ryan’s review published on Letterboxd:
When you let an auteur make a massive franchise film, expect something different. Its pivots, reversals, and introductions to new lore were divisive among the fandom, but Rian Johnson made something that will stand the test of time. I loved Rey and Kylo's dynamic, with their Force conversations being some of my favorite scenes. I loved what the filmmakers did with Supreme Leader Snoke; I find his title amusing in hindsight. I also loved where they went with Rey's parentage. Maybe they were disappointments to people who spent hours dissecting theories, and I can respect that. I applaud that they were confident enough to make bold decisions with such a precious property, and over time as the dust settles, maybe the film will become less divisive. All of that being said, I do have my complaints, but they aren't major. I enjoyed The Last Jedi immensely.
One of my least favorite moments in the film involves Leia, but towards the end she has one of the saga's most emotional moments. I feel that Carrie Fisher's memory was memorialized and immortalized in a beautiful way. Rest in peace, your worshipfulness.