Entertainment Weekly gave us a massive peak into The Last Jedi today. Not only did they drop two cover images and a few amazing movie stills, they also went into greater detail on the plot of the movie. According to director Rian Johnson the theme of the movie is the peril of meeting your enemies and your heroes.
The former is embodied by the scarred Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke who will finally emerge from the shadows. Visit EW for more information on what may or may not be revealed about Snoke in the movie and get a peak at his elite and cool looking protectors, the Praetorian Guards. The latter part, meeting your heroes, is a lot more complicated. We want to believe that our heroes are infallible and that their stories end happily. The new incarnation of Star Wars has shown us that’s not always true.
In The Force Awakens we had the chance to see how time and grief forged the people that Han and Leia became. In The Last Jedi, we see Luke in a much darker place. In so many ways, his story reflects Obi-Wan’s story. They are both Jedi betrayed their apprentices they thought were the chosen ones. However, while Obi-Wan found peace in exile and renewed hope in his meeting with Luke, Luke seems to be drowning in his sorrow and regret. Rey’s appearance holding that lightsaber is a reminder of a life he turned away from. After everything she did to find him, of course that rejection would be hard to take. The EW article looks into the reasoning behind Luke staying on that island. Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley give insight into what their characters were thinking during that initial meeting on the bluff.
Meanwhile, John Boyega’s Finn is struggling with his place in the resistance or more specifically, if he wants that place. He’s a hero for what he did on Starkiller Base yet he still wants to run and find the safest place in the universe to hide in. The article reveals that it’s Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico that begins to change his mind. Little is known about Rose except her occupation. Tran described her as: “She’s not cool. She’s this nobody, this background player, which is what makes her interesting. She’s not the best. She’s not royalty. She’s someone who is just like everyone else.” To Rose, Finn is a hero and he will find himself wanting to be more of the person she sees. They both go on a mission to Canto Bight, a city that looks to be exciting and glamorous. I can’t wait to see how this subplot plays out.
Finally, EW looks into the new creatures living on Ahch-To. Thankfully Luke isn’t out there alone with his sadness. Meet the porgs and the caretakers of the Jedi temple and get a peak into some of the Jedi mythology in the movie.
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