Hey Readers, I was going to take it easy and post just once this week because the week between Christmas and New Year is always very slow. However, I saw The Last Jedi (TLJ) with the family and I couldn’t understand why there is such a huge negative backlash from the viewers. For those of you who haven’t heard, the audience score for The Last Jedi at Rotten Tomatoes is just 51%. Wow, that’s almost like the presidential election. Half of the audience didn’t like the movie. That’s nuts! I enjoyed the movie thoroughly so that’s why I’m deviating from our regular personal finance topics and posting a film review today. We only saw one movie in the theater this year and TLJ was just right. Hey, that’s why it is good to have a blog. I can share my views and write about anything.
We’re Star Wars Fans
Yes, RB40Jr and I are Star Wars fans. We watched every episode of the films and the animated series. We have a bunch of Lego Star Wars, 2 light sabers, and a Star Wars trivia game. RB40Jr probably knows more about Star Wars than most casual viewers (like Mrs. RB40). He is six years old. I think we’re qualified to comment on the latest movie.
So what do I think of The Last Jedi? As I said above, I enjoyed it thoroughly. TLJ isn’t as straight forward as the other Star Wars movies, but I like the different feel. IMO, it’s one of the top 3 movies in the franchise. I liked it better than The Force Awakens (VII) because TFA is almost exactly like A New Hope (IV). RB40Jr agrees with me on this point. TLJ is also better than the all the prequels (I to III) and Rouge One.