Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★½

This was soooooooooo good. Fuck.
     That first joke with Poe and Hux over the communicator really made me laugh and let me know I was in great hands. 
     Johnson has such a clear understanding of every character and completely understands the world they exist in. This has humor and heart like Star Wars has been missing since like, A New Hope or Empire Strikes Back, but it’s still so grounded and every issue I’ve had with stakes being under or over-played in the past are gone. Yoda was allowed to look like poop and make jokes again and I love that!! Plus he said gay rights when he let Laura read Oscar the house down boots. It’s not perfect, but it’s beautiful and thrilling and has so much that it accomplishes saying about this universe and legends, I don’t care about any of the minor shortcomings.
     It starts with that bombing sequence that was beautiful and heartbreaking and every fight after is even better than the last, with some of the best large-scale battles in the franchise. Damn, Disney fucked up when they listened to fans. I mean, Rose is an incredible addition to this cast and I’m already angry about how she’s about to be screwed over.




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