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ST The relationship between Finn and Rey. SEE FIRST POST WARNING

Discussion in 'Sequel Trilogy' started by Devizz, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Devizz

    Devizz Jedi Master star 3

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    I got an impression that Finn is attracted to Rey, not sure if she feels the same way or just thinks of him as a friend. I think it is very likely that these two are in for some serious romance in the next episodes.
     
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  2. Momotaros

    Momotaros Jedi Master star 4

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    Seems to be conflicting reports on that. I really wish we get some clarity on that issue. Can those that seen the movie. Explain thier relationship or lack of. I wont be seeing the movie untill it's out on blu-ray. No car sadly. So please spill the beans.
     
  3. Devizz

    Devizz Jedi Master star 3

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    I've seen the movie 3 times and I really think it was heavily implied that there is something going on between those two.
     
  4. Nama Saya Tasu

    Nama Saya Tasu Jedi Youngling

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    As it looked to me, both characters are children in a way. Rey growing up as a lone scavenger, and Finn growing up as a nameless stormtrooper. They never had normal human relations with anyone. So when they find eachother, they connect because they are so similar in certain aspects. I didn't feel any romantic tension. But that could develop in future movies.
     
  5. Momotaros

    Momotaros Jedi Master star 4

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    Alrighty,because thier seems to be a difference on opinion on that issue. Some saying thier just friends and others saying thier more.
     
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  6. Devizz

    Devizz Jedi Master star 3

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    Sure, I think their relationship is far from romantic FOR NOW. I think some slight implications are there though and I am pretty sure they will be developed in future episodes.
     
  7. TheFett18

    TheFett18 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Star Wars would be just fine without a Twilight love drama lol. But that's what sells now so I'm sure that Gina Rodriguez will be Finn's other love interest and we'll have a love triangle
     
  8. Knessa84

    Knessa84 Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What about Poe? No one that hot should be alone. I have a major crush on Oscar Isaac so I'd like to see him get some. Hope he has a larger role in VIII.
     
  9. Sgt. Carver

    Sgt. Carver Jedi Master star 4

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    Looking at the ages of the actresses they're considering it wouldn't surprise me if Poe ends up with her.
     
  10. Admiral_Wyvern

    Admiral_Wyvern Jedi Master star 2

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    I kind of want them to be a couple, but no relationship drama please. Just have them naturally grow closer over the course of the trilogy.
     
  11. Nanosoft

    Nanosoft Jedi Knight star 3

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    There is a big different between an actual romance, and romantic chemistry or flirtation.

    They clearly don't have a romance in this movie. Han and Leia are the romance.

    But I've seen various reviews citing the fact that Rey and Finn are clearly being positioned towards some sort of future romantic relationship. It's hinted, there are obvious film-making and storytelling clues, their chemistry doesn't make sense without them furthering the relationship, etc. I saw one review stating that they seem to be going for a Han/Leia type thing in this. Maybe not as prominent as ESB, but a lesser version. Saw others saying that, when they are apart on screen, you are ITCHING for them to get back together. Most reviews seem to cite them as a truly great dynamic duo, and I've seen a fair share of impressions stating that the first act of the film is the best because it focuses on their relationship and interactions.

    Han says something to Finn like "A woman can always tell when you're lying" and he's referring to Rey. You don't put lines like that in a movie for nothing. It's Han dropping a slight bit of knowledge to a young man who is in the position he was once in, even if he wasn't in-character doing this, that's what we as the audience are meant to take from it.

    She kisses him on the forehead and tells him they'll meet again at the end of the film for christ's sakes.

    Also, even if she "only views him as a friend"....that doesn't really end the conversation (In MOVIES)...because this is a story, and it will rely on similar tropes to build it's universe. In other words, It'll just be a story about him "winning her over" as opposed to them having this first glance heat. Him coming off as kind of a sad-sack probably lends itself to this kind of romance anyways. Finn is funny, slightly awkward, maybe a bit clingy...the story is about how Rey eventually comes around.

    In regards to the Boyega chemistry reads....a love triangle with two women and one men would certainly be another "progressive" choice for them to make. But I kinda feel like people have been overstating what those reads were about. We don't know anything about Ep.8, and actors and actresses chem-read for all sorts of parts, not just romantic ones.
     
