Carnival Splendor in Puerto Vallarta: Part 4 of 5

Puerto Vallarta was our 3rd and final stop. Of course, it was the best one. We took a big catamaran. It was two stories like most tourist boats.

 

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On the boat. You can’t really see much but the front of the boat is behind us.

We went to two beaches and went snorkeling at one of them. The first beach had softer sand but almost no waves. It was fun because there were inner tubes. One time I was telling my sister something and the tube flipped. It was awesome. (Also kind of annoying). After that, we had lunch. I just ate bread because I didn’t like the sandwich. We took that boat for another half hour or so to the next beach.

mom and kids after snorkel

It had normal waves which was nice. A bunch of locals were playing in the water while we were there. One time, there was a 7-foot tall wave. I just went on the top of it and rode the wave back to the shore. My mom lost her sunglasses when this fast wave came and knocked them off her head. We were at the beach for about 2 hours. When we went back on the boat, there was a concert with what was apparently the Mexican Rolling Stones.

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They were magic considering they had drums when no one was at the drumset. Or maybe it was lip-syncing. After they finished, we found something out. It was all a scam. They sold out the boat by making people think the Mexican Rolling Stones were playing. The snorkeling was just an add-in. They were just the workers on the boat. Once we exited the boat, we entered the boat.

(Wait, hold on, we entered the Carnival Splendor. Not that boat). On the Carnival Splendor, I got to see The Last Jedi again. It was in the Carnival Seaside Theater. Unfortunately, I missed everything from Snoke’s throne room to Luke disappearing because of dinner. After that, I watched Black Panther and went to bed. The end… Last part coming tomorrow.

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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?