Just curious what you all think. I keep seeing things written lately about the sequel trilogy and people writing about the last jedi and saying how it was doing something different with star wars and had masterful storytelling, a true hero’s story and was full of diversity, etc. But i dont know what they are referring to.
I didnt feel like the story was any better than the george lucas films story-wise, since they are all structured around joseph campbell’s the hero’s journey. The cast was the same in all 3 films and if anything, it seemed odd to completely change finn and rey’s relationship and suddenly make rose “the fangirl” a love interest of finn. The concept of the fangirl in the movie to begin with was super weird to me.
Diversity-wise, past characters like Lando and Cassian seemed more layered as a character and Chirrut and Baze overall seemed more heroic to me than characters like Finn and Rose. Their stories just seemed too inconsistent to follow what was going on with them.
Snoke seemed like a useless villain that had been pumped up to be something amazing yet was easily defeated. His guards seemed more skilled, more powerful and more interesting than he did.
Im just really confused what i am missing that was so great about that movie. I didnt dislike it as a movie, i thought it was pretty amazing visually, but it just seemed like some super cool high concept visuals that were pieced together to make a movie. The movie itself didnt make any sense to the overall storyline in my opinion. But im curious why so many feel like it was this big amazing story and so diverse and so heroic.
Im totally open to watching it again if i can understand better where these things come into play in the movie because i feel like maybe i am missing something. Can anyone point me to what i am missing?