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SF&F Nexus - Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) - Film reviewimage © Disney

Article updated: 2018.03.15

Product: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

Title: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Series: Star Wars

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic fantasy, Style: action, adventure

Release: 2017.12.15

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical

Watched: very recent (2017.12), first time

Rating: Average (2 out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Average (2- out of 3 points)

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) is a futuristic fantasy adventure movie, about the Resistance rebels defending against the First Order rebels. Usually I wait to watch movies after reading about the opinion of people, but this time I've felt I'd watch it anyway, no matter what they say, and I didn't want to make the experience worse by hearing spoilers. It's a visually nice movie, with great action scenes, without any substantial story or logic behind it. I was somewhat disappointed by the film, but even I have to admit that Disney keeps the stories very even in quality.

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Review (spoiler-free) - Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

The story feels like it's Star Wars from beginning to end. Every single scene looks great, way beyond both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy. The tempo and quality of the movie is solid, there are not many parts that I would consider slow or bad. The vistas are beautiful, the action scenes are awesome, everything looks great.

My only problem was that I prefer logical plots, and some logical resolution, that the whole movie is missing. While this is very important for me, and I couldn't really enjoy this story, I can imagine others, who can overlook these problems, might do.

The movie itself is nicely done, there are good scenes. Some of the potentially memorable scenes however were destroyed with another potentially memorable scene cut through them, as if the director didn't know where to focus. The direction is mediocre, it's the writing that makes this film problematic.

My experience

I did not enjoy this movie overall, even though I liked almost every shot as an adventure movie. It was the illogical decisions made by the characters, and the illogical plot points made by the writers that made this movie fell apart for me.

I liked most of the humorous points, but I felt the humourous parts with First Order a bit too forced.

(Edit: I've read my review of The Force Awakens, and I'm surprised how relaxed I was by that movie. It seems at that time I tried to follow Disney's take on Star Wars more closely, read comics, seen parts of Rebels, and I was so disillusioned by all of that by the time I've seen the film, it didn't faze me. There were however two years, all the while I tried to hide that disappointment in my brain, and successfully, it seems. When I sat down to watch The Last Jedi, I did not prepare enough, that's why I have this unpleasant feeling about this film.)

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Will you enjoy this?

If you don't mind illogical elements in your movies, you can enjoy this.

If you enjoyed The Force Awakens, you might be interested in this story, however it won't give you any satisfaction to watch this episode, nor does it further the story. At the end of The Last Jedi, we are practically at the same point we were at the end of The Force Awakens, minus a couple of characters.

If you are a fan of the Rebels cartoon series, you won't be disappointed. The visuals are incredible, the story is just as much of a childish fun as the Rebels episodes are.

If you enjoyed the original trilogy, or even the prequel trilogy, but didn't like The Force Awakens, you should probably avoid this movie, because it's not as good as that one.

If you loved the original trilogy, watching this can spoil your memory of the original characters, as Luke and Leia uncharacteristically stupid things, and the acting by Carrie Fisher is not really strong.

If you get through the first 30 minutes still interested, you might enjoy the whole film, because by that point you've encountered all kinds of stupid, and if it didn't bother you, there won't be worse parts later, just more of that.

If you like twists of expectations, you might enjoy this movie immensely. For this to work though, you need to dig deep into the published Star Wars background materials, you have to watch the original trilogy, and you have to watch the movie trailer for maximal effect.

Watching for plot points

If you are only watching this film because you are curious whether it has some interesting background story or twist - it doesn't. The only "twists" in the movie exist because the characters are dumb, and that doesn't help to intellectually enjoy the sudden turns of fate. If you don't want to watch the movie, I'll list those plot points that might be interesting in the Spoilers section.

