Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reviews
If this is the future of the Star Wars series, then no thanks. I like my sci-fi to be as far from the current political landscape as possible.
Unfortunately, despite trying to remain positive throughout the viewing, ultimately I was left hugely disappointed. For me the movie was totally superficial. A good looking movie that lacked any real soul or depth in either the story or the characters.
That was the real problem for me, Star Wars or any good movie has always been character driven for me. I feel a connection to the characteristics and become invested in their story. The Last Jedi had the opposite affect on me. Characters that I had been interested in like Rey, Finn and Poe and even long time favourites like Luke Skywalker came across as quite plastic and to be honest almost unlikeable. By halfway through the movie their story had little suspense because I no longer cared what happened to the characters.
After watching the movie I was quite interested in others opinions and was quite surprised by the positive reviews that it received from critics. Especially reviews that praised it for it's originality and for taking chances. I know it tried to shock at different stages but it came across as being cheap and gimmicky rather than anything of real substance. In fact I wished that they had followed through with some of these scenes. They could have made some of these characters more compelling maybe even making Kylo Ren a formidable villain.
Overall the movie was just disappointing or as some of my friends put it a 'lemon'. i do realise that half the viewing population loved the movie and to those people more power to you in fact I feel a bit jealous because I wished that I enjoyed it as well but I can't recommend this movie as anything more than a B movie time filler.
This killed star wars for me.
Unfortunately, the plot and characters are dead on arrival. The best characters are Rey and Kylo Ren and they have some interesting moments.
Everything and everyone else is poorly written and confused. None of the plots make sense. None of the character motivations make sense. The film contradicts other Star Wars and also itself.