I found I respected a lot of the choices this film made rather then actually enjoyed watching it.
Once I realized this is really a Jennifer Jason Leigh film with Jason Patric playing more a support for her story I found I was enjoying the film much more. Think a lot of the narrative bumps I felt will work better on a rewatch.
There are scenes that are pretty amazing, and the direction is really rock solid, there's nothing in this film to imply a first time film maker, let alone someone who would only make this one film. Worth a watch
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There's a ton to talk about with this film. The best thing is to keep in short.
What work what the things that weren't in it:
We don't have a Lola Fett or another person named Tarkin. For a universe that is supposed to be large and expansive, we don't have the issues the prequels have, where the same families of people keeping meeting generations of the same families.
No Force Ghost. We don't see characters popping up that aren't…
Interesting to go back and re-watch this one after some time away from it. A lot of things still work great, and a lot of stuff just kind of doesn't.
The stuff that doesn't perhaps can be chalked up to the time of its release. (Speaking of release I wonder if people coming to this new would think the film ripped off the Matrix, from is score to everyone being cool in leather and sunglasses, but Matrix came out a…