STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Director Rian Johnson Offers A Perfect Explanation For The Movie's Biggest Plot Hole

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson talks here about what many fans have called the movie's biggest plot hole and sheds some light on why it played out that way. Spoilers follow from here...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has created a lot of discussion among fans of the franchise and while some love it and others hate it, there's one scene in particular which everyone has been talking about. We are, of course, referring to Luke Skywalker's showdown with Kylo Ren on Crait at the end of the sequel which saw them do battle before we learned that Luke was little more than a Force projection. 

The hints were there (he looked younger and left no footprints behind) but why didn't Kylo Ren realise that his uncle was wielding the blue lightsaber which he and Rey destroyed earlier in the movie?

In a new interview, director Rian Johnson has offered an explanation for Luke's appearance in The Last Jedi's final battle and offers a convincing explanation about why
Kylo didn't realise he wasn't there.
 
"[Luke] is basically tailoring this projection to have maximum effect on Kylo. He knows that Kylo’s Achilles heel is his rage, and so that’s why he kind of makes himself look younger, the way Kylo would’ve last seen him in their confrontation at the temple,  and that’s why he decided to bring Kylo’s grandfather’s lightsaber down there -- the lightsaber that Kylo screamed at Rey, ‘that’s mine, that belongs to me.’" As far as Johnson's concerned, Luke believes that Anakin's lightsaber will have a much more visceral impact on the erstwhile Ben Solo than Luke's own green blade.
 
"We as an audience saw that... The truth is, we see the lightsaber split in half -- Kylo sees a blinding flash of light and is knocked unconscious, and then Rey takes the lightsaber away before he wakes up. So if you really want to dig into it and get an explanation, you can say that he doesn’t 100 percent know what happened to the lightsaber."

It's hard to deny that this is a very convincing explanation as to why Kylo didn't peg on to the fact that Luke was toying with him and why he didn't know that Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber had actually been destroyed. What do you guys think? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on that in the usual place.
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Director Ron Howard Reflects On Taking Over The Movie And Disappointing Box Office
Related:

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Director Ron Howard Reflects On Taking Over The Movie And Disappointing Box Office

STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER 2 Gets A Suitably Foreboding Title As Rumors Swirl About Release Plans
Recommended For You:

STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER 2 Gets A Suitably Foreboding Title As Rumors Swirl About Release Plans

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Director Ron Howard Reflects On Taking Over The Movie And Disappointing Box Office
Filmmaker Ron Howard has talked candidly about taking over Solo: A Star Wars Story from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, sharing his thoughts on the underwhelming box office numbers the movie delivered...
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER 2 Gets A Suitably Foreboding Title As Rumors Swirl About Release Plans
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a hit among fans of this Galaxy Far, Far Away, and a new rumour not only claims to reveal the sequel's title, but may also shed some light on when we'll be playing it...
STAR WARS: Michael Waldron Shares Update On Kevin Feige's Movie; We're Finally Into It In Earnest
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron has shared an update on Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige's upcoming movie set in that Galaxy Far, Far Away, and it's progressing well.
STAR WARS: Celebrate May The Fourth With This Ranking Of Every Movie In The Iconic Franchise
Everyone has their favourite, and least favourite, Star Wars movie, and with May The Fourth (Star Wars Day!) in full swing, we're ranking each film from worst to best. Check that out after the jump...
STAR WARS: New Study Claims To Have Settled The Debate Over The Skywalker Saga's Best And Worst Films
The debate about which is the worst - and best - Star Wars movie rages on, & a new study claims to have used a number of metrics to put this discussion to an end once and for all. Here's now they stack up.