10 Best Moments From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon December 18, 2017 12:22 PM

10Luke’s Lightsaber Toss

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The entire plot of The Force Awakens was built around the search for Luke Skywalker, who we learned had gone into a self-imposed exile after he was betrayed by his nephew Ben Solo/Kylo Ren. That being said, many fans were left perplexed when the film ended with a shot of Rey finding the aging Jedi Master on Ahch-To, offering him his old lightsaber, and then… nothing.

However, shortly after the start of The Last Jedi, we finally pick up where TFA left off, as we see Rey still extending her arm to offer Luke his long-lost weapon. Then, without saying a word, he grabs the lightsaber with his robotic hand and proceeds to toss it over his shoulder before walking away.

What makes this moment great is how unexpected it is. We’ve all theorized about how Luke would react to Rey’s presence on Ahch-To, but throwing his father’s former lightsaber aside like it was nothing? That probably isn’t something many fans were banking on.

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