ayad’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’m currently in complete and utter shock. it feels like i’ve just been hit by 2 trains and i don’t know how to handle all these emotions.
This was so beautifully different and unique rian johnson has shaken up the whole game his style here breathes fresh air into the franchise it’s so distinctive and remarkable. I mean some scenes literally made me scream and holler at the screen and i constantly had goosebumps all the time, also i cried and teared up around 59 times this damn war in the stars and the stuff it does to me.
So much is running through my head i don’t know what to type this hits hard and never stops hitting till the very last scene.
The characters that JJ gave birth to are well fed and raised perfectly by mr johnson but the stand out for me is kylo ren i mean COME ON i think he’s probably my favorite star wars character ever ( other than han ofc ) ?? plus the new additions are great honestly ( specifically del toro ).
Seeing luke talk and move and just be there again made me feel so damn happy even under that rough and withered exterior i can still see that farm boy from tatooine. What’s sad is that my life is back to its lame and burning routine again i won’t be feeling this much anticipation and worry for quite a while now.
also i’m 1000% sure this rating will increase on a rewatch it’s just some scenes were abit jarring and didn’t click well enough with the other fantastic stuff. other complaints i have are super duper minor i guess i was just really nervous and scared . TLJs ranking in any list is temporary for now i really need that rewatch.
sorry for this being this long i just needed to get everything off my chest ilove star wars so damn much it is literally everything in my whole life and if you’ve reached this far thx for sticking around :)