- In a polarized world, the next installment of the franchise all about balance and non-attachment
will be worshiped, hated, and obsessed over until it's not even fun to talk about anymore.
- This is not going to go the way you think.
- Meh, we know Star Wars fans by now
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Forget the love letter to the originals that was The Force Awakens,
because Episode 8 subverts everything you've come to expect
Making it the-
- WORST one ever
- Aw, who invited the original Honest Trailer voice back?
Are you really gonna do the old ones are better / new ones are better thing we did with The Force Awakens?
- The only way to talk about Star Wars now is in absolutes, so yes.
- Kinda Sithy of ya, but fine
Making Last Jedi a refreshing update to a predictable formula
- that spits in the face of everything you once loved.
- Meet the new class of heroes coming into their own
Like Rey, who after being called by Luke's lightsaber
is called by the Jedi texts, called by a big wet hole, and called by her greatest fr-enemy
- Yet still gets zero answers to any of her questions.
- I thought I'd find answers here, I was wrong.
- Po, who grows from a hotshot sexy pilot
- to a treasonous failure with more blood on his hands than the Empire.
- First Order!
- Same difference.
- And Finn, who went from a deserter running away from the war
- to a deserter running away from the war.
- With the help of newcomer Rose, he'll learn to put the greater good above himself
- Thanks to a pointless side quest to Casino Royale
- Because how dare they spend 15 minutes connecting the action to a larger theme.
- The larger theme being:
Is it possible to miss pod racing?
I didn't think so, but here we are
- But forget about the butthurt fanboys who were just mad the movie isn't closer to the one they wrote in their heads
- Because there's still all the old favorites like Leia, a battle-hardened general trying to keep the spark of hope al-
she's in a coma.
- who gets nothing to do.
- And Luke Skywalker
- Who after sad old Han and sad old Leia really drives home how your heroes are all sad and old now.
- He's turned his back on the franchise after watching the prequels
- The legacy of the Jedi is failure!
- And not even reruns of A New Hope can change his mind
- That was a cheap move.
- Because what Star Wars fans really needed was to see their idol throw his lightsaber away like it was some kind of joke.
And Star Wars is not a joke to me!
- Yeah I've been meaning to talk to you about-
- Rian Johnson ruined my childhood like he ruined the laws of space battle.
- There are no laws to space battle!
- There should be.
- Luke isn't the only Skywalker who has issues with the franchise
Kylo Ren is back, and he's demanding a full reboot.
- Let the past die.
Kill it if you have to.
- When he doesn't look like he's about to cry, which is always
- Watch as he ditches The Vader fanboy act, the Mighty Duck Mask, and his shirt
Hey, you distracted me on purpose!
- Too late, moving on!
Get ready for truly unexpected answers to the puzzles of Episode 7
- that can only be answered by asking
What are the most disappointing answers to the puzzles of episode 7?
- Like who are Rey's parents?
- Who is Snoke?
- Some dead guy.
- and how did Maz Kanata get Luke's lightsaber?
- It doesn't matter and you're stupid for asking.
- That after all the hours of speculation and analysis was genuinely...
- exhilarating. - insulting.
- Whoa, how do we keep from a certain point of viewing each other?
- Yeah, we're both pretty big Star Wars nerds, huh?
- So gear up for the most divisive Star Wars film ever made
- Where Rian Johnson either doesn't understand the lore,
- or he made the first Star Wars movie that lives up to the values it preaches.
Instead of endorsing royal bloodlines and reckless aggression.
- Okay enough division. Let's say our favorite things about it on the count of three.
- 1, 2, 3
Rey and Kylo team up to fight the Praetorian Guard
Puppet Yoda hitting Luke with a stick!
- Wait, really?
- Yeah, I'll own it.
- Okay now least favorite
Holdo not telling anyone her plan!
- I get knocking Po down a peg but, come on!
They're taking shuttles to a fort!
Why make everyone think they're gonna die?
- I can't argue with that.
Though I'm sure people will.
- Should we do this again for Solo?
- I'm not gonna see that crap
It is time for my fandom to end.
- Did you hear JJ finished the script for Episode 9?
- My fandom is back.
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