Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Did anyone else catch how, when Leia was out in space after the ship got blown up, she was all lit up? Reminded me of that thing Carrie Fisher said forever ago: "I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra." Unsure if that was coincidence or something they did on purpose, but I loved it either way.

Anyway - the more I think about Last Jedi, the more issues I have with it. It was enjoyable, I loved seeing Mark back on the big screen as Luke, and I think Daisy Ridley is phenomenal. I want a giant Rey poster, please and thanks! But - it was bloated on multiple levels. It's incredibly choppy and edited strangely; they cut in and out of the best scene in the film (Rey and Kylo's brief but awesome team-up) which really takes the audience out of it. Rose is a wasted character. Benicio Del Toro manages to be both totally unnecessary and the best part of the movie; I loved his character so much, but he ties into the Finn and Rose storyline, which I found relatively pointless. I continue to loathe Kylo Ren's internal conflict and how he constantly appears to be close to tears. He's really giving Anakin a run for his money in the whiny department. Just give us a bad guy that's BAD, y'all!!

But visually, it's beautiful. I wanna live on that salt planet!! It's most certainly a Star Wars film, right down to the inclusion of the stupid little porgs (sorry, I just can't get on board with them). And every second that Oscar Isaac was onscreen being an egotistical badass was a second that I cherished. Also, here for Holdo and her purple hair tbh! What a queen! (Even if she didn't tell anyone her plan, which was dumb kinda.)