The Last Jedi – Seen it, contains spoilers!
Just seen it myself, absolutely loved it! So many funny moments, from the very first scene it really set the tone. I preferred it to Force Awakens in fact. One thing though- how are they going to deal with Princess Leia not dying? They had already said that they never planned for her to be in episode IX, so that was a but weird…Posted 3 months ago
Never noticed Ade either! Or for that matter Mrs K spotted that the wee lads broom force-jumped into his hand at the end, which i missed.
Jaw drop of the film was that light speed jump, was like the first time I saw the Star destroyer hit the Emperors ship in RoTJ.
Really enjoyed it, not as good as Rogue One, but better than ep7.
Pet or protein? Defiantly protein!Posted 3 months ago
The cruiser crashing into the fleet with the lightspeed jump
The bit where Rey threw her sabre to Kylo at the end of the fight and he just turned it on to take out the imperial guard behind him
Some of the Luke funny moments, e.g. after the bombardment when he brushed dust of his shoulder.
The reveal of Rey’s parents.
Leia question is interesting. Maybe she’ll just retire to the quiet life.Posted 3 months agostewartcSubscriber
Saw it this morning, OK in places but its not something I would rush back to see unlike Rogue One.Posted 3 months ago
Some nice set pieces, surprisingly funny in places with some of the Frist order officers getting the best lines (preparing to land now) but the dialog was a little clunky, yeh, I know its SciFi but ‘spunk’.
Will be interesting to see where part 9 takes us after this though, thought that Snoke, for all his supposed power, didn’t really seem that powerful in the end.jimdubleyouSubscriber
Saw it a BFI Imax this morning.
I can’t say I loved it, but I did enjoy it a lot – especially the cruiser lightspeed scene.
It seemed to be taking itself a lot less seriously – lots of snide jokes and (almost) asides which I enjoyed.
Edit: Also, Snoke reminds me of Daniel Craig. Which was offputting.Posted 3 months ago
The reveal of Rey’s parents.
I’m not sure they’ve been revealed yet
Luke’s death- what did he see when he was staring into the sun at the end? I could have sworn I saw a ship there- I thought it was one despatched by Kylo Ren to ‘wipe out the islands’, as he had said that they will do that a couple of scenes earlierPosted 3 months agoBoardinBobSubscriber
I definitely spotted what looked like a ship in one of the suns
Overall very good.
Only minor gripes:
the need for a slapstick style scene. The horse type things racing through space vegas. Lucas introduced them in the prequels and there was the daft one in TFA on board Han and chewies ship
Captain Phasma was underused as was Benicio Del Toro’s character but I assume we’ll see him again
Nice that they used a yoda that was more like the original trilogy than the cgi
Daisy Ridley and Adam driver were much improved
Nice twists and good that most of the trailers were complete misdirectionPosted 3 months ago
Visually a great looking film. Felt very much like a negative/positive version of ESB in terms of timing and revisiting certain similar plot points.
A very clunky first half – too slow, and some dreadful opening dialogue had me back to Phantom Menace with which it steers too close to on the Space Vegas set-piece.
All is saved by a fantastic second half though with an excellent light-sabre battle, full of visually stunning motifs. Loved the ‘red’ guards. (Kagemusha) It picks up proper momentum from here.
However at a deeper level for me the Star Wars themes are exhausted and whilst I enjoyed it – it was instantly forgettable.
Some great rug pullers though.
I disliked Rogue One and loved The Force Awakens, as it was a terrific homage.Posted 3 months ago
I have a feeling the “better” films will be the wider universe ones like Rogue and Solo, where they don’t have to stick so close to the SW recipe.
Maybe, and I know what you mean about ‘better’ but there is rousing element to the original Star Wars that can only be remembered as 6,7,8 year old. That’s the key to success and why I enjoyed TFA and not R1.Posted 3 months ago
You mean the ‘you’re on hold, is that Admiral Hux?’stuff?!?! I thought that was absolutely amazing!!! So irreverent, definitely stuck a much needed finger in the eye of po-faced science fiction.
No, I mean the dialogue coming out of Hux’s mouth right at the very start.Posted 3 months agoRepack RiderMember
Mr. Lucas lives about a mile from where I do, in San Anselmo, California. See him out on the streets all the time. Using his own money, he built a beautiful city park in the center of town. Locals call it “Yoda Park” b/c there is a statue in it of the little alien.Posted 3 months ago
5pm for me and it was rammed.
Right fantastic action packed sci-f, some brillaint cinematic moments, brilliant humour and enough ‘member moments too. The Princess Leia floating bit was silly and no we didn’t need another death star.
The Iron part was great a nice tribiute to Boba Fett’s ship.
Oh and the Dreadnought leapong into the scene was briilliant a nice homage to Star Trek when they catch up with the Enterpirise in warp, Star Wars tribbles actually added some humour too.Posted 3 months agovintagewinoMember
That warp shot was awesome but I thought the whole plot of the codebreaker leading up to that sequence was pretty unsatisfying. Felt a bit clunky but the casino as cantina was fun visually and I guess it set up the very last scene too.
The Luke / Rey / Yoda parts were the best and Luke’s last stand with Kylo Ren was easily my favouite part of the movie. Tatooine tribute shot was so good.
But who the hell is/was Snoke anyway??Posted 3 months ago
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