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How Star Wars The Last Jedi should have ended

The Last Jedi should never have started, but since it already has started, better end than this is impossible. Epic HISHE episode. Now I can rest in peace…

Disney should take notes for what WE WANT to see in a Star Wars movie, and not what Disney wants us to see in a Star Wars movie!


The Last Jedi’s epic finale in 16-Bit

Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s epic finale has been faithfully recreated in an amusing 16-bit animation. The movie was a disappointment in many ways, but this video is really cool for any one who played on 16-bit consoles in the 80’s and 90’s.

Check out the video below:

Mark Hamill regrets his Last Jedi criticisms. Really???

As was posted here, Mark was giving many negative comments about The Last Jedi. I was really impressed by the frankness of the actor, and I confess that I was surprised with the freedom that he had to talk about the movie.

And of course, someone at Disney/Lucasfilm would start to feel uncomfortable, and soon someone defending Disney’s interests would order him to shut up and publicly retaliate that Rian Johnson is one of the greatest living filmmakers, that there are none problem with how Luke is portrayed in The Last Jedi and that Episode 8 is the eighth wonder of the world…

We’ve seen it happen before. In the movie industry this happens all the time.

Okay, let’s be realistic here. Can you believe that Mark Hamill wrote this Twitter of his own free will, and he did not was Force choked by Mickey Mouse? Let’s not forget for a second that Mark is a Disney employee, and an employee speaking ill of the boss’s business can result in dismissal and defamation proceedings.

As bad as his involvement in The Last Jedi may have been, Mark’s return to the character in Episode 9 has not been ruled out at least as a Force ghost. Probably in addition to the threats of prosecution for defamation, breach of contract, etc., Mark was forced to apologize publicly if he still has any hope of being in Episode 9.

Imagine how bad is for Disney/Lucasfilm have their own employee making negative reviews of something they produced while all efforts are being directed at marketing campaigns and spreading bots over the internet to try to convince people that The Last Jedi is a great movie…

Shut up, Luke!

Source: USA Today

The Dark Side of the Force even gets to Jedi masters. Mark Hamill took to Twitter on Tuesday, the day after Christmas, to apologize for the smack-talking he put out to the universe about the direction of his character, Luke Skywalker, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Hamill, who added the hashtag #HumbledHamill, said that Last Jedi director Rian Johnson “made an all-time GREAT one!”

In an interview for Vanity Fair posted in May, Hamill recounted a discussion he had with Johnson after reading the script featuring the full return of Skywalker in The Last Jedi.

“I, at one point, had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision,’ ” Hamill recalled.

During an interview with the Spanish outlet SensaCine, an emotional Hamill said, “I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he’s Jake Skywalker — he’s not my Luke Skywalker. But I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well.”

In an interview with The Daily News, Hamill called himself “the host body to which this character has been assigned.”

“That’s the problem. When I disagree with the direction of the character, I get a little mouthy,” he said. “Like when the trailer came out and the line is, ‘It’s time for the Jedi to end.’ There’s no way, I don’t care what happened to this guy. Jedis do not give up. It’s just inherent in them.”


R.I.P. Star Wars

I’m taking some days off, enjoying the hell summer of Rio de Janeiro, but I’m not able to sleep at night after have the living nightmare that was to watch that abomination, that subversion, that stupidity in large doses called The Last Jedi, and I need a catharsis right now so I can rest in peace.

And now we have The Last Jedi, after 2 years of waiting, and for those who didn’t watch it yet, be careful, as Luke says “this is not going to go the way you think.”

I had wrote a little text about my disapointment about the “Disney Star Wars Era”, before The Last Jedi have its premiere in theaters last week, so here it is:

I’m done with the “Disney Star Wars Era”

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, I was optimist that finally we could get good Star Wars stuff, brand new movies and TV shows and some good stories to read in books and comics. Unfortunally, nothing this hapenned. The Force Awakens is the worst Star Wars movie I’ve ever seen, if you don’t take in count the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.

