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The End of the Jedi (2-in-1 of Ep. 8 and 9) (V1 Released)
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10-Mar-2021, 3:21 PM

CMMAP said:

  • Reys orange eyes should emphazise that she got help from Luke or her dark side? Love either way, but if it is the first one, maybe you can accquire some line, where Luke says he´ll help her (whilst she´s lying on her back and looks up in the sky). I feel the line “the force will be with you always” isn´t enough for the viewer, to jump to the conclusion he helps her, even if you show him exhausted afterwards.

The way I think about it is that Luke helps by giving her the energy to fight, but the only way she can defeat the emperor is by letting go of her allegiance to the Jedi and using both the light and dark side together.

There are a lot of reasons why this makes sense for her character arc and the story I am trying to tell here.

Having that come through in the film is definitely the challenge, but in the spirit of showing rather than telling, I like the imagery of the red eyes and Luke falling over from exhaustion rather than dialog that is more explicit. Unless the dialog is just right, it tends to break the immersion.