Thursday, December 29, 2016
They Want a Call Sign...
Got to watch the latest film in the Star Wars universe last week. I was very pleased! An entertaining and satisfying movie, wedged into the bit of open space just prior to A New Hope.
Lots of action. Some really nice characters. A couple of pieces of cool new tech. A different environment to fight AT-ATs in (tropical jungle beaches instead of cold snow wasteland). A daring way to end, in terms of the fates of the heroes.
A few nods to the original movie. A few of what must have been excellent CGI work to match faces of long dead actors. A poignant last scene, now tinged with extra sadness at the passing of the great Carrie Fisher.
All in all, a very good movie and an excellent Star Wars entry. Definitely added to my personal preferred canon, alongside its prequel book, Catalyst. I will be going to see the movie again, perhaps multiple times more, and will likely look into picking up the "Visual Guide" et al.
Perhaps a more spoiler-heavy review will be in the future.