Star Wars: The Last Jedi... WATCH? WAIT? SKIP? - SPOILER-FREE Couch Chat

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Ashley, Eric, and Jon have seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Join them for a spoiler-free discussion about how the movie turned out and if they'd watch, wait, or skip if they had to do it over again.

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  • _NowakP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold IT Tech-Musician dude

    1 month ago

    I think this movie might go over a bit like the 'prequel trilogy' - people were excited at first and then the realizations set in. The Last Jedi is wholly... uneventful. It's long and slow, nothing really leads anywhere, there's no exposition to the key characters, the whole thing feels as if it was 'made up as they went along'. The 2.5 hours are just film maker stalling 'to get to the good part' which never comes.


    I'm not a huge Star Wars fan and was never much interested in the EU stuff - I find some of the films and lore 'enjoyabe' which is why I watch them, SW is an inescapable part of pop-culture anyway - but it's a shame how the 'most powerful Jedi ever' gets treated by the latest movies. And to be fair - what's the deal with that? Is simply every new generation of Jedi the 'most powerful Jedi ever'? Because that seems to be the way it goes in the films. Can we have a ceiling there somewhere for that 'off the charts' force level?

  • AceofAces007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I'm actually glad that I saw the movie first before seeing this, because I know exactly what they're talking about with all of the stuff that they danced around. I feel like if I had watching this before going to see the movie, I don't know if I would fully understand what it is that they're trying to convey. And I get it; this is supposed to be spoiler free and talk about the movie in general terms, and it's a fine line to walk in trying to be informative without spoiling things. But I would definitely recommend watching this video after seeing the movie rather than before.

    Or just watch the spoiler cast video they plan to put out soon. That might be better because then we get their unfiltered opinions.

  • oneofthemisme FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Buck Futter!

    1 month ago

    I just got home from seeing it and I thought it was pretty damn good. I'm excited to see what comes next.

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Love that you are talking about it.

    One was bugging throughout video.

    That is, where's Blaine?  I thought he was the Star Wars guy.  

    • _NowakP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold IT Tech-Musician dude

      1 month ago

      Apparently Ashley took Jon to the screening instead of Blaine... or Burnie for that matter ;)

  • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    George Lucas watched the latest film and praised that it was "beautifully made". 

  • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Yay @Jon, we got similar taste! Last weekend, I watched The Man Who Invented Christmas, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Lady Bird. 


    The Man Who Invented Christmas was surprisingly pretty good. I didn't have that many high hopes for it but the performances were splendid, especially the lead actor Dan Stevens (who you may recall as the lead of Legion), with his performance bringing a manic energy and infectiousness that few actors can bring. Christopher Plummer's deadpan sarcasm was a treat. I felt pretty moved by the emotion that the movie evoked in me, and I uncharacteristically nearly teared up with the argument scene between Dickens and his father. The entire movie feels like a deeply personal journey that reflects on how Dickens and his personal struggles are reflected and explored in his stories and characters, especially A Christmas Carol. It's hard to explain but it's a movie that I would definitely recommend. 


    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was an amazing film. It was admittedly funnier than I expected. McDormand. Harrelson. and Rockwell put on some great performances and the emotion felt throughout was strong. Rockwell portrayed the idiot Dixon but even though it was easy to dislike the guy at first, through one way or the other, you end up sympathizing with him. Plus, the whole window fight scene in single take was just one of those Original Moments that you can't help but remember in this specific movie. Harrelson was pretty funny and I felt pretty moved with the Day Out With His Family and what happened afterwards. And McDormand really owned her role. One of the most raw and affecting scenes in the film I believe was the last conversation she had with her daughter. It feels all pretty dysfunctionally humorous at first until it suddenly switches back to the present and you can't help but feel the raw guilt Mildred must've felt. Anger/Vengeance and Forgiveness was a contrasting pair of themes that I felt was explored pretty interestingly. In the end, it's a pretty damn good movie. 


    Lady Bird is a comedy drama coming of age and it definitely deserved its 100% Rotten Tomatoes score. This was one of those few coming of age movies that actually "got" what teenagers actually went through. Everything that the teenagers in the movie did was easily something that I can imagine actual teenagers today would do. Ronan and Metcalf put on some pretty brilliant performances and the realism in the film was spot on. It was very funny, heartbreaking, and endearing throughout. Definitely worth the price of admission. Incidentally, one of the actors in this, Timothee Chalamet while having a rather subdued performance in this film. got some pretty rave reviews for his performance opposite Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name. Haven't watched it but I here it's pretty damn good in itself. 


    Also watched Coco the week before this outing. And it was as great as you would expect from Pixar. 


    Man, lots of pretty damn good quality movies this time of year. Pity that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going to basically dominate everyone's attention now. But I know I'm also going to try to watch The Shape of Water when it comes out.


    What do you think. @Jon ?

  • jclark2747 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Blaine should be here.

  • Ryokugan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 俺はのんびりやるために生まれてきた。

    1 month ago

    I'm seeing it Thursday night, I'm so damn excited. Star Wars is the only franchise I care about seeing in theaters, and I have to see it opening day. I can't wait!

  • Thebluerayxx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ray

    1 month ago

    Going to see The Last Jedi with my Mom(Huge Star Wars fan, was 4 when 456 came out) only three days to avoid spoilers, that's not to hard.


    On a separate note you guys didn't need the music under the whole thing then talking would be just fine, for future reference.

  • Thebluerayxx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ray

    1 month ago

    Just curious after the favorite movie talk in the beginning, What's your guy's favorite movie? Mine is Princess Bride.