Disney killed Han, and we lost Carrie. And Disney machine gun is shooting at all sides while seeing if they can reach more and more Star Wars consumers to get back what they spent to buy Lucasfilm. But Disney is shooting their own feet. Star Wars is not about Disney, Star Wars belongs to the people who follow the saga for 40 years, and their children, and all those who dedicated time, love and energy to keep the saga alive even while George Lucas wasn’t interested in continue the stories after Return of the Jedi.

If the prequels are bad movies, yes, they are. But even The Phantom Menace is far better than The Force Awakens. Mistakes happen, but when you keep leading all your efforts in the same wrong direction, is not a mistake anymore, this is stupid. That’s what Disney is doing. Rogue One was a great hit, but there wasn’t nothing new in that. Death Star again, Darth Vader again, and some good actors playing interesting characters. I think the Han Solo movie is a terrible mistake. The Last Jedi is going in the same direction as The Force Awakens, like everything about Star Wars now since Disney is taking heavy control of all the stuff and denying all good Star Wars stories after the end of the original trilogy and calling them as “Legends”.

Well, if Disney can do that with all good stories writen after Return of the Jedi as Heir to the Empire and others, and simply ignore their existence, and keep creating new stories of what they want and not about what fans want, I have my right as fan and Star Wars lover to ignore everything Disney is creating now. That’s what I’m doing. I don’t buy comics, books or anything else Disney keeps dumping in the stores. Because most of this stuff is garbage created only to get a few bucks from hardcore fans. I try to know what they are about, but i won’t put my money in that.

Disney always was about Princess and Pets. They raised an empire of entertainment only doing that. Now they have Pixar, Marvel, Fox and Lucasfilm. Good for Disney, not for the fans. I’m done with Disney. I’m done with the “Disney Star Wars Era”.

I’m going to check only movies, TV shows, and stories that happened before or during the original trilogy because Disney can’t change the past even if they want. They can only provide new information about what hapened, but they can not change the course that things have taken. Or they can, what the hell, now Disney has Fox and all previous Star Wars movies under their control, and if Disney wants they can change the prequels and the original trilogy and alter all the past as we know it… Well, knowing Disney as I know it, I do not doubt they will try something like that if they want. J.J. Abrams did this with Star Trek. And in my experience, if is to make things even worse, everything is possible.

Awful dialogues, nonsense situations, plot holes and frenetic action to keep fans distract and don’t realize how poor the story is. The Force Awakens was a pale copy of the three Original movies, and didn’t give to a whole new generation the right idea of what Star Wars really is. I don’t want to know if Rey is a Skywalker, if Kylo Ren will betray his master, or if Luke will turn to the dark side or even die, if the Porgs will burn down the First Order like the Ewoks did with the Empire, or how they will explain Leia’s absence for Episode 9. And I don’t care about Finn, Poe, Phasma, Maz Kanata, BB-8, Snoke and all the rest of the new crew. All they are just badly written characters.

And to me, from now on, Star Wars has ended with that last picture of our heroes on that little moon of Endor. And was a perfect end. And if you excuse me, I’m going to watch The Empire Strikes Back one more time.

And now my thoughs after watch Episode VIII – The Last Jedi…

The Day Star Wars Died

As someone who watched Episode 4 much before it be called Episode 4 – A New Hope, and survived all changes Lucas did to the original movies through the years – VHS, Laser Discs, DVDs and Blurays – I accepted every change, even Greedo shooting first in A New Hope or the nefarious Vader’s “Noooooo!” and Hayden Christensen as Anakin’s ghost at the end of Return of the Jedi… But The Last Jedi was too much for me. We can call Rian Johnson a subversive. He and Disney simply destroyed the magic and ruined all my childhood in 2h30min.

