This was a good fun movie with some great moments. It would have worked better if TLJ had did some plot work for it, instead of a meandering space chase.
Ooh, that could make sense. But from my recollection, Rey was offered the throne, and put in to a position to kill him, well before Kylo was close enough to be suckered in.Warning - spoilers
I thought that him ’offering’ the throne to her was nothing more than a set-up to put her into a position where she and Kylo could meet up and Palps could suck their combined Dyad (what?) life-force and regenerate himself, as he eventually did, with him having no genuine desire to give up the power to anyone, that being the Sith way and all...
Except that was 10 times as wordy as the original. Obi Wan didn't need to be able to withstand Vader, he just needed to hold him off long enough to allow the others to escape. This didn't move the story forward in any way, it was just a cooler lightsabre battle.Just watch this, it is actually GREAT. This is how you build tension while moving the story forward and saying everything without needing a million words either:
Exactly it looks cooler and still has a great story. Something the ST really didn’t understand.Except that was 10 times as wordy as the original. Obi Wan didn't need to be able to withstand Vader, he just needed to hold him off long enough to allow the others to escape. This didn't move the story forward in any way, it was just a cooler lightsabre battle.
I don't know the full details, but I did see a youtube video about what the actual script was supposed to be and you're right. 7 was for Han, 8 for Luke and 9 was supposed to be about wrapping up Leia's story. Apparently the intended story reads considerably better. Whether that's because of the mess that this was, I'm not sure.So...what were those kids at the end of episode 8? What was all that about? Never seemed to answer it in 9.
I have a feeling the baby thrown out with the bath water was Carrie Fisher dying. In my mind Leia was to have a much bigger part in it all, but then she died and they had to minimise her roll and include her death somehow???
They were slaves on Carto Blight who used the Skywalker legend to help improve their situation. Remember how at the end of the movie there's like 20 Resistance Fighters left and all hope appears lost? It was to show that even if they were to all fall, there's a new generation coming through who grew up with these stories who is going to oppose the negative forces. That the teachings maybe out-dated, but the core principles will ring true.So...what were those kids at the end of episode 8? What was all that about? Never seemed to answer it in 9.