(Edit: From the reviews I've read, I can see that several of them mention plot twists, even though they are just "twists of expectations". If you have theories about the backgrounds of the characters, or have expectations about the film based on how previous episodes (The Empire Strikes Back in this case) handled events, you might receive a shock, and feel the intellectual pleasure of a twist. I have to admit I didn't expect to find out anything about Rey or Snoke, the only thing I expected is that the story should follow the logic of the setting built in the previous films. So, if you have strong expectations, and have foolproof theories, you might still be interested in watching this movie. Although I'm pretty sure if you feel that way about Star Wars you'll watch it anyway.)

Do you need to see the previous films to enjoy this?

I think the setup is clear enough to make everything easy to understand for the viewers. The plot twists in this movie don't have any background buildup in the previous film, The Force Awakens, so seeing that is not essential to enjoy this movie.

You don't need to know the Star Wars universe to understand this movie, and I feel there's enough explanation throughout the story to understand the basics.

(Edit: One thing I've found out later is that reading the supplemental books actually enhances the understanding of The Last Jedi. There is so little information about several things throughout the movie, I've often felt they are being plot holes, even though if they could include those background details in the supplemental books, they could have just added a couple of sentences here and there so the movie would be complete.)

Should you download a pirated camcorder copy of this film?

I advise against this (beyond of course it's being illegal). Most of the joy of this movie comes from the visuals. If you get an inferior copy, you'll lose even that. If you can't wait for the DVD release (so you can pirate that), just go and watch this in a movie theatre. (Even though I fear that would mean you vote for your money that the Star Wars franchise is in the right direction.)

What should you do if you really want to watch this movie, because you are a Star Wars fan, but you are afraid of the consequences?

Wait until the DVD is released. Find a foreign language release (Urdu works great for me), and watch that. This will help you enjoy the story more, as you won't hear all the stupid things they say, and you can fill the holes with your own imagination, that is guaranteed to be better than the original.

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Review with spoilers - Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

There were some parts that I did like.

The choice of actor for the part of Rose was a bold one - she is an averagely nice girl, not a stunning beauty like Rey, yet they included her in the cast. This is something I applaud.

The character of DJ was an interesting one, a stuttering criminal, that acts like one, instead of a criminal with a heart of gold, like Han Solo was. Benicio del Toro is one of the cast members that can actually act, so it's an enjoyable part of the movie.

For future readers: I don't have the film on DVD, I only remember what I've seen on the screen on the premiere week, and what I've read on the WikiPedia about the story. There might be some points I don't remember correctly.

Plot points of interests

The First Order: Even though in the previous film they lost everything - their planet was destroyed, their soldiers killed, their fleet beaten -, this doesn't matter, as they mustered a bigger army in a couple of hours, and in the matter of a day, they destroy the whole Resistance, only a handful members remain alive, aboard the escaping Millenium Falcon, if they can break through the blockade around the planet.

The Resistance: Even though in the previous film they looked to be a formidable force, they are now a bunch of fugitives, and their leaders are stupid morons. They manage to run the whole operation into ground in a matter of a day.

The New Republic: Even though in the previous film they ruled the Galaxy, they are now defeated because they have lost their capital. As if every single planet in the Galaxy needed guideance from there. In those few hours (days?) since the fall of the Senate, every planet surrendered to the First Order. Or something like that. Luckily the same is not applied to the First Order, as after the destruction of the Starkiller base they seem to be stronger than before.

Changes to characters:

  • Luke wanted to murder Ben Solo in his sleep because he felt he will be a problematic student. Luke cut himself from the Force. He doesn't teach Rey in the ways of the Jedi. He also doesn't care about Chewbacca, there are practically no scenes they share. (Edit: Apparently, Mark Hamill is also upset with this version of the character, according to this video.)(Edit 2: As Angry Joe points out in his review, the main story in The Force Awakens was to gather the pieces of the map Luke has hidden, so they could find him. Luke in this film doesn't look like he is glad they finally got to him, nor does he expects visitors.)
  • Leia became a Jedi, she can levitate and she can survive in space without special equipment.
  • Yoda talks and acts like he is high on something. This might be a side effect of being dead for 30 years, though.
  • Rey constantly grows in power through the story. Her abilities manifest and get stronger, and her fighting abilities also get better, even without training. I fits with the philosophy of the kids nowadays to get everything for nothing, but it doesn't fit the original trilogy, where Luke had to train for that.

