From: (Ted Nolan <@ednolan>
Subject: Re: Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
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Subject: Re: Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
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>                    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
>               (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)
>high-tech "General Hospital".  Certainly this latest chapter has a 
>lot of soap-opera-style plot twists to keep the viewer coming back.  
>The writers love leaving misleading clues to what is going to 
>happen and then something else happens instead.  Little in the film 
>is highly predictable.  Speaking of the writing, I think people 
A plus in my book.  As I said in my review, there are now enough
Star Wars movies to be a genre, so they can play against expectations
very effectively.  

>You know your fantasy may be getting a little florid when--as in 
>Russian novels--characters have two different names.  Ben Solo is 
>also Kylo Ren and Adam Driver plays him.  I have not seen a lot of 
>Driver and have liked him in previous films, but he certainly has 
>an unusual acting style.  He bears watching.  And much more 

He still comes across to me as a young (Rickman) Severus Snape.
Which is not a bad thing.

>experienced but always bearing watching is Laura Dern as Vice 
>Admiral Holdo.  Mark Hamill has a fair amount of screen time but 

She was pretty much a wash.  If they had introduced her last time
and if she had already had run-ins with the hotshot it would have
worked much better.

>gives a performance that is only adequate.  In addition to Luke 
>Skywalker, he plays a character named Dobbu Scay in the casino 
>scene.  I guess I did not notice.  Carrie Fisher plays an aging 
>Princess Leia Organa for the last time.

I did not notice Hamil in the casino at all!  
What's not in Columbia anymore..