Rewriting Rose - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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  • Published on Mar 1, 2018
  • In a lot of ways, Star Wars: The Last Jedi succeeded. It featured some engaging stories, introduced audiences to new planets with unbelievable visuals, and gave fans moments they have been waiting for for over forty years.
    But there was also plenty of The Last Jedi that some fans weren't happy with. And while not all of those criticisms were valid, there were some issues with merit.
    And I believe there is one small change that can be made to Star Wars: The Last Jedi that addresses almost all of those issues and it centers around one character: Rose Tico.
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  • LazyLamont92
    LazyLamont92 2 days ago

    I immediately thought there was a spy on board when they were tracked through hyperspace and got excited. Like a whodunit on board the Raddus. But then I was quickly let down with Rose’s explanation of tracking through hyperspace.
    But your explanation here would have truly fixed a huge part of the movie. Unfortunately, not Luke’s broken part but nearly everything else.

  • smankey
    smankey 5 days ago

    I thought it would make sense for holdo to be a first order spy she could of been the one telling the FO fleet where to hyperspace jump to and then changes to resistence when she sees the supremacy destroy unarmed transports

  • Scratch yass
    Scratch yass 13 days ago

    Yet again, Better ideas for the script from a utube guy, TLJ's a pretty movie but the more i think about it (just based on my experience watching it) the more it feels like the script was written by a teenager who's ideas arn't as mind blowing as he thinks they are.

  • Marluxia 88
    Marluxia 88 15 days ago

    Rose being a spy would explain all the stupidity during Finn and Rose's mission. Look at it this way: Rose was stalling Finn by any means possible! Parking in the wrong place so they get arrested and never contacted the real contact, then freeing those animals, then "saving" Finn and sacrificing Resistance (and First Order didn't shoot at them!).

  • austin kirk
    austin kirk 17 days ago

    i agree

  • Bryan JediKnight 97
    Bryan JediKnight 97 28 days ago

    Rose being a spy makes no sense.

  • TheGooseinator
    TheGooseinator Month ago

    This is your best video

  • Tyrone Marsh
    Tyrone Marsh Month ago +1

    SW was *objectively* a bad star wars film, period. It betrayed the universe and its characters.

  • Jordan McCallan
    Jordan McCallan Month ago

    👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾 this movie was trash... SJW ruined Star Wars!!!

  • CaecoAequitas1
    CaecoAequitas1 Month ago

    I thought of this same thing when I watched it.

  • Cathal Carson
    Cathal Carson Month ago +1

    Is it just me or does Nando v Movies really hate CGI, based on the way he subtly inflects his voice. If that’s the case, then I’m guess he’s never watched or appreciated the recent War for the Planet of the Apes, which has impressive motion capture Apes and a well driven story.

  • Warpig 03
    Warpig 03 Month ago

    The best re-write for Rose is to completely eliminate her useless character altogether.

  • TheBlueFox
    TheBlueFox Month ago

    if you love TLJ as a movie, cool. But you cant love it as a Star Wars movie

  • Madeline Peyton
    Madeline Peyton 2 months ago

    Hey! Hey! You! Who ever's hiring writers and directors for Star Wars! (I think it's kathleen kennedy or something but idk) HIRE THIS GIUY HE COULD SAVE YOUR FRANCHISE!

  • TheFlutefreak
    TheFlutefreak 2 months ago

    Lindsay Ellis made a video y'all might be interested in, 'The Ideology of the First Order' thexvid.com/video/XAVeyXwy3BE/video.html

  • Mark Chapman
    Mark Chapman 2 months ago

    This change wouldn't have fixed the inherent stupidity of the whole space chase set-up, or explained why Holdo was such a bad leader, i.e. sneering at a subordinate notorious (in this movie, anyway) for being an unreliable hothead, then doing none of
    a. confiding in him;
    b. giving him *something* to do, or;
    c. putting him in the brig,
    but it would have gone a long way toward making that half of the movie less of a game of Idiot Ball tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IdiotBall

