehensive and astute video essays I have ever listened to. My friend suggested you and I tend to be incredibly apprehensive towards content like this when recommended by someone as I feel it is typically just an extension of their beliefs ratified by searching for content that affirms their already established bias. I went in extra defensive as the first video he told me to listen to was your unbridled rage against The Snyder Cut, of which I am a HUGE DC fan who was monumentally let down by the Joss Whedon version and then subsequently felt vindicated by the Snyder Cut. I already understood that objectively neither film was good, and had I seen the Snyder Cut alone would have been utterly underwhelmed, but standing atop the ashes of what I [rightfully] felt the DCEU was, I saw redemption personified in said Snyder cut. It was actually not bad-and for me that was enough. But after listening to your arguments for why Joss’ version was the superior film, I learned that I can subjectively disagree with you and hold on to my enjoyment and disdain for the two films respectively, but also objectively understand that you were right on the vast majority of points you made. All of that to say I have now fallen countless hours into your back catalog (the starwars films) and cannot properly express just how refreshing it is to listen to someone not only make intellectually sound points that are propped up with objectivity and reason, but are so sound and succinct that they become resolutely air-tight PLUS are accompanied with a plethora of supportive examples and even thought out solutions. You argue your own points from the position of “devil’s advocate” just to smartly point out the solidity and totality of your defense for points you are making. And I love that you also provide alternatives and solutions for problems instead of just doing what plenty of other “critical thinkers” do in their videos which is bitch and whine whilst giving no answer to their flaccid complaints, or create flaccid points with zero or even contradictory foundations when they are in support of something faulty. I hope you get the opportunity to read this and understand exactly what kind of impact you’ve had on my critical intake of film lately and know that you are a refreshing voice in a sea of screaming seagulls flocking to whatever the latest bloated whale carcass is that washed ashore for the masses to engulf without caring for what sustenance is actually there to glean and instead simply support because bandwagons (and also faux counter-bandwagons) provide them with a lowest-denominator following of morons. To quote my favorite Workaholics, your work, good sir, is “very tight butthole” 👌🏼

    Wesley BrookmanWesley BrookmanTháng trước
    • No no you dont understand its 8 hours of only nitpicks haha but yeah mauler is great

      DavidDavidTháng trước
  • 2:44:30 It actually isn't a reference to that game- Luke's last name was originally Starkiller. The game and the base are both derived from that.

    MonadnockValleyMonadnockValleyTháng trước
    • You are probably right, but if nobody confirms that's what they intended I'm gonna assume its a reference to the more popular Starkiller character... because its not like Lucasfilm knows star wars at all nowdays lmao

      Willy ChonkersWilly ChonkersTháng trước
  • 2.8M views... 37K thumbs up. YT stole your likes, bro.

    Benjamin AnonymousBenjamin AnonymousTháng trước
  • The ONLY questions that are relevant to the modern day Star Wars franchise: 1. What FORM will the death star take in the next film? 2. What monumentally stupid venerability has it been built with that will allow our heroes to, once again, Homer Simpson it to death in a few shots? Everything else is just plot development to the SAME ENDS (reproduction of an atmosphere). MICKEY MOUSE OWNS YOUR GRANDMA!

    Jason ReynoldsJason ReynoldsTháng trước
  • It just kills me how the directors, writers, and actors of this trilogy can't even explain their characters.

    Jason SinnJason SinnTháng trước
  • Plot doesn't matter in modern movies. Just fast action scenes and fast plot explanations and more fast action scenes and skipping from place to place like squirrel with ADHD.

    anssi lehtimäkianssi lehtimäkiTháng trước
  • Why is a female mary sue deciding she might as well also be a jedi more "progressive" than a black former fascist stormtrooper turning into a jedi

    S RS RTháng trước
  • 8+ hours bitching about tfa Are you okay?

    Sasha SmokesSasha SmokesTháng trước
    • Its his long form critique series. Hes been working on it for over 2 years. Why are watching it lol?

      Edgar Allan PwnedEdgar Allan Pwned12 ngày trước
  • What is the tune playing at 2:47:16?

    OlioH _OlioH _Tháng trước
  • Oh no, I didn't realize I would catch up. Well, you have a new subscriber man. Thank you for your videos, and I look forward to the next in this series!

