Khaat wrote: ↑
Crazedwraith wrote: ↑
Err... what? When? What part of TFA or Rogue One only makes sense by buying something else?
Everything seen on screen (or not) is the responsibility of the director. When you have to buy a children's book to learn why Rey can understand wookie (since they didn't just have one stomping around in the background of the [sarcasm]bustling metropolis[/sarcasm] that was Niima Outpost), or that she learned to fly with a salvaged flight-training console (that was conspicuously absent from the slow dolly shot through her residence, yet featured in a "locations" book), you have two choices: a) the director/screenwriter is half-assing it, or b) the missing details will be for sale somewhere else in a [sarcasm again]grand marketing scheme[/sarcasm].
Luke said he was a pilot several times (and played with a model skyhopper while 3PO gave his data-dump - with the full-sized skyhopper on the set behind them!) before he ever set foot in an X-wing, and did well enough to not die in a fiery crash in the DS raid. [A deleted scene even has his buddy vouch for him to their flight leader, comparing the skyhoppers they had flown favorably to the X-wings.]
In comparison, Rey seems to have trouble with lift-off (the part she should know, if she's been doing any flying, since that's what you learn first), before flying through the wrecked SSD, a feat comparable to the SDII raid flying by Lando (older, experienced pilot) and Wedge (presumed hotshot pilot of the Rebellion, since he's still around two films after the first.)
Oh, not this shit again.
Why is it some huge mystery/plot-hole that Rey can speak Wookie? Its not that hard to figure that, in a settlement of many species, she might have met and associated with Wookies, and found it useful to be able to converse with them.
Do you also need an elaborate explanation of how she learned to walk, or feed herself? I don't need the film to hold my hand for every little thing.
Also: Rey managed the take-off well-enough (seeing as she, you know, took off
, and didn't crash), and its a bit absurd for you to whine about how she's too good at everything, and then turn around and whine about her not
being instantly perfect at something as proof of the same fucking point. Moreover, piloting a civilian aircraft is in no way comparable to piloting an X-wing, though you will no doubt pretend that it is because you hold Luke and Rey to different standards of evidence.
I get that it offends you that Rey is good at things, but this is just silly nitpicking.
Also: Luke doesn't get points for shit that's in a deleted scene, if Rey doesn't get points for stuff that's in canon books/games/etc. See above reg. different standards of evidence.
Edit: I think that the linguistic thing is possibly another veiled KotOR shout-out. While people focus a lot on the parallels between TFA and the OT, there are some major KotOR parallels as well (Starkiller Base and the Starforge, the map search, etc). Rey somewhat resembles a female Revan in a number of respects (mysterious background, amnesia, gains new skills very rapidly, etc.). A natural talent with language would fit with a deliberate Revan parallel.
"Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes" When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy." - Lincoln.