#MoOnTheMovies: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opened up in theaters last night, and the reviews vary drastically.

Some people absolutely loved the film.

Other people were extremely disappointed.

One of those people was Mo'Kelly.

Mo attended an early screening on Monday, and issued the following review the next day...

"The Last Jedi will go down in history as the worst Star Wars movie ever. Purists and Star Wars fans over the age of 30 will savage this movie for how it treats canon, original characters and basic story structure.

It is not just bad, it is embarrassing.

Our screening theater was audibly bored. Lots and lots and lots of talking, from on-screen dialogue to frustrated and irritated watchers.

This was the sum of all our fears as to what would happen with Disney at the helm. This was a "Disney" movie, not a Star Wars one. I remember I felt like I was watching something akin to "The Neverending Story" crossed with "The 5th Element." Both, good movies in their own right...but not as part of a Star Wars movie. Clearly the target audience is 17 and under.

Lots of new characters and I can't remember even one of their names. All of them were forgettable, so I did.

And Laura Dern wears an evening gown while piloting a battle cruiser.

Then there was that. The ball gown was pretty, but slightly inappropriate on the command deck. And no, she wasn't just coming from Honors at the Kennedy Center.

The initial reviews may be more kind as to not ruin Disney connections, but as of now I have no desire to see Episode IX. None.

I am heartbroken."

Despite the fact that many people side with Mo's review, the film still had a massive opening night.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney says Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million from Thursday night showings.

It’s the second-highest Thursday night preview tally following the $57 million start for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which kicked off this modern trilogy in 2015.

“The Last Jedi” is expected to net around $200 million throughout the weekend, which would make it the fourth-biggest opening of all time. It’s set to play on 4,232 screens in North America.

Rian Johnson wrote and directed “The Last Jedi,” which stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver.

Read the full story at Associated Press


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