Young Rebel Soldier Salts the Rim of His Margarita on Crait in a The Last Jedi Parody

This is cute. Simple childish fun. And of sorts takes you back to when you were a kid, reenacting scenes from Star Wars with toys. I did it, you did it, that’s they joy of childhood. And sometimes, you would play it out differently.

The climax of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi takes place on the mineral world of Crait. Covered with a layer of white salt over its red soil and home to an old Rebel base. Now being used by the fleeing Resistance to make contact with allies in the Outer Rim whilst holding off The First Order. Prior to the battle, as Resistance soldiers take position in the trenches outside the base. One soldier after noticing a red mark on the ground left by another soldier, tastes the battlefield and states it’s salt. (And yes, that’s Rogue One director, Gareth Edwards next to salt man.)

As with many scenes from Star Wars, a parody was made. And this one is cute. No big budget, no replica costumes or special effects. Just two kids using toys. (Some AT-AT’s and nerf guns). Similar to the film, one notices the red footprint in the ground and proceeds to taste it. After declaring his find that it tastes of salt, his friend turns, saying in disbelief: “Really, you licked the battlefield.” The kid then takes out a flask and margarita glass and makes himself a drink, using the “battlefield” to salt the rim of his glass.

Don’t worry, it’s not an actual margarita. The actual drink is lemonade. (Or a lemon drink according to that crazy lady from The Happening) Now whether you liked Episode VIII: The Last Jedi or not, you can’t deny that this is cute. A bit of childish fun. Well, Star Wars’ main target audience is kids after all. And if you are gunna go, why not go out a little merry.

Connor Heggie