Top Ten Biggest Problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi

So Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the eigth installment in the main Star Wars franchise, and unsuprisingly the worst too. Here are the top ten biggest problems with the film.
The Top Ten
1 Unneeded Love Sub-Plot

No one ever wanted to see Rose and Finn as a couple, and yet Disney thought it would be a fantastic idea to use half of the movie's time and develop this love story no one cared about. Instead we could have had more scenes explaining who Snoke is or scenes with the Knights of Ren.

To be fair, this totally sucked. Finn and Rose never built up to a romantic relationship throughout this sub-plot together, so the kiss towards the end felt completely forced (no pun intended). These two characters had absolutely no chemistry either, making their attempts to try and have a romantic kiss scene during the action-packed climax even more cringeworthy than they already were.

As for the rest of it, the thing they were assigned to do solves itself without their help. So what was the point of this?

I found this love sub-plot so disgusting and disturbing and I have a lot of reasons...

•Just one second after Rose meets Finn, she is already in love with him because of Finn's contribution in The Force Awakens. And then when Finn tries to escape, Rose zaps him because she doesn't want him to leave... because she is in love with him.

•They only met for a day and they just had one job, to find the master codebreaker in order to break the First Order's lightspeed. Along the way, they do stupid stuff like park in the middle of nowhere where they can be found by the guards, free space horses, etc. And yet, they kiss in the end of the movie.

•I know some of you may not notice this, but Rose is LITERALLY a kid (probably around the age of 16-17) and is in love with a fully grown man (Finn). That is the disturbing thing about their love sequence. I don't want to see more of this in episode 9. I hope Rose is really dead and not acting like she is dead (for those who ...more

Out of all the things in this movie, this one is by far the most useless. The main sub-plot in this film involves Finn and Rose Tico trying to find some code-breaker for a reason we never get to know, and during that time we get to endure the worst love story in all of Star Wars. Say what you want about Ani x Padme, at least it was more sparsely shown, and had a purpose. This sub plot serves to purpose to the rest of the film and only adds another 30 minutes to the runtime.

2 They Ruined Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker is the kind of character that never gives up. Instead Disney made him look like an old man who doesn't care anymore, has given up on the galaxy and goes into hiding on a distant planet.

Holy moley did they ruin what was one of the most optimistic people in the entire series. Apparently, the guy who believed there was still good in his father (one of the most infamous sith lords in history) decided to attempt assasinating Kylo Ren over a vision? Do you realize how backwards that sounds? Not to mention his motivations for literally everything else makes no sense (lightsaber toss anyone?). I guess people change, but not so much like this?

Randy: Somebody do something!
Maddy: Why are they doing this?!
Theresa: They're making Luke approach that alien and... Drink milk from its thingies!
Randy: Why is this happening?!
Maddy: Let's just get out of here!
Randy: Why are they making him do this!?
Maddy: Just run!
*outside the theatre*
Maddy: Oh my goodness! Why Mary Sues? Mary Sue characters don't belong in a Star Wars movie.
Randy: Bleugh!
Maddy: How could they do this?!
Theresa: Why? Why?!
Lily: We can't help him now!
Magma: *Rants in French*
Howard: I thought it was pretty good.
Maddy: Come one let's just get outta here!

I could go on and on about the problems this film has, but the worst by far for me is what they did to Luke's character. I understand that the new trilogy is not about him, but the fact that he has rejected the Force, thinks that the Jedi "should end," and ultimately fails in his mission represents a complete destruction of Star Wars' original hero, which irreparably damages the franchise.

3 Some Parts Don't Make Any Sense

I don't think Rian Johnson is an awful director. When he makes a good movie, it's really good. However, he is absolutely awful when it came to making a logical Star Wars sequel (as if Jar Jar Abrahams isn't bad enough), which isn't surprising as judging from his interview his ego is the size of the Death Star. There are so many in-consistencies in this film that just wouldn't have happened if someone who knew these characters directed. Leia's fakeout death scene is the most prominent example, but another example is what they did to Luke's character. The lightsaber toss is the most out of character thing any Star Wars sequel trilogy character has ever done, and the only reason it's in the film is because "lmao so funny", and this is without mentioning that him trying to kill Ben Solo over a nightmare is a huge step backwards from believing there is still good in his father, a genocidal mass murderer. Subverting expectations does NOT translate over to being clever if they make no sense.

