The Last Jedi was about as unconventional a Star Wars movie as you can get. Yes, it had lightsabers and Jedi, space battles and conversations of the Force, but Rian Johnson changed a lot about the way we view these movies. He took a more ethical approach to the entire story of Star Wars which led to a complex but satisfying sequel rather than just creating a fun action movie. One of those striking elements of the movie that he made his own happened to be the very first scene in The Last Jedi; the space battle.
Space battles have always been a huge staple of Star Wars. In fact, the first scene ever to appear in a Star Wars film involved a space battle! That’s how important they are. Every Star Wars movie that there has been has had at least one space battle in it and The Last Jedi was thankfully not an exception…but Rian Johnson made sure to put his own spin on it.
Continue reading The Originality of a Space Battle in ‘The Last Jedi’
Now that The Last Jedi is firmly in my rearview mirror my attention should, of course, reside solely on the upcoming young Solo movie but my heart can’t stop thinking about Episode IX and it looks like I’m not the only one because rumors for the movie’s various plotlines have begun to surface and I’m here to share with you all of the juicy details. And just to let you know, these rumors are reportedly from Colin Trevorrow’s script (the director who was fired) so it isn’t clear if any of his ideas will actually make it into the final product. It’s still interesting to read though. 🙂
Reader Discretion Advised! These rumors may prove to be major spoilers in Episode IX and so if you’d rather stay in the blue I advise to discontinue reading this NOW. I thank you for heeding my warning and I hope you enjoy!
(These rumors were previously seen on comicbookmovie.com.)
Five Years Have Passed
Apparently, Episode IX will follow ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’ by jumping ahead by a fairly significant period of time (five years in this case). Kylo Ren’s rule over The First Order is now viewed as being “benevolent” by the majority of the Galaxy and not only is the Resistance no longer being rooted for by regular folk but there are even those within it wondering why they’re still fighting.
Now this sounds super exciting and different than what we’ve seen in the past. The Empire was always looked at as a terrible blight on the galaxy and Snoke’s First Order was viewed the same way but to think that Kylo Ren has turned the tyrannical organization into a government that is loved by many through the galaxy sounds awesome!
Continue reading Rumors for ‘Episode IX’ Have Arrived and They Are Very…Interesting
Kylo Ren is my favorite character in this current Star Wars trilogy because he’s such an intriguingly complex character. In The Force Awakens he was a confused assassin who struggled between the pull of the light and the darkness. After killing Han Solo he supposedly cemented his stance as a pupil of the darkness but the terrible sacrifice only weakened him instead.
In The Last Jedi Rian Johnson humanized the “monster” that he was as he revealed the backstory to how Ben Solo became Kylo Ren. He turned the First Order commander into a victim rather than a crazed psychopath who just wanted to kill everything he once knew and loved. Kylo Ren is placed in a different light as he experiences this strange bond between him and Rey and we see him as a human being who just wanted some love and companionship for crying out loud. He killed Snoke for the opportunity to make a new galactic order with Rey but of course she didn’t go along with his plan and Kylo Ren became his same old bitter, angry self again.
Long story short, he had a showdown with Luke, he lost the confrontation miserably, missed his chance to wipe out the last of the Resistance due to the mirage Luke distraction, and vowed to destroy Rey. So when we see the young Ren again what will he be up to? He’s now the Supreme Leader but he can prove to be a powerful leader or will his anger issues get in the way and ultimately become his downfall? These are some of the topics that I will discuss as I theorize what should happen next for Kylo Ren. Enjoy!
Continue reading What’s Next for Kylo Ren?
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?
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.
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.
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.