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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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My pros and cons… well, I’ll go with cons for now. I’m seeing it again on Sunday so I’ll try to catch the pros then.

These points are not in chronological order:

  • First of all… f**k Porgs and everything they stand for! Chewie had already BBQ’d one and then he got harassed by those “vegan eyes” from the rest of the living Porgs. Let the poor ol’ Wookie decide what he consumes. Also the fact that those critters invaded the Falcon… argh!

  • General Leia Organa having a “Peter Pan / Superman / Mary Poppins” moment in outer space after getting blasted out of the command deck by a barrage of proton missiles.

  • The non-stop Marvel / Disney “funny” lines in every other scene which just didn’t click for me. Good humor has its time and place.

  • Canto Bight casino side quest was a bore and it didn’t lead anywhere in the end.

  • Benicio Del Toro’s character was as fruitless as he was shady. Oh… and his name was DJ, folks! But in the movie he didn’t even need to introduce himself because he seemed like such a nice bloke and trustworthy right from the start. “We don’t need to know your name or anything but come with us if you say you are a codebreaker!”

  • In the “battle” of Crait… our heroes throttle their speeders towards the mighty “Death Star technology” cannon. But the speeders aren’t armed in any way so I guess it was the plan all along to just kamikaze the cannon? Finn almost succeeded but unfortunately Rose had already fallen in love with him during the few days they’d known each other.

  • The worst of all… Snoke. Who was he? Where did he come from? What did he do to become Supreme Leader? First TFA introduces this mysterious new “Big Bad” and get us all speculating / theorizing for 2 years. Our reward? The gold-robed hat rack gets sliced in half just like that! Also Snoke’s elite guards… what a glorious bunch. They totally gave Kanjiklub a run for their money. Most impressive job protecting your boss.

  • Captain Phasma… this time she was supposed to show her true colors and get really involved in the story. Well, thank you for the amazing minutes before dying!

  • General Hux is still utterly useless. I have no idea how that guy got promoted to General and how anyone would follow his orders? He tries so hard to be defiant… and then Kylo the Man just pussywhips him like it ain’t no thang.

  • Oh yes, our new Supreme Leader Ben Solo / Kylo Ren. I really liked the character more when he was actually intimidating with the helmet. But yeah… let’s just destroy the helmet and let his hair flow free. His motivations were unclear as well. He wanted Rey to join him, “let the past / everything die” and rule the galaxy together as father and s… you know what I mean. After Rey refuses, he seems to forget all about letting everything die and just hops on the Supreme Leader wagon.

  • We have been following these new characters for over 4 hours now and we still don’t know ANYTHING about their background or history.

  • How does Poe Dameron know Maz Kanata and how did they know to ask her about some codebreaker?

  • If Poe Dameron doesn’t agree with the leadership, he’ll just start a mutiny at a critical moment and people actually support him. Of course, there will be no repercussions later because he is a troublemaker (“Haha, that’s so Poe!”) and Holdo likes that kind of thing?

  • RIP Yoda puppet… what have they done to you?

  • Luke… oh Luke… you bearded, alien-milking, pole vaulting island hermit. Thanks for all your effort in this movie. We were lucky that the Force has good reception / service all the way from Ahch-To.