It was interesting and enjoyable to step into a virtual theater and let it play out in my mind’s eye. It’s not amazing, but it’s much more coherent and sensible than what we got in TROS.
It’s easy to see what they borrowed from this script. Thing is… all those borrowed items make sense here, but don’t there.
As a Luke fan, his role (and direction!) in TROS feels even more disappointing when compared to this.
So, in this script, the First Order seems to be able to destroy a planet using a star destroyer (albeit maybe a special one?). So that’s pretty weird.
Hux childishly trying to use the Force to move things while Kylo walks in would have been very Spaceballs.
Luke’s comments about the dark side leaving Kylo hollow is 1000% the right message to carry forward from TLJ, and the literal empty well at the climax is a lovely picture.
Finn feels like a valid character by the end. Weird.
This script obviously needed Carrie Fischer, and so comparing it to TROS directly isn’t fair when it comes to Leia. This script has much more of an apparent time jump from TLJ, and I bet TROS has a much shorter one due to shackling themselves to footage for Leia from TFA.
It’s too bad we won’t ever get to know how Trevorrow would have directed this. Disney should have pushed this movie back a year. They could have cited Carrie’s passing, and we all would have understood. Don’t cite business reasons why they didn’t want to; their reward for that is on a spreadsheet somewhere, whereas the artpiece in question must bear the scars. I’m not an investor, so I’ll obstinately insist on artistic integrity for all the good that will do.
Jeez, I’m rambling.
Initiating self-destruct countdown…