    Tony GalianoTony GalianoTháng trước
  • I hope that the writers and directors of the sequels come across these in-depth analysis and can hopefully do something to fix the last few films. Keep up the great work Mauler!

    Random HaydoRandom HaydoTháng trước
  • You know they hate you because they think you're a Nazi. And if you are telling the truth about, well, anything I guess that means you are? Because that's how modernity fucking works.

    Stephen LoftonStephen LoftonTháng trước
  • Think of the dice like this if my boyfriend or girlfriend is sad do you think me giving them my ex husband or wife’s wedding ring would make them feel better

    Bastian HaneyBastian HaneyTháng trước
  • The narrow mosquito computationally include because lamb gratifyingly drip above a belligerent bat. fabulous, young red

    Jackey ChenJackey ChenTháng trước
  • I love how constructive your analysis is in this three part series :D

    StonehawkStonehawkTháng trước
    • 3 of 6 Can't wait

      The ArtisanThe ArtisanTháng trước
  • why are you dissecting the movie from beginning to end? what an over-laborious critiquing method.

    d0xterd0xterTháng trước
    • @d0xter Yes. Its a good way following the flow of a movie and analyse its structure. Plus its a good way to ensure you don't get loss when drafting your script and stay on track. When a teacher marks an essay, they don't start at the middle and jump around randomly. They start from the beginning.

      Edgar Allan PwnedEdgar Allan Pwned12 ngày trước
    • @Ajjax 19 is that how people are supposed to critique things? for instance, would a book critic go paragraph by paragraph and point out everything that they don't like? no, they synopsize for clarity and then make their critiques about themes, writing style, whatever it may be.

      d0xterd0xter21 ngày trước
    • Seems perfectly reasonable to start at the beginning and finish at the end.

      Ajjax 19Ajjax 1922 ngày trước
  • Thank god someone talked about poe being a great pilot cause im not saying it can't be done but the few canon people that could are jedi and wedge but that ends the list of canon aces that could nail 10 enemy fighters in 15 seconds

    connor lockwoodconnor lockwoodTháng trước
  • I enjoy listening to you bc it stirs critical thinking and allows me to look at things ive written in a better light. Thank you for your position!

    Elijah M. MillerElijah M. MillerTháng trước
  • Lmfao the cosmonaut variety hour is hilarious 🤣

    danboom101danboom101Tháng trước
  • 2:50:30 that is the most well written summation of what is happening to the film industry that I've heard so far

    Pixil ProductionsPixil ProductionsTháng trước
  • I would say Fin as a character should be more a kin to Halo's Master Chief, or to be more obscure, Kurt Russell's character in Soldier.

    Legends Of Blood GulchLegends Of Blood GulchTháng trước
  • "Finn kind of...forgot about Starkiller Base."

    BigBadSeedBigBadSeedTháng trước
  • In Star Wars...do people only make like ONE droid of each type? Imagine this was in the modern day. "you're driving a Black ford fiesta, I hear the Mafioso is looking for one just like it and the other 15,000 made in that colour and model"

    RoboshiRoboshiTháng trước
    • To be as generous as I can to the film, the First Order is probably planning to round up every droid matching that description, since it's all they have to go on. It would have been cool if they were shown having caught several droids of that model, none of which had the map.

      Science VikingScience VikingTháng trước
  • Love the John Wick music towards the end

    Matthew DenzMatthew DenzTháng trước
  • I imagine Rey redeflecting the star killer laser back to its sorce with luke lightsaber. Then she would be asked by the sand women from end of part 9 :Who are you? And she would say Rey Sith.

    Krásná četbaKrásná četbaTháng trước
    • She’s reycist????

      g mg mTháng trước
  • This is the best 4 hour video ive seen on youtube Half way through and it never felt like you were labouring the point

    Avon CarterAvon CarterTháng trước
  • When is the rest of this series coming out anyone know

    Richy NodarRichy NodarTháng trước
    • The next episode will be out in approximately three evers

      Peanutgallery4Peanutgallery46 ngày trước
  • 2:46:30-2:51:13 Legendary

    oakinwoloakinwolTháng trước