The core theme of the movie is trust vs. betrayal. Han, the confident and adventurous heister, stands out as the optimist around the clear-headed and damaged individuals like his mentor Beckett and lover Qi'ra. He's warned not to get too attached or loyal, and despite his belief that people fundamentally have good intentions, he inevitably learns the lessons of heartbreak. Inasmuch as the story has one beat, it raises the question of how trust is developed and preserved among healthy relationships. Is real trust something we can actually attain?
Trust is an emotional state of mind shared between people. There are four elements of trust: consistency, compassion, communication, and competency--and when these factors are co-existing and mutual between partners, it can be enough to interrupt the schema of doubt, cynicism, and avoidance.
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