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New Force Powers to Be Explored in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by SWNN Probe, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    The Force has brought us together, all of us. Life creates it, makes it grow, its energy surrounds us, and binds us. We will continue to learn more about the Force's power in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.







    J.J. Abrams is taking more risks this time around, and off the climax of The Last Jedi, in which Luke Skywalker did something more powerful than any Jedi we've seen, we are in store for other never before seen powers of the Force in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. The writer/director's conversation with Vanity Fair's Anthony Breznican continues, this time focusing on the mystical power that binds the galaxy together.

    Abrams isn't just putting a new coat of wax on the old car. While the movie will be full of the old tricks that hearken back to Alec Guinness' Obi-Wan Kenobi duping weak-minded stormtroopers, we'll continue to be introduced to new aspects of the Force.

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    J.J. Abrams is masterful at commanding the conversation. What I mean by that is, he has no issue going to the source and pointing out the obvious when necessary. He is completely and fully conscious of the fact that there will be people who hate the choices he made, and states that they are completely right in feeling how they feel. It's a weird but effective way to diffuse hostility. If you tell an antagonist they're right, it's disarming in a way, without invalidating their opinion.

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    Just as strange as it was for audiences to accept seeing a green puppet levitate a starfighter in 1980, us fans today had to accept seeing Luke Skywalker manifest himself across the galaxy to fool his nephew. It's all the same, but viewed through different lenses. The bottom line is, Abrams wants to ride the balance of concluding a story, while allowing The Rise of Skywalker to stand on its own feet and offer us something organic. Though Abrams stops short of saying it's in an effort to set up future storytelling.

    Whatever the reason you are going to see The Rise of Skywalker: to simply see how it ends, to see some familiar faces one more time, to learn something new, or even to justify pre-determined disdain, the movie is almost here as it unleashes its new Force powers in US theaters on December 19.





    SOURCE for quotes: Vanity Fair





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  2. Andrew Waples

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    Not surprised. Each Saga film has added something new to the force.
     
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    Better be the force power of better story telling!
     
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    unlikely with JJ.
     
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    This is the way.
     
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    I think it's unfair to roast JJ Abrams like this, peoploids. While he's certainly no Rian Johnson, Abrams is very good at flash & tension, and also at finding loaded and poignant character moments. Let's be nice :)
     
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    My gut reaction is always to be against the idea of force "powers", but I've liked some of the newer stuff we've seen so far- Luke's "skywalking", Kylo stopping a blaster bolt with his hand, etc.

    I guess, in my opinion, I just prefer to think of these innovations as creative ways of using the flow of the force, rather than force "powers".

    And good lord, does this really have to become a thread trashing the director? Just watch the dang movie.
     
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    I don't think you can hammer JJ too much, to be fair he had an impossible task the moment he Sat in that chair. No matter what he did he was always on a hiding to nothing. Yes, he played it safe with TFA but look what happened to RJ after he chose to do the opposite.

    You can't really blame the directors its the story group and KK who should be taking the flack. There should have been a more cohesive strategy to help the films flow. Rather than having the sort of cavalier attitude that they went with.

    TBH I was surprised he agreed to come back at all. I think he deserves more credit than some are giving him.
     
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    I expect Force Storm. The scenes with Palyps show storm clouds and lightning:

    “In time, the channeled Anger of the dark side will prove just as destructive as the Death Star. There will no limger be a need for costly constructions. Already, I have perfected Force Maelstrom, which creates an invulnerable energy sphere to block incoming attacks while bombarding enemies with debris and electrifying them with bolts of lightning.

    This technique can be increased into Force Storm. The churning energy mass of a Force Storm can consume everything it touched, for at its eye is pure hate. Just as a black hole devours a star, this storm can swallow armies and fold space. It may take decades to master this art, but once I have perfected it, I will be invincible.” (Book of Sith, Pg 154-155).
     
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    I'm all in for new Force as long as it is not time traveling or time portals or anything similar...

    I didn't like it in Rebels, I didnt like it in Endgame and it would be even worse here...
     
