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Should There Be A Remake of ‘The Last Jedi’?

As the breaking news surrounding Lucasfilm’s halt on the Star Wars stories (for now) permeated the entertainment world there has been an abrupt uprising of Star Wars fans who want to remake The Last Jedi. A lot of times fans have roared outcries against movies, harping for remakes and complete annihilation of certain movies, but it’s never been given a lot of traction. This time these fans seem kind of serious as they have started to make a petition for those wanting a remake of The Last Jedi. Even the writer/director of the film, Rian Johnson, has encouraged the fans, saying that he would love to see them remake The Last Jedi. But the question is, should The Last Jedi be scrapped and remade in the way that fans wanted it or would that make things worse? Well, here’s a few reasons why it would be nice to do The Last Jedi over again.

1. Snoke

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One of the greatest mysteries coming out of The Force Awakens was the questions involving Supreme Leader Snoke. The questions were simple. Who was he? Where did he come from? How did he convert Ben Solo to the dark side? Was he actually Mace Windu back for revenge? How was he so powerful? When The Last Jedi finally arrived I was hoping that at least one of these questions would be answered and unfortunately none of them were. Snoke was utilized into the movie only as a tool to push along Kylo Ren’s story and when he was no longer needed Rian Johnson killed him off within the blink of an eye. I couldn’t believe it. If there were to be a Last Jedi remake Snoke would definitely need more presence.

There were a lot of fan theories surrounding the identity of the mysterious Snoke but one of the most exciting rumors I remember seeing early last year was the idea that Snoke would reveal to Luke in an epic showdown that he was Luke’s grandfather. Yes, it would be another “I am your father” moment except maybe even more surprising. Not only would that have been the ultimate drop-the-mic moment in the movie but it would’ve also fixed that terrible Anakin-is-a-midichlorian-bubble nonsense George Lucas crafted. This is why.

I used to think that when Shmi told Qui-Gon Jinn that her son, Anakin didn’t have a father that it was a little fishy sounding so I always figured she was actually lying to him and not telling him who the real father was, which would make sense if he was actually this powerful and mysterious wielder of the dark side named Snoke. If she had told the Jedi Master that her son was the spawn of a Sith Lord or whatever Snoke is he would’ve definitely never agreed to try to train the boy. This would also shine a different perspective on Anakin turning to the dark side, for it would make more sense why the supposed “chosen one” was so easily tempted to do everything the Jedi Council said not to do. He couldn’t help it. His father was one with the dark side!

All in all, Snoke needed more justice and I would love to see his story revamped.

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Looking Back on ‘5 Things I Would Love To See in ‘The Last Jedi’

Last August I wrote a post detailing 5 things I would love to see in The Last Jedi and to my great surprise everything I wanted to happen actually happened! So here’s a look back at that post I wrote nearly a year ago. Enjoy!

1. Luke and Leia Reunion

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(Last year): Luke and Leia haven’t seen each other for a very, very long time. I think not only would it be a great moment, story-wise but to see Luke and Leia together again after all of these years would not only be beautiful but would also probably be one of my favorite moments of the movie. I’m pretty sure it would be very emotional too. Woo, I can just imagine my tears flowing already.

Well, sure enough they did reunite in the actual movie and yes, my tears definitely flowed at this emotional reunion. I wanted to see the brother and sister together one last time and I’m so glad Rian Johnson provided us this beautiful scene to watch for years to come.

2. The Backstory of Luke’s Academy Being Betrayed by Kylo Ren

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(Last year): Another one of the great mysteries that came out of ‘The Force Awakens’ was the mystery revolving around Kylo Ren and just exactly what happened with Luke Skywalker. Of course, we all know Ben Solo turned to the dark side and destroyed Luke’s Jedi Academy but just exactly how did that happen. In the teaser trailer, a clip is shown of undoubtedly Luke falling to his knees beside R2-D2 as he watches a building on fire. This has to be a scene depicting what happened during that terrible time.

The Last Jedi has a chance to put some of the mysteries that sprouted from The Force Awakens to rest and this one, I hope, will be one of them.

Yes, the mystery revolving around Ben Solo’s fall to the dark side was depicted in the movie but definitely not in the way that I expected. To find out that it was Luke who pushed young Ben over the edge to commit that terrible deed of destroying the temple is unfortunate indeed. Yay, I know what happened now.

3. Finn and Rey’s Reunion

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(Last year): Finn and Rey were a great team in The Force Awakens. They survived deadly adventures and both ended up playing huge roles in the fight against the First Order, but their paths at the end of film split due to Finn’s injury and her destiny to find Luke. Now, in The Last Jedi, from what I’ve gleaned so far, Rey is, of course, training to become a Jedi on the remote world of Ach-To while Finn will be on adventures with the Resistance. But according to Rey at the end of The Force Awakens, they will see each other again and I’m hoping they’ll reunite sometime in The Last Jedi. When they do reunite I’m sure that’ll also be one of my favorite moments of the movie.

