Star Wars: 7 Ways ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Undoes/Ignores ‘The Last Jedi’

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Luke’s X-wing Works in “The Rise of Skywalker”

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A squadron of T65-B X-wings approach the Death Star in “Star Wars: A New Hope.” (Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Rey sees Luke’s X-wing in “The Last Jedi” underwater. (Luke is the reason for this.) It had been in the water for at least 12 years if Ben Solo was 18 when Luke and Ben’s relationship, uh, broke down and Luke’s Jedi order was shredded.

The ship was broken — it didn’t work.

Yet, it worked in “The Rise of Skywalker,” when Luke uses the Force to lift it out of the water.

Rose Is Set Aside

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Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) reportedly had a bigger role in J.J. Abrams’ version of The Rise of Skywalker. (Image” Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Rose was a main character in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” accompanying and saving one of the members of the Big Three of the Star Wars sequel trilogy (Finn). It seemed clear that she would be critical to the saving of the Resistance. But then she hardly appeared in “The Rise of Skywalker.” Rose also shoots down Finn’s offer in “The Rise of Skywalker” to go on a mission with the Big Three.

Given that racist remarks and death threats were directed at Kelly Marie Tran, who played Rose, it sadly appears that this decision was made to appease the “Star Wars” fans who levied such comments.

What’s funny is that J.J. Abrams, the director of “The Rise of Skywalker,” said at Celebration Chicago that he was grateful for Rian Johnson, the director of “The Last Jedi,” casting Kelly Marie Tran.

The ‘Holdo Maneuver’

One of the greatest shots of the entire “Star Wars” saga was Vice Admiral Holdo lightspeeding through Star Destroyers. But now, thanks to “The Rise of Skywalker,” the canon basically says that’s impossible – the description of the action in the film is that it’s a “one-in-a-million shot.”

Tells us what you thought of “The Rise of Skywalker” and “The Last Jedi” in the comments below!

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