SPOILERS ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. You’ve been warned!
The final scene The Last Jedi doesn’t feature any of the characters we know and love, either from the old generation or the new. Instead, we return to Canto Bight to see one of the stable kids, not unlike young Anakin Skywalker, exhibit force powers as he sweeps, looking to the stars and brandishing his broom like a lightsaber, after being inspired by Luke Skywalker along with the rest of the galaxy.
But, director Rian Johnson did not always intend to have this scene end the film, as he explained to Empire:
“That was something I really stuck to, and believe me, we went back and forth in the editing room. In the script, when I wrote that scene in the Falcon, I wrote the words, ‘this seems like the perfect image to end on.’ To me, it was really important to have that final scene, because it turns what Luke did from an act that saves 20 people into an act that inspires the galaxy. The notion that what we’re setting up here is something big in the next chapter. And when Leia says, ‘we have everything we need,’ she’s talking about everyone on the Falcon, but also about what we see next, which is we now have a galaxy that has seen this beacon of hope and is getting inspired to fight the good fight.”
I personally thought it was a fabulous way to end one of the better Star Wars films (that’s right, I loved Last Jedi. Come at me, bro!); the perfect imagery to let audiences know that hope has returned to the galaxy.
Do you think Johnson made the right decision ending on the young stable boy blessed with the force? Or would you rather the film ended with our beloved heroes aboard the Falcon? Let us know in the comment section below!
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