This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Alfie’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I haven’t got a real opinion yet other than “Enjoyed it a lot” but here are some thoughts. Obviously gonna be spoilers so piss off if you haven’t seen it.
Visually the most stunning Star Wars film to date. Be it practical, digital or a hybrid of both, there were frames or shots from this film that are among my favourite of the year. (Not the least of which being that big silent blast that rings through space. Absolutely stunning.)
The plot is a step up from Force Awakens, which was extremely entertaining but ultimately a remix of A New Hope. This film draws on memorable Star Wars beats, but willingly and playful subverts your expectations several times (unless you’re one of those bastards that second guess the film every time.)
The few issues I had were not limited to a clear waste of the big bad boy Snoke. So much for that I guess. I also enjoy the new cast a lot, but I just don’t gel with that slightly awkward, Tumblr-blogger cringeworthy humour that seems to permeate their dialogue, but Star Wars is also for kids and teens so I’ll let it slide.
I also don’t care for a bunch of youngling padawans, that last scene was shite.
Still, some of the greatest lightsaber battles to date, complete visual mastery and Luke Fuckin’ Skywalker as a grizzled Jedi Master was well worth the wait.