I hate The Force Awakens, for very many reasons. “Jar Jar” Abrams sinked Star Trek, why someone could think it should be different with Star Wars? The Force Awakens was an awfull movie, not worst than The Holiday Special. I was affraid of Rogue One, basicly because they could ruin with the Original Trilogy and all Star Wars things we knew for decades. But Rogue One was a great surprise, a very good movie in all senses: It works as war drama, as action movie, as science fiction and was the Star Wars movie I was waiting since I watched The Empire Strikes Back in the 80s. All right, i cried like a baby at the end of Rogue One, for the two first times I watched the movie (I already watched it 5 times so far)… I never cried at the end of no Star Wars movie, and I thought I was too old to cry because of movies…

Then Disney did an awfull movie and a spectacular movie, so I gave the benefit of doubt to The Last Jedi before start to talk dirty about the movie. But now I can talk dirty. The Last Jedi is a pile of crap. I didn’t see any good thing in the movie, any good scene, any inteligent dialogue, anything to make sense, no explanations for some The Force Awakens crucials questions, and nothing, nothing at all to compensate the 2h30min lenght. I only saw bullshits, and some plot holes even bigger than The Force Awakens had, only stupid characters doing stupid things all the time, and more bullshits…

I thought I really was an optimist. I always waited for the prequels and sequels, even when Lucas seemed have abandoned the saga forever, and even with the prequels being horrible movies, I never lost the optimism about Star Wars. Then, Disney bought Lucasfilm… I was optimist, of course because of all new Star Wars stuff they were promising, but The Force Awakens was a cold water bucket… And now The Last Jedi just put the last nail in the Skywalker saga coffin forever. I’m giving up. Disney can keep doing how many Star Wars movies they want, they can do a movie for every character if they want, dozens of new trilogies, I don’t care if everything is after Return of the Jedi in the saga timeline.

Why? Because Disney abandoned all good stories after Return of the Jedi and called them “legends”. If they can do that, I also can ignore everything Disney will do from now on. If is after Return of the Jedi, I don’t want to know, and I won’t give a damn. To me, Star Wars has finished with that Return of the Jedi last scene of our heroes all together on that moon of Endor, and that was a great end. I don’t need anything else.

And to finish my thoughs, I agree with everyone saying that Star Wars must be only about the Skywalker saga, and while Rey is not a Skywalker (if we believe Kylo Ren is not lying to her in The Last Jedi – and I bet he is), there’s no more sense about the next movie. I think Episode 9 will be like a Pilot of a new TV show while Disney wants to Rian Johnson to create a new trilogy, and they will use the movie to introduce new arcs and characters that will be in the new trilogy. I will watch Episode 9, and the new trilogy like any other movies, but to me, The Last Jedi is the worst Star Wars movie ever, losing only for The Holiday Special, and the movie that killed the magic of Star Wars forever, and December 15th is the Day Star Wars died.

Better than I could say about The Last Jedi is here:

And I could say and complain about a lot more things in The Last Jedi, but one thing does not come out of my head: where the hell is Lando???


Source: irm. Source for animated gifs: Tumblr.

Mark Hamill has always been an outspoken voice regarding Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In an early first look for the film, he famously said that he fundamentally disagreed with Rian Johnson’s take on the Luke Skywalker character.

“I said to [director] Rian [Johnson], ‘Jedis don’t give up.’ I mean, even if he had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup. But if he made a mistake, he would try and right that wrong. So, right there we had a fundamental difference, but it’s not my story anymore. It’s somebody else’s story – and Rian needed me to be a certain way to make the ending effective.


That’s the crux of my problem. Luke would never say that. I’m sorry. Well, in this version, see I’m talking about the George Lucas Star Wars. This is the next generation of Star Wars, so I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he’s Jake Skywalker. He’s not my Luke Skywalker, but I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well.”

“But listen, I still haven’t accepted it completely. But it’s only a movie. I hope people like it. I hope they don’t get upset, and I came to really believe that Rian was the exact man that they need for this job.”

Fortunately we still have Mark as the most sensible voice on Star Wars. That “thing” in The Last Jedi is not our Luke Skywalker… Disney must put The Last Jedi in some sort of parallel universe and bring our Star Wars back, or you can go to hell, stupid Mickey Mouse.

