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The Last Jedi - General Movie Discussion

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by DarthSnow, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Martoto

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    I think what you're really getting at is that if the saga for some reason remained incomplete with The Last Jedi becoming the last episode by default, we might have done a lot worse.
     
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    But couldn’t that same rationale be applied to, well, every Star Wars movie though? I mean, you could treat ESB as ‘the end’ if you were really so inclined. I’m not sure why you’d want to. But you certainly could. Just use your imagination, right?

    Flash Gordon, despite being known for ending each chapter with a cliffhanger, has actual resolutions to its storylines. They don’t just end ambiguously. Flash wins.
    I think that’s an interesting and unique perspective. For me, TLJ is the epidemy of a middle act. It’s all advancement of what came before, but without any actual resolution to the presented narrative arcs. It takes everyone to their lowest possible state, but promises the glimmer of resurgence toward triumph. Sure, you could say “I’ve seen this story before. I think I see where it’s headed”, but that’s such a cynical disservice to the underline messaging of the story.

    It’s not about a theoretical victory of good over evil, but the actual victory attained through cooperation, understanding and undaunted courage. Our heroes don’t maybe defeat the villains. They definitely do. And how they do it is quintessential to the makeup of the story.

    I believe in respecting everybody’s point of view and interpretation. There’s no wrong way to appreciate a story. If that’s what works best for you, then I think that’s great. I just don’t personally grasp the reasoning behind it. You could stop every story two thirds of the way through and go with your own assumptions on how it would conclude or not.
     
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    (pwned)If you born a Skywalker, it surely is.(pwned)
     
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    Hehehe! :)

    Ah, BUT WAIT!!! My Star Wars crystal ball tells me that somewhere down the road, fans will learn that -- low and behold -- Luke Skywalker (unbeknownst to him) had a love child that happened one dark and rainy night when he was consoling a grief-striken woman he'd rescued by the name of...(cue trumpet fanfare)....Mara Jade.

    Remember someday that you heard it here first. :) :) :) ;)
     
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    Friendly reminder.
    This is funny, but I don't think they'll ever go down this road. Kennedy recently stated that was one reason Obi-Wan couldn't really be involved either. That's not to say Jedi's will never be married or have relationships, but it'll probably have to happen in a different era or maybe even with Rey's new order.
     
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    :) = joke
     
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    You're talking about TROS. We're talking about TLJ. :)
     
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