Star Wars: The Last Jedi Non-Spoiler Movie Review

Movie Review, Non Spoiler Talk
What makes a film inside of a larger franchise not only stand apart as its own film while at the same time fit within that larger universe? This is a question that The Last Jedi works with beautifully. Forging its own story while using throwbacks and homages to past films. John Williams' score uses musical keys from the original trilogy and it makes this film feel like its part of the larger whole. They also used some shots that physically mirror some of the previous films. The one scene that springs to mind is Kylo Ren leading troops into battle that mirrors a scene from Revenge of the Sith. The Main Players I would be amiss if I did not mention the actor's portrayals. Mark Hamill puts in his best performance as Luke Skywalker.…
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Movie Review, Non Spoiler Talk
How do you take a beloved franchise that has not had an installment in 10 years and bring it back to the forefront of pop culture? You give it to someone like J. J. Abrams, who successfully restarted Star Trek, another beloved science fiction franchise. Not only did he direct, he worked on the script with longtime Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan. This gave him a depth of character insight that he would otherwise not have had. Working off a solid script and given helpful direction, the cast turns in stellar performances. Be it the newcomers like Daisy Ridley or the veterans like Harrison Ford, the performances are spectacular. They really make you believe not only the story being told but also the relationships of the characters. There are without a doubt…
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