STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is an enthralling, peculiar, yet dazzling spectacle. Sometimes a bit overlong & tonally confused. But overall, a satisfying, sporadically ambitious, visually striking, intergalactic odyssey.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny...” - Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
Is destiny truly a controlled variant or a deterministic ideal? Can that destiny be manifested upon an individual or are the concepts of free will…
It has been 75 years in the making. 75 years since the debut of one of the greatest, most iconic, and most influential superheroes in the history of comic book pantheons and popular culture: Wonder Woman. In a world of superfluous amounts of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and X-Men films, we finally get our first live action 'Wonder Woman' film and her entrance into cinema is just as much a warm embrace as it is…
'War For the Planet of the Apes' is an extremely dark, bleak, melancholic masterpiece of social/political commentary, heart wrenching emotional resonance, powerful motion capture performances, and the brilliant technical wizardry of blockbuster filmmaking wrapped into one.
It's an absolutely stunning finale to one of the greatest cinematic trilogies of the 21st century.