Characters killed:

  • Resistance: Every Resistance member is killed, except the main characters (Chewbacca, Finn, Leia, Poe, Rey), a new character (Rose, a technician girl), and a handful of others. Every surviving member can now fit on board of the Millenium Falcon. Luke decided to become one with the Force.
  • First Order: Snoke was killed by Kylo Ren. Phasma was killed by Finn.

Technology:

  • The First Order can track ships through hyperjump to jump after them immediately: Although the Empire was able to track ships (as seen in A New Hope), it looks like a new technology to the characters.
  • You can calibrate a hyperspace jump in a way that it destroys a target in the path of the jump: This raises the question why didn't they do this in previous films, or even in this film. The Resistance ships were destroyed one by one, all of those could have jumped into a Star Destroyer before being blown up.

New Jedi abilities:

  • Jedi can communicate with trans-galactic telepathy: This could have been put to good use earlier, especially in the Clone Wars.
  • Force Ghosts can create lightning: It raises the question, why doesn't Force Ghosts take a more active part in the Rebellion.
  • Jedi can project a doppelganger of themselves trans-galactically, that other Jedi can't see through

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Stupid elements thoughout the story:

  • Poe mocking Hux, while sitting in a lone X-Wing, against a Star Destroyer: A single shot from the Star Destroyer could kill him. It's not a wise thing to do, especially as he is on a mission.
  • The Star Destoyer's turrets get blown up by Poe easily - what about its shield? Was it switched off? Why don't they target Poe while he was just hovering, and shoot him with a missile?
  • Poe's fighter gets shot, but BB-8 repairs the ship through some comical effects, with dramatic timing.
  • Leia orders Poe to disengage, but he refuses, as he wants to defeat the Star Destroyer - even though it's clearly beyond his ability. Then several bombers and further Resistance fighters show up. It's okay that one man resuses the command, but what about the bombers? All of the pilots decided to disgregard a direct order?
  • Kylo gets his helmet off, and that would be okay. But he remains without a helmet even when flying his TIE Fighter.
  • When the First Order forces catch up to them after a hyperspace jump, the Resistance leaders quickly decide their enemies must have a hyperspace tracker, and act accordingly, leading to the destruction of their entire fleet. All of this on a hunch, because they have no evidence. Although it is possible that Leia, being a Jedi could sense the tracker, but then she could have just stated this.
  • Although the First Order pursues them, they do not block their communication (they can phone Maz Kanata), nor do they block their way out (Finn and Rose is able to leave easily). Why do they let these?
  • Yoda telling Luke that mistakes help you to improve. Actually, it's the successes that help, as failing doesn't help you get better. He - and Luke - should know that already.
  • Rose and Finn, the two most inexperienced members are sent on the most crucial mission to find a slicer, and they fail miserably. They can't even park their spaceship right, not to mention trying to get into the casino in those out of place clothes. Even this would be okay, and in character, but they should have received advice on how to do this right by more experienced members. BB-8, who accompanies them, was on undercover missions with Poe, even he could have helped them.
  • Rose lets out domesticated animals in a jungle and consider that success (although it can be her character is just this stupid). It's pretty likely they will die due to predators or just die of starvation in a couple of days. (Edit: Reading further (Wookiepedia: Cantonica), I found out that's actually an arid desert planet, with an artificial garden surrounding the casino. Rose should have noticed this while landing.)
  • The viewer is lead to believe that the people in the casino were arms dealers, selling ships to the First Order and the Resistance, as if both forces would need this. If their forces would be bought, instead of being manufactured, both sides would feature several different designs of spaceships, instead of their usual uniform X-Wings / TIE-Fighters.
