Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi

(2017)

Directed by Rian Johnson

Starring Daisey Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Kelly Marie Tran

Rating: ******
              4/6

This movie gets a lot of hate
Because it took some risks,
But it also gets a lot of love
Also due to these risks.

Carrie Fisher, in one of her last film roles.

The Force Awakens had some faults
That this movie tried to correct.
Half the viewers loved these faults,
And the rest chose to defect.

That movie was rushed out quickly
Despite the director’s plea
That he might make a better film
With more time to work on the story.

But his plea was ignored and the film was shot out,
With little thought to the sequels.
When the time came, they’d churn more out,
And folks would love these sequels,

Only they didn’t. It was not foreseen
That this film would get such backlash.
Critics and fans both panned this film
With a sudden force like whiplash.

Poe Dameron speaks to the princess.

At the very least, we got to see
Mark Hamill playing Luke,
A character too underused
In The Force Awakens fluke.

His part was very interesting,
Set in a pretty place.
He even gets to talk to Yoda,
A very familiar face.

The story itself is not too bad,
But has inherited
The same problems as the last one,
Namely, that they rushed it.

The entire trilogy is rushed.
It’s the great bane of the series.
Without a perfect story plan,
They began to film the series.

When you just make it up as it goes along,
The audience can tell.
Neither the characters nor the story
Become developed well.

Contrast this to Avatar,
Which was filmed with a near-perfect script.
Everything flows just as it should.
The quality never dipped.

James Cameron’s focus on story
Shines through in his obstinate
Refusal to film the sequels
Till he’s content with the scripts.

Finn and Rose make an interesting pair, but BB-8 is still outshining them.

I liked watching The Last Jedi.
It was certainly much better
Than the mediocre Force Awakens,
Which should have been much better.

I give it a four out of six.
It’s not such a terrible film,
But there’s still no comparison
To a real Star Wars film.

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