A Couple Star Wars Theories From A Normal Observer
The day many have been waiting for comes this Friday, as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" finally hits theaters after months and months of hype. The director, J.J. Abrams is simply genius in how he teases up with such the hype monster, that the reveal sometimes dissapoints. In the meantime however, it fills us with guesses galore, and the fan theories have been running rampant.
While excited, I'm by no means a super fan. I can't quote lines, and can't honestly tell you much details from any of the movies, other than the basics. However, I've composed my own theories, from the everyday guy standpoint, as opposed to the super fan standpoint. It's like making bracket picks when you know very little about college basketball. So, read at your own risk, as it could contain spoilers, but honestly, I have no clue.
First off, I'm thinking Finn is the main piece of this movie, with Rey as a back-up. It's like Finn is "Luke", while Rey is "Han Solo". Better yet, it's like Finn is "Obi Wan" in the first 3 movies, where Rey is "Anakin", who becomes the lead later. I'm not saying their characteristics are the same, just how they're placed with importance to the storyline.
I think it's evident from the trailers then Finn starts out as a Storm Trooper in the First Order (the new bad guy group), and witnesses something awful, and/or learns a big secret at the beginning of the movie, and escapes, with Luke/Annakin’s lightsaber (which he's seen holding later in the movie). He crashes on the planet where Rey lives, and connects with her. Like Luke, she's an orphan, hidden on this planet or her protection, as she is Han and Leia's kid.
The First Order scour the galaxy hunting Finn, and destroy everything in their path to find him, as he's their new enemy number one. However, thanks to him connecting with Rey, the new Resistance, lead by General Leia, swing in to help protect them, which starts with a rescue from Han and Chewy. At some point mid movie, if not by the end, it is revealed first that Leia is her mom, and eventually that Han is her dad. Han and Leia are still in love, but are not together, as he can't commit to staying in one place.
So then there's the bad guy, Kylo Ren. He's the one with the cool looking new lightsaber. There's a scene in one trailer where he catches Rey, but can't kill her. I think it's because she is either related to him, or to his boss, and has direct orders not to kill her. I don't want to, but I'm leaning on the theory Luke has turned dark, or at least pretending to, and is Kylo's mentor possibly, with Rey his niece. I suppose it's also possible Kylo Ren is Luke's son. After all, he does have Vader's helmet... Grandpa? I suppose it's also entirely possible Rey is Luke's kid, and not Leia's at all. However she protects her after Luke disappeared years ago... I digress.
I also think this new guy, Poe Dameron, the best flyer in the the Resistance, will be captured by the end, and turned dark.
So there you have it... theories from a guy who really is just guessing. I can't wait to see how I do. However, I'm sure it'll be weeks until I do see it. One guess is for certain however: will it be the highest grossing opening of all time? That's a definite YES!
Do you have any theories? Feel free to post below. I'm curious to know what you think.