Last Jedi mistake? No, you weren't paying enough attention

 

EVEN a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, things still have to make sense.

Though the latest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has been praised by critics, some people who dislike the instalment have been calling out the movie for a major logical loophole.

However, one eagle-eyed fan has explained away this particular logical flaw, and a Lucasfilm creative executive has recently confirmed that theory is right.

WARNING: Spoilers.

During a crucial moment in The Last Jedi, the Resistance jumps into hyperspace, that super-fast method of space travel that allows users to jump across the galaxy without being caught. For years now, it's been established that it's impossible for ships to be tracked while in hyperspace.

Carrie Fisher in a scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Carrie Fisher in a scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Supplied

That was the case during the prequels as well as the original movies. But to everyone's horror, the Empire is still able to find the ship after it jumps into hyperspace.

This detail has caused a rift of controversy. How can the Empire have this technology that the Star Wars universe has claimed for years doesn't exist? It turns out the answer was in Rogue One all along.

One dedicated fan caught a throwaway line that explains everything.

At one point in the spin-off movie, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) looks for Death Star blueprints on the planet Scarif. She finds a file on hyperspace tracking, but Rogue One doesn't do anything with that information.

However, that doesn't mean The Last Jedi can't run with it. It turns out that not only has the Empire been working on this technology for years, but it's finally perfected it in The Last Jedi.

Pablo Hidalgo, a Lucasfilm creative executive, confirmed the Easter egg explanation:

So keep obsessively combing through Star Wars movies, people.

One day you too may uncover a tiny detail that may explain a problem most audiences would never even consider.

 

This story originally appeared in Decider and is republished here with permission.



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