December 29, 2017

Critics are grading “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on a “political” curve

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews


Star Wars, the worldwide movie phenomenon, released its 8th theatrical instalment on December 15. The Last Jedi will be by far the greatest box-office success of the year, but at what cost?

Does this most bankable franchise deliver for moviegoers? Will loyal fans who grew up dreaming of becoming Jedis feel appreciated?

Also, this film has a decidedly intentional stance on religion and tradition — but does that work?

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commented 2018-01-11 06:43:36 -0500
Good review. My family and I have abandoned the PC Star Wars universe and have not spent any $ on it for quite a while. I am content with 4/5/6 and will watch them again for the 50th time shortly. Also, the Zahn novels and X-Wing Rogue Squadron books (et al) are a good alternative to these new, shallow flics.
commented 2018-01-10 06:37:53 -0500
I enjoyed Star Wars. It’s the first time I found myself in a cinema with leather seats and lazyboy controls. Crashed out after Princess Leah was sucked into space, and woke up with the end credits rolling. So refreshing! The bonus is my brother and kids loved it, and I didn’t get exposed to a bunch of leftist pantheistic malarkey. 3 stars.
commented 2018-01-10 06:37:45 -0500
I enjoyed Star Wars. It’s the first time I found myself in a cinema with leather seats and lazyboy controls. Crashed out after Princess Leah was sucked into space, and woke up with the end credits rolling. So refreshing! The bonus is my brother and kids loved it, and I didn’t get exposed to a bunch of leftist pantheistic malarkey. 3 stars.
commented 2018-01-10 06:36:51 -0500
I enjoyed Star Wars. It’s the first time I found myself in a cinema with leather seats and lazyboy controls. Crashed out after Princess Leah was sucked into space, and woke up with the end credits rolling. So refreshing! The bonus is my brother and kids loved it, and I didn’t get exposed to a bunch of leftist pantheistic malarkey. 3 stars.
commented 2018-01-05 19:53:30 -0500
As far as I’m concerned the Star Wars saga ended when Disney bought it. The first 3 movies were about adventure & coming of age. The 3 prequels were about politics & treaties – interesting for fans of the series but generally boring. Since then it’s been Star Wars: SJW – absolute crap.
commented 2018-01-05 16:54:35 -0500
I went with my kids (some of them), I had too, I was obliged because I am a man.
I know this series can be appreciated by women and girls but it usually isn’t, at least the girls and women I hang out with. I have 10 kids, 4 boys, 6 girls, I took some of them to this film and my daughter didn’t like it at all. She likes action movies, Thor, Avengers etc. Just not this one.
I want films to be made for men again. Things exploding, good action, good acting, good stories, good fights (not gory though) I don’t mind seeing women as the heroes once in a while BUT ALL THE TIME NOW??? I cant take it.
All the bad guys basically were white-British (European) men. All the good guys were a diverse mixture of everything under the sun.
I agree with everything you said about this film. and it is too much to comment on, really, sorry for blathering on here…
commented 2018-01-05 13:21:41 -0500
I went with my kids (some of them), I had too, I was obliged because I am a man.
I know this series can be appreciated by women and girls but it usually isn’t, at least the girls and women I hang out with. I have 10 kids, 4 boys, 6 girls, I took some of them to this film and my daughter didn’t like it at all. She likes action movies, Thor, Avengers etc. Just not this one.
I want films to be made for men again. Things exploding, good action, good acting, good stories, good fights (not gory though) I don’t mind seeing women as the heroes once in a while BUT ALL THE TIME NOW??? I cant take it.
All the bad guys basically were white-British (European) men. All the good guys were a diverse mixture of everything under the sun.
I agree with everything you said about this film. and it is too much to comment on, really, sorry for blathering on here…
commented 2018-01-05 13:16:02 -0500
I went with my kids (some of them), I had too, I was obliged because I am a man.
I know this series can be appreciated by women and girls but it usually isn’t, at least the girls and women I hang out with. I have 10 kids, 4 boys, 6 girls, I took some of them to this film and my daughter didn’t like it at all. She likes action movies, Thor, Avengers etc. Just not this one.
I want films to be made for men again. Things exploding, good action, good acting, good stories, good fights (not gory though) I don’t mind seeing women as the heroes once in a while BUT ALL THE TIME NOW??? I cant take it.
All the bad guys basically were white-British (European) men. All the good guys were a diverse mixture of everything under the sun.
I agree with everything you said about this film. and it is too much to comment on, really, sorry for blathering on here…
commented 2017-12-29 23:39:51 -0500
I no longer attend movies created in Hollywood!
commented 2017-12-29 19:38:17 -0500
Ben, my wife and I went to see the Darkest Hour today. It is an excellent movie, great acting, great cinematography, great sets, and great lines. I disagree with you that the Blade Runner will be the best movie of 2017 (which I saw), but, rather, Darkest Hour, which is also so appropriate for our dark times. Watching Darkest Hour gave me a better understanding of how desperate the times were then. I like the line by Churchill dismissing someone as “a sheep in sheep’s clothing”, which sadly is applicable to so many politicians in our time.
Probably will not receive many accolades from the left, because they likely will hate the movie. On December 18th, President Trump invited lawmakers to the White House for a screening of Darkest Hour. Such a screening would never have happened under the previous president. In fact when Obama became president he had a bust of Churchill in the Oval Office sent back to Britain. President Donald Trump restored the bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office immediately after assuming the presidency.
commented 2017-12-29 09:26:38 -0500
After the last Star Wars debacle, I’m not spending my money on this franchise anymore. I found it to be disappointing #SCHLOCK last time, and I’m not investing another centime.