|Directed by||:||Rian Johnson||Produced by||:||Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman||Written by||:||Rian Johnson||Starring||:||Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac||Production company||:||Lucasfilm Ltd.||Country||:||United States|
The overwhelmingly positive response to Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a massively underwhelmed Chris Smith questioning his place in the galaxy far, far away. Spoilers await, so you’ve been warned, but we really do need to talk about THAT ending…
I didn’t enjoy Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It didn’t resonate with me on an emotional level, it didn’t make me laugh and it wasn’t the white-knuckle adrenaline rush I’d anticipated. I left the midnight showing this week feeling nothing. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t like it. Am I dead inside?
Given the gushing reviews and audience response I read after my screening, I know I’m in the minority. I’m really not trying to be contrary either; I adored The Force Awakens and Rogue One and I’m just really bummed out about this. I’ve searched my feelings; I know it to be true. Surely I’m not alone on this deserted island?
Perhaps a few of you can lead me towards the light? Here are five things I’m struggling with right now.