The stakes are higher and it shows. Yates also makes Harry and the gang feel more like real people. It’s grittier and the world more lived in.
So I watched this with my son. He wants to watch all of the SW movies again in the lead up to Episode 9. The first thing I'll say is that the level of invention and world building in this is extraordinary. This isn't some cash grab from Lucas. He put a lot of time and thought into creating this Universe and is shows. Unfortunately he made two almost fatal errors with the casting of Jake Lloyd and the creation…