Enjoyed the movie, as I was looking for an escape via entertainment. So I got transported to a galaxy far, far away. Here are some points of interest for me.
SPOILERS AHEAD: Turn away you curious fools, if ye wish to remain surprised.
I wasn’t angry when the movie was over. That’s always good. Also there are some plot logic fails, but that’s for another post.
I was sad as this was Carrie Fischer’s last role. My favorite princes is gone. I am truly saddened by her passing. Happy with her performance, and for the great memories.
Seems like nearly everyone had some kind of story arc and that made the film excessively busy. Too busy. A lotta side quests too. Very RPG in that respect.
There was a change in the dialogue that had its moments but sometimes felt very contemporary. Not a bad thing. It simply sounded like different kind of SW film.
Phasma deserved a better moment than what she was handed. If she harbors that much resentment for Finn, did she have pop up and depart that quickly? Seriously, the ships coming apart and she’s so resentful, she’s like, I’m a stay here and kill the former janitor.
Snoke kinda was not what I thought. For that matter, neither was Rey. Both were teased to have this extraordinary tale, or at least my expectations were set for one, but nope. LOL
Luke, Luke, Luke. This series broke you. My childhood hero lost himself, and turned into Obi-Wan…sorta. That saddened me. He did come back to the light, so that worked for me… A little.
Counter rebellion (resist the resistance). Poe becomes the hothead and the trouble maker at the same time. Had he not put his plan in motion Holdo’s plan may have worked flawlessly.
Kylo Ren: I get part of the anger. I liked how he was hesitant to attack his Mom. He just seems more petulant than anything. Also a force prodigy who hates his uncle and dad.
There’s more, but that’s enough for the moment. I got my escape, things didn’t go as imagined, but that’s fine. The story took a darker road similar to Empire Strikes Back with elements of Return of the Jedi. My thought is that anything can happen in the upcoming third installment.