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SPECULATION If Luke Is Alive Does Star Wars "Jump the Shark"?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Rayjefury, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. nightangel

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    you mean like Han Solo's story is told? Right? Ups, isn't there a movie called Solo on the horizon???:rolleyes:

    To be honest, I hear this phrase 'his story is told!' only when it comes to Luke, but never when it comes to other original characters. Seems some folks just want to get rid of him only. :(
     
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    Han's story was already told with TESB, at least for me. A prequel is not the same.

    Luke's story found a great ending. It ends there where ANH started. Even TLJ Hater/Dislikers ("I am one") should agree with that.
     
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    I'm not going to lie, I've only seen the movie once and when I walked out of the theater I thought it was just okay. But that aspect of his character, I thought was great. It was the last move by a guy who was defeated. He fully intended or never getting involved in the affairs of the universe ever again, but when he finally decided to do something again it was a pretty damn heroic effort.
     
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    I enjoyed the movie but i must admit that i would have liked Luke to have played a part in the final battle -- whenever that comes -- because i see him as a bit of a Bilbo Baggins character now... he plays the same role in star wars that Bilbo did in middle earth.

    he was plucked from obscurity to play a major role in the first half of the story, was instrumental in winning a big battle, but ultimately age caught up with him and it fell to the next generation to finish the fight. that's pretty much identical to what happened to Bilbo.

    but thinking about it... that's exactly what happened to Obi Wan as well. he never made it to the final battle either. He got old and passed the baton over to Luke. It's history repeating itself.
     
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    I think your in the minority quite frankly. Most say "not my Luke" or "Luke would never do that."
     
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    Actually "not my Luke" thing illustrates what the real problem is. It's not that Luke's portrayal in TLJ is wrong in general, it's that Luke is not portrayed the way some people wanted.
     
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    Yes, exactly. A lot of people wanted Luke to be like in the OT. But that's not how life works. Furthermore it would have been really boring to see an overpowered and all time heroic Luke Skywalker in the ST. Where would be the need of Rey, Finn and Poe then?

    Unfortunately Mark Hamill makes this whole "not my Luke" stuff even worse...
     
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    That's not how that works. A three movie contract is actually pretty common in the industry, since it provides a little wiggle room if needed. Take a look at the recent Solo rumors for a very relevant and recent example.

    Yeah, if anything, that's why I think Mark will be back. That seems like a weird way to bow out.
     
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    I think the last scene from TFA really hurts in that it grew the expectations and the momentum of Luke's character going into the next episode. Then to have him chuck the light saber in the drink and then storm off was what we got in TLJ next. It could have been handled much differently and the backlash might not have been what it is.
     
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    this has probably been said a million billion times before (sorry!) but the penny has just dropped for me that Luke's story is basically identical to Obi Wan's -- maybe we should have seen his death coming.
    given how much of the original story The Force Awakens re-wrote and repeated, maybe it was their plan all along to repeat Obi Wan's as well?
    ...they were both powerful jedis, both trained-up another powerful jedi who eventually turned on them, both then became recluses only to be called out of retirement many years later, and then ended up being defeated by their trainee so the others could escape.
     
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