Star Child Analysis

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STAR CHILD presents as a fantasy action-adventure script. The goal to rescue Star Child is clear and the stakes are high. The story blends drama with humor. There are solid themes about justice, revenge, grief, and healing. The script also offers likable and colorful characters. The hero, James, is a young man that the audience can easily root for. The target audience feels like teens and young adults. The script presents with both strengths and weaknesses. With that said the overall script could benefit from more development. The main concern is the lack of clarity, mainly in the dialogue. It’s extremely challenging to follow the conversations. The dialogue is un-natural as the characters speak as if they are offering a riddle. Without understanding…show more content…
There’s wizard, magic, spells, androids, mystical trees, revenge, and romance. The hero must overcome many obstacles in order for him to achieve his objective and save Star Child. Moreover, what’s so smart about the idea is that the hero James is a rather meek teen, consumed with guilt over the death of his mother. He’s out to prove that he can be a hero and he wants his father to be proud of him. The opening establishes the backstory and sets the tone for the fantasy. The first act establishes James’ ordinary world. It’s clear that he feels guilty and he doesn’t know how to stand up to bullies. Throughout the script James gains confidence and becomes a hero as he resolves his inner conflict about his mother. The plot idea is solid. A weak, meek, and worried teenager, James, must become a superhero. He has the daunting task of saving Earth from a terrible wizard and a deadly drought that threatens everyone’s existence. James’ goal to rescue Star Child and save the Earth is a worthy goal with strong merit. The audience effortlessly roots for James to…show more content…
James has a clear call to action when he agrees to save Star Child and the second act is driven by James’ goal. The script remains goal oriented. James must overcome many obstacles and opponents in his way, both physically and psychologically. Another smart story choice is made when James runs into San-Tan, a sorceress, and they team up together. They make for a solid team and the audience likes them together. They share nice chemistry. Moreover, San-Tan has her own personal agenda that adds a nice twist to the story regarding her need for revenge over the death of her parents. There are other smart choices, such as the wizard’s wife coming back to life, but not as a normal person. The fantasy in which James believes he’s reunited with his parents is very intriguing. The scene in which James must overcome his fear of fire to save his father is a nice payoff from the fire that killed his mother. In fact, there are several nice events that are foreshadowed and paid off like the Rubik’s Cube and
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