Having recently seen STAR WARS:THE LAST JEDI(a.k.a.:EPISODE 9) and having read and heard all of the whining and complaining from the STAR WARS fans(mainly the Millenial ones),instead of criticizing people that are criticizing the new film I’ll just wisely explain a few things and ask a few questions that are important to the future of the STAR WARS universe…
First off,J.J. Abrams is the main guy and the puppetmaster behind the new STAR WARS series,with producer Kathleen Kennedy as his back-up muscle as Abrams is the one who makes all of the decisions upon the direction of the series and its characters,since LAST JEDI writer/director Rian Johnson was working upon the film’s story that were based on Abrams’ order(even if Johnson threw in a handful of his own ideas) and if anyone can vividly remember Abrams held back Luke Skywalker from appearing in STAR WARS:THE FORCE AWAKENS as he had a plan that he thought was very cool upon what became of Luke,teasing that Luke has either turned evil,was secretly behind The First Order,or has gotten bitter and retired to the green planet that he currently resides upon. It stirred up a lot of interest in fans who were only to get majorly disappointed that Luke only cameoed at the finale with no explanation upon whether he changed or was still a good guy. As we all learned in LAST JEDI,it was the latter that became of Luke as he was held back into getting back into action until the film’s finale.
And the Abrams/Kennedy produced STAR WARS films(mainly the Episodes) have also taken the PHANTASM sequels route in answering a few questions from the previous film,only to bring forth even more questions hat need to be answered,for here are a handful of mine…
* Who exactly is Supreme Leader Snoke and how did he suddenly get into power so quickly,for is he really Darth Sidious(instead of Palpatine) from the first two Episodes(and possibly ROGUE ONE[in Darth Vader’s castle]) who somehow found a way to survive and was able to easily return to power. And how did he get so facially disfigured(ala Jason Voorhees),for was it the Dark Side of the Force that rapidly took away his looks and physical appearance ?
* Given the political backstory of the first three Episodes,just where are the rest of the intergalactic politicians and royalty dignitaries to speak out against The First Order after their Starkiller Cruiser destroyed the home planet of The Republic,for all of those people possibly can’t be dead.
* What are the backstories of the likes of Captain Plasma,General Armitage Hux,and Poe Dameron(such as is Hux the grandson of Governor/Grand Moff Tarken and is Poe the son of Wedge) since they must have came from interesting backgrounds.
* Just how did The First Order(along with Snoke) get into power,and how long did this take for them to do so(was it after the finale of RETURN OF THE JEDI,or ten years before THE FORCE AWAKENS.
* Just who exactly are Rey’s parents,for was Max Von Sydow’s briefly seen FORCE AWAKENS character either her possible unknown father or her guardian(who latter get go of her),or is the heritage of her parents going to be eventually revealed in EPISODE 9(with her parents turning out to be new characters that are either Jedis or villains[with possible connections to earlier STAR WARS universe characters]) ?
* Where the hell is Lando Calrissian,the other hero of both THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI(as well as the upcoming SOLO:A STAR WARS STORY) who,like Wedge,has suddenly vanished without any explanation since the current STAR WARS universe could certainly need his return to aid the Resistance in the fight against The First Order(given the fates of both Luke and Han Solo).
Otherwise,now that it doesn’t look like Johnson will be around to be handling that newly planned trilogy of films(whether they’ll be Episodes[with entirely new characters] or an entirely different line of STAR WARS universe set stories) since Kennedy takes notices of both intended filmmakers’ previous box offices grosses and film critique from the fanbase and the film critics Very Seriously,it’ll be very interesting upon how EPISODE 9 will end the current trilogy(since Daisy Ridley is rumored to make it her final STAR WARS film[and which characters will survive]) and where the STAR WARS series will go from here.
R.I.P.: Rick Sullivan(of Gore Gazette magazine(which heavily influenced the likes of Chas. Balun,Joe Bob Briggs,and Shawn Lewis[Blackest Heart,Rotten Cotton,Eibon Press]),wrestler Tom Zenk,and Ulli Lommel(1980’s THE BOOGEY MAN),for those two genre celebrities’ passings makes everyone remember upon how they are getting older and how fast time is flying by.