Okay, so I’ve just recently owned The Last Jedi and after seeing the movie eight times now I am more blown away by the film than I was after I went to see it in the movie theaters all those months ago. The story is impeccably designed, the character development is riveting, the cinematography is beautiful, the action is phenomenal, and overall it’s undoubtedly, to me, the best Star Wars movie ever made. It even surpasses the genius of The Empire Strikes Back which is now boring in comparison. The only setback of this movie being so entertaining is I don’t know how I’m going to discern my five favorite scenes from the movie because there are so many fantastic scenes it feels unfair to leave some parts out but I’m going to try my best. Enjoy!
1. Force-Skype Is Turned On
One of the most riveting scenes in The Last Jedi is that first Force connection between Rey and Kylo Ren. Rey is pleasant as she wakes up from a deep slumber, the training that she had been waiting for about to begin, and Kylo Ren is also in a calm state as he gets his scar tended to. And then they slowly realize, to each of their horror, that they can see each other. That silent moment when they just stare at each other in disbelief is such a quiet, intense moment.
And then as they speak to each other their conversation is just as riveting. Especially when Luke appears and Kylo knows Rey is with him just by the fear on her face. That’s such an amazing part to me and it only was a precursor for more epic scenes to come.
2. Rey and the Lightsaber
For so many months I saw clips of this scene over and over again through commercials and trailers and I thought when I would see it in the movie it wouldn’t be that great. Well, that was delightfully wrong. This scene has become so magical to me. Maybe it’s Rey’s theme music, maybe it’s just the choreography of the lightsaber sparring, or maybe it’s because this is just a great scene period but I have come to enjoy this part of the movie immensely. And I love that this scene provided a little bit of humor as the cut rock crashed into the Caretakers’ cart on the road below. It’s a funny interaction between Rey and the alien nuns and it helps make that part that much better.