When I left the theaters on December of 2015 after seeing The Force Awakens my excitement for episode eight could not be huge. Boy was I wrong about The Last Jedi.
Great visualization, great lightsaber fights, Ben Solo is much better as a villian in this compared to The Force Awakens. Po Dameron has a bigger role in this film and is one of the positive highlights from episode eight. It was great to see Luke and Leila together again. The space battles were fantastic. The movie is visually stunning.
Where do I start. I have a lot of problems with the character direction Rian Johnson wrote for Luke Skywalker in his film. For fans who love Luke Skywalker this is not the same Luke Skywalker fans will remember from the original trilogy.
The choices Rian Johnson’s Luke Skywalker revealed in the film contradicts everything he represented in the original trilogy. There was a lot of cringing moments and comedy moments that wasn’t needed. The film didn’t have to be long at all, and most of the scenes was dragged out and predictable. The pacing feels like a mess lots of things that were build up from episode seven is thrown off a cliff. The final thirty minutes feels rush and fans will be confuse with how this movie ends.
Star Wars The Last Jedi is a giant disappointment, if you’re a long time fans of the original trilogy. If you were hoping to get some answers, after watching The Force Awakens you will be leaving the theaters unsatisfied, and upset with The handling of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. This film does not care for the past but creates something for a new generation of audience by Disney, and not for the long time fans.