Hello everyone, and welcome to 2018! Let’s hope that it’s better than 2017! I want this blog to be even bigger and better than last year; and I can’t wait for you all to join me on the rollercoaster ride of reviews!
I was going to make the first review of the new year as spoiler free as possible, and then I realised the topic. There’s no way I can go into this movie without getting into at least some spoilers. So without further ado – I welcome you into 2018 with my thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Our main cast – Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm/Disney, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the 2nd in a trilogy of new Star Wars movies, after Lucasfilm was acquired by (our new overlords) Disney. The plot follows Rey as she receives Jedi training from Luke Skywalker, in hopes of making the Resistance win, in the fight against the First Order. As someone that believes in the Empire (I know, shock horror! I blame the storyline of Star Wars: The Old Republic for that!) this obviously annoys me. I honestly spent most of the film wanting Rey to succumb to to the dark side – it honestly seems more fun on the dark side.
I still think the porgs are the dark side manifested. I will not be proven wrong! – Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm/Disney, 2017
I have to be honest here. I thought it was a mediocre movie – along with a lot of the general populous it seems. I think this movie itself has shown that critics don’t know what people want from a film anymore.
The Luke in that film was not our Luke. What Luke do we know that just gives up? No Luke I knew ran away from a fight, except this Luke does? Very against his character.
I liked Rose Tico, she was probably the best character in the film for me, but she was incredibly underused as a character. Instead of giving her a real purpose they made her run off with Finn to Canto Bight. This went on for far too long, and just seemed to be there to put in celeb cameos. The character Warwick Davis played was by far the worst he’s even been.
I thought Poe was an arse throughout the whole of the thing. He overreacted to every moment, and didn’t respect the chain of command. He just seemed to have a temper tantrum for 2 and a half hours.
Vulptex, they jingle as they run! – Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm/Disney, 2017
I also thought that it was like watching two seperate movies. Rey off doing her thing, Finn and the gang off doing their thing. It made the tension release cycle feel very weird for me; I didn’t know where or when we were when we flipped between the two.
I loved the Porgs, and felt bad when Chewie tried to eat one, and I also loved the Vulptex (crystal fox things). All of them were used for the story, which was good. They weren’t just put in for nothing. In fact, I liked all of the weird wildlife – even the odd green-milk-booby-seal-things.
Oh, and Kylo and Rey need to kiss already. I felt very much like a 3rd wheel the whole film.
I don’t think it should be taken out of the canon, that’s an overreaction for sure, but I wouldn’t put it up there as one of the best. I don’t think Rian Johnson should have been allowed to write and direct, I think that that’s a conflict of interest.
Catch the trailer down below!
What did you think of the Last Jedi? Love it or hate it? Leave a comment down below!
[Header Image: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm/Disney, 2017]