TV’s Frink said:
I’ve noticed that many here dislike the fact that TLJ pretty much disregards the set-up of TFA
I don’t really understand how people say it does though.
This was one of my initial complaints with the film, and I still standby it to some degree.
TFA ends with Luke Skywalker, eyes watery and reluctant, an ending that compelled me to continue watching the new films. Yet in TLJ, he simply looks annoyed. That whole emotional ending is essentially “mocked” by Johnson. I really didn’t mind Luke throwing the lightsaber, but I would’ve preferred it had he done so under a different purpose – if that makes sense.
That being said, it’s a good film, even though I disagree with many of the decisions it makes.
Read the ending of the Force Awakens in the script:
"And she holds it out to him. An offer. A plea. The galaxy’s
HOLD ON LUKE SKYWALKER’S INCREDIBLE FACE, amazed and
conflicted at what he sees, as our MUSIC BUILDS, the promise
of an adventure, just beginning…"
I think it’s obvious that JJ had a different vision of what would happen with Luke than Rian. JJ even wanted floating boulders around Luke to show the force radiating from him.
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