And unfortunately, when the future coming on us begins to show itself as a dark time full of terror, when a single company has four of the most important movie studios (Disney now has Fox, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm), they have put an end in the neutrality of the Internet… Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a good time while you still can. See you in 2018, I hope.

Recommended Reading: The Day Star Wars Died


The Last Jedi poster by Rico Jr

Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster created by Rico Jr. Source: Tumblr.


Why The Last Jedi should be only about Porgs

Who cares about Rey, Finn, Luke, Leia, Poe, Kylo, BB-8 or Snoke? We love Porgs and we need Porgs. After the release of The Last Jedi trailer on Monday the Internet is having what many are calling a Porg-fever.

Porg posters & videos are the best thing on the Internet now

Source: ScreenRant

While the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer didn’t give much screen time to fan-favorite creatures, the Porgs, nor did they get a place in the poster, fans made sure they were included in these Porg-versions of the poster and supercut of the trailer.

The Star Wars universe is packed with creatures – some of them loved by fans, others that should be left in oblivion – and Porgs are some of the latest additions to this ever-expanding universe. Porgs will appear for the first time in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and they have already become quite popular among fans, even if they have just appeared for a few seconds in the teaser reel and the trailer. And while many Star Wars fans analyze the content of the trailer and the poster, others have taken their editing skills to give Porgs a prominent place in the poster and a short version of the trailer.

Porgs are a sea bird species native to the planet Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker made his exile. Given that the first teaser and the new trailer have, for the most part, featured scenes from Rey’s training in Ahch-To, it’s not surprising that fans were expecting to see more Porgs in the new trailer. Sadly, they didn’t get much screen time, only briefly appearing next to Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon. However, a YouTube user made a short super-cut for Porg-fans who wanted more of these creatures on the trailer.

Watch the Super Cute Porg Trailer from The Last Jedi:

Porg on board of Millennium Falcon in this Star Wars Blip video:

Also BB-8 loses its head for the Porgs:

Star Wars theme made entirely out of Porg sounds:

Not long after the release of the poster (prior to the debut of the trailer), some fans realized it didn’t feature any Porgs, so they took to Photoshop to fix the problem. The result: a bunch of posters with Porgs here and there. Some of there are subtle, just by adding a small Porg next to the characters in the poster; others are more in-your-face, with the creatures taking the place of the characters entirely. You can check some of these pieces below.

The popularity of Porgs has been such that they have already been compared to the Ewoks – who, although of big help during the Battle of Endor, are seen by many as a marketing ploy and a way of catching the attention of younger viewers. Porgs will reportedly share some interesting moments with characters like Chewbacca and R2D2, with director Rian Johnson assuring they will have their place in the film. What we can be sure of is that, as the release date of The Last Jedi approaches, Porg-fever will increase.

Rian Johnson promises Porgs ‘Have their place in the movie’

Source: ScreenRant / Yahoo.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Last Jedi writer and director, Rian Johnson, promises that the Porgs will have a role to play in the story of the film. Unless they’ve been living under a rock for the last several months too, every Star Wars fan in the world has heard about the Porgs by now. The adorable, penguin-esque new additions to the cinematic universe were considered instant hits by most fans of the franchise, who have not only fallen in love with the look of the creatures but how they represent the continued world-building on display in The Last Jedi. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise either, that all Porg-related toys and merchandise have become hot sellers since they first went on sale a few months ago.

However, there has been some criticism from a division of Star Wars fans that Porgs and some of the other notable creatures included in The Last Jediare either nothing more than marketing decisions by Johnson and Disney, or examples of the film going too far into cute and cuddly territory. Although, the second trailer for The Last Jedi appeared to altogether disprove those latter concerns.

While speaking recently with Yahoo Movies as well, Rian Johnson explained how the idea for the Porgs actually came from the real-life puffins that live on Skellig Michael, the Irish island that was used as Luke’s island in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. In addition, the writer/director promised fans that the Porgs do serve some, albeit likely small, role in the actual story of the film:

“I was like, ‘Oh, this is part of the island, we need to find the Star Wars version of this. And then just story-wise — not that they play a big part in the story — but I knew I wanted to find any source of comic relief I could on the island. And so they were very useful in terms of that.

