One of the more satisfying moments near the end of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ was when Rey was able to Force-grab Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber away from Kylo Ren. However, in retrospect, you have to wonder how she was able to do this when Ben Solo was trained by his uncle and has been practicing using the Force for years. As Yoda is famous for saying, “Do or do not, there is no try,” this piece of advice, and Kylo’s lack of self-esteem, were combined to make this moment happen.
“Rey is full of The Force — you know that pretty early on. We’ve seen other demonstrations that she did earlier in the movie that she has in her. You know she’s not unimportant. The saber flies into her hand because it belongs in her hand. While the secret to Kylo is that he’s massively insecure. He wants to be Darth II, but he isn’t because he’s very conflicted about everything he wants. He wants to be that pure force of evil and power, but he’s not purely any of that. I don’t know what happens in [Rise of Skywalker], but I’m sure that will continue to play out. He says right before, ‘That lightsaber, it belongs to me.’ So when it flies by him into her hand, everything he worries about is confirmed.”
So it wasn’t so much that Rey is powerful in the Force, which she is, but that Kylo doesn’t have the confidence to use his power.
Do you agree with this assessment of Kylo Ren and Rey? Does Lawrence Kasdan’s explanation of the scene make it work better for you, or do you still feel that it didn’t fit with the characters? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly