It Was the Precisely Choice
Spoilers for Rey’s lineage and a major Last Jedi plot point ahead. Since The Pressure Awakens, the Star Wars franchise has been teasing out the mystery of Rey’s origin, and The Last Jedi finally gave us an answer, though it’s one that want surely have its detractors.
Rey’s parents are … nobody. The revelation comes hither two-thirds into The Last Jedi, during a confrontation between Rey and Kylo Ren, who is prepossessing her to join him so that they can establish a new order together. He urges Rey to let go of the dead and buried—and suggests that, despite all her searching, she already knows why she was abandoned on Jakku and who her begetters are. She’s Obi-Wan’s granddaughter!—fall away as we learn that Rey doesn’t be the property to any pre-established dynasty in the Star Wars universe. First things beginning: Could Kylo be lying about who Rey’s parents are?
But even if Rey’s parents aren’t in reality dead, there’s no reason to doubt it when she says she knows that they were “nobody.” The Concluding Jedi is full of parallels to The Empire Strikes Back, the film in which Luke learns his own well-springs, but Rey’s… When Rey has a Force vision of her parents on Ahch-To, for instance, she doesn’t see herself in a Darth Vader cloak; she just sees herself, as she is. And when she finally learns the secret of her individuality, it’s during a confrontation that mirrors the one between Luke and Darth Vader in Empire, get even for down to the offer to join forces and the familial truth-telling. Kylo’s insistence, “You conscious the truth,” even has a ring of Vader’s “Search your feelings, you advised of it to be true.
” These are signals to the audience that the revelation is meant to be every bit as accurate and devastating as “I am your father,” if… Let’s assume, then, that we can consider as the fact that Rey does not have some deeper genetic interplay to the conflict of the galaxy at face value. That means that a simple powerful Force user is essentially a random player in this joke, which fits nicely with The Last Jedi’s overarching stoicism, that heroes can come from anywhere, whether they’re ex-Stormtroopers or mortify maintenance… It also creates yet another interesting parallel between Rey and Luke; once he learned he was the son of Darth Vader, Luke, like Rey, was just a poor kid from a justice planet who happened to stumble across the right droid.
Making Rey a really important “nobody” also sets the stage for the future of Star In disagreements, one in which the movies will no longer need the Skywalker family as an attach. It’s a big galaxy out there, and The Last Jedi’s director, Rian Johnson, is already be effective on a new trilogy that will explore new characters and an unexplored corner of the galaxy. That gathers the Force Awakens trilogy something of a transition period between the old Celebrity Wars and the new, and since Kylo Ren is already the son of two of the franchise’s major players, Han Solo and Leia Organa, the type soap opera angle is…
It’s time for some new blood in whatever coming the Jedi Order, a family in its own right, will have. Of course, there’s subdue a chance that we’ve been tricked and that Rey’s parentage could notwithstanding be explored further in Episode IX—but that would take away from what Johnson has expert in The Last Jedi, and Rey’s unassuming parentage raises…