Ask any Star Wars fan and they’ll tell you: The Last Jedi wasn’t as good as The Force Awakens. Well, it appears not just Star Wars fans were left feeling dissatisfied with the second installment of the latest film trilogy. John Boyega has come out saying he wasn’t too happy with the film himself.
“The Force Awakens I think was the beginning of something quite solid, The Last Jedi if I’m being honest I’d say that was feeling a bit iffy for me. I didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that and that’s something that I spoke to Mark [Hamill] a lot about and we had conversations about it. And it was hard for all of us, because we were separated.”
Mark Hamill has made it clear from the beginning that while he respects Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, he was very much opposed to the way Luke Skywalker’s character was handled.
Boyega, on the other hand, feels like The Last Jedi was a missed opportunity to build the trio bond of Finn, Rey, and Poe. “I guess the original Star Wars films there was much more of a trio feel where it was essentially about Luke’s journey,” he said. “But Han and Leia there was a strong dynamic, which I think, I don’t know how quickly we’re going to be able to establish that longterm dynamic with Nine. But if it’s exploring that dynamic, then that would be cool.” Instead of bonding with Poe and Rey, Boyega’s character, Finn, was sent off on a side-story mission with the equally-polarizing character Rose.
The original Star Wars trilogy had more trio-bonding-time in the first installment than this last trilogy. But, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has shown Rey, Poe, and Finn and a well-bonded group of three space-amigos. While it is uncertain how well Abrams can rush this level of character development, there is no doubt that most fans will go with it.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres everywhere December 20.
What did you think of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Are you optimistic for this last film? How do you think the dynamic will be between Rey, Poe, and Finn? Let us know in the comments!