Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters this week and geeks everywhere have been selling out auditoriums left and right. Geeks have cosplayed and supported this movie in hordes. For the most part, Star Wars has gotten glowing reviews, as anticipated, and brought together the fan base just before the holidays.
So why am I so pissed off? Why am I just entirely too salty about this one thing?
Before you move forward, fair warning: ***There are a heck of a lot of spoilers coming. So if you are avoiding them, turn back now***
To be fair, I’m not quite as pissed off as these Star Wars fans in Burbank, CA. So first, let me tell you what made me happy. Daisy Ridleys‘ performance as Rey was spectacular. I absolutely loved every scene she was in, especially her chemistry with Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. From the first time he tossed the lightsaber behind his shoulder, that was a conflict I was here for.
I wasn’t bothered at all by Fin and Rose. Sure, I had a twinge of jealousy because I already shipped Fin and Rey. However, let’s be perfectly honest here. Star Wars gives me major trust issues after learning Luke and Leia were brother and sister. Nah, not falling for that one again. I’m making sure I know who is related and who isn’t before I have to wash my brain out with soap later.
Lastly, I was ecstatic about Carrie Fisher‘s performance because, heck, it would be blasphemy to say otherwise. She used the Force to get herself back on the damn ship! Holy hell! Why would you think otherwise?
But yeah, ladies and gents, after all that awesomeness, I’m still pissed. Wanna know why?
BB-9E Got, Like, 9 Seconds of Screen Time in The Last Jedi
In a three-hour movie.
And this droid was all over EVERY Star Wars promotion.
Did not promote the storyline.
Did not interact with BB-8.
Could have been written out of the entire story.
Writers, I beg of you: WHY?? I wanted way more.
There was a cartoon trailer of BB-8 and BB-9E meeting, and that was even longer than BB-9E’s appearance in the actual movie. Ugh.
What did you guys think of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Did you feel like BB-9E got enough screen time? Give me your thoughts in the comments!