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Movie review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Comments (4)
  1. Avatar Terrence Hynes says:

    Another review of stellar quality; thank you! Now to see the movie.

  2. Avatar James says:

    Actually, Rey kept the Jedi texts, stowing them on the Millennium Falcon where we the audience see them at the end – while Luke had to let go of his fear of the past by believing the books were destroyed, Rey gets to learn from their wisdom and keep the Jedi religion alive. It’s the farthest thing possible from downgrading religion and making it up as they go along.

    1. Hi James! I do try to avoid some spoilers if possible. I did notice that they were tucked away on the Millennium Falcon at the end of the film that’s why I said, “What it [the film] gives with one hand it takes back with the other and then sometimes gives back again making its religious landscape more conflicted and tortured than other Star Wars film.” Some people may have missed that quick little moment when Finn opens the drawer and the books are there tucked away for safe keeping … maybe Rey will, you know, turn those pages. Here’s hoping. Thanks for reading the review!

  3. Avatar Greg Hasseldahl says:

    Here’s an interesting juxtaposition!

    As Yoda says, “Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.” The Phantom Menace

    As St. Paul says, “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope” Romans. 5:3–4