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Post #1348734

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TK-422
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The Usual Sequel Trilogy Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Date created
24-May-2020, 12:50 PM
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24-May-2020, 12:52 PM
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TK-422
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I’ve seen this idea mentioned before, but I think the battle on Exegol could be restructured so that the big moment with Lando’s fleet arriving feels more impactful. Basically, aligning the scenes with Palps and Rey, and the space battle. So maybe Palps drains the life out of Rey and Ben, then when he blasts his lightning into the sky, Lando hasn’t shown up yet. We see Poe’s X-Wing switch off, and that’s the “all is lost” moment. Rey hearing the voices of previous Jedi is what turns the tide, as she faces Palpatine, stopping him blasting his lightning. Then, Lando shows up with the massive fleet. It’s not perfect, and I’m not entirely sure how you could hide the ships that wouldn’t have arrived yet at this point, but it could work. It would align the two plot threads emotionally, even if they have very little overlap plot-wise (Rey killing Palps doesn’t automatically win the space battle, Poe winning the space battle doesn’t automatically kill Palps). Anyway, I agree that the Samuel Kim track feels out of place, but I also think a better song could be used when the fleet shows up. It doesn’t have the weight it should, in my opinion. Maybe “Through the Flames” from Return of the Jedi, when the Falcon escapes the Death Star II? That may be too on the nose, and I know there’s mixed feelings about using music that’s been in major scenes of previous movies, but it fits emotionally.