Episode 12: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi


“The Last Jedi” might have received nothing but praise from critics, but it has the fans split right down the middle. It’s easy to see why some fans were frustrated with some of the big choices made by Rian Johnson. So much of what he did seems to fly in the face of all the ground work that Abrams laid in “The Force Awakens”. The two movies are not the best of friends, but is it really that big of a deal? Luke was so interesting, and the relationship that builds between Kylo and Rey was brilliant. There is also that seriously awesome Yoda cameo and this movie has some of the most jaw dropping shots you will find in all 9 films. It may slump a bit here and there but this movie is big, bold, dark and dirty. Rian Johnson set out to make a new Star Wars movie, his own Star Wars movie, and he did. He made bold creative choices, and almost every one of them works wonders. “The Force Awakens” was the nostalgic swan song everyone wanted and “The Last Jedi” is it’s polar opposite that no one saw coming. I think what is important here is pushing boundaries and exploring something new. Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

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