Isn’t it funny how “The Last Jedi” was astonishingly loved by critics yet surprisingly hated by fans? (We really can’t all get along, can we? Tee-hee!) Still, I find it amazing that the film raked in $USD 220 Million in its opening weekend! The old-timers (like me) can’t get enough of our “Star Wars” fix while new fans are joining the bandwagon still projected to live on under the auspices of Disney.
(Judging from that initial box office take, expect the studio to keep on churning sequels — and perhaps, more stand-alone prequels — of the franchise year-in and year-out.) I caught the film on cinema on opening weekend as well and I’m surprised that I seem to like it better than the last one. I actually enjoyed it up until the surprising developments in the middle and the end. (No, I’m not going to spew out spoilers here. This is not really a review, and I am not going to nitpick for now.)
It’s a continuously evolving franchise so I wasn’t really expecting this installment to satisfy the expectations of the older fans. Bring on the next one!