Like most others on the planet, I worshiped Star Wars: The Force Awakens (I’ll call it TFA). The story, the effects and the characters were simply amazing. I’d go far enough to say the characters were the best as far as J.J. Abrams’ vision for a cosmic system far, far away is concerned. All the characters, be it Rey, Finn, KyloRen, BB-8 and even the underutilized Poe Dameron, were all full developed the moment they hit the screen.
Honestly though, not all the new characters were champs. With around twelve primary players in the forefront, a couple certainly had to be duds, or “needed improvement.” Fortunately, all the named characters in Episode VII are prone to return for VIII, which gives them a lot of time to make their mark on the franchise. Along these lines, we should examine the characters who need to raise bars in the forthcoming Star Wars….
1. Captain Phasma
Phasma had a great deal of build up going into The Force Awakens, more than the other characters in the film. Being the main significant female villain in Star Wars, she was showcased by the very prevalent Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie. Phasma had the best costume in the film and a kick-ass brilliant rifle to coordinate. To be reasonable, Abrams had to tell fans that she had a small role and he wasn’t joking. Phasma almost didn’t do anything in the film and had less than twelve lines. Furthermore, Christie voiced the character in a robotic manner. What’s more, both Hux and Phasma are so identical! We all know that Phasma survived her unceremonious thrashing on Starkiller Base. We know that because we’ve seen Christie’s name on the Episode VIII cast list. Keeping in mind Phasma’s getaway from the garbage compactor, I wish her rivalry with Finn goes on in the next part.
2. General Hux
Well, General Hux has every one of the makings of a great Star Wars villain: smooth outfit, elegant British pronunciation and awesome sideburns. It’s no mystery that the character is inspired by Grand MoffTarkin. However,Hux doesn’t even come near the brilliance of that character. Don’t misunderstand me; it has nothing to do with the actors. Domnhall Gleeson might not have the same fame as Peter Cushing did when Star Wars first turned out. However, he’s still an extremely skilled on-screen character. Therefore, why is Tarkin a dear Star Wars villain and Hux the last action figure kids want to find under their Christmas tree?
Take the pulverization of Alderaan. In Episode IV, Tarkin grabs the chance to hit two targets at once: he tries out the Death Star’s destructive powers and urge Princess Leia into giving him the location of the revolutionary base. Clearly the strategy works, and Leia gives Tarkin the answer he looks for. Now here’s the thing; Tarkin continues with his demonstration and despite the fact that we’ve never seen Alderaan or any of its occupants, we still feel the pain of its destruction on the same level that Leia feels it. At that point, Tarkin demonstrates exactly how savage he is; not on account of the fact that he ruined a planet but rather on the grounds that he destroyed it spontaneously only to disdain one paltry princess.
Having said that, let’s take a look at Hux’s most noteworthy accomplishment: destroying numerous planets on the double. This should consequently makes him cooler than Tarkin, isn’t that so? Though it doesn’t; not by any stretch of the imagination. The issue with Hux is that his act does not have an emotional angle. Rather than establishing his storyline in character struggle, Hux needs to holler at the camera to fake enthusiasm onscreen. This brings to mind a standout amongst the most peculiar scenes of the film. See, we do get a look at some Republic legislators gazing upward with sickening apprehension as a monster laser sets out right toward them. In any case, before you can say, “Hold up, is that the chick from The Originals?” WHAM! They’re all dead, and you don’t know.
The great news is that Hux lives on. However, in the event that he needs to gain the notoriety of fearsome general he must accomplish something to make him additionally fascinating. As of now, Hux needs to have depth of character if he wants to be a fan favourite.