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The Rise of Kylo Ren

If there is one thing I hated most about the new trilogy it would be that scene with Luke and Ben in Last Jedi where Luke draws the lightsaber because he saw great darkness in Ben and then everything went to hell including characterization.

I only picked up this graphic novel because I had hope it would add something to that story.

I should have known better.

Even picking up directly after that event it doesn’t add much besides 3 annoying Jedi students who don’t seem to have any sense.

Luke is barely in this save a flashback in which he’s such a badass Jedi he takes down the Knights of Ren (which for some reason makes his nephew go hey maybe I’ll join them) oh and he has no idea that Snoke/Emperor is literally talking to Ben in his head.

One of the students is like oh the force sings around Master Luke…

Guess it’s obscuring the painfully obvious.

The other stand out moment was when Snoke was telling Ben, “Skywalker won’t die easily,” that was a laugh. And it pretty much does a number on the Knights of Ren…which I had thought where students at the school who followed Ben but are apparently psychopaths who just go around the galaxy murdering people…

And again Luke let’s the leader walk at one point which made me want to scream again how does he let this guy walk and look at his father years ago a psychopath who murdered children, tortured his friends, maimed him and blew up a freaking planet and say I see the good in you but considers killing his young nephew cause he’s sees bad in him.

What the hell Luke?

It’s not all bad I suppose. The arts pretty good and it’s a super fast read. I’d like to know why Snoke was chilling in some twisted looking garden of Eden but eh, I’m sure there’s absolutely no reason for it.

I think the worst part is even with bare bones there’s a good story here- a story that could have been Force Awakens and laid the groundwork for the trilogy but hell at this point it doesn’t even really work to fill in the holes that story left!

I need to learn to stay away from anything Skywalker related in the Disney era. It’s just a disappointment.

Recommend: No.

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