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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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The Ten Most Awesome Women of ‘Star Wars’

When a Star Wars movie comes out one thing is inevitable; it’s time to update my Ranking series and with Solo introducing so many new and fantastic heroines to the Star Wars universe this list was destined to be upgraded. Enjoy my newest edition of The Ten Most Awesome Women of ‘Star Wars.

10. Val

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Val, the no-nonsense sharpshooter.

I was honestly surprised at how temporary Val’s involvement in Solo was but her participation in the movie was very awesome indeed. I would love to see her return in either a novel or one the animated shorts from Forces of Destiny.

9. Rose Tico

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Rose, a mechanic, a rebel fighter, and a history maker.

This new age of Star Wars is not only cranking out fantastically enjoyable films but it has also become one of the most diverse franchises in Hollywood with women of color frequently being added to the Star Wars roster and I couldn’t be happier.

Rose is a wonderful addition to the Star Wars universe and I can’t wait to see her return in Episode IX to go on some more magical adventures.

8. L3-37

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L3-37, the first ‘Star Wars’ diva, is a droid. Lol.

Star Wars has been full of droids but it took until now for a major female droid to join the robot party and she definitely her placed her stamp on the Star Wars universe with her fierce attitude. She was one of the most no-nonsense ladies I have ever seen and really made me smile a number of times. Seeing her lead a droid rebellion was one of the coolest, funniest, and most awesome moments I have ever seen in Star Wars and only shows me that there is so much room for creativity in the Star Wars universe.

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How Women Have Become the New Forces of ‘Star Wars’

I have loved Star Wars since I was a little girl during the days when the only woman I could look up to in a Star Wars film was Queen/Senator Padme Amidala, a woman who was reduced from being a no-nonsense leader to a sappy, damsel-in-distress who was utilized into the films only to further Anakin’s fall to the dark side. When I finally saw the original trilogy it was like a breath of fresh air meeting Princess Leia’s fiery, strong-willed character that didn’t even let intimidating villains such as Darth Vader make her bat an eye. But I was still in a dilemma. Here were these six films that had countless major male characters and only one main woman in each trilogy. It was such a bad disparity that in the Family Guy special of Return of the Jedi they joked that the only women in the galaxy was Leia and Mon Mothma.

Disney has since fixed that problem by adding more and more strong female characters of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities in their various films, tv shows, and games. So today I’m going to share the list of all of the incredible women that have become the new forces driving this incredible franchise forward for a new generation of Star Wars fans. Enjoy!

Rey

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When Disney created this new trilogy that would kickstart a brand new dawn for Star Wars they could’ve easily placed a man at the helm like the two previous trilogies but they decided to go a different route and make Rey the new face of Star Wars. The thought of a woman being the new Luke was the last thing in my mind so imagine my surprise when I watched The Force Awakens for the first time and I found out Rey was the one who was going to be destined to be the next new hope. I couldn’t have been happier! My jaw practically dropped when she Force pulled Luke’s lightsaber out of the ground, ignited it, and stood ready to fight Kylo Ren like a Jedi.

When the movie ended with her finding Luke Skywalker on that cliff and the film insinuating that the legendary master would be the one to train her to become a Jedi I was legitimately overwhelmed with happiness.

Since then she has only grown stronger with the Force and has cemented herself even further as the new hope of the galaxy because she is officially now the last Jedi. When we see her again in Episode IX her journey, I’m sure, will lead to a rather satisfying ending that’ll be worthy of her awesomeness. 🙂

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What’s Next for Rose?

Rian Johnson introduced a new major character to this current trilogy in the form of Rose, a Resistance mechanic who gets swept on an incredible adventure with Finn through the galaxy to stop the First Order. Rose was special for a couple of reasons. First of all, she was another strong woman that was being introduced to the Star Wars universe and that is always exciting. And secondly, she was the first major female Asian character to ever appear in a Star Wars movie and that was yet another boundary the Star Wars franchise had crossed. Awesome! But what now? After the events of The Last Jedi what should happen to her and where should her story go? That’s what I’m about to theorize and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Rose Was Just A Mechanic But Now She Is A Resistance Fighter. What Next?

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Rose had a tragic beginning to her story. She had just lost her best friend, her older sister, Paige, and she was an emotional wreck but she was able to find something worth caring about again in Finn. Finn, to her, was a shining light that portrayed what the Resistance was all about and she couldn’t help but look up to him but when she found out he was a fraud, of sorts, she couldn’t believe it. As she spent time with him she realized how kind of a person Finn truly was and her caring for him started to take a romantic turn. Long story short, she fought with the Resistance, nearly killed herself to save Finn’s life, and she told the ex-stormtrooper that she loved him. When we see her again in Episode IX what will she be up to? Well, that’s what I’m going to explain in this next segment.

