‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Still Struggles With Race

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  • Shawna

    Well stated. What you describe would be a great addition to the film’s character development and back story. I thought this movie was very good and I loved the ‘good’ characters. I don’t typically follow Sci-fi films so I was drawn by the action and special effects I anticipated. I also like the tangled web of relations between the dark side and the good side. Now, I have to view the previous films in the series to see what I missed or otherwise, completely forgot about.

    • Thanks. It will be interesting to see how deep the next films dive into their origins.

      • Dusty Ayres

        Why should they do so at all? Sometimes, an air of mystery is great for a character, black or white, male or female.

        • The trick is to give us more of their origins and backstory while keeping their characters interesting. Sometimes, learning more about a character allows us to relate more and to be more invested in their success or failure.

          • Dusty Ayres

            Sorry Jackson, but having to know everything about a character does not make a character great. Perhaps we will get something about what Finn is in the next movie, perhaps we will not.For me as a black male, we got a black character front and center in a Star Wars movie holding his own with the white characters, and that’s good enough.

            Also, Lupita being a small alien with glasses takes nothing away from her performance. Perhaps people like yourself should consider writing your own sci-fi stories/scripts with black people in them, and giving it a go in the entertainment industry instead of constantly dissing accomplishments like this at a blog.