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Discussion in 'Stand-Alone Movies' started by Mondragon, Aug 17, 2015.
He is not Force Sensitive. They have emphasized this.
I thought the scene [BLACKOUT]where he walks to the control panel and all of the death trooper shots miss him[/BLACKOUT] was a sign that he may be force sensitive.
He was easily the best new human character in the film. I almost wish he was saved for one of the main movies like Episode VIII or IX.
They said from the get go he was a believer in the force, but he wasn't a Jedi or force wielder.
So was he and his friend gay?
The Force is with me and I am one with the Force
I loved his character. I've been a fan of Yen for years and love the Zatoichi blind swordsman movies....so to have him as a "Force Warrior" was cool as hell.
*puts bag over his head*
"are you kidding me? I am blind"
got a HUGE reaction in the theaters
Biggest laugh in the movie at my showing. t:
Donnie Yen in a Star Wars movie
Never thought I'd see or deserve that level of awesome.
There was a lot of hype about Donnie, and he and the crew totally delivered. Chirrut and Baze's bromance is one of my favorite relationships in Star Wars.
I like Yen a lot and think he performed the role well, but I couldn't shake my dislike of how they treated the character.
I'm totally cool with (and looked forward to) a more faith-based view of the force, but I think they were too on the nose with their idea. "We've got an Asian guy playing someone who believes in a spiritual-like concept. Let's make him a staff-wielding, blind(!), kung fu monk!" It just felt disengenious, anachronistic and cliche for me.
It's been tried with a white guy (Rutger Hauer in BLIND FURY)....it just doesn't work as well that way.
Not entirely sure what you mean (I haven't seen that film).
I'm not against Yen being in the role (he was great with what he was given); I just wish they went with a better, less cliche depiction for that of a non-Jedi force believer.
Rutger Hauer is a blind swordsman living a simplistic semi-monastic life in modern day South Florida....it just didn't work for me as well as any of the blind Asian swordsman living a monastic life movies I have seen (and I have seen quite a few as well as the first season of a Zatoichi TV series)......
Ok. I wasn't sure if you misinterpreted my post to say that Yen or his race was the issue with the character (it wasn't). Keep Yen, but go in a direction that fits the SW universe better and isn't a cliche.
A lot of the qualities in Chirrut were actually added at Donnie's suggestion. It was his idea to make Chirrut blind, for example.
Chirrut being blind was Donnie's idea.
Doesn't change my feeling on the topic at all, though that was the least of my issues as it gave us the "really?! I'm blind!" bag over the head joke, at least. I only emphasized it in my post as yet another checked item in the "make a cliche monk Kung Fu master" list.
I think it's more of an homage than a cliche. Star Wars has always been heavily influenced by Kurosawa and other Samurai films. It's recognizing the importance of these films.
He was awesome!!!
Yeah, that's how I looked at it too. I can see why people found it stereotypical but I see it more as Star Wars just acknowledging its influences and doing a better job of paying homage to them (i.e., casting an Asian martial arts star and actor versus another white guy).