Posted December 19, 2017
Star Wars The Last Jedi – The Most Shocking Star Wars Film To Date (Spoiler Free)
Note: (The scoring system is going to be on a “100 point” scale will be graded as a teacher would grade a students assignment in school).
50 and Below is an F
60’s are D
70’s are C
80’s are B
90 to 100 is an A
Star Wars the Last Jedi is one of the years most anticipated movies and it didn’t disappoint. I consider myself a casual Star Wars fan. I’ve seen all the films but I am not familiar with the extended universe material. So first things first. If you haven’t seen any Star Wars films don’t start with this one as it picks up right where 2015’s A Force Awakens leaves off.
I’m just gonna get to the elephant in the room. This film is extremely divisive in the Star Wars fan community. It seems like people either love it and think it’s the best film of the saga or think it’s terrible. I personally think it is a great movie with some noticeable flaws. There are some terrific performances from Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and the late great Carrie Fisher as General Leia. The rest of the cast is also solid but don’t get as much to do.
This movie as some incredible twists and turns and the stakes for the characters feel dire. My main complaint has to do with the B plot in the movie being weak and lasting too long. Also there are some big characters that are criminally underutilized.
- Shocking Twists
- Adam Driver/Mark Hammill
- Beautiful cinematography
- The best light-saber fight to date
- B story
- Pacing was confusing at some points
- Some narrative risks don’t quite payoff
90 out of 100 = “A-“