Lamar reviews - Star Wars - The Last Jedi

December 15, 2017
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Carla and I got to the theater an hour early and still stood in line to get in.  There were capes, light sabers, Darth Vader masks, and people of all ages.  And when we came out it was the same thing for the later showings.  I’m satisfied it was that way everywhere it was being shown.

I’m not going to give any details that could be seen as spoilers.  That being said I’m sure I’m getting emails telling me that I’ve already said too much.  Emails be like, “how dare you mention Darth Vader and light sabers!  Now that you have described the line I might as well stay home, you’ve ruined the entire movie!” 

When we left the last movie Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, was trying to give Luke Skywalker the light saber.  Luke did not seem all that excited about it.  Well, he’s still not; he wants to be left alone.  He didn’t just move to a far away planet, to an island in the middle of nowhere just for the heck of it.  He does not want to hang out. 

While we are waiting to see if he will actually train Rey in the ways of the Jedi the Resistance fleet is being hunted down and destroyed by the First Order.  Carrie Fisher, in her final performance as General Leia, is trying to lead the Rebels to safety. Fighter pilot Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac, is still being reckless and disobeying orders.  Finn, played by John Boyega is back after being injured and he’s back in the fight.

We flip back and forth from space battle to Rey and Luke.  We also get a good look at the struggle between the dark Side and the Light.  Rey feels like she can see a future where Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, could come from the dark back to the light.  And Ren is sure he can persuade Rey to cross over to the Dark.

The humorous moments, and there are a quite a few, are perfectly placed and pulled off as good if not better than the best Marvel movie.

We are introduced to a few new characters including a new creature.  Porgs, they are like penguins but 10 times cuter. They make Ewoks look like teddy bears with the mange.  I’m pretty sure you will be buying stuffed ones for Christmas presents.

The movie is a little long at 2 hours and 36 minutes but nobody is complaining.  It’s Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence.

If you love being in a movie where people clap and cheer this is for you.  Lets’ be honest Star Wars is Star Wars and this one is a great one!

My Score:  A Full 6 Pack

 

 

 

 

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