  • TubemastaC
    TubemastaC 2 months ago

    Haldo’s plan and not telling Po makes perfect sense to me. Don’t understand why everyone dislikes it. She’s his commanding officer. In the military you don’t have to be told anything by anyone above you. You follow orders. And at the mutiny, she put down the rebellion, as a commanding officer should. Po got hella people killed, I wouldn’t say a word to him. I wouldn’t even reinstate him. He’d sit in a cell

  • NerdAlert 8910
    NerdAlert 8910 2 months ago

    No I agree, it's holdo

  • jessejames1999
    jessejames1999 2 months ago

    This is the perfect thing for a film major to do after graduating.

  • Shadow Hound
    Shadow Hound 2 months ago

    You just made rose so much better

  • Noman
    Noman 2 months ago

    Rose as the spy or Holdo as the spy makes sense.

  • Ethan Moon
    Ethan Moon 2 months ago

    TLJ explored what the force is and what it means to be a jedi... messily. I feel much less clear about the force and the Jedi after watching it, and I don't think that's an accident.

  • Darth Awesome
    Darth Awesome 2 months ago

    I agree fully with his first point

  • bobyo hovio
    bobyo hovio 2 months ago

    So many writing flaws, plot holes, etc that fans have to fill in order to make the films somewhat comprehensive / common sense. like it's writing 101 and idk how the Disney writers can mess it up this badly.

  • TARINunit9
    TARINunit9 2 months ago

    4:50
    Oh, and if you do rewrite this, it's a great chance to make it more clear that Poe is being a bone-headed impulsive hothead. The writers of the movie made it clear Leia was pessimistic, but didn't drive it home that Poe was acting against Leia's orders, to the point that the writers of the books accidentally thought it was Leia's plan

  • Zat
    Zat 2 months ago

    I love this movie, I really do. BUT, i can definetly agree with the criticisms, they can and should do better, there's always room for improvement

  • Wil _
    Wil _ 2 months ago

    Honestly the best part of this is that it could still work in the next film. I had similar issues with this movie despite liking it for the most part.

  • Hailon_Rias
    Hailon_Rias 2 months ago

    Please let this happen in episode 9, it’s so perfect

  • Jamie  Murray
    Jamie Murray 2 months ago

    The last jedi is not a bad movie, its a bad STARWARS movie

  • Sir Bone-Head
    Sir Bone-Head 3 months ago

    Would've been way better really. I did have a weird idea of rewriting The Last Jedi myself, mostly making Phasma (my least favorite character) more screen time and something to actually do, as well as making the First Order actually nothing but a cover up or distraction for the Rebels, and also having an underground Sith counsel comprised of Kylo and some of the missing jedi in training Luke mentioned.

  • Landon Satterfield
    Landon Satterfield 3 months ago

    This might actually be their plan... holy cow.

  • Juan Leonardo Cruz Martínez

    Fuck rose
    Not KMT
    "Poor" actress getting such retarded character

  • LoveBagpipes
    LoveBagpipes 3 months ago

    Was visually stunning, but the movie entirely was crap

  • 1buszybudy13
    1buszybudy13 3 months ago

    Interesting but Finn was also desperate to knock the cannon out and might have been grasping at straws

  • Yarrow Wolf
    Yarrow Wolf 3 months ago

    9:47 Movie writes are so obsessed with forcing in cute little romantic subplots that they often do so at the expense of characters and plot. I love how in this rewrite you take that cringy moment and turn it around so that it makes sense and actually ads a meaningful layer of intrigue to what is otherwise a pretty basic movie romance (no offense to any shippers out there).

