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Movies & Series 23 December 2019, 15:27

author: Martin Strzyzewski

9 Greatest Absurdities of Disney's Star Wars Trilogy

Wait, what I just watched made no sense. Star Wars have closed the third trilogy and it's high time to ask if all that we've seen holds any water.

Bombers in space

ATTENTION, SPOILERS

The Last Jedi

All the bombers were destroyed, which proves how pointless a weapon they were. But the drama and the views? - The 9 Greatest Absurdities of Disney's Star Wars Trilogy - dokument - 2019-12-23
All the bombers were destroyed, which proves how pointless a weapon they were. But the drama and the views?

The headline above would be enough, but let's have some fun. In the opening battle scene of The Last Jedi, we see Resistance bombers suddenly appear (radar, sensors, optical surveillance?) and bomb a giant ship of the First Order.

OK, this was happening near a planet, so gravity could work. Fans maintain these bombs were attracted magnetically to the target ship. It still makes no sense. In the film, we saw that in order for these weapons to work, the bombers had to approach the ship very closely. No wonder the bombs were flying rather sluggishly. Had it not been for the ridiculous charge of Poe Dameron, it would never have been possible for these ponderous ships to approach the target (add the incompetence of the enemy, who was late with the fighters).

Under normal conditions, the vessels should "drop" bombs from a greater distance. Would the magnetic influence work in that case? Would the bombs hit the right target? The bombs would fly long and slowly. One hit would blow them all up.

Maybe it was non-standard use of these weapons? Maybe they were used to destroy heavily armed ships with fighter cover? Maybe it's just a weapon used for carpet bombings on planets and attacking merchants? Perhaps it's time to revise our opinion about the Resistance?

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