Saw it last night at a midnight showing and after really enjoying The Force Awakens and Rogue One, I had high hopes for this. Massive hopes because I was looking forward to a film with a similar tone to TFA but I came out of the cinema with ‘Phantom Menace’ level of bewilderment.
Some things in this film even reminded me of Superman 4. :gag:
Really disappointing for me. I’ve heard many reviews say ‘the most un-star wars film’ but when I watch Star Wars, I kinda wanna see Star Wars. Massive shame.
The Porgs were a definete exercise by Disney to enter that Toy Market. May as well as called them Hatchimals and be done with it.
The beginning…took me right out the film with the conversation with Po and General Hux, turning Hux from a fearsome Adolf Hitler type figure into a parody within the first 2 minutes.
Luke just chucking away the Saber - metaphorically it seems this film was metaphorically dicing and throwing away all the goodwill from The Force Awakens. Getting rid of Snoke, throwing away the Sabers, acknowledging that anyone can use the force rather than just the Jedi or the Sith.
The ending with the kids looking up to the Sky and having a ring with the Rebel insignia reminded me of the many adverts you see on Disney Channel “be a rebel today with new whizz bang light saber from Mattell” or whatever.
It’s literally Episode 5 and Episode 6 in one film
Ade Edmondson…I’m a massive fan of Bottom which was years ago of course, but I’m used to British Officers being chocked off in the first scene and if they do last the whole film. At least have someone who isnt going to remind you of being hit over the head with a frying pan by his mate Richie.
About the kids at the end…despite this being a complete re-invention of the Star Wars and being the most un-star wars film there is. Even the prequels had a better tone (but awful execution) - but despite all that, it’s the first star wars film with actual swearing!
Princess Leia, sure, she’s a force user but it’s never been established she’s had training. But even so, could anyone survive being in Space? I actually quite liked the fact they didnt kill her off as everyone expected it. But crikey, a massively cringeworhy moment.
A strange, weird film.
Yoda…like I said, TPM level of bewilderment. The Puppet was better when it had flames around him as if the film-makers realised it just wasnt working.
BB8 piloting an AT-ST - jesus christ.
I have to see it again to confirm I wasnt being delusional by the 12:01AM start.
A fan edit though would save it though…just remove the endless comedy. Leia proving anyone can breath in space and the Luke slapstick.