In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks new mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
A wasted opportunity
By James Chelmsford
Sadly, TLJ disappointed me. I was hoping for a continuation of the story arc set up in The Force Awakens but instead this feels like a standalone film which dumps many set ups from TFA. It has a very modern take on language and plot i.e. current English language phrases and swearing, and a character with instant superpowers. It feels like an expensive blockbuster so has lost the sense of mystery and wonder.
Whilst watching TLJ I got very excited thinking there was going to be the mother of all cliffhangers. Instead it ends on some almost totally random shot of a child character. Sorry, this is not my kind of thing.
I’ll stick to the original trilogy 😊
By Boe bohnson
Even the cast hated it
By harry shearer
Watched it in the cinema and watched it again on the phone, Johnson has added his own to Star Wars. Amazing!
I’m a huge Star Wars fan, have been before it became mainstream. But this was a film made for kids and normies. I preferred rouge one. Also solo was pretty good. So was 7. Just not this. 8 was a farce. Too many things wrong with it.
The Last Jedi - M.I.A.
Someone once said in WWE that feuds used to be told over a year, now its quick story-telling to get the other guy over before the main PPV. I felt from the first film in the series that it did this too quickly.
Yes, this is a Star Wars Review and yes I saw the film in the cinema. I watched Rogue One and wondered why i liked this movie so much? The answer became clear, a strong narrative, great acting and the film told its own story.
I saw the Force Awakens and I thought its ok but you could see where the narrative was going. The Last Jedi seemed like a story on a long reel of acetate, how ironic.
It told a story you've probably heard before. Yes, the visuals were good, the actors clearly gelled together but without spoiling the plot, how do you tell a story when you take the parts and try to get them to fit when the narrative is fighting hard to make it towards the ending?
The key parts were there,it just could have been another trilogy with another angle instead
Its a shame really but they didnt respect the source material well enough to do something different wtih it and take it the story in a completely new direction.
This film in a sci-fi franchise had not kept to the premise of escapism. It had brought in animal rights, child slavery, anti-establishment rhetoric into a world that had already established it has its own problems, a gangster/criminal underground, mercenaries, bounty hunters, the Empire, The Sith, unsanctioned Republican Armies (in previous episodes) and now the first order. The “real world” issues brought into TLJ took away from the film rather then added to it. A B-plot that should have never even made it beyond the concept phase.
The rather ill thought out strategies, why bring these bombers into the fight if they are too big and too slow? Where was the Y-Wing bomber in all of this? Why not bring in something faster then a Y-Wing? All to set up a poor character at the end for them to be tossed away. There was nothing built up enough around the character to even care.
Capt Phasma hadn’t lasted long after all the hype behind the character.
Humour was disjointed, Lucasfilms you do Lucasfilm. Marvel is doing its thing, do your own.
It turned all the otherwise strong characters into knuckle-dragging idiots and hot heads. It weren’t necessary, especially between Poe Dameron and Vice Admiral Holdo. Never made sense at all.
The escaping fleet scenes were either too drawn out or there was just not enough going on other then the destroyer taking pot shots. Though I still question the physics in TFA and TLJ, why do the beams or projectiles from the ship still not travel in a straight trajectory? Theres no gravity outside the ship to bend light or to draw in a projectile. Just an observation.
Then there is the issues off screen surrounding this film, hiring a still unproven Director to take on such a huge role and multi-billion dollar franchise. Probably could of gone with someone with a little more in their portfolio then just one or two episodes of breaking bad. Kathleen Kennedy pushing a feminist narrative, not wise #TheForceisFemale try the force has no gender... sorry no biological preference, just a thought. Try and not alienate your main fan base whilst creating a new one. The prequels weren’t the best but at least it wasn’t so brazen about cutting ties with those that grew up with it. Its unfortunate a Film Producer turned President of Lucasfilms and an out-his-depth Director has politicised a beloved franchise for political brownie points with minorities.
A lazy attempt.
A cash grab filled with far left political ideologies. Shame.
It is as bad if not worse than the phantom menace - do not waste your time or money - Star Wars is dead to me
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By Samington P
Like melting down a samurai sword for horse shoes, and then watching that horse lose. Can’t take any more’ Disney does The Galaxy’, it just seems wrong now.. like BB8’s skills..