I thought the Clone Wars lasted a decade by itself? And it's about 10 years between Menance and Attack of the Clones so that's over 20 years right there.Another thing about the sequel trilogy I've ruminated on is it's actually really lacking in scope. Episodes 1-6 tell a long form, multi-generational story of a central villain's rise to power, his corruption of others and fundamental altering of the galaxy, eradication of the Jedi, the start of a rebellion against him, etc.. And we get to see the scope of that through time jumps. The prequels span a period of 13 or 14 years. There is 19 years of story time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Three years between ANH and ESB, then a year between ESN and RotJ.
The entire sequel trilogy takes place in a little over a year. The first two movies only cover a handful of days. In short, the First Order performs a smash and grab on the New Republic government, occupies planets and causes trouble for about a year, then is destroyed. It's just completely lacking in scope and scale. Its the War of 1812 to the original saga's Revolutionary War: a minor sequel featuring the same players that ends unceremoniously and in which nothing of substance actually occurs and very little change is affected.
No, The Clone Wars takes place over like a three year period. Ahsoka is 14 when she becomes Anakin's padawan and around 17 during Siege of Mandalore. She's in her early 30s when she pops back up in Rebels (3 years or so before the Battle of Yavin at that point, so 15-16 years after RotS.).I thought the Clone Wars lasted a decade by itself? And it's about 10 years between Menance and Attack of the Clones so that's over 20 years right there.
100% this. And if they ever did have that vision, they lost it during TFA. I wouldn't trust Kennedy with another SW project again. This certainly wasn't one of her shining accomplishments.My opinion is mostly unchanged after a second viewing. I might like it a little more. There's still a "what could have been" vibe with this whole trilogy, but I think RoS does the best it can with the rubble left from TLJ. I'll still never forgive Kathleen Kennedy for allowing these movies to be made with no clear vision/plan on what they would be and where they were going.
"A convoluted mess" is a good way to describe the sequel trilogy. They put too much effort into cranking out product and not enough into crafting a satisfying story to wrap it around. With as much money as they had to spend and the return of the original characters they could have made something really great that built on the Star Wars legacy. Instead we got something just kind of "meh" and completely disposable.I haven't really commented much on ROS, so a couple of quick comments. One, it was a good bit better than TLJ. The action sequences I thought were pretty good. Plenty of light saber fights, which I thought were fun. But from a story telling perspective, I don't know. Just hard to fill things in after the mess of TLJ.
ROS just left me asking a lot of questions and the ending was a convoluted mess imo. I understand why, but I just felt like more could have been done.
I actually liked the twist in the end. I could see it coming in a way, but it just got overshadowed by a lot of the other parts of the movie. ROS isn't a bad movie imo. Just handicapped by TLJ and poorly told story.I thought it was better on a second viewing, but there are still glaring issues. Knowing the "twist" ahead of time puts more of the character's actions in perspective.
Nah, just the Skywalker Story. And even then I'm skeptical that we won't see an episode X eventually.I'm guessing this isn't the end for the SW franchise, but I'm wondering what's next. I haven't read much about the next phase, or if that's even in the works at this point.
Thanks for the info.Nah, just the Skywalker Story. And even then I'm skeptical that we won't see an episode X eventually.
They've got a ton of things both Disney Plus and movies in development. The only things we're certain on are the Obi Wan and Cassian Andor Disney Plus shows. Everything else is rumor at this point, although yesterdat they did just announce Taika Waitti is cowriting and directing a movie, but we know nothing about it.
seems to be the consensus among sw fans. i still haven't seen ros and don't care.I'm so confused.
He didn’t. His son was actually a clone of himself, but you’d have to read supplemental material to know this.seems to be the consensus among sw fans. i still haven't seen ros and don't care.
astonishing that j.j.a. had all the advantage$ and none of the pressures of lucas, yet still delivered a steaming 7trilogy.
btw, when does THE galactic bad*** have time to bone, and why?