Pepsidoc wrote:Aight saw it. Didn’t hate it. Enjoyed parts and didn’t like others. More enjoyed though.
I’ll say it now. J.J. Should have directed or wrote or been involved in all 3. Had a lot of potential had it been planned to flow over the 3 films.
Definitely better than The Last Jedi which needs to be shortened to the Kyle/Rey/Luke scenes, I can basically watch 7 , the end of 8, and then 9.
I completely agree.
I mostly agree. I kind of liked it.
It doesn't say in the opening crawl "Episode 9 - An apology for Episode 8"; or "Rian Johnson is a moron that should never have been allowed to direct TLJ or having anything to do with the Star Wars universe, and we're REALLY sorry for what he did"; but by the end of the movie, you do get to draw your own conclusions.
It's clear that they've taken on board a lot of the criticisms of TLJ and tried to make the best repair of them with what's left of the franchise.
But, I tell you all frankly, Star Wars hasn't been the same for me since TLJ and this movie is full of holes, flaws and forced dialogue / plot devices. The reason for almost all of them is attempt to address the failings of TLJ, and because I really didn't like TLJ, I'm okay with that.
But don't get me wrong, this movie still has an extraordinary number of faults and failings and jump-the-shark improbable force powers.
Re JJ Abrams, I don't think he should have been allowed to be involved in this franchise. TFA is a repeat of New Hope, that gave very little for Ep 8 to meaningfully build on, and such plot points that were set up, were abandoned by Johnson in Ep 8, some of them within the first 10 minutes. The damage done to Star Wars in TLJ is irreversible for the foreseeable future, not least because there are some fans that love the new trilogy, and they've done quite well in the box office.
This trilogy suffers from a lack of originality, and that's bad for any franchise. No-one now denies TFA is a copy of New Hope (not even the most die-hard new trilogy fanboys). TLJ copied key plot points from Battlestar Galactica, not very convincingly. ROS's final 'solution' of the threat of the new Empire is copied from Ready Player One, and I don't think that was done very convincingly either (esp given what happened in TLJ). The OP force powers of Palp and Rey at the end of the movie really don't work for me at all.
But the new Trilogy is over now, and thank goodness for that.
One of the biggest failings of the new trilogy is the lack of Luke Skywalker from start to finish. His face and voice were key parts of the trailers and promotional material, and in terms of screen time, dialogue, character development, it was all minimal or awful. The Skywalker name in RoS, is deeply misleading as well. There is no 'Rise' of anyone called Skywalker. It would better be called Redemption of the Palpatines.
When JJ Abrams took over, the franchise didn't need a reboot. It does now. And it needs one before Mark Hamill gets too old. Marvel did it with Spiderman. Andrew Garfield's movies weren't that good, they ignored them and started again. That's what needs to happen with Star Wars.