Surprised to see there wasn’t a spoiler thread for SW TROS already. I’m not a hardcore fan of the series but I’ve seen every episode and was lucky to see the premiere the other night. Here are my thoughts and comments.
・Some good action sequences, especially the one where Rey and Kylo fight on the Death Star wreckage.
・Han Solo returns as a vision to help Kylo become Ben again.
・Opening screen crawl starts by suddenly announcing the existence of Palpatine with no reasoning, and it’s never explained throughout the movie.
・Leia is training Rey in the art of lightsaber who herself was trained by Luke, which was shown in less than 15 seconds of flashback.
・Really thin plot line which is basically go find a device to find another device that will lead you to big boss Palpatine.
・No Anakin except as voice of Jedi past. (And I only found out because he was listed in the credits.)
・They made Hamill wear a cheap wig to make ghost Luke look like fat Jesus
・Palpatine and Rey are just too powerful. Palpatine can down ships in the sky through force lightening and Rey can resurrect a dead Ben who she killed herself.
・She’s Rey Skywalker at the end. Really?
The Downright Ugly
・Rey is Palpatine’s granddaughter? What?
・Palpatine effectively kills himself because he doesn’t know when to stop shooting lightening when it’s being reflected back at him by Rey.
・Ben and Rey kiss when he gives up his life to save hers and it’s every bit cringe-worthy as it sounds.
・It turns out Anakin wasn’t the chosen one and the first two trilogies were lies.
Overall score and comment
For those expecting a satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga, be forewarned, it’s a trap!