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Just saw “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” earlier today and it was freakin’ amazing!!! Don’t listen to the negative reviews!!!

When “SW: The Force Awakens” came out, people complained and whined about the movie being very similar to “Episode IV: A New Hope”. Then “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” comes out, that movie is not similar to the original trilogy at all and people are still complaining and whining. People are complaining and whining about “SW: The Last Jedi” like crazy, but I’m not gonna let the negative opinions bother me because it’s just that. Negative opinions. People complaining about Star Wars movies is nothing new ’cause so-called Star Wars fans have been complaining about everything that Lucasfilm puts out anyways so let them complain. They complained about the original trilogy re-releases and they complained about the prequels too. You can’t make everyone happy and that’s all there is to it.

I went and saw the movie for myself earlier this afternoon and I thought “The Last Jedi” was freakin’ amazing! The new trilogy seems to be getting better every film. A lot of people have been complaining that the “Last Jedi” was too childish, but if they call themselves a real Star Wars fan… the Star Wars films have always been for children since the very first film, “Episode IV: a New Hope”. George Lucas always had childish humor in the original trilogy and the prequels. Rian Johnson clearly wanted this film “The Last Jedi” as to how George Lucas wanted to make it a little bit.

In my opinion, I didn’t see anything wrong with the movie. I loved pretty much everything about it. Trying not to reveal spoilers, people are complaining about the Finn/Rose storyline but I didn’t see anything wrong with that either. The film wanted to give something for everybody. Why would the film want to focus on one character throughout the film? The film needed different characters and different storylines which the film did just that. Lucas did something similar with the original trilogy and the prequels. George Lucas switched from one storyline to another all in the same film like in “Return of the Jedi” for example like how Han, Leia and Chewy were on Endor while Lando was out in space in the Millennium Falcon to blow up the Death Star. Where were all the complainers then? It was the same for “Empire Strikes Back” when Luke was busy fighting Darth on Cloud City while Lando tries to escape with Leia and Chewy as they make their way back to the Falcon. Remember those? In a way, Rian Johnson clearly wanted “The Last Jedi” to be a homage to the original trilogy a little bit.

The whole point of Star Wars is “war” and I felt like a war was going on in “The Last Jedi” for sure. To me this is a true Star Wars movie. The series is moving forward and evolving so deal with it. Han Solo, Luke and Leia were the original trio of the series… it looks like Disney/Lucasfilm wants to move on with Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron being the new trio.

“The Last Jedi” was action packed, it was funny too and there are some interesting twists and turns in the script. There will be a few shockers in the new film so I won’t reveal any big spoilers at all. Disney/Lucasfilm just wants a nice closure for Han, Leia and Luke and wants to pass the torch to new main characters. That’s the goal with these movies, I think.

When they finish with the new trilogy will there be an episode 10, 11 and 12? Absolutely! I think they’ll keep going with Rey, Finn and Poe being the main characters ’cause they will be a lot older when 10 comes around. They’re going to keep going with the original series for sure. They will also continue to make all of these spin off movies too.

“The Last Jedi” was phenomenal. Don’t listen to the crybabies who whine about this film. Just go see it and enjoy! I think people take movies way too seriously, ya know? It’s just a movie! That’s all they are!

Kev

 

Apparently, “Star Wars: Episode 8” is already filming and looks like Luke Skywalker will be involved…

Looks like Rian Johnson has already started filming “Star Wars: Episode 8” and it looks like Luke Skywalker will be involved in Episode 7, 8 and 9 after all! AICN gave us a cool pic of Mark Hamill hanging out at a bar with crew mates during a break from filming and as you can see you see a clean shaven Mark Hamill. As you can see Mark’s hair is kind of long so Luke Skywalker can look kind of young. Look like Mark Hamill is gonna be involved throughout the new trilogy. They didn’t confirm whether or not Mark will be involved in 8 but looking at this pic in the link below, it looks like Mark is involved.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/73103

The question is will Harrison Ford still be involved in 8 and 9? Probably not. I predict that “The Force Awakens” film will be the final time you will see Han Solo ’cause I’m still predicting that they’re gonna kill him off in that film. Han Solo sacrifices himself to save his friends is what they’re going for probably.

I so can’t wait for “The Force Awakens”, though. It’s only a couple of months away.

Kev

Colin Trevorrow set to direct “Star Wars Episode IX”…

So JJ Abrams is the director for Star Wars 7. Rian Johnson is the director for Star Wars 8. Now Colin Trevorrow is set to direct Star Wars 9.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-episode-9-director-807838

So how many Star Wars films is there gonna be? I’m thinking there is going to be many of them. It’s definitely not gonna end at 9. Star Wars will be like James Bond, they’ll keep going with them so there could be like 20 to 30 Star Wars movies or more. Plus there will be a bunch of spin-offs.

However, we must concentrate on this new trilogy ’cause it reunites the original cast which is every Star Wars fans dream. We all know that Carrie, Mark and Harrison is reuniting for 7 but will they be up for starring in 8 and 9 as well? Who knows! We’ll have to wait and see what Rian and Colin says.

Harrison is getting too old to be playing Han Solo so I think he’ll be done with that character after this film but will JJ kill Han Solo off in 7? I read somewhere that Harrison tried to get George to kill Han Solo off in “Jedi” by sacrificing himself but George wouldn’t go for it. I’m thinking they “might” actually go for that idea for this film but we’ll have to wait and see.

While they’re gearing up for the new trilogy we still haven’t seen 7 yet which we will around Christmas time. I sure can’t wait for “The Force Awakens” though. I’m gonna be in the theaters for that one for sure. I predict JJ will give us a good Star Wars movie. I have faith in this.

Kev

Felicity Jones confirmed as female lead for “Star Wars: Rogue One”, Rian Johnson to write/direct “Star Wars Episode VIII”…

Disney released some new Star Wars news today.

First up is that actress Felicity Jones is set to star in the Star Wars spin off film which is titled “Rogue One” and will be directed by Gareth Edwards. There are no plot details as of yet though.

Secondly, Rian Johnson have been confirmed to write & direct, “Star Wars Episode VIII” which will continue right after JJ’s, “The Force Awakens”.

http://www.starwars.com/news/rogue-one-is-the-first-star-wars-stand-alone-film-rian-johnson-to-write-and-direct-star-wars-episode-viii?linkId=12857855

What is it with Disney obsessing with young female leads? There’s a new trend going on in Hollywood with young female leads starring in films. Like all the superhero films, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, the Hunger Games, etc.

I guess young women do pull in a lot of people in the theaters and that’s probably the only reason, I would think.

Kev