The sequel trilogy has played fast and loose with many Star Wars concepts, one of those is, of course, the all-encompassing Force, which according to Master Yoda, surrounds us, and binds us. Toward the end of the trilogy’s closing chapter, The Rise of Skywalker, Rey Palpawalker, and Kylo Ren traded lightsabers, even though they were in two separate battles, in two separate locations.
While this was obviously done via the Force, some more detail would be helpful, and today we have that extra bit of explanation. Coming as no surprise the answer can be found not in the film, but in the novelization. Check out the excerpt below.
“The vision shifted. It was Luke sitting crosslegged on the island of Ach-To, trembling with effort as he projected himself onto the battlefield of Crait. And yet another flash, this time of Leia in her jungle quarters, giving everything she had to send a final thought to Ben. They were all manifestations of the same power. And now Rey could use it in her own way.”
This all seems very convenient, but perhaps in time, it will make more sense. The new trilogy started out great, as far new Force powers, Kylo effortlessly holding a blaster bolt in the air at the beginning of The Force Awakens was awesome, I also liked the communication link between Rey and Kylo, but that’s nothing new. I don’t hate the new trilogy, I almost hate The Last Jedi, but not quite. I think Disney had some good ideas but many of them simply had poor execution on their Star Wars trilogy.
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