The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker: Symbolism

Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles, HypersonicHarpist

In the last full post of the series, we’ll examine the symbolism of The Last Jedi and what it tells us about Rey, Luke and the Skywalker family.

Part of our analysis of The Last Jedi.

Continue reading The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker: Symbolism

Advertisements

The TL:DR Case for Rey Skywalker in The Last Jedi

The case for Rey Skywalker can be summed up in a few lines from TLJ:

Luke: You went straight to the dark. […] It offered something you needed. And you didn’t even try to stop yourself.

Luke: […] My nephew with that mighty Skywalker blood. And in my hubris, I thought I could train him, I could pass on my strengths. […]
Rey: […] Kylo failed you. I won’t.

Continue reading The TL:DR Case for Rey Skywalker in The Last Jedi

“She’s got it where it counts, kid.”

Han boasting that the Millennium Falcon is the ship that made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs has been the cause of much confusion and debate among fans for the last 40 years.  The question arises because a parsec is a measure of distance not time, so Han boasting about the speed of his ship by saying that it was able to complete a route over the shortest distance makes little sense.

Continue reading “She’s got it where it counts, kid.”

The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker – The Narrative

Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles and HypersonicHarpist

In this section we expand on the key parts of the The Last Jedi that indicate there is much more going on between Rey, Luke and Kylo Ren beneath the surface.

Part of our analysis of The Last Jedi.

Continue reading The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker – The Narrative

Rian Johnson’s Approach to Movies

Written by Robotical712

A common criticism of our analysis is that it reads too much into the dialog and visuals of The Last Jedi. However, a perusal of Rian’s commentary on other movies and his own shows he really does approach film from a very abstract level.

Continue reading Rian Johnson’s Approach to Movies

The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker – Movie Analysis Round Table

Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles, HypersonicHarpist

In this section, we examine The Last Jedi itself in light of the ideas developed in the previous section. We think that not only is our suggested interpretation fully compatible, but a more resonant and coherent read of the movie than the surface read. For a full explanation of the interpretation, go here.

Part of our analysis of The Last Jedi.

Continue reading The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker – Movie Analysis Round Table