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Ryn

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  1. I can't recall anything specific regarding midi-chlorians, but that Lucas kept paring back the nature of the Force to present it mythically in the OT. (That's a timeline quibble I have between the OT and PT.) I think there's some conversations between Lucas, Charlie Lippincott, and Alan Dean Foster that have a little bit of direction for portrayal in the Star Wars novelization.

  2. The visual clue makes it work better. It plays out like this "what is that?...oh is he doing what I think he is doing....oh crap he is!!....oh crap he actually did it!!!. Then the whole time, which is only a moment or two, wondering if Snoke will figure it out.

    Easily my favorite moment as well.

     

    Maybe it's being emotionally beaten by Game of Thrones, but I was totally engrossed as it was unfolding and the way Snoke had been owning the entire scene up to that point, I was dreading that he would ruin Kylo's attempt. A truly satisfying comeuppance.

  3. Daniel Logan can do an adult-aged Fett now.

     

    I don't want to see the horror movie one since I know how it ends!

     

    With what's demonstrated with R1, Star Wars stories can be told in different situations and styles, and work. It's too bad they killed the live-action small-screen plans. I think it could've allowed some interesting approaches in an anthology like "Amazing Stories," or some of those "[movie title]: The Series."

     

    My deepest hope is Lucasfilm picking up some Kurosawa. (Like "Maqbool" was inspired by "Throne of Blood," which was itself inspired by "Macbeth."}

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    Was I the only one mildly annoyed by the Dreadnaught? I mean, do we really have to have a bigger-badder ship in every movie? Wasn't the Star Destroyer from TFA already a big upgrade from the Super Star Destroyer in ROTJ? Not mention we also just had the Death Star-on-steroids with Starkiller. It was a bit of an eyeroll for me.

    Everything about the First Order reminds of Hasbro's stupid Power of the Force line from the mid-90's.

     

    The idea of the bad guys adding bigger and better weapons has always been there in Star Wars

     

    Star Wars has Star Destroyers and a Death Star

     

    Empire has a "Super Star Destroyer" that dwarfs the already incredibly large Star Destroyers

     

    Jedi has another Death Star even more powerful than the first dreaded Death Star

     

    This is something that the movies have always done.

     

    No, I mean they're like amped versions of their OT Empire analogues. I can understand and tech evolution (like comparing WWII battleships to modern era), but their designs take a "more pouches" approach. They have even attached "mega" to the new designs.

     

    (Back to OT, I'll never buy that the Death Star II was larger and more power than the 1st, just because they say so. It didn't seem at all demonstrably so.)

  5. Was I the only one mildly annoyed by the Dreadnaught? I mean, do we really have to have a bigger-badder ship in every movie? Wasn't the Star Destroyer from TFA already a big upgrade from the Super Star Destroyer in ROTJ? Not mention we also just had the Death Star-on-steroids with Starkiller. It was a bit of an eyeroll for me.

    Everything about the First Order reminds of Hasbro's stupid Power of the Force line from the mid-90's.

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    4. Knights of Ren Explanation: So, we never quite got a full explanation of who the Knights of Ren are, let alone see them in action. Only hinted at in Eps 7 & 8. Apparently they were the jedi who followed Kylo, and it is assumed Kylo is the last of them.

    Who assumed that Kylo is the last of the Knights of Ren?

     

    I've seen that there are some people who have misheard the line "...the master of the Knights of Ren" (from Snoke to Kylo in TFA) as "...last of the Knights...".

     

    Obviously, based on my statement, that is my assumption. And a lot of other fans have assumed this, as well. You may remember there was speculation a while back even on nightly as to whether we would see a flashback where Luke dispatches the other Knights of Ren in TLJ (which didn't happen). Maybe it is true they are gone, maybe not. One thing is for sure, though, we don't know what happened to them, which is what I want to know. if they are still around, I want to know that, too. See my point below that, on the Order of Ren. That might be a good way to introduce the Knights of Ren, if any still exist besides Kylo.

     

    I'd like that Rey's vision in TFA with the Knights was actually a glimpse of the future. That IX has Kylo enlisting them to solidify his position as Supreme Leader, and he has specific intentions for Rey. (Of course, that doesn't explain his mask.)

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    Question (that may have been answered already). If Kylo didn't know about Rey until the events of TFA, and TLJ takes place immediately after, how did he have time to track her down and find out her backstory?

    Good question. In the TFA novel when Rey takes the lighstaber after Kylo nearly killed Finn:

     

    Rey appeared equally shocked that her reach for the device had exceeded his. She gazed down at the weapon now resting in her grip.

     

    "It is you," Ren murmured.

     

    His words unsettled her: Not for the first time, he seemed to know more about her than she did about herself.

     

    Snoke explains this in his "Darkness rises, and light to meet it" bit. That he warned of another to match Ren's power.

     

    Actually, so much of what was set up in TFA as apparently important was answered by Johnson in TLJ. Just not what many fans wanted to see. (In my opinion, he redeems almost everything I dislike about TFA, one of my least favorite of them all.) The seeming disconnect people think between the two films reminds me a lot of the comic series, The Kamandi Challenge:

     

    Born from the mind of Jack “King” Kirby, the post apocalyptic Earth of Kamandi has been a fan favorite for decades, and now 14 intrepid teams of writers and artists build on this incredible foundation and take the title character on an epic quest to find his long-lost parents and travel to places seen and unseen in the DC Universe.

     

    Each issue will end with an unimaginable cliffhanger, and it’s up to the next creative team to resolve it before creating their own.

  8. What else was dropped entirely? I knew of the lightsaber and sandstorm scene, but don't recall what else off the top of my head.

    I don't know if the scenes are provided in any DVD releases, but there's a scene with Vader denied seeing the Emperor and force-choking Jerjerrod out of the way and about to then take on Royal Guardsmen. Another scene with Luke in the throne room, the Emperor commands the Death Star be pointed at the moon and be ready to destroy it.

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