Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (spoilers will be hidden)
Posted: Posted December 14th, 2017
Edited December 14th, 2017 by Orion Nebula
Discussion thread, I suppose.
Saw it a few hours ago. Just gonna give a brief spoiler-free reaction to it before I head off to bed, and I'll write more later when I get the chance.
Rian Johnson gets to flex his directorial muscles a little here, but it's also not the "experimental" film some were hoping for. In saying that though, it's still probably the most visually striking Star Wars movie yet, with a ton of breathtaking and memorable imagery (there's one scene towards the end that literally took the audience's breath away).
The plot itself started off decent, sagged a lot in the middle, but came roaring back with a grand spectacle in the finale. The 2 and a half hour runtime makes itself known.
There was some weird shit. Like, "did that really just happen" weird.
Quite a bit of forced humour.
It's the Empire Strikes Back of the new trilogy not just in tone, but certain sequences as well.
All the actors were strong, but Adam Driver was the standout. Finn was toned down and a lot less annoying, thankfully; and I was happy we got to see some solid character development for Poe.
I definitely liked it, but man. It's the kind of movie where one minute I'd be rolling my eyes, and the next wanting to fistpump and cheer. No clue where I'd rate it among the other films.
Anyone else seen it yet?
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