We’ve seen many fan theories regarding the plethora of unanswered questions from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but this one in particular could be quite the insult to George Lucas…
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The very first spoken line in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is this: “This will begin to make things right.” It is spoken by legendary actor Max von Sydow in the role of Lor San Tekka, as he hands Poe Dameron a piece of a map with the location of Luke Skywalker. It is the first line spoken in a live-action Star Wars film, in 10 years…the last being the Prequel Trilogy film, Revenge of the Sith.
The fan-theory holds that this is a shot at George Lucas, fired across his bow by J.J. Abrams and Disney, who purchased Lucasfilm and quickly began to re-work the entire body of Star Wars canon. Taking the line in context, Tekka could have simply meant that the map piece could begin to help the Resistance finally rid the galaxy of the evil brought on by the Empire/First Order and the Dark Side. Or, as many fans have hypothesized on Quora, this is a not so subtle insult of George Lucas’ Prequel Trilogy faux pas.
Many Star Wars fans still despise the prequels, to this day, and would rather Disney had made them non-canon. Of course, there are others (myself included) that think the prequels deserve to stand on their own. And, while Lucas definitely caused some problems in the Star Wars Cinematic Universe with the inclusion of the floppy-eared menace Jar Jar Binks, as well as the writing of a whiny and creep of a guy in Anakin Skywalker, there are a ton of great things from the Prequel Trilogy.
So, is the first line of The Force Awakens an insult to Lucas and the prequels? Or, is it simply a line in a film that carried no meaning outside of said film? Let us know your thoughts on which side of the argument you land on, in the comments and social media.