  • During her stay at Luke's place, Rey destroys several things, but doesn't seem to help rebuild them. This looks cold and careless to me, no wonder the natives start to dislike her.
  • Chewbacca brought livestock on the Falcon (presumably for food), but the fact that he lets the porg run around the Falcon is just stupid.
  • While a small thing, this bothers me: Yoda says "The greatest teacher, failure is.". Interestingly, every single part of this sentence is wrong, even beside the grammar. ( Rachael Rettner (from Live Science): We Learn More from Success than Failure: Article about learning. ) It just shows to me that Yoda is stupid. Or the script writer is. Because this "failing at everything" seems to be the theme of the film, and I suppose it will lead to them to learn ... things?
  • Snoke looked like a competent Jedi, and he was surrounded by bodyguards. How come neither he, nor the bodyguards noticed Kylo Ren started to move the lightsaber beside Snoke, and cut him in half? Why does Snoke appear in person at all on the Star Destroyer, when he stayed clear off the Starkiller base, to avoid the fate of Palpatine? Even though the new Star Wars canon allows Jedi sliced in half to continue their adventures (see Darth Maul, in Rebels).
  • When Snoke gets killed, only the six bodyguard starts to attack Rey and Kylo - why do they restrain themselves? They don't want others to get involved?
  • After the battle against Snoke's bodyguards, only Rey is left standing - Snoke is cut in half, Kylo Ren is unconscious -, and she choses to escape. She could have either stayed, and take command with her Jedi abilities, or she could have brough Kylo Ren (or even Snoke) with her to the Resistance.
  • Her getting out of the Star Destroyer is also strange, as there should be security, and there must be some kind of clearance for a spaceship to be able to launch (as seen in The Force Awakens), but she might be able to do this due to her immense Force abilities.
  • Finn and Rose get caught by First Order troopers, and instead of just executing them, they put on a fancy show with light-axes, and this - of course - helps them to escape. Then, when they get free, Phasma drops her blaster so Finn would be able to fight her equally? And then Finn beats Phasma, as stormtrooper armour is useless.
  • When the Resistance ship hyperjumps into the Star Destroyer, everyone is surprised. If this is possible, there were most likely similar cases in the past, and there must be some doctrines how to defend against it, or at least how to minimise damage.
  • When Finn's ship crashes into the Resistance base during the First Order assault, the Resistance soldiers don't open fire on the opening doors like they should, they politely wait for introductions.
  • During the salt-speeder assault Rose rams Finn's speeder - to save him? That crash could kill them both. Is she tries to kill him to prevent him commiting a heroic suicide? How stupid is Rose, anyway?
  • Finn and Rose are the sole survivors of the salt-speeder assault - they caused no casualty in the First Order, how did they just walk up to the base? Why did the First Order let them, instead of just blowing them up with a couple of shots?
  • The surviving Resistance members board the Millenium Falcon, and start to escape, and the movie ends. It's pretty likely the end of their story, as the First Order blockade will probably catch them with their tractor beams.
  • In the last scene we see a kid with Force telekinesis. He is so lazy that he uses the Force to casually grab a broom that is just a couple of inches away. It makes the use of Force cheap, especially as the kid obviously was not taught in the ways of the Force. Luke struggled to do this in The Empire Strikes Back, and he was taught by Kenobi previously.

Attempts at humour:

The humorous elements in the original trilogy were based on the technical problems of the Millenium Falcon, or the complaints or out of place comments made by Threepio. I never felt they tried to force a laugh on me.