  • Silver Dragon
    Silver Dragon 3 months ago

    Really interesting and I agree Roses character would be less of a mess with this. It still wouldn't redeem the incompetence of Holdo. She was fueling huge transports in the hangar. If a spy was on the ship, she would not be able to hide it.
    And why not tell Poe on the bridge. She clearly trusts the bridge crew considering Poe ultimately learns about the plan on a monitor in full view of the entire bridge. And look at her. She have no idea how to redirect fuel.
    There was no way of keeping it a secret...

  • Wesley Whiteside
    Wesley Whiteside 3 months ago

    Perfect. I will now rewatch the movie with these lens.

  • Cancerous Cake
    Cancerous Cake 3 months ago

    While there was much I hated about The Last Jedi, Rose included since they portrayed her character awfully, this surprisingly fixes several issues. I'm still not convinced over Holdo's cheesy plan to tell nobody anything (weak move I might add), but this was a pretty good revision and if implemented would have made Rose actually important, and not useless except for competing with Jar Jar for who can throw the SW Universe into peril more.

  • willmakesvideos
    willmakesvideos 3 months ago

    All of your problems are addressed in Pop Culture Detective’s video on it. You’re way too plot/logic minded which forces you to miss the thematic forest for the nitpicky trees.

  • Pro 92
    Pro 92 3 months ago

    Wow I really liked TLJ but I had issues with Rose and Casino plot lines
    But you fixed it 👏👍

  • Elijah rideb
    Elijah rideb 3 months ago

    There's a lot of problems with TLJ and it's gonna be an ass of a time to try and fix

  • Console Collin
    Console Collin 3 months ago

    Umm...I’d say the worst character in the new StarWars is frickin L-3

  • b b
    b b 3 months ago

    Rose was annoying because she and Finn were constantly finishing each other's sentences... And she was written so sappy. Most of her lines were just stupid.
    "I wish I could put my fist through this whole beautiful city."
    "Now it was worth it."
    "... By saving what we love."
    The actress was fine, but the dialogue is just ~cringey~.
    You're rewrite is so much better. I loved Last Jedi but Rose and Finn were written to be just so... Exhausting.

  • Marvelous Madmen
    Marvelous Madmen 3 months ago +1

    I believe It’s still very possible that they can do this twist in episode 9! Rose will reveal herself to be a spy, and actually stopped Finn from sacrificing himself not because she truly loved him, but she did it because she was working for the first order all along!

  • Umbrasly
    Umbrasly 3 months ago

    That would've definitely made her character worth awhile. Ooh man! That would also make an awesome plot to see. Fin now attracted to rose, betrays fin and eventually leads up to fin with conflicted feels about rose and whether to kill or save rose.

  • Seldom Studios
    Seldom Studios 4 months ago

    Its not normal to see someone talk about the last jedi without raising their voice.....
    Are you okay??

  • Silas D
    Silas D 4 months ago

    Oh yeah yeah

  • Fernando Gajo
    Fernando Gajo 4 months ago

    I love you for saving StarWars!

    • Fernando Gajo
      Fernando Gajo 4 months ago

      (I am half way thru the video and I already think that.)

  • RandoMovies
    RandoMovies 4 months ago

    Dear god this is freakin amazing, this rewrite literally fixes most of the movie, it’s sad that this will never be the actual movie

  • Bome8a Skywalker
    Bome8a Skywalker 4 months ago

    I love the idea that rose is a first order spy. The best thing is that there is still a hope we see it in the next movie

  • Aleksandar Cvetkovic
    Aleksandar Cvetkovic 4 months ago

    cen you do pls one change on snoke in this movie pls

  • Elmer Son
    Elmer Son 4 months ago

    Rewriting Rose??? Fck that, rewrite the whole movie instead lol

  • Two Eye
    Two Eye 4 months ago

    I agree with this, this is definitely waaaaaaaaaay better.

  • Reder Khalifa
    Reder Khalifa 4 months ago

    Finally someone who knows the real worst character in the new films.

