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THE LAST JEDI
- Almost everything in this movie is unexpected. And that’s GREAT.
- I love how EVVIILL General Hux is.
- Hux and Poe Dameron have a terrific dialogue and one of the most fun scenes in the sequel trilogy (to date) early in the movie.
- BB-8 remains a wonderful creation.
- This is a surprisingly funny movie!
- I love Luke in this movie. Love him.
- The cameo by Maz Kanata feels … forced. Very forced.
- Rey is perfect throughout. Perfect.
- I would have liked more of Rose and Finn …
- … and I would have liked more of our heroes together!
- I had no idea what was going to happen in the Snoke/Rey/Ren scene. None. LOVE that!
- The entire Resistance fits on the Millennium Falcon?!?
- Where are the Crystal Critter toys?
Layered, complex, compelling and taut, The Last Jedi blows up the expectations set up by The Force Awakens by definite design and with wanton abandon and a terrific movie is the result. Writer/Director Rian Johnson takes what we think we know about the new heroes and spins that out in ways that are unexpected and are terrific. Characters are given space to grow and to change and that is something special.
I really like the new leads, particularly Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron. Obviously, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren is the breakout star and character and he should be. But Poe Dameron is pretty darn fun. Oscar Issac is a perfectly lovable rogue.
The Last Jedi was divisive. Perhaps it was because it didn’t give us exactly what we expected or what we wanted. Give me more of that, I say. I don’t want to know the story. I don’t want to have been able to write the story. I want to think Kylo might just be ready to turn to the Light Side. I want to think Luke is there, standing up to a First Order Battalion. I want to wonder if characters are going to live or die.
I want to be surprised.
The Last Jedi surprises as it entertains… what more could I want?
- Review One: The Phantom Menace
- Review Two: Attack of the Clones
- Review Three: Revenge of the Sith
- Review Four: Solo
- Review Five: Rogue One
- Review Six: A New Hope
- Review Seven: The Empire Strikes Back
- Review Eight: Return of the Jedi
- Review Nine: The Force Awakens
- Review Ten: The Last Jedi
May the Force Be With Us!