The Last Jedi is the eighth installment in Star Wars’ Skywalker Saga, but one of the best scenes in the movie does not even feature a Skywalker. Right before the credits roll, a young boy with a broom is shown on Canto Bight playing with a make-shift Luke Skywalker toy. His character represents the Skywalkers’ effects on the whole galaxy, and Broom Boy encapsulates the theme of hope in Rian Johnson’s film.
The Last Jedi did more to divide the Star Wars fandom than any other previous movie in the franchise. Some fans did not like how Johnson handled Luke’s character or that the legendary Jedi master was killed off without fighting. Other fans did not like how easily Snoke was killed or that multiple story points were ignored. However, there are certain things in the film that were particularly successful. Although it came with its own controversy, the ending scene with Broom Boy does more for Johnson’s film than anything else. While the scene is slightly out of touch with the rest of the story, it serves as the perfect reversal in a film that was filled with hopelessness.