It wasn’t until we got the actual puppets on set and the whole crew reacted with ‘oh my god, they’re adorable!,’ and also then a few people in the crew were of giving them that suspicious side-eye of ‘these are cute, but are they too cute?’ But the overwhelming reaction on set was everybody loved the porgs. And I love ’em, so you know what? I get it if people are a little wary of cuteness in the Star Wars universe, but I personally love them, and I think they have their place in the movie.”

After several months of new facts about the Porgs and images of them being released by Disney and Lucasfilm, fans got to see the Porgs on display for the first real time in The Last Jedtrailer. To say that the creatures just managed to garner even more fans because of it too – would be an understatement, with fans going on to create dozens of Porg-centric Last Jedi parody posters following the trailer’s premiere.

Now, whether or not the Porgs are actually used well in The Last Jedi, remains to be seen, and it’s entirely possible the adorable creatures could be one of the biggest problems fans have with the film in the long run. At the same time, however, the Porgs are an example of how Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm are trying to be more experimental with their Star Wars world-building techniques in The Last Jedi, which was something many fans called for after The Force Awakens was released. All of that will, no doubt, be points of discussion amongst fans when The Last Jedi hits theaters later this December, though, and for the time being, the Porgs are currently shaping up to be one of the most unique and lovable things about the new film.

BB-8 is depressed over Last Jedi Porg craze

Source: ScreenRant. Animated Gifs: Tumblr.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may be set to move a lot of Porg merchandise, but BB-8 isn’t buying. For diehard Star Wars fans, the inclusion of Porgs in The Last Jedi has been known for some time. Residents of Ahch-To, where Luke has been in self-imposed exile, the tiny critters are an adorable addition to the animal kingdom of the galaxy far, far away. Of course, they’ll also make for some great toys and mascots. And with the release of the new trailer for The Last Jedi, general audiences now have Porg fever.

Given the Jar Jar Binks debacle, fans are still worried whenever a cute character arrives in a Star Wars film. But droids have long held a similar function in the universe, acting as quirky characters while moving toys in the real world. BB-8 even upped the ante, offering Star Wars its most adorable and marketable character yet while still fitting nicely into the narrative. But now that the Porgs have arrived, could they supplant BB-8 on his exalted perch?

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert opened its show last night with an imagining of how BB-8 is dealing with Porg-mania, and the results aren’t pretty. In fact, it looks like the little droid is in need of a friend.

Lucky for BB-8, the Porgs won’t be the only new addition to the Star Warsuniverse. A variety of creatures great and small will occupy Ahch-To. And then there’s BB-9E, the all-black variation on the soccer ball droid. Will the two be friends or enemies? Only time will tell.

Even Kylo Ren can not resist Porgs

Source: Tumblr.

If you want really to conquer a girl, forget about flowers, bears and candies. Just give her a Porg as gift.

The Last Porg… Oops, The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.


The Last Jedi Trailer breakdown Part II

Source: ScreenRant. Animated Gifs: Tumblr.

Read the Part 1 here.


Ben Solo may be the son of Han Solo, but as Kylo Ren it’s hard to see any traces of the old scoundrel in him at all. He is actuaslly Han’s opposite in many ways: he trained to be a Jedi, he abandoned those close to him, and he’s super intense, but it seems like a hint of that old Solo spark might shine through in The Last Jedi, as well as a heaping helping of Skywalker when he gets behind the stick of his TIE silencer. Don’t be surprised if the son of Han Solo and the grandson of Anakin Skywalker is more dangerous than ever when he’s flying.

We definitely see a bit of his grandfather in him here, too, not just in his prototype TIE fighter that clearly resembles Vader’s own TIE Advanced, but the way he simply rips through the Resistance fleet may remind a good number of fans of the time Darth Vader laid waste to most of Phoenix Squadron on Star Wars Rebels.


