I was very uncomfortable when I walked out of The Last Jedi. It wasn’t the movie I wanted at all. None of the stuff I was looking forward to had happened. And I couldn’t wrap my head around the stuff that had.
Thanks in large part to my understanding partner I was able to go see it again, free of expectation, the next night. I liked it a lot more, and some of the ideas and sequences are some of the best ever in Star Wars. I take issue with some stuff, but I can say I’m already planning to see it again.
After two viewings, here are my thoughts.