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The Last Jedi

I tend to take notes while I watch movies. Then, I transcribe those notes here when I’m done. I recently watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so here it is. Text is what what written, information in [[double brackets]] are after-the-fact notes.

The Last Jedi

Between black listing and just punching out of internet conversations where it came up, the backlash I’ve seen against The Last Jedi has been muted and undirected. Some of the socially aware folks I follow are discontent and the folks who’d call them “SJWs” who occasionally float across my dash also seem unhappy, but with a duller focus than I usually see from them.

People have even dredged through and compiled Mark Hamill interviews with a fervor that either represents their moral outrage or an equally strong desire to get Mark Hamill fired from Star Wars forever, the dicks.

Anyway, the pre-movie ads are still up so I’ll fill some more time. [[TLJ apparently thought it assert its dominance over me in the ‘filling time’ competition]]

I’m watching the AVX version or the BMX version. Whatever bullshit theater upgrade they only put in two theaters so they can charge $2 extra to folks who couldn’t make the earlier show because their car was acting up. Whatever. It’s just $2 [[And my car barely started when I left, so that’s a win]].

But seriously, how much bass does the “silence your cell phones” PSA need?

Fuck man, the lights literally just went down and this bitch in front of me immediately pulled up Facebook on their fucking phone.

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As you know, I rarely watch movies. When I do, I take notes during movies and the post them on the internet after the movie. This time it’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Notes made after the movie are in brackets.

I want to preface this by saying I was skeptical. It billed itself as a serious war movie when Star Wars is generally a light fairy tale with laser swords. I’m not a blood and guts guy, but before going in I called that the more main cast members died, the more I’d like this movie. Death doesn’t necessarily make a movie serious or good, but I expected that paradigm to work for this one.

Previews

Spiderman: Homecoming (aka Spiderman I, Volume 3) – The split between the boat scene is reminiscent of Spiderman II, Volume 1. Looks okay though. That kid’s face is too young for that body though.

??? – Is this a Breakfast Club remake? Terry whispered it’s Power Rangers. They’ve remade it as a stock superhero movie, which makes sense. Not leading with the fact that it’s a Power Rangers movie and not showing the costumes doesn’t bode well. I would have preferred the Breakfast Club remake. [I’m starting a rumor right now that Universal Pictures scrapped a BC remake.]

MORE Pirates of the Caribbean – I don’t think that’s the title of it but it might as well be.

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jedipilotstorm:

notabuddhist:

surroundedbywolves:

She’s much more hopeful than I am, and much braver than I am. For a woman who had been alone for such a long time to be so open to what’s going on, and letting journeys happen, and letting relationships happen, I think is really incredible.


Daisy Ridley.

#this might be my favourite sequence in the whole film #we have just witnessed this incredibly driven #focused and competent #young woman #work all day in the blistering heat #just to be able to afford one simple meal #she accepts the unfairness at the exchange depot with a hardened stare and a set jaw #and she does it all on her own #but THEN #then she comes home #and we see in a series of simple heartbreaking images that #not only is she alone here too and has been for some time #(the marks on the wall) #but she is still in many ways a child #the handmade doll #the helmet #she puts on that helmet and looks up at the sky and suddenly she’s six years old and you can see that in some ways #despite her hard exterior and her very adult resourcefulness #she is still that six year old child #despite the daily struggle of her existence she still hopes and plays and imagines #she’s not just capable she is STRONG #she doesn’t just survive #she lives #she collects flowers in a desert #and keeps them in a vase #i love her so much #i love this writing so much #this sequence might be my favourite bit of screenwriting of 2015 #star wars #the force awakens

OH MY GOD DOLLY NOBODY ASKED TO CRY RIGHT NOW

“puts it on, just ‘cause”

‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers send wrong message? – CNN.com

vanvelding:

Vader is Luke’s father.

Rosebud was the sled.

He’s still in Vietnam. Most of the movie is a hallucination.

Leia is Luke’s brother.

Kevin Spacey is Keyser Soze.

He died and is cryogenically frozen. Most of the movie is a lucid dream.

This might be a spoiler for later in the list, but Vader is also Leia’s dad.

He didn’t escape; he took the guard’s face and rode out on the ambulance.

The movie never tells you if most of the movie is an implanted memory. 

Vader also built C3PO.

He’s actually Khan Singh, that Khan Singh. If you don’t know who that is, it’s because only 90′s kids remember the reign of the genetic supermen.

Don’t see any of his movies after Signs

Vader is also Leia’s dad.

The teenagers kill the monster, but at the very end you learn it didn’t take.

It comes down to the final move of the final round, but he wins the tournament.

Vader also kills Mace Windu, who you may not have met yet, but it’ll be a bummer dude.

The contents of the suitcase

are of value to the characters, but don’t affect their actions. What those contents are specifically doesn’t matter because it’s a prop suitcase in a movie.

Jessica Jones is a good series and is too good to spoil and you should watch it.

Snappe kills Dubbledorp

Vader is Luke’s father.

Rosebud was the sled.

He’s still in Vietnam. Most of the movie is a hallucination.

Leia is Luke’s brother.

Kevin Spacey is Keyser Soze.

He died and is cryogenically frozen. Most of the movie is a lucid dream.

This might be a spoiler for later in the list, but Vader is also Leia’s dad.

He didn’t escape; he took the guard’s face and rode out on the ambulance.

The movie never tells you if most of the movie is an implanted memory. 

Vader also built C3PO.

He’s actually Khan Singh, that Khan Singh. If you don’t know who that is, it’s because only 90′s kids remember the reign of the genetic supermen.

Don’t see any of his movies after Signs

Vader is also Leia’s dad.

The teenagers kill the monster, but at the very end you learn it didn’t take.

It comes down to the final move of the final round, but he wins the tournament.

Vader also kills Mace Windu, who you may not have met yet, but it’ll be a bummer dude.

The contents of the suitcase

are of value to the characters, but don’t affect their actions. What those contents are specifically doesn’t matter because it’s a prop suitcase in a movie.

Jessica Jones is a good series and is too good to spoil and you should watch it.