Speaking of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, we get more than a good look at it in the trailer, including a shot that reveals the massive Mega-Class Star Destroyer, the Supremacy, in the background. The TIE Supremacy is a fairly natural evolution from the classic TIE design, but it’s clearly a larger size and its boxy red cockpit instantly makes it iconic compared to its simplistic TIE fighter cousins.

The Supremacy, on the other hand, is a major departure from the more familiar triangle shape of Star Destroyers, but it’s also an incomparably big, with a wingspan that’s more than 8 times the bow-to-stern length of a Super Star Destroyer. This behemoth is the center of the First Order’s power and even serves as a sort of mobile shipyard, with the facilities to produce more Star Destroyers on board. Without any planets to establish a bearing, it’s hard to know where or when this battle takes place, but considering the Resistance ships appear to be engaging, not fleeing, this is most likely not a part of the opening space battle.


Kylo Ren’s physical scars still haven’t healed from the duel he had on Starkiller base after killing his father, but that doesn’t stop him from going after his mother, Leia. We still don’t know the sequence of events that led to him turning on his uncle’s Jedi, killing them and joining the First Order, but he was obviously strongly affected, believing he has power in his destiny, saying “kill it, if you have to. That’s the only way to become who you’re meant to be.”Despite this dangerous mantra, it looks like he hesitates after targeting the bridge of the Mon Calamari Cruiser his mother is on. Is the pain from killing Han still too fresh, or has he always shared a stronger bond to his mother, making it harder to pull the trigger on her?

Regardless, the idea of literally putting Leia in his crosshairs is sure to get a reaction from fans after the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher at the end of last year. Her remaining role in the universe is uncertain, but there has been a lot of discussion over her story being properly resolved in Episode IX, meaning we won’t have to sit through Kylo Ren continuing to kill our heroes, which admittedly just wouldn’t go over well.


The Porgs are all the rave with The Last Jedi, and apparently, they’re fairly prolific on the island of Ahch-To, but this trailer only features one, and it appears to have significantly more personality than people had been ascribing them previously. While it could just be this single moment and not a predominant characteristic, the behavior of the porg when it bellows to echo Chewbacca almost leans more toward Minion than it does penguin, but either way, it appears Chewbacca has a new pet – or friend – in the single porg that tags along to Crait, although fans would surely be excited to learn the Falcon’s cargo hold has been entirely taken over by the winged creatures.

The porgs have already drawn some comparisons to the somewhat controversial Ewoks of Return of the Jedi, but it’s not yet clear if they’re able to play a part in the story of if they’re just some fluffy eye candy and comedic relief and play no other role. Either way, you can expect this movie to sell a lot of stuffed porgs.


Anyone still mad that Phasma didn’t get any epic fight scenes in The Force Awakens should be thrilled to see this. Phasma and Finn finally face off for the first time (say that 5 times fast) in what looks like one of the most visually impressive scenes in the trailer. Phasma’s armor has never looked cooler, and you can even see Finn’s reflection in her helmet.

How we get here is another story. There’s an earlier shot in the trailer of Finn being led by stormtroopers indicating he’s been captured. Since the fight scene appears to take place in the hangar bay of the Supremacy, Finn is probably on the Mega Sar Destroyer. With one of the last shots of the trailers suggesting Rey may also be holed up on the ship somewhere, this could be a rescue mission, but the state of the hanger indicates there’s a lot more going on, and maybe the Resistance was able to land a major blow as a part of a more coordinated effort.


Rey appears to undergo a variety of different training programs on the island under Luke’s supervision, although it’s not clear exactly how long the training lasts in total.  This shot has her diving into a pool and swimming to the bottom, possibly in search of something, and we see a dangerous looking skull with long teeth visible down in the corner of the screen.

