Luke The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi hides a grand Star Wars tradition in plain sight

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Dec 17, 2017, 8:11 PM EST

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here (and is a smashing success), it's time to deconstruct every single little detail in the 17-course banquet that the movie provided. 

SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Last Jedi from this point on-- if you have not seen it, we suggest that you go and see it, then come back. 


Ready to punch it? Wonderful! 

Rian Johnson's new film is certainly a departure from your run-of-the-mill Star Wars movie in many ways, and one of the most notable was a famous line being seemingly absent. Yes, "May the Force be with you" is said many times in the film, but where was series standby "I have a bad feeling about this?"

Variations on this line have appeared in everything with the name Star Wars on it, from the animated shows (most hilariously said at one point by Palpatine himself in The Clone Wars) to Rogue One, and it's even included in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when things start to go a bit sci-fiWould writer/director Rian Johnson go so far against the grain as not to feature the line? Rest easy, fans, the answer is no. 

When asked by multiple people on Twitter, Johnson confirmed that the line was in fact in the film: 

Okay, fair enough-- but where, and who says it? Eagle-eyed (and -eared) fans have discovered who in fact says the catchphrase: 


The line is uttered by none other than BB-8 -- in fact, it's his first line in the film. This explains why Poe has to then cheer him up by saying "Happy beeps!" and General Leia tells Poe that for what it's worth, she "agrees with the droid."

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Johnson is asked whether this is in fact where the line appears, and he confirms it, saying, “Yes! Good catch!”

So there we have it. As this movie is prone to do, it takes familiar Star Wars tropes and subverts them. All due credit to Rian Johnson for hiding a classic Star Wars line in plain sight, just waiting to be discovered. 

Via: The Huffington Post