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Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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- Aspect Ratio : 2.39:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English, French, Spanish
- Product Dimensions : 17.15 x 13.34 x 1.4 cm; 99.79 Grams
- Director : Rian Johnson
- Media Format : AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, DTS Surround Sound
- Run time : 2 hours and 32 minutes
- Release date : March 27 2018
- Actors : Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega
- Dubbed: : Spanish, French
- Subtitles: : Spanish, French, English
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 7.1)
- Studio : Walt Disney Video
- ASIN : B0788FL36D
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,042 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of THE FORCE AWAKENS join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks new mysteries of the Force. It's "everything you could want and more from a STAR WARS film" (Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press).
The Director and the Jedi -- Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie -- and experience what it's like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.|Balance of the Force -- Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.|Scene Breakdown: Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle -- Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.|Scene Breakdown: Snoke and Mirrors -- Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie's malevolent master villain.|Scene Breakdown: Showdown on Crait -- Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie's final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.|Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) -- Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis' riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.|Deleted Scenes -- With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.|Audio Commentary -- View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
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Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
With the destruction of the republic, the evil first order reigns. Now, supreme leader snoke looks to crush what's left of the resistance and cement his grip on the galaxy. But hope survives: rey has found luke skywalker, a legendary jedI master who can change the tide of war.
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I have my reservations but still have to admit I did enjoy the movie.
Otherwise, the movie is entertaining, and is now part of my collection.
The Force seems to be acting on its own in this second trilogy, after what seems a few days (at most) with Luke of training, Rey has most of the abilities of a Master Jedi. At least Ben (Kylo) had formal training.
Similarly, I felt that the next approximate 1.5 hours could have been better written. [SPOILER ALERT] There was, for instance, too much guessing and too many opportunities missed.
Still, I think the DVD is worth watching.
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The plot feels very contrived, revolving around a prolonged, low speed pursuit through space, in which the First Order can't catch the Resistance's ship because their ship's top speed is the same as the Resistance's ship, and the Resistance ship is just happens to be slightly out of range of their guns. Plus, the Resistance can't jump through hyperspace because the First Order have somehow figured out how to track them, so the baddies are just sitting around waiting for the goodies' ship to run out of petrol...
On top of this, there is a huge sub-plot, in which the protagonists defy their superiors and set out on a daring mission to get their shipmates out of their predicament, only for the entire sequence to turn out to be literally for nothing at all... In a single line of dialogue, the preceding hour of the film is revealed to have been pure filler. Their success or failure was irrelevant, and the whole section could have been cut from the film without affecting a damn thing. The really infuriating part is; taken to it's conclusion, this sub-plot could have provided a satisfying climax to the film. But it seems that pushing a political agenda took precedence over a consistent and entertaining plot. Which brings me onto my final point.
The overall message of this film also seems at odds with the spirit of Star Wars. The previous two trilogies showed the dangers of unquestioned loyalty, of blind obedience to authority... The brutal totalitarianism of the Empire in the Original Trilogy, and the dogma and arrogance of the Jedi Order in the Prequel Trilogy. But here, the message seems to be the complete opposite. The manner in which the afore mentioned sub-plot is eventually derailed pushes across a message of always trusting authority, not thinking for yourself, and that taking the initiative ultimately gets you nowhere. If only Poe, Finn and Rose had just shut up and waited for orders, they could have saved themselves a whole lot of trouble, and shaved a whole hour off the film. At times it attempts to make a point about greed and even animal welfare, with the protagonists setting a herd of horse-like creatures free. But it all feels very hypocritical when they ignore the plight of the child slaves who muck out the stables.
In conclusion, the film feels like a complete mess. I have no idea how any writer can possibly salvage enough to produce a satisfying conclusion to this trilogy.