Yes, I can finally say that I have seen the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi…. and my word it was so incredibl…. *cries* I can’t… somebody hand me a tissue.
Why Disney…. why…why… why!
Okay, enough with me being over the top and a bit unnecessarily dramatic. Time for my review on The Last Jedi!
First what you must know about me is that I love Star Wars, I’ve seen all of the movies too many times for my own good. We have too many Star Wars toys, figurines, mugs (only 2), you name it in this house. I wouldn’t call myself a die hard fan, but just a fan is close enough.
I was really excited for this movie. We didn’t go to the cinema as my partner quite dislikes crowded places and basically the cinema in general and I am so happy we did not spend any money on this film.
Luke (ha word pun…) *coughs*, I don’t want to give away too much of the film in case you haven’t seen it, so be warned for any spoilers if you decide to keep on reading.
*spoilers ahead* (scroll down for no spoilers)
The previous movie ended with Rey handing Luke his light sabre. In The Last Jedi we pretty soon figure out that our old bubbly-happy-always-ready-to-help-his-friends-and-jumps-into-action Luke… has fallen into a state of deprssion, resentment or whatever we should call it. He has been pretty traumatised by something and he has chosen to go into hiding, far away from anyone and anything that has to do with the Force.
He now lives on the island, which is inhabited by Porgs (basically Puffins but without the beak), frog looking maids and this gigantic sea cow who provides Luke with nutricious green milk…
Sounds legit, I mean a bit unexpected…but hey maybe Luke is less the man he used to be and the past is catching up on in.
Though I’ll be honest this is not the Luke I wanted to see…I miss the old Luke and I am also a bit sad the movie didn’t show how Luke’s life has been since Darth Vader died (apart from training new Jedi).
Speaking of the Force and Jedi….
Why hello Leia, I didn’t know you could do Jedi tricks. Now I am sure she has some of the Force deep inside her being Luke’s twin, but this was just too farfetched.
The movie doesn’t stop there. Some things are done really well. Kylo Ren for example is great in this film, better than the previous movie and his development and struggle between the dark and light side of the force is ver well done.
But then there is Snoke. This creepy looking all mighty powerful being who manipulated Kylo to the dark side. His power is even more greater than that of Palpatine!
Come on! This was too bizarre. Okay I liked the fact that it was Kylo who did this, but really? Snoke is so distracted with torturing Rey, that he doesn’t notice that Kylo has activated the light sabre (which is lying right next to Snoke on his throne) and turns it 180° with his mind, cutting right through Snoke’s body who dies immediately.
I could go on about other points which annoys me, the sudden connection between Kylo and Rey which develops too soon to my taste. Chewie cooking a Porg (I cried seeing that sad Porg face staring at the big furry furrball), Luke’s death (though I have more compassiom for this death than Snoke’s) and the whole boyish squabble between General Hux and Kylo Ren (I mean was this really neccessary?)
Now the good things about this film because there were some good things…
- Kylo Ren’s story and development
- Rey’s parents are nobodies (this is not 100% proven aside from Kylo telling Rey he has seen this when they were linked together).
- Rose (I liked her, I thought she was funny)
- Luke and Leia meeting
- Poe having a bigger role in this film.
- Yoda dissing Luke
Rating a 6 out of 10
To conclude, this movie was really intense and at some points painful too watch. Its not at the bottom of my list for Star Wars films but above Star Wars II and maybe even III (ugh that Anakin) and above the Star Wars Christmas special (that will always remain a big nope!)
I wonder how Disney will save its butt from this one, there has been a lot of critique and bashing regarding this movie.
Let me know in the comments how you feel about The Last Jedi and if you agree or disagree with me on certain points.
Thanks for reading and I will see you next time!