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Rose was a Resistance fighter at the end of The Last Jedi but when we see Rose again I think J.J Abrams should keep her as a mechanic but she should undoubtedly be a lead mechanic. I would love to see Rose create some fascinating new upgrades to the X-Wings, the Fleet, and the Resistance soldiers’ weapons and gear that could help the Resistance in their fight against the First Order. That would be a great use of her character and could make her a very important character to this last movie.

I mean, what if she could make something, a weapon or some sort of device, that was so powerful that the First Order would be deathly afraid of it like the Rebellion used to react when they heard of the first Death Star? Not only would that be something that hasn’t happened before in Star Wars but it would also truly incorporate that mechanical aspect of hers. If we turn her into a plain Resistance fighter like everyone else she won’t be any different than Finn or Poe but if she’s the one who’s behind-the-scenes making mechanical upgrades that could help the Resistance in their fight against the First Order that would be pretty incredible.

Of course, she’ll still have a compelling story as she delves into her feelings with Finn and tries to defeat the First Order for her deceased sister, Rose, but I feel that that would be the most imaginative way to use her character.

I thank you for reading this theory and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force Be With You.

Rose’s Greatest Moments

The Last Jedi introduced three new characters and Rose, of course, was one of them. One of the things that I liked the most about her was her unconventionality. She was a background character who was forced into the forefront, an interesting concept that made her character different than other heroines before her. And of course there’s the fact that she’s the first major Asian female character in Star Wars so that’s always awesome as well. But there were also elements to her story that made her really shine in the movie and I’m here to share with you those favorite Rose moments.

1. Meeting Finn

This is one of my favorite first interactions between two characters out of all of the Star Wars movies because it is so enjoyable and fun to watch. Seeing Rose gush over Finn is sooo cute. And then when she realizes that Finn’s trying to jump ship it’s so hilarious, and awesome, seeing her stun him with that stun prod. Not only is it one of my favorite scenes in The Last Jedi but it was the perfect introduction to her character in the movie.

2. Escaping Canto Bight

This is one of the most magical scenes in The Last Jedi for me (maybe it’s the music, I don’t know) and it’s undoubtedly one of Rose’s greatest moments. She came up with the genius plan to escape Canto Bight amidst the stampeding Fathiers and that was a great idea. This scene highlighted her ability to think on her feet and it’s just an awesome part. It’s also sweet seeing her release the matriarch Fathier into the night. Her compassion is part of her strength and it’s why she’s such a lovable character.

3. Facing Phasma

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Rose evolved throughout this movie in huge ways. At the beginning of the film she was a mechanic who wasn’t even close to the conversation of the higher echelons of the Resistance because she was always, in her words, “Behind pipes all day.” By this point in the movie the timidity that she might’ve once had was gone and she was very brave at this scene. Not only was she not afraid of the First Order but she wasn’t afraid of Phasma when she had to face her either. In fact, she shot at her multiple times, to no avail of course, but it shows how she grows from being an unknown Resistance mechanic to a Resistance fighter. Continue reading Rose’s Greatest Moments

‘The Last Jedi’ At Home

Yes, I can say it! I own The Last Jedi! Woo! I’ve been waiting for this day to come because I had only seen The Last Jedi twice in theaters and that meant there was a lot of the movie I didn’t remember that I wanted to revisit. After watching The Force Awakens it was nearly halfway through 12 midnight on early Tuesday morning when my sister and I watched The Last Jedi and after watching it I was stunned! The movie was incredible!!!!

I was skeptical, if I’m being honest. The last time I watched The Last Jedi was in IMAX and I didn’t know if seeing the movie at home on a regular television with normal sound was going to be enjoyable or not. Well, it is and I’m so excited about it. So today I’m going to share with you the positives and negatives of The Last Jedi after having seen it five times now (I watched this movie three times in one day because I’m that much of a Star Wars fanatic. *sheepish grin*) Enjoy!

The Negatives

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The great thing about The Last Jedi is there aren’t a whole lot of negatives that come with this movie. The biggest flaw this movie has is its CGI. There aren’t a lot of moments when the CGI looks particularly awful but the way Poe looks in the cockpit of his X-Wing during the beginning battle of the movie is pretty fake looking. It’s actually the worst cockpit shots I’ve ever seen in all of Star Wars but besides that the rest of the movie is beautifully CGi-d.

BB-8

There’s nothing particularly wrong with BB-8 in this movie but I did enjoy him more in The Force Awakens. There was just something incredibly adorable and innocent about BB-8 in Episode VII and in The Last Jedi it was like as if he gained this sudden change of attitude that he didn’t have before. He was much spunkier, I’d say, in The Last Jedi and that sometimes was borderline annoying. But I still love BB-8 and I hope J.J Abrams returns him to being the cute droid that he once was.

