The Last Jedi Spoiler Thread

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WARNING! This thread contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you have not yet seen the movie, we strongly encourage you to turn around and return once you have.

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I just finished watching it. For now I'll just say that there were a few thinga that I didn't see coming. Thumbs up.
 

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Saw it last night and really liked it. I enjoyed how many of the plans of the main characters failed, and they had to learn from them and adapt. Also the cruiser hyperjumping through the mega-Star destroyer and cutting it in half was one of the best shots I’ve seen in cinema in ages.
 
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I dont know whether i should go to a cinema to watch it, after what the majority of people wrote about part VII.
I expected that Rey is the daughter of Luke, no she isnt, that means there isnt any explanation for her abilities in VII, Luke was the son of Vader and he still needed lots of learning, not just start as Mary/Gary S(t)ue. Although i think i ll skip VII anyway.

I read a good review, and another one, which said ok, characters are great, but... he didnt expect hardness from SW, but according to him, space battles became a parody with foolish imperials, also the last third of the film became rather chaotic.
 

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You don’t have to be a child of a Jedi to become a Jedi. Rey isn’t Luke’s daughter but she doesn’t need to be to be a force user. If you like Star Wars it’s definitely worth seeing in the cinema.
 

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BB8 was great. I lked the little side trip to the casino. I also liked that these spaceships now have limited resources, like fuel.
 
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Hi all can I go ahead with spoilers now that the movie is out? So there's that scene in The Last Jedi where Holdo jumps to hyperspace straight into Snoke's flagship, cuts it in half and also destroys about a dozen star destroyers, so I wondered if F=ma what would the force of that collision be? Actually although she went to light speed it looked to me more like an ordinary non-relativistic collision, like the ship was juts a big bowling ball. So there would obviously be relativistic effects since she's jumping to light speed, and that made be wonder if the destruction caused by the collision would be even greater than what is portrayed in the movie considering the radiation & whatnot that would be emitted. Maybe it would also wipe out the Resistance transports that she was trying to help escape? Like in this comedian's description of a baseball being pitched at 90% of the speed of light:


I think it's possible to estimate the size of that Resistance cruiser from the height of the windows and since it's roughly ellipsoidal, work out its semimajor & semiminor axes, and its mass assuming it's made out of steel or ceramic or whatever.
 
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You don’t have to be a child of a Jedi to become a Jedi. Rey isn’t Luke’s daughter but she doesn’t need to be to be a force user. If you like Star Wars it’s definitely worth seeing in the cinema.
But you need training to become a Jedi. Luke needed training. How Anakin destroyed the droid control ship, acceptable with a grain of salt. Rey knew much without any training.

I dont like every kind of Star Wars. Rogue One, ok imperials always fall for old tricks, but otherwise it was great, i liked how the sides were shaded, how it had a rather dark ending.

New ones... well im pretty sensitive to plotholes and self inconsistency.
Another bad review with spoilers, i think it fits here.
https://thomasdtaylor.wordpress.com/

Leia get back to ship, i think it was ok, if Force can pull objects, she can do it, space isnt an instakill even in reality.
But other parts with spoilers looks like really ridicolous.
 
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I just saw it last night. Sorry, but I thought it was terrible. I'm not sure if it's quite on the level of Phantom Menace terrible, but terrible.

*scrolls up the screen to re-read and make sure spoilers are OK in this thread*

-Turning first Snoke, then Rey's parents into throwaway characters after all the speculation about them was a huge letdown. Backstory? We don't need no stinking backstory!
-As a derivation of that, the fact that Rey's parents are inconsequential cements her status as a Mary Sue character. I had sincerely hoped that the movie would give a story that explains her use of advanced skills with no training. Apparently she can do so just because, well, she's Rey. Isn't that enough?
-The entire side-story with Finn and Rose was a giant waste of time that accomplished nothing for the story. The fact that John Boyega is so bad in the role didn't help.
-The worst part of all was the end. If Luke was going to die, the whole apparition thing was nonsense. He should have showed up in person and gone down in an epic final duel with Kylo Ren so the others could get away (shades of Obi-Wan). Then there could have been a poignant moment in IX where Poe (with due reverence and awe) pilots Luke's X-wing, which we see earlier in the movie and would be how he got to the base. The whole point of an apparition fake-out would be so he could live to fight another day. Instead he just keels over on his rock. Han Solo's death scene was a pivotal moment. Luke's is just boring.

Some smaller gripes:
-Way too much "cutesy" stuff
-Luke drinking milk straight out of a sea monster's udder. Was that really necessary?
-Bombs free-falling from the bomber to the Dreadnought. In space. 'Nuff said.

The only part of the movie I really enjoyed was the Rey/Ren duel with Snoke's guards. That was awesome. In fact the whole dichotomy between the two is very well-done. I think we're setting up for a wild final battle between the two which will hopefully redeem this movie somewhat.

