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How Disney just connected the movies, to the parks, to total world domination.

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by odmichael, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. odmichael

    odmichael Rebel Official

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    That last scene with the boy. I wonder if that idea was Rian's or Bob Iger's. The final scene provides the brainwashing effect that anybody can potentially be a jedi and wield the force. Jedi are not chosen. Anybody can be a jedi.

    While I do like it by concept it falls full circle to the future dynamic of what "Star Wars: A Galaxy's Edge" will bring to Disneyland and Disney World. It feeds the sense of entitlement that some children have in this day and age. They will go to the parks and feel as though they deserve to become a jedi. This concept that YOU can be a jedi is what is going to sell Disney billions of dollars in their theme parks. Think of becoming a jedi in their theme park and actually using the force and joining the light side or the dark side. It is going to make Disney rich.
     
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    If you had watched the movie a bit more closely you would have understood that if there is one person who absolutely despises status on the basis of privilege, descent or wealth, its Rian Johnson. Canto Bight is the place with the worst people in the galaxy: the rich, and Luke thought that Kylo, with his mighty Skywalker blood, would become a powerful Jedi. Rey is no one, an unassuming person, just as those kids looking at the stars. The intent behind it all couldn't be more antithetical to what you have just said. Lineage, descent, wealth and power shouldn't matter in life. If you understand where Johnson comes from, you'll understand it all much better.
     
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    Lando is rich. Guess he's bad now.
     
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    First off, anybody could have been a Jedi since day 1.
    Only one family in Star Wars has been given this "royalty" treatment with the force.
    What was special about Obi-Wan's family?

    Once that kid meets Rose and Finn, hears of the rebellion and then hears of the LEGENDARY Luke Skywalker facing down a row of walkers and dueling with Kylo Ren.....anyone who has that connection to the force will feel it come to life...THE AWAKENING IS HAPPENING.
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    well he did sell his friends out.
    made up for it but still...
    In ESB he is 100% in a moral grey area.
     
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    I completely agree with what you just said. However, you cannot deny the direction is that there will be many other force users out there and that kids can now actually participate in the cause of the resistance. Every person can make a difference and that is a powerful message. But it is one that will allow Disney to use this message in the storyline for their new theme parks.
     
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    And this is a part of every major movie ever made. Putting butts in seats and selling merch.
    George didn't kill Han because he wasnt sure if kids would buy the toy of their dead hero.
    LFL is now expanding the Jedi again to more than 3 people. There were so many Jedi in the past, why can't there be now?
    Do they all have to have some birth right?
    Do they have to have a certain level of something to be worthy?
     
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    They can use it, yes. They will probably use it, yes. But that is not the same as 'intent'. This is not meant to make money. The story is not fabricated to promote a marketing message for Disney's star wars parks. I don't see a collaboration between the Disney's marketing office and the creative choices made by the director. Marketing people want safe and unambiguous messages, this movie is anything but. That's a good and wonderful thing.
     
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    This has always been the case. Given the reaction this seems like it was a needed move by Lucasfilm and the storygroup. For them to keep making films heroes have to come from every walk of life.
     
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    That idea has been with Star From the very beginning. Anakin was nobody. Obi Wan was nobody. Qui Gon and Ezra and Kanan were nobody.
     
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