Life-long Star Wars fan..so of course, I wanted to love every second of this. I wanted to even side with the critics and appear sophisticated, snobbish even, in my discussion of The Last Jedi....but, quite honestly, I hated this film...and the more I get away from it, the more angry I get about the film. It's not as bad as, or worse than, the Phantom Menace as others have claimed...but it was, as a whole, entirely disappointing and entirely frustrating. Who was the hero in this film? Rey? Maybe. Poe. No. Luke Skywalker; wasted. Snoke; wasted. Yoda; wasted. The entire trek to the Casino Planet to save the Republic fleet; completely and utterly pointless and a total waste of screen time and character development. Finns battle with Captain Plasma; pointless. That new girl is in love with Finn; pointless. Rey looks on; is she jealous? Finns attempted sacrifice; pointless. Luke Skywalker's battle with Ren...they show you that it too was generally pointless. Luke didn't save the day...those crystal critters were the real heroes. Who are Rey's parents? FU Star Wars fans! Who is Snoke? FU Star Wars Fans! What happened to the 3 Jedi Kylo took with him in the Knights of Ren? FU Star Wars fans! Luke Skywalker (that's all I'll write) BIG FU STAR WARS FANS!! THAT STUPID ENDING WITH THE KID!! WHAT?? THE MOVIE'S OVER?!?!? FU STAR WARS FANS!!! You know...I started with two stars and dropped down to one...the people who made this movie hate Star Wars and hate Star Wars fans............AND I HATE THEM.
I'm sorry. I've never read the books. I've read all the bad reviews from critics on all three of these films....but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these films. I do. not. care what the critics say to me about them...I absolutely want to see the next installment!
I've been angry at M.Night Shyamalan for years after a series of disappointing films since Signs. I also promised myself I would never go to the theaters again to see his movies. I've seen what the critics have said about After Earth. I've read all the band wagon reviews from the other sycophants. I disagree. This is a really GREAT movie. If you've been raised your entire life on science fiction, this a film you will want to watch and own. Decide for yourself.