Bottom line is I have no idea how anyone could compare this to Empire Strikes Back. ESB was a true work of cinematic art. Comparing this to it is like comparing stick figures to the Sistine Chapel.
 
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I saw the movie opening night and was disappointed. Lots of plot holes and A to B in ridiculous fashion. Some acting was suspect. Worst of the sequels by far.
 

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-Bombs free-falling from the bomber to the Dreadnought. In space. 'Nuff said.
Since they were in the vicinity of a planet, the bombs would still feel the gravitational pull from the planet. The bombs motion would be relative with the other spacecrafts' motion.
 
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Also the bomber craft had magic artificial gravity technology (like every spacecraft in Star Wars). Given that the bomber pilot fell down a ladder running through the bay, and knocked the control to fall down, it makes sense that the bombs would fall out the bottom of the craft when released.

But given that this is a film series that has historically never made much sense scientifically (dog fights in space, planet destroying lasers, hyperspace) you have to pretty much turn off your brain for a lot of it. Star Wars isn’t even internally consistent with its own rules, let alone reality. It’s much more concerned with consistency of style which is where half the entertainment is.
 

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Also the bomber craft had magic artificial gravity technology (like every spacecraft in Star Wars). Given that the bomber pilot fell down a ladder running through the bay, and knocked the control to fall down, it makes sense that the bombs would fall out the bottom of the craft when released.
That makes sense, as well. And once those bombs were given some velocity toward the dreadnought, they would continue on their path.
 

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I just saw it last night. Sorry, but I thought it was terrible. I'm not sure if it's quite on the level of Phantom Menace terrible, but terrible.

*scrolls up the screen to re-read and make sure spoilers are OK in this thread*

-Turning first Snoke, then Rey's parents into throwaway characters after all the speculation about them was a huge letdown. Backstory? We don't need no stinking backstory!
-As a derivation of that, the fact that Rey's parents are inconsequential cements her status as a Mary Sue character. I had sincerely hoped that the movie would give a story that explains her use of advanced skills with no training. Apparently she can do so just because, well, she's Rey. Isn't that enough?
I kind of liked what they did with Snoke and Rey's parents. Not every villain has to have a huge backstory. He was not the first Sith master to have his apprentice kill him and take his place. (It seems this would be a common occupational hazard for Sith masters). Rey's parents being nobodies, also makes some sense. New Jedi have to come from somewhere. If use of the force could not arise spontaneously within the population, how could the Jedi lasted? If it were a purely genetic thing, and the Jedi were taking the children which showed the most promise into an order where the members didn't form families or have children, then they would be slowly removing that trait from the gene pool. That is what is partly what Luke meant when he said that he was not the last Jedi; New Jedi could arise from anywhere. This is further underscored in the last scene when you see the young slave boy pull the broom handle to him with the force.
-The worst part of all was the end. If Luke was going to die, the whole apparition thing was nonsense. He should have showed up in person and gone down in an epic final duel with Kylo Ren so the others could get away (shades of Obi-Wan). Then there could have been a poignant moment in IX where Poe (with due reverence and awe) pilots Luke's X-wing, which we see earlier in the movie and would be how he got to the base. The whole point of an apparition fake-out would be so he could live to fight another day. Instead he just keels over on his rock. Han Solo's death scene was a pivotal moment. Luke's is just boring.
Right, and he would have been obliterated by that barrage of fire. So he would have bought them, what, 30 additional seconds? If you cut that barrage bit, people would wonder why Kylo wouldn't have used all that firepower available. Its not like he would have a sense of fair play to go down to meet him man to man. It was only when the barrage failed that he was forced to do so.
On a side note, they did give us a clue that something was not quite right with Luke in that scene. I caught it when Luke pulled out his light saber, and it was his original(A New Hope) version, the one that Rey took with her and was pulled into two pieces by Kylo and Rey. If he had really physically been there, he should have been carrying his "Return of the Jedi" version. (Which is the light saber they show him holding in the flashback scene of his confrontation with Ben.)
 
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Since they were in the vicinity of a planet, the bombs would still feel the gravitational pull from the planet. The bombs motion would be relative with the other spacecrafts' motion.
The bomber was moving across the surface of the Dreadnought at a fairly consistent distance. If the bombs did anything they should have kept moving in that direction. They instead moved perpendicular to the bomber's motion.

I understand that it's Star Wars and so you have to take it with a grain of salt but couldn't they at least have put thrusters on the back similar to proton torpedoes?

New Jedi have to come from somewhere. If use of the force could not arise spontaneously within the population, how could the Jedi lasted? If it were a purely genetic thing, and the Jedi were taking the children which showed the most promise into an order where the members didn't form families or have children, then they would be slowly removing that trait from the gene pool. That is what is partly what Luke meant when he said that he was not the last Jedi; New Jedi could arise from anywhere. This is further underscored in the last scene when you see the young slave boy pull the broom handle to him with the force.
If Jedi so skilled in the Force that they can be stronger than the greatest masters simply appear what was the point of training Jedi in the first place? Even Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One himself, required training. Rey has never received any training whatsoever and now it appears she never will (no one left to teach her).

