At last: the wait is nearly over.
Two long years have passed since the Star Wars franchise was spectacularly rebooted with Episode VII: The Force Awakens and, while last Christmas gave us the excellent Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, fans have been champing at the bit for the continuation of the main saga.
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi hits cinemas this Friday (15 December) with fans eagerly snapping up tickets for midnight viewings and the like, desperate to watch it as soon as they can. However, many lucky individuals - media reviewers and the like - have been able to see the film early and, unable to resist have been posting spoilerific tweets and statuses.
This is absolutely not cool. Don’t ruin it for the real fans.
And so, when a tweet by Daniel Carlson appeared on many people’s timelines entitled ‘Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI’, the immediate reaction was one of annoyance. But then… hold on, can this be right?
Carlson lists his critical thoughts on the film which, to be fair, shows that Disney is really trying to do something different this time around.
- way more nudity than expected
- smart idea to do it all as a rap
- Charlie Sheen totally holds his own
- Adam Driver’s love ballad felt awkward
- didn’t like the 22-minute Olaf short
- Smash Mouth’s “All Star” was a bold end-credits choice
And it turns out that these aren’t the only surprises in the The Last Jedi.
Ah, such fun.
But… what if… what if Daniel’s not lying?
Can’t wait for Episode IX, featuring a hologramatic Keith Chegwin playing R2-D2’s long-lost human brother.