Well once again another episode from arguably one of the greatest franchises ever to grace our lives has hit the big screen, Star Wars The Last Jedi.
I was very excited to get to the cinema, get comfy in my seat and be amazed by the series, as has happened again and again. Except this time I was left with nothing, I guess disappointment seems too harsh. Equally though I haven’t gained anything from watching the film. The whole basis is the Resistance against the First Order, when the film starts the Resistance are withdrawing in numbers. They are on the run but keep striking out at the First Order to try and damage their ability to destroy planets. And ultimately by the end of the film I am in the exact same place.
So there are three things that really bothered with this film, lets get them out of the way now. There is a questionable scene featuring everyone’s favourite princess, Leia Organa. That is all I’m going to say on it, once you’ve seen the film feel free to let me know what you think happened there.
The second issue, problem, downright waste of time was Snook. Without giving too much away, if you are a master of the force you should be able to detect the force being used around you right? Not necessarily be able to stop it or anything like that but be aware of it. I guess aware of it the same way you feel heat from a fire is how I’m seeing it, and if the force is being used very slowly to alter something you could then intervene? Right? George any ideas?
The third and final gripe I have, if you can jump at lightspeed through huge frigates etc and by doing so destroy them. Why is there not more suicide runs by the Resistance, easy way to take out the big guns?
As much as ‘The Force Awakens’ was a rehash of Episode IV it seemed fitting to reintroduce old characters, and to introduce the new trio. It was a homage to the series that featured Han, Luke and Leia. I hoped, and almost prayed, that this one would be different. I expected some throwbacks but it seems Disney can’t make a good story without looking to recreate the original trilogy. Sure they’ve thrown in a few new random characters, good way to boost toy sales for Christmas. But I mean, even Jaja brought something to the saga.
This film adds a couple of dubious questions about the force, the ability and need for training both for the Sith and Jedi, and doesn’t really provide any answers. If we look at Anakin he has years of Jedi training. Luke has one spaceflight with a metal bag over his head deflected sparks from a flying lighter. Rey simply picks a saber up. I don’t know, I really hope Disney turn it up and change things for the next one.
Check out the trailer below. If you have got this far and still fancy it be sure to get to your local cinema for it!