Daisy Ridley/Rey and John Boyega/Finn: The Faces of the New Jedi Order

I can’t believe it. It happened! After the events of The Rise of Skywalker, it seems very apparent that Rey and Finn will most likely herald in a new era of Jedi and I am beyond excited.

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They started this incredible journey together, both as orphans trying to make their way in the galaxy. They became best friends, they went through such incredible self-exploration that drove them apart and brought them back together again, and then, at the end of their journies, they would be brought together again in eternal bondage.

Rey would be a Jedi Knight who had found her identity. Finn would discover that he had the Force and embrace its power in a subtle but important way.

When The Rise of Skywalker came to an end, they would both survive the outcome of the war, meaning we could very well see them as the leaders of the Jedi Order in the near future. Continue reading Daisy Ridley/Rey and John Boyega/Finn: The Faces of the New Jedi Order

J.J Abrams Destroyed ‘The Last Jedi’: Here’s How

When J.J Abrams signed on to The Force Awakens there was definitely a bit of worry. Would he ruin Star Wars? Did he know what he was doing? The Force Awakens would end up becoming a gigantic success and giving Star Wars fans something to love. Rian Johnson wrote and directed The Last Jedi and while the film was heralded by critics and fans, there were a lot of people who were surprised by Johnson’s choices. Choices that directly contradicted Abrams’s vision and tore down expectations.

It was immediately apparent that the movie would be different when Luke chucked the lightsaber over his shoulder and the cliff. It was a startling contrast to what we expected and a blunt revelation that this wasn’t the same Luke from Return of the Jedi.

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Snoke was killed. Rey was deemed a nobody. Luke was a grumpy hermit. Poe was a raging, mutinous lunatic. Finn’s Force-sensitivity was flushed down the drain and placed second to Rose. Admiral Ackbar was blown off of the bridge in a VERY unceremonious way. Over and over again, Rian Johnson flipped the script and clearly, Abrams was not pleased.

Yeah, he may continue to express in recent interviews that he likes the directions Johnson took the story in The Last Jedi and yet why were there so many things in The Rise of Skywalker that directly contradicted Johnson’s story? Have you ever seen directors/writers fighting via screenplay? That’s what The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker look like?

A war of ideas, culminating into a clearly incohesive last two films that features Rian Johnson first trashing Abrams work and then Abrams destroying Johnson’s work, leaving us dealing with the whiplash effects of the story.

So, with no further delay, here’s a list of all of the things (that I can remember) showcasing how Abrams destroyed The Last Jedi. Continue reading J.J Abrams Destroyed ‘The Last Jedi’: Here’s How

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Thirty-Seven

John Skywalker saw the weapons facility and suddenly felt a lot more confident at their chances of rescuing Dameron and Trish. The weapons facility, from their vantage point atop one of the heaping trash-covered hills, wasn’t heavily guarded. He and Keeli Calrissian had infiltrated places far more dangerous than this. He turned to her with a smile.

“This seems too good to be true,” he said to her.

“It often is,” Calrissian replied. She looked at him sternly. “Don’t get too happy.”

He nodded, his smile vanishing. “Yes, ma’am.” Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Thirty-Seven