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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from TheHumanHydra in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I agree, it was like Poe was trying to channel Starlord. 
    The humour in ESB was subtle and unforced. This was pie in the face humour, not suitable for Star Wars. The reviews saying this is as good as ESB baffle me.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Caliber42 in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    My son's and I just came back from the cinema and we haven't stopped talking about it.
    We can't believe how bad the movie was. This movie makes the prequels look better...slightly.
    We disagreed with Force Awakens, my boys loved it, I hated it, we all loved Rogue One. But the Last Jedi is poorly paced and the humour is forced. The whole slow race of death is just...there is no words to describe it. 
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Arterial Spray in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    This, the whole slow moving caravan of death was just badly written.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Arterial Spray in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I agree, it was like Poe was trying to channel Starlord. 
    The humour in ESB was subtle and unforced. This was pie in the face humour, not suitable for Star Wars. The reviews saying this is as good as ESB baffle me.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from RedSkull in The Last Jedi - General Discussion [LOTS OF SPOILERS]   
    My son's and I just went and saw it.
    We all agree for us it is the worst of all the Star Wars movies. No trolling, not trying to be negative, it is just a bad movie. I'm incredibly disappointed.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Garrett Lowe in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    After this movie, Chewie needs an upgrade to PS9. 
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Kdubb in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    This, the whole slow moving caravan of death was just badly written.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from SirCormac in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I agree, it was like Poe was trying to channel Starlord. 
    The humour in ESB was subtle and unforced. This was pie in the face humour, not suitable for Star Wars. The reviews saying this is as good as ESB baffle me.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from madquest8 in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    After this movie, Chewie needs an upgrade to PS9. 
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from evanger in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    For me it was a mashup of ESB, ROTJ, Hunger Games and GOTG.
    It is just a bad film.
     
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Procastination in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    For me it was a mashup of ESB, ROTJ, Hunger Games and GOTG.
    It is just a bad film.
     
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from warmdown in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    After this movie, Chewie needs an upgrade to PS9. 
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from InquisitorM in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    My son's and I just came back from the cinema and we haven't stopped talking about it.
    We can't believe how bad the movie was. This movie makes the prequels look better...slightly.
    We disagreed with Force Awakens, my boys loved it, I hated it, we all loved Rogue One. But the Last Jedi is poorly paced and the humour is forced. The whole slow race of death is just...there is no words to describe it. 
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Ccwebb in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    After this movie, Chewie needs an upgrade to PS9. 
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Hobojebus in The Last Jedi - General Discussion [LOTS OF SPOILERS]   
    My son's and I just went and saw it.
    We all agree for us it is the worst of all the Star Wars movies. No trolling, not trying to be negative, it is just a bad movie. I'm incredibly disappointed.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from RampancyTW in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    For me it was a mashup of ESB, ROTJ, Hunger Games and GOTG.
    It is just a bad film.
     
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Wiredin in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I agree, it was like Poe was trying to channel Starlord. 
    The humour in ESB was subtle and unforced. This was pie in the face humour, not suitable for Star Wars. The reviews saying this is as good as ESB baffle me.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Dronevil in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    My son's and I just came back from the cinema and we haven't stopped talking about it.
    We can't believe how bad the movie was. This movie makes the prequels look better...slightly.
    We disagreed with Force Awakens, my boys loved it, I hated it, we all loved Rogue One. But the Last Jedi is poorly paced and the humour is forced. The whole slow race of death is just...there is no words to describe it. 
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from IG88E in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    After this movie, Chewie needs an upgrade to PS9. 
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok got a reaction from Scopes in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    For me it was a mashup of ESB, ROTJ, Hunger Games and GOTG.
    It is just a bad film.
     
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok reacted to Procastination in Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun’s NO Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi   
    Controversial.
    I think that's far too much praise for a film that had very poor pacing and lacked a solid narrative. Pretty spot on assessment from @Azrapse for me.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok reacted to Azrapse in Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun’s NO Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi   
    Are you serious? I cannot go into spoilers, but if you are in this board I assume you know a thing or two of how space battles work in Star Wars. You know. There are big, slow things that shoot stuff, and then little, faster things that shoot stuff too, that are a threat to the bigger ones if not taken care of.
    Didn't you see anything wrong with that during the whole second act? Something that totally contradicted the fist act?
    The stunt you mention, that is a whole plot hole. Why didn't anyone else ever used that before if it was so effective? And don't come with "It would be too expensive". They could use just whatever they could get from a scrapyard.
    The new Jedi powers someone else mentions feel like the kind of timey whimey mumbo jumbo The Doctor would just hand wave in a sentence in a bad episode of Doctor Who to justify a rushed script. It totally feels like the writers said "We cannot make this work. Let's just make up some force power that solves this mess for us".
    The whole Canto Bight act was such an unnecessary gratuitous detour that basically led to a dead end. Then whatever they were trying to achieve there just pops in before them. As if the writers got bored with the whole situation going nowhere and decided to cut it short all of sudden. It reminded me to some pen-and-paper roleplay game sessions I had with some friends where, after hours of not achieving anything because of bad dice rolls or not getting the right idea, the narrator would just make our goal appear in front of us out of frustration.
    The Tatooine detour in The Phantom Menace is the closest thing I can compare it to, or Bespin in the Empire Strikes Back. But the consequences of those are so massive in the saga that you cannot really call them detours. Canto Bight felt like it was just something to fill up time and give some characters something to do.
    Do characters really develop? For every step they take forward, they take one or two backwards, ending in a state that was identical or almost indistinguishable from where they started, or even flatter!
    Did you learn anything from Rey other than she being the Mary Sue she was in TFA?
    Did Kylo evolve into something different by the end of the movie other than the same whiny emo he was in TFA?
    Was Poe anything else the whole movie other than a parody of himself, basically an adjective turned into a character?
    Did we learn more of Phasma? Of Snoke? Of Hux? Where they any different by the end of the movie than what they were at the beginning?
    Did we get to know that admiral so that we could care about her?
    Did Finn and the new female character achieve anything at all during the whole movie? Everything happened around them oblivious to their actions. The plot would have been exactly the same if these two characters had been absent during its entirety.
    The same with Leia, Chewie, R2-D2, C3-PO... Do these characters have any interaction with the main characters or the plot other than saying "Hey, we are still here". (And I am not forgetting Luke's change of mind. Something that sincerely could have happened for whatever other reason).
     
