For Those Who Felt Like “The Rise of Skywalker” Was Lacking, the Art Book is For You  
Sun, April 18, 2021

For Those Who Felt Like “The Rise of Skywalker” Was Lacking, the Art Book is For You  

According to CBR.com, for those who have been hoping for a little more clarity from the movie may be able to find it in the art book / Photo by:  Disney via CBR.com

 

Many who were excited for the Star Wars IX premier sat in their seats with certain kinds of expectations. Some wanted closure for the way the trailer consistently teased Palpatine’s return, while some wanted to make sure that from TFA, to TLJ to TROS, Rey’s story was given ample justification. Others called for a radical redemption arc story for conflicted hero Kylo Ren, while some wanted certain ships to finally die down. 

In many ways, all those things were resolved, except the way in which they were resolved was not that well executed. 

But according to CBR.com, a website for any comic book news, for those who have been hoping for a little more clarity from the movie may be able to find it in the art book. 

According to CBR.com, some of the more interesting plot points that director JJ Abrams could have explored in the movie further makes its home within the pages of this book. For instance, one picture circulated on the internet in the last week where Rey was seen standing sentinel beside Emperor Ren seated on his throne. 

Some fans believe this could have been a better narrative for Rey, especially since it would have made much more sense if she was tempted to the dark side this way after the internal turmoil she was shown to have back in TLJ. 

Another scene that is gaining some attention from the art book was one where Chewbacca was being shown to be interrogated by Kylo Ren himself after they captured him. 

This, too, would have helped push Kylo Ren’s position in the trilogy as its conflicted villain. Chewbacca, after all, is the longest and closest friend of his father. Simply adding this scene might have even helped lend Kylo’s scene with his father’s ghost more gravitas and emotion. 

Writer Renaldo Matadeen added, “We know Kylo was putting up a facade, but Chewie still grieved and was angry when both Leia and Han died. We've never seen him truly enraged at someone he loves, so that's a missed opportunity to show the Wookiee in a different light.”