  • wrathanet
    wrathanet 4 months ago

    I always thought that a spy in the rebel fleet would have been a way better arc for Finn. Rather than some confusing technobabble about tracking through hyperspace (which never seemed like an issue until they declared it was), Finn gets to face off against his polar opposite: someone who had the chance to resist evil but fell to the dark side.

    • wrathanet
      wrathanet 4 months ago

      I almost feel like Rose being a spy was originally the plan, but someone higher-up nixed it because they were afraid that would mean they’d sell less Rose action figures

    • wrathanet
      wrathanet 4 months ago

      Also, fantastic idea to flesh out the first order as “trick people into believing the order is going to upend the status quo and make things better” - that goes a long way to reinforce the message the actual film was trying to say without just dropping in a ham-handed moral at the end (the whole “don’t fight to destroy what you hate” thing)

  • Dragon Samurai
    Dragon Samurai 4 months ago

    No holdo is the worst character in star wars. She left her highest field agent out of the loop and reprimanded him for being brave and actually SAVING THE RESISTANCE TAILS with the best of what he had. Then she has a form of "courage" by doing something that could've been done by a droid or EVEN been done REMOTELY.

  • camthaman 23
    camthaman 23 4 months ago

    A youtuber can make a better star wars story than a billion dollar Hollywood film

  • H L
    H L 4 months ago

    I honestly am not a fan of Star Wars. I just watched this video because your channel is awesome. Your changes are so logical and they make so much sense.

  • Zach Newby
    Zach Newby 4 months ago

    I wish they would make this happen. Your changes are far much better than the movies ever are. It's like they say: "The best coaches are in the stands." (Or in this case screenwriters.)

  • Lucy Rhodes
    Lucy Rhodes 4 months ago

    i swear every single one of your videos are just perfect. they make so much sense

  • Garrett Tang
    Garrett Tang 5 months ago

    Star Wars fanboys are just going to complain that it's too similar to how Lando betrays Han. I like the change, but the expectations for this whole new trilogy are just so insurmountable in my opinion.

  • John d.
    John d. 5 months ago

    General Hux is a joke. How is that guy not dead already?

  • cantbeleveitsnotnaru
    cantbeleveitsnotnaru 5 months ago

    I finally just watched The Last Jedi. I've been avoiding these videos forever!!!
    But I legit thought Rose was going to be a spy! I thought this was the exact story line they were going for. Until it was obvious it wasnt.
    I also thought it was super weird to crash their ships to close to the enemy with the canon... how it would have been more likely for her to die from being dragged that far with her injuries.
    I think they just made a mistake. Wanting Fin to be selfless and brave, but realizing he would die, and they were like "oops!"
    I didnt love Rose's character, or acting, but I was shocked watching the movie and seeing what people where so vocally abusive towards her for.

  • Mr. Jo
    Mr. Jo 5 months ago

    The first 18 seconds of this video are slander

  • Misadventure
    Misadventure 5 months ago

    JJ could probably put something like this into the 9th movie and that might, MIGHT, redeem Rose and some of her choices

  • Sketch MacQuinor
    Sketch MacQuinor 5 months ago

    Well played. Like the way the prequels are more nuanced if you pretend Amidala and Obi Wan have a secret relationship.

  • Peyton Sims
    Peyton Sims 5 months ago

    Really liked the change and video, just wanted to voice my own minor change I would give to it, when Rose stops Fin she just bumps him out of the way, both craft still functioning, it is here that Fin asks why she is doing this as she goes towers the cannon, Fin is able to just barely fly back, Rose ether momentarily or not at all stops the cannon and she gets to die a hero

  • ZGlove S.
    ZGlove S. 5 months ago

    Wow!
    You're good.

  • Andrew VanCura
    Andrew VanCura 5 months ago

    Rose was the worst character

  • Phovon
    Phovon 5 months ago +1

    I feel they could write her being a spy the whole time into episode 9 somehow, might have a few holes and a lack of sweet sweet foreshadowing but it could be done

  • Ben Bernard-Smith
    Ben Bernard-Smith 5 months ago +1

    Fixes her character! Good job... now we just need to fix all the other problems in the film...

