Star Wars: The Last Jedi is probably the best Star Wars movie since The Empire Strikes Back, but that doesn't mean it's without its faults. From the over the top barrage of humor to some certain things that made fans laugh or cry at the wrong time, we've collected some of the biggest gripes with Rian Johnson's first foray into the Star Wars universe. While they're not horrible offenses, they've for some reason or another left a bad taste in the mouths of fans, much like the weird green milk Luke Skywalker ingested on Ahch-To from that weird alien sea cow. Brace yourselves, there are SPOILERS AHEAD, so if you haven't seen The Last Jedi, you might want to stop reading.
Visiting Canto Bight.
Canto Bight Aliens
One of the worst things about The Last Jedi are the Canto Bight scenes. They seem out of place, almost like George Lucas directed them and had the scenes patched into the movie without telling anybody. From a weird drunken space leprechaun feeding BB-8 gold coins to some of the lamest inhabitants of any alien planet in the Star Wars universe. It is definitely the bathroom break portion of the movie with the only saving grace being the introduction of Benicio del Toro's DJ character into the fold. Elsewhere, the Fathiers have weird almost human-like faces to prove how sad they are while some poor orphan kids clean up after them. Never mind BB-8 shooting gold coins out of himself like a bizarre machine gun. The whole scene that leads to Canto Bight turning into the nightmare of the movie is undoubtedly the parking violation. Rose and Finn get arrested for a Parking ticket? This can't be real and it truly looks like George Lucas wrote that into the script because it reeks of his style. Those fans griping that Lucas isn't represented in The Last Jedi, look no further than 2 main characters getting arrested for a parking violation at a casino. It's just plain lazy and not even humorous, except to maybe George Lucas.
Captain Phasma's return.
Captain Phasma was promised to be a bigger character in The Last Jedi and she clearly was not. She's barely in the movie and when she is on the screen for a substantial amount of time, she apparently dies and we get to see her eye. There's no big reveal and she doesn't even seem as tough as she does in The Force Awakens, which basically means that she's another throwaway character who does all of the press and promotion for the movie, but is barely on the screen.
Who is Snoke?
Another gripe about The Last Jedi is the lack of background on Supreme Leader Snoke. J.J. Abrams built the leader of the First Order to be this huge deal and Andy Serkis was telling anybody that would listen that the villainous alien is more powerful than Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. While Snoke looks amazing and Serkis' portrayal of the character is commanding, the dude gets cut in half by Kylo Ren, really easily too. So here's this big bad villain that everybody has been wondering about for 2 years and now nothing. Just cut in half with no mention of anything else.
Leia using the Force.
Leia using the Force
Ok, so this might be a bit controversial, but Leia using the Force to get back to the ship after floating in space was a bit over the top. Sure, Carrie Fisher did a spectacular job, but the whole Mary Poppins (sans umbrella), gliding through space was a bit comical from a purely visual standpoint. Otherwise, it's really cool to finally see her tapping into her Force abilities, but it could've been executed a little better. George Lucas has reportedly told Rian Johnson that he can redo the scene in 20 years and re-release it into theaters along with some other touchups.
No Jar Jar Binks.
Jar Jar Binks
Speaking of controversy, some fans believe that the absence of Jar Jar Binks actually made The Last Jedi worse. No kidding, fans have taken to social media and bemoaned the fact that Jar Jar didn't return and save the movie from what, we just don't know. This is a real complaint about the movie and it isn't immediately understood, so we'll just let that simmer for a while and come back to it a little later.
Grumpy Luke and his Laser Sword.
Grumpy Luke and His Lazer Sword
The Last Jedi portrays Luke Skywalker, one of the most powerful Jedi ever, as a weak, broken wuss. It's not hard to see where his nephew gets his moodiness. Luke does not need to be brought back, he should already be whole and wise from living in exile. Instead, he's a grumpy, sad man where he should've been ready to kick ass the entire time and stop worrying. Yes, you're supposed to take your "laser sword" and single handedly, no pun intended, take down the First Order. Go give your nephew the beating that he deserves.
Maz Kanata's cameo.
Maz Kanata cameo
Why was Maz Kanata even brought back for a scene? We could have done without seeing her in her bizarre "union dispute," as it only drags the movie down. Sure, she gets them the information to head to Canto Bight, but it's ultimately useless information, which could have been better suited elsewhere. All it does is remind fans that we still have no idea where or how the hell that Maz ended up with Luke's lightsaber and who Maz really is. More questions instead of answers is starting to become a trend in The Last Jedi.
