Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★★

Thanks to my Letterboxd friend Demi Adejuyigbe, I was made aware of the Score Only Version of the Film, available when you purchase The Last Jedi and use the MoviesAnywhere app to view it this way.

As a life-long lover of John Williams and his Star Wars music in particular (we listened the shit out our Star Wars ST on 8-track tape back in '77-??), this really is a great viewing option. The score-only really accentuates a lot of the emotion of the film, as you can get a better glimpse of the acting and facial expressions used to get across character motivations. And the motivations are what really make this film work.

I think this film is a great companion film to Mad Max: Fury Road; films that are fun and exciting but are built upon the horrors of war. Both films address that in different ways, and I loved to see how they brought out new issues and introduced new ideas in The Last Jedi that speak of the nature of war.

"There are alternatives to fighting."

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