Was BB-8 giving a thumbs-up or was he actually flipping the bird?
many people on other social media claim that they actually interpreted bb-8's gesture as a bird-flip, instead of the thumb's up that most of us (myself included) had innocently assumed.
when i look at the present relationship he has with finn, i guess it's not just a silly notion, but plausible. after all, bb-8 was clearly uncomfortable with being asked to lie, and their friendship was already off to a shaky start. in that context i actually find the notion of a one-finger-salute to be even funnier. also it would certainly not be beneath JJ Abrams to leave it deliberately ambiguous.
with that aside, the plausibility of that interpretation is not the topic, nor which is funnier, but rather your fist impression. when you first saw the scene, what did you interpret it as?
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Last edited by Bashar Teg on Dec 27th, 2015 at 05:09 PM
I interpreted it as him mirroring Finn, so thumbs up.
"A great tactician creates plans.
A good tactician recognizes the soundness of a plan presented to him.
A fair tactician must see the plan succeed before offering approval.
Those with no tactical ability at all may never understand or accept the plan.
And when a mind is too deficient in understanding, the resulting gap is often filled with resentment."
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I saw it as a thumbs up.
They way i rember the scene was finn told him he was a trooper behind reys back and bb was like oh shit dude what u talkin bout. Then finn explained and bb was like i dont know, seems plausible but im still suspicious. Then finn begged him and threw out a thumbs up, and bb belived him and was like dont worry bro i got ur back and returned the thumbs up.