The Last Jedi had some of the greatest love scenes ever put to film, which begs the question: what makes them so special?
Well, the first thing to point out is that they are passionate scenes. You’ll see two people really committing to each other and fully wanting to make the other person happy. They aren’t holding back in the slightest and, as a result, you feel like you’re along for the ride all the way. It’s fair to say that watching these scenes is a pleasure, as opposed to a chore. You’re not just there to see the “plot” develop.
However, beyond that, these scenes also serve a purpose. Letting two people finally get to know each other, despite all the peril that surrounds them, is something that we as an audience can relate to. We want to believe that there is still such a thing as true love and, hopefully, these exciting scenes between Daisy and Adam will convince us.
The Chemistry Between Them Is Just Out Of This World
Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver may be new to the big screen, but they’ve definitely not been green. They’ve been acting together for a while now, with Ridley playing Driver’s onscreen wife in the movie, Let Me Go Or I’ll Scratch Your Eyes Out. Between the two of them, they have enough experience to carry off even the trickiest of scenes with ease. Their chemistry is just incredible and it shows in every moment they share on screen. This isn’t a case of the screen actors looking like they’ve known each other for years. It’s more like they’ve been friends their entire lives and, finally, got to play together.
Whether they’re having passionate talks or simply showing affection for each other’s company, these two make for one of themore romantic pairs we’ve seen onscreen in a long time. Theirs is a love that blazes across the screen, leaving an impression on anyone who sees it.
They Are Both Strong Characters
Speaking of impressions, let’s talk about how these two characters affect the audience. Typically, whenever an actor decides to play a more comedic role, they end up hamming it up a bit too much. Not so with Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver. Although they are in a humorous scene or two, Ridley and Driver always keep things pretty realistic. Even when faced with certain death, they never lose their sense of humor. Additionally, watching them talk is like being friends with them. You feel like you’re overhearing a really personal conversation.
Plus, it’s interesting seeing the two characters interact with other characters, especially the mostly two-faced villain, Kylo Ren. Because they already have such an established relationship with each other, it’s not hard for them to have a nuanced conversation about Ren. It’s clear that they both know exactly what the other is talking about and aren’t fooled by his facade in the slightest. They can be his toughest critics but still keep their friendship, which makes them that little bit more formidable in the end.
Ultimately, it’s the perfect scenario when you have two strong characters with a connection that deepens over the course of the story. You want to see them come through for each other, no matter what. Especially since they’re both in such a perilous situation, they need to rely on each other more than ever.
It’s What’s Behind The Scenes That Makes These Scenes So Special
What really makes these love scenes so special is that they are about more than just passion between the characters. Sure, yes, there is that element, but there is also the emotional context that the filmmakers are going for.
Specifically, the way that Ridley and Driver’s chemistry and connection develop over the course of the movie is something to marvel at. From the very first moment they share on screen, it’s clear that their feelings for each other are genuine. Even in moments when they are laughing or being playful, there is an undertone of sadness to their interactions, as if they’re already thinking about how much they will miss each other when the movie is over. It’s a truly powerful display of affection and you can feel that behind every smile.
Additionally, although the characters only have a few quiet scenes together, they feel like they’ve known each other for a long time. This is in part thanks to Ridley and Driver’s onscreen relationship and in part thanks to their incredibly skilled screenwriters. There are so many intimate moments between these two and it feels like the audience is a third wheel, watching them explore each other’s bodies, while keeping their clothes on. It’s hot stuff and it’s something that you don’t often see onscreen, especially since it’s so rare to see two people this deeply in love, by the end of the movie. At least not without killing each other first.
In the end, that’s what makes these scenes from The Last Jedi so special. Although it’s not strictly romantic, these two are blazed with love for each other and it shows onscreen.