After His Amazing Scenes In Rogue One, Does Darth Vader Deserve His Own Film?
First of all, a warning to anyone who hasn't seen the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This article will feature a certain level of spoilers. I hate reading them so you might want to avoid them too. Now that THAT is out of the way....how about that Darth Vader!
I knew that Rogue One wasn't going to feature a lot of Darth Vader, but I was hoping for more than the 5 minutes that I was hearing after early screenings of the film. Really? We only get Vader for two scenes in the whole movie? Yep. It's true. But man....those two scenes are amazing! Especially the final one where we get to see Darth Vader kick serious ass. I mean Mike Tyson in his prime. Force choke holds, lightsaber slashing left and right. It's as amazing a scene as I've ever seen in a Star Wars movie. Period. But after I saw the movie and had time to digest Vader's part in it, I began to have questions that I think could be answered with a Star Wars film focused on Darth Vader.
I know I'm not alone on this thought. The other scene in Rogue One features Darth Vader's castle on Mustafar, the very planet where he lost his fight with Obi-Wan and became the robotic monster he is. Why does he stay there? What was the treatment he was receiving at the beginning of that scene? There are so many questions that could be answered, a full length Vader film may be the only way to do it.
The other big problem many fans are also having involved that amazing fight scene at the end of Rogue One. How can Vader go from that amazing level of power to the proding old turd who kills Obi-Wan in A New Hope? Many will point out the different eras the movies were made in. Well then the director of Rogue One shouldn't have made Vader so impressive. It undermines the original film! Unless there is an explanation. Give Star Wars fans what they want! Give us more Darth Vader!