Whether you loved or hated ‘The Last Jedi,’ most fans were a little perplexed by the lauded “Mary Poppins” scene in the film, where General Leia, after being flung into space after the bridge of her Rebel cruiser is hit by missiles, suddenly opens her eyes, extends her hand (as though around an invisible umbrella), and flies through space back inside the safety of her ship. Though most fans agree that after all of this time it is not so far-fetched to believe that Leia would have discovered her own power in the Force (as Luke tells her she would back in ‘Return of the Jedi’), the bizarre and unexpected use of the powers in such a quiet scene, especially when many fans thought this MIGHT be how her character actually dies since we know with Carrie Fisher’s passing Leia cannot appear in ‘Episode IX,’ left a lot of folks scratching their heads during the events.
Luckily for us all, a new comic, the adaptation of ‘The Last Jedi’ put out by Marvel comics, helps quell some of the disquiet about the polarizing scene. Check it out for yourself below:
As you can see, we now can read/hear Leia’s inner monologue during this scene, giving her motivation, a voice, and some intrigue as she fights back against the coming of her own death in order to fulfill whatever vision the Force has given her. It makes her actions seem much more active, empowered (so to speak), and much less passive like in the movie, where it almost seemed as though the Force took control of her body and “saved” her instead of it being Leia taking control of her own destiny, which fits her character far better.
Also included in the comic is this little bit right before Leia is blasted into space, which gives some closure to another fan-favorite character who many felt was done an injustice by his quick death in the film:
In the comic at least, Admiral Ackbar sees his death coming, and has a few last, noble words for those under his command before their end, which seems much more befitting a character who helped lead the rebellion through the dark times of the Empire and was essential to destroying the Second Death Star.
What do you think of the way the comics handled these moments? Does it help make them more bearable to you? Or does it not really feel like canon because these moments were not actually in the movie? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant