This is not television. This is thought-provoking, deeply creative cinema.
This film came up in conversation today and I was reminded of how I much I hate it. Here's my cliché analogy: La La Land is like a meringue. It looks delicious, but once you bite into it, everything crumbles away. It claims to tell a unique, important story, but it is really just a soulless copy of far superior "classic Hollywood" films. The classics that La La Land claims to venerate are classics because they have style as well…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
honestly? I admire the fact that rian johnson and co. took risks. however, the movie itself has its problems. don't get me wrong; I liked this movie. but, I didn't love it.
stuff I did not like:
-some moments felt very very off to me, particularly leia's force-fueled flight through space (???), maz kanata's skype session, and rose attempting to save finn by crashing into him (??)
-story & pacing-- it felt like the screenwriters figured out that finn and rose…