Was over at cousins and they were going to go see it and asked if I wanted to come along. I warned them it was a polarizing film but being a big Star Wars fan decided to take them up on their offer. We saw it in IMAX 3D, although not true IMAX but was fairly well presented presentation of the movie.
Yeah so I felt like some action scenes were amazing and then some scenes it was a fan fiction free foreall.
Soooo, minor scene - as most of the other stuff have been talked about in this thread - how did Leia not know the shuttle coming in was friendly. Wouldn't her power with the force give her a friendly premonition? I mean she even says they're coming as like she knows who were going to be going under the big massive door. Then everyone shoots at the hull and they just put up their hands and say don't shoot... Oh
, a blaster just shot my freakin' hand off!
Also that whole Rey "training" sequence was horse shit and shits on years of SW lore/media. That and Rey is super powerful but if it is true that her parents are nobody special - on the Force side of thing - then that's a big slap in the face to all the previous SW fans. I hope it was a lie, if they reveal more for the last Episode and have conclusions to the many plot holes in Episode 8 I'm gonna laugh because only SW would try to do that shit. You know Jumper tried to stretch shit out and yeah there's no Jumper 2 or Jumper 3 (it was originally envisioned as a trilogy) with multiple reasons why the film didn't work was because of the editing that kept the stuff you would have cared about out of the film. Obviously Star Wars has more leeway but ultimately Disney will just alienate fans (as they've already done with VIII).
Soooo, Rey is super powerful and without any proper training on how to withhold her temptation to the Dark side (with the terror in Luke's eyes when he observes this, he's thinking oh no here we go again). The bridge between Rey & Kylo was created via Snoke - who doesn't see his ultimate demise but the emperor saw that Luke would kill him - and then later on they're still seeing into each other's perspectives so what, once you open it you can't turn it off lol. Rey is showering and turns around with a pervy Kylo looking at her. Hey! lol wtf.
The casino scene felt like a forced we need to show more of the galaxy's creatures and species (as we're too human heavy with Rey/Luke/Kylo/Hux/Resistance/Leia. I agree a lot of that disposition could have been served with some more dialogue in the prison cell but I felt they added that all in for excitement. Following a Jedi around/ training montages and the slowly-moving-to-the-right cruiser aren't the most exciting things on screen. DJ's character is a skimp of mystery and just ultimately a crooked mercenary like the ones that are seen on that whole casino side quest?! How's the guy with the lapel, why was he said to be the only one to be used. I'm guessing he's the only one trustworthy amongst the populace of code crackers but then again that wasn't even hinted at. Maybe he was the only one known to be really good, who knows.
AND THEN, you have hyper-space, flying fucking ships that fire massive plasma bursts, electrified weapons, force shields, etc but we still have WWII flying bombers flying from one direction on one plane, WW1 like trenches and charge at the enemy at a frontal attacking point tactics. Red salt spewing flying junk vehicles shit because what, that was the only way they could fly?! I mean and then you have the little flying red salt spewing junk vehicles that all scatter, in a derpy oh shit we're just fling into a firing squad, I would have never seen that one coming, except one that is going in a straight fucking line and doesn't get shot (not once from a big ass AT-AT) ... we can't hit him he's too small, do you know about area of effect attacks lol... No, instead Fin gets sideswiped from Rose's (another forgettable character - who according to Wikipedia is "the first Asian-American woman to play a leading role in a Star Wars film" so that explains it) vehicle - which mathematically would have to have been going faster than Fin's vehicle because she T-boned him to stop him from kamikazee-ing the big LoTR like "Battering Ram" laser.
Then you have overly cute designed fucking Porgs (with giant eyes). And they're the symbol of the Light Side of the Force and not those crystal wolves!? Chewbacca doesn't eat one, they then infest the ship and are implanted in as comedy scenes to try and get Star Wars to be more like those hot selling comedic Marvel movies. Blugh
Then Luke just fades away at the end because he overexerted himself with the distraction? Did you do your force projection stretches? - Just go back to your stone hut and sleep it off Luke! Lol, oh it was that extra force projection of the thing you gave Leia (which she held in her hands btw) - that did it wasn't it.
Lol, wtf is going on?!
Then Holdo is given command - even though Poe was being groomed by Leia to succeed her - and plans to run away - meanwhile the New Order can't jump in front of them or have reinforcements jump in front of them? - & ultimately decides to kamikazee into Snoke's ship... Ok, soooo if you wanted to do that as an attack, why didn't they implement this to a missle or X-Wing - don't get me started with the bowling ball mines from the beginning of the movie? Second, why do you need to have someone as important to sit in the chair and hit a bunch of buttons on a screen to commit suicide. Also what's up with this chick being the only one to be walking around in a gown/dress thing with purple hair. There's that whole thing where she continues to point out Poe's demotion in front of the bridge personal and not discussing their current plans with him. With the mutiny scene, nobody died until Holdo instigated it, #Hanshotfirst, and I don't get the whole door being cut open like an empirical boarding party only to be shown oh no it's just Leia force willled it into pieces. That and wow did I just burst out laughing when fully intact but jettisoned into space Leia just pulled herself back - Superman style mind you - into the ship with the force.
They have a beacon active and they're wondering how they're bring tracked!? Seriously, set the beacon on a planet so only the planet is compromised and not the entire fleet. I'm pretty sure Finn was trying to do that but Rose never let him and assumed because he left the NO and was near an escape pod that he was running again.
Phasma... Phasma who?
God damn it, I think I'm going to go back and just watch Clone Wars and that's it. Star Wars is dead. It's alright if you liked it but I felt there were more holes than what they created. What a cluster