Star Wars: The Last Jedi Parallels to Other Films

*SPOILER ALERT* THE LAST JEDI

The Last Jedi, still being somewhat new (even though Solo is coming soon), has parallels to other movies.

One of them is the Battle of Crait. The First Order uses the AT-M6s while the Empire uses AT-ATs. The Resistance and the Rebellion use tiny speeders that have no chance of defeating them. Not to mention that both planets are white. C3-P0 also told everyone that they were going to die.

When Luke duels Kylo Ren at the end of The Last Jedi, he says, “Strike me down in anger and I will always be with you.” In A New Hope, Obi-Wan says, “If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”

Binary Sunset

Before Luke dissolves, he looks at the twin suns at Anch-To. That is like the famous scene in A New Hope when Luke looks out at the sunset on Tatooine.

Praetorian Guard

In Snoke’s throne room, the praetorian guards are in red like the royal guards in Return of the Jedi. Snoke put Rey’s lightsaber on the arm of his throne like Palpatine did in Return of the Jedi. Kylo Ren and Darth Vader both kill their master to save Rey or Luke.

Kylo Ren flies into the hangar bay of the Raddus like Anakin flying into the hangar bay of a Trade Federation ship.

Its a Trap

Of course, Admiral Ackbar died in a trap.

Both Finn and Luke begin the movie in a tank healing from their injuries. How can they breathe if they are trapped in a bacta tank, though?

Rey trains with Luke on a remote planet like Luke and Yoda did. There were no porgs on Dagobah.

Luke threw Anakin’s lightsaber away like he did with his own in Return of the Jedi. (R. I. P. Anakin’s lightsaber though.)

Rey Cracking Ground

When Rey cracks the ground in The Last Jedi, maybe she did that on Starkiller Base. It was probably just the planet imploding.

A Wreched Hive of Scum and Villiany

Rose says that Canto Bight is full of the worst people. She was looking in the wrong places. It is Tatooine. Or maybe it was Obi-Wan who was wrong? I don’t know. Speaking of Canto Bight, it is similar to Cloud City. They both go there to find help. But in The Empire Strikes Back, they actually got it.

When Rey and Kylo Ren defeat the praetorian guards, Kylo Ren offers Rey a chance to rule the galaxy. That has been in a lot of Star Wars movies.

Chewie AT-ST

On the Supremecy, we see BB-8 steal an AT-ST. Chewbacca did the same thing during the Battle of Endor.

Those are a some of the parallels between the films.

Some of my other posts are:

Who is Snoke?

Darth Jar Jar Binks?

 

Who is Snoke?

*Spoiler Alert*

For those of you who have seen The Last Jedi, you will know that Snoke is dead. For those of you who haven’t, don’t say I didn’t tell you there were spoilers. But no one knows who Snoke really was.

First of all, Disney shouldn’t have killed him. Snoke could have done a lot more than sitting on his throne and talking to Kylo Ren and General Hux. We never got to even see him fight. He could have had powers to rival Darth Sidious. However, we will never know. Darth Maul did survive being cut in half so Snoke might have.

So who is he? First of all, I think he is a new guy, but I don’t want to think that. I’m going to go through some of the theories.

  1. Mace Windu: Some people say that Snoke is Mace Windu. It seems plausible but quite unlikely. So, after he got blasted out the window in Revenge of the Sith, he went underground and resurfaced 53 years later as a guy named Snoke.  I don’t think that is possible. Mace Windu did use Vaapad. That lightsaber style is one that brings you closest to the Dark Side. He died. He died. Ok, he died. He’s not alive. Mace Windu got blasted with Force Lighting, got his hand cut off, and fell 1500 feet. Despite being a Jedi Master, he couldn’t survive. He was shocked in both ways (lighting and startled.)Mace Windu
  2. Jar Jar Binks: Okay, so Jar Jar Binks was responsible for everything because he is Jar Jar Binks. That’s all I need to say. So that means that he isn’t Snoke.Darth Jar Jar
  3. Darth Plagueis: People think that Snoke is Darth Plagueis. I agree with this one the most because it makes so much more sense. Darth Plagueis could influence Midi-Chlorians to create life. So, Palpatine murdered him in his sleep. Plagueis sensed his apprentice and made more life. Even though he was killed, he survived. And maybe Palpatine stabbed him in his cheek? Odd place but Palpatine was an odd person. That would explain how his cheek is all warped.

Darth Plagueis the Wise

So that explains who Snoke is. (Kind of)

 

Coming soon: Darth Jar Jar.