Star Wars:The Last Jedi (SPOILERS!!!!)

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A little late, but I was chipping away at my podcast backlog yesterday and finally got around to this fantastic interview with Rian Johnson.

http://www.slashfilm.com/filmcast-ep...

It's a great look into his process and how he dealt with the story and subsequent backlash.

The best thing he said is that he wanted to challenge the heroes in this film and that Rey's big reveal is almost the exact opposite of Luke's in Empire: The worst thing Luke could learn was that Darth Vader was his father whereas the worst thing Rey could learn is that her parents were no one special.

This is a really good breakdown and explanation of why The Last Jedi is one of my favorite Star Wars movies.

That was awesome. Thanks for sharing that.

DSGamer wrote:

That was awesome. Thanks for sharing that.

Agreed! I watched it a few hours ago but forgot to post. Very good analysis and hits the reasons why I liked The Last Jedi so much.

This is predictably great stuff with him.

I started watching Movies with Mikey after it got a mention on the CC, and he's so good at what he does with these. Watched a few other specific ones (the one for Serenity is particularly good, I think) and then just went to the beginning and have been making my way through them in order. All time well spent!

My Lego threw a dance part for this day:
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That’s just delightful, SpacePPoliceman!
Great Mass Effect on the side there too.

Eleima wrote:

Great Mass Effect on the side there too. ;)

Had to make sure the legacy of Star Wars got it's due as well.

Mr. Plinkett returns for The Last Jedi. Just a warning that, like all his Star Wars reviews, brevity is not the focus. This video clocks in at 58 minutes.

Just what the internet was lacking: an hour of grousing about TLJ.

One of my favorite video essayists just released this, which really spoke to me:

TLJ seemed to be critical mass for this sort of thing, and if there's one addendum I'd add to Willems' points, it's that very rarely does anyone who suggests "the logical thing to do" actually suggest anything logical.

Lindsay Ellis' video essay on the live action Beauty and the Beast explains in exquisite detail why making a movie for angry internet plot-hole fanatics is an extraordinarily bad idea.

p.s. Don't be fooled by the poster frame. She is not distributing haterade - this is her usual deep dive. "Thanks, I Hate It" is a silly meme she likes to use.

S-Tier Youtube essayist that she is (I'd rank Willems at A), she also has a great piece on Star Wars specifically. Though she does put a "d" in the middle of aesthetics, which is weird, but unlike a lot of others I know of who do the same she's so smart it makes me wonder if I'm the one who's wrong ("ay-es-thet-ics").

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Just what the internet was lacking: an hour of grousing about TLJ.

In this case I'd disagree because Mr. Plinkett has such a history with this.

Mmmmmm, pizza rolls.

That said, his work was the best with the prequels because they were absolute trash. This is him simply doing his thing because it gets the views at this point. Or something.

garion333 wrote:

That said, his work was the best with the prequels because they were absolute trash. This is him simply doing his thing because it gets the views at this point. Or something. ;)

I mean, I'd argue the fact that RLM's channel doesn't need views at this point, the saturation of his style at this point, and that each subsequent return to the shtick has diminished are very compelling arguments for why they shouldn't have bothered. Also I don't recall what my breaking point with RLM was, but it happened (it was possibly when Mike said of Gal Gadot "I can't understand a thing that bitch said!" an impressive intersection of ignorance, misogyny and xenophobia, but I might have given a chance after that).