  12. Chewies_bandolier

    Chewies_bandolier Force Ghost star 4

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    I totally ship them after seeing the film - definitely more so than Poe (who truth be told, sort of annoyed me) if only because they are so close and their first little exchange (after escaping on the falcon) was so cute, with both of them saying the same thing at the same time. Finn asks her about a boyfriend back on Jakku (which she denies) and the risks his life repeatedly (somewhat ironically given that she ends up being so capable), to protect her. John and Daisy were wonderful together, racist idiots be damned..
     
  13. Nanosoft

    Nanosoft Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'd like this too, and like I said, his characterization seems like it would lend itself to this type of story anyways.

    BTW, on that "triangle" theory. Matter of fact, that needs to be thrown out the window right now. Finn isn't the type of character that you "fight over". He's the type of character that wins over the person he really loves through his heart and tenacity. Finn is said to be the butt of jokes in a way in this film...he's not "pulling" two women.
     
  14. Nanosoft

    Nanosoft Jedi Knight star 3

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  15. Chewies_bandolier

    Chewies_bandolier Force Ghost star 4

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    Ha! I also just rememberd a scene where he leaves, like a certain smuggler on Hoth and then has Rey come up to him, angry that he won't stick around .... Han/Leia --> Finn/Rey.
     
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  16. CEB

    CEB Force Ghost star 5

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    There is amazing chemistry between the two of them, but only in that they spark off each other brilliantly.

    This was, for me, the start of a proper, solid friendship, and not a romance.
     
  17. DanMG

    DanMG Jedi Youngling

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    Could they go for the Twilight concept? Meaning that Rey becomes the love interest of both Finn and Poe and they fight over who gets the girl?
     
  18. Swashbucklingjedi

    Swashbucklingjedi Game Winner star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    I really don't want Rey and Poe romance. Damn I rather see Finn and Poe- bromance they had great friendship moments anyways. I kinda like Finn and Rey shipping though. It is really clear in the movie that Finn likes Rey and Rey Finn- but is it going to any direction remains to be seen. Poe and Rey didn't really even learn to know each other so there may be something coming between them but no Rey and Poe living happily ever after please.
     
  19. Zurros Ka

    Zurros Ka Jedi Knight star 2

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    I think he's attracted to her, it was evident when he 1st saw her. Plus him trying to impress her by saying he was in the resistance, going off to rescue her etc. But at the end when Rey is going off she kisses him on the forehead and calls him: 'My friend.' That sends a clear message, but I'm also hoping that something happens between them in future episodes.
     
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  20. Chewies_bandolier

    Chewies_bandolier Force Ghost star 4

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    There seemed to be a recurring musical motif that played when they were together ... almost like a Rey/Finn theme.. to be followed...
     
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  21. KeithyT

    KeithyT Jedi Knight star 2

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    Finn: I love you like a sister Rey
    Rey: I know

    Cornballs but lovely huh? haha!
     
  22. SithIsTheRightSide

    SithIsTheRightSide Jedi Master star 1

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    Former stormtrooper & future Jedi master?Please don't do that.
     
  23. Nanosoft

    Nanosoft Jedi Knight star 3

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    They could, but I get a sense that, considering how "progressive" they are trying to be in regards to gender issues with this trilogy, that they'll avoid that type of story.

    Rey seems to decisive to be torn between two men. If she falls for someone, she'll get them. And if someone falls for her (It appears Finn already has), that love will only be reciprocated if she "lets them in".

    Something to keep in mind : The next two movies each have different directors, and they may bring their own interpretations into the work (Although, it's obvious that lucasfilm clearly has an outline of some sorts of where this is going to go).

    I really hope Rian Johnson realizes that one thing that *everyone* loved was the Rey/Finn interactions.
     
  24. RagingIdiot

    RagingIdiot Jedi Youngling

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    Nope.
     
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  25. Ian passman

    Ian passman Jedi Master star 2

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    Excellent chemistry, great looking actors, warm and funny dialogue. I'm all for these two crazy kids getting together. I'll secretly continue to ship for Finn and Poe as well because wooow, those guys were clicking.