  • When Poe is mocking Hux, it's an attempt at humour, and it could be funny in a humorous film. For example, it wouldn't be out of place in Spaceballs. (Edit: This joke would fit into a 1930s Flash Gordon story, and that was part of the basis of Star Wars, but Star Wars never went into slapstick up until now.)
  • When Finn awakens in the medical facility, he gets out without anyone noticing, while leaking water. It is just dumb.
  • When Luke gets his lightsaber back, and throws it away is in itself a great scene, well acted, it just doesn't fit the character. Otherwise, it would have been a good addition.
  • When Rey searches for the lightsaber,, there is a porg looking into the hilt, while another starts to poke the switch button. I find this a good scene, and I love how they restricted themselves from moving further, and igniting the lightsaber for comic effect.
  • When Chewbacca is roasting one of the porgs, and they watch, it's a good scene, reminescent of The Animals of Farthing Wood TV series episode, where Mr. Pheasant goes looking for his wife, and finds here roasted and stuffed. It was a nice scene. (The Animals of Farthing Wood S01E04 False Haven)
  • While Rey stayed at Luke's place, she destroyed the property of the caretakers several times, for comical effect. This felt cheap for me, especially as it also showed how careless she is, and also how Luke doesn't care about the wellbeing of his caretakers.
  • BB-8 gets a box as a disguise - this might get a quick chuckle, but they reference it so often, it gets boring. Show this us once, and be content with it.
  • A metallic triangle shape closes to the camera, while the ominous Darth Vader theme plays from the A New Hope. Then they reveal it's a First Order ironing machine. (Edit: As Rian Johnson, the writer/director stated in this interview, this is supposed to be a reference to Hardware Wars, a Star Wars parody from 1978. The problem is that any kind of outside reference breaks the immersion of the viewer, so it's no recommended, not to mention how forced - and week - was this joke.)
  • The porg had numerous scenes with attempt at humour, with various success.
  • In the salt-speeder scene they use old speeders, and during take-off, Poe's foot falls through a hole in the chassis. It's fine, shows these are old vehicles, without maintenance.
  • Luke mocking Kylo after the barrage is also a good scene, and it might be justified.

Possibilities of improvement

A fan-edit might improve it, but even if you cut parts and rearrange shots, I feel there still won't be a story worth telling.

  • Cutting the Poe mocks Hux scene: It just adds to the stupidity of the story.
  • Cutting the leaking Finn scene
  • Cutting the casino scenes: As the whole plot was pointless, it might be left out without any change to the story. Also, while at it, cut the Maz Kanata scene, no matter how cool that was.
  • Cutting the shirtless Kylo Ren shots. I'm somewhat undecided on this. While the shirtless shot is unnecessary, and I don't feel it would add to the character, but seeing Rey getting uneasy due to his naked body is a good moment.
  • Cutting the Rey on the island scenes: No matter how visually pleasing is to see Rey, those practice scenes were mostly pointless, even the one in the cave.
  • Catting the ironing machine shot
  • Cutting Phasma: After her demise in The Force Awakens, it was utterly pointless to bring her back, just to kill her immediately again. Unfortunately she is in several key scenes.
  • Cutting the porgs on the Falcon shots
  • Cutting the Falcon in the crystal cave scenes: The whole scene is stuffed into the walker battle, and it destoys the tension of that. Also, it's just a copy of the "Falcon in the Death Star 2" scenes, so it's redundant anyway.

I feel that the writer, Rian Johnson has a vision of his intentions, he just can't communicate them good enough. So a few additional details about the state of the galaxy, the New Republic, the Imperial Remnants, the missing X-Wing pilots, just a few sentences here and there could improve this film immensely. My answers come from the Visual Dictonary, a supplemental book.

  • Why are the Resistance members on the run, even though they were victorious in the previous movie? Because in the meantime, the whole galaxy surrendered to the First Order.
  • Where are the friends of Poe? They are on a mission.
  • Why is the First Order obsessed with destroying the Resistance fleet? Because they are the only opposing fleet left in the galaxy, as the New Republic totally disarmed itself.
  • How come Leia doesn't use her Force powers? If she doesn't have any other powers besides space survival and flying, it should be also told.
  • Was that Rey who stole the Jedi texts from Luke? I'm sure it was not emphasized, and if it is so, why did she do it?
  • Who is that green dwarf who sets the Jedi tree on fire with a lightning? It's Yoda, former master of Luke. He is a ghost at the moment.
  • What prevents Yoda from using Force lightning in Force ghost form? There must be some restriction to his power.
  • Who was the one that killed Snoke? According to the WookiePedia, it was Kylo, but the film is not clear on this, even though it would be a focal element.
  • Why are the First Order officers so surprised when the cruiser rams them during the hyperspace jump, even though the technology to do that was available for a few thousand years and it was either used as often as possible so there should be defensive measures for that? Because ... reasons.
  • Why does Luke join with the Force? According to WookiePedia, he was fatally weakened by the Force projection (to achieve practically nothing). He could have told someone about the twin suns too, becaused I missed those.

