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Info Wanted: Rogue One differences from Theatrical Cut? — Page 2

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Ryan-SWI said:

Tack said:

Jesta’ said:

(J J and his anti prequel boner)

Bullshit!

You tell me how it makes sense for a second that she’d have that flag in her possession. And don’t try and justify it with some other piece of media explaining the flag’s origin. In the context of the film, it’s Anakin’s flag and nothing else. I think it’s a change that makes sense.

…You mean like trying to justify how she randomly has Anakin’s lightsaber after it fell out of a vent shaft into a gas planet some 30-odd years prior?

At least Anakin’s flag still being around is plausible.

We didn’t see what happened to the saber or Luke’s hand, only to Luke himself. Last we saw it, it was still in Cloud City, not falling toward the planet below. We don’t know what may have gotten in its way to prevent it being ejected with the rest of the trash.

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yotsuya said:

Ryan-SWI said:

Tack said:

Jesta’ said:

(J J and his anti prequel boner)

Bullshit!

You tell me how it makes sense for a second that she’d have that flag in her possession. And don’t try and justify it with some other piece of media explaining the flag’s origin. In the context of the film, it’s Anakin’s flag and nothing else. I think it’s a change that makes sense.

…You mean like trying to justify how she randomly has Anakin’s lightsaber after it fell out of a vent shaft into a gas planet some 30-odd years prior?

At least Anakin’s flag still being around is plausible.

We didn’t see what happened to the saber or Luke’s hand, only to Luke himself. Last we saw it, it was still in Cloud City, not falling toward the planet below. We don’t know what may have gotten in its way to prevent it being ejected with the rest of the trash.

A similar argument can be used as to why she’d have the flag. My point was that “it doesn’t make sense it’d be there” is a flawed argument when glossing over the lightsaber at the same time, which I’d argue is considerably more significant.

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The thing is that the lightsaber is actually important and the flag is not. It makes sense that Maz was looking for the lightsaber and actively tried to get it. It doesn’t make sense that she purchased Anakin’s old podracing flag; and it being there by pure chance seems to be too much of a coincidence.

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If you put the two together it makes sense. She is force sensitive but no Jedi caliber. Someone like that might be eccentric enough to collect things related to the Jedi. A flag from Anakin’s childhood, his light saber lost (but somehow found) on Bespin. Such things are collectible items in the real world so I can see having a character acquire such thing in the Star Wars world. I don’t think Maz having these things is random. And she knows Han so she probably got him to give her all the details he knew about the Skywalkers. And when you read a fair amount of history, some things like this really do happen. So putting it in a work of fiction does not stretch credibility. If you think it does you don’t have much of an imagination.