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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    After watching The Rise of Skywalker, I found myself appreciating Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi even more than I did before. While I enjoyed TROS, I passionately feel that Rian Johnson thematically raised the bar for Star Wars. Johnson's bold take on the SW universe was bound to divide fans, but his vision was definitely what fans needed. I think we all could learn from his theme of failure. As for me, failure is a difficult pill to swallow. Yes,…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My pro/cons list for The Rise of Skywalker.

    Pros:
    + Babu Frik
    + "Be With Me"
    + C-3PO's lines
    + Leia's final act
    + Lightspeed skipping
    + "They fly now!" scene
    + Ben vs. Knights of Ren
    + Rey chooses her name
    + Rey vs. Kylo's tie-fighter
    + Rey's return to Tatooine
    + Rey/Kylo's force connection
    + Lando, Han, and Luke's cameos
    + Luke and Leia training flashback
    + Rey and Kylo Ren's character arcs
    + Finn, Poe and Chewy…

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