December 26, 2019
The Last Jedi introduced audiences to Rose Tico, a gentle soul who valued love over everything else. The Rise of Skywalker only put her on-screen for a little over one minute. Why?
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Star Wars movies come with opinions.
It’s incredible to think about what an impact movies like these have on popular culture. One of the most talked-about roles in The Last Jedi was Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico. Rose’s sister dies in the opening of the film, and instead of seeking revenge, Rose’s arc becomes protecting what her sister was fighting for and the man she came to love, Finn.
Depending on how you landed on The Last Jedi, you either loved or hated Rose.
But despite your feelings, I think it is inarguable that she was one of the most important members of that film. Would it surprise you to know that Rose appears on screen for 10 minutes and 53 seconds of The Last Jedi’s 2 hours and 32 minutes?
It surprised me.