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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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29-Dec-2017, 7:18 PM

Warbler said:

In that scene it kinda felt like they were doing this in the movie:

Same thing with the scene with reveal about Rey’s parents.

Sorry, but that is how it felt to me.

Maybe I can see how the lightsaber scene could be viewed that way, but I just don’t see why people were so dead-set on Rey’s parents being someone special! Or that TFA was totally, for sure implying that was the case. I for one would have been extremely pissed if she had been a Skywalker/Kenobi/Palpatine family member, and I was literally fist-pumping and whisper-yelling, “YES! YES! YES!” when Kylo told her her parents were nobodies. Because I am so sick of everybody in this freaking galaxy being related or having backstories tied to one another. It hasn’t been cool since 1980. That’s literally the only time it’s worked. It certainly didn’t work in 1983 when Luke and Leia became related. It didn’t work in 2002 when Boba Fett’s daddy fought Obi-Wan Kenobi. And it really, really, REALLY didn’t work in 2005 when Yoda and Chewbacca were BFFs. It just would have been another cheap rehash if Rey had been shoehorned into someone else’s family tree.