For all you Star Wars fans – I’m just going to point out that there will be SPOILERS! If you have not watched the movie yet, I would suggest you do not read this post until after watching it. Don’t worry, I won’t be doing those typical movie review that summarizes everything, but this post might bring up even more questions about the movie. I hope you all enjoyed the movie and let me know your thoughts on all the questions listed below!
1. Is Rey a Skwalker?
So, who is Rey? Where did she exactly come from and how is she so strong with the force? Well from the small bits and pieces we were able to pick out from the movie – it’s clear that she is related to one of the main characters. From the little clues we got from Leia, many people believe that she’s related to Luke. Remember when Kylo Ren reads her mind and he saw an island with water? This could be a big clue! Does this hint that Rey was once with Luke either in the past or future?
2. Why does Luke’s saber call to Rey?
Does this hint to us that Luke could be Rey’s father? Hmm.. this could be a possibility. This question ties back to the first question, is Rey a descendant of the Skywalker’s? Not much is revealed about her as she doesn’t remember much of her history outside of horrifying flashbacks that draws her to Anakin and Luke Skywalker’s blue lightsaber.
3. Who is Supreme Leader Snoke?
Snoke was only a part of the movie for a brief period leaving the audience to wonder who exactly he is. Snoke is believed to be in charge of The First Order, responsible for reassembling the resources of the empire after the fall of Emperor Palpatine and the second Death Star. All that we were able to get from the movie is that he’s a force user, he had something to do with recruiting and trailing Kylo Ren and Han, Leia and others are all aware of him. Even more interesting, Star Wars fans have discovered that the theme music for Snoke is almost identical to the theme music for Darth Plagueis in Episode III.
4. What made Ben Solo turn to the dark side?
We found out General Leia and Han Solo chose to send their son for training with Luke, but somehow this played out a differently than expected.. it ended up sending Ben Solo down the path to the dark side. Snoke could have played a big role by getting to Ben and turning him evil. Ben had accepted the dark side so much so that he and the Knights of Ren butchered all the students at Luke’s academy. So, what’s going to happen when Ben has to go against his mother and Luke? Will be redeem himself or will he continue to look up to Darth Vader?
5. Who are the Knights of Ren?
Kylo Ren’s name was adopted by Ben Solo in the same way Anakin Skywalker embraced the identity of Darth Vader. The name “Ren” refers to the Knights of Ren, which was first introduced in Star Wars: Episode VII as a team of warriors who we assumed from Rey’s flashback was responsible for the slaughter of Luke Skywalker’s Jedi academy. So many questions come up about them… who are they, how did they form are all of them force users? The only shot we have of them only shows Kylo wielding a lightsaber. Do they work for Snoke? WHen did they originate? Did they recruit Kylo Ren or was he there from the start?