It took until the final minutes of The Last Jedi for Finn and Rey to finally reunite again and when they did it actually did become one of my favorite scenes in the movie. Not only does it make me teary nearly every time I watch it but it’s just so nice seeing them together after being apart for so long. It’s simply a heartwarming moment between two of my favorite Star Wars characters. I can’t wait to see them together again in Episode IX.

4. The Mystery Surrounding Rey Somewhat Revealed

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(Last year): I don’t need a complete explanation of who Rey’s parents are. I just want at least a hint. If ‘The Last Jedi’ ended without so much as a reference to her parentage or some sort of closure about that topic the wait for the ninth Star Wars will be just as agonizing as waiting for ‘The Last Jedi’ is. I mean, it would just be unnecessarily cruel considering that LucasFilm knows all of us fans want to know who her parents are so we can stop wondering who she is and just exactly why she’s so important.

Well, Lucasfilm didn’t break out hearts and actually answered our nagging questions about Rey’s parentage…or did they? Only time will tell but as it stands Rey is a nobody whose parents are dead in Jakku (which I don’t think is the final answer to that burning question of ours but who knows.)

5. Kylo Ren and Leia’s Not-So-Happy Reunion

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(Last year): If Leia sees her son again it is not going to be pretty. I’m really hoping they do manage to come face to face in ‘The Last Jedi’ because I know, for a fact, that that will be a crucial moment in the movie, much like in ‘The Force Awakens’ when Kylo Ren confronted Han Solo. Hopefully, it won’t have the same outcome though.

The reason why that would be such a riveting scene is the conversation between them would undoubtedly be fascinating. Would she scald him for the evil he has committed and his willingness to follow the dark path? Will she be, in some way, glad to see her son after not seeing him for so long? Will he be angry when he sees her or will he be ashamed? I know he hated Han, that much was obvious, but I don’t know how he feels about his mother. Will they fight?! Two force wielders in an epic battle, mother, and son. That would be awesome. Oh, there are so many implications of awesomeness if they do meet in ‘The Last Jedi’. I’m just really hoping that it won’t have a devastating outcome, for either of them.

So…they did have a reunion but it was nothing like I had imagined it being, as you can see from this post last year. Leia would end up using the Force but not in a fight against Kylo Ren and there wouldn’t actually be any words between them but the brief reunion between mother and son was definitely one of the best moments in The Last Jedi.

Every once in a while I like to look back at posts I wrote describing a movie before I’ve seen it and this was just so interesting to see that all of these points I wanted to see actually did come to fruition. That’s awesome. And while each topic I wanted The Last Jedi to broach didn’t happen in the way that I could’ve imagined it’s cool to know that the movie did prevail at hitting all of these fascinating points.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as I did and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.

My Favorite New Episodes of ‘Forces of Destiny’

When Disney announced that they were making new animated shorts featuring some of Star Wars‘ most prominent characters I was totally on board. Since then there have been over two dozen of these fascinating shorts and now, with a Season 2, Forces of Destiny is bringing new incredible characters and providing them tantalizing backstory that is undoubtedly a blast to watch. So, here are the latest batch of new episodes that happen to be my favorite. Enjoy!

Porg Problems

Porgs are really cute and so it’s no surprise to see that this was one of my favorite episodes so far in Forces of Destiny. We get to see Rey learning how to use the Force, which is always awesome, and then her interaction with the Porgs is downright one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen from the delightful little furballs. I love Porgs! 🙂

Bounty Hunted

I liked this episode because not only do we get an exciting interaction between Princess Leia and Maz Kanata but we also get to see how Leia obtained the bounty hunter disguise that she used to save Han from the vile clutches of Jabba the Hutt. Leia is in full awesome mode in this animated short and I loved it.

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What’s Next for Finn?

Finn has become undoubtedly one of the greatest and most recognizable characters in Star Wars and after having a rather adventurous time in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi the last leg of his journey is drawing closer and so I’m going to create a theory of where he should be the next time we see him. Enjoy!

Finn Is a Bona Fide Resistance Hero Now…So What’s Next?

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When we saw Finn again after the horror of what happened to him in The Force Awakens he was definitely ready to jet to the farthest star system away from both the First Order and the Resistance. He had just come out of a coma and was healed to a point thanks to his bacta suit and had only woken to a situation worse than he had left after nearly getting killed by Kylo Ren. But throughout the film he starts to realize what it means to be a Resistance fighter and the people, like the children in Canto Bight, that he could save. Long story short, he decided to stay with the Resistance and fight the First Order head on and no longer run away from the tyrannical organization. But if you noticed, in the last forty minutes of The Last Jedi his heroic side sprang forth tenfold and that leads me to this next segment.

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If Finn is such a Resistance hero by the end of The Last Jedi then that means when next we see him he’ll undoubtedly have gained a rank. I think in Episode IX we should see Finn as Captain Finn. Not only would be that symbolistic of his two movie long feud with Captain Phasma and kind of fitting that he would rise to the same rank but it would also be very awesome to see him in a position of leadership like that. It’ll really show how far his character has come and I think it would be very cool to see.

