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What were your "I called it" moments?

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What moments in Star Wars did you totally see coming?

The biggest one for me was Rey nobody, but I also had the idea of her taking on the Skywalker anyway adoptively. As much as I wanted Palpatine in the ST, I never thought they’d actually do it.

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Ditto on calling Rey being a nobody-whose-parents-literally-just-abandoned-her after TFA. Also kinda called Reylo after TLJ, but in retrospect it’s a not-so-good Disney trope which is unfortunate. Luke’s story… kinda. After the TLJ teaser it was clear where they were going with it, but already in TFA he had a telling face if that makes sense.

reylo?

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While I didn’t catch it on first viewing, after hearing about it so much, Reylo subtext in TLJ was very obvious on rewatch.

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That’s right, the idea is heavily teased, but they do sort of have a (definitive?) falling out at the end, or at least it could be taken that way (wasn’t, of course).

I remembered another one. People were saying that they sure hope that it gets explained where Luke’s blue lightsaber came from in TFA. I knew right away that they weren’t going to do that (in a movie), because it doesn’t matter. Another another one, the snoke theories were crazy after TFA. Plagueis was one of the most popular ones, and I thought there was basically no way that would end up being the case.

reylo?

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I remember having predicted Starkiller Base to be a Death Star ripoff and that the general story outline of TFA would closely follow A New Hope’s plot, based on the trailers.
Also Rogue One ending with the Tantive IV, Kylo getting redeemed in part thanks to Leia’s death, Rey ending up single and becoming a ‘honorary’ Skywalker.

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Another another one, the snoke theories were crazy after TFA. Plagueis was one of the most popular ones, and I thought there was basically no way that would end up being the case.

It was blatantly obvious to me Snoke was a new character. Besides the fact that “omg it’s Darth Plagueis” means nothing to 90% of moviegoers and ruins the mystique of Palpatine’s tale, they literally said they considered making him female before the film came out, and his design was finalized at the last minute.

Not that it was hard to predict, but I remember saying that TROS would be a dumpster fire the moment JJ was announced as the director.

It had certainly sunk in by the time the film came out.

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In TLJ, there’s a scene where they reuse an OT soundtrack for a little bit. Not a motif, not a phrase, an entire track. I bet that this was a test run, and that we’d be seeing a lot more of that in the future.

In Solo, there’s an entire scene whose entire purpose seems to just be reusing OT soundtracks. Then in TRoS, the entire movie reuses OT and PT soundtracks the whole time.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

What PT soundtracks were in TRoS?

Barely any.

  • There’s a sample of Yoda facing Palpatine in ROTS when Rey is training with the remote.
  • “Return to Tatooine” from AOTC plays when Poe and Zorii talk.
  • The theme for Palpatine’s instructions to Anakin makes a comeback when the Emperor prompts Rey to kill him.
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It’s kind of sad, but I predicted Admiral Ackbar dying off-screen in TLJ because his voice actor had died the year before. While a lot of people got upset that he wasn’t in the movie more (including the actor who actually wore the suit) I was just pleasantly surprised that they included him in the movie at all.

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Am I making Carrie Fisher’s ghost proud?”
Well, are ya, punk?

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It’s not like they didn’t replace his voice actor anyway. Tom Kane is credited for the role.

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Knight of Kalee said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

What PT soundtracks were in TRoS?

Barely any.

  • There’s a sample of Yoda facing Palpatine in ROTS when Rey is training with the remote.
  • “Return to Tatooine” from AOTC plays when Poe and Zorii talk.
  • The theme for Palpatine’s instructions to Anakin makes a comeback when the Emperor prompts Rey to kill him.

Talk of Podracing was also used when Finn and Jannah spoke about rebelling from the First Order.

Use the Force, Jon Yowza.