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Dec 16, 2017

Here's how The Last Jedi could have ended (if you hated the original ending)

how the last jedi should have finished

My take on how The Last Jedi could have ended


The Last Jedi was a hot mess.

Let's just admit it and move on*.

It had a lot going for it but it had some major plot issues, the least of which was Luke's character arc.

Luke was the Jedi that convinced The Chosen One to kill the Emperor and restore balance to the Force. Luke had faced Vader himself and beaten him in the process. 

I'm saying he was battle hardened. He had been through it all. Despite his fear, he never gave up. 

The Last Jedi then turned him into a sad old hermit because he had at one time thought to kill Kylo Ren before he destroyed the galaxy (the one that's far far away). 

Some things went down with Ben Solo and Luke then shut himself away and from the Force. 

Yoda then convinces him to sort his shit and then he Force projects the shit out himself, tells Kylo Ren he's been a bad bad boy and then dies. 

Dies while looking at a Binary Sunset. It's a beautiful thing. 

But it's not how it should have played out. 

Here is how I think the end of The Last Jedi should have played out. 

We get to the point where the Rebels are on Crait and at their most desperate hour. 

Instead of Force projecting himself halfway across the galaxy to screw with Ren's mental hatred of him, he turns up in person, the here and now (Maybe Chewbacca went back for him...?)

They do the dance they do, even point for point as it happens in the actual movie until Luke EFFORTLESSLY pulls an Obi Wan Kenobi and removes a few of Kylo Ren's limbs. 

Does that sound familiar? 

It would have been a great moment - think about it Kylo wants to be his grandfather who lost three limbs to one of the great Jedi Knights. Well, he wants it and now he gets it care of one of the great Jedi Knights. 

Satisfied, Luke joins the Rebel and they leave Crait. 

Hux rescues Ren just like Palpatine did Vader in Revenge of the Sith. 

End of movie.

Brilliant eh?

This also sets up episode 9 really well.

What ever plot happens happens. 

We then get to the business end of the movie. Luke has a rematch with Kylo Ren. It's epic, there are heroes on both sides but Kylo gets his revenge. Maybe he tricks Luke. 

Either way Luke goes out a dying hero and not a bitch like Snoke.

This sets up the final confrontation between Rey and Kylo. 

You can decide who wins. 

So that's it, my take on how The Last Jedi should have ended and how it would have lent itself to an excellent sequel and conclusion to the new trilogy.

*millions disagree with me.

2 comments:

  1. Would have been better than the crap they came up with.

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  2. I agree Last Jedi was a messy jumble...it needs a re-edit at the least to end more cleanly. My better ending has Rae and Kylo joining forces to create a new faction beyond dark and light. Episode 9 could then permit Luke to serve as a final sacrificial lamb to a new covenant forged by that imperfect union.

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