Many will be hoping for a director's commentary by Johnson and featurettes exploring everything from the movie's locations to the late Carrie Fisher's final performance as Leia. Rey, on the other hand, shows no signs of struggle and easily manages to lift boulders by the end of the film Luke struggled to even concentrate and lift a small amount of rocks when training with Yoda. He received training by Yoda and failed miserably at combating Darth Vader, losing a hand and his lightsaber in the process. Prior to her Mary Poppins moment, Leia berates Poe for his successful plan in destroying the Dreadnought and demotes him on the spot. Of course, we saw a few new ships as well and as usual with the Empire bigger is better…or maybe not. The Force is treated more like a superpower that anyone can attain with no training required.
Had there been a much longer passage of time between films, then it would be a bit more acceptable. This gimmick offers so much potential for drama and wry humor that you might wonder why nobody did it earlier. Already, we know fans will be treated in addition to other special features , but there's been no official word on when The Last Jedi will come flying into living rooms. Emperor Palpatine and Darth Maul were also quite impressive. But whenever it allows a character to cry or invites us to the catharsis feels earned.
Although it runs too long it entertains. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. Disney has now properly fucked Star Wars. Both me and my son really liked this movie. Though Rian Johnson is a fantastic director, he simply does not work for Star Wars and proves with The Last Jedi he has no understanding of how Star Wars works, especially with regards to the Force. However, the problem with some of the new characters is that they get too much screen time while contributing nothing to the story. The sound was awesome and everything but the screen was pretty freakin' dark I thought, could hardly make out anything.
Anyway, on the whole me and my son had two and a half hours of great fun watching The Last Jedi. Finn decides to stop running away when Rey gets captured by Kylo Ren, overcoming his fears and decides to take charge in rescuing her. As usual with these kind of movies, where there is a large following of fans, there is also many dissenting voices. Leia and Holdo seemed to just team up on Poe, labeling him an idiot for launching a successful attack. Now it is time for the resistance to strike back, and for Rey to evolve her Jedi powers.
At the end of the film, Luke stumbles over on the rocks he was sitting on and looks out into the horizon, sees two suns reminiscent of A New Hope and dies, becoming one with the Force. Sure they looked somewhat cool when they dropped their bombs…if your knowledge of physics is on the level of your average politician and obviously a few Hollywood employees as well. Some people apparently are going as far as to want this movie to be undone. Kylo Ren is able to easily defeat many of the Praetorian Guards and when it seems that Kylo Ren will turn away from the Dark Side, he asks Rey to join him by his side. They were slower than a flee on a patch of tar. Well, my take on that is that these people need to grow up or let go or both.
The role is depicted as, adequately complex, but not consistent and lively enough compared to the former Lord Darth Vader. Politics will always have a place in the Star Wars franchise the Prequels were built upon a politically driven foundation , but not in this shape or form. The Star Wars universe and its characters are evolving and that is the way it should be and the way it is. Kylo Ren seemed to solidify his status as a villain in The Force Awakens when he killed Han Solo and in this film, he questions his own intentions and through his Force communication with Rey, the idea that Kylo Ren could be redeemed is brought into question. Contrary to Snoke I do feel he should put on a mask though. My headcanon has already decided, these movies do not count.
Then in a flashback, he actually considered killing his own nephew at night by creepily sneaking into his hut and probing his mind, then discovers a lot of darkness and corruption by Snoke. Seriously, a space bomber that crawls along? I had to watch the film in 3 sittings it was so bad. What was the point of bringing back Phasma? Her Mary Poppins Force moment absolutely defies how the Force works. This one killed the franchise! That brings us to the biggest gripe of them all with this ludicrous design…dropping bombs vertically? So instead of confronting his nephew during the day, he considers killing him in his sleep? In The Last Jedi, he is seen dressed in golden robes in a red throne room and his royal Praetorian Guards protecting him. That would have given tremendous emotional depth to Luke and be a showcase on how far along Luke has grown with the Force. It was a desperate attempt to copy Marvel movie writers and failing miserably.
Closing Comments Despite the film having moments of greatness scattered throughout its runtime, The Last Jedi is heavy on flaws that are magnified as the film progresses. His death also puts the numerous fan theories to death. Should this pan out, Last Jedi would arrive on digital platforms a little earlier than both March 24, 2017 and Force Awakens April 1, 2016 did during their respective home media rollouts. It will be interesting to see what other bonus materials are included. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.