First of all: If you haven’t already seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi , then for the love of God please stop reading right now. By necessity, the following piece is going to be completely laden with spoilers. If you haven’t seen the film, come back and read afterward, won’t you? Alright? Alright.
Rian Johnson’s debut in the Star Wars galaxy is a film that alternatingly excited and confounded me as I sat watching it in the theater, and as audience reactions begin to crystalize, it’s clear that by no means was I alone. Unlike The Force Awakens , a film that I generally enjoyed in a modest sort of way, The Last Jedi was an experience of peaks and troughs, of thrilling highs and disappointing lows. I walked out afterward in turmoil, unsure of how to process the fractured, uneven filmmaking on display.
Make no mistake, the film has scored […]