It was lame. It’s a break in diegesis. That’s what I was getting at. It’s not part of the story or the world.
I’m in the movie adventureland. As an extra. I’m at the park the same time as Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart’s characters. And if you watch closely maybe you might see me pass behind them.
In theory my character has his own little life going on. He has things that affect him that are not related to the main plot. So there is no reason for the camera to follow me. Spot me in the background that’s an waster egg. Fine. Watch me walking along and that’s forced.
And when they make adventureland 2. Which is all about my life. Maybe they’re in the back of mine. But they don’t need to keep reminding me.
It works when there’s a joke. A funny world. Stab Lee can say something funny in an iron man movie cameo. In a daredevil though he has to just be a poster. In an xmen he is a random guy at the beach.
Rogue one had too serious a tone for nonsense. But nonsense kept creeping up.