I guess somehow I’m an odd man out even though beyond this site I feel like the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
To address a couple complaints… One of the bigger surprises was that I had no idea this would be the funniest Star Wars film. All of the comedy was pitch perfect, I thought. And am I the only one who LOVED that Leia moment? The only scene that brought tears to my eyes.
I’m very neutral on Luke’s death, I can see both sides of that. Need to watch again.
The biggest disappointment is that they so clearly set up a story that can’t be told anymore.
Which story thread specifically? I do agree that this feels like the end of a saga/trilogy and I’m honestly fine with that. Depending on how episode 9 turns out, I am fine with this as the last film of the saga. Not a cut and dry fairy tale ending but you still feel that Kylo lost and the heroes won. I know it sounds crazy but the emotion feels that way. Not the actual galactic situation.
It seems pretty clear that Leia was going to have a big part in IX, obviously in leading the Resistance but also in mentoring Rey and most likely saving Ben.
I completely agree. Apart of me is sad that we won’t see that story thread continue since it so well set up. But she was wonderful in this and her last scene with Luke is simply beautiful. The line of “No one is ever truly gone” served both the themes of the movie and spoke measures about Carrie and her positive influence on everyone’s lives and how our princess will truly always be with us.
I love what you said here. I had to hold back tears when Luke said no one is ever truly gone …
Loved this movie. Like that leia got to use the force to save herself, she hasnt had many opportunuties to use the force over the years. Her sensing when luke died, too, is reminiscent of her connection with him in the cloud city. I wonder what they will do since Leia did clearly have a big part to play in the next movie…
I like the growing connection between Kylo Ren and rey…and am curious to see how their relationship plays out…