Star Wars : The Last Jedi has done well on the box office till now. While the movie got a solid approval from the critics, most of the fans didn’t like the latest addition to the franchise. One thing that didn’t fit well with some fans was the revelation of Rey’s parents .
Recently, Rian Johnson sat with Collider , following an IMAX screening of The Last Jedi where he explained the reason why he chose that answer for Rey’s parents. He said :
“It definitely was something that kind of slowly emerged. The truth is that was never like a driving thing for me in the movie, and I’ve talked a little bit elsewhere about the big decision with Rey and her parents. That’s one of the big things. It’s cutting loose the idea that of her being special coming from lineage. And that is true and I do like that, and I think that’s a good thing. That wasn’t, though, the motivating factor behind that decision. It was more a dramatic decision of ‘What is the toughest thing she could hear about her parents? What is the thing for her and for us what will make her have to stand on her own two feet and will make things the hardest for her?’ Because she’s the hero and that’s her job—to have things be the hardest for her. So it came from that and the other element came along with that, which is something I really liked.
Some fans were expecting Rey’s parents to be special, considering her place in the new trilogy. While this decision by Rian Johnson has left some of the fans disappointed, it opens new possibilities for Rey, considering that she can now follow her own path, unlike Kylo Ren. What do you guys think of this decision? Tell us in the comments below.
Source : Collider