Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally hit the big screen and it’s even better than we expected! Fans, of course, have different opinions on the matter (most of them beyond delightful), and like so many others we believe it’s one of the best movies of the new Star Wars era. What was so good about it? Well, the Good vs. Evil trope that is as old as the Universe itself was played out a bit differently this time and it’s one of the most refreshing things we could see in a movie that revolves solely around this topic. We’ve got more than a few decent plot twists, a whole bunch of cute otherworldly creatures, and a totally new (or some might argue – very-very old) interpretation of the Force and the way it works. Yep, Jedi aren’t what they used to be, but there’s a reason for that! The movie is packed with all kinds of cameos, nods to the extended universe, shared universe connections, and secret backstories. So, if you haven’t watched the movie yet, be prepared for some spoilers because we’re about to reveal 10 of the most awesome things you’ve missed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Rey’s been a bad girl
Many have missed this little detail at the very end of the movie, but the camera did focus a few seconds on Rey’s stuff back on the ship, which included all of the sacred Jedi books she took from the tree that got so conveniently burnt down by none other than Yoda himself. Luke and Yoda did have quite a funny interaction when Skywalker wanted to burn the tree, but couldn’t, and Yoda mentioned that Rey already had all the knowledge of the tree, so he might as well just go with it. He told it like the girl was wiser than all those old-looking Jedi texts, when in fact she literally had them with her! Which, of course, Yoda already knew because he’s cool like that.
The kid and the broom
This moment was quite obvious, but so swift that most people actually missed it completely. So, in the very end of the movie we see a kid on Rose’s home planet – he actually uses the force to grab the broomstick! This is quite a big deal because as it has been explained to us in the movie, the Force kind of acts on its own according to the Universal balance of things. This means you don’t have to be of ‘noble’ or whatever force-bearing bloodline like Skywalker, Palpatine, or Kenobi – now anyone can be born a Jedi! Just like Rey is a girl from an ordinary family with no Jedi history whatsoever, we should expect more people like her to appear real soon. It is also a nod to the whole slave-boy-using-force-to-escape story like it happened with Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
A few cameos that are hard to spot
Rian Johnson’s new instalment of Star Wars is packed with starry cameos. For example, that handsome codebreaker that Finn and Rose never got to recruit for their mission was none other than Justin Theroux from The Leftovers, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt got to voice the panic-stricken alien that showed the police where Rose and Finn illegally parked their vehicle in front of the casino. And you’ve probably recognized the devilishly charming Benicio Del Toro playing the treacherous codebreaker that sold out the whole Resistance.
Those dice are pretty special
It’s hard to pick a memento that would 100% remind fans of Han Solo, so the creators of Star Wars: The Last Jedi decided to be smart about it. It appears Han’s golden dice that became such a focal point in the new movie actually has a history. At least, if you go back to the original trilogy you’ll find the very same dice hanging in the Falcon’s cabin. Although it hasn’t been an object of interest in the previous movies, die-hard Star Wars fans will recognize it in a matter of seconds. Luke also resurrected Han’s most recognized line: ‘See you around, kid’. And did it in a very Harrison Ford-esque voice!