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Re: The Last Jedi [spoiler alert]
« Reply #100 on: January 18, 2019, 12:04:34 pm »
I'd have to hear it from Lucas as his intention to believe it.

It's not like he is known for the use of subtlety and nuance in his movie-making.  "Inferred", in Lucas' mind, means a character said it out loud, in front of a green screen.
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Re: The Last Jedi [spoiler alert]
« Reply #101 on: January 18, 2019, 12:05:03 pm »
It’s always been clear the Force isn’t purely a matter of inheritance. I’m just saying Johnson was trying to reiterate the theme expressed in Luke’s little speech: “[the] Force does not belong to the Jedi. To say that if the Jedi die the light dies is vanity.”

ETA: this is perfectly consistent with Lucas’ stories. A central premise of the prequel trilogy is that the Jedi Order was a decaying institution and was out of touch with the nature of the Force.

I looked at it as being similar to the Potterverse, where you had both established families with pure blood lineages that go back generations, ala the Malfoys and Blacks, as well as those filthy mudbloods that sprang up out of nowhere.


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Re: The Last Jedi [spoiler alert]
« Reply #102 on: January 18, 2019, 12:59:20 pm »
I'd have to hear it from Lucas as his intention to believe it.

Well, just wait a while. George does a good job of changing what his intentions were.


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Re: The Last Jedi [spoiler alert]
« Reply #103 on: January 18, 2019, 01:54:52 pm »
I believe the implications were that Palpatine manipulated midichlorians to, essentially, breed Anakin.

It's been more obviously implied in a recent comic book (which is considered to be canon):
https://comicbook.com/starwars/2018/12/21/star-wars-darth-vader-anakin-skywalker-father-palpatine/
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Re: The Last Jedi [spoiler alert]
« Reply #104 on: January 18, 2019, 02:27:42 pm »

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Re: The Last Jedi [spoiler alert]
« Reply #105 on: January 19, 2019, 02:28:32 pm »
He's your only Hispanic actor, and his character wasn't like that in 7.

As you noted part of Rose's role was to pander to an Asian audience.  That's insulting if not racist.  Too, as you note she's useless to the primary plot.  They have one African actress (voice for CGI).  She's given minimal time on screen and only related to the useless subplot.  One African actor.  Let's start him off as comic relief and then send him too on the useless subplot.

Every actor of color is useless to plot resolution.
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