There are a lot of things I did not like about “The Risible of Skywalker” as I choose to call it.
But my expectations were so low that there are only a few that I hate.
Palpatine is back
So this is the ninth and final movie in the Skywalker. J.J. Abrams (Jar Jar Abrams as Nerdrotic so appropriately calls him) has been brought back in to rescue the series after the dreadful Last Jedi. He needs a climax, He needs a super villain. he pulls his writing team together and they come up with this idea: Let’s bring Palpatine (Darth Sidious) back
This is quite surprising as:
- There was no mention of him in episodes 7 and 8
- He was killed in episode 6
But no problem. The team has a great idea. He can be a clone.
But there is a problem. A serious problem.
The killing of Palpatine at the end of episode 6 was incredibly important. It was the culmination of the first two trilogies. It was what Luke had been training to do. It was the redemption of Anakin/Darth Vader and the end of his story arc.
So bringing him back is a serious misjudgement and a betrayal of the story of the first 6 movies.
Rey is a Skywalker
At the end of the movie, Rey declares herself to be a Skywalker in a very forced scene.
There is no logic to this. There is no basis for it.
It is completely out of the blue and completely ridiculous.
Rey is a Palpatine. She is not a Skywalker.
Maybe Rian Johnson has the right idea in his movie when he said that she was a nobody.
Being a nobody makes a lot more sense that this ludicrous ending.
So when JJ was looking around for a super villain, and a way to end the 9 movies, and a way to pull everything together, there was a perfect candidate standing in the wings.
I did a post in 2017 based on the theory (by Lumpawarroo) that Jar Jar Binks was a Sith and was secretly manipulating people and events under a guise of ineptitude.
This is not my theory but it is genius.
This was a much better option than bringing Palpatine back from the grave.
And it would have helped to redeem the first trilogy, and to re-purpose one of the most reviled characters.
What a win that would have been!
Apparently JJ was aware of and happy with this theory. What an opportunity he missed. Further proof, if any is needed, of his own ineptitude. Jar Jar Abrams.
I’m not going to include a photo from this movie.
Instead here is a photo from happier times and a better movie.