So yeah, I finally watched this… hum… it was rather meh, save a few scenes here and there… the lightspeed thing was a bit overhyped, but it was still nice.
In terms of plot it’s all over the place… too messy and too long for what it actually was. As many others have said, the casino subplot is completely unecessary and felt forced (and a bit too moralistic). The plot itself was actually fairly boring I thought, just some rebels trying to escape the bad-guys, losing even more numbers by the minute.
I did like the idea of both Luke and Kylo wanting to burn everything up and do a tabula rasa, but unfortunately they didn’t follow through with that… Kylo decides to be supreme leader, Rey decides to be a goodie-two-shoes and Luke decides the Jedi live-on with Rey… so they totally chickened out on that idea, and that was the most disappointing thing in the whole movie, cause we’re left were we started, status quo.
So what was the point of the movie again? =/
I would’ve prefered if they’d had the balls to upset the status quo (plus it would’ve justified a lot more the inclusion of del Toro’s character and that whole casino thing), but eh… Other than that, I’m trying to decide if I like it better than the previous one, but I don’t know… and I don’t really care tbh. I’m not a fan and neither of these two movies did anything to change that (nor Rogue One for that matter).
Oh one last thing, I do prefer these less flashy but more realistic combat scenes, rather than the ridiculous CGI-fests of the prequels. I was vastly disappointed in Luke/Kylo’s “confrontation”. Also… wtf’s up with puppet Yoda? looked bad, tbh. And wt super f is up with Driver’s upper body??? And last thing: The porgs or whatever they’re called were just a waste of time… well… product placement obviously, but still =/