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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

I’ll be honest. I didn’t like the original trilogy. I didn’t like the prequels. But I did enjoy The Force Awakens. Maybe it’s the difference in watching it on the big screen and the TV. No comparison. Then The Last Jedi was announced and I thought it looked pretty good. Was it? Well yeah.

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Luke Skywalker is finally back and drinking weird green milk from a strange space monster. Rey needs him to return to the alliance and help save the galaxy. Finn is off doing Finn stuff (which to be honest isn’t much) and accidentally teams up with a little fan girl who is pretty cool (until she almost completely ruins the ending!) and Kylo Ren is off being even more emo than he was in The Force Awakens.

As you can see it’s a pretty simple movie. Kylo Ren is trying to find his place in the dark side. Rey is busy training with Luke. Finn is trying to help the alliance by going behind their back and finding out information and people that could help them and the actual alliance is mainly running out of fuel and trying to escape Snoke.

But then there’s this weird thing. Kylo Ren and Rey possibly having a little romance. One, disgusting, but two it’s kind of interesting. The whole light and dark and everything being that straight forward with no grey area. What if people fall into that grey area and believe they could be both, or neither? It’s quite an interesting conundrum.

But let’s face it the main attraction here was Luke and by-golly did he pull a brilliant performance. His character had depth, was interesting, funny, and had a terrible ending. Still not over that. Leia was of course, perfection, and seeing Carrie Fisher on the big screen in such a brilliant role was truly inspirational.

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But what really did it for me with this movie was how absolutely stunning it was and how the colour red was featured so well. From the red walls in Snoke’s ‘office (I guess)’ to the red sand in the finale and the contrast in other scenes as well. You could tell that this movie was planned and thought through amazingly and I really have to give it props there.

Still, I am not the biggest fan of Star Wars. I enjoy movies so I am happy to go see a franchise I am not big on and sit through and watch but that doesn’t mean it’ll convert me into a fangirl. I read a lot of people didn’t enjoy it and yes the story was quite simple and a bit weird and boring at parts but overall it did well. It had a lot of power, a lot of interesting characters and if you try not to compare it to the other movies too much it was a very enjoyable ride.

But people like to nit-pick everything don’t they?

What did you think of The Last Jedi?

Until next time.

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2 Comments »

  1. This is a multi-layered film and the only thing you really got out of it was the colour red? What was terrible about Luke’s ending by the way?

    “You could tell that this movie was planned and thought through amazingly”…..No shit, Captain Obvious.

    I really don’t like being negative, but this ‘review’ is as weak as a soggy biscuit.

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    • Hi Bill,

      I see no reason for your negativity. All reviews are opinions and people have different styles. This is mine. If you don’t like it don’t read.

      I am not a big fan of Star Wars as I stated and wanted to give a quick review without giving away any spoilers or major plot points.

      If you must know I found Luke’s ending rushed and a bit random. It was like they wanted to get rid of him but had no real reason why. His battle with Kylo Ren was fantastic but the rest was rather boring.

      Some movies are obviously very rushed and are not as thought through as others. I thought it was a credit to the filmmakers to really take the time to plan every tiny detail and not just chuck moments in as filler.

      I hope this has cleared things up but as I said: it’s my opinion and if you don’t like it don’t bother reading.

      Shona

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