I was 10 when Star Wars came out for the first time. As an engineer and nerd, I loved the original trilogy. I disliked the prequels.
If you disliked the concept of midichlorians, that Anakin was immaculately conceived, and that the Skywalker bloodline is the heir apparent to the Force throne than this movie helps to forget about that crap.
A lot of negativity I've seen is because it's been years since the original trilogy, and people have built into their minds fantasies of how things should have been, and it's not the case. They don't like that Luke is (still) a whiner. Or that other people have powers, etc.
Things to consider:
* Anakin was a whiner, Luke was a whiner, why are people complaining Ren is a whiner? It runs in the family.
* Luke received very little Jedi training and managed, why do people have a hard time with Ray having so little training?
* Luke ignored his teachers to leave his training early, and got his ass kicked by Vader. He then says he won't face Vader (the wimp), and then he deserts his team (like AWOl treason) on Endor, potentially putting them all in great danger, just so he can get his ass kicked by Palpatine (Oh, and the only reason he beat Vader in ROTJ is because he let fear and anger take over for a few seconds) - why are people surprised he went into seclusion?
* Kylo Ren did what "the chosen one" and Force immaculate conception child was never able to do, kill his master and take their position as ruler. How it happened was kind of garbage, but he did it.
The Last Jedi did a good job with what it was supposed to do, take the focus off the Skywalker bloodline, and some of the stupid ass stuff from the prequels, so that Disney can make more Star Wars movies.
I thought this movie was a colossal pile of shit. And I thought the prequels were as well (though the Darth Maul lightsaber battle vs Obi Wan and Qui Gon Jinn is the best of the series).
Midichlorians was an idiotic concept, horrible acting, writing, fake as fuck CGI. Hayden Christiansen was horrendous, etc.
I’ve read dozens of angry Last Jedi reviews, some of the complaints I could care less about, some I agree with.
More things I hate about the Last Jedi
Problem 1 - The Force is now a fucking super power, like a Marvel hero. No talk of mastery, a bullshit meditation scene instead of numerous scenes of the lure of the dark side, working with a lightsaber, training to even budge a rock. It’s literally a copy of the Marvel mentality. Fuck all that.
Problem 2 - Endless plot holes. You can now blast ships at light speed through other ships? The New Order (whatever there name is) can’t travel ahead of a fleeing fleet at
lightspeed and then stop them? There’s so many in this film.
Problem 3 - Poor character continuity. Luke is now considering killing his nephew in his sleep based on a glimmer of darkness in him, but tried to save his father, the most nefarious man around because he had a glimmer of light? Basically all of Luke’s behavior. Tossing away the lightsaber.....
Problem 4 - Numerous rip-offs from Empire Strikes Back. The dumb scene in the seaweed asshole was straight from Empire. The At-At’s in Hoth vs the At-Ats on the Salt Planet, complete with trenches. Rey leaving her training because she sensed good in Kylo.
Problem 5 - Lack of character development. Snoke killed with zero explanation of his back story. No knights of ren, zero interaction of Finn and Rey. When Luke hears of Han dying, what do they do? Cutaway to another scene.
Problem 6 - Dumb ass shit. The pointless sideplot of Finn and Rose. Luke drinking space walrus milk. Yoda lightning bolting a tree from beyond the grave. Leia flying around in outer space. The resistance plan is to hide behind a big door and do nothing?
Problem 7- Useless and distracting CGI. Did snoke need to be cg? That whole casino planet was fake as fuck, as was much of this movie.
What a hideous money grab. Fuck Disney, fuck all future Star Wars installments that they make, fuck Rian Johnson for making this dog shit film.