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The Originality of a Space Battle in ‘The Last Jedi’

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.

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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.

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Rumors for ‘Episode IX’ Have Arrived and They Are Very…Interesting

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

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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!

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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.

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.

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

Admiral Holdo’s Greatest Moments

The Last Jedi introduced three new characters and Amilyn Holdo, who was one of them, has become one of my favorite new additions to the Star Wars universe. First of all, I already loved Laura Dern for her role in the iconic Jurassic Park so to find out she was going to be in a Star Wars movie was exciting enough as it is. Then I saw her character and I was immediately interested in this new, pink-haired (the first pink haired character in Star Wars I might add) admiral of the Resistance but I had no idea she would have as large a role as she did and that was even more exciting to discover.

A lot of people didn’t like the Resistance admiral but, I for one, loved her. I loved that she was dressed differently, I loved her pink hair, I loved her toughness and her authoritative attitude, and I loved how simply awesome she was. So today I’m going to share with you the Greatest Moments of Admiral Holdo. Enjoy!

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The Defining Moments of Poe

I love Poe Dameron. I’ve loved him since he appeared in The Force Awakens. He was funny, the greatest pilot that I had ever seen, and he emitted the heroism of the Resistance. That’s why today on The Defining Moments I’m going to talk about Poe’s journey from being simply a hotshot pilot that everyone loves to becoming the responsible leader that he is by the end of The Last Jedi. Enjoy!

1. Attacking Kylo Ren

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Poe was the first new major character we were introduced to in The Force Awakens and I was immediately drawn in into him by his instant charisma. He was obviously a hero and I wanted to see him get away when the scary First Order appeared.

The character of Poe Dameron was immediately revealed after Kylo Ren murdered Lor San Tekka. He could’ve remained behind the dune he was hiding behind and just watch the terrible proceedings but he is a Resistance hero for a reason. He fearlessly stepped out from his hiding place in an attempt to kill Kylo Ren and even when he was captured he didn’t act afraid. He instead mocked Kylo Ren’s mask. Ha! That’s a dude I can get behind.

I didn’t even need to know Poe’s back story to know I was already a Poe fan simply from his incredible introduction.

2. Naming FN-2187

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Poe was not expecting to get rescued, not in the slightest, and he definitely wasn’t expecting to be rescued by one of the First Order’s stormtroopers! FN-2187’s bravery really inspired Poe and he knew he had found an immediate friend.

When they introduced themselves in the Tie Fighter’s cockpit as they were trying to escape he was obviously shocked to hear the human being behind him with the name of a droid. It showed the heartlessness of the First Order and the brutality of their stern regime as they turned real people into mindless followers without human names. He wasn’t going to treat his newfound friend in such a disrespectful fashion and so he gave him a name.

This shows another side of the dashing hero; his benevolence. He’s not just a fantastic pilot, he’s also a kind, caring person and the fact that he refused to call the stormtrooper by his robotic title is a beautiful thing to see.

3. Destroying StarKiller Base

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Poe, clearly, is a wonderful pilot and it’s no surprise that he was able to single-handedly destroy the StarKiller Base after Finn, Rey, and Han and Chewbacca helped blow up the Oscillator. This was yet another a defining moment of his heroics and it reiterated, once again, how great of a pilot he really is.

4. Attacking the Dreadnought

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Poe was established as a piloting phenom in The Force Awakens and so it was no surprise to see him back at his heroic ways at the very beginning of The Last Jedi. I mean he took on a Star Destroyer as a diversion so the Resistance Bombers could get in position to destroy the Dreadnought!

This was a defining moment for Poe because the movie diverted away from highlighting him as a hero and showed the recklessness of his disobedient actions. He was so intent on destroying the Dreadnought that he got dozens of Resistance fighters killed when they could’ve lived to fight another day. It showed that, while he is a great pilot, he isn’t a responsible leader and that’s much more important if you have the position of Commander in a war.

5. Demotion

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Poe thought his mission to destroy the Dreadnought was a success but it obviously wasn’t and General Leia made sure of letting him know that as she slapped him and demoted him to Captain, and for good reason. Was he concerned about his comrade’s deaths? No, he was reveling in the fact that he destroyed a First Order Mega Star Destroyer because it’s all about him and he completely lost sight of all of the damage that he had done. Who knew he had such a gigantic ego?

This was a turning point for him because he thought his heroics were going to get celebrated and instead he was punished for disobeying a superior’s direct order and causing people to get killed for no particular reason other than his fame. It revealed to him that maybe his heroics weren’t always the solution to defeating the First Order.

6. Taking New Leadership

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Poe trusted Leia wholeheartedly. I mean she treated him like a son. When she barely survived an attack by the First Order the Resistance needed a new leader and at that moment Poe just knew he was going to be the one standing in for Leia but, of course, he didn’t and had to remain under someone’s command, only this time it was a person he didn’t trust in the slightest.

Poe is a headstrong man who sees war in a front lines vision. He’s not a strategist, he’s a fighter, and so when he was forced to sit down and follow someone with a strategic plan to evade the First Order rather than tackle them head on like he would he was furious. He just knew Holdo was going to doom the Resistance to utter ruin.

I love Poe for his heroism but The Last Jedi showed that heroics weren’t going to win the day anymore against a force as crafty and mighty as the First Order.

7. Witnessing Holdo’s Plan

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Poe was determined to rescue the Resistance single-handedly because he always has to be the hero in a situation but this time he wasn’t the hero. He was just an out-of-line, insubordinate, Resistance officer with a disillusioned vision of himself and his importance to the organization. That’s why Leia stunned him. Because he was out of line and needed to be taught a lesson.

As he sat in the escape pods and watched as the First Order still hounded the Resistance craft that Holdo was piloting he realized the genius of her plan. She was acting as a diversion while the rest of the Resistance would end up safely landing on Crait. At that moment he realized that sometimes foolhardy, brash plans like the one he was trying to concoct weren’t the right choices to make and that, at times, you have to know when to retreat if you’re fighting in a war.

It was because of Holdo’s brave sacrifice that he realized he needed to become a better leader and I believe this is the defining moment that transformed Captain Poe Dameron.

8. Retreat!

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Poe was reassigned the role of Commander as he led the Resistance against the First Order on Crait but unlike at the beginning of The Last Jedi when he saw the situation turning south he immediately called for his fighters to retreat. This is a big change for Poe after his earlier actions got dozens of people who didn’t have to be killed. It showed that he had matured as a leader and that the old, reckless Poe was no more.

9. Poe, the Future General

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At this point in The Last Jedi Poe is no longer taking orders but instead is giving the orders, with Leia’s approval of course. This shows how Rian Johnson slowly transformed him from being just a fabulous pilot to the smart, intelligent leader that Leia wanted him to be. With Carrie Fisher’s unexpected death at the end of 2016 the story can no longer involve her and that means I am pretty certain that we’ll see Poe as the new General of the Resistance by the time of Episode IX and the end of The Last Jedi sets that up perfectly.

He understands, after Luke’s diversion, that he must help sustain the spark that is the Resistance and that means sometimes running away when it is necessary. His story in The Last Jedi was seeing if he could handle his leadership skills being put to the test and I’m glad he passed with flying colors.

Who knows how his story will end in Episode IX but I know it will be beautiful.

I thank you for reading today’s segment of The Defining Moments and I hope you have a gorgeous day. May the Force Be With You.