I didnt love it.
But I didnt hate it.
I still have a few “problems” with this star wars arch. And theres a LOT of things I WANTED to happen, that didnt- and probably never will now.
I STRONGLY Feel Rey shouldve been allowed to train with Luke for a more substantial time, echoing back to Luke and Yoda. He told her a couple of points, and thats really all she gets. I wanted to see luke be the jedi master he would and shouldve been.
Snoke basically got Darth Maul’ed in my opinion. He seemed like a complete bad ass and he was super strong and oh hes cut in half.
Phasma got Boba Fetted. Built up to be bad ass, the imagery, the toys, the posters, the clothing, ALL of this stuff because “she looks so cool!” and then off’ed in 30 seconds with like 2 lines.
MUCH of the overall theme of this movie felt more Star-Trek, than Star-Wars to me. Not that im surpsied with who is at the helm of the movie.
Like the light-speed crash scene?
The theater I was in, during that silence, was literally filled with muffled “damns…” from all over. It was undeniably epic.
But if id seen that EXACT scene happen in a star trek film? I wouldnt have thought twice about it.
Part of me likes that Finn and Rose went off to do their own thing to try and save everyone.
But then part of me feels a little cheated that they did, and failed- Horribly. And not in a “but they did something else for the good” kind of way. They failed. The end. Onto the next point of the movie.
The crush between finn and rose is also interesting- Except or another complaint I have for the movie.
It all happens in an afternoon. Seriously- the whole movie basically takes place over a couple days, with 99% of it occurring over basically an <18 hour period. Too much tries to happen in too small of a time frame, at lease for me.
Its not that the film was bad- I just feel there was a lot of wasted potential to give fans a bit more that they wanted. Or at least that I wanted haha.