THAT THING CALLED STAR WARS

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LET ME BE CLEAR THAT I AM NOT TOTALLY SPOILING THE MOVIE. I AM ONLY GIVING SOME INSIGHT AND SPECULATIONS WITH SOME OF THE DETAILS THAT YOU MAY FIND REVEALING ABOUT THE MOVIE.

It was worth the wait after ten years since the release of ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and a good structure or story line after ‘Return of the Jedi’ that was released in 1983.

Before I go to the part where I go fan boy, start to think of what could happen in episode eight and other stuff that I can spoil or make this look like a fan fiction post in a Star Wars forum. I just liked the performances of Daisy Ridley for playing Rey and John Boyega for Finn making their roles look tailor-fit for them. I find the character of Oscar Isaac, Poe Dameron lost but somehow he pulled it off. As for the veterans reprising their iconic roles, they still got it. Harrison Ford can still do Han Solo for his age. Carrie Fisher is still Leia but too old to ride a speeder and for Adam Driver on his performance of Kylo Ren, we have yet to see the full potential of his character.

Now for the part that got me confused after watching the movie, I have yet to make an effort to read the expanded Star Wars universe and its many books. But when I was at this local book store, I read a synopsis of a Star Wars book and in the internet that Han Solo and Leia had three children namely Anakin Solo, Jaina Solo and Jacen Solo

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Jacen Solo

who unfortunately became the Sith lord, Darth Caedus which had me thinking that Kylo Ren is Jacen Solo but no. Since Star Wars is under a new management, the people of Disney made their own story putting aside the stories that were set after ‘Episode VI’ in those books already written before the latest movie.

 

The one thing kept me bugging up to this moment is ‘Why is Kylo Ren’s lightsaber designed that way?

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Kylo Ren

What symbolizes a lightsaber like that?’ Making it look like a medieval sword instead of the traditional lightsaber that is on a single straight handle with no side holes whether Jedi or Sith. A Stormtrooper that sounds like a seductress is good but is that really a girl under that helmet? Another is how many Stormtroopers where in really in Episode VI that fought the rebels and defending the second Death Star because with a whole new look of Stormtroopers, it could be possible that some of the troopers in Episode VII were the remnants of Episode VI and some are a whole new batch.

 

Another issue for me is how will the writers form a new Jedi Order? Obviously, Luke is the last known Jedi in the movie universe. Outside the movie universe you still have dozens of Jedi that were diverted to survive ‘Order 66’ when Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda went back to the Jedi Temple to recalibrate the signal beacon back in Episode III. Because on a personal note, it will be better if Luke will reestablish the Jedi with living Jedi not just calling the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi or Yoda. If possible I would like to see Mace Windu again in spirit because if Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Anakin were able to do it in the end of Episode VI, Mace Windu could do it too.

As for episode VIII that is a galaxy very far, far away from now, I look forward to see Rey even more and that rolling astromech droid BB-8. For Finn, I hope he can also find his way to the Force since he already hold that lightsaber in the movie posters and trailers. I only hope that Luke shows up soon and I want to see how he has truly become a Jedi Master in his own right.

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Author: babyama0402

I am Rick. Born April 2, 1993 living in the catch basin area of Sampaloc, Manila. I am underweight and if you can bring me to a buffet or just simply asking me out to have lunch or dinner I’ll have the most delicious meal with a lot of carbs and good fat. I am former psychology student at Colegio de San Juan de Letran and now I have shifted to journalism in the same institution. I am a fan of sports, music lover, animal lover, dog owner, movie goer in my spare time and money, geek and many other things such as photography. I am not really a bibliophile but I try to read a lot of books as much as I can from fiction to non-fiction, foreign or Philippine literature. I can write something about sports, social issues in the Philippines, even world news or just any thing I want to write about that can give meaning to the universe.

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