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Little details that you loved

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Messi, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Lock_S_Foils

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    So was the opening scroll and Star Wars fanfare the last ones we will ever see/hear for a Star Wars movie?????????????
     
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    The black chairs the First Order brass sit on in 'Kylo's boardroom' are like a cross between Kylo's Command Ship, Darth Vader's Castle and Vader's breathing filter at the front of his mask (only horizontal slats instead of vertical). The Supreme Leader is into thoughtful interior decorating. :D
     
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    In the scene where it’s revealed to the Resistance that Palpatine has returned and we follow Rey as rushes off to consult the Jedi texts, I’m sure someone (I think Beaumont probably) is saying something in the background involving the phrase “...cheat death...”.

    Also, speaking of ‘cheating’, it occurred to me a couple of viewings ago that the dejarik game at the start of the film is a kind of lighter analogy for the movie’s spiritual battle between Rey&Ben/Palpatine - think about it:

    Chewie only wins because he’s so old... or cheats are the reasons discussed(!) but Finn and Poe turn the game off after agreeing not to.

    Palpatine, an old guy who we learn is ‘home’ to an even older legacy wins because he is old and cheats(death). Rey and Ben both seem to agree, at various points, to Palpatine’s demands, but then do not ultimately go through with that.
     
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    That's a real good analogy. And I didn't notice that.

    That was probably the reason the scene of them playing dejarik was included in the movie. It works also as an anticipation of what we will see minutes later in the movie.
    Same thing thing with Rey healing the serpent, and later Kylo.
     
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    Some more little details I noticed...

    At the end of the scene where Rey and Kylo fight through the Force (Rey in Kylo’s room on his ship, Kylo on Kijimi) the Sith dagger in Rey’s hand seems to disappear, much like that infamous blade from the guard in TLJ. Mistake or in-joke?! :p In my head-canon she pockets it between shots I guess.

    The lightspeed skipping scene appears to foreshadow key points of the rest of the film-
    The first one has that mass of spiky rocks(?) that I think look very much like the rocks and throne on Exegol. The second location with its bright cylindrical structures are quite like some of the design in Kylo’s quarters. The giant sand worm creature in a very green environment is surely a pre-echo of Rey healing the vexis (serpent), itself foreshadowing the healing of Ben.

    Also, it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen it, the second of the three worlds that Poe lightspeed skips to still confuses me - there are two falcons, and I still don’t know if the top one or the bottom one is a reflection. Either way it’s a very cool, blink and you’ll miss it example of two, underlining the whole theme of twos in the film. I can’t wait to be able to analyse that sequence and freeze frame it.

    Also on ‘twos’... Ochi’s ship, the Bestoon Legacy has that design of two huge engines... but a similar design crops up on the First Order’s ship above the hallways... almost as if to perhaps a Sith influence in both designs... (maybe a nod to the ‘rule of two’ that is flipped on its head by the Force producing a dyad in response?!)

    The Aki-Aki who asks Rey her family name is wearing a very similar headscarf to that which Rey’s mother wears in Rey’s visions/memories, which I find very interesting. The whole Aki-Aki festival is full of nods to the story and saga. There are these dancers dressed in dark clothes on top of a rock who remind me very much of the Knights of Ren who of course we later see atop a rock standing around (you know the shot!).

    When Rey begins her climb in the Death Star II, there’s what I think looks to me like the side of an intact TIE fighter right at the bottom left of the shot, in quite a lot of darkness. (I’m not talking about the broken one we see right up in the screen). Could an example of a spare TIE fighter for Ben to get to Exegol in (maybe it was an experimental model with hyperdrive!).
     
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    I don't know if this is a 'little thing'. But the casting of Jodie Comer as Rey's mother. I almost chocked when I realized who it was when I first saw TROS For those of you who don't know, Jodie Comer is a British actress most commonly well known for playing the character Villnelle in the BBC drama 'Killing Eve'. Villenelle is an assassin and a psychopath and she is described as being “Wild & wildly self-possessed." So for Comer to be playing Rey's mom it's the highest form of symbolism. After all who best to play the mother to one of the most formidable and self-possessed women in film, but a woman who plays one of the most self-possessed women on tv?

    I mean I am sure they could have chosen an unknown to play Rey's mother, just like they did for the father---for the 15 seconds they were on screen.


    The effect would have been the same if they had cast Emily Blunt, or Clare Foy or Michelle Dockery in the role. It's highly symbolic and speaks to who Rey is and her lineage.
     
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    Maybe I’m just going crazy, but there’s a character who is very briefly visible in the background at the end of the film as everyone is celebrating on Ajan Kloss and Rey has just got back who looks suspiciously like Batman to me :D
     
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    Never noticed. But I do see a strong Batman motif with Rey. Her constant reference to the death of her parents (and how that made her who she was). And in the supplementary material for the TFA it talks about her studying new languages, practicing flying different ships on simulator, her study of machines and how they work. Her constant self -work to better herself (Mary Sue my foot!) and the air of darkness around her, and her solitary tendencies. Very Batmanish/Bruce Wayne.
     
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    Very good points! Maybe in Episode X she will have a Reymobile... :D
     
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    Personally I'd like her to get a nice big mansion. It'll make up for the fact that we never got Daisy in the role of Lara Croft. One of my other favourite heroines. And a role she would have killed it in.
     
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    I wouldn't call it a detail. But it made me smile with amusement. With how Palpy first tries to entice Rey to take over the Sith throne with it's her destiny as a Palpatine. And later berates her as being weak like her parents when she refuses him. Palpy must have been a fun person to be around. When he doesn't get his way he resorts to insults.

    Another bit I liked was at the end, when the old lady asks Rey who she is. Rey stands up proudly and says "I'm Rey." Those two words and the delivery. Just spoke to her journey as a person. From an insecure girl who looked for worth and value in others. To a confident young woman who learned to value herself for who she is and what she has accomplished and what she has become. Rey, a true example of what the human spirit can be. Beautiful!
     
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    The bass drop when Sheev shot the lightning into the air. Him in all his Sith lord glory!
     
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