Subject: Re: Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Mark Leeper<email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
>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..