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Another thing that would be super awesome to introduce to his character is for him to try to recruit First Order defects and this is why I say this. In a deleted scene for The Last Jedi we see Finn in a confrontation with his rival, Captain Phasma. As he is surrounded by stormtroopers waiting for Phasma’s command to end him he tells them of Phasma’s traitorous actions when she sold out the First Order to save her own skin in The Force Awakens. In that moment the stormtroopers hesitated and you could visibly see them questioning their loyalty to Phasma.

Of course, because Phasma is awesome she killed the stormtroopers within seconds but Finn could easily leave more seeds. What if he could find other people like him in the First Order that are questioning their reason to stay in the First Order and he can recruit those teetering individuals? That would be SO COOL! It would also give an interesting story line to Star Wars that hasn’t been seen before and that’s always an important thing for this franchise. When so many fans and viewers are wanting new stories to get commited to with these movies you definitely need to bring a new direction that people wouldn’t see coming and I think this would undoubtedly be a plus to Finn’s story.

Of course these are just theories and none of it might come true but if some of it is correct I will totally be surprised and thrilled. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a glorious day.

The Four Best Deleted Scenes of ‘The Last Jedi’

Yesterday I got the Blu-Ray for The Last Jedi and immediately proceeded to watch the fourteen deleted scenes that came with it. While they were all enjoyable four of the deleted scenes really stood out to me and I’m here to share them with you. Enjoy!

Rey Goes to “Save” The Caretakers

Thanks to The Last Jedi novel I already knew about this scene where Rey goes to save the Caretakers from “raiders” seeking to plunder the Caretakers’ village but seeing it in motion was really enjoyable. It showcased Rey in a different light than her other scenes in the movie because she was at her most, I’d say, heroic but it was also startling to witness because she was also very much enthralled with the dark side during this scene. I mean she was so angry and that anger fueled her strength during this part.

I wonder if this is a kind of precursor to a fault she might face in Episode IX. She is very protective of the people she loves or cares about and what if she was faced with a choice; turn to the dark side and save your friends or remain with the light and lose them. I have a feeling she wouldn’t hesitate to turn to the dark side if it meant the survival of her friends. Uh-oh.

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Finn’s Greatest Moments

The Force Awakens is one of my favorite Star Wars movies because it introduced some truly fantastic characters; Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley’s Rey, Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron, and John Boyega’s Finn. Finn was such a lovable character. He was adorable, sweet, kind, heroic, and he was different than other major Star Wars characters that came before him considering that he was the first stormtrooper who went good. In The Last Jedi he was even more heroic and that makes me even more excited for his involvement in Episode IX. So today on this segment of Greatest Moments I’m sharing with you all of my favorite moments from Finn. Enjoy!

1. Defecting

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FN-2187 could’ve easily been like every other First Order stormtrooper, a mindless human robot who follows any order, atrocious or not, but he decided to be different, he decided to do what is right, and as he was given the order to slaughter all of those helpless Jakku civilains he didn’t. He lowered his gun despite knowing that he could’ve easily gotten shot right there on the spot and that takes a lot of bravery.

2. Saving Poe

This was another incredibly brave plan off of Finn’s behalf. He was within hours, maybe minutes, of getting his mind wiped and transformed back into the mindless murderer that the constant story of the stormtrooper is but he came up with the brilliant escape plan to save the Resistance pilot, Poe, hijack a TIE fighter, and get away from the evil First Order as quickly as possibly. Of course, the plan didn’t exactly transpire as he would’ve liked but it was still an impressive attempt at desertion.

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So Here’s A Question: Is Finn Force-Sensitive or Not?

The Last Jedi had a lot of great character development for the characters new and old but there was one character who I felt got a little lost in the weeds and that is Finn.

One of the reasons why I didn’t like The Last Jedi after the first viewing was I felt that Rian Johnson took Finn, who was one of the most important characters in The Force Awakens, and placed him on the back burner to introduce a new heroine, Rose. After the second viewing of the movie I realized he actually had been given some development as Rian Johnson cemented his stance as a Resistance fighter rather than still remaining on the fence of his allegiances. But there’s still something about Finn’s story that has been lost in the creative process of there being two different writers between two movies and that is the topic of Finn’s Force-sensitivity.

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Stormtroopers have faced death and the loss of their comrades for decades (The Clone Wars series is full of this) but its never made a stormtrooper suddenly rethink his life and want to become a good person. So why did this happen to FN-2187? What’s so different about this stormtrooper? Simple. He has the Force and it awakened within him at that moment! It’s the only logical thing that makes sense. If you watch that scene and you hear the sound effects they use at that moment when he realizes the horror of his situation it’s kind of clear the subtle implications they were pushing of him having the Force. And then the fact that Kylo Ren sensed him also sends slight signals that Finn had dregs of the Force.

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