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Rey's lightsaber color

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Has anyone noticed that Rey’s lightsaber color is different throughout the new trilogy?

Here it is in the forest at the end of The Force Awakens, with a very saturated blue hue: https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?q=85&c=sc&poi=face&w=2000&h=1047&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F6%2F2019%2F11%2Fforce-awakens-1-2000.jpg

In The Last Jedi, it is almost a pure white, with what appears to be a wider blade, and a subtle hint of blue around the edges: https://imgix.bustle.com/uploads/image/2018/7/3/2975e8e5-47a9-4ec9-b2a4-01adf4eddcd7-ep8-ff-005212_d758b3b8.jpeg?w=970&h=546&fit=crop&crop=faces&auto=format%2Ccompress&cs=srgb&q=70

The Rise of Skywalker seems to be a hybrid of the two approaches: https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZTY1MDI5ZTMtNWMzOC00Yzk2LWI2YmItZDQxZTdkNTYyYjc4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyODkzNTgxMDg@.V1.jpg

Do you have a favorite? I lean that TLJ is generally the best shot of the trilogy, but I really love the blue glow of the lightsaber in TFA, especially the way it lights up Rey’s face as we hadn’t seen that effect on human characters before.

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ot2k said:
I really love the blue glow of the lightsaber in TFA, especially the way it lights up Rey’s face as we hadn’t seen that effect on human characters before.

Ah, but we have. Though it was in Attack of the Clones, so I don’t really fault anyone for forgetting it (or willfully suppressing the traumatizing memory, lol)


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Wow, you’re right, I forgot about that shot. In the rest of that scene, however, the glow of the lightsaber doesn’t illuminate their skin at all.

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It’s very brief and they are moving quickly but there’s a few shots of each of them where the sabers cast light on their faces (it only happens in that specific sequence where Anakin cuts the power cord on the floor and the lights go out and they briefly fight in a dark shadow). There was actually a better shot of Anakin but I couldn’t get YouTube to pause at the exact right frame to grab the screenshot.