Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mini-Review

star-wars-the-last-jedi-poster-700x1037Is it good? Sure. 
Does it have moments of greatness? Yes.
Will I see it again? Probably not.
Why not? Becuz I’ve already seen “The Empire Strikes Back” more times than I can remember, and this is really just a remake of that one. The order of the scenes is a little scrambled, and there are a couple of little differences, but overall….. same overarching theme. Desperate evacuation, walkers assault base, Luke meets Yoda, I mean Rey meets Luke. Dark Side force cave. Force ghosts. Leaving before ready to confront the big bad due to a vision, except it’s a trap. Stop me if you’ve heard this before…..

So my overall verdict is: See it for the spectacle and becuz it’s Star Wars and it’s a fun 2.5 hours, but don’t expect to be blown away by anything original either.

Posted on December 15, 2017, in General and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I have not yet seen it. Partly because I never saw the originals and therefore less connected to the franchise emotionally. The prequels didn’t help (although I quite liked the last one and thought it better than Force Awakens). I also wasn’t impressed with Rogue One and did not find either Rei or Kylo Ren compelling in the first one.

    What I am quite surprised by is the massive divergence in user and critic reviews on both Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes. Critics seemed to have loved it and users seemed to have been at the very least, disappointed.

    • There were moments of greatness, and moments of “wtf was that?!?!?!?”

      Overall I lean toward the “greatness outweighed the wtf” side of things, but not by much. Overall, I’d say “It was ok.” See it for the thrills it does give, but nothing more than that.

  2. I saw it and the first of the originals: A New Hope. I have to say Force Awakens has gone further down in my eyes. Whole plot points were ripped out from A New Hope and it doesn’t help that it was done better in the original.

    As for Last Jedi, I agree with you. It’s just okay. It is certainly not the masterpiece critics want it to be. However, it is not the “Destroyer of Childhood Memories” that some fans are going on about. It is at the end of the day, an average film and only just bests Phantom Menace because of its’ technical polish and slightly better acting.

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