There's A Continuity Error In Star Wars: The Last Jedi And People Are Having A Field Day With It

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available on Blu-ray people have the chance to go over it very closely, and in doing so they're having fun with an apparent continuity error. The issue comes from the massive fight scene near the end of the film where Rey and Kylo Ren take down Supreme Leader Snoke's Praetorian Guard. Each member of the guard is armed with different weapons, but one of them starts the fight with a pair of knives, but one of them seems to vanish halfway through a skirmish with Rey. The hand has a blade when it disappears behind Rey's back, but when we see the hand again, it's empty.

While the public response to Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been mixed, there's little argument that this moment, revealed on Twitter, looks a little silly. It really does look, as the tweet points out, that the filmmakers realized after the fact that the guard could have just stabbed Rey in the back, and thus they removed the second knife. It's something you likely wouldn't notice on a single viewing in a theater with a fast-paced fight scene, but now that people have the chance to watch the movie multiple times, and watch frame by frame if they want to, the little things are getting noticed.

As you might expect, the internet is taking the opportunity to pile on.

There's already been a vocal contingent who have been extremely critical of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and to them, this is just more evidence of the film's flaws.

While those who already had a problem with Star Wars: The Last Jedi are taking the opportunity to use this as more evidence of their issues. For others, the whole thing is just disappointing.

For those who had not noticed this moment previously. We're sorry, as, like watching a Stormtrooper bang his head in the original Star Wars: A New Hope, this is going to be one of those things you'll never be able to unsee. Every time you watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi from now on, you'll notice the vanishing knife.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.