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If you could ask JJ one question and he had to answer, what would it be?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by techsteveo, Jul 6, 2019.

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    Is it true that GL dislikes the ST, and if so, how do you feel about that?
     
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    Without hesitation, I would ask JJ (and all the higher-ups in Lucasfilm,) “who is the main character in the saga?” This in itself will answer so many questions about IX. I fear most JJ and most people will wrongly answer “Luke Skywalker, of course!”
    This will show that they do not grasp the very core reason why Lucas made the prequels: to show that Star Wars is, in essence, Anakin Skywalker’s story.
    We haven’t really gotten much Anakin/Vader in Episode 7 and 8.
     
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    JJ (and even RJ) already answered this question: Rey and Kylo Ren are the main characters of the ST. The main character of the whole saga is Vader's legacy, this includes all the Skywalkers as main characters.
     
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    Which is why it’s weird that Rey, who is the main protagonist, isn’t a Skywalker in this trilogy. This is a family story, and to have some random be the hero of the ST is why I think people have issues with it.

    PT - Anakin
    OT - Luke, Vader
    ST - Rey, Kylo

    I just want a happy ending for the Skywalker family, especially Luke and Leia.
     
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    Not if the intention moving forward is away from the Skywalkers. They finish this trilogy with a conclusion of the Skywalker line by wrapping up the stories of Luke, Leia and now Kylo. Rey is the new SW protagonist. Moving forward if they decide to continue her story they can.
     
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    Some people would argue that Vader isn't a main character in the OT. He's definetly not one in ANH and TESB. At least not by definition.

    The random argument is also kinda nonsense if you ask me. Obi-Wan was the main character in TPM while Anakin was just a supporting character in that very movie.

    The best happy ending for them would be Kylo Ren redeemed and alive, I guess.
     
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    No, he's the main villain. I guess you could say the PT the main villain is Sidious.
    I would argue Qui-Gon was the main character in TPM. Obi-Wan has never been the sole protagonist in any of the films.

    Rey Random does go against the pattern. She's the first main protagonist of a trilogy that's not a Skywalker.
     
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    It goes against the pattern of the first six movies but VII-IX are meant to wrap up the Skywalker story. Intertwining the Skywalker story with the story of a new protagonist/hero who is not a Skywalker allows the story of the Skywalkers to be wrapped up but still give Lucasfilm the ability to continue with new stories about the new protagonist in the future if they do choose. So Rey random being the main protagonist makes plenty of sense.
     
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    It does make sense if you look at it that way. But I must be honest, I don't want more Rey. She will already have a complete arc. She's honestly not a very complex or interesting character. The mystery behind her family is the only thing that is all that interesting about her. So if they ever continue the timeline post TROS, I think they need to start fresh. I mean, what's the big deal if they do Episode X if it was Rey Skywalker or Rey Random? It honestly doesn't matter to the story. So the idea of ending the Skywalker Saga is just an arbitrary goal for Disney, one that allows them to market these films as being an "end of an era" so to speak.

    So maybe a question for JJ would be...

    "If Kathleen Kennedy said, let's make and Episode X, how far in the future would you envision the story starting and would the current cast of Rey, Poe and Finn be part of that story?
     
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    I think that is a good question. I suspect that The answer to that question is possibly around 15-20 years and yes.
     
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    JJ: I would have cut it
     
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    My question to JJ:

    "Since this really seems to be 'the last Skywalker film,' can you honestly say you have literally done every last thing, big and small, possible to create and convey the most comprehensive, meaningful, and satisfying conclusion that you (and your team) could have reached in attempting to bring together and to lend a true sense of finality to all nine saga films in this final cinematic opportunity, by which Star Wars will be permanently judged for now and future generations?"
     
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    I meant if he had script-doctored and shot it himself.

    That sequence was an excellent idea on paper. It just needed to have been scripted and filmed differently.
     
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    It's been a while can you elaborate more on who Darth Vegas is?
    I'm not being serious, I would just love to know more about him though, he sounds interesting.
     
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    What was it supposed to add to the film? Other than the “rich people are bad” cliche?
     
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    It showed an interesting part of the galaxy in which, yes, people are very "rich". And more than "bad" I would say they are "exploitative", "indifferent", "apathetic", "out of touch", "superficial", "irresponsible" about the struggles of those less fortunate. I think you're mixing up cliche with social commentary.

    The sequence was there to show Finn why having principles is necessary. Why fighting for the right cause matters. I personally think it should have been a longer sequence in which we get to discover Rose's strength. The way in which RJ wrote and filmed it did not do these characters justice. The set up however was very good. Finn needed to see the extent of the corruption in the galaxy to make his choice.

    JJ has a great touch writing for the screen. He would have translated all those Canto Bight elements into visuals and dialogue much better IMO.
     
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    Do you hate Artoo Deetoo and if so why?
     
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    “Honestly, did you and/or the powers that be have a plan for these three movies? If so, how was the plan communicated to you and others?”
     
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    I call it cliche because I hear that same social commentary every time I turn on the news or watch a movie (for better or worse those two account for the majority of my media/entertainment consumption).

    I’m not saying the commentary isn’t accurate, I’m just saying it’s cliche because it is SO played out at this point.

    Finn is the first storm trooper to ever desert (as far as we know). I’ve never really questioned his moral compass. If he bailed on the FO at the risk of death over his morals, why would we need to believe he needs a lesson?

    Maybe there was a good idea there that was poorly executed (if I could sum up my opinion on TLJ in one sentence that would be it), but what I got from it was a lesson for a character didn’t need it and for the movie to try to tell me something about society that gets crammed in our faces daily (again I don’t disagree with the statement and I don’t want to get political here... it’s just been said before... a billion times).

    There were better things to use that run time on IMO.
     
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    "What ideas in the script for Force Awakens were yours, and what was Larry Kasdan's?"
     
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