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    He didn't have an impossible task whatsoever. I'd rather an original story that fell flat in certain areas, than a total retread of everything that had come before.
    What happened to RJ when he chose to do something original? Nothing, nothing happened. The film was massively successful, and was widely praised by both fans and critics alike. Of course, internet moaners and whingers would like you to believe they're not the minority.
    • KK should be taking flack for what exactly? Doing her job, which is to recruit talented and successful visionaries, and have them produce quality content. Originality has nothing to do with it.
    • You really don't know what the story group's role is, right? They just ensure inter-connectivity between stories and mediums, and give advice on certain story elements. They don't create the stories, and can be overruled, or outright ignored by the right people. For example, Pablo Hidalgo expressed his disappointment with TFA years back. Apparently they advised JJ Abrams not to follow through with certain ideas (which he went ahead with anyway), and made last minute changes to the film without consulting the story group beforehand. For example, the Republic weren't meant to support the Resistance in any capacity, that was a last minute change Abrams made via the opening crawl.
    • No single person has ever fully mapped out a story from start to finish before writing. Things change all the time, certain story elements become repetitive, plots drag, characters overstay their welcome etc. People always use the MCU as an example, but that has been contradicted numerous times by directors and writers on the films. They're given free reign, just like the directors and writers on Star Wars.
    Deserves credit for what? Continuing to get paid for doing something he loves. Did Lucas get credit for returning to direct and write the prequels? No, he didn't. Just like JJ Abrams, he returned to the franchise because he loves it.
     
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    OK, let's begin with this. I don't know why you are offering up some sort of impassioned defence of the movies as I wasn't attacking them in the first place. I was defending the unjust criticisms of the directors.

    I personally like both TFA and TLJ but in my opinion they both have issues. Neither of which I believe are strictly the fault of the directors but are the fault of Disney allowing too much creative freedom without an overall strategy to form a cohesive narrative. KK is pretty much running the show, so in my view the buck stops with her.

    As for this little bit of ridiculous condescension;

    Yes I'm quite well aware hence why I was criticising them for exactly that point. If they are so easily ignored as you say, why have them then?

    Secondly I am not some sort of troll villifying the movies to anyone who will listen, I have spent alot of time arguing against those idiots and nothing I said in my previous post suggested otherwise. So if you would kindly climb down from your soapbox I'd greatly appreciate it.

    Third, criticising someone for 'doing their job' is a valid criticism when one feels they are doing said job to a poor standard or as in my view; making mistakes.

    Fourth, GL didn't 'return' to make the prequels. It's his own creation, his own company. Of course he loves it, he built it. JJ deserves respect for returning as the Directors role has become a thankless task due to the fractured fandom who will crucify him no matter what he does.

    And finally, I never stated anywhere that a writer will not deviate from an outline to allow for creative license. That's the whole point. However they will/should never deviate so far as to risk confusing the reader/viewer or just outright insulting their intelligence.

    In summary, that was both a waste of your and my time. So kindly refrain from attacking my opinion in that way in the future.
     
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    Just my opinion, but referencing some of the leaks, so spoilered up on that basis...
    Rey does the lightning thing.
    Rey injures Kylo and subsequently is able to heal Kylo through the Force.
    Palpatine drains Rey and Kylo using the Force.
    Kylo heals Rey, his final act before tumbling to his death, spent.
    Rey and the whole Skywalker/Solo Force-ghost family watch the binary sunset together... the end...
    That's my prediction. ;)
     
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    Just remember that in A New Hope, Force powers seemed to just be extrasensory in nature, and allow the user to influence "the weak minded." We didn't see anything resembling telekinetic powers until ESB, as well as the ability to see the past and future. Force lighting in RotJ. Super speed and other physical powers in the prequels. So it's totally precedented that every new film expands the range of Force powers.
     
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    Here are the force powers we will see:

    Force Heal - Apparently Baby Yoda wanted to do this to Mando too. Rey and Ben Solo will use this.
    Force Lightning Storm - Yoda did it first though in TLJ but Palpatine will do this one.
    Force Yeet - When someone uses the Force to yeet someone into a pit. Again Palpatine.
    Force Death Cheat - Another from Papa Palpatine. He's back yall! Guess he discovered the secret!
    Force Skype - Again, Rey and Ben will Force Skype together.
    Force Transport - Kylo and Rey will transport objects like lightsabers and helmets to each others locations (similar to how Kylo had water on his face and hands after talking with Rey in TLJ)

    Last one is rough.

    Force Identity Theft - When you're really a Palpatine but say you are a Skywalker! :D
     
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