Well, here’s my promised review of the latest Star Wars movie.
Hopefully I was able to get across my opinions well enough without the spoilers involved. Let’s go.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Review
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
- Incredible graphics and cinematography
Of course the crazy alien worlds and space fights are prime territory for adding all the cool special effects and CGI.
And seriously, they didn’t waste any of it. The visuals are incredible. The planet Luke is on and the rainy, grassy feeling of that one. The stark red and white of the planet for the final showdown. The glitzy casino planet . . .
And then all the aliens and space things and lightsabers were amazing of course.
Definitely a feast for the eyes.
Yeah, yeah, it’s me and I’ve got to throw my opinion in on the characters of everything. But I was very impressed with the masterful juggling of the large cast.
They were working out about three different protagonist plotlines, plus hopping over to the villains every now and then, and it all flowed very well. Everyone got their times to shine and were wonderful.
-proceed to small character opinions-
Luke was awesome, okay. It was really cool seeing him as the old mentor figure and they did some really amazing things with his character and motivation.
Rey was a great protagonist. –and spoilers so I actually can’t say too much-
Kylo . . . I expected to like him more from the hype? But it was really interesting the backstory they gave him and he was an awesome character in his own right. Very well made and three-dimensional. While I wasn’t adopting him as a poor baby in need of protection like some other people I know, I did like him. XD
Finn, I actually liked a lot more here than I did in The Force Awakens. He didn’t have the weight of the universe weighing so heavily on his shoulders and wasn’t wigging out as badly, so he was able to show who he was more. And he was actually pretty cool.
Leia was kickbutt and amazing, as always.
Rose wasn’t my absolute favorite, but she was sweet and hey, cool to have a character that shares my name somewhat. XD
And Poe. Poe was always wanting to fight everyone and blow things up and he was my favorite, thank you.
-also a moment of silence for Han Solo please I’m still extremely sad that he’s gone and he will always hold the spot of favorite honor-
- Lots of plot and stakes
They made an incredible pileup of story problems and crazy situations for the heroes to get out of through this whole thing. And I mean . . . it worked. They were still able to do it and make the story work.
Seriously, it was like . . . every time I thought it couldn’t possibly have more buildup and this had to be the climax, there was more and it was a crazy rollercoaster.
(Of course this iiiisss a bit of a two-sided issue and I’ll talk more in the “bad stuff” section below.)
- Little details
Spoilers lie in these here parts, but they did a very good job with the little tiny plot details, which was seriously impressive, considering the massive plot they had to work with.
- Continuity/respect for old Star Wars
It would have been way too easy to just totally replace all the old things with “look! Our new shiny world and new shiny cast!”, but they actually keep the old story elements and characters and plot elements around and it flows really nicely.
- Kind of exhausting and crazy
The downside to that huge and complicated of a plot . . . it is kind of insane. I mean it was done well, but it’s just A LOT GOING ON. A lot of adrenaline and like five different climaxes. It’s crazy. Crazy in a fun way but just . . . wow, still crazy. XD
- Build-up hype/fan theories falling flat
Again, spoiler territory, and there is a possibility that this gets cleared up with the next movie. But it seems like all the burning questions and theories people had weren’t really as big of a deal as they were built up to be? So that was a little annoying/confusing.
Well, what do you think? Have you seen The Last Jedi? Think you will?
I’ll save spoiler talk for the comments, so -rubs hands together-…. yes, talk to me.
Have a great weekend, guys. ❤