Obsessing over fictional characters is one of my favorite things to do. Their sacrifices and heroism inspire me, and their mistakes teach other lessons while making me love them more because I can often relate to their weak moments. I like analyzing why they make the choices they do in order to understand them better, which also helps me empathize with other people. Sometimes I can easily tell who is going to be my favorite character as soon as I see them, other times it takes a while for them to grow on me. But once I decide I love a character, it’s not often I change my mind. My list of favorite characters is very long, so in this post, I will be limiting it to a few of my favorites from the Star Wars universe. And these are in no particular order of favorites because it is very hard for me to rank characters, other than Leia, Han, and Luke who are usually my top favorites.
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A new TV spot from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi features previously unseen footage and lines from Rey and Luke!!
It seems that many of us may have been totally wrong in our predictions for where Rey, Luke, and all our other heroes are headed, as well as where the Force itself is pointing them!!
In this brand-new TV spot, we hear Rey repeat a line we all probably have permanently imprinted on our brains by now, as Luke asks her, “What do you see?” But this time, we hear a slightly different answer from the hopeful young student of the Force…
“Light… Darkness…. and…. something Else….” she breathes.
This seems to give a very different implication than what many fans predicted, that Rey would discover and gain the ability to channel the energy of the Force in a way many fans seem to theorize is only possible through the ultimate balance of both Light and Darkness. To be honest, I’ve always had problems with this theory myself, primarily because of what it does to the overall philosophy of the Jedi, as well as other conflicts to the way in which we’ve always understood the Force to work in canon.
But now, it seems something slightly different is at play…. and the most concerning part of it all is another new line from this spot…
“It’s calling me!” Rey says in an almost pleading tone, and her voice betrays that something is happening deep within her being, something that seems to be tearing her apart. This is all immediately followed by Luke’s commands to “Resist it!”, and finally him screaming her name at her, seemingly in desperation, trying to break her free from the hold of whatever is trying to suck her irretrievably into its grasp.
What could it all mean??! I know I’m intrigued, and simply can not wait for this movie to come and our answers with it!
What do you all think of this new spot and what its implications could mean for Rey, Luke, and the future of the Jedi Order? Let me know in the comments below, I always love discussing these things with you!!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters December 15, 2017.
A NEW FULL-LENGTH TRAILER FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI IS HERE!!!
Please excuse me while I have a very unprofessional fangirl moment…..
….. Ok, back now.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters December 15th.
Also released was the full theatrical poster for The Last Jedi.
What did you think about this new trailer? Do you have a favorite shot, line, or sequence? Let me know in the comments, and feel free to fangirl (or fanboy) away!!