(Spoilers galore. But if you haven’t seen it by now, I don’t think you’re going to be bothered by spoilers.)
A couple of days after my birthday in 1999 (I partied like it was), I sat in a theater at midnight with a few friends and several hundred new acquaintances and watched the curtain rise on the first Star Wars movie in over fifteen years. George Lucas had decided to embark on filming more of his original vision for the Skywalker saga, and the people in the theater could not have been more excited. The world was going to end in a few months if all the news was any indication, but nobody in that theater cared; we would at least go out having seen a new Star Wars.
Two years ago, these were the closing words of my post about The Last Jedi.
We’ll find out in a couple of years whether Abrams is up to that task. Past performance does not guarantee future results, but I don’t like the odds.
Having seen the movie a few hours ago (I’m living in the future right now), I can tell you the accuracy of that statement was somewhere between 0 and 100%.
Come back in a few days and I’ll try to narrow down the range.
Hard to believe it’s been six years since I wrote this.
We’re going to have to talk about Harry Potter to set the scene, but this really isn’t about Harry. If you’re not a Potter fan, stick around anyway. Of course, if you’re not a Potter fan, you’re probably not the kind of person who would end up reading this blog, anyway.
While pondering a possible first Nike purchase as a lifetime Reebok guy…
I bought the Last Jedi Blu-ray over the weekend at Half Price Book’s Labor Day sale, which of course gave us a good excuse to watch it again. Although we saw it three times last year, all were within two weeks of release, so this viewing came after enough time had passed to give us a fresh perspective.
Meet the new perspective, same as the old perspective.
This seems like something the Empire should have thought of sooner.
Or has Gaylen Erso struck again?