Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi *Here be spoilers!*
Something I've been thinking about since I saw the movie a second time? Does Rian Johnson hate the Force Awakens? I feel like he took a lot of stuff from that movie and either openly made fun of it or snuffed it out. Is it pretty consistent that people that liked TFA didn't like TLJ and vice versa?
Things I've noticed:
The Rey/Luke scene:
TFA - Treated like a huge deal/cliffhanger.
TLJ - Treated like a joke. Luke throws the lightsaber away and walks off.
TFA -This is the key. Why is it back after so long? How did it get here? Now that Luke has it, what will happen?!?
TLJ - Luke doesn't care about it. Ends up destroyed.
Kylo Ren's Costume:
TFA - "Here's your new Vader!"
TLJ - Treated like a joke. Snoke specifically says that the helmet and the costume is dumb, and it seems like Kylo did it on his own because he thought it looked cool. Kylo destroys the helmet and never wears it again.
TFA - A huge mystery. Maybe *the* mystery of the entire new trilogy.
TLJ - They were no one. Doesn't matter.
TFA - This character knows everything. Knows everyone. She holds all the secrets if you know how to ask.
TLJ - She doesn't have time for this movie. Get your deus ex machina somewhere else.
TFA - Here's your new Tarkin.
TLJ - Except he's a total idiot.
TFA - She's a badass. You'll see.
TLJ - Not really. Maybe dead?
TFA - This dude is the ultimate evil. Very mysterious. Fear him.
TLJ - Wears a dumb-looking gold robe. Cut in half. He doesn't matter.
TFA - Everyone loves Rey, and she's great at everything. Always rescues herself.
TLJ - Luke wants nothing to do with her. Suspects she might be evil. She struggles with her training. Has to be rescued by Kylo in the Throne Room.
Finn and Poe:
TFA - Finn is an insider with so much knowledge of the First Order. Can use that to take them down, and Poe is the only guy daring enough to help him do it.
TLJ - Finn's plan is ridiculous and doesn't work at all. Nearly gets everyone killed. Poe's plans are reckless and gets tons of people killed.
TFA - Star Wars is the best! Here's a reference! And another! Look, a bigger Death Star! The Millennium Falcon! Anakin's Lightsaber!
TLJ - "Let the past die. Kill it if you have to."