There was just so much hype for this movie, and in the end, all fans got was disappointment. Following the massive success of 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” which was directed by J.J Abrams, “The Last Jedi,” which was directed and written by Rian Johnson created a lot of hype for Star Wars fans. Many characters who returned in this sequel from the other movies were extremely out of character, such as classics like Luke Skywalker and even Leia Organa. It’s unfortunate, because this movie could have been so much, and instead delivered so little.
“Rose Tico” played by “Kelly Marie Tran” in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The movie’s plot is very muddled and it isn’t until almost an hour an half to actually get going (thanks to Rey’s unnecessarily long “Jedi training scenes.”) The First Order knocked out the Resistance’s hyperspace drive (which is what would have let them get away) which meant that all their ship could do is go forward and direct all the remaining energy of their main cruiser to the back shields. So far no problem– in fact, this sort of thing is not foreign to the Star Wars series at all. It all starts to go sour when the control room got blown up, causing Leia to get flung into space. And she survived by using the Force to get her back into the ship. Alright. Characters usually die within milliseconds the moment they’ve gotten into space without any air and heat support, and Leia was out there for at least a minute and twenty seconds. This is forgivable though– not a big deal, right? Well, this isn’t the only time that characters in this movie seem to accomplish some extremely miraculous feat that nobody in the entire Star Wars series has ever accomplished before up to that point.
Luke Skywalker seems to have the ability to ‘astral project’ by using the Force, meaning he can be on multiple planets at once. It is an extremely strong power, and to add it now within the movie franchise completely makes certain scenes from previous movies feel foolish in nature. And finally, there is the problem of Rose’s character. A lot of fans can agree on the fact that Rose’s character was dull and that she added almost nothing to the plot. Then there was the line where she says, “war is about saving those you care about.” On the contrary. That is not what war is about at all!
In so many ways, this movie failed to deliver. I’m hoping that with the next, a lot of these issues are remedied. Otherwise, the franchise will suffer a heavy blow.
C-3PO …AND HIS RED ARM
If you saw the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, you may have wondered why C-3PO’s arm is red. The movie was officially released to the public in the US on December 18, 2015. C-3PO #1 a one-shot ( a single issue in the series) comic book, was originally set to be released around the same time as the movie. However, the comic was delayed multiple times until Marvel got approval from J.J. Abrams, director of The Force Awakens.
The story told in the comic is as follows. Right before the events of The Force Awakens, Admiral Ackbar was taken hostage. A team attempts the rescue mission, but the ship crash lands and all life aboard the ship is lost except for the droids. The droids need to make it to a beacon. The beacon will tell the droids the location of Admiral Ackbar.
All of a sudden, these unnamed animal-like beings attack the droids. They try to fend them off, but there are too many of them. All of the droids are completely destroyed except for C-3PO and Omri. C-3PO’S arm is ripped off.
Omri and C-3PO escape the beasts and journey to the beacon, but it starts to rain. Acid rain falls from the sky. Omri sacrifices himself for the beacon and for the mission. The paint wears away from the acid rain of Omri’s arm, which reveals a red colored primer underneath. C-3PO is eventually rescued because a rebel pilot receives feedback from the beacon. Omri’s red arm is used to repair and replace C-3PO’s missing arm. Omri’s arm is used to serve as a reminder of the friends that C-3PO had made and lost. Omri, who was a prisoner on board the ship, decided that saving a new friend was more important than whose side of a war one is on.
The comic had a very serious tone, unlike the usual ones that make fun of C-3PO.
By Peter Leonardo
In this film, the main character is Malcolm Who, played by Marlon Wayans. The first film saw Wayans’ exorcising the demons of his ex-girlfriend, and in this movie, he starts out fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.
I give this movie 4/5 stars. It was HILARIOUS and had the right punch lines, the right jokes and two of my favorite comedians, Marlon Wayans and Gabriel Iglesias. If you’re a fan of Marlon Wayans And Gabriel Iglesias’s humor and comedy, you should definitely see this movie.
In it’s opening weekend, Haunted House 2 didn’t make nearly as much as its original did, but it still was in the ‘top 5’.
By Peter Leonardo
In this film the main character, Bill Marks, played by Liam Neeson, is a U.S Air Marshall who’s going on a flight from New York City to London.
In the beginning, he is shown to be an alcoholic and in the movie, that’s how he relieves stress. When the plane gets to a cruising altitude, that’s when Marks starts getting these text messages demanding to instruct the Airline to transfer 150 million dollars into an account.For every twenty minutes the money isn’t transferred, someone will die.
If you are a fan of Liam Neeson and action thrillers, I say it’s a must see movie.
By Gabriel Cohen
One action packed movie that came out recently was G.I. Joe: Retaliation. I was able to see it over the weekend with my girlfriend. I have to admit that it was really good.
The whole premise of the movie was about revenge and the idea of taking over the world. In this second installment of the G.I. Joe franchise, the Cobra Commander escaped from the maximum security prison where he was being held, and the president was really Zartan, “the master of disguise”. The cobra commander used Zartan to kill off the G.I. Joes and create some weapons that were more powerful, and use them to take over the world. Some of the Joes had survived, like the Rock, but known in the movie as RoadBlock. Well he and the other two survivors had teamed up with the old general of the Joes to take down Cobra before it became too late. General Joe Colton had teamed up with the Joes even though he was forced to retire. During a peace summit, Cobra had tried to take control over the world, but the Joes made a daring but successful attempt to stop Cobra.
Besides the general of the idea of the movie, I give it four out of five stars. The movie is totally action packed, including the actors it stars. Bruce Willis, known for being in action packed movies, he starred in this G.I. Joe movie taking the role of Joe Colton who created the Joes. Another great actor is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; playing the role of ‘RoadBlock’. Well another famous person in the movie is Rza from The Wu-Tang Clan. The movie was suspenseful and most scenes had a lot of action in it. Well you’ll be hooked from the beginning, you’ll probably enjoy it.