If you have not see The Last Jedi yet, this post is not for you. Spoilers are all over this! I have been waiting to share my 10 Favorite Star Wars The Last Jedi Scenes since I first saw the movie. Also, I wanted to say, for all to see, that I LIKE the fact The Last Jedi took everything I thought it was going to do and went left.
I was wrong about Rey, and I'm okay with that. Kylo did something I was not expecting him to do, well at least this soon in the franchise. And with all the decisions and sacrifices that were made, it is going to be exciting to see what happens in the future. We are in uncharted space folks, and I like it.
BB-8 and BB-9E
I love the droids in Star Wars, well maybe not you C-3PO. I can't with your anxiety. BB-8 is like your dog. He wants to help, he's protective, and you ask about him first him first when your friends make it back to base alive. BB-9E on the other hand is your cynical cat who has no time for your crap. He’s not here for your games, no you aren't getting away with anything, but you still love him too. Or at least I do. I'm happy to see the Dark Side get a fun droid. Their droids always seem so dumb or generic. Roger, roger.
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Speaking of Droids, the OG droid is back and as independent and mouthy as ever. Can you be mouthy without a mouth? I'm not sure, but what I do know is his reunion with Luke made me happy.
Porgs, Fathiers, and Vulptex
Meet the Porgs, Fathiers, and Vulptex. They are fun, endearing, and so darn cute. For those scratching their heads, the Fathiers are the creatures Rose and Finn ride on and the Vulptex are the ice foxes on Crait. If anyone sees a Vulptex plush I need it. Not asking for friend, it's definitely for me.
I was camp confused at first too. Why would they do this? Cut him out (pun intended) so soon? Then after I thought about it I thought about this: Striking down Snoke, Kylo/Ben cut the strings that bound him to anyone. He really did kill his past, not just his distant past but his recent as well. He did the thing Vader couldn't. With no one more powerful than him, with the exception of Rey, to keep him in check, Kylo's future is wide open. I can't wait to see what he does with this ultimate power and how The Resistance deals with the aftermath. I have a feeling more epic lightsaber battles are coming.
Rey and Kylo
Nope, not talking about shipping them. In fact I don't ship it. *Shrugs* I'm talking them standing back to back and taking out the Praetorian guards. Each time I watched this movie, people cheered. It was an awesome, hell yes moment in the movie. Lets give some respect for those guards though, who unlike the Emperor's Imperial Guards, actually did something. Their weapons are pretty sick too. I wonder if there were anymore in another room or if it was just this one team?
Because Poe. *heart eye emoji*
Luke training Rey, sorta
Luke promised Rey 3 lessons. He only gave 2. Is the last one learning to press on without him there? Or will Force Luke show up in Episode IX to school her in lesson 3?
“I feel the force.” Smack. Pretty sure Daisy Ridley was channeling me. Because if I ever got the chance to train with Luke, that's probably how nerdy excited I would be too.
I'll admit, the first time watching The Last Jedi was stressful. I was worried about Leia. When she started floating through space I sat there, jaw dropped. No, this couldn't be what they would do with her. And then her fingers twitches and she used THE FORCE to pull herself back to the ship. In case you missed all the clues in the previous films, Leia has The Force too. She just doesn't do all the tricks, that we expect to see with Force sensitive people. Kudos to Rian for showing Leia using The Force and all the other scenes where she is being her bad*ss self.
Luke taking on The First Order, like a Boss.
If you didn't laugh-out-loud and/or cheer when Luke brushed his shoulder off we can't be friends. Earlier in the movie he admonishes Rey for thinking he could make a difference in the fight against The First Order and Kylo Ren. He says something along the lines of, what do you think I'm going to do, walk out there with a laser sword and face down the whole First Order?
Foreshadowing chills because that's exactly what he does. I noticed during the first viewing that his feet didn't seem to make a difference in the Crait soil. I thought hmm that's suspect. Then when I realized it was because he had Force projected himself into the scene, I lost it. How freaking cool was that?! It also showed just how strong in The Force he is. Everyone, with the exception of Leia I'm almost 100% sure, thought he was really there. This trick made Snoke's Force FaceTime look like padawan play.
This wasn't CGI Yoda, this was our good old puppet friend, and wise teacher, Master Yoda. It was great to see him interacting with Luke, putting him in his place about everything. He brought some snark and schooled us on the greatest lesson of all – “the greatest teacher, failure is.” Mic drop, Yoda.