Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

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  1. SPLIT LIP

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    Nah, she probably slices it clean in half in one flawless stroke.
     
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    I think neither. I think it's a fake out, and that she's actually hitching a ride into battle on it. She waits until it's pretty much in view to start running, and notice that it never fires at her. I think it's picking her up at high speed. Need to watch it a few more times, but that's my initial impression, especially that it wasn't firing at her.
     
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    Probably. I could see JJ shooting the scene like that.

    Or...the pilot could be trying to run her over? But yeah, I guess unless there's more context to the footage, it's anyone's guess.
     
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    Nah it’s not literally going to be Palpatine. It’s either a Holocron (which please for fucksake put a holocron in a movie) or Palpatine is a Sith Force ghost. Palpatine wanted immortality too, he might have pulled a Qui-Gon. My guess is he trained Snoke, remotely. Not unlike Luke continuing to train Rey as a force ghost.
     
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    It's Rose flying it, trying to save what she loves.
     
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    Couldn't we, just once, see Rey struggle to do something? Anything?

    If there's one thing I've learned as a parent, it's that if you give your children everything, they appreciate nothing. But if they work to achieve what they want, it means everything.
     
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    There is something about it that almost seems like it's training...
     
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    I see were your going, Kinda like when Yoda went on his quest in the CW and found Darth Bane. But what if Palpatine found a way to transfer his essence, not just his ghost, into the Holocron and then could be resurrected, like Momin from the Cannon Comics and his helmet - which Palpatine had in his archives.
     
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    You mean struggling tonuse the Force? She basically grew up like that kid at the end of TLJ.
     
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    Nah, Rey hasn't really struggled in the films so far. I've read Isekai manga where the protagonist has had to struggle more, and those things are basically written to have stupidly broken OP main heroes. Even then, OP characters can still be interesting if you know what you're doing (see Superman).
     
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    Yeah I don’t think JJ will undo the death of Palpatine but I think this will be more about his influence. Whatever Luke is taking about with Rey “1,000 generations live within you” Palps will be the counter to that. He is somehow still the conduit to the Darkside. The spirit of Luke vs the spirit of Palpatine. The spirit of the Jedi vs the spirit of the Sith.
     
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    Basically the best of the EU on steroids on film. I can dig it.
     
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    Got the Celebration livestream on in the background and saw this LOL

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    Man this trailer made my day. Obviously it’s impossible to tell anything about the story but the visuals and implications are fun. I love the little droid next to BB8. Crashed Death Star is amazing. Not sure if palpy’s Laugh means he’s making an appearance or not but I’m fine either way. My only disappointment was not seeing Rose in the trailer. :( 
     
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    Not trying to change your POV, but reading? I am watching a movie. If you compare to Superman, by struggle do you mean the family dynamic? Rey has no family but every male role model in the two films has now died. One kinda acted like a beeyotch for 90% of the film.
     
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    Just going off the movies, I don't remember Palpatine searching for immortality. Plagueis? Yeah...but I don't remember Palpatine expressing interest. Of course, I don't know if the Sith had ever dabbled into the Force Ghost thing. I know that even in the CW series (or was it at the end of Ep3?) that Yoda told Obi-wan about an old friend (Qui-Gon) that could teach him about it. Of course, having not read any of the books I guess that could be possible.

    Could be that too.
     
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    The thing I dig about it is the trailer gives off a SW Eternal vibe. Like here is the desert planet-scape of your memory, with the first lightsaber you saw, 1,000 years of Jedi, Skywalker Rises, SW Forever. It doesn’t feel like the end, it feels like it’s going on forever.
     
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    Fair point but on the other hand Palpatine isn’t training an apprentice either. He never intends Vader to succeed him and is only using Luke, used Maul and Tyranus. I see no succession there only consolidation of power. I am not saying you can’t look at it in another way either but Palpatine never seemed like a Rule of 2 guy. And it’s hard not to see that personality type not wanting immortality when we knew his master did. (Fucked up sentence sorry)
     
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    MCU > Star Wars

    A screen shot of Rocket with War Machine in Endgame was more exciting than that trailer.
     
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    I don't think Palpatine really ever trained anyone. Manipulated them? That I'd agree with. Given them tid bits of training? Maybe...but I guess that depends on how you look at it. And yeah, he knew Plagueis wanted immortality, but then (in my mind) trolled him by killing him. He probably said, "Yo...you still alive? No...well shoot. I guess it didn't work..." Palpatine has always been the manipulator to me so it kinda makes sense he "trained" Snoke? Or perhaps "manipulated" Snoke just like he did his other so-called "apprentices."
     
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