Real world answer: She wasn’t going to be a Palpatine in TFA
In universe answer: The lightsaber can call to anyone, the Force works in mysterious ways and it was Rey’s destiny to wield that lightsaber and prevent the Return of the Sith with it.
The detail you put into your tournaments never ceases to amaze me. Well done.
Isn’t talking about labels without defining them so much fun y’all.
I guarantee there will be an Episode X at some point in the future.
Star Wars is too important to people, and the ST means a lot to a number of people. We may not get it until those who grew up with the ST are in charge of Lucasfilm 20-30 years from now but it will happen.
This whole trilogy was rushed. I think they should’ve stuck with 3 years between movies instead of 2. Would’ve given Johnson more time to come up with a script that more closely followed TFA and would’ve given JJ Abrams time to write a script for Episode IX that was moderately coherent.
This video comes to mind. Though I have not seen it the title sounds familiar in this post.
We have no idea. They’ll probably make a comic book one shot about him modifying it offscreen at some point.
There are definitely a lot of villains who have intriguing backstories that could be made into shows. Darth Bane, Darth Plagueis, Darth Sidious (between Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker), General Grievous.
Not sure we need anything more from Maul since we’ve seen so much from him and basically know his whole story.
Ironically it started as purposefully misleading marketing but now it will probably end up being true since we now know Finn is force sensitive from Rise of Skywalker.
I voted for Fallen Order because it is widely considered to be the better game overall, but it really depends on what kind of game you want to play.
If you want an action adventure game with a focus on a good story, then you should get Fallen Order. If you want a shooter game though, you should get Battlefront.
I’d also like to add that Battlefront has had a spectacular turn around since launch. It got a ton of criticism when it came out (much of it well deserved) but it has since improved so much and is a really good game in its own right. Definitely worth getting if you’d prefer a shooter game.
I grew up watching the DVD editions so and the only change that ever made me mad was when they added Vader saying “no” when he saved Luke in the blu ray cut.
This is an interesting topic. I think its super interesting to talk about the different sub groups of fans, we just have to remember there’s TONS of unique opinions out there so we can’t over generalize.
From what I’ve seen I think you are correct. This seems to be a movie that hardcore fans for the most part have largely disliked and casual fans have thought was pretty good.
As a very hardcore fan myself, I was not happy with the movie although it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be so I wasn’t fuming when I left the theater either. I’ve mostly emotionally checked out of the ST after TLJ as I felt like that movie blew up any chance of the ST being good (I was already skeptical of TFA that movie is far from perfect) so sadly I just didn’t care about ROS much. It was a decently entertaining movie but the plot was pretty nonsensical and it was a BAD ending to the Skywalker Saga, but the whole trilogy has been a bad continuation of the saga in my opinion so no surprise there.
The obvious exceptions to this are the Canon Defenders and the Star Wars defenders who always say everything in canon , or everything in Star Wars is always fine. Obviously this hardcore group is easy to please, as they’ll defend literally anything called Star Wars.
I think this is a cool post and perspective. It’s very observant to notice how the two wars were indeed fought for similar reasons. That being said, they can be connected and similar but still be distinct events from one another. This is true of things in Star Wars as well as events in real life.
The key to discerning events is to be willing to acknowledge the similarities but also consider what could be considered as separating the events. For example, as someone else brought up we can do this with the first and second world wars.
Both wars saw various countries trying to expand their power over one another, many of the battlefields and alliances were the same in both wars. But WW1 ended with the treaty of Versailles in 1919, and there was relative peace between most of the nations until Germany invaded Poland in 1939 which is when WW2 started. There were some conflicts during this period such as the Italian invasion of Abyssinia but they were small scale and didn’t turn into a global conflict.
In Star Wars, we can point to a specific end to the Clone Wars. That being, the deactivation of the droid army and the transformation of the Republic into the Empire. We can also point to a specific beginning of the Galactic Civil War, that being the Battle of Scariff which led to all out war between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire.
I hope this helps when considering why we generally do see these as two separate conflicts despite being related and connected to each other.
Well the Empire (who closely regulate the Holonet) tried to wipe out and distort the memory of the Jedi. So he definitely could not have found stuff about Anakin Skywalker or any other specific Jedi, because the Empire would’ve blocked/deleted pages that gave real info about him.
As for Padme, Luke didn’t even know that was his Mother’s name, so he couldn’t have looked her up. She also probably had regulations about her as she was kind of rebellious and the Empire tries to wipe out all notions of decent.
@Lost Jagger You’re totally correct that each ability is eventually explained. That being said, even if if it “makes sense” in universe I still think it made for a pretty boring character who many found difficult to connect to due to her lack of struggle, conflict or arc until the last movie.
