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Disappointed, I was, with Star Wars: The Last JediThere is no doubt that this episode by Lucasfilm was overhyped by fans. After waiting for two years following the prequel trilogy Star Wars: The Force Awakens, many fans of the franchise were gripping tightly onto their seats, waiting the fall of the Skywalker in cinemas. I was one of them. However, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed when I left the cinemas after the screening. The Last Jedi began with its signature opening crawl, explaining the plot of the eighth episode and then continued on with Poe Dameron, starred by Oscar Isaac, on his Resistance X-Wing together with BB-8 as they fight the Galactic Republic. Watching that opening scene made me relive my memories of Obi Wan and Anakin, together with the help of R2D2, fought the buzz droids of the Republic in the Revenge of The Sith.As the Resistance evacuate their base when the First Order arrived and attacked them, Poe Dameron tries to counterattack the Republic, and the entire movie revolved around a space chase between the Republic and Resistance. While General Leia Organa, starred by late Carrie Fisher was on a run to save the last of their kind, Rey (Daisy Ridley) was on a hunt to look for Luke Skywalker. At the end of The Force Awakens, we saw the sneak peek of Luke Skywalker being on an island of isolation, far from the Force. This episode reveals the reason as to why Luke left, although it took a drastic turn on Luke’s character. The Luke Skywalker that we know had an optimistic character and was wise. However, The Last Jedi made Luke tempted to kill his own nephew just because he saw a little hope that Ben Solo might turn to the dark side. This change of character was also not approved of Mark Hamill as he said that this version of Luke Skywalker, being “in a very, very dark place” was not how he envisioned Luke to be. Rey finally received a training, if you could even call it one, and then Luke gave up because he was afraid since he saw the same strength in Ben Solo (Kylo Ren) which later then turned to the dark side. Rey then left the island without the help of Luke and tried to find her way back to the Resistance together with Finn, who heroically came to save Rey. The film took the famous phrase of “may the force be with you” a little too literal, with its inconsistent usage. It did not make that much sense to me that the ghost of Yoda could alter reality by striking a lightning to a tree. It did not sit well with me that Rey could lift up huge rocks at the end of the film, when it took the other Jedi such a long time to even make use of their force. Throughout the entire film, there were still unanswered questions. Who was Snoke? Who were Rey’s parents? I was hoping to receive the answer in this episode, after watching The Force Awakens, and after the scene where Rey reached out to the darkness to know who her parents were. Still, nothing. Admiral Gial Ackbar and his famous line of “It’s a trap!” died together with him unceremoniously, with only a single line to proclaim it. Snoke was killed with a single-handedly most disappointing kill ever. What was worst was the fact that the film lead me to think that Kylo Ren and Rey would join forces but they strayed with Kylo Ren being left in the dark side and Rey being the heroin, the last Jedi. Despite the things that I could point out that didn’t sit well with me, even a month after I watched the film, there were scenes that touched my heart, especially hearing the incoherent beeping of R2D2 and the witty responses of Leia. J.J. Abrams did mention that this trilogy was more for newer fans of the Star Wars franchise, and there is not much that could be done for old-souls like me who has watched the Star Wars episodes from the start. I would still recommend watching the film, even if it might leave you disappointed, but it’s all in good fun. For the experience that it left me, I would rate it 5/10.