Originally Posted by RolandOG
I saw stories about that and I just don't get it. Some of the twitter comments are insane, like "TLJ ruined the original trilogy for me" and "The prequels were better". I feel like I didn't watch the same movie as them.
I have some minor complaints about the movie but overall I loved it and am looking forward to seeing it a few more times in the theater.
Originally Posted by Mikazaru
Disappointed. I know The Force Awakens had its detractors, but I'm glad JJ Abrams will be back for Episode 9. I went in a group of 5 -- 3 loved it, the other disliked it more than me. This movie will probably be very divisive.
Originally Posted by thehun
They should have renamed this movie "The Loooooong
Escape" I would say among the worst SW movies, certainly visually and the story line which was littered with borrowed scenes and lines from previous films. One of the worst light saber fights no surprise there since TFA was just as bad in this regard, the humor was cute but often made you wonder if you are watching a different movie like "Spaceballs" they just didn't quiet fit. Very few people in the theater laughed indeed. The only redeeming part was
Not sure anyone cares about my two bits worth, but here they are.
Photography was very nice. I think I liked the orchestral performance of this score better than TFA. There were satisfying moments and surprises. But...so as to not introduce any spoilers, I will ask all of you who have seen it, and those who have not, several questions.
At the end of TFA, did you not feel that a "new hope" for the resurrection of The Force may exist in this rather unimportant yet well-meaning young woman named Rey?
Did you feel at the end of TFA that Rey's primary motivation to find Luke Skywalker was to resolve her inner conflict with this new feeling described to her by Maz as The Force?
Upon Rey and Luke facing each other at the end of TFA did you not feel anticipation that a relationship of some sort would develop...and that relationship might provide resolution/growth for Rey and redemption/peace for Luke?
At the end of TFA did you feel that Rey was an important character for the saga and next movie?
Now I ask you to all ask yourselves the same questions at the end of The Last Jedi.
The Last Jedi is a fine romp, but what has always made Star Wars special is its heart and soul...deeper than the wizz bangs of violence all around the characters. We invested in the bond that bound characters, whether blood-related or not. The mysterious “Force” was the material of this bond. Whether religion, supernatural, metaphysics, friendship or all of those, it bound characters in deep ways. We humans identify with that on a romantic level. It was the binding glue to the Star Wars franchise...at least on the Skywalker story arc.
We became very attached to the farm boy who became a hero and Jedi Master who redeemed the greatest villain of his time, then for some reason moved into exile. That a spark in a similarly unimportant young person came to light in TFA also got our attention. Rey’s journey eventually to find Luke defined exactly what The Last Jedi should be: The story of Luke and Rey and the galaxy’s future.
IMHO, the crowning moment in the Star Wars saga was the intense emotional cry of young Luke Skywalker when confronted by the juxtaposition of his hate for Vader and the moment of revelation of his lineage to him. I contend that Hamill’s performance out on that precipice defines the heart of the Star Wars saga and what made it work for so long. He cried out in hopeless emotional and physical agony, chose his fate, yet survived...but with the menacing threat of Vader still intact. It may be the greatest cliffhanger in cinema history.
So now I ask you to ask yourself the questions again...and tell me where the saga goes from here.