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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) sets out to change the series by getting to the heart of what Star Wars is, in order to cast it out so that the series can change for the better. Whether it succeeds or is not is a topic of intense debate.
Despite its noble goal of subversion, I do not believe it gets to the heart of the series and its problems. While some characters get thoughtful character arcs like Luke and Rey, others like Finn, Poe and Rose are treated poorly by the narrative and having a grander goal in mind does not wash out the bad taste from my mouth.
I loved this movie as I walked out of theaters, but it only gets worse as I rewatch it more and more.
Do you think the Inhibitor chips were a bad retcon to the clones, I feel it kinda takes away from order 66
Not really, but I do see why some people don't like it
Long answer under the cut
iirc I think that tid-bit was written by George Lucas' daughter, Katie Lucas
On a practical level I think it's much more realistic that you're given orders that you cannot defy lest you want to go to prison: see, this crazy ass video with a very ironic Avatar (it's fucked up just to warn you)
And on some level I do think that it can take away from the idea that a lot of them were just doing what they were told without questioning the morality of the situation, and that's very grounded in sort of real life which would bring Star Wars a little closer to how things play out in reality... but I'm not super into realism with science fiction. I play military sims when I'm bored, but my taste and opinion of fiction is when they're able to convey their core ideas without leaning too much into a real-world analogue to do the heavy lifting since it lets the story develop its own like ruleset with an example.
As for the inhibitor chips themselves, I don't really mind the idea because Star Wars is very much dystopian in some corners of the galaxy, and the idea that clones are kind of, unable to defy a signal being shot straight into their nervous system repeatedly, indefinitely to a) exterminate the Jedi and b) be unable to defy the will of Darth Sidious is honestly a whole lot scarier when it comes to the actual setting of Star Wars. Just being inside your own body but a spectator to actions that you don't even want or consent to is fucking horrific, but it symbolically completes the whole narrative arc that they both sides were being played in the Clone Wars from the beginning so the illusion of control that Clones had was true on a structural level from the outset, and then it was true because they can't defy their biological coding to obey all the orders. In the end, the only proof that they were free was their ability to choose their names, tattoos, their armor, and the "brothers" they call their friends.
Plus, without the inhibitor chips, we wouldn't have gotten the best arc of Season 5 and Season 7 which tie together quite nicely.
It's bleak but that's why I don't mind it that much, even though I can kind of see why it's a retcon that not everyone likes. I hope that helped answer that anon, it's like 2 AM here so I'm not sure I hit the nail on the head or not in answering that