‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ killed the Star Wars franchise

Star Wars: The Last Jedi killed the Star Wars franchise

Did Star Wars: The Last Jedi really lived up to its hype? I can perfectly say no without hesitation. About a week or so ago, I decided to go to the movie theatre to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. I’ve seen it only one time before, which was 2 months ago. This time, the experience was really different and made me realize its flaws.


The flaws really stuck out at me since I wasn’t as hyped to see the movie, unlike the first time.


Believe me when I say I love the Star Wars franchise, I really do. I’ve seen each movie a dozen times, and I am still entertained every time I see it. However, I felt “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was a bit of a letdown, leaving me unsatisfied; in a bad way.


Before I go on and point out the flaws, allow me to brief you some information on the film. The movie was released on Dec. 17, 2017. Directed by Rian Johnson, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has an overall critic rating of 8.1/10.


Now, this is the part where I go on and rant about its flaws and why it disappointed me.


First off, it seems like the director hasn’t seen “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Episode 7 depicts Kylo Ren to be obsessed with Darth Vader, his grandfather. In this movie, and even in the trailer, Kylo’s obsession is shown to be nonexistent.


The humor. Oh how I hated the humor in this movie.


In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the humor was well executed, and it fitted in perfectly with each situation that involved humor.


That’s not the case with Episode 8, unfortunately. Pretty much the exact opposite, if I’m being honest. A lot of the humor seemed “forced” (no pun intended), and doesn’t belong in a film that is supposed to be much darker than Episode 7!


Some scenarios had tension building, imagine the tension building up like a balloon being inflated. Now, imagine the humor as a sharp, pointy needle. Then the humor comes along and bursts that balloon of built up tension.


For example, take Finn and Rose’s relationship. Completely unnecessary; made the movie felt like it wasn’t even Star Wars. It also completely sidetracked the audience from the main plot. Their relationship reminded me of Anakin’s and Padme’s in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith”. Cheesy, stupid, and didn’t fit the movie. Rose, as a character, was pointless. All she ever really did was distract Finn from being heroic.


The only thing I could really appreciate from the film was the lead actors. That being Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley. I say they performed really well and I have nothing bad to say about them.


After those two long hours and 32 minutes, I was finally able to exit the theater. I then contemplated why I hadn’t notice those flaws beforehand. Maybe it was the excitement, maybe I had high hopes for the film, who knows.


At the end of the day, I wouldn’t recommend to see this particular film in the Star Wars franchise. Instead, it would be better for you to rewatch Episode 7.


J.J. Abrams built up such a good plot from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but Episode 8 drops all of that. The director, Rian Johnson, completely abandons the original plot of the previous movie in the Star Wars franchise and tried to do his own thing.