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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * SPOILER THREAD *
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7-Sep-2019, 5:20 PM

Apologies for derailing the thread with my comment on the fandom response to TLJ.

I think ROTJ and TROS will feel very different. By ROTJ, Lucas was tired of making Star Wars and wanted to wrap everything into a neat little bow and be done. Hence why it feels (to me at least) less like a proper follow-up and more like a quick happy conclusion. It is still a great movie (my 4th favorite) but not on par with what came before. They probably could have drawn out the plotlines set up by Empire, with a third film all about saving Han and the fourth film dealing with Vader, with further films involving Luke’s twin.

TROS, on the other hand, feels like its finally getting in the new direction that RJ wanted when he killed off Snoke. In a way, it feels like the inverse of the OT, where TFA and TLJ were all about following the formula and later subverting it, TROS is finally telling a new story.