Originally Posted by Rainbow Yaz
Again, I haven't seen the film because my girlfriend hates going to the movies and I look too creepy to attend the theater alone, but one of the biggest gripes I've heard from people trying to give me the spoiler free gripes is Luke. Something about how he wasn't true to character. Idk, characters grow over time, good ones do anyway.
LOTR is a great trilogy, but Two Towers was my least favorite. I tend to find the middle film in trilogies to be the worst, but there are exceptions. Empire and Godfather 2 (If you want to count the abortion that was Godfather 3) come to mind.
On the subject of Tolkien and his influence. Oddly enough I was playing a Warhammer inspired video game a few days back and my character was a dwarf and I could only use battle axes as my main weapon. I pondered aloud why dwarfs and axes are basically synonymous with each other and we all agree that it was Tolkien's doing.
Again, trying to be spoiler-free, I kinda get why some people would have issues with Luke's depiction in The Last Jedi, but this is an older, grizzled Luke who has seen and been through some seriously heavy shit. He's bound to have changed.
And he has some boss moments.
In regards to second films, I'd add Dark Knight and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to that list. On the other end of the scale though, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones is IMO the film that made the films, as they say in Hollywood, 'dog-shit'.