I'm just going to copy paste my thoughts on The Last Jedi here and see what you think. Just want to tell you that on certain subjects in the film I was being just polite to other members of DeviantArt, because I thought the Doppelganger idea was stupid. That there's a great problem that Rey is a nobody, because a hero needs to be special, almost an anomaly. In defence of the The Last Jedi, Hollywood movies in general haven’t been that great overall. Movies have been going downhill, especially in originality. The Last Jedi, in that aspect, isn’t that different. I can appreciate the attempt to renew and bring new ideas to the franchise as long as they’re good ideas. This film didn’t do that for me. Now lots of fans have been generalising the “haters”, some calling them fanatics and such, which personally I find arrogant. Some ways they try to defend the film don’t convince me. Let’s talk of the argument of why Snoke isn’t different than the Emperor. Both didn’t have a background story, when you compare the Original Trilogy to the Sequel Trilogy. I’ll tell you what’s different. First of all, the OT was the beginning of the story, now we’re near the end. Both were build up to be powerful mystery figures. But what do we learn of Snoke? Almost nothing. Fair enough, the Emperor didn’t have a backstory either, but he had a reputation. He was introduced by Tarkin who said that the Emperor dismantled the senate. Like Snoke, he’s an important character. At least, that’s how it appears. Vader was just phenomenal from the start and he was dubbed ‘the master of evil’ by Obi-Wan. That made me think that the Emperor was even more evil, that he was of a higher league. Cut to ESB and Vader has become more fearsome, yet he bows down as an obedient servant to the Emperor. Later we learn that he fears the Emperor and cannot defeat him alone. That just shows us how powerful he is. This pays off in ROTJ where we learn that Vader practically is a slave to the Emperor, that he has to obey him. The only way he could kill him is by sacrificing his own life. Cut back to Snoke. Now there’s a large gap to fill as 30 years have gone by and somehow Snoke got control over the first Order. That’s quite an impressive feat, though never explained. Yes, we can go back to the Emperor as it’s never explained how he got control over an Empire. But the OT lay down the foundation of the overall story. Plus Lucas intended to explain his backstory later in the prequels, hence why he started in the middle. Imo it was planned out well, though fair enough we had to wait a long time for the PT Now Snoke somehow seduced Ben Solo to the Dark Side, which could still be explained in Episode IX, though I have my doubts since J.J. has so much to cover. I think he’ll focus on what’s ahead, rather than fill in gaps that weren’t explained. Now there’s other questions concerning Snoke and I won’t bore you all with them, but as shown in TLJ he’s very strong in the Force, but gets killed by a trick performed by Kylo Ren. Some say his character was just a red herring. I just don’t know. This contradicts, imo, with how we see Snoke in TFA and TLJ. Now I’ll skip over the whole Canto Bight plot, which imo was mostly filler material. I’ll focus on Rey and Luke. Personally I thought it was weird that he stood proudly in his Jedi robes. Then he throws his father’s lightsaber away, which came off as a silly joke to me. The film was filled with silly jokes. Imo the funniest Star Wars film is ESB as the banter between Han and Leia was great and between Threepio and Chewie and later Threepio and Artoo. Anyway, I’m getting sidetracked. First Luke is dressed in his Jedi robes, then quickly changes his clothes and tells Rey he came to this planet to die and that it’s time for the Jedi to end. Then why dress as one? Luke was just acting grumpy, whiny, selfish. Just seemed out of character. The most frequent argument was that a lot can happen to a person in 30 years. But from turning from a hero to a coward? He gets struck by fear that Kylo will get seduced by the Dark Side and considers to kill him. Sorry, but from the young man, who thought his father could be redeemed to the more experienced Jedi Master who think Kylo is beyond saving. That’s a drastic change. Why not face Snoke? There could be reasons why he couldn’t, but again never explained. Why not ask help from his parents? No, he decides for himself to kill Ben. The whole scene with Yoda also made him look dumb and I thought that Yoda slapping Luke with his stick wasn’t funny. Now, unlike many fans I wasn’t bothered that Rey’s parents were nobodies. I can see that the writers felt a little stuck at this point, because if she were Han & Leia’s daughter or Luke’s that would have been predictable. I’m still wondering what that ship in TFA was all about. A canon source said that Rey’s parents died on Jakku, but somehow she’s still waiting for them. Did the ship crash? If so, why is she waiting for them? Anyway I can appreciate the idea that you don’t have to come from some special lineage to be strong in the Force. Now when it comes to Crait, I thought the whole doppelgänger idea was interesting as well, despite that many fans were bothered about this. They wanted Luke to have this really epic lightsaber battle. I can appreciate the idea that Luke was only stalling the First Order and sorta redeem himself for trying to kill his nephew or not make that same mistake again. However if he’s not physically there how did he hand over the golden dice to Leia and that kinda took some emotion away. The fact that he wasn’t really there for this bittersweet reunion. When it comes to the fight I thought Kylo came off as a child when he orders all AT-M6’s to fire at Luke. It’s like handing over a gun to a kid. When he finally confronts Luke I felt that Luke was antagonizing Kylo and Rian Johnson almost confirmed this, though contradicted himself. He wanted Luke to be younger to the age when he was about to kill Kylo to have maximum effect on him. Then why did he attack him with his blue lightsaber, which Kylo knew was broken. Surely, he realized something was off. I’ll admit that the shot of the binary sunset was beautiful. Still, I did think the film didn't do Luke’s character justice.