So I watched the Force Awakens last week and was really impressed, I loved Kylo Ren but felt Rey was really lacking. She had a great actress but her character lacked motivation and depth to me. I felt like things went to fast as well. In a span of days she goes from junk collector to empire strikes back luke level power. I really really disliked how they made her so powerful so fast, I guess you could go with the "she's related to anakin" or "she's just really skilled" but that seems like a cop-out to me. I went to reddit to see if anyone shared these thoughts, a couple did but they were massively down voted and had angry replies. On posts where we discussed possible outcomes, all of them included Rey beating Kylo Ren in some form. Doesn't that sound a bit too....predictable? I voiced my opinion: Kylo Ren beating Rey in some form would be a big twist. But I got a lot of angry people saying "He's too whiney" or "She's a better character" and even one person calling me sexist. Knowing how polite and respectful everyone is here, I thought I'd start this discussion. What are your thoughts on the two and how would you like everything to pan out?
I'll start: I really really don't want Kylo Ren to be killed off. He is so complicated and visually conflicted. I've always wanted to see a sith who was human. I get the whole point is that they're inherently evil, but some of the best villains we've seen in media have been very relatable. What everyone liked about anakin was that he gave up everything to attempt to save his loved ones. I even would be alright with Kylo killing Rey, every time we see him he grows as a character. Rey's arc has been: "I don't want to leave Jakku even thought I know I should." to "I'm alright with leaving Jakku" while Kylo has had several in the first movie alone.
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