The Last Jedi picks up where The Force Awakens left off, with Rey finding Luke on the planet Ahch-To. Rey assumes Luke will be quick to come to the Resistance’s aid, but is surprised to discover Luke has turned his back on the Jedi Order completely.
The first half of the film sees Rey training with Luke and attempting to convince him to rejoin the fight. Needless to say, they butt heads a lot, but perhaps not as much as they do in a deleted scene that was recently shared on social media.
The Deleted Scene Details
Rey, furious, runs off to save the Caretakers herself, but upon arriving in their village, discovers they’re merely having a party. She realizes Luke was only testing her, which leads to another fight between the two.
While this scene seems to demonstrate a key part of Rey’s character, it also represents one of the biggest criticisms aimed at The Last Jedi by those who dislike it: Luke’s change of heart.
Fans were dismayed to learn Luke, in the years since the original trilogy, had become a cynical man who refused to fight for the Resistance. This deleted scene reiterates Luke’s refusal to get involved, though it also seems to mark a turning point for him. It’s easy to see why this encounter with Rey would change his mind in the end.
But what do you think guys, is Rian Johnson (Looper) did a right call for not included this scene in the final product?