Kevin Smith Reviews ‘Last Jedi’

I thought I’d share another review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Kevin Smith. Long time Star Wars lover. I think his review was quite good. He’s spot on with so many points.

  • Luke calling it a laser sword. Yes, that was odd to me as well.
  • Luke and Chewie didn’t have a moment when discussing the death of Han Solo. It seems like it was a missed moment.
  • Porg’s worked. I agree. A good mix between Ewok’s and Jar Jar.

Star Wars: Last Jedi Review *Spoilers*

When I kept hearing from people that it was as good as Empire Strikes Back I was very optimistic. This coming from a person that enjoyed ‘Force Awakens’ despite a few flaws. It was entertaining. I felt like I was along for a great ride and that I was ten years old again. I didn’t need a movie as good as Empire Strikes Back.

Well, I’m sorry to say. This movie is no Empire Strikes Back. Not by a long shot. My problems with ‘The Last Jedi’

  • Why on earth would Luke Skywalker try to kill Han and Leia’s child? That just makes absolutely no sense to me. One of the themes that seem to be surfacing is bad parents that don’t necessarily want their children. I’m just baffled as to why they’re going down that road as a narrative.
  • youtu.be-xJBVo7XjI3w (1)Rey’s parents. At Star Wars Celebration in Florida where they first announced and showcased the first trailer, the very first question asked to the director was,”Who are Rey’s parents?” Well, it appears they’ve answered that. Nobodies. Not “special”. So we had Vader who was born of immaculate conception and we have this very special bloodline of Skywalkers but now it looks like we’re shifting to give it anyone. Why? Why is it so significant that the director wanted it known that her parents are nobody? *sigh*
  • Killing off Snoke in this movie when you spend very little time developing him. We don’t know where he’s from. Perhaps the outer rim. Was he perhaps the first Jedi and he perhaps left the order? Well, all of that could have been an interesting storyline but instead, he was taken down rather easily.
  • Leia. Now they’ve opened up this whole box of worms of ‘What do we do with Leia now?’ I’d almost would have rather had her say that she’s tired of a life of fighting and maybe she wants to go into retirement. HaHa. But anything would be better than the current way we left things based on what can be done with episode 9. Maybe it would have been better if she had just become a force ghost and left it at that. Take Luke’s fate and put it in place for Leia. youtu.be-xJBVo7XjI3w (2)
  • How do you do this to the Luke Skywalker character? Ok ‘Force Awakens’ we got rid of Han Solo. Now we have a disappearing Luke Skywalker?!? Couldn’t that have been best used in episode 9. As far as Luke being the Master Jedi, other than himself being projected across the galaxy, we never get to see how truly powerful he is. More of the movie is spent just showcasing how crabby he is. Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll use Luke kind of like Ben Kinobi. youtu.be-xJBVo7XjI3w (3)
  • What’s the deal with Rey and Kylo’s relationship now? The first moment they’re fighting alongside one another and the next they’re not. Same issue as earlier. Where do we go from here.

I’ll add more thoughts as they come to me. I’m going to see it again before Christmas with my daughter. I’m more interested to see how she feels about it. To summarize – it left a lot on the table and a lot of WTF moments for me. Looks like it also has only a 56% rotten tomato score.

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Thursday Morning Coffee

Latest Golf Magazine

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I don’t usually enjoy them. As it’s usually a lot of hoopla and with very little beneficial. But this particular issue was good advice – putting left hand low – setup for left hand low and much more. Quite enjoyed the issue. Ok Ok Lexi Thompson doesn’t hurt either

Golf Tournament Yesterday

This video using the new shot tracer app was on our 2nd hole. This was his approach shot that he setup for and made a birdie.

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We’ve been playing with Joel Cloud (nice guy) and we’ve enjoyed having him in our group. He’ll even be joining us again this Saturday for our next tournament. Good to have some newness.

As for how I played. I hit some very crisp iron shots but fell apart coming in for an 81. Two birdies. Photo below of one of my approaches on a par 3 for birdie.

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Moving on….

New Star Wars Last Jedi trailer dropped. A lot of unanswered questions…yep – it’ll be the movie to go and see this Christmas and will probably be the box office smash of the year. I’m getting the feeling this will be the ‘Empire Strikes Back’ movie.

Donald Trump…

I posted this on Twitter yesterday. The right wing gets all ultra-defensive when we try to limit the 2nd amendment in any fashion but yet when someone voices an opinion, they want to silence that. Does Donald remember that he took an oath to defend the entire constitution? Not just the parts of it that you like more than others or perhaps that suit you more.

Happy Saturday Everyone

Star Wars Footage Released

It looks solid and I’m excited to see the direction that they’re headed. We need a new direction so that we have new possibilities for future movies.

Golf Today

 

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Golf Today.

 

The round. Argh! It could have been better. My ball striking just seems a bit off. Also with my wrist feeling a bit out of whack – not painful – but something isn’t quite right. I’m hitting every shot almost 5-10 yards less than I usually am. Only near the end of the round today was I actually hitting my distances.

My buddy Doug, however, did play well.

Dan Patrick Passes on Katy Perry Video

Oh Dan. Oh Dan. What you thinking buddy? Opportunities like this don’t come along very often.

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