Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released on home video now which means that fans can scrutinize over every detail of the film which is the most divisive within the Star Wars franchise. It so happens that there is a major continuity error in the film which eagle eye fans have spotted.
It takes place in the scene where Rey (Daisy Ridley) and KyloRen (Adam Driver) fight Supreme Leader Snoke’s (Andy Serkis) Praetorian guards moments after Kylo kills Snoke. It’s an epic scene where Rey really exhibits some serious fighting skills, but as one fan on Twitter pointed out, she wasn’t supposed to have taken down one of the guards, and it had been a mistake that was then “corrected” with editing.
As you can see, one of the guards that Rey was fighting, had two blades and should have been able to simply stab Rey in the back with one, defeating her. Since the film makers couldn’t kill off the film’s lead, they had removed the second blade by editing it half the way through this scene.
Normally an editing error like this wouldn’t be such a big deal even if it is fairly noticeable, but with The Last Jedi being such a conflicting film this tiny error will get quite a bit of attention. Also, director Rian Johnson has faced a lot of criticism for The Last Jedi since it hit theatres, with most of those criticisms aimed at his storytelling choices mainly involving Rey. The director took this in stride and then said that he stands by his work.
“There’s nothing I’ve read or seen that’s made me think, ‘Oh god, I did kind of mess that up, I would’ve done that differently if I could go back,’” Johnson said. “I still genuinely believe in all the decisions I’ve made.”
The Last Jedi is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.