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TLJ is probably as good as it's going to get for the new Star Wars movies. It is a great movie on its own. However, it's clear as day that they completely rewrote whatever they originally had in mind. Last Jedi is tonally a sequel to a movie that doesn't exist. The dynamics that were setup in Force Awakens are pretty much tossed away. I imagine when you watch both Force Awakens and Last Jedi back to back it's going to be a little jarring. The fact that JJ Abrams is only NOW pitching an idea for the third film gives away how much must have been re-shot and re-written, so the last film is going to be a hot mess.That said, on its own merits, Last Jedi is thematically rich and the performances are excellent. Wonderful twists, and a finale that will mean a lot to those of us who grew up with the originals while opening the door to a new generation. In fact the whole movie grapples with letting go of the old and being open to the new and it does this in very moving ways. So it's a must see and relish it because JJ is now back for the third so you know it's just going to nonsense spectacle. These movies are after all, just pure machine product at this point, and it kind of shows.But Last Jedi manages to be a product with heart.
Although I havent watched The last jedi yet , I hope its not like the Force Awakens as that movie had a Disney/Nickalodean/kiddie type of feel to it....I prefer The Originals and the Prequel like the Phantom Menace.
Lots of thoughtful stuff here. I'm a SW fan from 1977--I saw the so-called 'The New Hope' 13 times in theater release, but I never did warm to episodes 1 thru 3.TLJ I thought was way too long and too complicated It was nice seeing Mark Hamill and Carie Fisher again, but if I never again see John Boyega the Wimp in a movie, that'll be just fine. Daisy Ridley, however, was the best part of the movie. She's a fine actor and was always a pleasure to see on screen. It'll certainly be a 'oncer' for me.
I’m among the group that didn’t like it at all. I felt the entire movie was aimed at merchandising to kids, the plot was predictable and acting was awful.I long for someone to make a serious, adult, thoughtful Star Wars movie that isn’t entirely a CG extravaganza. I guess this puts me out of touch with the current reality of Star Wars. As far as I’m concerned, TLJ could have been made without any actual humans acting in it and come out the same. Maybe I’m just an old codger!
Tyson:Thanks for respecting my opinion. Now, Get Off My Lawn!
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