MINOR SPOILERS – READ AT YOUR OWN RISK
I know The Last Jedi film has left many fans with a bitter taste in their mouth. I was undecided over how I felt about the movie. After some deep reflection, I realized the missing element is the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary. In the dictionary, you will find backstories on many of the characters, including Supreme Leader Snoke. This could soften the horrible blow that fans were dealt when Snoke was killed by Kylo Ren.
Although the death blow was pretty straightforward, Snoke’s survival is still in question. At least, for me it is. So, pardon me when I speak of him in the present tense. According to the dictionary, Snoke originates from the “unknown region.” The film doesn’t reveal this information. Snoke is also well known in the galaxy. His reputation precedes The First Order. However, only a few have actually seen Snoke in physical form. The mysteries continue to pile up. Wait! There’s much more. He uses a hologram to create distance between him and his subjects. He enjoys speaking from the shadows. His power is immense. This power was demonstrated in The Last Jedi. Do you recall the scene where he dropped General Hux to his knees and force choked him? Great stuff!
Now, what I want to highlight is this particular line from the dictionary . . . “Snoke disguises his ‘true’ nature.” Stop! Let’s examine this line. Snoke disguises his true nature. The word ‘disguise’ means you’re presenting a different appearance to conceal your real identity. If Snoke has the ability to disguise his true identity, then him being a soul-sucking vampire is not implausible. Remember the Prime Jedi? The Prime Jedi was the first member of the Jedi Order. Snoke could be the Prime Jedi. Wait! Allow me to expound. The Prime Jedi was displayed in a floor mosaic on the Jedi Temple floor located on the planet, Ahch-to. You can catch a shadowy glimpse of the Prime Jedi during certain scenes in The Last Jedi. The Prime Jedi bears a striking resemblance to Snoke and appears to be in a meditative stance while balancing the force.
Again, Snoke’s display of power is immense. Unfortunately, you only witness short scenes of it. Remember, he forced choked General Hux through a holographic projection. The audience applauded the scene! Snoke treats Rey like she’s a mere rag doll. He creates a force bridge between Kylo and Rey to a point where they could see, speak, and have physical contact. That’s is something the Reylo fans love! Additionally, Snoke’s mental abilities are impressive, too. This is why I find it difficult to accept a quick lightsaber slice ended the life of this amazing character.
Snoke’s stunned expression was apparent. He was clearly taken by surprise! How could Kylo, someone he’s manipulated since childhood and, according to Snoke’s callous dismissal of Kylo’s capabilities, could suddenly strike him down? Do you recall how Palpatine in The Return of the Jedi was surprised over Vader’s betrayal, even though he knew Vader struggled with the light? It was inconceivable that Vader, his apprentice, could commit such an act of treason, even though Palpatine had killed his own master in a similar fashion. I guess you can add narcissism and hypocrisy to the dark side force users’ character traits. According to Peter Anspach’s hilarious online list, The Top 100 Things I’d Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord, all good villains suffer from some form of it. This list will have you spewing a drink out of your nose from laughter, so I advise you to read it before you consume anything!
So, what if Snoke has resurrected some long-dead Jedi, or another being, and took possession of it? That would certainly explain his decayed appearance. He kind of reminds me of the mummy from the 1999 film The Mummy . . . “Why is he so . . . juicy?!” Furthermore, why does it have to be one host body? Maybe Snoke has a stash of clones in some hidden cave. OK, I’m waxing theory here.
Anyway, I’m interested in seeing what J.J. Abrams has planned for episode IX. He recently submitted the script to Disney for review. He has said it will tie in all of the Star Wars films, as it should. I’m excited to see this! Abrams must bring Snoke back because he doesn’t have Carrie Fisher to use for Leia’s previously planned epic scenes. Snoke could fill that void.
I highly recommend you purchase Star Wars The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary. There’s much more information on Snoke that I haven’t included in this piece. It’s worth a read and may have you viewing The Last Jedi from a different perspective. Meanwhile, you can also catch up on Star Wars content via DVD Netflix. If you’re new to Star Wars, or you haven’t watched all of the films, you can rent them. I recommend you do a Star Wars marathon before watching The Last Jedi. Rent yours here: http://bit.ly/starwarscentral. I also recommend that you read the comics and novels, too. #DVDNation #ad
Movie Rating: 4 stars.
Movie Rating Guide
1 Star = Unwatchable
2 Stars = Cannot Recommend
3 Stars = Great for the Fans
4 Stars = A Solid Movie
5 Stars = Must Own (DVD/Stream Download)
Featured Image Credit: Supreme Leader Snoke by Gracey Lavender.
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