This could simply be a physical conditioning exercise, but she appears to be in search of something. According to some of the promotional images. Luke’s X-Wing, and who knows what else, appear to have sunken to the bottom of the ocean near the island. Luke also noticeable isn’t carrying his green-bladed lightsaber in any of the images (not even at his belt), so it’s possible that many of Luke’s belongings, including his lightsaber, are with his X-Wing, or maybe he even sank them himself as a part of his self-imposed exile.


After only appearing in giant hologram, Snoke finally makes his way to the screen and he looks like another brilliant Andy Serkis motion-capture creation. Given, Snoke looks close enough to human that it should be possible to portray him simply with traditional makeup – like Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi, but if Snoke is truly far taller than a normal human, then that would make more sense. It’s difficult to gauge his height with the limited context of the shots he appears in here.

In the fashion of the traditional Star Wars baddie, he’s urging Rey to fulfill her destiny and join him. His Force powers are on display here as he levitates Rey as she squirms, clearly in pain. Now that we know Kylo Ren and Rey both go to Crait, that’s probably how she got captured again, although, after the way her last fight with Ren went, it’s hard to imagine her capture being a simple task, unless she went willingly, which could very well  be an indication from the next scene.


This last scene might be the biggest shocker of the whole thing. In fact, if you string Rey’s dialogue together from the beginning of the trailer, it appears as if maybe everything she says could belong to this final scene, making her dialogue “something inside me has always been there, but now it’s awake and I need help… I need someone to show me my place in all this” If that is truly all spoken to Kylo Ren, there’s a number of potential scenarios.

First, the impression the trailer gives is that maybe Luke’s refusal to train her eventually forced her to leave and she’s now willing to explore other options. This seems fairly unlikely since she just saw him kill Han Solo, but it’s still a possibility. The other is that this scene isn’t actually happening. Looking around the background, it appears as if they’re in the middle of a burning structure. Her Forceback in The Force Awakens notably ended with Kylo Ren, so what if that happens again here when she sees Luke’s temple destroyed and then she has this vision.

Either way, it gives the impression, or hope, even, that Rey and Kylo will find a way to settle their differences and fight on the same side. For who and against what, who knows, but taken in context, it seems very unlikely that the two would actually form any kind of alliance, at least not in this movie.


Jumping off that last point, Luke has a bit of dialogue that almost seems pointed directly at fans: “This is not going to go the way you think,” possibly serving as a hat tip to the numerous layers of misdirection going on. Snoke’s dialogue could actually all be a part of his interrogation of Rey (instead of split between Ren and Rey), Rey’s dialogue may all be directed at Kylo Ren, and there’s the significant potential of some dream/vision sequences, all of which cloud the proper order of event. Then, of course, the trailer is lacking any easily identifiable major 3rd act setting or event meaning even the few puzzle pieces we do have don’t assemble complete snapshot.

This trailer may show a whole lot more than the last one, but  when it comes to actually revealing significant plot elements, it might actually be obscuring the movie’s plot even more than the last trailer, meaning some of the movie’s biggest reveals may actually end up waiting for a theatrical experience, which is truly exciting.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15th.


Hilarious reactions to The Last Jedi trailer

After a long wait, we finally have the trailer for The Last Jedi. But it was what you were waiting for? For good and for bad, maybe more for bad, the trailer is shaking the Internet since was released by Disney last night. If you didn’t see the trailer yet, here is your chance:

And here we have some reactions – hilarious, of course – to The Last Jedi trailer.



The Last Jedi new posters

Source: ScreenRant

Lucasfilm has officially revealed a new theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ahead of the official trailer released yesterday.

Though all of the principal cast is featured on the artwork (with Leia positioned front and center), the most prominent figures are Luke Skywalker, Rey, and Kylo Ren. This isn’t entirely surprising, considering that the latest trailer sets The Last Jedi up as this trio’s movie, with the war between the Resistance and the First Order relegated to the primary subplot. The old Jedi Master has the look of a weary, broken man, and from the preview we know he’s not too keen on training Rey. Luke’s facial expression is rather ominous, illustrating he’s far removed from being the good-natured hero who helped defeat the Empire. Rey and Kylo are positioned back-to-back, signaling their parallels – or perhaps partnership.