Right, and he would have been obliterated by that barrage of fire. So he would have bought them, what, 30 additional seconds? If you cut that barrage bit, people would wonder why Kylo wouldn't have used all that firepower available. Its not like he would have a sense of fair play to go down to meet him man to man. It was only when the barrage failed that he was forced to do so.
We don't know Luke would have been obliterated. He's been in exile on an island for decades studying the ancient texts. He may have learned how to create a personal shield or even repel blasterfire (in ESB Vader easily blocked Han's blaster shots with his bare hand). Surviving the barrage forces Kylo Ren to fight man-to-man, which is exactly what happened. However, what's the point of fooling Ren with an apparition if he instead could have fought in person? The only reason that makes sense is as a means for Luke to achieve the mission (delaying Ren by appearing to sacrifice himself), but actually surviving to fight another day. Why use an apparition to avoid death at Ren's hands just to drop dead on a rock light-years away?
 

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I guess the ability to travel through other dimensions and tesseract was wasn't available in this universe. His only apparent spacecraft was submerged in seawater. It probably wasn't available. Even if it worked, probably wouldn't be able to get him there in time. So he projected an image of himself there, then fooled Kai Lo Ren and the First Order soldiers long enough so that everyone else could escape.
 
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Seriously? You put a plot spoiler in your thread title less than a week after the film was out?
Pardon? I havent linked my web site.
 
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I guess the ability to travel through other dimensions and tesseract was wasn't available in this universe. His only apparent spacecraft was submerged in seawater. It probably wasn't available. Even if it worked, probably wouldn't be able to get him there in time. So he projected an image of himself there, then fooled Kai Lo Ren and the First Order soldiers long enough so that everyone else could escape.
He was visited by Rey, so he could definitally left the planet, and join the fight.
If he wasnt interested in the battle between mock Empire, and that Resistance (I guess i have the same feeling), he could have went against the dark force users. Or help his sister...
No, they made him someone rather ignorant and useless who is only willing to fight through a psychic projection, then die because of overload.
 

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Pardon? I havent linked my web site.
Seems like two threads we’re merged. My post is from another we’re the OP put a spoiler in the title.
 
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I guess the ability to travel through other dimensions and tesseract was wasn't available in this universe. His only apparent spacecraft was submerged in seawater. It probably wasn't available. Even if it worked, probably wouldn't be able to get him there in time. So he projected an image of himself there, then fooled Kai Lo Ren and the First Order soldiers long enough so that everyone else could escape.
1. We don't know it was seawater. Maybe that island's in a big freshwater lake. It is an alien planet after all.
2. It was submerged on Dagobah, didn't stop him from flying off to Bespin
3. You'd think a Jedi Master could get his timing right.

Considering this is sci-fi there is no right answer. I'm just saying that to me TLJ felt more like a cartoon than a serious movie, especially when contrasted against a masterpiece like Empire Strikes Back. Admittedly that's part of the problem as well. As a stand-alone movie it's not that bad, in the same way Godfather Part III and Indiana Jones Part IV weren't terrible as stand-alones. It's the contrast against their predecessors that makes them seem so bad.
 

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At the end with the broom kid it shows anyone can be a jedi.
I thought that was corny. A lot of things were corny. Sometimes the movie just utilized the drama of the previous movies to intensify this movie.

I really felt like this new series of movies is very much like the original Luke Skywalker movies.
 

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We don't know Luke would have been obliterated. He's been in exile on an island for decades studying the ancient texts. He may have learned how to create a personal shield or even repel blasterfire (in ESB Vader easily blocked Han's blaster shots with his bare hand). Surviving the barrage forces Kylo Ren to fight man-to-man, which is exactly what happened. However, what's the point of fooling Ren with an apparition if he instead could have fought in person? The only reason that makes sense is as a means for Luke to achieve the mission (delaying Ren by appearing to sacrifice himself), but actually surviving to fight another day. Why use an apparition to avoid death at Ren's hands just to drop dead on a rock light-years away?
Deflecting the fire from one blaster and surviving that onslaught are two different things. If Luke had been able to raise his powers to that level, he would have been able to swat Kylo like a fly, and then go on to wipe out the entire New Order landing force single-handed. Why bother with just buying time.

I'm sorry, but if they'd had put Luke out there in reality to try to buy time, then I would be the one calling foul. That really would be "Jumping the Shark".
I even remember thinking while seeing him walk out there that it was about the stupidest plan ever. It wasn't until it was revealed that he wasn't really there that it actually made sense.
 

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