My Reaction to ‘The Last Jedi’

Okay, I have finally seen The Last Jedi and I have to say, my feelings for this film are all over the place. There were several parts that really excited me in this movie and then there were other moments that just left me bewildered. I’m not going to go into too much detail about the movie because it has only been out for two days and I know some of you haven’t seen this film yet but I will say this, the trailer is basically the entire movie. If you’re suspecting a huge shocker in this film to happen like in The Empire Strikes Back I’m sorry to say there aren’t any.

The main problem with this film aren’t exactly the characters, yet there is some terrible character development in this movie, but it instead is the fact that you can truly tell two different minds were behind The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. A lot of the story lines that were developed in The Force Awakens kind of got lost in the hodgepodge of dire situations within The Last Jedi.

While the movie isn’t close to perfect I can matter-of-factly say that it was better than the prequels. The characters are more engaging and the overall story is lightyears more interesting than the prequels could ever be. I unfortunately came away from this film not celebrating its triumphs but instead scratching my head over some of the decisions made in this movie. Like I said before, I’m not going to go into great detail about the movie’s plot, but The Last Jedi could have been a whole lot better than it was.

Now don’t let this post possibly dissuade you from wanting to see the movie. It is a good film and it deserves to be seen. There are some interesting things that happen in the film that does move the story forward and for the most part it was an enjoyable film. I mean what Star Wars movie isn’t enjoyable, to some extent. There were, however, some flaws in this movie that can’t be fixed and that’s a serious bummer. I will say this though. The Praetorian Guards are AWESOME!!!! They single-handedly were part of the best scene in the movie.

Overall, I would like to see The Last Jedi a second time so I can truly absorb the story and everything that happened but I’m most likely not going to go see this five times like I did with The Force Awakens.

I thank you for reading my reaction and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force Be With You.

 

 

 

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