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My last review of this film simply said “Extremely forgettable”.

I watched it for the second time, the first with my children (8/11), and remembered almost nothing about it. So, I guess I nailed that…

This is a terrible film in so many ways. Probably the most egregious error is that, in a film about space wizards, it asks too much of you in the suspension of disbelief. “They built a colossal fleet of gigantic starships and no-one noticed?” And this is merely the tip of the iceberg.

I don’t think there is any doubt that Ben Solo’s story is the most interesting thing here. Rey’s story becomes ridiculous as it tries to reverse out of the cul-de-sac it went down in TLJ.

As we reach the end it become abundantly clear there was no overarching story for these final three films. Or, if there was, it was second guessed. The prequels are much derided for the quality of the film making but at least there was an actual story. As a result, I think this comfortably becomes the worse film of the nine.


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Watched Cocaine Bear (2023) by an author from
An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converge in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound black bear goes on a murderous rampage after unintentionally ingesting cocaine.

You know exactly what you’re getting. The comedy comes in waves, rather than a consistent level of hilarity. And, frankly, some of the troughs are kind of dull but the peaks make up for it.


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Watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) by an author from
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

First time I’ve watched this with my children (8/11). They quite enjoyed it and I didn’t hate it.

I still find plenty of it maddeningly moronic. Like “dropping” bombs in space. And how moving steadily in one direction, in space, burns fuel… But that was easier to look past today.

However, it’s harder to look past just how many scenes drag on. Even the characters admit that’s all they are doing at one point.

But there are still lots of cool moments and the more irreverent tone bothers me less with time.

I just think that Rian Johnson (like Edgar Wright) might be better off not directing his own writing work…


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How. How I ask you, are there no Chopper (from Rebels) / Firefly mash-ups?!

I wanted a t-shirt with Chopper in a browncoat with the legend “I am aim to misbehave.” Make it happen artists!