Friday, January 26, 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Out of curiosity I listened to this extended interview of Rian Johnson. It is long. It is an hour and 47 minutes long.
Since The Last Jedi has plot holes you could drive a truck through, and after seeing the title, 'Rian Johnson Talks 'The Last Jedi' Criticism, Says He "Wouldn't Change a Thing"', I had to know how Rian Johnson responds to criticism about the plot holes.
Well, after listening, I conclude that Rian Johnson doesn't have a clue as to why these things are plot holes, and why those things might turn off the audience. I can only guess that he looks at the story from an artistic point of view and not a logical one. And to think that he is going to be directing the next trilogy?
Unfortunately the interview doesn't talk about Social Justice Warrior messages, which would have been a very interesting topic.
Posted by John Coffey at 10:33 PM
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
I saw The Last Jedi on December 14nth and then again 2 weeks after that. After another 4 weeks, I would like to see it for a third time, either this week or next.
As for all the people who didn't like it, the movie was designed to defy what everyone expected and that was too much for some people. It turns the Star Wars mythology on its head, and it has a few plot holes. My position is that a movie can have a few flaws and still be pretty entertaining, which it is.
Posted by John Coffey at 7:41 PM
Monday, January 22, 2018
In response to I wrote:
'I am really glad that you brought up expectations and how that biases people when judging a movie, which is a concept that I hadn't thought much about. I suspect that the reason so many people are negative on The Phantom Menace is because of their expectations. Personally, I had a blast with the movie and I think that it is almost as entertaining as the best Star Wars films. Although episodes 7 and 8 have some plot holes you could drive a truck through, I still enjoyed these movies. There is enough good stuff to make them worthwhile. What people didn't like about episode 8, which is that the movie defied all of their expectations, made it more entertaining for me because it was something new and different.'
Posted by John Coffey at 11:19 AM
Monday, January 1, 2018
Posted by John Coffey at 1:30 PM