Movie Mania: Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Hello my lovely readers!
This is the last post on the Star Wars trilogy. We are still waiting for Episode IX to be released, but at least I had some time to check out Episode VIII – The Last Jedi! Stay tuned for reviews on Rogue One and Solo, those are coming soon!

The Plot:
Rey has finally found Luke Skywalker, but he is determined not to leave Ahch-To and reluctant to teach Rey about the Force.
The Resistance is still fighting the First Order which also means fighting Kyle Ren, the son of Leia and Han who went to the dark side…

The Rating:
After I wasn’t 100% convinced by The Force Awakens, I was still excited to check out The Last Jedi. Let me tell you, this one is brilliant!
In contrast with Episode VII, The Last Jedi surprised me several times and was not so foreseeable.
As before, the CGI effects are on point and the battle scenes are exciting.  Continue reading

Movie Mania: Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Hey guys!
I finally made to the latest Star Wars trilogy. So far two movies have been released: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. So let’s continue the Star Wars review series with my thoughts on Episode VII – The Force Awakens!

 

The Plot:
30 years after the Galactic Civil War we witnessed in the Episodes IV-VI, the First Who is seeking to destroy the New Republic. Leia is now a general leading the Resistance.
In the meantime, Rey encounters a droid who has an important message to deliver. Along with a deserted Stormtrooper named Finn, she decides to back up the resistance and is promptly handed a big task: find Luke Skywalker who exiled himself after things went sour with his apprentice…

 

The Rating:
I was pretty excited about checking this one out but I have to admit, my feelings are a bit mixed.
First of all, Rey is an amazing character and I can’t wait to find out where her journey will lead to (especially when it comes to Kylo Ren). Of course CGI effects have developed a lot since the last trilogy and the optics of Episode VII are absolutely stunning. I love how many new sceneries we get to explore!
However, I have a problem here: quite a lot of the scenes reminded me a lot of the original trilogy and tons of the characters returned. Continue reading