Rian Johnson: Last Jedi “Meta-Grinch” or Christmas Rebel Hero?

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Challenging the Jedi Order

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The Deconstruction of the Flyboy

The Deconstruction of War

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  • The Jedi Order (at its most powerful) failed to predict or stop the rise of the Empire.
  • The Rebel Alliance didn’t create an enduring alternative to the Empire.
  • Despite being a Master trained by Kenobi and Yoda, Luke couldn’t prevent Ben Solo from turning or prevent Snoke and the First Order from rising to take control of the universe again.
  • After failing to prevent Ben Solo’s turn to the Dark Side Luke read the sacred texts and still found no answer to his existential questions.
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Author, Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, Co-Host of the "Decarceration Nation" Podcast, Television critic and Movie Reviewer, OnPirateSatellite.com