The 8 Most Surprising Moments in ‘The Last Jedi’

The truth about Rey's parents is... unexpected.

The long-awaited sequel to The Force Awakens is finally here. And despite the mixed reaction from fans, it's undeniable that The Last Jedi uncovered some of the longstanding mysteries viewers have been left with for the past two years. Here are some of the most surprising moments in Star Wars: Episode VIII. And, you have been warned, because there are MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. So if you haven't seen the movie yet, stop reading now.

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1 Kylo Ren Gets Topless and Oiled Up.

😍 beefcake #adamdriver #kyloren

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No, I'm not joking. By far my favorite moments in The Last Jedi consisted of Adam Driver wearing a pair of incredibly high waisted tight trousers, and nothing else.

In a nod to the audience, Rey asked Kylo to cover up, which he ignored. As his torso appeared to be covered in glimmering, slippery baby oil, he probably didn't want to mess up his clothes. Plus, the fellow audience members I've conferred with didn't mind one bit.

It's impossible not to see the cinematic choice as The Last Jedi's version of Leia's gold bikini. Could this be an attempt to flip the male gaze in a Universe that's typically catered to it?

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2 General Leia is alive and well at the end of the movie.

It was sooooooo #amazing #starwars #thelastjedi

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Sadly, Carrie Fisher's passing has meant that Episode IX is being reworked. As Mark Hamill confirmed, "I know they're going to try and find a way to close her story in [Episode IX] that gives her the respect she deserves,” Hamill said, “because [Han Solo] was more prominent in VII, Luke's a little more prominent in VIII, and certainly Leia was meant to be more prominent in IX.”

The Last Jedi is Carrie Fisher's swan song, and she positively glows throughout the movie. It's heartbreaking to know that we won't see General Leia take center stage in Episode IX. However, the filmmakers honored the screen legend with a tribute during the end credits, but it's surprising that Leia's storyline wasn't remotely wrapped up in The Last Jedi.

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3 Porgs steal the show.

The face you make when Chewbacca is running after you with a fork. #PorgLivesMatter #Porgs

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The Last Jedi introduced some new creatures. Firstly, there are Porgs, a species of sea bird that lives on the planet Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker resides.

The second is the super sparkly Vulptex, a breed of fox covered in crystals, which totally looks like it could've been inspired by a certain pair of Saint Laurent boots.

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4 Laura Dern is utter perfection as Vice Admiral Holdo.

I loved her

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That Laura Dern is utter perfection is no surprise whatsoever. From Enlightened, to Big Little Lies, Dern continues to wow audiences worldwide. But as Vice Admiral Holdo, Dern is the steady hand the Rebels need when General Leia goes into a coma. Her performance is graceful, and her character refuses to listen to all the mansplainers around her (I'm looking at you, Poe).

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