It’s a nice touch to see the late great Carrie Fisher in the forefront as well. Though the film’s title is a direct reference to Luke and the arcs of Rey and Kylo are main focal points, Episode VIII is also going to serve as a tribute to the actress, who is as vital a part of Star Wars as anyone. Leia’s role remains largely a mystery for the time being, but it is said Fisher has more screen time when compared to The Force Awakens. As the Resistance looks to gain an upper hand against the First Order, she’ll be the one leading the charge.

Luke trains Rey on Star Wars: The Last Jedi IMAX Poster

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A special IMAX poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi shows Luke Skywalker watching Rey train from a distance on the planet Ahch-To. The hype train for the latest chapter in the iconic saga is in full effect now, following the release of the latest theatrical trailer last night. Already, several fans have purchased their tickets for opening night, planning to see the film on the biggest of screens. It goes without saying that The Last Jedi is a movie that seems tailor-made for IMAX, fully immersing viewers in the galaxy far, far away. Lucasfilm will of course release the film in the premium format, where Rian Johnson’s visuals should be a wonder to behold.

The scenes on Ahch-To look especially beautiful, and there should be a healthy amount of substance to complement the impressive style. Luke and Rey’s dynamic is said to be the beating heart of the picture, and judging from the trailer, Skywalker all but abandons the young scavenger when he becomes frightened by her power. Still, there will be sequences where the old Jedi shows Rey the ways of the Force, and one of them is depicted in a new poster for the film.

As part of a promotion at IMAX at AMC locations, attendees who see The Last Jedi in IMAX will receive exclusive prints from artist Dan Mumford. This is identical to The Force Awakens, which had a series of such one-sheets that were unveiled periodically over the early course of the film’s theatrical run. It isn’t surprising Lucasfilm is ensuring Episode VIII has the same treatment, and now the first of these has been revealed. You can check it out in the space below:

In the background, one can see the silhouette of Rey as she practices her lightsaber technique with Luke standing perched on the edge of a cliff as he looks out at his would-be apprentice. We already know that Skywalker is not going to be very welcoming towards Rey at the film’s outset, and while initially it was believed he’d warm up to her, the marketing is definitely implying Luke is an unwilling teacher. Seeing too much of Ben Solo in Rey, Luke seemingly cannot bring himself to complete Rey’s training out of fear he will repeat the same mistakes. How the relationship between Skywalker and Rey evolves is one of The Last Jedi‘s most intriguing elements, and it will be interesting to see where the two end up before Episode IX.

There will likely be additional IMAX/AMC posters revealed in the near future, as ComingSoon notes that they will be handed out on December 17, December 24, December 31, and January 7. It stands reason to believe a different one will be featured at theaters each week, encouraging fans to come back for repeat viewings and complete a collection. If The Last Jedi is as good as the trailer is suggesting, moviegoers will have no qualms returning to the multiplex again and again.


The Last Jedi trailer, finally, debuts today

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The world will get a brand new look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi tonight, when Disney and Lucasfilm release the second trailer for Rian Johnson’s sequel to J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens. Here’s the lowdown on how to get x-wings screaming into your eyeballs as soon as possible:


The trailer will debut in the US during halftime in the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears’ Monday Night Football match (9 October). That means around 10pm ET and 3am BST (UK).


The match is on ESPN, but obviously Disney are aware of the even bigger audience online, so will post on the trailer on its YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook channels almost immediately after.

What to expect

Don’t worry, this is unlikely to be one of those stupid teasers where all they show is one visual and the logo. The first teaser for The Last Jedi showed off a fair amount but was mostly centred on the island where Rey was last seen visiting Luke – expect this one to stray away from Ahch-To and show what’s going on elsewhere.

When is the film actually out?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in UK cinemas on 14 December 2017.

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels and Gwendoline Christie will all be back, joined by newcomers Benicia del Toro and Laura Dern.