I respect the artistry, creativity and craftsmanship in this one. It has a distinct offbeat style and has a lot of interesting visual energy with excellent sound design, but tbh I just wasn't very interested in the overall vibe. Loaded cast but the story didn't give them much to work with. Tbh I think it would be a big improvement to watch it without any of the dialogue - just the visuals and sound design
Not only is this a morally repugnant film full of numerous disgusting male rape fantasies, it is also dull, too long, and boring as hell. Despite featuring the terrifying David Hess in an enclosed space with a straight razor there is no tension or terror. Not to mention the idiotic 'twist' ending
Not sure how you could ask for any more - after 40 years of Star Wars saturation it's impressive they can release something that feels fresh while also honouring its past and actually being a fun & entertaining watch!
Beautiful visuals (Snoke's room, Luke's island, and the Kurosawa-inspired battle on Crait). I'm really enjoying the Rey-Kylo Ren dynamic; it has turned into a complex and interesting relationship. I thought the casino plot diversion was entertaining and Benicio del Toro was perfect. Luke's storyline was well handled with some nice throwbacks and loved the Yoda zingers.
Why does seemingly everyone these days think their movie needs to be 2.5-3 hours to be taken seriously?
This didn't need to be 163 minutes but I did love the atmosphere, tone, and world it created. I just think the same could have been accomplished with a shorter running time. Still, a beautiful visual experience and a great sequel