Luke Skywalker's darker journey in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' was just good storytelling

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It's been said before, it'll be said again: Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That's what Rian Johnson did.

Luke Skywalker's gruff, disillusioned old man in Star Wars: The Last Jedi left a lot of fans angry. But writer/director Johnson had a good reason for going that route, as he articulated very well during a South by Southwest panel this week.

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"If you look at any classic hero's myth that is actually worth its salt, at the beginning of the hero's journey, like with King Arthur, he pulls the sword from the stone and he's ascendant — he has setbacks but he unites all the kingdoms," Johnson told the SXSW crowd (h/t The Hollywood Reporter).  Read more...

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