I liked aspects of it.
There is one thing that I can't quite get my head around, and that's the way Luke is portrayed, he's like the Anti-Luke.
I can understand Luke being reluctant to teach someone, or even becoming a bit hermit -like, but attempting to kill one of his own students?
Hrm.... not so sure about that (and it appears Mark Hamil felt the same)
I felt that the death of Snoak was a bit disappointing, Darth Maul all over again. Would have preferred him to stick around a bit longer, I won't say it made his character pointless but .... more like a red-herring. I like a good villain , me.
On the subject of Rei's parents; Assuming we believe what the Solo-killer tells her, Rei has nothing 'extraordinary' going on there, so no relation to any of the previous characters. I can't help but feel this was the director attempting to 'do the unexpected' - It felt a bit...well, forced to me. That being said, I kinda liked it, lol.
I really liked the interaction between Rei and Solo-stabber, something new and worked well I think.
One last point, it was really good to see Luke again, a bit like seeing an old friend you haven't seen in ages (on that note, hello! Happy new year everyone! Hope you all had a great Christmas lol) - However I felt his death , a pretty significant event in the film (and the franchise as a whole) should have been at the end, I dunno just felt that should have been the climax really, and not some kid with a christmas cracker ring.
The way it happened was a bit ...odd for me also, it felt a bit disrespectful to me. I understand why it was done (a nod to the future generation and all that) For some reason I got a flashback of the way Kirk died in Generations; i.e: rubbish (omg! did he just mention Trek??)
I feel that most of what I said above is being hypercritical and is mainly my personal taste, on the whole I enjoyed it.
Scenes I liked:
*Leia sensing her Solo-Slaughterer is about to attack her ( that whole scene was pretty good actually, though not sure about the floaty bit after)
*Rei and Solo-killer's interactions (especially through the Force) was awesome, and liked the way it was portrayed.
*I liked the way Luke tricked the Solo-exterminator at the end, diverting his attention from the fleeing rebels (but just not the way Luke farted and died afterwards)
*The face-off between Snoak, Rei and Solo-destroyer, just would have liked Snoak to last a bit longer I guess, but a great scene nonetheless.
I have only seen it once, I think I should see it again.
This post was edited by Seth Vinda (11:31pm 02/01/18, 10 months ago)