Almost a year after its release, we’re still talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It changed our lives! It made us believe in Star Wars again! It became another cash cow for Disney! (Good thing too because that company’s been suffering from just regular profits for years, and not super profits.) Taking a page from the Book of Lucas, Disney will be double-dipping for fan dollars next month with the release of the 3D Collector’s Edition of The Force Awakens, but it that there is some insight. Director J.J. Abrams, during his commentary, lends some personal insight into what maybe the most pivotal scene in the entire sequel trilogy.

A portion of the commentary shared with USA Today, offered the filmmaker’s insight into the all important scene in Starkiller base, where Han Solo (Harrison Ford) confronts his son Ben, AKA: Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), in an attempt to bring him back to the Light Side of the Force. The effort fails, and Kylo Ren kills his father, but what was he thinking in those moments leading up to the final plunge. Abrams talks about that in his commentary…

People have asked me if I think that Kylo Ren was just playing with him the whole time, if he meant to kill him from the beginning. And the truth is, I think Kylo Ren, in this moment, is actually being convinced to walk away from this. Snoke is, as Han says, using him, and I think that somewhere Ben knows this. But I think that he can’t accept it. Deep down, he has gone too far.

That’s more of less the only way to read the situation. Any Skywalker that has travelled down the Dark Path has always had difficulty sticking with that walk. It’s strange in The Force Awakens that Kylo Ren has an alter to Darth Vader while conveniently forgetting that his grandfather renounced the Dark Side before he died and singlehandedly killed the Emperor. Maybe that’s why pencils have erasers. Wherever Kylo Ren and friends are going next, we’ll still have to wait until December 15, 2017 to see Star Wars Episode VIII to find out all the details.

The Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of The Force Awakens will be available on November 15.

Source: Cinema Blend

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