Billions are dead, no one cares...

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#1 Edited by Mr_Onomatopoeia (421 posts) - - Show Bio

The rebels seemed to give virtually zero flocks about the destruction of the Republic's capital world and the deaths of billions of innocent people. They basically just kept going as if nothing happened. If you removed the destruction scene from the movie it would be as though it never occurred. There was no later mention of it and very little emotional reaction from the resistance.

That's the only inexcusable thing in the movie, for me.

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#2 Posted by DD208 (573 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe it's a "been there seen that" situation.

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#4 Edited by DarthAznable (16928 posts) - - Show Bio

The movie was so rushed they never gave time to actually reflect on big events that happened. The pacing was terrible. Han died? Have 2 seconds of angry chewy, a couple of quick shots of a distraught Leia with her subordinates looking at her like "Dafuq" and that's it. But you could make the case that it's war and there is no time for stuff like that but it's a bloody space opera.

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#5 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

That's what happens when the plot is reused for a 3rd time.

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#6 Posted by Penderor (5561 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont remember it was ever mentioned that these moons were capital lol. But I thought as well that this couldn't go unnoticed. Someone would definitely helped the rebels against First Order with this happening around the Galaxy lol.

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#7 Posted by Reactor (4355 posts) - - Show Bio

The Republic had rotating capital worlds, four or five of them. While bad, it wasn't crippling

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#8 Posted by silkyballfro94 (8674 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah they should of at least mentioned it somehow. It basically means nothing since no one acknowledged it.

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#9 Posted by kidchipotle (15763 posts) - - Show Bio

They're not used to it. This kind of thing has happened a few times before. They're used to it. Casualties of war.

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#10 Posted by Benk111 (2769 posts) - - Show Bio

That's what you get for living on a planet that is part of a war territory.

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#11 Posted by Kundelar (524 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup. I was like "wtf!? So they just destroyed the Republic?" And pretty much no one even spoke a word of it.

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#12 Posted by DoctorXander (1512 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they didn't show much reaction to it because J.J. was pretty keen to avoid doing ANYTHING that was done in the prequels, so I think they were concerned that people would get angry if anything relating to the Republic and cry "boring politics"

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#13 Edited by Ready_4_Madness (15924 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought that was weird too.

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#14 Posted by Archizooom (2145 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, also we weren't given a lot of context as to how the Resistance managed to destroy the Starkiller Base, unless I missed something..

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#15 Posted by christianrapper (6171 posts) - - Show Bio

The rebels seemed to give virtually zero flocks about the destruction of the Republic's capital world and the deaths of billions of innocent people. They basically just kept going as if nothing happened. If you removed the destruction scene from the movie it would be as though it never occurred. There was no later mention of it and very little emotional reaction from the resistance.

That's the only inexcusable thing in the movie, for me.

that planet (moon?) had just been used to destroy several other planets. i don't remember that planet even being inhabited by sentient life. we can assume it was being used by the storm troopers and others so we know probably thousands had died. however, that was after that new weapon had just killed billions of people.

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