While watching that final battle I was struck by how awful it was, especially compared to the battle over Scarif in Rogue One. The expectation was that the mainline series would culminate in the most epic of confrontations. Instead, the whole thing reeked of budget cuts and last minute rewrites.
It’s cool. I like little fan service moments like this.
But I still really like a script with fewer plot holes you could fly a space cruiser through even more.
What I love about that movie is just how many genuinely great actors debased themselves in it. It’s just a who’s who of royal shakespeare co alumni, all trying desperately to escape with their dignity intact. (All failed.)
I was 7 when Raiders came out and my poor mom, not knowing much about the movie, took me and my even younger siblings to see it. That experience is my earliest, clear memory of going to the movies. I remember other movies, of course, including bits and pieces of Star Wars, but not in their entirety. Read more