  • P. B Amygdala
    P. B Amygdala 5 months ago

    Frighten brilliant!
    Liked and subscribed!
    But it didn’t happen, and you can’t ret-con in Ep. 9, so the movie sucks.

  • minty
    minty 5 months ago

    I'm pretty amazed you can still think this is a pretty good movie while still acknowledging all those faults lol

  • Darian Stassen
    Darian Stassen 5 months ago +1

    this is now my canon, I won't believe anything but this

  • The Key of Ember
    The Key of Ember 5 months ago +1

    Dude, you could be a book editor and a script editor for movies, and a video editor if you wanted! Haha! Jeez, you could be the last official person that sign’s off on it!

  • Clever Comment
    Clever Comment 5 months ago +1

    But Holdo _is_ the worst new character yet. At least Maz can be likeable.

  • Eric Povish
    Eric Povish 5 months ago

    Watching this movie for the first time, I really was under the impression that there was a spy. There is a shot, after Leia gets blown out, where she is being wheeled down the hall and she drops her Rey bracelet. All we see are a persons feet while picking it up. When I saw this for the first time it immediately jumped out to me as, I dunno, foreshadowing? It seemed like it was some spy in the background, turning the gears, and picking up the life line to Rey and, to ultimately, to Luke's location. And this made sense. What was the First Order's plan in TFA? It was to find the hidden piece of the map to Luke. So seeing this moment in TLJ made it seem like we were getting ready to take the fight to Luke and Rey.
    Really surprised and bummed when I realized thats not what was happening.

  • Panterlo Art
    Panterlo Art 5 months ago +1

    That last kiss scene was so out of place, it really hurt my opinion of the movie.

  • Sympathetic Misanthrope

    This would completely fix a lot of what was wrong with that movie. She would become a villain giving the hate validation and maybe making us like her more as a badass spy. The Lack of a good storyline for Luke is the heart of the problem.

  • Zain Rafiq
    Zain Rafiq 5 months ago

    TLJ is a disgrace to humanity and star wars.

  • Xaldror Tender of the Vats

    boi allow me to direct you to Mauler's 5 hour critique on how bad this movie was. Rose was one of the lesser offenses, save the end with the absolutely most poorly written and executed decisions ever. can't win by destroying what you hate, bull! my brothers and sisters of Phyrexia conquered and perfected the poor world of Mirrordin with hate!

  • zombieslaya3456
    zombieslaya3456 5 months ago

    I always thought that this movie could've done something really cool. Rey is seeking a place in the universe, she doesn't want to be a saviour, she wants to protect people she loves but being a Jedi to her is something she is only barely discovering. She seeks Luke for a purpose not to save the galaxy. So her pursuing the dark side to look for answers too made sense. The movie plays with themes of not sticking to one side, to kill the old ways of Jedi and Sith and Rey could've been the representation of that. I think the movie should have ended right at that part after the fight with Snoke's guards when Kylo offers Rey a chance to leave the Jedi and Sith ideologies behind and to be something else. Would've been neat to see in the next movie, maybe joining Kylo in an attempt to finally find a purpose in her life only to eventually come to terms that it wasnt right for her and to become her own master of her fate.

  • FBI 1987
    FBI 1987 5 months ago

    The movie was crap.
    Ruined one of the most iconic characters out there, in addition to various other issues.
    The best way to fix Rose?
    Don't put her in the movie.
    In fact, get rid of the entire pointless subplot she was involved in.
    It totally ruined much of the movie, and did nothing for the plot.
    In fact, you could have easily acheived the same results by simply keeping Finn on the Raddus, helping to balance out Poe's non problems.
    Rose is easily the worst character in star wars, she single handedly nearly doomed the resistance, for no reason, and was only there to check a diversity quota box.

