Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★★

Gorgeous, stunning movie about the inherent failure of trying to live up to other people's expectations, building yourself back up into an image of yourself that people will remember you by on your own terms. Forever in love with the color design of this with its whites, blacks and grays (but not bland or unintentional!) operating as the visual representation of the characters lost in their battle between light and darkness. The more lively naturalistic colors of greens and blues are so held back apart from Luke's segments on Ach-to, it's almost like the galaxy itself still hasn't found its way back because it tried to stick to the old ways. Gold trimmings on everything on Canto Bight to highlight the wealth disparity; between the seductive pomp and entertainment. And the reds! Who could forget the oppressive reds! How do you visualize the dark chapter? Making Snoke's throne room into the fucking Black Lodge, the salt planet having black and white rock beneath the surface, shooting up like geysers when they come into contact with the desperate survival acts of the resistance. Over five years now and I not only stand by it, I have never felt more assured in my love of something as wonderfully fulfilling as this. A titanic wealth of entertainment and creative inspiration. It's also like part submarine movie, part heist movie, part YA romance smut. What's not to like?

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