« on: December 23, 2015, 05:28 AM »
Finn being able to use a lightsaber was no big deal to me, he's probably had the same hand-to-hand training that other Stormtroopers receive, and I never bought into the idea that only a Jedi could wield a lightsaber. I'm also wondering if Finn is somehow force sensitive...it would be a good explanation for how the First Order's conditioning never took hold of him.
I read online somewhere that the battle of Jakku broke the back of the Empire and hurt the New Republic as well. After that, an armistice was signed and the two factions went into a sort of cold war era. As stated in the opening crawl, the First Order arose from the remains of the Empire and the Resistance was formed to keep them in check without the entire Republic going to war. The Republic financed the Resistance, but kept it low key...this was alluded to in General Hux's speech.
There's a lot of speculation that Rey is Luke's daughter. I'm not convinced of this yet...you would think Leia or Han would have recognized her. I'm hoping that she is not related at all, and she was possibly a survivor of the academy massacre...but it wouldn't surprise me if they go down the "she's a Skywalker" road.
It will be interesting to see just how broken Luke is after what happened to his students. For him to walk away from everything speaks volumes already! I half expect to see force ghosts of Anakin, Obi-Wan and Yoda muttering in the background through a portion of Episode VIII.
Where do you think Snoke came from? I'm guessing that he was one of the inquisitors, and he was able to rise after the Emperor and Vader died. I really hope that he's not Plagueis. That would ruin the story for me.