An Indecisive Review of The Last Jedi

I did enjoy seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi yesterday, but it wasn’t the “wow” movie I had expected. It’s not necessarily something I would recommend – but yet, it kind of is.

That’s the problem. I can’t say if it was a good movie, but it definitely wasn’t a bad movie either. I didn’t feel like my time or money was wasted by seeing it or anything. But I also don’t want to scream from the rooftops that everyone should go see it like I have with other movies. (Yes, this is a slight exaggeration. I don’t like rooftops).

The plot was good, for the most part. The storyline had it’s ups and downs for the leads, and brought plenty of twists. However, a lot of what the characters did didn’t affect the outcome overall, though it put them through several hard – and entertaining – circumstances. Also, the timing between two or three stories going on at the same time felt off. One story would go to the next, where at least a minute would go by, and then it would go right back to where the first left off.

Another problems with The Last Jedi was the music. While The Force Awakens brilliantly intertwined the iconic Star Wars themes into its soundtrack, The Last Jedi’s use of the themes became almost repetitive. Eventually, the repetition began to jerk me out of the story.

On the other hand, the character development in The Last Jedi was amazing. Poe, Finn, and Rey all tremendously developed through the course of the film, as did some of the older, more famous characters.  And, of course, there was the best part of the film: Rose.

Without giving away too much, I can say that Rose is an amazing character, and almost every second of her screen time is extremely enjoyable. She quickly becomes more lovable than any of the previous leads. If there was anything to make me recommend this movie, it would be her.

Picture from Wikia