Matt’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Page-turners, they were not."
The myth is over. We're in the present, on the edge of knowing whether or not we'll make it out alive, and if we do, if we'll have accomplished what we had planned to do for so long. The elders aren't as wise as they used to appear, because we have discovered they're just like us, ashamed of their own shortcomings. What always appeared true has been rendered false. We will most definitely fail, and our failures will have consequences that affect others. It sounds hopeless.
And yet, we try.
You can point out the mistakes and shortcomings in The Last Jedi and I would likely agree with you on some of them, but they don't distract enough from Rian Johnson cracking our assumptions of what Star Wars is. The film brings a message about what we take and what we give from our stories between generations and packs it into a striking, beautiful film that left me with absolutely no certainties of what comes next. And I'm so excited about it.