The Stormtrooper Paradox
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Pop Culture Detective: The Stormtrooper Paradox

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Published on: Monday, January 30, 2017

The Stormtrooper Paradox

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The Force Awakens does what no other movie in the long running Star Wars franchise has even done before: it humanizes Stormtroopers. Strangely the filmmakers seem unaware of the rather profound implications their new narrative has for the rest of their cinematic universe.



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  • Random GUY

    Random GUY

     3 weeks ago +13

    you are right

  • Logan the scout trooper

    Logan the scout trooper

     3 months ago +11

    remember, anyone can change

  • lilnerd5000

    lilnerd5000

     3 months ago +24

    5:53 you can see in the bottom corner a holo of a young Finn!

  • José Martín

    José Martín

     3 months ago +9

    So much wasted potential

  • Anton Yukovitch

    Anton Yukovitch

     3 months ago +13

    68? I think you missed one

  • Imperial guardsman

    Imperial guardsman

     3 months ago +15

    When your a storm trooper but it is 1916

  • Danny William jacobsen

    Danny William jacobsen

     4 months ago +11

    This is a very intelligent comment section.I feel uncomfortable.

  • Ed Cid

    Ed Cid

     4 months ago +2

    They should introduce elite troopers into the new films to show how really dangerous the new empire is

  • Ashley Engleman

    Ashley Engleman

     4 months ago +1

    as we see in EA's star was battlefront 2 (which is cannon) stormtroopers deviate. most probably dont due to fear of what will happen when then do. but there are some who get away, like iden versio and fin.

  • Mr. Max

    Mr. Max

     4 months ago +3

    3:00 THAT'S NOT OKAY

  • CatLovr105

    CatLovr105

     4 months ago +6

    This is true, but the clone wars animated series gave lots of character to the clone army. Example - Captain Rex

  • Flávia Oliveira

    Flávia Oliveira

     4 months ago

    7:23 OMG the Wilhelm scream! in what? 2017? I can only presume they still use it as a joke, right?

  • TheSurgeon13

    TheSurgeon13

     4 months ago +1

    That'd be a good game idea: you play as a squad of renegade Troopers in the first order and try to undo or eliminate as many training facilities as possible only to die in the end

  • Finn Mertins

    Finn Mertins

     4 months ago +1

    All of these sequels are NOTHING but a paradox.

  • charles g

    charles g

     4 months ago +1

    I figured the movie didn’t seem to vibe because it sucked.

  • s14zen

    s14zen

     6 months ago +15

    I don’t understand why Fin doesn’t become the face of the rebellion or the model to show other Stormtroopers that they can change. He should Board-cast himself and explain how and why he defected. Also, wearing the outfit and fighting for the rebels would be cool. Other stormtroopers would be able to see one of there own on the other side of the field.

  • Lee Banning

    Lee Banning

     6 months ago +2

    Similar to the original Robocop trilogy. The Robocop movies, not the remake have a hidden philosophy to them that no matter how hard they try you can not not squash the human spirit, It will always find a way to break free.

  • Daniel Daring

    Daniel Daring

     6 months ago +1

    This is an interesting point of view. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Freak Lefty

    Freak Lefty

     6 months ago +6

    There really should’ve been a scene where Finn doesn’t want to kill other stormtroopers, and is forced to, or something. Could’ve been some cool character struggles set up from it all

  • Enthusiastic Zestful Villainy

    Enthusiastic Zestful Villainy

     6 months ago +2

    "They are said to be brutal, precise..." Now hold right there! Precise? LOL