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Much better than I remember it being! The film does a good job of why people were so willing to ditch the Jedi and Republic in favor of the Empire. The Jedi really did everything the Palpatine accused them of including trying to overthrow him and take over the Senate. Still suffers from a lot Prequel/Lucas-isms including a plot that centers around politics and clunky dialogue. I also refuse to believe that Anakin is a tragic hero. Independent of prior knowledge, it's clear that he's turning evil the entire movie. He wears black leather (in contrast to brown cloth), has a menacing scar and consistently shows that he is arrogant and hateful.
I hadn't seen it in a long time and it's better than I remembered it being. Maul is great, the action is great and I really didn't mind young Anakin. The two stars off are because I still can't believe that George thought that this political action movie would appeal to kids at all. Even after just watching it, it's still crazy to me that the whole plot revolved around a queen deciding whether or not to sign a trade agreement.
The Last Jedi is one of my favorite Star Wars movies! i thought the visuals were beautiful, the story interesting and the dialogue sharp. My favorite overall character was definitely Rey and my favorite new character was Admiral Holdo. It's sad to see Holdo getting so much hate because Oscar Isaac is hot. My favorite scene was her sacrifice because Star Wars is a franchise that is built on sound and score, so having a completely silent moment left me stunned. My one issue with the movie is there seems to be a lack of overall planning and narrative for the trilogy as a whole. We aren't building up to something in the way the previous trilogies had been and Ryan Johnson clearly didn't agree with the direction that JJ wanted to take the franchise COUGHSnokeCOUGH.