The buns always made sense for me to return to. I’m sure JJ loves the iconic nature of them. Those buns and BB-8’s design are probably the best version of his “updated Star Wars” aesthetic.Rey's outfit in TROS feels kind of like her superhero costume; the same basic wrap design but this time in pure white, skin-tight spandex so she can do sweet flips and stuff. I like it.
I do wish she'd kept the hair-down look, since getting rid of her childhood triple-decker buns was obviously part of her burgeoning womanhood arc in TLJ, but whaddyagonnado? The triple-bunner is still a solid style.
Of all the bad TLJ counter-arguments, the slow-mo chase is the one I think RJ could have improved on by just going full on plagiarism. He obviously was influenced by Battlestar Galactica's "33" episode where they were running away and had to jump every 33 minutes. I think that constant tracking and jumping followed by crew exhaustion would have helped enhance the desperation and allowed audiences to feel like they were still moving through the vastness of space.I liked TROS, but it just seems so much less...thoughtful than TLJ. I know naysayers will point to the low speed chase and the Holdo maneuver as examples of "stupid" ideas, but the reasoning for both of those are provided in the script. There are just fewer writing shortcuts in TLJ than TROS.
Not in the film I guess, but Lucas and Hamill explained why back then. From the book of the "Making of the Jedi":
I mean this is the way the Jedi looked as Force ghosts looked at the end of Return of the Jedi, and Anakin had mostly black robes in Revenge.Not in the film I guess, but Lucas and Hamill explained why back then. From the book of the "Making of the Jedi":
"In a way, the first two films were an elaborate set up for Jedi," said Mark Hamill. "People really sensed that this was the final chapter in the story - so far - and not a cliffhanger. It's the big finish - all stops out, all systems go. My costume reflects that. During Star Wars, I was in a white floppy rag-doll-type outfit. In Empire, I was in a militaristic-looking khaki costume. Now I wear the black uniform of a trained Jedi Knight."
Luke and Vader were clearly wearing the same style of clothes; Vader was basically just wearing a Jedi uniform with some added cybernetics.
(And then the prequels were made and all that got retconned)
Force ghost Anakin was wearing loose robes here because he was not fighting anymore. He was retired, like Ben and Yoda were during their exile. The black Jedi Knight uniform was meant to be something like a police uniform.
Yet Vader wore the same thing (plus a mask and some buttons) and he was a former Jedi Knight. I think the intent was obvious.I think Mark's comment was meant to be interpreted as "I have a new, shiny uniform because I am a trained Jedi Knight" and not "This black uniform is literally the uniform of a Jedi Knight in the Old Republic," because as noted, Obi-Wan and Yoda were dressed totally differently.
It'd be cool if the rumored High Republic era Jedi rock the Luke outfit. Best Jedi outfit imo.
The loose “robes” are practical, they allow for freedom of movement. Movement and silhouette were factors in the design of the prequel Jedi look.Force ghost Anakin was wearing loose robes here because he was not fighting anymore. He was retired, like Ben and Yoda were during their exile. The black Jedi Knight uniform was meant to be something like a police uniform.
It wasn't until the prequels that the loose, impractical robes became the Jedi's "uniform".
Finally got around to this article. Minus a few things, I really like this. I mean, for all we know Trevorrow’s writing could be really rough, but the plotting seems solid.In the street battle, R2-D2 is destroyed. C-3PO puts R2’s memory drive into BB-8, who has to race through the streets to get it to Rose, who needs the data to calibrate the Capitol Ship’s hyper drive to fly directly into a star, as Han Solo warned was possible. The explosion is seen around the galaxy, acting as the beacon calling the people to revolution.
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, why couldn't we get this very emotional scene instead of the shitty Chewbacca/Zorii/3PO/etc. fakeouts
This begs, begs for a gender-swapped version featuring Rey. Weird that there's relatively little fanart of that kind of thing, though.
JJ throwing that in as a Kojima reference is possibly the single most anachronistic thing of the ST (besides the *cough* entire third film), and I love it.
I would fire him too if he wouldn't do Bendemption. Entire sequel trilogy from TFA on has built toward Ben turning to the good and sacrificing himself.Finally got around to this article. Minus a few things, I really like this. I mean, for all we know Trevorrow’s writing could be really rough, but the plotting seems solid.
It’s crazy to me if KK really bounced him over Bendemption, though. There has to be more to that story because I don’t see how much of this script couldn’t be updated to adjust for Carrie Fisher.
I read it as anger more than conflict. The face of someone who asks a girl for her number and when she politely declines he responds with “well you are an ugly bitch anyway” and pouts off.
I lean more in this direction but that being said, I think whoever wrote IX could have taken it either way and made it work for whichever direction they wanted to take his character.
IMO Heir was the best. They are all of fairly consistent quality though.For someone who's read the original Thrawn trilogy books:
Is the character POV split pretty consistent throughout? I'm struggling to care about the first book because of the Leia and Han/Lando stuff. It's sooooooo corny and boring. The Luke and Thrawn (Palleaon) stuff is compelling (mostly). Also are the latter two books better? The way this first one keeps name dropping stuff *constantly* from the OG trilogy is painful.
It was inevitable the moment he was revealed to be Leia's son. There was no way he wasn't going to be a good guy by the end, unlike Vader for whom redemption wasn't even brought up until the third movie.
They have an out since Leia disappeared at the same time Ben did--you could say she sacrificed herself for him. Doesn't explain why his body disappeared obviously, but wouldn't be that much of an ass pull compared to the other shit we've seen.
Isn't it always something about kids attention spans and whatnot. As in, people think they're not able to follow stories over multiple episodes.
AgreedI would fire him too if he wouldn't do Bendemption. Entire sequel trilogy from TFA on has built toward Ben turning to the good and sacrificing himself.
Well I would also fire him because his dialouge is prequel era George Lucas bad in all of his scripts of released films to date lol.