Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

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Rey does her best Frodo, no doubt.
Rey is extending her empathy and kindness even to "scary beasts" like a giant serpent. This is her defining trait, just like she saved BB-8 on Jakku upon first meeting. Serpents themselves have serious mythological baggage, in everything from Christianity (duh) to world myths, and often embody life, death, rebirth and sometimes eternal life. hey, that's is also a key theme in Star Wars and especially TROS.

The serpent is also a metaphor for Kylo Ren, someone who is dangerous only because they are wounded. Once Rey heals Kylo's wound, her act of love and empathy is ultimately what redeems him.
Acting like what Rey does in that scene is purely a setup as a plot device is willfully overlooking everything else going on in theme and character. If you open yourself up to what TROS is trying to do and say, there's good stuff here.


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Vader182 wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Rey does her best Frodo, no doubt.
Rey is extending her empathy and kindness even to "scary beasts" like a giant serpent. This is her defining trait, just like she saved BB-8 on Jakku upon first meeting. Serpents themselves have serious mythological baggage, in everything from Christianity (duh) to world myths, and often embody life, death, rebirth and sometimes eternal life. hey, that's is also a key theme in Star Wars and especially TROS.

The serpent is also a metaphor for Kylo Ren, someone who is dangerous only because they are wounded. Once Rey heals Kylo's wound, her act of love and empathy is ultimately what redeems him.
Acting like what Rey does in that scene is purely a setup as a plot device is willfully overlooking everything else going on in theme and character. If you open yourself up to what TROS is trying to do and say, there's good stuff here.


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You can find good stuff in most things if you’re open to it. :twothumbsup:

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Rey...
taming the serpent
is such a random, silly, obvious plot device, that I have no heart in me left seeing it in any other light.

Not to mentiom that same scene had a random macguffin dagger in it as well. Uhm... Who payed these guys millions for such written crap?

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These arguments are so silly. The wampa in The Empire Strikes Back is a ‘plot device’. Does that make the scene or movie bad?

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Wait Babu Frik was voiced by Shirley Henderson? I'm a huge Babu Frik fan now.

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At this rate they are just embarrassing themselves with this level pretence.

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anikom15 wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 7:11 pm
These arguments are so silly. The wampa in The Empire Strikes Back is a ‘plot device’. Does that make the scene or movie bad?
This makes no sense

The scene was an important growth moment for Luke in addition to providing visual exposition to the auduence about the force. That scene also sets in motion the entirety of the film and Luke's arc. Rey's scene is literally placed there just for exposition. It's idiotic.

If you stare at a blue wall long enough, you can come up with infinite reasons as to why the wall being blue "matters." But youre equally not being ignorant or obstitant if you just realize the wall is blue because the painter painted blue.

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Allstar wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 11:53 am
Kelly Marie Tran’s limited Rise of Skywalker role was due to Carrie Fisher CGI ‘difficulty’
https://twitter.com/vulture/status/1211 ... 20801?s=21

Literally nobody believes this lol. Replies are gold.
There's reasonable evidence that Terrio is telling the truth. Often, side materials take cues from the movies and in Age of Resistance, Rose is Leia's new "right-hand." So the idea that Rose stayed behind with Leia, they incorporated that plot element into Age of Resistance, and her scenes later got cut because the Leia stuff is (obviously) bad, does stack up.

It happened with a big change on Last Jedi, too. Holdo's character in the books was more "hippy-dippy" and Luna Lovegood-esque, while her character in the movie became more hard edged, leading to a lot of fans being mad at the change.

I don't think this excuses why they couldn't incorporate Rose into the reshoots to have a bigger role, but it does explain their intentions.


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