Star Wars Ep9 Non-Spoiler Review
Saw Episode 9 tonight for my company’s “Winter Holiday Party.”
My verdict: It’s decent. Not great, but not a complete waste of time either.
For comparison’s sake… tbh, I don’t really recall what I thought of TFA at the time — basically just remember thinking it mirrored Ep4 and did all right, but there was a lot that didn’t make sense too. Even so, overall I’d give that one a “thumbs up.”
Rogue One I enjoyed well enough, but I also haven’t ever felt the need to watch it a 2nd time either. I’d still say it’s the best of the films that have come out in recent years.
TLJ I just felt was pretty meh. I didn’t hate it like a lot of people seem to, but I certainly agree with their points as to why they hated it. For me it as just a big let-down. I was disappointed when the credits rolled.
Solo I left the theater feeling very entertained. I won’t say it’s a great movie, but I still felt upbeat when the credits rolled — had a smile on my face as I was leaving the theater.
And now for Ep9… several scenes that were supposed to be dramatic and full of tension had been spoiled by the trailers, so there actually wasn’t any tension in them. The “final battle” definitely had some thrilling moments, but then the denouement was just …. You know those rumors that focus groups shown the 6 different endings tended to laugh at the film? Well… I laughed at it 3x, so that left me at the end going “Eh, it was okay overall, but I’m never going to be seeing it again. Better than TLJ (but that’s a very low bar) and worse than TFA or Solo.”
OTOH, my wife absolutely loved it, so….there’s division in the family now 😉