It’s easy to take movie titles at face value. After all, they’re literally vehicles to get a point across to the audiences to try and sell them the movie. They don’t really NEED to be inherently deep or clever.
However, with the new Star Wars trilogy, it’s starting to feel like they’re really pushing for those double meanings. Director Rian Johnson has already spoken to the idea that The Last Jedi could mean a couple different things, but it’s not the only film in the franchise to accomplish that.
According to Adam Driver, 2015’s The Force Awakens even has a bit of a double meaning, and one of those meanings revolves around poor Kylo Ren, who upon us seeing him in the film, still hasn’t fully evolved into the baddie he’s likely to become down the line. Here’s what Adam Driver had to say to Empire.
“We find Darth Vader already completely committed; I was curious about starting with someone who was less together, who was starting in a place of self-doubt. The title of The Force Awakens wasn’t just referring to the light side, it was the dark side as well.”
We suppose that makes sense. While The Force Awakens very clearly points to Rey (as the lead character), the Force itself has no allegiances, and can service both the light and the dark.
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SOURCE: Empire (via Screen Rant)