No Knights of Ren.
No Knights of Ren
Another problem also stems from J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens. The Knights of Ren were seen in the blink of an eye and many hardcore Star Wars fans expected to see them featured more prominently in The Last Jedi, but sadly, this is not the case. Instead we get to see some more of Kylo Ren's moodiness and bashing his helmet in after poppa Snoke tears him a new one after praising Hux. However, it's nice to see that Ren has graduated from the Cure and gotten more Nine Inch Nails this time around. But again, where are the Knights of Ren? Why did Abrams tease us with a bunch of stuff to never get explained? Many thought that Snoke's Praetorian Guards may have been the Knights of Ren, but that fan theory has unfortunately been debunked.
Luke drinking green Moof milk.
Luke is a Moof Milker
Why does Luke milk some 4-teeted sea creature and drink the green discharge? That scene on Ahch-To is pretty unforgivable and hard to erase from your mind after seeing it. It's like a car crash and it comes right out of nowhere and is completely unnecessary. We get it, Luke's on an island and he needs to fend for himself, but do we really have to see how he gets his green milk and did that sea creature really have to have 4 giant nipples?
Rey harnesses her Jedi Powers too fast.
Rey Last Jedi powers
A universal gripe that has been around since The Force Awakens is how quickly Rey seems to harness her Force powers and The Last Jedi is no different. We see Rey learn the ways of the Force from Luke Skywalker in a matter of days and suddenly she's mowing down Praetorian Guards and Skyping with Kylo Ren (with a little help from that Snoke guy). Rey supposedly comes from nobodies, but she is an intense Jedi with little lessons after it took Luke weeks with Yoda on Dagobah. Granted, she was only lifting rocks while Luke was able to lift his X-Wing out of the Dagobah swamp.
Luke's weird beard and Kylo Ren fight.
Luke fights Kylo Ren
What about Luke fighting Kylo Ren? Luke tricks his nephew into a battle with a Lightsaber that was broken in half 10 minutes beforehand and then Kylo Ren can't even kill him. Instead, Luke pretty much kills himself after his intense Force projection. It's a pretty weak move, but the use of "Binary Sunset" and the visual nod to A New Hope help to make this not a complete disaster, but c'mon. Special mention, Luke's bad beard dye job.
Rey's parents revealed.
Many fans were happy to finally learn about Rey's parents and how they fit into the Star Wars universe. Is she a Kenobi? Is she a Skywalker? The answer is nothing. Rey's parents were drunks on Jakku that abandoned her. They pretty much went out for a pack of smokes and never came back, which is a pretty odd thing to add to a Star Wars movie. While some fans appreciate that her backstory isn't that big of a deal, many more are wondering why Rian Johnson even bothered sharing that information at all.
The Jedi library.
Are we really supposed to believe that the Jedi Library only contains 5 ancient books? 5? One needs to read more books to gain a job driving a school bus. Yoda mentions that the texts are boring, but there's only 5 fricken' books. That's like a two week vacation and you can knock those out and become a Jedi in like three weeks if we add in the few days of training with Luke Skywalker. Plus, it seems weak to introduce the books and then not say a whole lot about them except that they're boring and you want to light them on fire.
Admiral Ackbar's death.
Admiral Ackbar is a cult favorite character, so to kill him off with just a mention was pretty weak. For those who were not paying close attention, Admiral Ackbar was killed off at the beginning of the movie and was briefly mentioned as a casualty after many fans assumed that he would make it through to the end of this trilogy. It's kind of upsetting that Ackbar went out like this. Forget Barb, we need Justice for Ackbar!
What's up with Yoda.
Yoda in The Last Jedi
And finally, why did Yoda look so weird? Snoke looked incredible and Yoda looked like an afterthought that was conjured up in a day. It looks like the A-team from ILM's CGI department was out that day and they brought in the second tier team for Yoda. But guess what, it's not CGI at all. It's a puppet controlled by Yoda originator Frank Oz. Is that why he looks so weird? He's only one of the most legendary characters in the Star Wars universe, so to see him as some lame looking puppet that didn't sit quite right was definitely one of the worst parts about The Last Jedi. Overall, these are pretty small complaints for a movie that truly carried the spirit of Star Wars further along while keeping its roots firmly planted. You can read more about some popular complaints about The Last Jedi via Paul Wojcik's Twitter account.