That was good for a laugh. I cannot believe how pussy Disney is. Disney is just the worst outfit to have ownership of this property. The original movie not only showed an arm being hacked off; it showed the arm covered in blood. This Chewbacca scene shows the arm, essentially bloodless, landing on the table. The article writer goes on to say for "good reason".....what good reason? The scene is no worse than the arm slicing scene in the original film.
Yeah, I can see why it was cut. While its not as graphic as what we saw in ANH, and Wookies are known to pull people's arms out of their sockets, Chewie has become a lovable character and now looks kind of out of character to see him do that (I guess even though he choked Lando in ESB). And then, as I also thought, how does Unkar find them. Presumably there's a tracker on the Falcon (which it seems remiss of Han to not have swept for) but that doesn't explain how he arrived there at least at the same time as Rey did. Either that, or it's an amazing coincidence they happened to find each other. Also, the scene really doesn't do anything to move the story along.I love seeing Chewbacca ripping arms off as much as anyone but that scene wasn't deleted because of the violence, it was dropped because it doesn't work in the movie as a whole. At that point in the story, Unkar Plutt is finished so reintroducing him for 30 seconds just to get his arms torn off is pointless. Also, it raises the question of how did he find them (presumably, he had intergalactic lowjack on the Falcon) and having him suddenly pop up again on another planet seems more like it's a nightmare or vision than reality. I hope they have Chewbacca tear off arms in a future movie but I'm glad they dropped it from The Force Awakens.
Also, why is this suddenly a story when that scene was on the Blu-ray two months ago?
And then proceeds to mercilessly murder those same stormtroopers from his unit soon after and throughout the film.The biggest innovation of the early part of the movie is Stormtrooper FN-2187, who experiences death close up for the first time and chooses not to obey immoral orders
A good point. I just finished watching "The Force Awakens" again. I hope in "The Rise of Skywalker" they not only address Rey's heritage, but how she seem so advance in "The Force" so quickly.I think since Rey has learned to take ships apart for survival, it'd be strange for her not to know her way around a cockpit. The movies opens with her looking like she knows exactly what she's looking for. Makes sense she'd be able to talk shop with any mechanic.
As as audience member, though, I allow it because it's basically the only coincidence. Everything that happens after they steal it is causation, not coincidence.The Falcon just being right there on Jakku just seemed like an extremely contrived coincidence to me.
When she's talking to Han in the cockpit, it's pretty clear that she was hired to do quite a bit of work on the Falcon while it sat there. So while it's true that her history as a scavenger gives her a really strong background as a mechanic. But in this case she had worked on the specific ship.I think since Rey has learned to take ships apart for survival, it'd be strange for her not to know her way around a cockpit. The movies opens with her looking like she knows exactly what she's looking for. Makes sense she'd be able to talk shop with any mechanic.
I agree with this. Her heritage is the one thing from The Last Jedi that I hope gets retconned. This trilogy of trilogies is about three generations of Skywalkers. I need to know why her heritage plays into that story.A good point. I just finished watching "The Force Awakens" again. I hope in "The Rise of Skywalker" they not only address Rey's heritage, but how she seem so advance in "The Force" so quickly.
But remember it’s REY who says her parents were nobodies. She wasn’t told by Kylo.They don’t need to retcon anything from The Last Jedi, because the film doesn’t give us an objectively definitive perspective to be undone. Rey is told one thing about her parentage from an adversary who is trying to persuade her to join his side; there’s absolutely no indication given as to whether or not what’s discussed is true. It’s only shown that Rey, in a moment of distress, seems to believe what she’s being told.