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.

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The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker – Creator Commentary

Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles, HypersonicHarpist

“[Rey’s parentage] is integral. It is important. It’s something that, interestingly enough, even as we were sitting and coming up with The Force Awakens, it was one of the central questions we were all asking ourselves.”

Kathleen Kennedy, April 2017

There’s been a lot of discussion within the fan community about how much of the Sequel Trilogy’s backstory and future plot is planned out, and how much is being composed as the writers go along. Rian Johnson is on record as stating he had complete creative freedom in writing The Last Jedi, and that, particularly in regards to Rey’s parentage, he was never told by anyone how to resolve any unanswered questions. But the record on that is confusing to say the least. In many cases, Rian’s statements are in direct contradiction with what other members of the Sequel Trilogy’s production team have said, and yet, nobody from Lucasfilm has stepped forward to set the record straight. What’s to make of this?

Part of our analysis of The Last Jedi.

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What makes someone a somebody?

How would you tell the difference?
Could a somebody sit in a cantina without being recognized? (Luke in LoLS #1)
How about searching for salvage on Jakku? (Luke in LoLS #2)
Or perhaps fly a junker A-Wing and not even have their name recognized? (LoLS #6)
Perhaps the real lesson is the distinction between nobody and somebody is meaningless and we’re all Luke Skywalker.

 

The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker – A Suggested Interpretation

 

Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles, HypersonicHarpist

Most fans who left The Force Awakens believing that Rey is Luke Skywalker’s daughter did so under the assumption that this relationship would be revealed in The Last Jedi, most likely at the very beginning of the movie, which, we had been told, would pick up where TFA left off. However, as TLJ’s release date approached, we learned that Luke gives Rey the cold shoulder upon her arrival. Naturally, this gave many fans pause, as the general (and natural) assumption was that Luke would surely immediately recognize and welcome Rey if she was indeed his long-lost daughter.

Part of our analysis of The Last Jedi.

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The Definitive ‘The Last Jedi’ Case For Rey Skywalker – Themes

Written by: Needs_More_Sprinkles, robotical712, Josey

In the first article we explore how the themes of the movie and franchise belie the idea Rey is just someone caught in the middle of the Skywalker family drama. Our belief is, in making Rey appear unrelated, the movie is actually thematically necessitating her inclusion in the family’s ranks.

Part of our analysis of The Last Jedi.

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The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case For Rey Skywalker – Introduction

A Shadow Council tour de Force

Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles

The vast majority of the fandom feels The Last Jedi has unequivocally shut the door on Rey being the daughter of a legacy character, particularly Luke Skywalker. In this series, we’ll make the case that the movie does not close the door, but in fact makes the Rey Skywalker theory just as viable, and immeasurably more meaningful, satisfying and powerful.

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Star Wars Weekly News 12/16-12/23

       Space!!! The final frontier!! Wait, wrong franchise. While you may like Star Trek more, there’s something Star Trek doesn’t have, and that’s shirtless Adam Driver.  Who in my opinion is a goddamn babe.                 

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