How it could have been better?

A better script, written by someone with a better logical aptitude, could have made this movie great, because I think otherwise the crew was competent. Even though the cast was a little bit wooden, they were not bad.

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Appendix: In defense of the movie

What reviews get wrong

In the past few weeks I've heard and read many-many reviews, and many of them are extremely negative. Although I can relate to their frustration, there are lots of things that are misunderstood. I try to shed light to some of them:

"The Last Jedi is a feminist movie!" - No, it is not. Feminism is about the equality of sexes. In The Last Jedi the female characters are clearly superior, so what you are thinking of is "female supremacy". But the movie is only "female supremacist" in a sense that every male is highly incompetent, not that the females are powerful role models. This reminds me of Brazilian soap operas, where the male characters are there to move the conflicts forward, while the females are there to solve those problems, thus making the female viewers more contented, as it reinforced their feelings towards the competency of men.

"The bombs are falling down, even though there is no gravity in space!" - Sure, there is. Otherwise the Moon would not orbit the Earth. Most people think of weightlessness seen in movies set on orbital stations or rockets. Those people are actually free-falling constantly, while missing the Earth. It's a clever thing, and needs a lot of engineering to achieve.

"That Asian bomber girl should suffocate because she is in space!" - We don't know much about the space in the Star Wars universe, but it looks like it has an atmosphere. The starfighters move as if they are moving against resistance, Han Solo only needed a mask when he left the Falcon, and the hangars are open to space. So you could assume there might be air. And even if there won't, there might be a forcefield or some techno-magic to protect the humans inside.

"When the spaceships reach max velocity in the slow-mo chase, they don't need to burn any more fuel, because they are in space!" - About the vacuum of space, I'd like to refer to the previous point. So there might be a resistant atmosphere that slows down the ship. However, if they are indeed in vacuum, there is no maximum velocity, so both sides are constantly accelerating, with the same speed.

"It's a plothole that Leia can survive being hit by a missile, and get hurled into space by her Force powers! We were never shown she had those!" - It's not a plothole, it's just stupid storytelling. Marcia Lucas wouldn't have let that shot survive without foreshadowing.

"It's a plothole that a stupid bitch like Admiral Purplehair gets to command the Resistance fleet!" - Do not forget that Star Wars has a backward society, with nobles ruling the planets. If she is royalty, it doesn't matter how stupid she is, she could get promoted.

"It's a plothole that Kylo Ren didn't realise Luke has the same blue lightsaber that was destroyed an hour earlier!" - I don't think Kylo had that much time to analyse that lightsaber, and while we were only shown a couple of them in the original trilogy, there could be many blue lightsabers out there.

"We didn't get to know anything about Snoke! It's a mistake!" - While I agree that Snoke could have received more attention, I just write this off, as it's constistent with the lack of imagination and use of the SW IP in this movie.

What the defenders of the movie get wrong

The company tries to defend the movie, and tries to disgrace everyone who attacks it.

"It's male schauvinists that hate the movie, because there are female characters in it!" - No, people hate the movie because they are disappointed by how bad this film is. If every female character were male, it wouldn't make any difference in the plot.

"People complain because they didn't get more info on Rey's parents. But this is okay, because we didn't get any more info on Luke's background too." - One of the problem with the Rey complaints is that people phrase them wrong. I think their real problem is not with the lack of lexical data, but with the lack of any kind of explanation, how come that Rey excels at everything, better than anyone we have ever seen in the franchise, without any kind of training. And that is what bugs people, even if they can't put these feelings into words.

