I never said it killed it for me, just that I thought it s*cked for the most part and the story and characters ruined what should have been a great movie. I blame mostly the director for being hired off one prominent movie (Looper). If you like it then good for you. Seems like you’re really stretching to defend the movie, all your explanations seem more far fetched as reasonings than the actual movie plot devices…don’t worry I found myself doing it a lot too for Force Awakens, but I actually thought that was a good enough movie if not unoriginal and a few plot hole, Last Jedi was full of messy overdone plot devices that lead nowhere and characters that got eliminated after a promising build.
Why wouldn’t Holdo just say “we’re planning on evacuating” instead of staying silent for NO REASON other than to advance the plot and get to say “oh boy oh boy he really is a flyboy just like han sol…I mean brash young man!”. We get it, you want him to be like Han Solo, you don’t need to whack us over the head with it. Simply saying 5 words could have avoided all the drama for no reason with the crew trying to overthrow them? I think it’s a bit far fetched to say to was because they were trying to teach him a lesson. If he’s that important to teach a lesson in the first place, JUST TELL THEM AND THE CREW. Glad you touched on Finn doing his own thing that amounted to nothing anyway, but we did get that whole Casino plot point so…yay? That whole 30 minutes ranks with trade disputes from Phantom Menance.
So you’re defending a bad plot point by saying “others were bad too”. The whole “can’t chase them down” plot was far, far worse than any of the others offered. Millenium Falcon needing to be repaired is believable, Storm Troopers not being able to shoot Han was believable, having the First order not use any other Tie Fighter or small ship to easily wipe them out was not. There’s a difference between small potential plot holes like Storm Troopers not having amazing accuracy and an entire movie based around a brain fart.
Say that they were flying crop dusters towards imperial walkers with a straight face? Not only did they fly them but somehow evaded them for the most part. Well yes I agree, Finn could have learnt all his flying skills at the Storm Trooper skiing christmas retreat, you’re right. See ivan’s response for the humor. Difference is one is sly, smart humor or wisecracks, the other is Disney style humor. Phantom Menance had a lot of great 12 year old humor so I’m happy your kid can enjoy that one.
I can’t read your whole Rose explanation without a straight face. Rose was without doubt the worst parts of the movie, her character was dull and her interactions with Finn were boring. And yes, MOST people liked Phantom Menace in the first month, there’s heaps of stuff on youtube. They did a reaction after the premiere and 17 of 19 people liked it.