When I watched my first #StarWars movie in cinema, I was 8 years old. I remember that I fell in love with Luke. It is as if it were yesterday. When my son watched his first Star Wars movie he was 9 years old but he's been very much into Star Wars concept since he was 3. Star Wars has been a part of our family since I met my husband 21 years ago as one of my brother-in-laws - my son's favorite Unkle - is a huge fan of this epic mythological story. With him Star Wars became a solid part in my son's and in our daily life: Hundreds boxes of Lego Star Wars toys, lunch boxes, clothing, PJs and onesies, bedding sheets, shower gels, cutlery, mugs, soft toys, mini figures, clocks, books, room decorations, cushions, suitcases, backpacks, biscuits & cakes, board games, celebration cards, pressies, long Star Wars conversations and dialogues, premier movie tickets (his Unkle watches the film in cinema 4-5 times after the each release dates - 2D, 3D, 4D; on his own, with my son, with my husband, with his friends etc.). The interesting part is, as a yoga practitioner, I never get familiar the ancient philosophical aspect in Star Wars until I started my yoga teacher training. Yoda was always a wise master for me who teaches Luke how to follow the path of goods to defence the evil and the Force was only a metaphysical science-fiction element in the story.
Since I've read the ancient yogic texts, I see these epic series and its characters from a different point of view. #Yoga in Star Wars is much more visible to me and this changes my whole perception about the movie. The words of Master Yoda or Obi Wan Kenobi make more sense than being only wise words to quote but they open a discussion to relate with the ancient philosophical wisdom too.
So i saw Star Wars the last Jedi and i went in so excited,couldnt wait to see where Rey and Luke would go with the training, How Finn would recover and join up with the Rebels, will Kylo go deeper into the dark side or would he help bring balance..oh yeah, and who the hell are Reys Parents!?!This is a spoiler free review so no worries i wont ruin it, but to be honest,this movie made me feel a little lost.I feel like i was going in expecting the movie to be a certain way and it ended up being something else. When i heard about its running time i thought"Hell yes, with all that time we should be getting tons of awesome star wars goodness"but with its long running time comes alot of areas in the movie that drag on.The movie does have some amazing scenes in it that look awesome and get you excited to see whats happening,but those moments come and go pretty fast and your stuck again in a drag zone.I feel there were opportunities that were not taken in certain scenes and i think Luke was underutilized.Carrie Fisher was great as always as Leia , you get to see a side of her that you knew was there but never actually saw in the movies.I dont know, i just feel like this movie could have been way better. I feel like, since they know no matter what the third movie is getting made,because c'mon,Disney money, they made this movie a setup film to get us ready for the third movie and lay it all out in that one,so they left alot out of this one and gave us an ok sequel to the force awakens,which in my opinion was way better.This movie will do great at the box office because it is a star wars movie and you can't deny the power of the force in the box office but this once again shows you that rotten tomatoes is full of crap, disney definitely has thier hand in there because this movie is not a 94,im sorry to all my star wars peeps out there but that score is Fugazi as hell! Go see the movie and see for yourself if it matches up with Rotten Tomatoes or if it will leave you feeling like their was something missing.When i left force awakens, i couldnt wait to go watch it again and i think i saw it 3 or 4 Times, i think 1 viewing is enough for this one.3 out of 5.
Return of the Jedi is the final film of the Original trilogy, and while Star Wars: A New Hope set the stage and revolutionized the blockbuster movie chain and Empire Strikes Back being a benchmark in sequel cinema history, Return of the Jedi enters the issue of a trilogy. In Trilogies it is very rare especially today to have a third film in the franchise that is superior or on the same par as it's predecessors. While it's no way near the boring Phantom Menace or a messy Attack of the Clones, Return of the Jedi does fall into the category of a weak Star Wars film.
Now hear me out, Episode 6 is fun, it has great moments, a powerful finale and a beautiful conclusion to the Skywalker storyline, but with certain choices by George Lucas and hiring a rather unknown and average director Richard Marquand, Episode 6 shudders away from such greatness Empire and New Hope exuded. Mark Hamill and his co-actors are still great as their characters, with questionable exception of Harrison Ford as Solo, who of course feels like he didn't really want to be here. The great parts do shine, like the more focused inclusion of Ian Mcdiarmid's powerful and cunning portrayal as my favourite villain of all time, Lord Palpatine/Darth Sidious and of course the Battle of Endor with Admiral Ackbar's classic line "IT'S A TRAP". All in all Return of the Jedi is a decent film, and a great ending to the Skywalker father and son story. Look out for my review for The Force Awakens and Last Jedi in the weekend. 7/10 #starwars#phantommenace#prequels#georgelucas#jjabrams#obiwankenobi#ewanmcgregor#haydenchristensen#anakinskywalker#jarjarbinks#disney#films#critic#moviereviewer#movies#lovemovies#films#filmfan#scifi#discussion#podcast#starwarsfan#deathstar#darthvader#sith#returnofthejedi