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Episode VIII, The Last Jedi

DVD - 2018
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ScorchingSun
May 25, 2019

Finally a half-decent film to make up for the last few crappy ones.
A good plot even though versions of the same old characters are lurking everywhere.
After a while, you would think audiences would tire of this interminable war. It's like Bill Murray's Groundhog Day but an endlessly repeating movie instead of a repeating day.

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anjulajoy
Dec 07, 2018

Snoke's ring is made out of gold and Obsidian, the Obsidian from catacombs from beneath Vader's Castle on Mustafar. The Grand Inquisitor was burned in an explosion and ... Killed? Or is he back as Snoke?
Anyway, even though the new movies use a lot of themes that they used from the first movies, they're still amazing and my favorites!

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orange_owl_449
Dec 01, 2018

Why do I waste my time and money watching this junk? Probably because it's star wars and because I like movie theater popcorn

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Alex_Rainer
Nov 24, 2018

Rian Johnson ruined my childhood. Never thought I missed M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender but here we are.

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2Ranger
Nov 16, 2018

Bad movie IMHO
Great if miss used SFX

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LibraryUser53
Nov 14, 2018

Episode 8 is pretty good. Much better than the plot-tired episode 7. In particular the actress playing the Rae character turns in an excellent performance. Lots of special effects, action, and adventure, so no worries there. Solid performances from the other characters for the most part, with the notable exception of Adam Driver ( playing the antagonist Kylo Ren). Mr. Driver's acting skills just aren't up to what's needed for the part. But even that casting flaw isn't enough to distract from the story. Some more screen time for the vintage characters R2D2, C3PO, and Chewbacca would have made for a better movie. Hopefully for episode 9 there'll be less BB-8 and more R2D2. Overall, recommended.

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hbgizzle
Oct 28, 2018

The new star wars movies overall have been great. This one didnt disappoint.

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DANBER
Sep 26, 2018

Pretty good episode!

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russ1971
Sep 07, 2018

Yup. It's pretty bad. Bad acting.

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willpell
Sep 06, 2018

I for one did enjoy this movie. It was visually quite pleasing, and the story was interestingly different, albeit pretty nonsensical if you put too much thought into it. The constant plot reversals and surprises were not too much for me; I really liked the idea of puncturing the classic tropes and doing something different. The transparent feminist strawman characters were noticeable, but not over-the-top IMO, and the climax was very effective. (Plus there are porgs. The entire rest of the movie could have been anything short of nails-on-chalkboard, and I would have watched it anyway just for the porgs.) I definitely think that it's worth seeing at least once, no matter what you've heard, and that if your inclination is to nitpick the story to death, you should really relax and keep an open mind.

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mustang351c
Sep 03, 2018

Bored. Had a hard time focusing on it.
It's interesting that the authors of the script made a BIG push for diversity in this one. It's also interesting that the story's rebels jumped from disaster to disaster to disaster, losing one battle after another, and getting massively slaughtered in the process. And in the end there was no real victory for them.
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Quit a contrast to the original Star Wars which made no or little nods toward diversity and ended up blowing up the Death Star and saving the galaxy! With it's largely racially homogeneous main characters.
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I wonder if the producers were making social commentary with this story about modern American society? Versus the America of a couple of generations ago? That they think that the push for 'diversity' is pretty much a failure. It's possible. Writers have been know to do some funny things.
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And that Rey character has GOT to go. "Girls can do anything!" - Yup *not*. Totally unrealistic, even in the world of scifi. Puleeeease! Expert sword fighting (the character has never, ever even seen one), flying unfamiliar spaceships in combat, beating up 200 lbs men (she weighs what? Maybe 110lbs?). Quit the symbol of estrogen excellence!

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Kerbal
Sep 03, 2018

This movie actually makes me think that the Prequels of Star Wars were actually better than these terrible Sequels

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JohnZins
Aug 11, 2018

This movie was so bad, Han was glad he got killed in the movie before it. Horrible, horrible film. Need to stop making these films now. I want those two hours of my life back, please.

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Gwen904
Jul 23, 2018

Entertaining but a bit cheesy. Recommended for the twists and edgy fight scenes.

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fvrlfellow
Jul 23, 2018

Fantastic acion movie with solid cast. However, I find the story a little to follow; too many twists and turns with so many characters. Still, it's an enjoyable movie to watch with friends and family.

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reginator_22
Jul 23, 2018

I was entertained by this movie. I thought it was better than the Force Awakens.

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Merenwen
Jul 21, 2018

I went into this with some hesitation, because people were complaining that it was "confusing" and "felt like two movies put together". But I didn't get that impression at all. Yes, there are two storylines going that intersect near the end, but that's a totally normal thing in movies, especially the Star Wars franchise. If the people can't handle that, they should avoid the Star Wars movies, especially the prequels.

In fact, I'm going to make a very unpopular statement: I thought it was better than The Force Awakens. There, I said it.

TFA was a decent movie, but the storyline felt a bit lacking. I realize they had a lot of characters to introduce, but I still felt like it was missing something. I also hated how they had killed off Han. I could deal with him dying, but not in such a brutal way - it felt a little too much like Steven Moffat killing off all the good characters in Doctor Who. (Don't get me started on Amy and Rory. I'm still not over it.) I would have preferred a more dignified sending-off of such a legendary character.

The Last Jedi, on the other hand, had absolutely no lull to it. I loved that the secondary characters like Finn, Poe, and Rose (I freaking LOVED Rose) played an integral role in this one.

