Posts in Category: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi Faces Questions of A Couple of Characters

There are a ton of questions that have been directed towards the beloved Star Wars franchise, particularly the characters Poe and Finn. Many people have been hopeful for something more than a friendship. John Boyega and Oscar Isaacs have both gave their answers without giving anything away about the story. The one person who gives the most away about the story when he answers is Rian Johnson. His answers suggest that there is nothing unusual about the relationship between Finn and Poe. This may come as some kind of disappointment to some of the people who were really pushing for this “bromance”, but there has been a few scenes in The Force Awakens that suggest that Finn has a crush on Rey.

Another thing to consider is that this Star Wars saga is more about the battle between good and evil. It would be rather tricky to insert some kind of social pandering into the film in the saga without it being tacky at this point. Maybe in later installments this type of relationship can be explored, not as some kind of major celebration, but more like something that occurs in the universe.

The real thing to look for in The Last Jedi is in the story of Rey and Kylo Ren. Even though the trailers didn’t really give anything away, they do give hints to what may happen in the film. For instance, the trailers may have shown a pivotal point in the Rey and Kylo Ren story without using the exact scenes where it occurs.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on December 15, and it is most likely going to be an exciting thrill ride filled with twists and turns. According to the early reviews, it is almost as good as The Empire Strikes Back. Unlike The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi is not that likely to be a full on shot for shot remake of another Star Wars film with different characters.

No Spoiler Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

Friday December 15th, marks the date Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters, and the moment many Star Wars fans have waited for since the release of The Force Awakens, the seminal reemergence of the classic space saga. The film deals with young Rey beginning her training with renowned Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, while Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, Leia, and the rebel squadron fight back against the First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke. With the world premiere of The Last Jedi having happened on Sunday the 10th, many critics’ reviews are already hitting the internet and heralding what will more than likely become the hit of the holiday season. Without giving away anything that may spoil your opening night screening, below is our short Spoiler Free review for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi serves as the series’ longest addition by far at just over two hours and thirty minutes. Along with this, it also stands out as the strangest of the now eight films, when it comes to narrative and overall direction of the story. This is not a bad thing. As Luke says himself in the trailers for the film, ‘This is not going to go the way you think.’ From start to finish, The Last Jedi is filled with twists and turns that make The Empire Strikes back big father reveal seem bantha fodder in comparison. Where it diverges from other Star Wars films in narration and story however, everything else here is pure, classic, Star Wars. Lightsaber battles dazzle, intense space combat leave you spinning, and answers to questions you’ve been waiting for since the end of The Force Awakens are given, while a few more are added on to keep you coming back.

Rian Johnson, director of The Last Jedi, has successfully carved out a film that will at once provide fan service, and speaks in a signature tone all its own. The stars and newcomers of The Last Jedi provide the film with performances to draw you in, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Issac, and John Boyega all hold their own as the films main draw, while Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher knock it out of the park in a way only Luke and Leia Skywalker could. For tickets to The Last Jedi in your area, and for further information on the film, and opening night, visit https://www.fandango.com/star-wars-the-last-jedi-2017-189929/movie-overview.

Just What Will Rian Johnson’s New Star Wars Trilogy Explore?

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters in less than a month, all the talk in the world of pop culture will soon be centering on the Skywalker family once again. Rian Johnson, acclaimed filmmaker in his own right, being the creative mind behind such indie masterpieces as his breakout film Brick, and cult hit Looper, is the director of the eighth installment in the legendary space opera franchise, and the powers in charge of the universe must be fans of his work, as Kathleen Kennedy, current president of Lucasfilm, has announced the director will be helming his own trilogy of Star Wars films after the completion of J.J. Abrams led Episode IX. With the Skywalker saga supposedly ending with the conclusion of this trilogy, however, many fans are left wondering just what Johnson’s Trilogy will bring to the Star Wars story.

Of course, it will still be a few years before Johnson’s trilogy is seen, or in production at all, and the company notorious for its secrets is keeping their premise deeply under wraps. However, initial reports seem to indicate that the films will take a step away from the Skywalker focused past trilogies, and of that of the stand alone prequel films, and will craft an entirely new hyperspace lane for the series. Recently at a press conference for The Last Jedi, Johnson told reporters it was that potential that made him so excited for this new trilogy in the first place.

Kennedy herself has echoed Rian’s excitement saying she believes the director will do amazing things with the blank slate he has been provided in this massive universe. This may be to quell some fans concerns that the latest in the saga’s offerings are little more than rehashing of previous stories, or endlessly linear driven tie-ins. Regardless, the series seems to be doing just fine with The Last Jedi predicted to be the year’s highest grossing release. It may be some time before we see Johnson’s new vision of the galaxy far, far away, but in the meantime, his latest Star Wars offering opens December 15th in theaters worldwide.

Excitement Grows As “Star Wars” Questions Are Set To Be Answered

The release of a new “Star Wars” movie is always a moment for celebration among fans who often spend years awaiting the next installment of the record-breaking movie franchise. In 2017, the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is a source of excitement among fans who are looking for a number of questions to be answered which were left unresolved by the last installment, “The Force Awakens”.

