Anakin and the prophesy of the chosen one and TFA kylo ren
if anakin is the chosen one who was to bring balance to the force how do you explain the events in tfa? specifically his grandson kylo killing all of luke's students, and paving the way for the rise of snoke. if anakin brought balance to the force, whence cometh snoke and kylo ren
I think his point is is that they are not pretending PT concepts don't exist, or somehow shying away from them as you are suggesting. The idea of prophecy through bringing balance to the Force for example has been acknowledged.
Really, the only reason the PT doesn't feature at all heavily in TFA is because it's not relevant, and they wanted to recreate the feel of the OT.
Last edited by Beniboybling on Jan 27th, 2016 at 10:50 AM
From my POV, life tends to be in a constant state of flux. Balance doesn't mean static. I see Anakin as a major "correction" of the force. From the way I saw it, too much control and order created a state of apathy/indiferrence prone to greed, pride and corruption which needed to be reset. Anakin reset it and now, as with life, natural forces start to pull from every direction. I might be way off but that's at least how I see it.
Did Lucas actually acknowledge in-canon that light=balance. Shouldn't "balance" actually be equal weight between light and dark?
Yeah exactly. We just need to Look at Rebels being almost a sequel series to TCW to know Disney isn't running scared from the Prequel era.
Of course TFA itself was a homage to ANH and not TPM. But that's just the route Abrams decided to take for this particular film IMO. Doesn't mean Disney's running from the Prequels, hence the Prequel references.
I would also think the fact that they considered Hayden making an appearance in TFA, and still might in Episode 8 is pretty telling as well.
Its obvious they've taken the criticisms of the PT onboard, but honestly bar midi-chlorians I can't think of any concepts the trilogy introduced that where particular poorly received by the fandom, there is no reason they'd avoid referring to them.
I mean TCW is among the most successful and critically acclaimed content the franchise has produced, and it's entirely grounded in the PT, there is nothing to be afraid of here.
Last edited by Beniboybling on Jan 27th, 2016 at 06:07 PM