The Last Jedi —5 Strange Things I Noticed (Warning: Spoilers)

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The Last Jedi Strange Fact #1 — HIDDEN DARTH VADER
Look at the poster focusing & then defocusing your eyes — you will see a silhouette of Darth Vader

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The Last Jedi Strange Fact #2 — COMMON STORYLINES

  • In Star Wars Episode IV — Luke Skywalker is a good looking young student who approaches an old grizzly Jedi Master Yoga for guidance.
    In Start Wars Episode VIII — Rey is a good looking young student who approaches an old grizzly Jedi Master Luke Skywalker for guidance
  • In Star Wars Episode IV — The old Jedi Master vanishes into thin air after fulfilling his role.
    In Star Wars Episode VIII — Ditto
  • In Star Wars Episode IV — Luke Skywalker drinks some kind of Blue Milk
    In Star Wars Episode VIII — Luke Skywalker drinks some kind of Blue Milk (however this time its more disgusting)

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The Last Jedi Strange Fact #3 — TIME DURATION
The last Jedi is the Longest Movie in its series:

  • Episode VIII: The Last Jedi — 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones — 2 hours 22 minutes
  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith — 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi — 2 hours 14 minutes
  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace — 2 hours 13 minutes
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — 2 Hours 13 minutes
  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back — 2 hours 4 minutes
  • Episode IV: A New Hope — 2 hours 1 minutes

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The Last Jedi Strange Fact #4 — WOMEN AS LEADERS

In this movie Women are positioned as Mature, Level-Headed & Capable Leaders while Men are portrayed as Impulsive, Reckless & Macho.

Case in point —
The Women
- Rose Tico (Kelly Marie),
- Rey (Daisy Ridley),
- Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern)
- Leia (Carrie Fisher)
All of them do an amazing job at being leaders & taking the initiative while:
The Men
- Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac)
- Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)
- General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson)
- Finn (John Boyega)
Play the role of being swashbuckling brave cowboys ready to risk the lives of many for their testosterone filled ambitions

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The Last Jedi Strange Fact #5 — ASIAN MARKETING STRATEGY?

This is the first time ever that an Asian woman is positioned as the central character — the protagonist who saves the day. In the majority of blockbuster movies — it used to be sexy, hot, slim white blondes or white brunettes who were typecast for these roles. This is the first time an relatively ordinary, unknown Asian woman has been taken to fit into this role. Most critics believe it is because Disney wants to focus on the Asian Markets for greater revenue.

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So which Last Jedi Strange Fact resonated with you the most or which one did you disagree with?
Let me know in the comments section below.

Loy Machedo

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