Will 'The Last Jedi' be The Best Star Wars Ever??

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  1. The Disney Movie Review

    The Disney Movie Review Disney Movie Lover.

    Jun 25, 2015
    Hey ya'll. Long time no talk. But here I am. In desperate need of your help. I'm finding it very hard to temper my expectations for The Last Jedi.

    Let's start with what we know:
    1. The trailer is a thing of beauty. It has 36 million views on the Star Wars YouTube channel alone and I'm sure 35 million of them come from me.
    2. Lucasfilm - a company that has fired more directors than it has hired - just gave Rian Johnson full control of a completely new Star Wars trilogy. They obviously have faith in him after TLJ. In addition, they wanted him to do episode 9!
    3. Kathleen Kennedy said of Johnson: "He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career." This is a woman who has revived Star Wars with JJ Abrams. She produced Schindler's List, Back to the Future, and Jurassic Park. Yet watching Episode 8 come to life was a "great joy."
    4. Bob Iger - a man who is worth more than I will probably make in a lifetime - has taken time to see the movie multiple times. How good does a movie have to be for a guy who makes roughly $1000 per hour to watch it several times?
    5. Star Wars is not my favorite Disney property. Don't get me wrong, I like it. I have all 6. (Waiting to buy the new trilogy all together.) But I've never read a comic, or even watched the TV shows. And yet, here I am. The most excited I've been for a movie probably since Inside Out. (Another movie that didn't disappoint).
    Now, half of this could just be lip service and I get that. But I still find myself getting excited. The problem with excitement is that you can almost certainly set expectations so high that no movie can ever meet them. That's where you come in.

    I need someone to talk me down. What am I not considering? What should I be nervous about? Or am I right to totally expect this movie to blow away everything else. Help me disboards. You're my only hope.
  2. mel&me

    mel&me DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Nov 15, 2003
    Don't know if someone can talk you down at this point, you've already built yourself up.
    I know for myself I want to see it, but have not even watched the trailer. Will go see it next week.
  3. hertamaniac

    hertamaniac Mouseketeer

    Feb 9, 2017
    As an original Star Wars movie theater viewer multiple times (at least 10X), I feel I have fallen into the Star Wars movie universe can do no wrong. Then I remind myself of the prequels and those thoughts are quickly squashed. I found Rogue One to be so well done that, for me, it set the bar for all post original trilogy movies.

    I will see The Last Jedi, but am no longer in the "must" see it opening night/weekend/week camp. I look forward to the story and plot so long as I don't need an algorithm to decipher the character lineage.

    Now, if I could only go back in time and retrieve my original Star Wars figures (including the rarest Jawa, Darth Vader and Boba Fett) that my dogs chewed up. Ughhhhhhh.......
  4. kbelle8995

    kbelle8995 DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    Whether The Last Jedi is the best movie ever, is up to the viewer's personal opinion. I liked TFA but wouldn't rate it better than A New Hope or the Empire strikes back.

    And Rian Johnson is going to have to do some interesting storyline to not make me dislike Kylo Ren. Especially when I already detest him.

    TFA had strong New heros I really liked. Poe, Rey and Finn are really interesting and I hope to hear more about them.

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