Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Last Jedi | Dumb + Entertaining = ?

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Taken from my IMDB) review.

So this one was dumb, silly, goofy, contrived and in some cases pretty flawed... and yet that's what a Star Wars movie is.

Star Wars is not a perfect franchise by any means at all; I haven't  given any of the movies above a 7 in my head so far.
They're dumb, silly fun in space.
This one's better than the last two (Rogue One and The Force Awakens), but it's not quite as good as Empire Strikes Back.
So what?

It was fun, shot very well, had tonnes of character, lovely callbacks and memorable moments. That's all I want from a Star Wars movie, and also what I was expecting.

Pretty much all of the backlash is made up of nostalgia- blinded 20+ year old fans who hold the original trilogy up on the highest pedestal they can possibly erect.
Sure, the original three were groundbreaking at the time and shaped Hollywood for the better and worst, but none of them are masterpieces, or even come close; they're just dumb fun with an added dash of mysticism and classic Hollywood romanticism.
Nothing more, nothing less.

The Last Jedi was just as fun, but also as dumb, AND THATS OK.

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