4 Leia's Fakeout Death Scene

The fact that she simply flew back to her ship like nothing happened is just too dumb. I was right there seeing her get blasted out to space by that TIE-fighter, I was accepting that this was how Leia was going to die and... she just flew back to her ship like a discount Mary Poppins.
In the words of the late Han Solo: That's not how the force works.

Out of all the in-comprehensible things in this movie, Leia's Fakeout death takes the cake. It's not even that it would've been a good death for our last Carrie Fisher role, but even if that was an actual force power, the vaccuum of space would've killed her long before she even opened her eyes.

This is probably my least favorite part of the movie, even though liked this movie. Seriosuly, they could have totally killed off Leia in that scene, and it would have been a good end to her, but no she has the force and she flies back to the ship. I don't even think that's how the force works!

This scene makes absolutely no sense. First I don't think that's how the force works so she shouldn't have been able to fly back. Second there would have been no problem with them ending Leia there especially considering her actress died

5 Captain Phasma Had No Purpose in the Plot Aside from Fighting Finn

Exactly all she did was stand there!

6 It Doesn't Answer Any of the Questions from the Force Awakens

Get this in the top 10.

7 Rey Isn't Related to Anyone

This is proof that the Star Wars fanbase is the worst movie fanbase you could ever have the displeasure of coming into contact with.

So this movie is an irredeemable atrocity because your little conspiracy theories on The Force Awakens were incorrect? Even FNaF Fans don't whine like this when their theories are wrong, and that's saying something.

Your theories have nothing to do with the movie itself. They're just theories, and nothing more. They don't affect the quality of the film itself, and they don't belong to the film creators.

Rey in The Force Awakens was a Mary Sue. She bests Kylo Ren with no training, and has nothing to really say about herself other than "look at me I'm a strong female character". If she was at least related to a relevant character, say Skywalker, her strong force powers would've made more sense. But she's related to nobody. If she's related to no one and can best Kylo in a matter of minutes, literally how the frick is it even possible?

Who cares? If she was, you'd complain that it rehashed the twist in Empire Strikes Back.

This was actually a pretty clever twist. I like how they played with our expectations.

8 It Completely Destroyed Star Wars

Honestly, This movie and the following film were THE worst in the entire franchise. They had so much potential, however the creators messed up gravely. They ruined Star Wars logic such as all the force nonsense and ruined the original the character's personalities. Really destroyed the franchise

This movie just destroyed everything! If you thought Star Wars: The Force Awakens was bad, at least it didn't change so much. This though, made The Force Awakens look like The Godfather. So many characters in this movie die though they are very under-devoloped, like Snoke. He is super under-devoloped and they hjs kill him. Why!?

I think this movie is setting up for future movies better than TFA because Luke gave the Few rebels a chance to escape and then he dies which means he will likely be a force ghost like Yoda then Rey gives up trying to bring Kylo to the light side. TLJ leaves us to wonder what happens next. It doesn't ruin the franchise

This movie singlehandedly destroyed Star Wars, without a doubt! It is by far the worst of the saga! I don't even consider it real Star Wars. How any fan could say otherwise is mindboggling! This and TFA were absolute garbage. They both make TPM and AotC look stellar by comparison!

9 The Movie Never Showed or Mentioned the Other Members of the First Order
10 Yoda's Small Amount of Screen time is Unneeded

Yoda is the worst character in the film. Yes. even worse than Rose, Rey and Luke. This was the wisest Jedi of them all, whose purpose was to develop Luke Skywalker to the masterful Jedi he would end up being by the start of RotJ. And he returns to this movie for fan-service..., only to burn up an entire jedi library because "Rey knew it anyways". It's made worse with the fact that they just gloss over it "I didn't read it" and Yoda bats not a single eye, as if "reading is for dorks". I didn't even mention that him being able to use force lightning as a ghost completely undermines the importance of Order 66, and there's no reason for why no Jedis came back to battle the Empire.

I think the problem with Yoda being here is that he creates a huge continuity error, in that he was able to shoot lightning and destroy that Jedi Temple.
So if that's the case...what was stopping Ghost Obi Wan Kenobi from shooting bolts of lightning at Darth Vader or the enemy's artillery on Endor? Total screw up.

He came to tell Luke Skywalker something important, but he felt like fanservice.

