10 Recent Movies With One AWFUL Subplot

8. Finn Has Something To Tell Rey - Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

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J.J. Abrams may be a big fan of "mystery box" storytelling, but he took this shtick to self-parodying ends in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, by never even bothering to open the damn thing with regard to one major subplot.

Throughout the film, Finn (John Boyega) makes it clear several times that he's got something important to tell Rey (Daisy Ridley), and the implication is that it's one of two revelations - either he's Force-sensitive, or he's in love with her.

Despite the obvious expectation that Finn would finally get his heart-to-heart moment with Rey at film's end, it never comes, and so fans were left speculating on exactly what was going on with the character.

In fact, fans got in enough of a tizzy about it that Abrams ended up confirming that, indeed, Finn was going to tell Rey he was Force-sensitive.

It's emblematic of the film's wider issues, really, that it was clearly hacked into a hurried mess in the editing room, and there was no clear plan for the trilogy from the outset.

Boyega has at least stated he'd consider returning to the series if producer Kathleen Kennedy and Abrams were involved, so this unsatisfying subplot could actually lead somewhere someday.


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