The last Jedi
Not so long Ago in a Place Far Far Away this piece of crap was released..
Need to drop the cheesey humour
A good move that came across as though it had been over baked. Good to have humour but for such an important movie it lacks seriousness at some important screens.
Rent but don’t buy...
...This is a franchise I have loved since I was very young. I’ve watched the originals, all the new films, all the new cannon, the clone wars animated series and Rebels which ties into Rogue one.
In the Force Awakens I understood what the film was trying to achieve, a reboot.
However this film for me, from the very beginning portrayed both poor acting and poor writing with even the opening scene making the first order elite look like they couldn’t attack a marshmallow.
Later on Disney decide to delete a scene from the movie where luke reacts to the death of Han Solo, instead we are shown him milking a giant fish! Really Disney, do you think adults or kids are unable to grasp emotions?
Kylo Ren doesn’t come across as convincing, Rey doesn’t fit the part. Finn feels like forced comedy which clearly isn’t natural to the character. Disney and perhaps Lucas need to step back and get there heads together.
To sum up, I can’t believe I actually bought this film, a jumbled scattered mess. Let’s have a ‘New Hope’ in the upcoming Han Solo film.
All around awful
Disjointed story, disjointed physics, poor acting in places, character legacy’s destroyed, plot holes everywhere. I think a lot of Star Wars fans are feeling a bit remorseful about being so harsh to George Lucas after watching this betrayal. Just a bizarre watch and really has ruined he franchise for me. How this was allowed to be released I don’t know. They should scrap it from the official canon and try again.
Let’s be honest, since ROTJ the last good movie was Revenge of the Sith.
Force awakens was not too bad, it felt dark, a poor choice was casting Rey she is too much teeth and just a poor lead.
I did not see this film in the cinema as to be honest the trailers looked terrible and given the director was changed from the last film then I was not holding much hope.
The film is pretty terrible, the acting is laughable, there is an early scene with Poe and Dominic Gleesen and the comedy just does not work. Then the scene with Leia in space is probably the worse thing I’ve ever seen in a film.
If you like Star Wars avoid, if you like terrible films then spend £13.99 away
This is not Luke Skywalker...
I must say, I don't think this is what Luke's character would and should have been like. I also really wished they utilised the character more in the saga. It was a bit of a waste, and to be honest Luke was the most exciting character. They've killed them all off now!
Acting great all round. Didn't really enjoy the detour scenes in the Casino, which were pointless? I also wish there wasn't as much CGI, it's boring.
No vision, poor plot
If you have seen the previous movies, especially having seen the original trilogy first and then the prequels, you could see the original trilogy had vision. It had a real story. Even the ones with Anakin had a good story underneath, a play for 1000 years etc that you could link between films. This is not the case with either this film or the previous one.
Disney now just wants to kill off all the characters to make STAR WARS its own, which makes sense, however the director has strong bias and an agenda that could only have come from the social politics that came from the United States recently - you can see it in the many scenes with poor acting by a diverse cast, a lead who has no real part in the story apart from being a female admiral (or whatever her rank was)... and basically all of the charm, story and real heart and vision that existed has gone.
You can see a few scenes where the pointless constant action happens so fast that it exists solely for today’s crowd that only care about instant gratification. Poor humour has been added (like they did by putting Simon pegg in mission impossible - that used to be a more serious series that people actually liked!). There’s literally no build up. No emotional connection with anyone. Everything is just rushed through. It’s Agile meets film making - solely bringing value to the business with the people who do the real work just being told what to do. It’s just not Star Wars.
For a kids film and for those who don’t know the originals, sure why not. It’s just the same boring drivel that comes out of any company today that only exists to make money off of parents who could care less about this sort of stuff and don’t think, which is a large number of the population I guess (the same people who don’t care about privacy with the Facebook stuff that’s happening at the moment - the ones who aren’t up to date with technology and don’t really think about what is right and wrong in the industries they mindlessly consume).
In the end, this is a generic action film with a Star Wars sticker on it which has only done so well because people love Star Wars and want to see what they come up with next, which is also the equivalent of why Apple is doing so well under Tim Cook - coasting off of previous successes. So far Disney has been thoroughly disappointing, and Apple as well.
Ok but not engaging
On reflection i think this film had a weak script. If it was trying to do what l think it failed. Good peformance from Mark Hammil and Adam Driver, but it felt like the rest of the cast were going through a proccess rather than being key to the story. Worth renting but not buying.
Well without putting spoilers in here, I can only really say RJ destroys Luke, invents force powers that NO ONE has ever had in the Star Wars universe. Doesn’t explain Rays abilities, gives Finn even more knowledge of the first order than before, not bad for a waste tech turned failed stormtrooper. Has a pretty lame take on the confrontation with Snooke. Doesn’t do much for Poes story arc & makes him out to be a bit of a jock, loose cannon. Should’ve could’ve is my take on this film, should’ve done much better & could've taken this middle act of 3 to a really great place.
But ultimately FAILES on all aspects
I can’t believe that I am writing these words. This is awful from start to finish. I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s and Star Wars did and still does play a huge part in my life. Star Wars is over for me. Gutted.