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A Deeper Analysis of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Title

Last Friday Star Wars fans were finally provided with a tantalizing teaser for Episode IX where we not only got to see our favorite heroes and villains again but also were introduced to the name of this Skywalker saga finale, The Rise of Skywalker. The title was met with mixed thoughts. Some loved it and immediately began to theorize about what the name could mean, while there were those who didn’t like it and thought it was just a straight up stupid name. For me, I found myself in the middle of both realms. On one hand, I like the title and then, on the other hand, I find myself confused by the title’s pronunciation, for it doesn’t flow off the tongue as easily as some of the other Star Wars titles.

But last night, after watching The Last Jedi, I realized that there may be way more meaning to this name than first conceived. There are plenty of theories out there in the world about the title and what it could mean for the movie. One of the theories is that “Skywalker” is a new term for the supposed Jedi. While that may seem silly (and clearly not right) I think these theorists may be closer to the answer behind the meaning of this title than they think and I think I may have solved at least a portion of the title’s meaning. So, on that note, here’s a deeper analysis into the title: The Rise of Skywalker.

(The words in bold are to emphasize certain points in the post.)

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Throwback Friday: Reevaluating ‘Revenge of the Sith’ After ‘The Last Jedi’

Star Wars is one of the reasons why I love life. I’ve watched these movies since I was a child, learning the scenes and memorizing the dialogue to the point where I can recite it at will. And while not all of the Star Wars film are equal I love analyzing these films to the core, discovering the intricacies of the story. That’s why for this week’s Throwback Friday I’m resharing this post I wrote a while back. Enjoy!

Since Disney has acquired Lucasfilm I haven’t watched the prequel trilogy as often as I once did. After The Force Awakens, my enjoyment of the prequels lessened considerably and then after Rogue One managed to blow my socks off it’s rare for me to want to watch a prequel film, or at least be able to watch a prequel through one sitting. So imagine my surprise when I suddenly got the urge to watch Revenge of the Sith last night. I haven’t sat down and really watched this movie in years, why would I want to watch it now? But there was this certain sense, this urge I felt to see how I perceive Revenge of the Sith after the somewhat shortcomings of The Last Jedi. So, I turned it on and I watched it.

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Update: The Opening Scenes in ‘Star Wars’; Ranked from Worst to Best

Back in January of this year I wrote a post displaying my ranking of the opening scenes in Star Wars. Now, with Solo arriving, it’s time to update that list. Enjoy!

10. Return of the Jedi

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Return of the Jedi’s opening scene is my least favorite because it’s kind of boring. Yes, it shows the half-constructed Death Star and yes it highlights Darth Vader’s shuttle (which is always awesome) but this opening scene has never made me that excited.

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Kylo Ren and Anakin Skywalker Basically Have the Same Outfit

I’ve already written a post displaying how similar Kylo Ren and Anakin Skywalker are to each other but once again I’ve found another blaring example of how the creative minds behind this current trilogy are pushing that idea in even the way Kylo dresses.

In The Last Jedi we see Kylo Ren sporting a new outfit, one with a shorter vest rather than the long robe he was wearing in The Force Awakens over a long sleeved shirt. There’s also a parting near the bottom of the vest which makes it a tad bit fancier than a simple vest.

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Anakin Skywalker has the same style going on. The long sleeved shirt, the vest with that fancy parting at the bottom beneath the belt. Even the pants and the nearly-knee high boots. It’s kind of astonishing.

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