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Yeah, I know. It's mostly wishful thinking. And yet, since they were able to CGI her into Rogue One at the very end, you almost wonder if they could have changed the ending somehow to.... Oh, idunno. There really is no obvious solution, it's just a problem that the director of the last installment has to solve now.^
Filming was completed when Carrie Fisher passed away. Since she was in all of the rebel scenes until the end, it would have been pretty difficult to just...let her float in space and not have her "come back to life". At the same time, isn't it the very first time we see Lea use the force? While some may find her flying "cheesy" or whatever, it's still cool in some way to see her use her power.
Great review, Drew.
I think so, yes. I imagine lots of viewers had an issue with Leia, who had no previous ability to use the Force, suddenly wielding it to save her life while half unconscious in space. Then there's the scene at the very end, though, where the kid evidently uses the Force to pick up his broom. The way it's filmed gave me the impression he didn't KNOW he used it, and that maybe the ability to use the Force is more widespread than previously believed, or that maybe something's changed in the universe that impacts the ways people can use the Force. It'd be a trend to watch...