So I realize I only did one Movie Monday post, and then… didn’t anymore. *cough* BUT I’m back with a movie review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
So this is approximately episode 8 million of Star Wars (right?)
Just like a lot of other fans, I was interested (but a little hesitant) when The Force Awakens came out a couple of years ago. I had heard such good things about it, though, that I had hopes that it would be good and I went to see it. It was… okay. Honestly, I view The Force Awakens more as fanfiction than actually part of the Star Wars movies.
Then Rogue One came out, and I really liked it! Now, the original Star Wars movies will always and forever be the best Star Wars movies out there, end of story. But for being a new Star Wars movie Rogue one was good because it was in the same universe, but did try to continue the Star Wars story (that ended in the original movies. You know, the one that most of the new Star Wars movies are trying to revive but are… not being successful…)
But anyways, that brings us to The Last Jedi.
I’m going to try my best to give you a review that doesn’t contain spoilers.
So we started off watching the movie and…
It’s a repeat. The first half of the movie, I was honestly kind of bored because I hadn’t heard anything bad about this Star Wars movie, I’d only heard good things, and like, it’s Star Wars! I like Star Wars! (the originals, the true Star Wars movies) so I was kind of bored trying not to be, and then it got to one part and I was thinking, “This literally happened already. This exact same thing. Literally. Happened.”
The second half of the movie did get more interesting, but honestly it was… all in all my impression of the movie was: boring. I want to say that it was disappointing, was it or was it my fault for having to high hopes? Would I watch it again? I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch it again, but if my sister bought and I might.
But really, here’s the thing.
Star Wars movies need to stop. I think one reason people liked Star Wars when it first came out was because it was original, but it was also so well thought out. Different worlds, languages, creatures, and an exciting storyline! So it made money and then people were like, “Let’s make even more money” and then their originality brain cells died and we’re left with disappointing attempts to carry on a great story (that has already ended. If that wasn’t clear. You know, when they vanquished evil.)
Now, I know I may sound bitter (and maybe I am a little 😉 )but I didn’t hate this movie. But… I didn’t really like this movie either. This is an example of how they need to quit while they’re behind…