Twenty minutes before the first showing of The Last Jedi, I got a message from Jacob over at BanthaFodder to ask when I was going to see The Last Jedi. I didn’t plan to see it opening night or even opening week due to some life events that were occurring, but the question spurred me on to check Fandango just to see if the place had sold out. To my astonishment, there was an open seat third row up from the main seats and almost exactly in the center. Needless to say, I snagged it. I needed the break. So off I went, by myself.
I had attempted to go in to this one blind, but gave in and watched some trailers. I was worried after seeing those trailers as the movie looked like it had a slight color grade and a very artsy look to it. Sitting there, I attempted to push all of those preworries out of the way and enjoy the spectacle, that is until the first scenes.
I thought I was watching a verizon commercial as Poe spoke or rather taunted General Hux. Not 3 minutes into the movie and my fears were coming true.
There are so many things about this movie that I was left wondering what the editing process and criteria were. This movie felt like a pretty good Star Wars story (Rey, Ren, Luke) with a syfy level quality story attached to it (Leia, Poe, Finn, Rose). The first story was pretty great, but I found myself having the same feelings as I did and still do when I try to watch the prequels as I was watching the Resistance scenes play out. I’m hoping to find the diamond in the rough of this one with the edit that will inevitably follow the home release of this movie.
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