Here’s my spoiler-filled bullet-pointed reviewed:
Edit by moderator - digitalfreaknyc has seen The Last Jedi already - ahead of it’s general release date.
If you want to know what he thought of it then scroll down (it does contain spoilers and events from the film) if you don’t want to see that… then you may want to bypass this post…
spoilers begin here…
Luke dying is complete bullshit. It’s not explained. You have no idea it’s coming. And he deserved far more, as a character.
We didn’t need the burp.
BB-H8 was pointless.
I don’t get why DJ had that stutter. It wasn’t necessary…nor consistent.
Not enough Chewie.
I don’t remember anyone saying “I’ve got a really bad feeling about this.”
We needed more BB8.
Holdo says “godspeed,” I believe. Who the Hell is God?
Not enough lightsaber battles. The battle at the end of TFA was easily twice as long as the single one in this movie.
Not enough space battles.
I still don’t get why the republic ship was just sitting there forever.
Porgs are not nearly as annoying as you think they’re going to be. They’re pretty irrelevant and, honestly, didn’t need to be in the movie at all…and neither did the women who clean the temple.
The humor. There’s a lot of it. It was far too campy for a SW movie. Luke throwing the lightsaber behind him was funny…but i don’t think it’s going to hold up on multiple watches.
Again, don’t think this movie will hold up like TFA does. That one is very much a rocket-ship. I LOVED the pairings of Finn/Poe, Finn/Rey…etc.
Rose. Dear God…Rose. Go away. No one cares about you. The kiss is awkward and comes out of nowhere.
I’d love to hear about how TFA haters love this one…with lines of dialogue lifted right out of Jedi and Empire.
Why was the Emperor’s theme played during Snoke torturing Rey? Just cuz he was saying almost the same dialogue?
I was going to be extremely pissed if the movie ended with the big Falcon party when Luke just died. Fortunately it didn’t and ended on something far more poignant. However…that’s still sticking with me. Zero emotional weight. Luke deserves FAR, FAR better.
JW reused several pieces of music. I was actually surprised at how much repetition there was.
Phasma dies like a chump. She’s the Darth Maul of this trilogy. Deserved much, much better. Looked VERY cool. Did VERY little.
That’s it for now. I’ll add more if I think of more. I’ll be seeing it again on Thursday and I’ll add my thoughts.
That said, DO NOT expect massive spoilers. There is no “I am your father” moment. There are just some cool “ooh I need to see that” moments. Nothing earth shattering is revealed.
That’s why i said…temper your expectations.
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