"This is not going to go the way you think"-Luke Skywalker
As I walk to the theatre, the feeling of confusion and wonders erupts in me. What did Luke mean when he says the jedi order has to end ? So many questions, we been waiting for this movie for 2 years. So the question is "is the movie good?" Sitting at a 91percent Rotten Tomato score, The Last Jedi is critically acclaimed, yet mixed with audience. On the same site the audience score is at 56percents. The director takes a lot of risk in this movie yet it doesn't pay off. Throughout this movie, we see the established characters from older movies and new movies seemingly acting out of their character. A lot of times, these character seems like a fan fiction counter part to their original trilogy self rather than authentic self. Personalities, identities established all fades away so quickly. The character behaviours are the seeming twist of the movie, yet it feels like twisting for the sake of twisting. Before this movie comes out Luke Skywalker' s actor Mark Hamill has shown distaste to the direction of the movie and character and I can't help but agree to him.
To continue, the entire movie seems to be boiled down to a 2 and half hour chase scene rather than anything important happening. It seems to me that the movie's pre established lore is missing rather just a reset button to the whole franchise. It even feels like The Empire Strikes Back throughout the movie. The whole galactic conflict seems to be presented in a really small way. The fate of the galaxy lies within a couple of star destroyers ?! The tone of the movie is really inconsistent, one moment they are in a grave danger next moment they are "family in the dell". The establishment of new planet and location feel too Earthly rather than Star Wars with characters wearing Tuxedos. Forced Marvel humor seems to be shuffled down your face in every two seconds . The director refers to this as the darkest movie in Star Wars yet it doesn't fit in.
This movie will be more benefited if it is a stand alone movie rather than a sequel. Overall I can't give it a higher than 5/10 for not working as a sequel and pre established lore