Also, if the Jedi turn to ghosts when they die and are able to do stuff as ghosts, then what exactly was so devastating about the Jedi all dying in the third movie? They could just turn into ghosts and solve everything.

But whatever, it's a movie series.

The Contenders
11 They Kill Off Way Too Many Characters

Killing off a movie character is a risk that's worth to take at times. It adds drama and emotion to the film. However, you have to be scarce when you do that, because unless it's a climactic final battle, killing off too many characters just results in lack of care. This movie does it terribly, in Snoke, Phasma, Holdo, three characters that had a lot of potential but were killed anyone cared for who they are. Luke Skywalker also dies in the dumbest way, giving us the most awful lightsaber duel in all movies. Despite all this, the one character whose actress died shortly after filming saved herself in the most idiotic fakeout death scene possible. They kill the wrong characters, and save ones that should've died.

Yet they don't kill off the character who's actress died?

That's not really a bad thing.

What's wrong with that?

12 Does Nothing to Set Up for Episode IX
13 No Mourning for Han

Instead he get to see Luke touching the breasts of some random alien while carrying a smug look. Do you see what I mean when I say Luke wasn't himself in this film?

There is a deleted scene in which Luke mourns Han. It's brief but powerful. Yet, was shaved off while 45 minutes of Canto Bight were not.

14 We Never Got a Single Information About Snoke

Unbelievable! They decided to dumped the character.

15 The Battle Scenes are Too Short

If you remember from the trailer there was going to be this duel between Finn and Captain Phasma, it looked like it could be a good duel, but the problem is that in the movie it was way to short! Why? And they kill Captain Phasma in the most unfair way in Star Wars! Finn basicilly comes up from nowhere and slams his weapon in Phaasma's face which makes Phasma fly away into the fire, this is not fair!? And the lightsaber duel at the end between Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren is even dumber! So Luke Skywalker created some ghost of himself and

There were way too MANY battle scenes that went on for extremely LONG periods of time.


Literally the only battle scene in this movie that was short was Finn and Phasma's battle.

What? I thought they were awesome!

16 Admiral Holdo

Surprised she's not in the list yet. Holdo is a forced representation of Feminism in the film, if Rey wasn't enough. And not only that, her character isn't even that good.

Not everything has to have strong female representation. This isn't High Guardian Spice

17 Rose Tico

I actually like Rose Tico's actress, but her hole was bad.
- She interrupted Finn's sacrifice, which would saved time for the resistance;
- Her "romance" with Finn;
- She is not useful most of time. She just hinted where the code breaker was living and some other things;
- Her deleted scene that she bravelly bites the officer's hand should have been in the movie;

I actually liked Rose a lot.

18 It Was Even Worse Than Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens honestly had less problems than The Last Jedi. At the end of the day, even though Force Awakens introduced a lot of stupid things out of nowhere just so it could be epic, it could still be resolved in the upcoming films. The Last Jedi forgets any of this needs to be resolved.

Yeah and what's worse it treated the questions left off by this like crap

That is an opinion.

19 Too Many Meaningless Action Scenes
20 Luke Skywalker Died

What's worse is that Luke didn't even act like himself in this movie, they developed his character into a brave Jedi throughout the original trilogy, and now he all of a sudden wants to be mopey and sad on an island. And yeah, I totally believe he'd want to kill his nephew.

So... Luke died a virgin. Life must have sucked for him :/...

Okay, jokes aside, I think his death wasn't executed well enough, which also adds up to the fact that Luke doesn't really feel like Luke for the most part, which is quite disappointing.

I'm blaming the director

It didn't make any sense

21 Even Star Wars Fans Hate It

I know about the "No one hates Star Wars more than Star Wars fans", but seriously, the hate for this film in particular is more radical than I ever saw for the prequels, and it's no surprise why.

So? Just because other people hate it doesn't mean you have to.

22 Kylo Ren is the Only Good Character

Kylo Ren is seriously the only unique character in this trilogy with sensible motivations and an interesting personality. Fight Me!

Kylo Ren is totally overrated. He's a desperate wannabe and a total snob. And that's my opinion. Fight me nerds

Eh, I think he's an awful character.

In your opinion.

23 It's Extremely Boring
24 Not Everyone Dies

You want everyone to die?

How is that a criticism?

25 It's a Print Money Movie

Every Movie is to make money.

8Load More
PSearch List