I’m going to have to respectfully disagree on most of those.
I suppose thematically, that is correct, but the way it was presented with the mind reading deceit was pretty unique. At least in the movies I’ve seen. Also, while I’m sure killing the over-arching antagonist early on as a red herring has happened before, it’s not as common as if they played him straight.
I’ve never seen anything like it. So maybe that has happened in another movie or plot, I don’t know. Seemed original to me.
I’d say it isn’t often common when a somewhat major plot point is finding out who someone’s parents are, like in this case. Especially given that this is a gigantic franchise with common bloodline revelations. The characters in the prequels weren’t trying to discover Anakin’s lineage. They happened upon him and his mother. It’s a different scenario.
You got me there. Even Yoda kind of refused at first Good point.
But usually when this happens, the protagonists are right. I haven’t ever seen an instance where the horrible officer was actually correct. I’m sure it’s happened, but I don’t think it’s common.
I apologize if there are tons of movies I’m forgetting or haven’t seen that do these things, in which case my bad.