First of all, did anyone else think “STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIRS! I CANT CLIMB STAAAAIRS” in the scene where BB8 is following Rey down into the basement?
ST8 has a good line of questions here, so I think I’ll start with those.
Likely, and huge if that’s the case. Also sad if we don’t get a movie about the rebellion/resistance taking coruscant. That was one of the things from the EU that I always thought would be amazing.
You see the sun beam split into like 5 seperate beams and wipe out a few planets/systems, and everyone reacts like the republic is gone, so I think yes, although they could have explained it better. Oddly, I could have used some more space politics in this one- “See, the reason we call them the first order is that they make up the most of imperial remnants. There are other warlods vying for power, and the republic has hold on a few core systems with a lot of resources but low population. Thankfully we are able to keep them sa- oh they blew up.” That would have been nice.
It seemed like the resistance was a full on splinter group dedicated to fighting dark force users, which is why they were doing the direct fighting by the first order. It could be an unofficial politically funded “terrorist” group against them, but I think they were clear that the republic was their breadbasket, providing people and funding. Again, they could have done some clarification there. Then again, it leaves more worldbuilding for the other movies, which might have been a factor.
I dont think so. I think Kylo was the one that luke failed with, or at least Han seemed to heavily indicate that. I think that Snoke is a full outside sith that came to power after palpatine. Mayhaps even a palpatine clone, maybe fighting the advanced aging gene that clones sometimes get.
I think rey is luke’s. Any other explanation for her force powers being that potent with a pep talk and no training is horseshit, barring something crazy like “the empire cloning jedi”.
And my own questions-
Did anyone else think they were actively pulling certain things from the EU? When the black ties show up with the red stripes I almost ■■■■ myself because I automatically thought of the 181st. I really hope thats the case.
… Thats actually the only question I have.
Thought it was great, a solid reboot. Felt like it was more about the characters than the effects, and they left a lot of meat on the bone for sequels/spin offs.