Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

https://www.twincities.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/tempt-trailer_1.jpgI’ve heard some mumblings from Star Wars fans about this film being lackluster and some very passionate words from my other half about character development failings, but honestly I still found the movie entertaining. And since, as a non “fan” (as in fandom), that is all I can ever hope for in a Star Wars film, I’m satisfied.

My major complaint about the film as a whole is the disruption of “moments” with humor or “explanations” for the audience. It was especially bothersome just before the big battle on planet-with-red-dirt. When the man tastes the ground and says “salt.” WHO CARES? It is just meant to be visually striking! We don’t need an explanation on why the top is white and the bottom is red. XD I’ve seen several people complaining about the “Disnification” of this series, and I think this is where you see it most. Yes, there are tons of children watching these movies–but that doesn’t mean we have to have Dora the Explorer level explanations about plot devices and scenery. If the little bitties don’t get it at 8, they’ll figure it out when they rewatch it at 12, 20, 46 and so on. This is honestly something I really enjoy about rewatching films throughout my life. You get to enjoy it differently over time and simultaneously gain huge insight on how age affects your comprehension of stories.

I’m not sure there’s anything else meaningful to discuss here. It was a Star Wars flick–there were fights with light sticks, people said “deep” shit, starships went pew-pew. *shrug* I’m not sure this series will ever be able to relive the glory (for me) of my sweet Ewan riding a giant lizard, so everything else is always a little downhill. XD

3/5

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Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rogue One Review *Spoiler*

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I enjoyed this movie in the most conventional sense. It had a plot, there was suspense and there were cheeky jokes.

I make a point to see the Star Wars movies in the theatres, but I’m not a like die-core fan. I legitimately enjoyed The Force Awakens, but this one was a little bit of a miss for me. This series has become much more racially inclusive over the years (and not to kick a dead horse BUT), can we have a POC as a female lead already?? Also, I know that everyone dying makes the plot more interesting but I didn’t WANT them to die! It’s not fair…they tried so hard, they got so far…

It was fun to watch, but to be honest it was more of a Red Box-er. Where I live, ticket prices are super cheap, but I would have been ticked if I had paid $12-15 to see this.

3/5

Rogue One Review *Spoiler*

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This movie was fun, and mostly forgettable, but fun.

I am not a super-fan of the Star Wars series, in fact “fan” might even be too far of a stretch.  I did have fun watching The Force Awakens in the same way I have enjoyed the other newer films.

I did spend the first half of the movie not knowing who I was supposed to identify with as the protagonist, which led to the really hilarious realization that it was, in fact, Finn and not the adorable rolling robot. Frankly, at a few weeks later, I don’t remember anything of note from this film, but here are the highlights:

  • Cool jungle planet with hip old lady.
  • Is Harrison Ford the hottest man of all time?
  • Anxiety filling light-saber scene as usual.

That’s really it, giggle.

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