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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I f@#kin' loved it. As much as I did Blade Runner 2049. Two different visions of the future — one much more grounded in our world, and the other in a galaxy far, far away.

    Yet, one is much more of a human film, whilst the other is concerned with technology at large. Can you guess to which I refer?

    Trick question. Both.

    It's the first Star Wars film without a proper cliffhanger or continuation. In fact, I felt as…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★

    Likeable mostly because its leads and supporting good posse are alll charming in their ragtag misfit way. 

    Improvements: editing. It could have used some tightening up, and some urgency in spots. But largest of all, as with all of these superhero movies - there’s really no sense of vulnerability, which makes for some boring fighting. 


    Additionally, the fight scenes themselves were treated different than the rock-em-sock-em style, but also felt like some magic or such. I foresee a tiring of all of this in favor of films like Logan, that make their protagonist more human.


    Watching gods fight? Meh.

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