Fear is the Past to the Dark Side: Skywalker Family Allegories in The Last Jedi

– by HanSpinel

Many have used the visual parallels between Rey and Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi as suggestion to a romantic connection. However, I suggest a more thematic and resonating connection of family and fear of the past is being presented, particularly when including Luke Skywalker’s perspective….

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A Rey Skywalker Origin Story as told by John Williams & Kylo Ren

– by HanSpinel

Here, I present a thematic analysis to highlight that Rey’s musical motif is a note-for-note reverse composition of “Anakin’s theme.” In contrast, Kylo Ren’s musical motif is inspired by “Anakin’s Dark Deeds.” I argue this as foreshadowing to Kylo Ren attempting to “finish what [Vader] started,” whereas Rey’s reversal of Anakin’s fall suggests her ultimate narrative arc is to “Rise” and reverse the original sin of the Skywalker father, Anakin….

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Two Truths & a Lie: How Rian Johnson Hid the True Identity of Rey’s Parents in Plain Sight

– written by HanSpinel

Following on the heels of recent commentary by JJ Abrams that there’s more to the story regarding Rey’s parents, I revisited The Last Jedi. In this article, I will demonstrate that the dialogue written for Kylo Ren’s specific description of Rey’s “nobody” parents contain carefully planted clues to the contrary of an “irrelevant” lineage. I conclude that Rian Johnson’s script and written description of Rey’s parents explicitly lead back to exactly one (1) family: the Skywalkers. In other words, Rian Johnson has cleverly hidden the clues to Rey’s true parents in plain sight, and JJ Abrams will be concluding the saga by revealing Rey’s true origin story in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. This analysis further supports the Star Wars Shadow Council’s Definitive The Last Jedi Case for Rey Skywalker.

*Note: I provide an additional supporting piece of evidence that contains potential spoilers – well-marked and included at the very end of the article.

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You Won’t Believe these Theories About Episode IX!!!

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If there’s one thing we’re known for sure here at the Star Wars Shadow Council, it’s reasonable and conservative predictions about Episode IX that more or less square with what the rest of the fandom thinks will happen. But today, we’ve decided to break with tradition. Read on to find out what brilliant, iconoclastic ideas we’ve been cooking up in the Shadow Council think tank…

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The Truth Behind Rey’s Parents || “I figured [Kylo] pulled the biggest fear out of [Rey] like she did to him in the previous movie.” – Pablo Hidalgo

– written by HanSpinel

I thought this was old news, but spent some time reading around the interwebs and it looks like this key commentary fell through the cracks, or is, for some reason, being ignored because reasons?

Anyhow, here’s Pablo Hidalgo BEGGING the fandom to speculate regarding the “reveal” between Kylo Ren and Rey in The Last Jedi:

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How I Met Your Mother: Rey Skywalker Edition – The Cover Up

Legends of Luke Skywalker badly wants you to think two characters are the same, but a careful reader will realize that’s impossible.

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The Last Jedi: Luke’s Third Lesson

Introduction

After watching The Last Jedi again after its home release, I’ve realized that the Third Lesson is essentially the theme of the movie as a whole. The lesson involves fighting for the galaxy as a whole, and not making family your bottom-line motivator. It’s a battle between Luke and Kylo Ren to turn Rey to one end or the other, and Rey represents the audience. The Third Lesson was not only taught to Rey, but it was taught to us as the viewers.

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