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What's the point of this trilogy?

Discussion in 'General Sequel Trilogy Discussion' started by DailyPlunge, Mar 3, 2018.

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What's the point of this trilogy?

  1. A young woman's path to becoming a Jedi

    10 vote(s)
    8.9%
  2. The redemption of Ben Solo

    18 vote(s)
    16.1%
  3. The birth of the new Jedi Order

    10 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. We'll cross that bridge when we get there!

    52 vote(s)
    46.4%
  5. Other

    22 vote(s)
    19.6%
  1. DailyPlunge

    DailyPlunge Jedi Commander

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    Can we steer this back on topic? This thread is about the overall story of the trilogy. There's other threads out there to discuss TLJ.
     
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  2. cawatrooper

    cawatrooper Jedi General

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    Agreed, back on topic-

    I agree with the original post, for sure. The biggest problem with the ST, in my opinion, is a lack of context. Not that the OT didn't also have these issues when it first released, but Star Wars has had so much transmedia since then that I think we as fans expect more. Not really understanding the basic conflict of the trilogy is kind of a problem. I went into some detail on this problem in this thread, where I wondered if average audiences really understood the world that the sequels are set in.


    But another thing I'm worried about is more related to TROS.

    And to be clear, this is coming from someone who has enjoyed the sequels and is otherwise pretty optimistic and excited for Episode IX.

    But TFA and TLJ were so closely linked, arguably to a fault. No two movies in the series have led so closely into each other as these, and the story so far has been only a few days total.

    With the time jump to TROS, I feel like some potential issues could arise:

    - Audiences could feel alienated. The relationships between characters so far has been only over the course of like a week. After multiple years, surely big things have changed.

    - It could feel like a spinoff. Maybe that isn't the right word. I guess what I'm trying to say is, imagine a TV show that in its last season decides to skip forward a number of years, or do something different. Maybe something like How I Met Your Mother's gimmicky final season, or the last season of Parks and Rec where it was set in the "future" (ironically, now the past). Maybe even Lost's "flash sideways" moments in the final season. Basically, TROS is immediately going to be a huge change, and may feel "off" compared to the rest of the trilogy's pacing.


    Again, this is all just speculation, and I'm hoping for the best. Don't mean to sound all doom and gloom, because that's really not how I view things at all, but I do have some concerns with this.
     
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  3. CTrent29

    CTrent29 Rebel Official

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    There is no one voice to this trilogy. I don't care how many directors or writers one uses, there is no one voice. Kathleen Kennedy shoddily handled this trilogy from the start.
     
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    Here are a few things I've gotten from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi so far:

    Rey seeks to define herself through other people. She wants to learn something about herself by finding out about her parents. She tries to get Luke and later even Kylo to tell her what her role is in all of this. My interpretation of the lesson in the mirror cave is that all this comes from within and your purpose is a decision you make. No one can tell you who you are.

    Right and wrong, good versus evil, success or failure, are not always clearly defined as we would like. Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what to do. It would be nice if decisions were easier, but often there is just no perfect answer. Was destroying the Dreadnought worth the sacrifice? Maybe. Leia didn't think so. Would Finn's attack on the canon have been worth it? Poe didn't think so. Rose especially didn't after losing her sister. What about Holdo? They all see things a little differently, and as they say, hindsight is 20/20. All we can do is make the best decision we can.

    I was much more optimistic and resilient when I was young. I had not failed enough to matter. As I got older, let's say I got more acquainted with failure. It is easier to forgive other people than to forgive yourself. You expect more from yourself. Sometimes we even seek to unburden ourselves by shifting some of the blame. Only when we fully own the mistake, and are honest with ourselves about what happened, can we forgive ourselves, learn from the experience, and then grow as a person.
     
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