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Fashionably Late Movie Reviews: Solo-A Star Wars Story

INTRODUCTION: This is it! The movie that killed all future Star Wars stories. What was wrong with it exactly? Depends on the side of the fence you’re on. Some thing it was too soon past The Last Jedi and other blame the forced politics of this one. Regardless, we’re going to look at this objectively.

SYNOPSIS: Han Solo’s origin story.

CHARACTERS: All the new characters are 100% rememorable. Not a single one is worthless. All are distinctive and add a different dimension to this film.

ACTING: Not a single worthless actor. Everyone was excellent in this. Playing Han was a big challenge and boy did Alden Ehrenreich live up to it.

FX:On point and amazing!

SUBTEXT: None! Don’t listen to the idiots who hate this, it isn’t pro feminishm. This idiots, who bullshit ramblings have higher diminishing returns than this movie need to shut up and go away. All the same things that have always been Star Wars are in this movie and a droid leading a rebellion to free other droids is not subtext, it’s old hat in this series.

This movie doesn’t break from convention, but it doesn’t need too. While the story has a few inconsistencies with continuity, like Han being part of the empire for a while, which he fails to mention in any of the “Holy” trilogy, it is still fun and very much a Star Wars movie. I don’t care if any of these scenes are considered “iconic” as it was fun and given the firing of Lord and Miller during the zero hour and being able to still complete a fun film, that says a lot about the ability of these actors, filmmakers, writers and all the rest. I for one wouldn’t mind a sequel!

4 out of 5 stars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review


I probably should have done a year ago, but decided to wait until the hype died down. This is all about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Regardless of what you may have heard about this picture, it really isn’t what you think and that’s not the quote Luke Skywalker or I should say paraphrase. So we’re going to go right into it and see whether or not the Last Jedi is really as bad as I and other people thought it was upon first viewing.

Why can’t quite remember when it was set, I do know this clearly takes place a few years after the events of The Force Awakens. Rebellion is being chased down by the new Empire and basically it’s kind of a greatest hits of The Empire Strikes Back.

All the same characters from The Force Awakens are back and they introduce a couple of new characters, none of which are overly interesting. There is Rose Tico, who is a minor character and doesn’t really offer much outside of being a potential love interest for Finn. There is also General Holdo, which is played by Laura Dern, not a overly interesting character. The code breaker, a uninspired name, but basically a new Lando like character, played by Benicio del Toro, who was a lot of fun and I enjoy that character, but sadly the whole side quest to find him what’s a complete waste of a B storyline.

It could have been so much worse in terms of the acting but really it was fine.

Dialogue has some quirks but we’re used to this by now, because we seen Star Wars so often and the language has always been one of the biggest jokes about Star Wars. With the exception of a “your mama” joke at the beginning of the movie, it is still a Star Wars film and it’s nothing to really complain about.

Regardless of which side you’re on in this debate, if you think it’s Pro female or if you think it’s all anti-male, you are wrong, those interpretations of both bullshit. The film is really shallow of subtext and I don’t find any.

The Last Jedi is a flawed film, but still not the worst movie to have ever been put to celluloid. It has its moments of enjoyment and some weird things, none of which are really new to Star Wars Universe in my mind, they just seen fresh because of the way Rian Johnson did them. The hatred for this film is way too overblown and fanboys have become so nit-picky over the last 20 years, that ultimately they’ll hate everything put to the screen. While I’m not particularly a huge fan of this installment, I recognize that the film is not really as bad as I initially thought in apoun three different viewings, has it’s moments. Particularly, I really like seeing Yoda as a force ghost, it’s too bad they couldn’t bring back Ewan McGregor as well as Anakin Skywalker himself, who could have helped Luke in that particular scene. Still, I might go see episode 9, regardless of if I do or don’t, this film is not to blame, as it’s just another OK film in the franchise.

3 1/2 stars out of 5.