She’s “spunky.” She’s “feisty.” She has attitude. She’s a Mandalorian, like Boba Fett. Why, this rebellious girl has colorful streaks in her hair! Tattoo-like designs on her armor! And she’s…a graffitti artist?
This is Star Wars, right?
“She seems hip, she knows how to have fun, but she’s also serious.” You guys basically gave us The Lego Movie‘s Wyldstyle here without the irony then, am I right? I guess Ahsoka kinda started out as annoyingly fake-hip too before developing depth, but something about this feels so incredibly calculated…and out of place in a galaxy that’s only a decade or so away from having everyone looking like it’s the late ’70s.
If the writing’s good, anything can be saved, but…you know what’s coming here (aside from about 400 terrible fanfics)…
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist