Most of these are plot holes or things that simply didn’t make sense – which there was a hell of a lot of – so be warned that I will be discussing major plot points.
1. Luke Skywalker Gets Sexual
Luke Skywalker, the legendary last Jedi Knight, milks a giant alien’s testicles whilst Rey watches in complete confusion, followed by the alien giving Rey the stink-eye for observing.
I’m still baffled by that scene.
2. Hiding Kylo Ren’s Backstory
We finally learn how and why Kylo Ren betrayed Luke Skywalker, and it’s one of the films better moments. Luke sees Kylo’s future and considers killing him in his sleep, Kylo sees Luke about to kill him, he then proceeds to destroy Luke’s Jedi Academy; killing some apprentices and leaving with others, leaving Luke in the debris.
We only see about 5% of this in the actual film, though. This is a massive disappointment, as seeing the whole scene would have been reminiscent of Anakin’s turn to the dark side in Revenge Of The Sith.
3. The Other Jedi Apprentices
So in Kylo Ren’s flashback scenes we discover that there were many other Jedi apprentices, some of which actually leave with him.
What happened to them? It’s never explained.
4. Supreme Leader Snoke
When Supreme Leader Snoke got killed I was pleasantly surprised… before I remembered we still have no clue where he came from. I am left with more questions concerning Snoke than I am answering them; who was he? How did he fund The First Order? How did he find Kylo Ren?
5. Rey vs Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren betraying The First Order was a great plot twist, turning to the good-side and helping Rey defeat Supreme Leader Snoke and his guards. Then, after this amazing scene, he decided to be a dick and become evil again. Why? Because fuck creating an interesting storyline.
Seriously, the end of this film should have seen Rey and Kylo Ren teaming up to face General Hux who would now lead The First Order, maybe reintroducing the apprentices who Kylo Ren took from Luke Skywalker as the Sith villains for the final movie. This would have made far more sense and would have been an interesting turn of events.
6. Flying Leia
Leia gets shot into space, somehow survives, and then uses the force to fly back onto her spaceship. I mean, being in space is one thing, but for her to survive that powerful of an explosion is very confusing, raising the question, “what can’t she survive”. Is the only way you can kill Leia by decapitating her?
7. The Brig Is Destroyed, and Then It’s Not.
When Leia gets shot into space, the whole ship’s brig blows up too, launching everything inside it into space. In the future scenes, they’re still using a brig. Is it a backup brig? Was the previous brig able to be saved? I have no idea!
8. Admiral Ackbar’s Death Scene
He is shot into space and dies when the brig explodes, but the film makes no effort to even acknowledge his death. Completely wasted character.
9. Finn and Rose
I have no idea where to start with this.
Firstly, Finn and Rose’s storyline turned out to be pointless by the end of the movie. Secondly, the casino planet storyline is full of political views that are shoehorned in for no good reason.
The film begins spewing out generic hipster political views; “Capitalism is a nasty system that rewards selfish people”, “No, I don’t eat meat, I actually care about animals”, “No, I make my own clothes, I don’t fund child labour”, “The only people who win in war are the guys who make the guns, war is an economy”. These are not direct quotes, but they’re the topics the film discusses.
How a multi-billion pound film franchise can preach about the burdens of capitalism is beyond me.
10. The Hacker Plot Twist
So, just to remind you what happens before this twist: The new Rebel/Resistant leader is refusing to tell everyone the survival plan for their ship/base, Captain Poe comes up with a plan to take down The First Order ship and save everyone, Finn and Rose leave the Resistance ship to hire a hacker to take down The First Order’s ship, they come back with the hacker and board The First Order ship, they get caught by The First Order.
Now here is where it gets confusing; the hacker sells information to The First Order to guarantee both his freedom and to earn some money. This information was that Rebel/Resistance were escaping from their ship/base to a nearby planet. However, nobody knew The Rebel/Resistance plan was until it was in action, by this time Finn and Ray had already been captured and had no communication with Captain Poe.
They couldn’t have known, meaning that this plot twist is complete bullshit.
11. Captan Phasma
Remember when they said that Captain Phasma was going to be a serious villain in the new trilogy? Well, remember that scene where she shows her abilities as an elite soldier by taking out a whole Rebel base on her own? You probably don’t because it doesn’t exist.
In fact, her only major scene is when Finn fucking kills her, making her look like a complete mug.
12. “One Way In, One Way Out”
Before the final battle, all the Rebel/Resistance army are trapped in a bunker. They clearly state several times that the big front door to the bunker (which is jammed shut to ensure The First Order cannot enter) is the only way in or out.
In the next scene they’re suddenly all outside and in vehicles, exiting through a side door. So it wasn’t just that one entrance and/or exit, which is very confusing as being trapped in the bunker is the only reason this final battle happens.
13. The Many Minor Cringeworthy Scenes
Whether it’s Rose telling Finn she loves him after only 12 hours of them being together, or Rey telling Luke she can “feel it inside of me” whilst he creeps behind her weirdly; The Last Jedi is full of weird dialogue and scenes that simply left me laughing in confusion. Sometimes The Last Jedi plays out like it was written by an AI, not an actual screenplay writer.