I wasn’t impressed. There I said it. Hate me all you want. My feelings are not about nostalgia or the future of the greatest franchise of all-time, but are about a fatally flawed movie that will get by on its title and character performances. There are so many moving parts to the overall story arc that it wear me down as the movie progressed, as we jump from ship to ship, character to character, and fight to fight. People will say The Force Awakens is just Episode IV, but that story had a focal point and rolled with it. The Rebels are the focal point here and the once powerful dark side is starting to show cracks in its precious armour. Somewhere in between all of that drama, are side stories and characters that people love, hate, and question the importance of their inclusion. What pissed me off is how the heroic characters are vitality indestructible, they survive many crashes and fight scenes without a single scratch. People will argue these main characters are what drive the movie forward and the many sequels to come, but come on. Be realistic to some degree. Some people will die (no spoilers) and those scenes really left me with an empty feeling. When the story is so important to so many people, why do certain things happen? It will be interesting to see where the story goes from here, who will Rey’s parents be? Which side of the Force will Rey and Kylo Ren find themselves on at the end of all this? Who will win this War and control the stars? We all have a long time to wait for Episode IX in 2019. I will probably watch this again and try to enjoy it for what it ultimately is; a fresh take on a an amazing story that has now spanned several generations. The Last Jedi may be the best Star Wars movie and people will love it for all the epic fight sequences and twists and turns, or there will be a handful of people who sit in my small boat who hoped for something else, something more impactful, something more meaningful. 6/10
2 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)”
I do agree with you on this review and you should look at my review of this film.
I got to admit, if this any Oscar nominations I will be quite upset ha ha. It’s hard to discuss all the details I felt were wrong with it without going deep into spoilers, but some of the performances were good, not great, and a lot of the action left me with more questions than answers.