Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

20171218:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi had some magical moments, but the story felt unsatisfying. First, I was confused why Holdo didn't tell Poe her plan. Second, I didn't believe what Kylo said about Rey's parentage; if it was true, it wasn't convincing.

Regardless, I probably would have watched this movie even if it were terrible, because it's part of such an epic universe.

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)

In the end, the movie is rough around the edges, and might be too long in the wrong places, but I still think it's worth seeing.

Trailers: Avengers: Infinity Wars (2018), Early Man (2018), Rampage (2018), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), The Greatest Showman (20189), A Wrinkle in Time (2018).

[20180303 Edit]

20181024:
Initially I was thinking about doing just a screenshot viewing, but 18 minutes into the movie and I definitively changed my mind.

Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher)

Watching it today, I found the movie had a strong start but eventually became sluggish after the Kylo Ren and Rey fight.

With respect to my previous entry (20171218), I was able to understand Holdo's actions on this viewing as well as understand the message behind Rey's parentage.

On 20181024, Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.


Rey (Daisy Ridley)

Instant Comments:
2: Huh. I didn't think about it the first time, but a strategy built around those slow bombers seems disastrous. Not only are the bombers slow, but their vulnerability is terrible.
2: Snoke can use his force powers from a distance...
2: "You must have a thousand questions." "Where's Rey?"
2: A seemingly epic moment and he tosses the saber behind him.
2: Leia most definitely channeled the force there.

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)

2: Haha! "Go go go go. Woooo!" - stable boy.
2: I didn't catch what Yoda said: "Oh Skywalker. Missed you, have I."
2: In context, the scene where DJ explains to Finn about business. I begin to think that this is just one of many topics which this movie addresses. However, I'm not sure I want to think about such topics while watching a Star Wars film.
1: Plot twist: Finn fails to deactivate whatever it was he needed to deactivate.
2: Why does Stoke want Skywalker?

Finn (John Boyega)

2: When I first watched the movie, I didn't believe that Snoke really died. But today I read various tidbits that suggest it's actually true; barring some stupid plot twist. However, the main reason given is the story is going in a certain direction and it doesn't revolve around Snoke, so there's no reason to keep him alive.
2: How did Rose rise to such a big authoritative position? (Poe asks her about munitions or something rather.)
2: The visual of red contrasting with white is amazing.
1: Millenium Falcon

Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac)

1: Porgs
2: This theme song (as Chewie navigates the Millenium Falcon through the canyon). What's it's name? What a classic.
2: How did Rose intercept Finn if the speeders have about constant speed and she had already begun retreating?
2: Haha. Luke brushes his shoulder off.
1: Awesome final battle with Luke
2: "And I will not be the last Jedi."
2: "See you around kid." - Luke to Kylo Ren (a line which Han Solo normally says)

Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran)

2: A two-star system.
1: Little boy is force sensitive. [20180303: This suggests that truly anyone can be force sensitive and become a hero. In particular, it would align with the possibility that Rey did not come from a previous Star Wars family name. With that being said, despite what Kylo said, I still think she's either a Skywalker or a Kenobi. 1: Actually, I still wish she was Kylo's twin sister, in partial keeping of Jacen and Jaina Solo in Star Wars Legends]

Credits:
2: Interesting, while Rey seems to be the bigger character with more screen time, Kylo Ren precedes her in the credits. Of course Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher precede both on account of seniority, but I don't see why Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) should precede Daisy Ridley (Rey). Was it also seniority?

Luke gives Rey the first out of three lessons: the Force is everywhere, and no one owns it, not even the Jedi.

2: Oh. Maz Kanata is played by Lupita Nyong'o, who later played Nakia in Black Panther.
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Watched 20180303 Theaters. 2:30PM
Watched 20181024 (Netflix, Instant)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson. 152 min

Relevant Links:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (IMDb.com)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (RottenTomatoes.com)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Wikipedia.org)