Hey! I saw The Last Jedi today. IMO it was really good. Not Rogue One good, or even The Force Awakens good, but really good.
I agree with complaints it was too long. I felt it was slow to start and kind of meanders.
The whole “Monte Carlo Planet” plot with Finn felt really dumb to me. And it turns out to be a red herring, so really Finn could have sat in his bunk and the rest of the movie wouldn’t have changed. Del Toro was the only plus here, as was introducing the idea of how rich people suck. He was a nice “anti-Han” scoundrel. I just wish they could have found a different vector to introduce him.
Oh, and Rose was pretty cool.
The planet itself was also prequel-level cringeworthy. Too like normal earth. Ugh.
It also felt bizarre seeing Laura Dern in this movie, for some reason. I’m not sure why she was in an evening dress, either. Again, this was mostly about showing Poe humility, and I get that, but I just didn’t buy her.
Otherwise I loved what they did with the Force, and Rey and Kylo, etc.
The final battle was great! The blood-red salt planet was a great nod to Hoth, and the canyon run a cool nod to RotJ.
I also love that Rey’s parents are no one special. Best possible outcome for that mystery.
So, I enjoyed it, especially the second half. I also think the films are in good hands, so the hateful nerds can suck it.
But best SW ever? Not for me. It’s maybe fourth or fifth.