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  1. Heroism and Villainy is not as simple as a hero is someone who doesn’t want power or adventure, while a villain craves it (the “rules” for Jedi don’t apply to every heroic archetype). There might also be confusion here regarding the call to action and the self doubt that displays growth or/ change through the journey (also neither of those things are exclusive to heroes, really). ;-) Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.
  2. In regards to Yoda destroying the Tree and by implication to Luke the Jedi books in the sequel trilogy. The context here would seem to suggest that Yoda isn’t telling Luke the old ways were wrong, rather that Luke’s (and perhaps the Jedi before him) clinging to those teachings as the only way is what was wrong. It would appear to be another reinforcement of attachment as ownership, and the unwillingness to bend. Luke (and again perhaps the Jedi before him) looked at those teachings almost as absolute, with rigidity, and defining their failures through not being able to apply the knowledge
  3. Yoda and Obi-Wan’s methods with Luke are questionable, no one is perfect nor have I suggested they were. However Yoda and Obi-Wan both note to Luke that they did what they did not to deceive him, but because he wasn’t ready to hear it. Luke’s impulsiveness and ideas of heroism that almost lead him to doom in Empire is the position that Obi-Wan and Yoda suggest they were trying to guide him away from.
  4. The implied definition of attachment that the Jedi warn against, as displayed by the saga, is ownership combined with unwillingness to understand that life happens (in all it’s joy and pain), and that imposing your will on life and things is foolhardy. Attachment as in familial relations has been shown as fine and understandable. Jedi are shown considering others as fathers, brothers, mothers, sisters, friends and more. Furthermore Luke and Rey do not impose their will on Anakin or Ben. Their attachment isn’t based in ownership, their attachment is born in compassion. They do not force An
  5. The only Jedi of the past that we have seen be “taken”, Anakin and Grogu (we didn’t see with Ben but it was implied as such), were granted permission by the parent and the child had desire to become a Jedi. This is a pattern followed by Luke in this finale. As for whether or not being “taken” from a family produces failures would appear to fly in the face of generations of implied history for this fictional universe. While a person’s circumstances certainly impact them, people makes choices that push them down to the Dark Side. Responsibility for one’s own actions is a key message in Star
  6. You’re moving the goal posts to cling to a false assumption about family trauma absent characters and their ability to be heroes, in addition to your assertion that Luke and Rey weren’t “taken” as being at best completely and utterly incorrect. ;-)
  7. Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Yoda, Mace... should I go on? Hardly nameless.
  8. I feel as though you have made a leap in logic regarding Grogu’s ability to choose that is directly opposed by the story as it has been displayed. Grogu acts childish, sure, and as far as we know he’s only three (fifty-three at least). However there could be a lot of leeway for his actions in regards to his species, his trauma (trauma produces all sorts of behaviors in people of all ages and mental acuity), in addition to his communication ability with others. Ahsoka, arguably with much more training and experience than Luke at this point, was very comfortable conversing with and und
  9. Re: Luke here reinforcing TLJ I get what people are saying how this scene mirrors Vader in Rogue One, it’s meant to. I also understand how it feels like it reinforces this detached /or egotistical Luke that Rian decided to portray. However, on the flip side... Luke here is destroying robots. Robots whose only purpose is to dominate and kill. Vader was murdering people for having political ideas that were different than his own. Also, Luke warns that Grogu needs training, however he doesn’t snatch him and leave. Luke shares a dialogue, unsaid, with Grogu and then explains th
  10. Spider-Man


    I haven’t seen it yet, but my oldest and his wife did and they loved this film a lot a lot a lot.
  11. Scolded my cats for all the dumbshit they do, I should just sigh though because they don’t understand English.
  12. I think it is celery, like the 5th Doctor in Doctor Who.
  13. I’m not sure how recasting a role with a younger actor is totally different from recasting a role with a younger actor. ;-) I know everyone has likes and dislikes about this entire thing (yay for that) and I also understand the arguments you’re making, Tank. :-) That said, I still want to see that “Star Wars Christmas List” of things. lol
  14. I hear you. However at the same time Han has been recast, Lando has been recast, Obi-Wan has been recast, Boba Fett has been recast (voices count), Darth Vader has been multiple actors, Leia has been a computer, Luke has now been a computer. Also, you mention how the DNA of the show will break with changes, yet the show as it exists right now opposes your argument. There is no sanctity in Star Wars.
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