#533 : STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

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The hosts are joined by friend and filmmaker Alec Siegel to discuss the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise and speculate about Episode IX. Be warned: this podcast is full of spoilers!

 

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  • NDF

    All of you? All of you liked this stupid Disney shit? I do not know the 4th person on this episode but when I heard he is a hardcore fan, I surely did not think that he would like this garbage.
    And you Michael, you disliked Rogue One and liked this one? Come on man! What happened to you?
    I am a SW fan for more than 25 years and I accepted a lot of stupid things that George Lucas did just for the sake of this saga.
    I even liked the Force Awakens. Yes it was a new a new hope, but in general, it was a decent movie.
    I saw this shit in 3D IMAX and even 3D doesn’t make sense in 95% of the movie.
    Let me start with what I liked about last Jedi;
    Some of the special effects were great, especially jumping to light-speed scene was breathtaking and something new and I really like the Snoke fight scene.
    I think thats about it, well I have to think really hard to find another thing to like in this movie. Oh yeah, Yoda. He is always delightful to watch.
    What I do not like or even hated;
    Kylo Ren; he is acting like a teenager with anger management issues.
    Luke; well this is not Luke. This a pessimistic grumpy old fuck.
    General Hux; this character is a caricature of Peter Cushing’s Tarkin. He is extremely stupid to be a general.
    Admiral Holdo; yes, everyone is talking about her choice not to tell everyone her plans. Ok, maybe there was a spy in the ship. However, if you can jump to light-speed targeting the enemy and crash them, why wait? Why did not do this with one smaller ship? Why wait and endanger everyone?

    Whole uncertainty about Snoke. Who was he? Where did he came from? If we take time-line into account, Snoke is obviously older than Darth Vader. Maybe he is the brother of Palpatine. Maybe he is related to Darth Maul (this is what I believe since he died in the same way as his father, splitting into 2 with a light saber). Maybe he is the Hugh Hefner of SW world. He certainly dresses like him and at this point nothing can surprise me.

    Chase of space horses was like the worst chase scene of all time. Unfocused and even blurry CGI combined with some bad close ups of Finn and Rose make this scene more distractingly silly than anything. The moment Rose said, now it is worth it, I was ready to leave.

    When did Leia became a Jedi and control objects? She looked like Superman from superman vs. batman. Which is not a good thing.

    Corniest moment of all, Finn & Rose’s kiss. In my opinion, Disney introduces actors and actress with Asian roots purposefully. The reason is to make more money. As you may know, in China and other Asian countries, SW is not a big hit, they really do not care about SW. But it is a big market, so first they introduced Ip Man to the Rogue One and Rose into this one. This is a smart decision on their part. But it also validates the idea that all the bad people in this movie are white man and virtually every goody is a woman or person of colour or non-white.

    How about Maz Kanata, she takes a call while in a gun fight. That makes noooooo sense. Just push no and call back when you are available. Or, make her talk normally. Every inch of this movie is about making money.

    Porgs are for the children, another money grab thing. They were funny in 1 or 2 scenes.

    I can go on forever, stupid milk scene, meaningless spear fishing, ET nuns, all of the casino gaming scenes. Tell us about the force, train her, make us care about her more etc. No. This epic saga is our bitch now and we will rape it anyway we want. First, Luke would make fun of her and the force, she will talk to half naked teenager bad guy / boyfirend intergalactically and convince him to surrender without even knowing anything about the force. Btw, we make some excuse to go to a casino planet to release space horses while no one in the destroyer is aware of the real plan to escape. Oh, there is a twist, while we are on the casino planet, we take only one guy in the galaxy who can uncloak rebellion ships. WTF.

    Rotten Tomatoes score for Last Jedi is 92%. And what is shocking is this score is coming from critics. Normally, critics are more objective to a movie than the fans. But in this case, I believe they don’t want to mess with Mickey Mouse. Audience score is 52%. Because they do not care about Mickey.

    Nothing about this movie is about Star Wars. This movie is about selling toys, racial and sexual manifesto and making lots and lots of money.