Despite the excellent box office and critical response to “The Force Awakens” many experts and fans have been looking back and hoping the next installment helmed by Rain Johnson to add a little more depth to the franchise after the fast pace of the last movie. The Guardian has produced a number of questions fans are hoping will be answered by “The Last Jedi” which were left open by J.J. Abrams 2015 movie which did not provide a large amount of backstory about a number of the main characters.

Fans of the franchise have recently been vocal about wanting to explore the background of the character, Rey who seemed to be one of the most powerful users of the force seen in the space opera series despite not receiving any training. Rey’s origin has become one of the most debated on message boards by fans who have been questioning her ancestry in a bid to explain strong powers and the fact she seemed to have a large amount of knowledge about the dark side of the force.

Another question fans are hoping will be answered is the background of Kylo Ren, played excellently by Adam Driver in “The Force Awakens”. Despite becoming an impressive villain from his first appearance in the movie, Driver’s character had a little backstory to explain why the son of two of the franchises iconic characters had turned to the dark side and the mysterious figure of Snook.

New Star Wars Director Hints At Hidden Gem

The newly announced director of the upcoming, Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, has publicly teased that he has included a small reference within the latest film in the franchise to one of his earlier projects. Johnson, a very accomplished film maker who garnered a great deal of notoriety for the hyper-low budget film Brick (which seemed to thrive off the lack of cash cows by utilizing the mundane in a theatrical, surrealist fashion) has no shortage of previous material which may or may not show up in the latest Lucas installment.

In addition to Mr. Johnson’s previously mentioned debut, Brick, he has also directed, eccentric caper comedy, The Brothers Bloom and the sci-fi action shooter, Looper. On Mr. Rian’s Twitter account, in a conversation with a fan Rian confirmed what many had been suspecting when wrote: There is a tiny, tiny, tiny Brick nod. Tiny.

Anyone who has previously seen any of Rian’s other films will know that he likes to reuse actors who had played taken up lead roles in earlier films as bit players for cameos. But one of the central “characters” in Brick was not a person but the brick of drugs for which the film got its name (it was never really said what kind of drug it was).

That being said, Fans of the 2005 crime thriller should definitely keep their eyes peeled for white chalky bricks of peculiar looking stuff or perhaps for Joseph Gorden Levitt who took the lead in the previously mentioned film.

Mark Hamill States That Star Wars EpVIII The Last Jedi is Going to be Different

Mark Hamill has recently came out and actually praised the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi by saying that it is definitely different, but really satisfying. One thing that many were faced with after seeing The Force Awakens was the fear that the next episode was just going to be a remake of The Empire Strikes Back. The good news is that Rian Johnson has taken note of the complaints of The Force Awakens and has decided to take the story in a different direction so that people will have something new to enjoy. One thing that people complain about in Hollywood is a lack of originality.

 

According to Mark, they have corrected this issue. He has stated that the narrative is going to be like nothing that has been seen in the other films. This may actually be a good or a bad thing for the film. Given that it is a dark film, it may take a little while for audiences to warm up to the film. After all, when The Empire Strikes Back was released, the reviews have not been that receptive initially. It took a while for people to catch on and realize the masterpiece achievement in Empire.

 

One thing that is certain is that the next Star Wars franchise is going to earn a lot of money. All that is needed is for there to be great marketing. For one thing, there are a lot of factors at play. One major factor is the nostalgia factor. Many people have come to know and love the characters that have been associated with the original trilogy. Star Wars can showcase a lot of these characters. Afterwards, they can make sure that the story is well structured and tight.

 

One thing that is good is that people don’t have to worry about them trying to repeat the formula of The Empire Strikes Back. There will be enough fresh ideas brought to The Last Jedi.

 

Romance Not Central to Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson has revealed one of the ways that The Last Jedi is going to be different from all of the other movies in the Star Wars saga is how it handles romance. While romance was a key theme in all of the other movies, the new series of episodes is not going to have any obvious romantic entanglements. There is not going to be anything that resembles a Han and Leia couple. It has already been established that Rey and Finn are not a couple even though that long hug going towards the climax might have teased things going in that direction.

 

Instead, the upcoming Star Wars film is going to focus on the companionship as they fight to bring down the first order. There are also going to be other ways that the Star Wars film is going to be different. For one thing, there is going to be a huge change to the narrative. Another thing is that it is rumored to be the darkest of the Star Wars films yet. In other words, it is even darker than The Empire Strikes Back and Revenge of the Sith combined. Either way, people are going to get a new experience with Star Wars that does not involve any of the slapstick or corniness of the prequels.

 

One thing that is hopeful is that they are going to do something similar with the marketing campaign that they did with The Force Awakens. They just show some great scenes without giving away the story. This is one thing that marketers should do with films more often. However, too many films even spoil the twist at the climax. Among the guilty parties is the Terminator franchise which has been spoiling viewers since Terminator 2.

 

There are already plans to film the Ninth Star Wars episode on January which is a month after the release of The Last Jedi which is hoping to be a really big event for the audience.