We're Sold on the new Cast!
I have to admit, like everyone else, I was a little hesitant to trust the new actors since a certain bunch from the prequel failed to live up to their name. However, it's safe to say that they've earned their place in the booming saga and rendered a masterpiece. Rey (Daisy Ridley) demonstrated a quick wit and unwaivering courage that even wowed Han Solo himself! Finn (John Boyega), not only a vital part of the storyline and the first Stormtrooper to ever matter, gave us the character growth and sense of morale that a film needs to portray the tension between conflicting forces. And Kylo Ren, (Adam Driver) grandson of Lord Vader himself! Personally, I cringed through every second of his screentime as he unveiled new depths of the dark side.
Now it REALLY Begins
Now we're done catching up. The nostalgia is over and a legacy is to be defined yet again in the epic saga. Kylo lacked focus and power, but not rage. Now because of his sacrifice and the shame of his defeat, his vengeance and power will be a force to be reckoned with; the possibilities are endless. On the other side of the force, Rey has found Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), weary and with a look of broken faith, but still in tune with force like Yoda on Dagobah. Two rivals breaking their boundaries and realizing their potential until their unavoidable clash.
As if that weren’t enough, war between The Resistance and the first Order is surely to escalate after the destruction of the New Republic and the Starkiller base.
It's the boiling point of every film where both sides want vengeance and order but only one will prevail.
What We Should See
New force abilities! With such ripe material sitting in the expanded universe I wouldn't be surprised if they brought some of that to the big screen.
More battles! The lines have been marked with blood and space confetti, and with no new republic holding any order in the galaxy, chaos and bloodshed of a tremendous magnitude is definetly be expected. More heroics from resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) I hope!
Possibly another death? I don't know if my heart could handle it! Unless it's C-3PO...
What do you look forward to in Episode VIII?
New force abilities
Can't decide yet