Wow. Asohka murders EVERYONE in the last 8 episodes. She kills 3/4 of the Pikes and all of her troops. But at least she seemed to feel bad for the clones (?).
I think that’s ROOS.
I’ve seen 'em, man. Shrews so big, they look like dogs in costumes…
& they possibly ARE dogs in costumes!
In TPM it seems safe to assume their were two Sith, and they were so undercover the Jedi thought they were extinct.
In RoS we have a giant SafeCo Stadium filled with Sith, a Sith fleet, a Sith language the Republic banned, and secret Sith followers like the bounty hunter who caught Rey’s folks.
Where did these people come from? Was this galaxy spanning religious organization (including secret Sith hood ornaments) spring up in the 40 years between RotS and TFA?
And what do they beleive in? When you ARE A SITH LORD it’s about a struggle for personal power. What does Hooded Sith Enthusiast #35961 in the giant crowd think of all this? Is he happy living in dirt, wearing a hood all the time, waiting for Palpy to make his move?
Watched a bit of TFA last night.
When I saw TRoS I noticed how much it gave the middle finger to TLJ that I didnt notice JJ gave the iggy to his own film.
TFA makes a HUGE point that the blue lightsabers is Reys. It calls her. She gets it when Kylo wants it.
But all of a sudden in TRoS its Leias to give to Rey when Rey ‘earns’ it.
I’m sure I’m not the first to notice this, but it’s just one more element in the last movie that is just wonky.
I do not think you can JUDGE an unmade project… BUT…
I think the problems with RoS were chiefly thematic, both contradicting earlier themes and generally being unexciting ideas (“it’s all about Skywalkers and Palpatines”)
THIS story (DELIGHTFULLY animated) seems to have a much more interesting set of ideas and themes behind it, BUILDING new ideas, like Kylo’s downhill slide, or Rey’s new ideas on the Jedi.
And straight jacking a Star Destroyer would have been fun to see.
IDEAS are a dime a dozen (look at this website) and execution is ultimately what matters, but this sure looks like it COULD have been a fine film, more satisfactorily concluding the series.
It played into JJs key directorial shtick, which is repeating things from other films and seemingly acting as if the very act of repetition makes them interesting.
I wonder if anyone’s realized Rey has the same backstory as Ken from the Jedi Prince series.
Let the existential horror of that knowledge sink in.
Save the Whaladons.
I’d cast an '80s porn star as Rey — the bigger the hair, the better.
I dunno about NAUGHTY film, but big hair actress?
MICHELLE PFIEFER was about 26. A bit older than Daisy Ridley, but she could be an intense and physical Rey.
Anakin Starkiller said:
When Rey buries the lightsabers, she unearths the cloth-wrapped body (mummy?) of Shmi.
It occurred to my on my last re-watch (last night) that the Lars property has a perfectly good cemetery, but Rey is to lazy to go to it.
I started adding DVDs to my collection for the first time in a long time. Mainly from thrift stores.
For less than 20 bucks I’ve gotten
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
Bunch of Disney TV teen movies that came with a DVD wallet
2 discs of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES SEASON 1
PILATES FOR DUMMIES
THE GAME PLAN (starring THE ROCK)
THE GOONIES (but it didn’t work)
GIF of someone, maybe The Rock, looking on approvingly.
I don’t remember how to do that.
…the fish crooned. Suddenly, the…
Probably need a new title. Maybe “THE FINAL ORDER” but damned if I’d know how to make a scrolly gimmick.
Like 2 min of dialogue that says Rey is a Palpatine spread across 3 conversations. This does not effect the plot in any real way. The conversations stay, just those offending sentences.
When in the final battle Finn says “Rose, leave me to die to blow up this ship” and Rose goes “Why?” and Finn goes “Because fuck the theme of the last movie!” Same things happen, but just those lines are cut.
Weird old lady who, like a Monty Python sketch, snuck up on Rey in a totally barren flat plain. It ends with the yellow lightsaber… maybe put Ghost Luke and Leia a little earlier. I dunno. That might be hard.
That’s it. Much better film. Not perfectly to my taste, but without anything that makes me cringe.
I mean, it would be entirely different and not open to useful speculation. Would it use Hamill, Fisher, and Ford playing their characters just a few years older? Would it recast for a plot taking place hundreds of years in the future? Who knows?
Exactly. So obviously DEBBIE REYNOLDS as Old Leia.
What about STEPHEN COLLINS (from ST:TMP and the recently cancelled Tales of the Gold Monkey) as Poe Dameron?
At that moment, Guillermo sensually…
Charlton Heston would be in his mid 60s, so he could be old crusty Han?
Since Heston played the proto-Indiana Jones (a couple times) it’s only fair he turn around and be Old Daddy Solo.
I mean, Palpatine has to have some sort of first name, right? Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t like it if they kept calling him “Palpatine,” without even identifying his full name.
I always loved the end of BEOWULF where king Hrothgar say, “I am so glad you came, Jeff Beowulf!”
Morgan the Boost said:
So, the same three movies. Same plots.
Ah, so you recommend Terrance Stamp as Snoke? I could see it.
Ok, so right after finished ROTJ George is SO PUMPED by Star Wars he dives immediately into making the ST.
So, the same three movies. Same plots. Only fantasy cast in 1985. (this means we need to re-cast Old Han, Leia, and Luke)
I’ll start. How about Mid 80s KIEFER SUTHERLAND as Kylo Ren? Scary voice and a bad attitude.
And of course there’s THE MUSICAL!
The EU had this weird idea to present Leia as the worlds greatest diplomat. I never cared for that. Movie Leia is a bad ass field commander blaster firing military leader.
Everytime I see Palpys “first name” used I feel annoyed.
Has any author or executive ever taken “credit” for that bit of unneeded lore? Stood up at a con and said 'Yeah! Who here is glad I did that?!"
Cuz I think it’s a big pile of sheev.
A grasshopper walks into a bar.
The bartender says “Hey we have a drink named after you!”
The grasshopper says, “Really? You have a drink named Murray?”
I’ve been having dreams of late that would SOUND like sexual dreams to describe them, but while dreaming them they weren’t at all.
One example, lots of nude women in a sauna, but all they were doing was asking questions about a survey they had to fill out.
I really liked the nuEU novel “Lost Stars.”