Do not come for Rose Tico.
It’s no secret that Star Wars newcomer and breakout star Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico in The Last Jedi, has become an internet sensation in the past week.
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Yesterday, the Star Wars Facebook page posted a behind-the-scenes video of Tran’s chemistry read with fellow Last Jedi actor and onscreen romantic interest, John Boyega (Finn).
Commenters took the opportunity to voice some of their dissatisfaction with the film and, more specifically, Rose Tico.
One commenter wrote, “Hero of the resistance ? Hahaha. She did Absolutely nothing !!!!!
She actually prevented fin [sic] from being a hero and saving everyone. He was about sacrifice himself and stop the first order but she ruined it. She’s actually anything but a hero.”
And whatever legend is running the official account CLAPPED BACK, outlining exactly why Rose Tico is, in fact, a hero.
“Prevented four Resistance deserters from stealing escape pods. ☑️
Assisted in the formation of a plan that would've allowed the Resistance to escape the First Order pursuit. ☑️
Persuaded a fathier stableboy to enable her and Finn's escape from Canto Bight. ☑️
Conducted an essential survey of available supplies available to the Resistance on Crait. ☑️
Saved Finn from an inconsequential course of action that would've ended his life. ☑️
For a character who did absolutely nothing, that's impressive… most impressive.”
Another commenter voiced their displeasure with one of Rose and Finn’s major storylines — when the two travel to Canto Bight to recruit a high-level hacker.
And again, the official account CLAPPED BACK and specified why the storyline was important to both the story and Rose Tico’s character development.
“Personal growth is inherent to every Star Wars story. Without the detour to Canto Bight, Finn wouldn't have grown past only caring about himself and his immediate circle of friends. And Rose wouldn't have discovered her own ability to be the type of hero she idolized.”
Come for Rose Tico at your own peril, my dudes.
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