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The Last Jedi and Me

In the weeks since I shared my first impressions of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Episode VIII has become the most divisive film in the Star Wars canon. Professional reviewers, who tend to prioritize the acting and themes in a film, have overwhelmingly praised the way director Rian Johnson deconstructs Star Wars tropes and subverts expectations. By contrast, fans, who ...

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First Impressions of The Last Jedi through other Sci-Fi

The Legendarium team is excited about Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s success! Then again, most people predicted it would go beyond our expectations. Here’s what Legendarium contributor Dom Nardi has to say about the latest installment from a galaxy far, far away: One of my biggest critiques of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that it relied too much on nostalgia. At times, ...

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Star Wars Episode VIII Gets New Director

Although J.J. Abrams was originally to helm all three films in the new trilogy, Looper director Rian Johnson has been signed on to write and direct Episode VIII. While Deadline reports that Johnson is in the process of making a deal with Lucasfilm to write and direct both Star Wars Episode VIII and IX, The Wrap claims that the filmmaker ...

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