    Finally, Quentin Tarantino will direct a R rated Star Trek. Can’t wait and this franchise need similar bold decisions. Fuck you guys very much for liking this immature movie, take care.

  • Jano

    All of you? All of you liked this stupid Disney shit? I do not know the 4th person on this episode but when I heard he is a hardcore fan, I surely did not think that he would like this garbage.
    And you Michael, you disliked Rogue One and liked this one? Come on man! What happened to you?
    I am a SW fan for more than 25 years and I accepted a lot of stupid things that George Lucas did just for the sake of this saga.
    I even liked the Force Awakens. Yes it was a new a new hope, but in general, it was a decent movie.
    I saw this shit in 3D IMAX and even 3D doesn’t make sense in 95% of the movie.
    Let me start with what I liked about last Jedi;
    Some of the special effects were great, especially jumping to light-speed scene was breathtaking and something new and I really like the Snoke fight scene.
    I think thats about it, well I have to think really hard to find another thing to like in this movie. Oh yeah, Yoda. He is always delightful to watch.
    What I do not like or even hated;
    Kylo Ren; he is acting like a teenager with anger management issues.
    Luke; well this is not Luke. This a pessimistic grumpy old fuck.
    General Hux; this character is a caricature of Peter Cushing’s Tarkin. He is extremely stupid to be a general.
    Admiral Holdo; yes, everyone is talking about her choice not to tell everyone her plans. Ok, maybe there was a spy in the ship. However, if you can jump to light-speed targeting the enemy and crash them, why wait? Why did not do this with one smaller ship? Why wait and endanger everyone?
    Whole uncertainty about Snoke. Who was he? Where did he came from? If we take time-line into account, Snoke is obviously older than Darth Vader. Maybe he is the brother of Palpatine. Maybe he is related to Darth Maul (this is what I believe since he died in the same way as his father, splitting into 2 with a light saber). Maybe he is the Hugh Hefner of SW world. He certainly dresses like him and at this point nothing can surprise me.
    Chase of space horses was like the worst chase scene of all time. Unfocused and even blurry CGI combined with some bad close ups of Finn and Rose make this scene more distractingly silly than anything. The moment Rose said, now it is worth it, I was ready to leave.
    When did Leia became a Jedi and control objects? She looked like Superman from superman vs. batman. Which is not a good thing.
    Corniest moment of all, Finn & Rose’s kiss. In my opinion, Disney introduces actors and actress with Asian roots purposefully. The reason is to make more money. As you may know, in China and other Asian countries, SW is not a big hit, they really do not care about SW. But it is a big market, so first they introduced Ip Man to the Rogue One and Rose into this one. This is a smart decision on their part. But it also validates the idea that all the bad people in this movie are white man and virtually every goody is a woman or person of colour or non-white.
    How about Maz Kanata, she takes a call while in a gun fight. That makes noooooo sense. Just push no and call back when you are available. Or, make her talk normally. Every inch of this movie is about making money.
    Porgs are for the children, another money grab thing. They were funny in 1 or 2 scenes.
    I can go on forever, stupid milk scene, meaningless spear fishing, ET nuns, all of the casino gaming scenes. Tell us about the force, train her, make us care about her more etc. No. This epic saga is our bitch now and we will rape it anyway we want. First, Luke would make fun of her and the force, she will talk to half naked teenager bad guy / boyfirend intergalactically and convince him to surrender without even knowing anything about the force. Btw, we make some excuse to go to a casino planet to release space horses while no one in the destroyer is aware of the real plan to escape. Oh, there is a twist, while we are on the casino planet, we take only one guy in the galaxy who can uncloak rebellion ships. WTF.
    Rotten Tomatoes score for Last Jedi is 92%. And what is shocking is this score is coming from critics. Normally, critics are more objective to a movie than the fans. But in this case, I believe they don’t want to mess with Mickey Mouse. Audience score is 52%. Because they do not care about Mickey.
    Nothing about this movie is about Star Wars. This movie is about selling toys, racial and sexual manifesto and making lots and lots of money.
    Finally, Quentin Tarantino will direct a R rated Star Trek. Can’t wait and this franchise need similar bold decisions. Fuck you guys very much for liking this immature movie, take care.