The Gray Jedi

It seems every time I go to see a Star Wars movie, I always wear black and red (well, this is more like gray and red). It’s unintentional, of course – my wardrobe simply has more colors of the Dark Side. Besides, what are the colors of the Light Side? White, yes, and… blue? Green? I’m not even sure.

Anyway, back to the movie – The Last Jedi. I gushed about The Force Awakens, but I have to say, I’m disappointed with the follow-up. It’s just… a mess. A bunch of storylines go nowhere, there is no character development to speak of, and with all the talks about how different it is from other Star Wars movies, it still looks and feels very familiar to me (it follows the same basic plot points as Empire Strikes Back, just like how The Force Awakens follows A New Hope). Oh, there are certainly a lot of cool moments, but they’re just that – moments, with no connection between them. The movie ends up being way less than the sum of its parts. I may see it again this week if I have time, but I don’t see my first impression changing.

5 Comments on “The Gray Jedi”

  1. Mike says:

    Gray and red are always a great combo!

  2. Your shoes are so cute with this look. The perfect finishing touch. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and a happy New Year. Nicole at High Latitude Style

  3. Tell me more about the plot holes – I really loved the movie!

    • Salazar says:

      Well, they’re not actually plot holes, but rather a lack of payoffs. Like Finn and Rose’s mission – they achieve nothing of importance (sure, Finn has his big showdown with Phasma, but that doesn’t change anything in the plot.) The conflict between Poe and Admiral Holdo and Poe’s mutiny achieve nothing either. Even the Force bond between Rey and Kylo leads nowhere. Basically, everybody is right back where they were at the end of “The Force Awakens” (with the exception of Luke, of course.) That’s what’s so frustrating to me – it could have a step forward to set up Episode IX, but instead, it was as if nohing happened.

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