Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now (finally) in movie theaters.
Rest assured, Jimmy’s Daily Planet will not reveal any spoilers. With a prime viewing scheduled for tomorrow night, a general reaction to Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII will follow this Monday.
For now, a visual storytelling recap and promo for The Last Jedi.
Will The Last Jedi be the darker Dark Knight equivalent to The Force Awakens? If so, then this cinematic universe has the potential to become even more epic than before…
and Star Wars, as you know, is already sufficiently epic. There’s a short preview of a spoiler-free review.
We all hear voices from time to time (so I’m told…). However, there’s a real talent for impersonating voices. Enter Last Jedi actor and Star Wars legend Mark Hamill in a recent sit-down interview with famed movie critic Peter Travers.
For the record, the merchandise from Star Wars, Jurassic Park and countless movies and television shows are what enabled escapism normally confined to a movie theater and family TV rooms (pre-YouTube and Internet) to reach new levels of imaginative curiosity. It’s an impactful part of being a kid, going to the movies and dreaming big. So, Sir Alec Guinness, wise Obi-Wan Kenobi, you were gravely mistaken.
If only Mr. Guinness (bet that got him a few free beers over the years) could have heard the voices of millions of kids seeing his films and playing with a myriad of merchandise, all while beginning a lifetime passion for some of the most treasured films in cinematic history.
Obi-Lost that Debate Kenobi more like it, hmmm (just one of those voices…).
Star Wars is everywhere.
Now that that’s settled, let’s move forward.
The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick) has promised a new twist (or two…) for Star Wars: Episode VIII. As fans all over the world prepare for the December premiere of the eighth chapter in one of the greatest sagas concerning good vs. evil, we are looking for little tidbits of information to whet our theatrical appetite. Not the full meal or anything close to it, but just a delicious tasting menu. And in doing so, we’ve discovered that the highly-anticipated Last Jedi was written and directed not only by a brilliant moviemaker but by a lifelong Star Wars fan.
As the video after the jump shows, Rian Johnson’s enthusiasm is infectiously inspiring. Tapping into his excitement of being involved in a Star Wars film is more powerful than any Red Bull or triple latte.
The Last Jedi is a Star Wars movie made by one of its biggest fans. Therefore, this forthcoming film will be eight kinds of awesome, especially since Rian Johnson has already been hired to write an entirely new trilogy after this current trilogy.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
P.S. How does your Wookiee impersonation sound?
Yes, yes and yes!
FYI- There’s a very specific and awesome reason why the word “yes” is written three times.
The good news is that The Last Jedi looks visually stunning with a bold, daring story. The better news is that we are only a little more than a month away from the highly-anticipated theatrical release of The Last Jedi, written and directed by the aforementioned Rian Johnson.
A quick refresher on Rian Johnson’s work on Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Looks like beloved Spielberg producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy
red read between the lines with Rian Johnson and The Last Jedi. Now even more than before, the fate of Episode VIII needs to be great.
And hopefully with less Dr. Seuss-style rhyming.