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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams)

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Re: Christian, I'm disappointed in you
• Posted by: Achilles   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 9:44 a.m.
• IP Address: 178.128.74.72.dsl.dyn.forthnet.gr
• In Response to: Re: Christian, I'm disappointed in you (Sylvie)

> Here we have an amazingly intelligent movie, that turned tables on
> everyone, me included

I admire your effort to defend this movie.

Please read again what I wrote. I never said “what the movie should have been”. I simply pointed out why this movie is really bad, based on story writing and characters. I was not paid millions to write a script and direct a Star Wars movie, Rian Johnson was however and the sad thing is that he came up with this travesty.

As for expectations, it’s not fans expectations that is the problem here, rather than lazy writing, and the obsession of Rian Johnson in subverting everything, only for the sake of subversion, and making silly Jokes, instead of focusing on writing a good story.

I will give you just one example. Force Awakens ended on a cliffhanger, when we finally first see Luke after 35 years, in a dramatic ending, being handed the Light Saber that belonged to his father, the one that Obi Wan gave him, and then lost it when Darth Vader cut off his hand. For a Star Wars fan, this scene carries so much weight; it creates a very emotional load that reminds us the beautiful and moving history of Star Wars mythology. Also creates many questions. How was the Light Saber recovered? Who found it? Of course nobody knows what will happen next, but the scene itself leads you to expect a dramatic continuation, a humble reaction of some sort.

So what did Rian Johnson do? In ‘Last Jedi’ this scene continues, the music swells (obviously playing with the audience expectations), and then Luke comically tosses the whole history of Star Wars, behind his back over the cliff, and walks away. (well yes, I heard just a few awkward ‘Ha…’ laughs in the theater I was in).

Now if you, as you say, a “lifelong Star Wars Fan, who has never stopped loving passionately Star Wars” etc, find this amusing, congratulations. I’m glad you enjoyed being mocked at.

I pointed out COUNTLESS ISSUES with the film, and all you had to say was “Here we have an amazingly intelligent movie, that turned tables on everyone”. If you want to defend this movie, please try again, when you have something substantial to say.




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