TV’s Frink said:
Because everyone on this forum loves RedLetterMedia so much:
Not sure if serious.
My reaction to captainsolo’s review.
Actually, it was very well put.
amazing, every single word you just said is wrong
Cute, but nah.
TLJ dared to be new and unexpected and people hated it.
I reject this notion that TLJ “dared to be new”. It’s pretty frustrating seeing that posted everywhere. It’s doing the same damn thing all over again, just with different characters and in a slightly different order.
No. TLJ has plot twists galore. The main thing about the film is you think you know what’s going to happen but then it doesn’t. And that’s why it’s great.
You think Snoke is going to be the next Palpatine (ie. big bad who dies at the end of the third film), but he’s not.
You think Luke is going to mentor Rey but he doesn’t.
You think Leia is dead but she’s not.
You think someone or something on the Light Side is connecting Rey and Ren, but it’s Snoke, but it’s again not really.
You think Finn is going to destroy the tracker but he doesn’t and gets caught. You think there’s no way out except then BB-8 shows up in a chicken walker after you forgot he was even there.
You think Poe is going to save the cruiser but he doesn’t.
You think it’s the Vice Admiral coming through the door but it isn’t.
You think Luke is on the planet fighting Ren but he’s not.
You think Ren is going to kill Rey but he doesn’t—he does exactly what Vader wanted to do in ESB but couldn’t.
It’s the best thing about the film. It keeps throwing curve balls.
Oh, and that business about Rey’s family being nobodies from nowheresville, Ren told her that, so there is no guarantee that he was not lying. But even if he wasn’t, I like the idea that not the whole of the The Force hinges directly on descendants of the House of Skywalker (as many people speculated that she was a daughter of Luke or Leia). As has been pointed out, many fans are now trying to speculate who “broom boy” at the end’s parents might be, when the point was that the Light Side would still continue with or without the Jedi Order, and in people whom you don’t expect.
I see this as the movie trolling us: it makes you go “oh man they’re literally remaking the OT beat by beat” and then BAM Kylo kills Snoke and we enter the what if reality where Vader, or in this case, Kylo kills the Emperor, or in this case Snoke.
To me it looks like they retold the OT in 1.5 movie and now we’re getting the new stuff. IX Will theoretically be super different but what’s JJ going to do? Kylo kills Rey and Kylo wins? What are the odds? And they’re not turning him into a good guy because Lucas did that in 1983 and it would be seen as a ripoff.
It looks like JJ has no way out - they’ll have to put a Battle of Endor lookalike to destroy the bad guys and make Rey go up vs. Kylo and kill him.