I finally made my way to the theater to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi over the holiday. There were some very cool scenes and a couple of ideas I appreciated but I definitively sit in the ‘underwhelmed’ camp for the movie as a whole. I won’t go into to detail because I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade who loved it and, honestly, I don’t want to get into spoilers that some may still not want to read.
However, one *SPOILER* that is necessary for this post is that there is a scene in which Kylo Ren is shirtless. He is wearing black pants that either have a high waist or blend into a black bandage that swaddles his midsection. I won’t tell you why he appears like this because honestly, I haven’t a clue outside of opportunity. According to (the article has spoilers) co-sound supervisors Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce it was designed to explain a story telling device. It didn’t further the story for me but then, I didn’t need that device explained either. However, we all got to ogle Adam Driver with his shirt off so it wasn’t all a waste (I know, “all a waist” would have been much punnier). So, we were given a glorious few moments of Kylo sans chemise and what happens? John Mayer has to go and ruin it. Kind of.
John decided to mimic Kylo’s look and post it to Instagram with the #KlyloRenChallenge:
John is not in bad shape. Neither is former Marine Adam Driver. So, I think it is safe to say that this is simply not a good look. That, however, has not stopped men accepting the #KlyloRenChallenge and posting their own spin on the look in various poses. And I have to say, I am kind of loving it. Especially the more creative ‘challengers’:
— liz the last jedi spoilers (@kylorenperor) December 31, 2017
— Sassy R2-D2 (@sassmaster_r2) December 31, 2017
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 2, 2018
— rhybeckah (@rhybeckah) January 1, 2018
— Britt Hayes (@MissBrittHayes) January 2, 2018
— Scarybooster Plays Warframe (@Scarybooster1) December 31, 2017
— Anakin's Lightsaber (@skywalker_saber) January 2, 2018
I may not have loved his movie, but I do think director Rian Johnson has been a real sport about it, including his response to the #KlyloRenChallenge (I’m sure having his movie gross over $1 billion dollars worldwide isn’t hurting):
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 2, 2018
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