    Does this movie make Star Wars grow?
    I don't think so. All the opposite, it burns it to the ground. It takes everything George Lucas created and puts it ceremoniously on a bonfire and lets it go in the most unsatisfying and rushed way, while still manages to "plagiarize" it.
    While TFA was a remake of Star Wars, TLJ is the deconstruction of it. The flesh is ripped off the bones and consumed, leaving a skeleton of what it was, that is covered with a collage of "The Best of Star Wars" to hide how dead is inside.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok reacted to MacchuWA in Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun’s NO Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi   
    I'll try to be as non specific as possible.
    A lot of it was cinematic/storytelling stuff. The film felt muddled: The tone was off, with jokes only landing some of the time. There is one "joke" sequence with BB-8 about 3/4s if the way through the film that has the same feel as the 3PO/battle droid sequence in episode 2. It's not quite as slapsticky, but it's bad. They try to lampshade it by having the characters react as if it's kind of ridiculous, but that does not help at all, it really just highlights it.
    There was a tonne going on, story line wise as well, and not everything was really resolved - some things just seemed to peter out kind of meaninglessly. Entire sequences and side plots could have been removed or drastically cut to reduce what felt like a bloated run time. 
    Several characters were very badly used. I'm thinking of three in particular (some new, some returning) who were completely unsatisfying in the way in which they either entered/exited the story line, or were used within it. Specific character issues that previous movies left hanging were either not resolved at all, or resolved very unsatisfactorily
    As a Star Wars movie, it has it's own issues. A lot of the plot relies on previously completely unseen Jedi powers, and key sequences rely on displays of force abilities that the narrative has not earned or built up at all. There is a particular sequence with Rey that feels very out of place in a Star Wars movie.
    All in all, this is the first time in my life that I have walked out of  Star Wars movie with no desire to watch it again. I'm sure I will - when it comes out, I'll buy the Blu Ray. But as a kid I saw Episode1 in theatres four or five times. I saw all the subsequent movies at least twice at the cinema because I walked out feeling excited. I walked out of this one... Disappointed.
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok reacted to Azrapse in Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun’s NO Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi   
    Just came from watching it with my son.
    He spoke before I could even open my mouth "Is this even a Star Wars movie? It's more like Guardians of the Galaxy 2!".
    Yes. 
    In our opinion, the worst big screen Star Wars movie ever made. (We loved Rogue One, I disliked TFA, he didn´'t mind it)
    It straight away copies scenes and dialogues from previous movies. No even just Star Wars movies, no. You will be thinking "I have seen this before a thousand times" in several scenes. Because you have. 
    Empire Strikes Back? We saw it coming.
    Return of the Jedi? Entire scenes and lines.
    Even Independence Day, The Two Towers, and other movies.
    Probably the worst Star Wars space battle ever depicted on screen, and the longest. It contradicts everything we have ever been told of how space battles work in Star Wars. The lamest, silliest game of Armada you can imagine? Worse.
    If you thought that Han hypering in behind the shields of Starkiller Base was a forced retcon of how hyperspace worked, here you will see it taken much further towards the realm of cringe.
    All characters seem to have a multiple personality disorder, playing comically exaggerated parodies of themselves, then immediately switching to the opposite of themselves in the next scene, then back again.
    The humor doesn't know where to stop. Did you see those jokes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 that fell so flat that you felt almost bad for the characters?
    Here not only some jokes fall flat, but others feel so forced or so out of character or even out of "universe" that they become disturbing.
    The porgs, that have been pushed down our throats so much by the marketing, are not only overdone. They look like kind of sad little hand sock puppets that belong to a cheap 80s movie, not a multimillion franchise from 2017.
    There are so many things in this movie that go nowhere, or feel stitched in. The DJ character (and "his" ship) are both underwhelming and feel like a copy of another classic character of the saga.
    Leia is, most of the time, just around with nothing to do other than make us remember how much we will miss Carry Fisher since she won't be around in the next movie to do anything worth anything.
    There are two things that are cool with this movie: a certain lightsaber fight, and Mark Hamill.
    The rest is so forgettable that I doubt anyone will remember this movie when they'll think on Star Wars in the future.

     
     
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    Kentucky Fried Ewok reacted to Darth Ruin in Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun’s NO Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi   
    Rogue One: Competent and realistic Imperial and Rebel military forces fight high-stakes game of desperate space/ground combat.
    TLJ/TFA: Incompetent and utterly amateurish military forces (on both sides) blunder from disaster to disaster in a series of increasingly improbable scenarios.  
    Great saber fight scene in the middle, though.  
     
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