I’m sure we will at some point, but after Luke’s portrayal in TLJ, my interest in this era in canon is very low. It would be interesting to see an author of a book get into Luke’s head so we could see what the hell our boy was thinking when he pulled the lightsaber on Ben in his sleep.
@Anotherbatmanfan Huh? There’s like a ton of stories about his academy in the Expanded Universe/Legends Continuity.
Edit: Never mind I understand you were referring to something else in the discussion my bad.
Of course all of this is opinion based, the question is, who do you prefer running Star Wars after all. My take is an opinion, your take is an opinion and everyone else who posts here is also giving their opinion.
You can throw around statistics that support that opinion, but I can give you statistics that show the ST is more unpopular than the PT is now, especially The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. But none of the statistics around this are particularly scientific and are all of limited value.
Sure, it is good for casual audiences that Disney bought it and is churning out film after film and show after show. I have a more hardcore background, I came into Star Wars when I was 9 years old in 2008, and Star Wars was dominating our elementary school. That was just based on the movies that had still wrapped up only 3 years before, and especially The Clone Wars which was capturing the imagination of a new generation of fans. Between episodes of Clone Wars we were reading books and playing games and reading Wookiepedia, TCW, the EU, and the Original saga was enough for us.
Also, you call Lucas an “overprotective parent” but he allowed others writers and directors to work on other films in the OT after ANH, and then he offered Ron Howard the chance to direct the PT, but Howard, as any other self respecting director would, refused, telling George obviously he should be in charge of his own story that he created. Then he sold the company so that others could tell stories in the amazing universe he created forever and always after he was done. So you have nothing to back that up with whatsoever.
Sure, Star Wars had a big popularity boost in 2015/16 when TFA and RO came out and it was still a new phenomenon that Star Wars was back. But that’s died down a ton since then, partly due to the lackluster movies but mostly due to the fact that you can’t have that level of hype for a franchise forever. At this point Star Wars is at best, marginally more popular than it was in 2011.
As far as ST reception goes, TFA was received really well with a vocal minority as you say. But to claim the backlash TLJ saw was a “vocal minority” is laughable, and ROS was met with a pitiful amount of indifference, making just half of what TFA made. Each one of these movies made less and less, which clearly shows a shrinking amount of interest, rather than a growing amount of interest. These movies have not been particularly well received. Overall better than the prequels, maybe, but that’s not saying very much.
We’ve heard all of the flaws of the PT before, nothing knew here, although it’s worth noting that despise the criticisms if you look at popularity numbers they’re pretty good, and ROTS is on par with the OT in that respect.
And considering the amount of interest there still was for Star Wars after the PT, the idea that Lucas “failed” the franchise is ludicrous, and on par in its hyperbole to the”Disney ruined Star Wars” crowd.
Star Wars was doing fine as a franchise before the Disney purchase, it was selling merchandise out the wazoo despite the fact that it hadn’t put a movie out in years, people were watching the shows, playing the games, reading books and comics etc, it didn’t NEED anything. Now it’s fine if you WANTED a new direction for the franchise, but to assert that it NEEDED one is to attempt to make your subjective opinion and objective truth.
As someone who grew up with The Saga, The Expanded Universe, and The Clone Wars, I cannot express resentment and disappointment in the three new installments of the saga, which don’t even put a Skywalker as the lead character in the Skywalker Saga, as well as the cancellation of The Clone Wars and the Expanded Universe.
You are not alone in your love for the ST. There will always be negative people and it’s their right to complain about what they don’t like, just like it’s your right to spread your positive feelings for what you like. I try to find the beauty in the diversity of opinions that exist out there. I don’t like the ST myself but I’m glad that you and many others do, and I love hearing why.
Disney may be on track to have Lucasfilm make more content than George did, but it’s not as good of content as what we were getting before. You can hardly say they gave us saga films considering the fact that the main character wasn’t even a Skywalker. More like a spinoff trilogy if you ask me, and one with mostly recycled ideas and half baked characters if you ask me.
The spinoff films have been cool, but they ultimately are retreads of Legends stories, many stories already told us how the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans, and many Legends stories had fleshed our Han Solo’s past before the Original Trilogy. They were good movies, but they didn’t give us a story we hadn’t seen before.
The same retreading problem applies to most of the books, comics, and games in the new canon as well. Unfortunately they have chosen to go quantity over quality, and it’s a shame to see as someone who’s still reading almost everything. There’s much less originality now than there was before. I thought the whole point of a continuity reboot was so that there could be maximum creative freedom to try new things, not to repeat the same stories you already told.
IMO, you can’t give them credit for making more content if it’s just retreading what they already had done before
Incorrect, in fact, Bob Iger was working closely and directly with Abrams and Kennedy when developing Episode VII and he played a major role in deciding not to use Lucas’s outlines for the sequel trilogy.