Ok.

I’ve now seen THE LAST JEDI three times .

I like it. It’s a good movie.

It’s a good Star Wars movie.

However…

First things first.

Spoilers obviously.

I’m not going to bitch about Leia Poppins.
I’m not going to cry about the missing origin of the easily dispatched Snoke.

I am however really sad about the missed opportunity to give Carrie Fisher a bad ass heroic end.

Who the Hell is Admiral Holdo to have such a heroic unearned death?

Nonsense.

That should have been Leia.

Holdo should have been on the Falcon at the end as the new Resistance Leader with Leia’s sacrifice fueling the spark that lights the fire that sells a bunch of Porg toys at Christmas or whatever that line was.

THAT was a pretty big sin in my opinion because Leia is now going to probably die in the opening crawl of episode 9.

“A Long time ago in a galaxy far far away . . . yadda yadda yoda. . . . . Leia died in her sleep . . . . yoda, yoda, yadda . . . .”

Again – I liked it. I liked it better than Rogue One. I know I’m in the minority but I did not care one iota about ANYONE in Rogue One. It was like watching kids play Battlefront on Twitch. The only thing I was really interested in was digital Peter Cushing. That was pretty dope. Digital Leia? Heavens no – should have never had her turn around. Could have just went out on her silhouette. I digress.

The OTHER missed chance in THE LAST JEDI? Luke. You’re not going to like this but I truly believe he should have gone full dark side.

He should have been the big bad.

The big reveal should have been in the throne room. Rather than just destroying Snoke, we should have learned that Luke WAS Snoke. Ala Force projection. Strike him down and he becomes more powerful than you can possibly imagine and what not.

You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain.

Then we’d be set up for episode 9 with Leia resolved, Holdo and the rebellion on the run from an evil Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren conflicted and Chewbacca making plans to set up a Porg rescue charity.

What do we have now?

Beats me. Good luck JJ.

Knowing the way these corporate types write this shit they’ll probably retcon the entire saga into something those stable kids made up playing with their straw action figures.

Blech.

Brian McKevitt

Brian McKevitt

The Artist Formerly Known as Calmixx; Brian Mckevitt

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