There Can Be Only One: Looks Like STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Was Inspired By HIGHLANDER - Movies In Focus
When I first saw the trailer for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I was taken by one shot in particular – what looks to be Rey (Daisy Ridley) being trained by Luke (Mark Hamill) in the art of lightsabering on the edge of a cliff. The reason it stood out – was because it reminded me of a nearly identical shot in Russell Mulcahy’s 1986 film Highlander, one which sees Christopher Lambert’s Connor MacLeod being mentored on how to use a sword by Sean Connery’s Ramirerz. See The Last Jedi image above and the Highlander image below for comparison. There’s no such thing as coincidence.