How to Fix the Last Jedi
This is a blog post that talks about how to fix The Last Jedi. How do you think the movie could be improved? Is there anything that should have been left out of the film? How would you rate it on a scale from 1-10?
There are many questions and opinions surrounding this movie, but one thing is for sure: no matter what changes people want to make, one thing remains true we all need more Rey! Here we would discuss some fix of the Last Jedi for star wars fans.
Our 10 Suggestions on How to Fix the Last Jedi
1. More of Rey, less Luke:
This is something that many people wanted to see, and I think it would have been great. How many times did he go into hiding? How many times does the story need him for anything other than exposition purposes? He’s not even in this film enough for his presence to be felt or missed when he leaves!
2. There need to be more female characters:
I understand there isn’t much time for any character development. Still, some women are objectified as eye candy, sexualized by their male counterparts without being given an identity outside of these tropes. Women want strong heroines who overcome obstacles on-screen with little-to-no help from men, and they deserve better representation than what was shown in The Last Jedi.
3. The story needs to be better developed:
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t feel like this was a complete story. How can we appreciate the journey if it doesn’t make sense or have any of our questions answered? It’s frustrating when characters are introduced and then never seen again, and there is no closure on anything, really.
How many times does he go into hiding? How many times does the story need him for anything other than exposition purposes? He’s not even in this film enough for his presence to be felt or missed when he leaves!
4. Fix the father/son conflict between Leia and Kylo Ren:
The father and son conflict between Leia and Kylo Ren could have been done better. How do you make a villain sympathetic? How can the audience understand where he’s coming from when it feels like we only see him in one light, as an evil character?
If Kylo is going to be such an important part of this trilogy, why not spend some time developing his motivations beyond blaming everyone else for what went wrong with Vader or having so many daddy issues that lead to being trash-talking about your own dad while he’s trying to save Luke Skywalker who is supposed to be your mentor. They both need more depth and complexity because they are two characters crucial to this series moving forward.
5. Fix the underdeveloped Vader backstory:
How did he get from Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader? How does young Ben Solo become Kylo Ren? How do you make the audience understand how a child can be so powerful in the Force without any training or guidance, and even then, where is his empathy for those suffering on Jakku that leads him to bandage up Poe Dameron’s wounded hand before anything else.
How does Han Solo (who has seen firsthand what power unchecked by wisdom) come back into his life at just the right time to teach him about balance while also being able to empathize with both sides of this war because he was once one of them?
6. The little things:
Fix up Finn’s injury from the First Order battle at Starkiller base because we can’t have him running around with blood dripping down his face for another movie! How did Rey find Luke Skywalker when he hid on an island where no one could ever find him? How does Leia know how to use those old Jedi mind tricks after years of not trying them out herself or teaching anyone else?
Who are these people who just show up randomly throughout this film without any sort of context? How is it possible for Rey to beat Kylo Ren and then again in the next movie after he’s trained himself more than her since they’re both using lightsabers? All these things are uncleared to the audience and need to be fixed.
7. Make Snoke more than a hologram:
Snoke was a powerful figure in the previous films, but his only appearance is as a hologram. Snoke needs to be more than just an ethereal presence who can’t do anything for some reason that’s never explained (it could have been something about him wanting Rey all along). He should at least make one or two appearances before he gets killed off and maybe even provide some exposition on how Kylo became evil – this would also be great fodder for another movie.
8. Rey’s parents:
The first issue that needs to be addressed is Rey’s parents. This has been a topic of speculation since the release date was announced in 2014, and it seems there are still as many theories about her lineage now as there were then. The prevailing opinion is she might be Luke Skywalker’s daughter, but this may not even matter considering how lukewarm his involvement with the movie seemed to be.
How much do we know about her? Nothing really at all other than she lives on Jakku (a desert planet), scavenges for food, fights off gangs attacking scrap heaps, and can wield Force powers from nowhere. How likely would you say these traits come together randomly? I’d venture very unlikely indeed!
9. Has Kylo Ren killed his dad? :
How exactly did Kylo Ren feel about the death of his father? How does he get on with Hux and Snoke compared to how much we know about him from before? How do you think this impacts our perception of the character for future films, if at all?
The movie should end with Kylo feeling remorseful and regretful of committing patricide but still desiring power from it (much like Anakin Skywalker). We want our villains to be as complex as possible so the audience can empathize with them even if they are evil. A character who feels no emotion or has no humanity would not be very interesting at all.
10. More Finn and Poe, less Rose Tico:
More Finn and Poe are necessary because they are two characters who feel humanized by their flaws as soldiers fighting against an enemy too big for them to fight alone.
In addition, there should have been less Rose Tico because she felt perfect without any faults or problems, which did not make her relatable at all. She also only seemed relevant when it came time for her final act, which made her seem out-of-place in the first place before coming into play during the third act.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, the Last Jedi is probably making your head spin. You may also be confused by the ending. So we tried to cover some aspects of how to fix the last Jedi that would make it better than the original trilogy.
Despite the criticisms, there’s a lot to love with The Last Jedi. It made me laugh more than any other Star Wars film I’ve seen so far (mostly thanks to Poe Dameron), it had some great moments between characters that we cared enough about them despite not knowing their backstories or personalities very well beforehand, and even though Luke Skywalker was barely around, Mark Hamill gave us one of his best performances yet as an actor!
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