@tazirai: Way to use the vagina card here. Maybe you should read people's responses and you'd see their reasons for their dislike of her. There have been plenty of female heros in movies who didn't have a penis that people liked and loved. For example, Sigourney Weaver in Alien and Trinity in the Matrix Trilogy or Scarlett Johansson in Lucy most recently.
It's amazing that everyone here is stating their reasons for their support or dislike of this character, yet you're the one who brings nonsense into the thread.
And the Tom Cruise comparison is absolutely ridiculous. It's actually not even comparable. Tom Cruise does a lot of his stunts and ridiculous stunts like that are expected in a spy movie like that. The spy movie genre and the sci-fi Star Wars genre are completely different. The force does not exist in the Mission Impossible franchise and it only exists in the Star Wars franchise. The force is completely fictional.
Why not compare Rey to hmmm I don't know, Anakin or Luke who are in the same fictional universe? Instead of Tom Cruise. How does that comparison make any sense at all.
Definitely used the Vagina card, and it's Definitely not silly. Women get crapped on for being strong, it's like men can't exist beside a strong woman for some reason. Like Rey i'm one of those people who just has natural talent at many things. It happens. there are people like that. Even Ellen Ripley was far more capable without having to detail every single thing she could do. She just did them, and people accepted it.
But add Lightsaber, and men lose their friggin minds. There are even women out ther, thinking Rey is kinda butch for being able to defend herself. WTF?
You need to accept that people are overly defensive when it comes to criticizing female characters
You have just given a clear example of why that it. To you woman equals women rather than a woman just representing herself.
Like Rey i'm one of those people who just has natural talent at many things.
This, this doesn't matter, not everything makes a good character, many people in life exist that would make bad characters to watch if translated accurately to the movies, there's a reason they make things up or exaggerate for films based on real people
Even Ellen Ripley was far more capable without having to detail every single thing she could do. She just did them, and people accepted it.
and to the reason why that was, she had character, what little character Rey had was overshadowed by simply being good, if Reys character had been stronger (character as in personality) people would have overlooked or not cared as much.
You can just come out and say you like this type of character, nothing wrong with that but then understand why others don't