I have more or less stopped watching movies: lack of interest (shows are so much better; i spent much of 2017 watching all the classics (The Wire, Sopranos, The Shield et al), and family constraints. But anyway. Even though i consider myself a Star Wars fan, i finally got to see the BD release of Star Wars - The last Jedi. The first installment which premiere i havent seen in a theater since Episode I. I was much in love with Rogue One (because its basically a blend of SW and Expendables, straight in your face), but was disappointed with episode VII. Kylo Ren looked like a glass of milk, Snoke appears like a ugly downgrade of palpatine, Han was way too old, and his demise too foreseeable, and the complete story was very unoriginal at best. Now, VIII: I give it a well-meant 7/10. The good: I like the new battle ship classes. The Executor was already bad-ass, but Fulminatrix and Supremacy both are awesome. Kylo Ren was played very well, and developed into a good villain character. Leia finally turned out to be a very capable force user (in fact she displays a force mastery which - on screen - rivaled those of many former Jedi Masters). Luke finally emerges as the most powerful force user evar!1!1 The bad: Mark Hamill is just not a great actor. So is Carrie Fisher. The story is still nothing too original, with some too obvious reminiscences to episode V. Some characters are still too much of a caricature (General Hux). It was a good move to kill off Snoke, because he just never worked for me. Ackbar, the mastermind of Endor, appeared like a mere echo of Leia. His demise was undeservingly low impact. Rei is cool, but handles the force like a true Master without any training. This irks me a bit. She may be even better than Luke is. I btw do hope that she is an offspring of Obi-Wan, but thats too much to ask fori guess. Then, light saber dueling skills obviously have much declined since the days of Mace, Dooku, Yoda, Ben, and Anakin. The ugly: I dont need to see last-second-saves every 5 minutes. The bombing of Fulminatrix felt way too artificial and didnt really touch me, because it was very obvious how this would end up. The absolutely worst story idea ever is the pursuit of the Raddus at sub-hyper-drive. It almost killed the movie for me. Why not allowing some vessels to warp in front of the Raddus? Raddus could jump into Supremacy, why not the other way round? That was insanely stupid.