If you’re an avid reader of my blog you will know that I pretty much despise The Rise of Skywalker for practically everything that it is. The story makes absolutely no sense in context with the Skywalker saga, Rey’s Palpatine return fills like a swing from left field and possesses no weight in the actual movie, and the film’s climactic battle on Exegol feels like a joke.
But…despite my annoyance with this movie and about 90% of its narrative choices, there is one moment that feels perfect and I wouldn’t change for the world. And that is the Poe-flashlight scene.
We have seen humorous moments in Star Wars before but this one truly hits my tickle button in ways that most jokes in this franchise don’t. I love that we see Poe Dameron, in a desperate effort to be just as cool as Rey, turn on his flashlight as if it’s a lightsaber. It’s genius and I wanted to randomly praise it today because I love it that much.
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