***SPOILER THREAD*** Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNCM View Post
    I just saw this yesterday and it went well past my expectations (even with the Leia scene - which I thought had no real purpose).

    Highlights for me:

    Kylo/Rey fight scene with the Royal Guards.
    Luke's role in the whole movie.
    Cameron's whole trolling scene at the beginning.
    Laura Dern is smoking hot with purple hair.
    The absence of sound when the ship went through the Dreadnought at Light Speed

    Lowlights
    The whole Leia scene (we all know the one)
    Bennico Del Toro's character - they could have done so much more with this but failed
    Captain Phasma - they could have had more involvement but I think we will see her in the next episode
    IF they showed Yoda coming back - why not Ben Kenboi or Anikan giving advice.


    Just some rambling thoughts.....
    Laura Dern is goals.... hanging out with a cute NBA player and just getting sexier with age - go girl!

    Anyway, loved her in this somewhat villainous role, she played a similar type role recently in Big Little Lies. She’s one of my faves!
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    Finally saw it yesterday. Can’t believe it took me this long.

    1) Holy Cow can Rian Johnson direct an action sequence. To say nothing of the space battles and the light saber duels, the meeting of the First Order’s AT-ATs and the resistance fighters on Crait was one of the most visually spectacular things I’ve seen in a theater for quite some time. Great idea.

    2) Agree with all comments above that the lack of any story on Snoke is disappointing. He’s the driving force behind all the antagonists in Force Awakens and here and we get almost nothing about him.

    3) The way this script handled talking about what the Force is and how it’s used was top notch. Like the original trilogy, it was treated with more mysticism and uncertainty. Trying to “science it up” in the prequel trilogy really did little more than dumb it down. I’ll still never forgive George Lucas for making me have to talk about midichlorians when discussing those movies.

    4) Slowen Lo... they actually named Joseph Gordon-Leavitt’s character Slowen Lo. Ha!

    5) I only teared up a couple of the times Carrie Fischer was on camera. Not all of them. Good for me.

    6) Adam Driver has more skill in his eyebrows than most actors have in their entirety. He’s absolutely killing it in this role as the heir to Vader. I’ve enjoyed how we get Kylo Ren, who’s the tortured, conflicted, modern villain, while we also get General Hux, the sneering, cruel monster that’s the classic movie villain. They’re a great combo.

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    Finally got around to seeing it today. Enjoyed it, but seemed like there were several instances where I kept flashing back to the original 3 movies and some of their scenes.

    I quickly picked up the fact that Luke wasn't really at the battle. Don't know if everyone was the same way or not. I'm wondering if that was intentional.

    Finally, in the closing scene with the kids...when the little boy goes outside and grabs the broom...for the brief millisecond that it took to show, it appeared that he got his hand "close" to the broom handle, and then used the force to pull it towards him. Wish I could've rewound it to see if that's what happened or not. Anybody else notice that, or am I just imagining it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    Finally got around to seeing it today. Enjoyed it, but seemed like there were several instances where I kept flashing back to the original 3 movies and some of their scenes.

    I quickly picked up the fact that Luke wasn't really at the battle. Don't know if everyone was the same way or not. I'm wondering if that was intentional.

    Finally, in the closing scene with the kids...when the little boy goes outside and grabs the broom...for the brief millisecond that it took to show, it appeared that he got his hand "close" to the broom handle, and then used the force to pull it towards him. Wish I could've rewound it to see if that's what happened or not. Anybody else notice that, or am I just imagining it?
    He definitely used the force to get the broom handle.

    I'm curious how or why you knew Luke wasn't actually at the battle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    He definitely used the force to get the broom handle.

    I'm curious how or why you knew Luke wasn't actually at the battle?
    Thanks on the broom handle. Wasn't sure of what I thought I saw.

    As to Luke, they made a big, big deal out of everything that touched the surface made a red imprint. There was a moment where they showed him taking a step, and I noticed no footprint. Honestly, at first I thought it was something that got by the CGI editors. But, when it happened again, I knew it was intentional...the only thing that fit was that there wasn't really somebody standing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    Thanks on the broom handle. Wasn't sure of what I thought I saw.

    As to Luke, they made a big, big deal out of everything that touched the surface made a red imprint. There was a moment where they showed him taking a step, and I noticed no footprint. Honestly, at first I thought it was something that got by the CGI editors. But, when it happened again, I knew it was intentional...the only thing that fit was that there wasn't really somebody standing there.
    Yes, that was a clear clue...I caught that too.

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    Finally saw it last night. Weakest of the four latest Star War offerings I think. Now I am a SW fan, but not a "fanatic" by any stretch.

    Fight scenes/stunts involving the main characters just aren't very good in my opinion. I don't like the way the Kylo Ren character is portrayed at all. Not sure if it's Adam Drivers acting, the way he's being directed, the writing, a combo of all of it, but I think it's weak. Who was this Luke Skywalker and what did you do with the real one? Carrie Fisher, God rest her soul, just isn't good, and her "sucked out in space" scene was just awful.

    I kept looking at the time left on the scroll bar on the Netflix app, just waiting for the movie to be over and it seemed to last forever. Not a good thing for a movie. This is one I won't watch again.

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