“I DO NOT LIKE STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI”, MOVIE REVIEW | Geeks With Forks

I’m not sure if it’s my diminishing interest in Star Wars movies or The Last Jedi was just really not that interesting to me at all. Whatever the reason, I’ll probably be in the small minority that didn’t enjoy the movie. That’s right. I said it.

I DO NOT LIKE STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI!

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The Last Jedi isn’t a bad movie by any stretch. However, I found myself trying to grasp onto anything that might make the movie enjoyable for me. There was nothing. For me, I was hoping for more depth in the story and the characters.


WE REALLY DONT LEARN MUCH ABOUT ANYONE

Besides a couple key answers to questions the audience may have had since The Force Awakens, those answers were never really expounded upon. Which leaves the audience with even more questions.

  1. We learn that Luke did train Kylo and why Luke stopped training him. The backstory surrounding that seemed much more interesting.
  2. We find out who Rey’s parents are. The answer was so deflating because the mystery was shrouded in secrecy for so long. I don’t have a problem with WHO her parents are, it was just the reveal did not pack the emotional punch it should have.
  3. We learned nothing about Snoke. Someone who we thought is and would be a major player in the trilogy ends up being just a plot device.

I could go on and on. I just feel so much could have been explained better, rather than just skimmed over to move the plot along.


MAYBE I KNOW TOO MUCH

Maybe one of the problems is I may have known too much about the characters. I have read some of the novels and comics based on those characters. For instance, from watching the movies, we don’t know much about Poe Dameron, other than he is an ace pilot (who’s better than Luke) that fights for the rebellion. What’s not mentioned in the movies is that his parents had helped Luke years prior on several missions. One particular mission, Poe’s parents helped Luke rescue special force sensitive trees. Long story, short, Luke gave Poe’s parents one the remaining trees that they end planting outside their home on Yavin 4. It’s speculated that as the tree grew over the years, Poe’s exposure to tree somehow made him Force Attuned. This would shed light on why Poe is such a great pilot. He’s unknowingly using the Force. It’s story details like this that make it difficult for me get fully engaged in the movies. I feel those that do not read the Star Wars novels and comics are missing so much that the movie will never explain, thus making its characters appear a bit one-dimensional. It’s things like that diminish the overall grand spectacle that the Star Wars movie should be.

Poe’s parents planting the tree.

THE MOVIE NEVER MADE ME CARE ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON

The movie does a poor job of portraying how dire the Rebellions situation is and how evil the New Order is. I simply…did not care.

At least, The Last Jedi was watchable…kinda.

How it felt sitting through The Last Jedi

UPDATE (12/16/2017)

Looks like I’m not the only one that didn’t like the movie.

Jon

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