I gave this Last Jedi to breathe because talking about Star Wars without treading on spoiler territory is impossible. If you haven’t seen it yet, I imagine you just survived a brutal kidnapping and I commend your daring escape. Now, onto the film: The Last Jedi is a firework that never went off. My conversations with folks about the film over the holidays, always dealt with the woulda-coulda-shouldas. So I’ve decided to take that angle while talking about the film despite how it might come off.
Disney and Marvel are known for the heavy strings attached to their products… I mean films. So I commend any attempts at original ideas in a creative universe that is limited. It’s possible that the team behind the film wanted some of the following things to happen but had their wrists slapped back by higher ups who had a different vision for their franchise. Make no mistake, I don’t think I could have done better, but I’m capable of spotting lost potential in a script and offering constructive criticism. Because of this, it’s worthwhile to see the film before reading. So here are my notes