Episode 8 of Star Wars was definitely revolutionary, but was it what all Star Wars Fans wanted?
The movie did 2 things that this movie nailed
1). Appealing to old Star Wars Fans- They brought back Luke Skywalker as a mentor figure and Yoda as a ghost. Do I need to say more?
2). Using new cinematic technology- The scene towards the end over the movie where the rebel ship jumps into lightspeed and crashes into the empire command ship is an absolute masterpiece of screenplay. It never fails to send chills down my spine.
I think this movie wanted to be innovative and as a result had a lot of issues.
1). The Leia Flying through Space Scene- Prior to The Last Jedi, we had never seen Leia use the force. However, that doesn’t explain the fact she was able to survive the vacuum of space without a spacesuit.
2). Death of Snoke- This scene definitely surprised people in the audience, but I think it was a cheap way to turn some heads. The character was undeveloped. By killing him, Disney lost out on a lot of story potential.
3). James Corden- Look, I know he is a super well known figure and Star Wars fan, but does that really justify him getting screen time? I feel like sticking him into a movie series with such a rich history undermines the gravity of this type of movie.
Overall, I would give this movie a fresh rating. I think people like to bash on this movie because it is different from the original Star Wars trilogy. If people can learn look past that, they’ll finally see the good in the movie.