- Oct 25, 2017
One of my gripes with it is that not only was the X-Wing submerged, it was also scrapped for parts when Luke stranded himself. A portion of his wing for example was used as a door which was subsequently destroyed by Chewie.I guess I’m not really understanding the controversy about Luke’s X-Wing.
We know they are durable as hell so the notion of him lifting it up and out of the ocean in working condition doesn’t strike me as a stretch.
I never thought Luke’s decision to project himself on Crait was because he couldn’t get there in person but rather because he wasn’t interested in killing his nephew so instead he acted as a diversion. Rian Johnson really went out of his way to humanize Luke instead of make him an MCU character (which let’s face it, many people wanted) and even Luke talks about the unrealistic expectation of him facing down the entire First Order by himself. (Which he ends up doing but in a much more clever and strategic way)
I certainly don’t think his decision to project himself was predicated on an inability to salvage his ship and reach Crait.
I have my issues with TROS but that scene isn’t one of them.