Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I never loved any of the Star Wars movies, but The Last Jedi is undoubtedly my favourite - I may even say it is the best after a few more watches. Imperfect, but completely aware of the Star Wars formula that it almost begins to work past it, The Last Jedi takes some major risks and rises up to the seeming impossible.

Confronted by all that is lacking about the newest installation of Star Wars - some touches of clunky dialogue, some structural issues, plot holes, weak characters, etc. - it is important to just take a moment to ponder upon the actual creation of this film. How hard would it be to write even a mediocre Star Wars movie? With the vast expanse of a Marvel movie, but a stronger sense of narrative meaning, a world of greater depth, and a much more confined realm of possibility in terms of narrative arc, a Star Wars movie seems impossibly demanding. Not only must nearly a dozen characters need to be juggled and given arcs, but multiple thematic journeys need to be established, set pieces constructed and everything brought to a neat close. Johnson does an astonishing job in these regards - and though he is credited as the single writer, there is probably a huge team around him... more from:
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