Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★½

"The greatest teacher, failure is. Luke, we are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters."

Luke walks through the fire as John Williams goes sicko mode and I remember that I'm watching one of the great movies of the last 10 or 20 years. The B-roll of Ahch-To island is a great creative choice; demonstrating that the force is all around us, existing in all living things. Understands Lucas the best of the Disney Star Wars films in terms of structure, thematics, and even aesthetic to a degree. The structure feels most like The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, as the arcs aren't exactly linear (they're built off stumbling and failure leading into communal victory) and the pacing is unconventional, jumping around instead of the heavy cross cutting narratives of A New Hope and Revenge Of The Sith. The downfall of the sequel trilogy is that they only tried to capture about half of Lucas' ideas, but this film tries to capture more; thematic ideas of the jedi captured throughout the prequels, digital cinematography. The romance and politics of the prequels is mostly lacking in this trilogy other than Reylo shenanigans, and a sequence on a casino planet. This movie is really fire overall, but it's just significantly less interesting when it's not focused on Luke, Rey, and Ben. Still fire tho! That moment when you won't be the last jedi

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