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Appendix 2: Subverting expectations, as a source of enjoyment

I intend to write an own article about this (and I actually did, before it was lost due to a failure), but until then these few sentences should be enough.

I've been talking to many people and read many reviews about The Last Jedi, and a realisation came to me, that most people who loved this movie, emphasized the fact that they loved it because it twisted their expectations that was built up by knowing the previous movies and watching the trailer.

This idea was something new to me, and I think it's worth exploring more, as a source of enjoyment for your audience. Chuck Wendig has a The Last Jedi review, where he explains his feelings, and I think it's an interesting read if you'd like to understand how this works.

However, for this to work, you need to know the source material, so watch the original trilogy and the movie trailer, so you get the most out of this.

Resources - Subverting expectations

Chris Boland: The Last Jedi is Awful and the Excuses for it are Even Worse: Analysis video with spoiler.

John talks Star Wars: WHY THE LAST JEDI DIDN'T WORK: SET UPS WITHOUT PAY OFFS: Analysis video with spoilers.

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Resources - Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

IMDB: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017): Database article.

WikiPedia: Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Database article.

WookiePedia: Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi: Database article.

Rotten Tomatoes: Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Database article.

Metacritic: Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi 2017: Database article. 

Reviews

AEmovieguy Reviews: The Last Jedi 'ruined' Star Wars for me - Movie Review & Angry Rant | Fun Catharsis: Review video with spoilers. The guy doing the review understands movie theory better than the director of the film.

Angry Joe (from AngryJoeShow): The Last Jedi review videos. The video takes apart the whole story of The Last Jedi.

Anti-Trekker: Star Wars: the Last Jedi, destroys the Star Wars Mythos (Spoilers): Review video with spoilers. The beginning is somewhat slow, you could skip to 7:00 where it really starts.

Armoured Media: How Bad is: Star Wars the Last Jedi?: Review video, with spoilers.

Chuck Wendig (from Terrible Minds): The Last Jedi: A Mirror, Slowly Cracking: Review article, with spoilers. Finally someone who liked the movie, and has the vocabulary to explain his feelings.

CNET.com Staff: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' best and worst: Our global review: Review article. There might be spoilers in it.

James Raney on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Kevin Smith: THE LAST JEDI - KEVIN SMITH'S REVIEW: Review video with spoilers. There's no additional video besides the face of Kevin Smith, so you can listen to it as if it's a podcast.

KingEmperorPenguin: A Military Analysis of The Last Jedi (or why is everyone incompetent?): Video, analysing the military decisions in The Last Jedi.

Left Foot Media: Why the new Star Wars trilogy is dead, and how it could have been better *SPOILERS*: Review video with spoilers.

Left Foot Media: 6 Things that fans of The Last Jedi are getting wrong: Analysis video with spoilers.

Matt Zoller Seitz (from RogerEbert.com): Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Review article. There might be spoilers in it.

Red Letter Media: Half in the Bag: The Last Last Jedi Review: Review video with spoilers. It's mostly bashing the film, but has some good points.

the video on YouTube

Shadiversity: Star Wars is DEAD and The Last Jedi killed it!: Review video with spoilers.

Talk Nerdy With Me: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rant...do or do not, see for yourself: Review video with spoilers. Watching this girl talk about The Last Jedi is a more enjoyable experience than watching the movie itself.

That Movie Chick: Star Wars The Last Jedi Spoilery Discussion/Review - That Movie Chick: Review video with spoilers. A good analysis of the film.

The Dishonoured Wolf: The Last Jedi: The Worst Star Wars Movie Ever Made: Review video with spoilers.

Voxis Productions: Smack Talk: The Last Jedi Review: Review video with spoilers.

Thoughts

JM McNab (from Cracked): All Of Your Nagging 'Last Jedi' Questions, Answered: Article, with some good ideas.

Reviews - In Hungarian

Alec Cawthorne (from Amerikai Plán): Five contradictions in The Last Jedi (in Hungarian): Review article with spoilers, in Hungarian.

translated to English, by Google Translate

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