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violet_zebra_1398
Jul 21, 2018

One of the worst Star Wars movies ever. After watching The Force Awakens, I thought Star Wars had gotten as ruined and heartbreaking (Han's death) as it could get. Boy, was I in for a surprise! Rey (a character who doesn't change or develop like the original main characters, because she is already good at everything and is a Mary Sue character), Finn, and Poe attempt to supplant and become better than the beloved characters from the original trilogy. Luke's death was truly the last straw for me. I had gone through seeing my favorite character (Han) die, the Force turned into some sort of yin-yang thing, Rey presented as being better than Luke (a Skywalker!), and Luke acting completely different from the personality that he had in the original trilogy. And then they kill Luke. I now ignore the sequel trilogy and have realized that the prequels weren't actually all that bad.
I also think that the parts where the commanders of the rebel ships stay behind in them when the ships are blasted as decoys by the First Order are stupid. I mean, WE have auto-pilot. I think that a culture way ahead of ours should have auto-pilot, or at least enough to keep the ship on the straight and unchanging path they had been doing before.

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Keogh
Jul 18, 2018

The latest of the space epic movies has our heroes fleeing the ruthless First Order and going in different directions, including digging up former Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, who's spent a few years playing guitar for the Grateful Dead by the looks of him. Entertaining enough, though the absence of Han Solo is deeply felt.

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black_hippo_36
Jul 10, 2018

Not Star Wars :>(

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zombiegravitation
Jul 10, 2018

To be honest, I really wanted to like this movie. I really loved The Force Awakens, while I've always known of the Star Wars franchise I didn't bother to give it a shot till that movie. I loved it, watched the rest, even read a few of the comics. Seeing as I didn't grow up with nostalgia goggles I didn't hate the prequels...much. But god almighty I did not like The Last Jedi.

It had it's moments (the grass bit with Rey, General Hugs, Holdo's badass moment) but there was just a lot of sloppy writing that people hand waved as subversive. Luke becoming an embittered old man because he failed to stop Ben's darkness didn't make sense to me, I mean he's the guy who thought Darth Vader was redeemable! He was always the more optimistic of him and Leia (honestly if either of them were to go dark side I would be looking at Leia not Luke) And I thought it was strange that he feared Rey wanting to know not just about the force but herself, when he was like that once.

I don't know, I just feel like there was a lot set up in TFA that was just thrown away. Snoke was built up to be more by the fact that he was unknown enity yet had the wealth and the power to control the empire so his death felt unsatisfactory.

In TFA Rey was shown being abandoned as her parents flew into space - strange if they really were drunks who died ON Jakku. That people were satisfied with it shocks me, they keep saying they're glad to see a hero that comes from nothing but most Jedi do come from nothing?? Once they were known to be force sensitive they were more or less spirited away from their families never to see them again. If they were once part of a grand legacy too bad, they're part of Jedi order now. So the idea of Rey having a legacy whether it was as Luke's secret daughter or Obi Wan's secret granddaughter or whatever theory there was didn't seem so hairbrained to me. It could have paralleled Kylo, Rey as another legacy child, but showing how vastly different their choices were and how it shaped not just them but the star wars universe as a whole. That you can from nothing (like Anakin) or be from something terrible/tragic (like the Skywalker twins) and become something great or come from something good and still walk dark path.

Other things I had feelings about:

-The fights were ok on first watch but any more than that you start to see how sloppy it some parts were also it felt like there was too much fighting & explosions, not enough story telling.
- the casino plot seemed unnecessary and more like to give Rose more to her backstory and give Finn a reason to stay, if only Holdo trusted and explained her plan to Poe (someone she knew was reckless & doing things his way)
-I liked some of Rose's parts but the romance between her and Finn seemed so random
-again parts of the story were random or confusing or the transitions weren't very clear. Did they just reuse Finn's general plot from TFA?? It felt like his part was an after thought and he could have been replaced by any random or rose could've gone by herself
-the music was good! I thought I would cry every time they played parts of Binary Sunset

Overall this movie felt really long, I wasn't as emotionally invested, by the end all i hoped was that they didn't try to use CGI for Leia in the next movie what with Carrie being dead in real life (RIP Carrie) I hope they don't. I wish TLJ could've been different, but I'm still willing to see what JJ does deals with the material TLJ gave him and how this trilogy will end. I just want it to end on a more hopeful note even if it's not the happiest of notes. They always say Star Wars is a fairy tale but it's not one without loss and hard learned lessons.

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19531984Arcardio
Jul 09, 2018

wonderful movie

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mikeedm
Jul 03, 2018

I watched the first 15 minutes and that was it for me. It seemed that I was watching a cartoon more than anything else.

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Shellie1_us
Jul 01, 2018

Kathleen Kennedy has destroyed the newest Star Wars movies. The politically correct movies are not horrible, but they are not Star Wars either. Luke Skywalker was wasted in this movie.

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Paul_Zukowski
Jun 17, 2018

Boring slog of a movie that does nothing for the past star wars characters and the newly introduced ones as well. 1 star for good special effects and overall look of the movie but that is it. Cheesy dialogue, odd transitions, pointless/awkward scenes, dislikeable characters, plot holes and disjointed continuation from Force Awaken (which was a New Hope rehash with a main character Rey who has zero character growth because she is good at everything) and so on.

I didn't see this in theatres because Force Awakens was... odd and the talk of polarization between fans who will hate or like this movie I completely agree with here.

Overall my interest in the Starwars universe, though never big to begin with, only lessened after surviving this movie. Not going to watch Solo movie at all because I don't want to see Han Solo's character get butchered like what they did with Luke the alien-milking-nerf-herder and Leia the non-established-force-using-superwoman in this movie.


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