Thoughts on RebelCaptain
So I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about Rogue One (hasn’t everyone?!?!?), specifically why the ending is so satisfying despite the heartbreak. I fully agree with everyone that is saying how Jyn and Cassian’s hug on the beach is beautiful and perfect because it represents the loss of potential while also still demonstrating the importance of always having hope. But I think it’s more than that. I think part of what makes that moment so satisfying to watch is that, ultimately, isn’t that how we all want to go? Knowing that we may not be remembered for long, but also knowing that you’ve done something great and meaningful with your life. And in our last moments we are not alone, but rather in the company of someone we love and who loves us in return. I wanted so badly for them to have more time together, but they did get to spend the rest of their lives together and in love, knowing that what they accomplished mattered. We didn’t get to hear the question “Are you with me.” and the answer “All the way.” We got to see it.