It’s been a while since I last wrote a movie review (more opinion piece, really) and I apologize for that. I’ve seen Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, and Coco, three big-ass, highly anticipated movies this 2017 that didn’t move me to write anything for them.
Don’t get me wrong, though, aside from Justice League, those movies were pretty good. Especially Disney Pixar’s Coco. Those feels were legit. ;A;
Anyway, let’s talk about the latest installment to the Star Wars franchise. And boy, do I want to talk about it. Before we get to the hows and whys, I just want it out there that Star Wars: The Last Jedi, for me, was OK.
There’s a certain expectation when it comes to how a Star Wars movie is made. The panning shots, the cinematography, transitions between scenes, heck even the CGI is something we’ve all already grown accustomed to. It is also something I’m not an expert at so I would like to say that I’ve really got no opinion on the technical aspect of the film.
I’m here to talk about something else – the plot and the character development.
(ALSO: Possible spoiler alert so don’t read past this line. Also, also, these opinions are solely my own, okay, don’t hate!)
There is always something spectacular about being brought back to the Star Wars universe – to a galaxy far, far away. Where blaster guns, Wookies, and light sabers are the norm. It’s nostalgic, wonderful, and it gives you that warm sense of remembrance of your childhood when you were first introduced to The Original Trilogy.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi still had that feeling. But it felt like that was all it had.
I was more excited about seeing General Organa and Luke Skywalker finally together after so long than the two and a half hours of Finn and Rey trying to save their own hides.
The only thing that kept me on the edge of my seat was making sure that BB-8 got out safe and sound (he did, too, but not without a couple of dents and scratches LOL).
It felt like depth was missing, there’s no essential “hugot“, that distinct deep touch of emotions, as we Filipinos like to call it, to give me an attachment to the movie – save for the old characters and their interactions with each other. HAHA.
True, there were a lot of heroic moments – Admiral Holdo’s generous sacrifice, the battle between former master and apprentice, and, of course, the touching scene of two siblings reunited.
But there also a lot of questions that remained unanswered – what was the casino planet for, how did Captain Phasma deserve that suit of chrome armor, and most important of all – WHO THE HELL IS SUPREME LEADER SNOKE????
Overall, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was okay. It wasn’t good, it wasn’t bad. It had its high points and some WTF ones that you don’t even know how they made the cut.
I’d say watch it for nostalgia’s sake. But that’s the only thing you’re watching it for, LOL. XD
*Images from IMDB.com
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