I just came home from the cinema and… well, it was not as bad as I expected. Not amazing but fine. I definitely still think that this movie didn’t need to be made but I don’t really mind since it doesn’t ruin the OT Han for me. I’m one of those people who whine about even the smallest things that just don’t click with me… but I’m still always going to be first in line to see a new Star Wars movie.
I’m just going to ramble some random things that come to my mind while writing this.
At first, I liked the DTA (Don’t Trust Anyone) ideology of Beckett but I think they took it a bit too far in the movie with the “I’m not on your side after all… even though I really am!”
I read a few articles about L3’s (unnecessary?) droid rights advocatism in advance so I was already slightly irritated by her right from the get-go. I was quite relieved to see her go so quickly. She’ll be definitely added to my “list” right next to the Rathtars, Bor Gullet, Porgs and Fathiers. The Space Octopus in the Maw also made me feel a bit funny.
Alden did a good job portraying Han and I didn’t have any trouble “believing him” right from the beginning. There were some moments where I thought “I wonder how Harrison would’ve done that?” but other than that… he was great. I also noticed some pointy fingers in some scenes which was awesome, haha!
Donald Glover was Lando… nothing else to add. Such swagger!
Enys Nest could’ve been some super cool looking (Boba Fett-ish) villain to remember but instead it was some cute teenage girl with dreams of rebellion. That was quite disappointing for me because I was expecting some kind of a Western showdown at that point or at least something more exciting than Dryden Vos.
The Qi’ra twist with the Skype call was probably one of the only scenes where I really felt goosebumps on my arm. I guess I just need those hooded people with lightsabers in my SW movies to get a thrill overload.
Did I understand correctly that Qi’ra was Darth Maul’s apprentice who was undercover in the Crimson Dawn? How is he still alive by the way? My first thought was “Wow! They retconned Darth Maul?!” but then I remembered that I probably need to watch the Clone Wars and/or Rebels to understand it fully.
Also quick shoutout for the mention of Teräs Käsi, which most of you know, is the hand-to-hand combat form and it’s Finnish for Steel Hand. I had already forgotten that it existed in the SW universe.
I’m going to edit this post later when more things come to mind…