  • Armin Tamzarian
    Armin Tamzarian 5 months ago

    I think you're totally right about this - and that they'll reveal it in Episode 9, you just managed to piece it together before the film comes out.

  • Mythical
    Mythical 5 months ago

    The Rebellion Ship Commander Holdo really got a good character arc.

  • Mythical
    Mythical 5 months ago

    Kinda good movie

  • Latent Radiance
    Latent Radiance 5 months ago

    I hate the last jedi w a passion, but this wouldv made it so much better, especially by fixing my main issue that holdo had no goddam explain explanation as to why she didnt tell Poe anything. I get angry just thinking about it loll. great job w this

  • TheGerkuman
    TheGerkuman 5 months ago

    My only issue with this change is that the first order isn't supposed to be nuanced, because it's essentially the Alt-Right. So if Rose sides with them the optics could be... Very bad.

  • Michael perez
    Michael perez 5 months ago

    Jar Jar Binks was a better spy, Lucas should have just rolled with it. Rose on the other hand is literally the worse character in the series. Not because of the acting, not because of the actress, but because of her circumstance and the Rose Tico's script. She was written without any planning, and had her character not been in the movie, it would not have changed a thing. You could have had C-3PO fill in and it wouldnt have made a difference.

  • ETHANBOT5000
    ETHANBOT5000 5 months ago

    iM REAAAALLLLYYY hoping that this is true because ifot, there are like 30 million loopholes

  • Asher8328
    Asher8328 5 months ago

    When would Rose be revealed to be a spy, near the beginning so we would know along, or closer to the end, so it would come as a shock to the audience? Do you have an exact moment in the film in mind?

  • Danielle Ellis
    Danielle Ellis 5 months ago

    One tweak: Instead of the first order approaching Rose before she joins the Resistance, make it after she and her sister join the resistance. And She's on the fence about it until Poe gets her sister killed. Then she joins.

  • Battle Rifle
    Battle Rifle 5 months ago +1

    Hey Nando I think they should make Dinner a villain in the next movie. Ask me why.

  • Megara Lyons
    Megara Lyons 5 months ago

    Your version is better than the actual movies. Damn. There were no real risks with the current Star Wars movies. The old ones all 6 were more ground breaking. I mean anakin killed kids. Disney needs to push fuckin boundaries

  • Sandflake
    Sandflake 5 months ago

    I love smart character writing like this. I like to delude myself into think I'm more or less on-par with about every youtube story analyst I know of, at least when it comes to /writing
    /. Thus far I've only watched two of your videos and you've got me beat both times. Its both humbling and exhilarating, and I'm very much looking forward to binge watching your videos to learn and improve. Thank you so much!

  • adam getalife
    adam getalife 5 months ago

    Rewriting the new trilogy. I think the new trilogy should have been about fighting off the last of the remnants of the Imperial Empire rather than everything being reseted back to the old trilogy with new First Order. Luke Skywalker should have been training a new generation of Jedi in an academy, with a few Jedi going rouge and/or turned to the Dark Side and/or turning into Dark Jedi. Luke realizes he should let the Jedi end, not in a way that Ryan Johnson interpreted in The Last Jedi to stop teaching altogether, but to teach a new kind Force user. Instead of teaching just about the ways of the Jedi and the Light Side, Luke realizes that he must teach and practice with ways of both the Light and the Dark side. Just teach about the Force as a whole and that is what it means to bring balance to the Force.

  • Username- unknown
    Username- unknown 5 months ago

    Well for all we know this is what their gonna do in EP9

  • Brain rich
    Brain rich 5 months ago

    Just rewrite the whole film! Lol jk if you liked the film that's fine. Honestly this sounds better than what we got with the film.

  • Blue Waffles
    Blue Waffles 5 months ago

    When they were followed through hyperspace, I thought there was a spy on the ship and were going to try to catch them before the First Order caught up.

  • Bethany McS.
    Bethany McS. 5 months ago +1

    Never before have i wanted a change to be so true