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Colin Trevorrow’s version of Rey's backstory

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Himmel, Dec 4, 2019 at 3:59 PM.

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    https://makingstarwars.net/2019/12/...-from-collin-trevorrows-star-wars-episode-ix/
     
    #1 Himmel, Dec 4, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    That's a very clever way to tie them together without falling back on the whole related thing
     
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    I like that better than Palps supposed grandchild.
     
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    Glad this did not happen
     
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    Rey's origin story is quite good but I am glad the rest of it will be no where near the film.

    Mind control? Really? Being able to choke someone remotely and telekinetically throw some one across a room not persuasive enough? Lol
     
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    Hard to say if I like this more. On the surface, I like her having grown up to about 7 or so as a way to explain why it appears Kylo, Leia and Han knew her. Or at least felt familiar with her.
     
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    It sounds like we lucked out with JJ. There are some elements of Colin's premise that I like (keeping Rey a nobody, but tying her to the Skywalker/Solo family is kind of clever), but the rest of it sounds a bit weak. Of course, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and accept that this was all probably still in early drafts, and some things would have changed as they got further into production.
     
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    I think I'd be into this for how audacious it is but it would probably on a so bad it's good level. And probably the general public would hate it.

    Still there are aspects of it that I like more then what the leaks say is actually happening but I personally don't love either of them and will probably still wish they stuck with what Last Jedi said.

    But that's just a personal preference and fully acknowledge that the other two explanations including the one that the leaks say is the Rise of Skywalker explanation might work better for others.
     
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    I mean a Manchurian Candidate element to Star Wars wouldn't feel out of place. No more so than the Emperor having yet another backup plan and clones....
     
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    Sounds interesting, but I'm kinda glad we didn't get this.

    It feels kinda like it has the more subdued yet personal nature of Kill Bill vol 2 to me. Which isn't inherently bad, I enjoy that movie. But it just feels like it wouldn't work for Star Wars.

    I mean, if the trailers are to be believed, we're getting what may be a final duel in the ruins of the second Death Star. That's definitely cooler (and still very emotionally poignant) than inside the Solo Suburbs.
     
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    It's also something that (more or less) took place in 3 of the movies so far.
     
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    Would need to explain why simply knowing Han, Leia, and Ben would have been important. Then again need to explain why they ran off and abandoned her. Then need to explain why Rey would not remember any of them. Would be a great deal of exposition to achieve what? A previous relationship.
     
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    The good news is, this could all be shown....not told.
    Would you need any more time for this than cloning the emperor?
     
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    As much as Trevorrow's 9 doesn't sound great, it sounds like it was actually trying to make something of what Last Jedi gave him. The Rise of Skywalker leaks paint a picture of a movie that forgets or is actively fighting against the fact that there was a movie made in between 7 & 9. But who knows at this point, maybe the final film will give a different impression.
     
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    Not sure I catch what you mean by that.
     
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    Hot take: I don't think it's necessary we know who her parents were/doing.
     
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    3 of the films at some point feature a big battle on the Death Star. We've seen it. I would welcome a smaller more intimate ending for the SKYWALKER Saga.
     
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    Ahhhh, I see.

    That's a fair assessment, I guess, but I was kinda expecting bombastic for this one, especially given how TLJ shied away from being too large scale.

    Still, I get where you're coming from, but having this last fight in the literal ashes of the last war is pretty appropriate, I think.
     
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    What does it do other then say oh they knew each other before. By exposition I meant visual screen time. I still consider it exposition to visually explain that Rey,Ben, Han and Leia all knew each other before. Which does what?

    As for whatever they do with the Emperor it establish's why he is around.
     
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    I’m not sure what I think about this. The idea is clever but it is true that it would be tough to explain why she does not recognize Han and Leia right away. Ben maybe less so because he would have been a kid at the time and his looks may have changed a lot as he became a man. The same could be said why Han and Leia would not recognize Rey right away. However, Han and Leia would have not changed that much in 15 years that they would be unrecognizable
     
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