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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s impossible to bring it up without someone spouting an opinion of their own. Hell, even writing this, I’m having a hard time not going off on my own opinions, which I’m sure plenty of you are already more than well aware of, and sick by. If Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be considered a rehash of the old films, The Last Jedi could very well be considered a condemnation of everything else fans held dear — at least from some fans’ perspectives.

For their latest episode of Honest Trailers, I was expecting them to play up this dynamic in some clever way, and it looks like I was right. For their Last Jedi Honest Trailer, Screen Junkies brings in the old Honest Trailers narrator to bring in the hate that many fans felt towards the movie, with the current narrator serving as the voice of reason — I mean, the opposition.

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Some of the sore points brought up by the old narrator are Leia and Chewie’s lack of screen time, Luke’s betrayal of the Force, the blood on Poe’s hands, the awfulness of the Canto Bight subplot, and the breaking of the laws of space battle.

On the more positive side of things, it praises the bold nature of the film, avoiding the pitfalls of the Star Wars formula in favor of something different. There’s also the character of Kylo Ren, who drops his Darth Vader act to become his own brand of menacing. Perhaps most interestingly, Johnson is praised for making the first Star Wars film that “lives up to the values it preaches,” meaning that the nature of the Force isn’t tied into some royal bloodline.

Which side of the debate do you fall on? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Screen Junkies

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.