Rabblecast 516 - Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi Review


Rabblecast 516 - Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi Review

WARNING: spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ahead! As such, some things have been pointed at that simply don't add up in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and now, the movie's director has provided an explanation and justification for one of the biggest possible issues in it.

The Last Jedi begins by depicting Luke Skywalker as a crusty old hermit with blue milk in his beard, toward the end of the film we see Luke seemingly appear as his younger self as he faces down Kylo Ren on the surface of Crait. "He knows that Kylo's Achilles heel is his rage, and so that's why he kind of makes himself look younger, the way Kylo would've last seen him in their confrontation at the temple, and that's why he chose to bring Kylo's grandfather's lightsaber down there - the lightsaber that Kylo screamed at Rey, 'that's mine, that belongs to me'". There are some moments from Admiral Holdo's aforementioned lightspeed attack, some new shots of Benicio del Toro as DJ, and most importantly, the final battle between Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker. For example, Johnson talked to the team about the logistics of Admiral Holdo's lightspeed kamikaze move that took out the First Order fleet of Star Destroyers.

We see the Force perform acts of telekinesis but it also allows for mental manipulation. That doesn't mean we're going to start shouting them from the rooftops, but it does mean we can start talking about them a little less cautiously out in the open, and that's exactly what the Lucasfilm Story Group just did.

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Despite seeming like a plot hole, Rian Johnson actually seems to have really thought all of this through. Details about the new trilogy are sparse, but it will reportedly chronicle "new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored", according to The Verge.

The Last Jedi is marching on at the global box office and is still dividing fans between those that loved it and those that are straight up offended by it. However, during an interview with IGN that was published on Wednesday, Johnson revealed there was a very good reason behind the decision. We certainly can't accuse him of making lazy mistakes at this point.