More questions about Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker

OK. So I saw the trailer for Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker.

Questions: Are they skipping-around in the overall Timeline of things with this next movie, or not?  Will this movie continue where The Last Jedi ended? I hope so.

There is a line in the Trailer. Something like, no one is *really* dead, and then I’m reminded of emporer Palpatine with that sinister laugh, and so I ask:

  1. Was Snoke, a student of Palpatine? I am strongly thinking: NO, he isn’t, or wasn’t. Snoke himself had already mentioned that he had “seen the rise of the Republic.” I would think that would make him Older than Palpatine.   But that also raises a question:

2. If Snoke is Older, why didn’t Palpatine ever mention him? OR, could it be, that Snoke IS Palpatine??

I will be glad to find out more about Rey’s parents! I would also be glad to find out anything more about Maz Kanata. And who founded the First Order? What was its ORIGINAL purpose? Could it have been something good that was corrupted, or was it always evil?

And is Snoke really dead?  Will we see any help or advice or powers used from any Force-ghosts?  And will Emporer Palpatine be in this movie in some real physical body and not as a force-ghost?  When Darth Vader threw Palpatine “down the chute” and we saw an explosion (but not Palpatines body) could this be the explanation for Snoke’s “damaged” appearance? Was he “burned & battered”? Is Snoke really Palpatine?  If not, then we need to be told more about who Snoke really is, even if he is really dead. STOP leaving the audience hanging. Answer the questions!

I hope J. J. Abrams learns a good lesson from the failure of the Last Jedi. The fail was, quite simply: Too many UN-answered questions and leaving the audience hanging. Far too many folks felt a big, BIG frustrating letdown.    Time will tell.

What went wrong with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

By now, you’ve already seen it: Star Wars, “The Last Jedi”. After I saw it, I felt it was a letdown. Here’s why:

1. SNOKE—He gets killed.  Seriously? When fans had oodles of questions about him? He was portrayed differently, too. Before the Last Jedi, he was Dark, Mysterious, talked a bit slow. Suddenly, in the Last Jedi, he’s about 3 times more outgoing, far less mysterious and much more like a sarcastic, arrogant butt-head. But then he gets killed. Go figure.  Unless this is somehow setting things up for a super-showdown later between Rey and Kylo Ren, it seemed like a waste.

2. The Asian Lady and Finn. What is this all about, anyway? What is the point? Frankly, why are they even in the movie? To me they seem like “filler” characters who really don’t need to be there. But it gets worse—-

3. That “lady captain or commander” of the Starship. Was she a blonde? I can’t even remember her name, but she seemed utterly clueless about strategy or fighting/battle tactics and all she had was a 10-story Ego to go with her title. I wondered if she were secretly working for the dark side for part of the movie.

4. With Snoke gone, how will Kylo Ren advance in the Dark side of the Force? Rey, still has “the old Ancient books” on her ship, right? So she could get more knowledge from those.

5. We STILL haven’t found out who Rey’s parents are.

6. We still haven’t found out who created the first order and why.

7. We still don’t know how Maz Kanata got posession of Luke’s old Lightsaber.

8. We still don’t know who Maz Kanata is.

After all that, it appears that the slate has been wiped clean for the next movie to take-off and begin a whole new direction/chapter but—-it’s hard to imagine if or how it could be as good or recapture-the-old-glory of previous Star Wars.  Will Luke or Yoda ever help out, as Force-ghosts, in future battles? Unknown.

Star Wars Questions

In about a month, the new Star Wars movie “The Last Jedi” will show in theatres. Here are some questions I hope we get answers to:

1. Who is Rey? Is she a reincarnation of Shmi Skywalker? Or another secret daughter of Padme?

2. Who is Snoke? Is he Palpatine? Did Palpatine really die? All we saw was an explosion. Is he Darth Vader? That would explain the gouge in his head. Or could he be Lord Vitiate/Valkorian? This would explain Snoke’s age & knowledge.

3. In a recent trailer, Luke tells Rey to “resist it”. It? Not “him” or “her”. What is “it” ?

4. Who is Maz Kanata? We assume she is good or neutral. How do we know? Does she know of Snoke? Does Snoke know of her?

5. Will we hear any communication whatsoever from the Force-ghosts of Yoda or Obi-Wan?

6. What convinced Luke that “the Jedi must end” ? Has Luke discussed this with the Force-ghosts of Yoda or Obi-Wan? What new, or very old, knowledge has Luke discovered on the Island? What new powers might he have now?

7. What if Rey’s parents were powerful Siths? What if Luke killed them? What if Rey finds out? What if Luke tells her himself?

8. Why was the First Order created? By who?

I hope we get answers.  It should be a fun movie. You can see more of my posts (on various topics) at:  thewordpressowl.wordpress.com

#TheLastJedi #Scifi #StarWars8 #LukeSkywalker #Movies #StarWarsTrailer