Star Wars: The Last Jedi Still Lacking (Let’s Talk Progression)

Okay so let’s talk Star Wars

The Last Jedi, rather more to the idea of what I got from it. First off, let’s start by saying I didn’t really care for the movie. It was a beautiful spectacle at times and visually appealing. However, when you get down to the core of story-telling, again I found the newly rebooted Star Wars universe to be making such odd decisions.

So If you recall, I made a post about my lack of excitement for this movie because of character motivations. During the movie, I found it disappointing that my concerns were at times, not addressed but at other times, addressed poorly. After the movie, I sat down in my car and my friends asked me what I thought of the movie. The best and most simplistic response I could come up with was, “things happened”. The new stars, Rey and Finn often tend to be going nowhere but then immediately progress in the most inorganic fashion. I’m going to go into spoilers right now because rather than a review I want to follow up on my previous post, so here we go!

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Why “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” does not interest me. (Let’s talk motivations)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be releasing in December and needless to say it will do very well. After following movie channels and blogs, there seems to be a much higher percentage of people whom are excited for this movie. I on the hand cannot even use the word, “intrigued” to describe how I feel about this upcoming sequel and here’s why.

Those who talk to me (regarding narration) will know that my investment lies in characters rather than story. The story must be proficient and I can always respect a strong story but it’s not the factor that moves me emotionally. People… Desires… Motivations… These are the meat of any story but since movies are a visual medium, that often can be substituted for spectacle.

So lets talk characters:

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Star Wars Awakens: Feels like DeJa Vu

So lets talk Star Wars, which honestly feels a little odd for me. I mean as a comic/manga nerd first, Star Wars never captured me the way it has so many other geeks. I always appreciated it for the impact it has on people and I do think the original trilogy is entertaining. So when I walked into this movie I felt an overwhelming sense of disconnect. Perhaps that was due to arriving on opening night where Darth Vader and the Fett taking pictures. Perhaps it was seeing the fans themselves dressed up as their favorite characters just to watch the movie. To me I felt out of place but also I admired their love for the series. It was truly inspiring to see but I clearly was not part of the magic, merely witnessing it.

Enough about that, moving on to my thoughts on the movie itself. Now the movie was an overall mixed bag. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie but couldn’t quite get over the sense of dejavu that continued to appear throughout the movie. Also… SPOILER WARNING! Continue reading “Star Wars Awakens: Feels like DeJa Vu”