JJ Abrams’ The Force Awakens may have been accused of following too closely to the plot of A New Hope, but there wasn’t anything particularly weird about that movie.
The Last Jedi however was a very bold follow-up with all kinds of bizarre moments.
So here’s a list of the 13 most out-there scenes, that left some fans wondering what on earth was going on.
WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD
Star Wars 8 The Last Jedi: The 13 most WTF moments from Luke’s milking to THAT shock death
Poe’s prank phone call
The opening scene saw Poe Dameron prank calling General Hux from his X-Wing, in a comedy tone more suited to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
And if you thought Hux had reached the zenith of his over-the-top camp villainy that wouldn’t look out of place in Adam West Batman, then think again.
Luke’s lightsaber throw
Fans have been waiting two years to see what happened next after the final scene of The Force Awakens on Ahch-To, with Rey reaching out to Luke with lightsaber.
How would the Jedi Master react to seeing his blue lightsaber, lost with his hand thanks to Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back? Surely with some suitable dramatic and emotional gesture? Nope.
In the most trolling way possible it seems. There might as well have been a record scratch noise to halt John Williams’ glorious theme as Luke casually throws his father’s blue laser sword over his shoulder and just walks off camera. Seriously? We waited for that?
They might as well have cut John Williams’ score with a record scratch during this scene
The milking scene
As Rey follows Luke on his daily routine in exile, the last jedi decided to milk a large fat sea cow and slurp its milk right in front of her. Just a tad weird.
Attacked by the First Order, General Leia is sucked into the vacuum of space and slowly starts to freeze over.
But just when you think it’s all over, she suddenly wakes up and decides to float toward the surviving airlock. Presumably she was using the Force? Even so, odd.
The leaf tickle
Having given in to training Rey, Luke gets her to sit on his meditation rock.
Closing her eyes the serious tone suddenly turns goofy as he tickles her hand with a leaf pretending its the Force.
Luke tickles Rey’s fingers in this goofy training sequence
All of Canto Bight
Finn and Rose are sent to the galaxy’s casino hotspot to find the Master Codebreaker, only to never reach him and come back with some bloke called DJ.
Essentially the whole trip was a pointless venture in a dragging middle, just to show a new area of the Star Wars universe and introduce some cute animals for merchandising purposes.
Topless Kylo Ren
During the “Force texting” scenes between Rey and Kylo Ren, one of their encounters features a topless Adam Driver. Just because? Rey even tells him to cover up.
Investigating the Dark Side inner depths of Ahch-To’s island, there’s suddenly multiple Rey’s clicking. Okay.
But then do we find out who her parents really are? No, no we don’t.
Canto Bight was full of weird and wacky creatures that were rushed through in this pointless segment
The ironing scene
Having infiltrated Snoke’s Supremacy, Finn, Rose and DJ leave the ship’s ironing room.
Of course there would need to be these areas on such a ship, but it felt in the realms of self-parody, in the vein of Eddie Izzard’s Death Star canteen.
The sequel trilogy’s main villain was barely introduced in The Force Awakens and as soon as we meet him properly he’s killed off.
We don’t know who Snoke is, how he gained power and he’s already dead half way through a trilogy. What on earth? Maybe, just maybe, he’ll be back in Episode IX.
Snoke’s sudden death came without character development or knowing is backstory. What a waste
Rey’s parents are nobodies
This was one of the biggest questions left by The Force Awakens and was presumed to be a shocking revelation in The Last Jedi.
But no, Kylo Ren revealed her parents were just nobodies. That’s it? We’re hopeful he’s lying though and she’ll be revealed as a Skywalker in Episode IX.
Why else would she have the Luke/Leia twin-like connection with Kylo Ren and to the Skywalker lightsaber?
Luke’s dusting off hand
After Kylo Ren orders Luke to be shot in a fury of lasers, the last jedi emerges from the red smoke on Crait, only to dust himself off with one hand. Cringe.
Kylo Ren told Rey her parents were nobodies. The Last Jedi’s biggest troll?
Luke never left Ahch-To
Another big one that angered the hardcore fans. Every Skywalker saga Star Wars film has a major lightsaber battle.
While this looked set to be fulfilled with Kylo Ren against Luke, it was only very brief.
However, the “big twist” was that Luke was never really there at all. He just projected himself on Crait with the Force, by meditating on a rock. What an anti-climax.
Star Wars The Last Jedi is out now.