That Shirtless Kylo Ren Scene Served An Important Purpose
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been out for a fair while now but if you still haven’t seen it for whatever reason imaginable, this warning is for you…
WARNING: CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS
Okay, now that that is out of the way, let’s continue.
Arguably, one of the best things to come out of the new Star Wars trilogy is Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and people are thirsty for him!
It appears that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has picked up on the worldwide thirst because he went ahead and gave us a shirtless Kylo Ren scene. Understandably, people are living for it!
i’m so glad i didn’t have food watching the last jedi today because i would’ve 100% choked on something when shirtless kylo ren popped outta no where— hannah (@aIoneaureum) December 14, 2017
Hard to escape Star Wars today 🤣— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 18, 2017
Just got this text pic.twitter.com/zWAYkE0S7E
Even the parody account Emo Kylo Ren had something to say about that scene…
i’ve been working out— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) December 15, 2017
Well, it turns out that the shirtless scene served a greater purpose than giving the thirsty people a glimpse of Kylo Ren’s toned physique. The sound supervisor Ren Klyce (who, by the way has a very Star Wars sounding name) revealed to the Huffington Post:
“The way in which [director Rian Johnson] decided to create the Force connection [between Rey and Kylo Ren] by just simply doing vertical cuts without using any CG… it’s pure simplicity in terms of filmmaking with visual cuts. We cut to her side; we cut to Kylo Ren; we cut to her; and back and forth. That was important to establish what she was actually seeing. Was she hearing his voice or seeing his face or just his eyes? Ans so that [shirtless scene] is to inform the audience, ‘Oh, she can see his body,’.”
One thing for sure is, she sure was able to see that body!
It’s an interesting way to explain what was happening between Kylo and Rey's Force connnection and if you’ve seen the film, you’d be familiar with Rey’s reaction.
Now, enjoy this out of context Kylo Ren…
kylo ren out of context pic.twitter.com/EasnMCLoLC— Work Alcoholic Tamarindo (@MulherTamarindo) December 14, 2017