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#1156678
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How to refer to Star Wars?
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Star Wars’s is certainly the least offensive. But it’s still just a stack of disembodied heads. The original Star Wars artwork was gorgeous (both theatrical posters). The colors on the ROTJ SE poster are downright gross. The Emperor looks like shit on the TESB poster.

They aren’t the best, but they are better than the later releases. I don’t get why they all have images from the wrong movie though, like the Emperor. Three parts of one poster?

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#1156070
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Frank your Majesty said:

SilverWook said:

Because either Rey’s parents were on that departing ship or they’re dead and buried on Jakku. It can’t be both.
And Kylo can’t be trusted.

I already asked this, but are we really sure we see Rey’s parents leave in that ship? Maybe it was just a random ship and Rey imagined her parents were in there, because that would make it easier for her.

Given Rey’s response to Ben, it’s clear that Rey has maintained a myth about her parents in her mind. Why can’t she have manufactured a memory? Not that unrealistic. Indeed, there are still Star Wars fans who maintain that Luke’s first go at the grappling hook missed when SW first hit theaters.

It’s not unreasonable to think that Rey ran off looking for her parents as a child, and she just assumed they were on one of the ships docked in Nima Outpost. Did she actually see them get onboard or is just a scene where she ran off some time after being dumped there?

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#1155868
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Mrebo said:

Mithrandir, those are excellent observations. And not only was TLJ constrained by TFA in unfortunate ways but TFA colors how TLJ is perceived. I think that is inevitable but it does make the the creator’s hand all the more visible and the similarities all the more glaring in TLJ. Like you, I can’t ignore that. There are the separate question of whether Johnson’s intent was always well executed and whether there weren’t some other better alternatives (albeit probably still not satisfying). I think those questions preoccupy most discussions and to many look like nitpicks or nostalgia but are actually referring back to more fundamental objections to the film.

There are also philosophical/ideological objections to TLJ as envisioned by Johnson, which you touched on previously. But that goes beyond whether the film is good or bad, as you noted. Objecting to the particular views expressed through TLJ they won’t be convincing to anyone who doesn’t already share the same point of view - and most people don’t really care!

The fact that there are now new spiritual discussions to have about Luke’s journey at all is the most interesting part of all this. For all the cringe BB8 slapstick moments there’s this whole other side to the story that I really enjoyed.