It’s the same thing as Luke testing his.
Except it’s not the same and that’s what my initial point was in replying to Yotsuya. Rey testing her saber was already discarded as a possible in story reason for igniting her saber since it’s clear it was completed well before this scene and would have been tested back when it was actually completed rather than carrying around an untested saber with no tools on hand to continue working on it if it doesn’t work the first time you go to use it. It is literally just the movie doing a soft 4th wall in saying “look audience, Rey has built a new lightsaber”. If they did have her adding the final few components that she scrounged from Obiwan’s hut and then testing it, then there was a reason in the story itself. As it is, her actions are inexplicable as presented and therefore the only reason left is the obvious meta nature of the reveal.
However it makes no sense that this is Tatooine, a place important to the audience and not to a single character involved.
Yes, another issue with the scene among others I’m sure if you continue to think about it as JJ hopes you don’t 😉
You have now seen the TROS film?
I have seen footage of the scene on YouTube and read the leaked plot months ago. I might watch the full movie at some stage just to see it in it’s completed form but I’m not paying to see on the big screen what I already know I won’t enjoy.
Ah, you have viewed the scene is isolation - yet not in the context it is shown within the film.
If you went and saw the film on the big screen just think of all the more the negative posts you could make about it, a film you state that know you won’t enjoy, but post about so much.
For myself, one of the most satisfying things about the Sequel Trilogy was actually the watching of it, enjoying the parts I did, thinking about the interpretations of scenes from the films - and not having everything spelt out for me. There are some parts I did not enjoy; the sudden introduction of Palaptine could have been handled better, and the lack of screen time for Rose in TROS, yet there are parts I didn’t like of many films I have seen and enjoyed, so it is not too much a big thing in Star Wars for me.
The light-speed skipping scenes looked superb; though I need to watch the film again as it did not seem ‘right’ for Star Wars somehow, the ability to travel like that. Maybe in the Fan Edits someone will add a line of exposition to explain? I hope so.
(I do also hope we see more of Rose in the deleted scenes for TROS given the issues with matching or gelling KMT’s performance against previous deleted scenese footage of Leia from TFA.)
An article on TROS co writer and his stamtent that KMT’s screen time was redeuced due to the above issues:
"Star Wars Screenwriter Claims Kelly Marie Tran’s Scenes Were Cut Because of Bad CGI":
and also from gq, an interview with Star Wars co writer Chris Terrio…
’Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Writer Knew Not Everyone Would Like It’:
"‘Star Wars’ Writer Chris Terrio on Rey’s Parentage, the Big Villain, and That Final Scene":