Vachan’s review published on Letterboxd:
”Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to. That's the only way to become what you are meant to be.”
Its seems the CGI and Visual Effects seem to be getting better and better with each passing Star Wars Film..
Episode VIII continues exactly where Episode VII left off, it showcases the same characters as its prequel with some added notable newbies. Its similiar in many ways to the former yet I found this film to be genuinely slow paced compared to episode VII, each scene seemed to be dragged out for no apparent reason and the longer duration of the film doesn’t help it all. The ending was also a bit of a disappointment as it doesn’t really put you on the verge of excitement or curiosity for Episode IX. I was fooled multiple times thinking the film would end in a particular scene. However, seeing past characters from the franchises meeting the new was an absolute treat to watch. All actors and actresses gave decent performances, couldn’t see anything flawed in that prowess. The CGI is where this film truly shines for me, the explosions in this film are one of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever watched in a movie theatre. Screenplay however is equally mediocre at times as its prequel, yet could be neglected. John Williams’s score is as iconic as ever.
Overall, for me, not better than Episode VII but better than Rogue One..