December 2017 Ι 2h 32min Ι Rian Johnson
The awaited movie is finally here with a review that is one month too late. Busy life but it’s a new year and that means that I’m going to do the best I can to post at least once a week. You can do it Renate, the force is strong with you. Speaking of the force…
In The Last Jedi we continue following Rey’s journey with one of my favorite Jedi, Luke Skywalker. She soon realizes that her task might be harder than she thinks. Meanwhile the resistance are planning an attack on the dark side but become surprised by something that’s ought to be impossible.
Is it just me or does every Star Wars film become more Disney-ish? I don’t want to say childish because that’s not accurate but I just get a little vibe that it’s aimed more towards children. There is one particular scene I have in mind *be aware that spoilers might occur in this moment, you have been warned* where Rey and Kylo Ren fight the red people and it looked very Disney. I mean, it was supposed to be a fight scene but it looked more like they were dancing. Well, it was kind of brutal before that so I guess it adds up.
Despite what I just wrote, I have to say that I overall really enjoyed the movie. It was 2 and a half well spent hours of my life and I could spend them again. The humor was there, the force was there, the characters were lovely as ever (even the new ones, yes I’m talking about you Rose Tico). I honestly have to say that my love for BB-8 grows stronger and stronger every time I see him/her/it. I freaking love that robot. Oh and I also loved the bird creature, so cute!!
One thing that made me a tad sad was Luke Skywalker. It just didn’t feel like my Luke Skywalker if you know what I mean. Another thing I just have to mention is, and this means another spoiler so look away right now, Yoda. I mean, I love that lizard-lookalike-thing but I didn’t see the point of making him like he was in the first movies because he was already improved in the prequels. There’s probably a reasonable explanation why they made him look like that (maybe because that’s what he looked like when he died) but personally I would have liked to see him more evolved (technology wise). After all, I don’t love the first Star Wars movies because of their visual effects and beautiful transitions, but because of the well written characters and story.
I feel like I got a little bit carried away but I just have to end the review by saying that this was a funny, action-filled and dramatic movie, and I really enjoyed it. I’m definitely going to watch it again and I can’t wait for the Han Solo movie to come out next.
My rating: 7.8/10