Tag: Star Wars

The Last Jedi Teaser

Looks like it could be good. For the record, my one sentence review and ratings of the previous films, with links as appropriate to my own site.

Star Wars: Classic, brilliant. 10/10

Empire Strike Back: Best of the series. 10/10

Return of the Jedi: Bit of a letdown, but still fine. 8/10

The Phantom Menace: Has its issues, but I can see the good movie beneath them. 8/10

Attack of the Clones: See above. 8/10

Revenge of the Sith: Best of the prequels, easily, although Williams’ music does about 90% of the emotional heavy lifting. 9/10

The Force Awakens: The new characters are the best part. 9/10

Rogue One: Very different but very good war drama. 9/10

Trailer looks good so far.

The Obligatory Star Wars Trailer Post

I have no idea if the film will be any good or not. Like the prequels (which I enjoyed more than most) it has a towering legacy to live up to. And I’m not sure I trust JJ Abrams. That having been said, the trailer pushes all the right buttons. For two minutes, I felt like I was a 11 years old again.

You can also watch John Boyega and his family react to the trailer. Boyega, like all the cast, is under strict edict not to disclose any details (he famously tweeted that his dad was making him wash all the dishes as punishment). So his reaction to the reveal of him holding a light saber is priceless.

I bring this up not just for Star Wars. I bring it up because of Lee. For those of you who don’t know, Lee worked in special effects. One of the films he worked on was Attack of the Clones. I think Jim may know the details, but Lee had a moment when he too realized his name was on a Star Wars movie. And I imagine his reaction was quite similar, whatever one thinks of the quality of the movie.

Star Wars is the closet the USA has come to creating a complete universe like Middle Earth or Narnia. It’s more fantasy world than sci-fi world. Let’s hope that Abrams is worthy of the legacy.