michael-garcia - April 7, 2016
(Spoilers ahead for the three people who haven't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
The Force Awakens came out on Blu-Ray yesterday and like the dork I am I got it immediately. One of the most interesting characters in the new movies is Kylo Ren, Han and Leia's emo Darth Vader fanboy son. He comes off at times both frightening and like a petulant child. That's probably exactly like the type of guy who would turn to the dark side. One of the most famous scenes from the movie is the part where Kylo speaks to his grandfather's helmet. He rests his own helmet on a pile of ashes. What's that about? Is he a big smoker like the Goth kids I knew in high school who would go to IHOP and drink coffee and smoke all day? Nope. According to JJ Abrams,
"The backstory is, that that table has the ashes of the enemies he’s killed. That moment was actually shot for, and meant to be used in, the scene where he was talking to the Vader mask."
You got that? He cremated his enemies and put a pile of ashes in his bedroom along with all his Vader memorabilia. That's pretty dark and undeniably metal. I wish they had kept that in the movie. It makes him so much more menacing and it would have helped distract me from the fact that Adam Driver is also one of the love interests on that crappy Girls show.