Rose Tico

I love Rose…a lot. So why is she part of the negatives of The Last Jedi you might ask? Well, here’s your answer. In The Last Jedi novel she had an attitude. For the most part she was either frustrated about something, annoyed at Finn, angry at Finn or whatever ridiculous situation they were, and just downright grumpy. I loved that about her! It gave more meaning to her story and it provided a depth to their relationship that made the part when she finally kissed Finn on Crait a very, very sweet cherry on top of the Finn/Rose sundae.

In the movie, however, that grumpy side of her that I had grown to love so much was nearly erased completely. She was always sweet and happy, she barely copped an attitude, and it was kind of disappointing. She could’ve been so much cooler but all of her personality was left on the drawing board! Hopefully J.J Abrams brings that agitated personality that made her so awesome in the first place to Episode IX because then she will legitimately become one of my favorite Star Wars characters.

The Positives

Those Force connections between Kylo Ren and Rey are clearly some of the most exciting scenes I’ve ever seen in Star Wars. Not only is the idea of them being able to talk to each other across galaxies ridiculously cool but the conversations they have every time are so riveting. So yeah, that’s a serious positive to the movie.

Well of course Luke is a positive to the movie! He brings such mystique and wonder to his various scenes and his interactions with Rey, Leia, and Kylo Ren are simply magnificent to behold. It’s also just awesome seeing a Star Wars movie containing Luke Skywalker in it again. Very cool indeed!

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From Snoke’s demise to the Holdo hyperspace maneuver and everything in between this sequence of the movie was downright EPIC!!!! I love this portion of the movie SO MUCH that it’s kind of, no, it actually is my favorite part of the The Last Jedi. But it’s not like the movie gets any worse after that because you’ve still got the awesome Crait battle and the Luke/Kylo Ren showdown. That’s a lot of awesomeness in the span of about forty minutes. The Last Jedi outdid themselves with the back half of this movie and I’m so happy about it.

Well, these have been the negatives and some of the positives (if I talked about all of the positives I’d be writing all day) from my recent viewings of The Last Jedi. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force Be With You.

 

 

 

 

I’ve Got ‘The Last Jedi’ Novel!

Woo, I’m so excited to officially own the novelization of The Last Jedi! I got it yesterday at my local Barnes & Noble and I can assure you, I’ve already read nearly half the book with my younger sister, and it is awesome!

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This is a beautiful book cover.

 

I love that the teaser poster is what graced the cover of this novel because it really speaks to the thematic element of the movie. When you read the novelization of the movie the story of Rey’s ascendance into becoming a Jedi becomes even clearer. I remember when I saw this poster for the first time I was interpreting the light from the lightsaber going between Luke and Kylo Ren’s faces and the colors changing from blue to white to red as a sign that Rey was going to turn to the Dark Side but that’s actually not the case. This poster is actually highlighting the evolution of Rey and her journey throughout the film and novel as she explores the possibilities of the light of the dark and what her place is in the universe as the galaxy’s new hope, like Luke was all of those decades ago. It’s kind of a really cool poster.

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I love The Last Jedi.

 

It’s also a few weeks until the Blu-Ray for The Last Jedi is available and I’m so glad I have this book to tie me over until then. It’s not only going to provide a better experience for me when I watch the movie because I’ll have a better understanding of the film and all of its many situations but it’s also exciting just seeing the title. I absolutely love this movie.

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The iconic words.

 

There’s nothing better than opening a Star Wars book and seeing those iconic words before you read the novel, A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Utter magic, even in a book. It just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Even though I haven’t finished the book yet it’s already exciting reading all of the scenes, extra and original, in a more detailed fashion. I’d say my favorite portion of the book so far are the Resistance scenes. In the movie the Rey/Luke scenes are undoubtedly riveting but on the other side of the galaxy you have this desperate situation going on with the Resistance and it’s exciting to see those scenes in a greater light. I’m especially loving the interactions between Finn and Rose. The two are magnetic, in a they-have-things-in-common sort of way, but when you read the book you realize Rose wasn’t very fond of Finn at first. In fact, he got on her nerves at most times. But the longer they’re together his adorable personality begins to rub off on her and you can see her fondness for him growing gradually. It’s actually rather sweet.

I also love Poe’s story in novelization form. He’s a pilot, his brain is hardwired to oblivion, all he can think about is his X-Wing and blowing stuff up, so when he’s forced to sit around and not do anything you can literally sense his agitation at all times. He’s literally about to combust and you can feel that heavily through the pages. It’s utterly fascinating. His relationship with Leia is also really sweet. To him she’s like another mother and he loves her for everything that she is. It’s kind of sad to think that in Episode IX he won’t have her to consult with anymore. 😦

All in all, this book is already perfect and I’m excited to read the rest of it today…because my sister and I are definitely finishing it today. If you haven’t gotten this book yet I highly recommend that you do. It not only sheds a greater light on the movie but it’s just fun to read. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force Be With You.