What is the Force, Luke? What the supporters can expect from the new episode of «Star wars»

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Return of a legend in the Russian rolling out the eighth episode of the cult Saga «Star wars. The last Jedi». The sequel «the Force awakens» was released for the 40th anniversary of the premiere of the fourth part of the space epic — «a New hope». After last year’s spin-off of «Outlaw-single», which occurred in mind not all fans of the original series, the Disney Studio has promised a return to the origins of the universe George Lucas. The correspondent of RIA Novosti have watched «the Last Jedi» and know what to expect fans from the new episode.

The time of the Jedi was it?
© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»What is the Force, Luke? What the supporters can expect from the new episode of «Star wars»© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»

Premiere of «Star wars» — the event is without exaggeration the world, he collected everything from dedicated fans, willing to camp out at the cinema, to the members of the British Royal family. Perhaps, in Western cinema, there is still no science-fiction Saga, which could match the popularity and magnitude, the brainchild of George Lucas. Despite the fact that in the United States the film will be released the day after the premiere, on the website Rotten Tomatoes «the Last Jedi» has already received critical acclaim — 93 percent out of 100.

The film is really made in the best traditions of the episodes forty years ago. There is the whole «gentleman’s set» that will make fans of «Star wars» several times for 152 minutes approvingly clap: the indomitable General Leia and her brother of the legendary Luke Skywalker, Yoda and the Wookiee Chewbacca, droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, spectacular scenes of space battles and a fierce battle with laser swords, sincere humor, and, of course, the age-old confrontation between good and evil in the person of the First Order and Resistance fighters. Add to this the perfect visual embodiment of modern special effects — it would seem that fans waiting for a perfect gift.

© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»What is the Force, Luke? What the supporters can expect from the new episode of «Star wars»© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»

Nevertheless, before the Disney Studio, five years ago bought the rights to the legendary franchise the father of the Saga George Lucas had a difficult task: to brush away from the «Star wars» touch of nostalgia and rejuvenate the target audience. According to recent studies, the average age of the fan (mostly men) Star Wars — 25 to 34 years younger audience increased by the numerous film adaptations of superhero comics from Marvel and DC.

To make a new story with your favorite characters, not disappointing the old guard fans, the task itself is risky. This attitude towards the movie in Hollywood so timid and deferential that the Directors of every new episode there is almost no space for experiments. The author of «the Last Jedi» Ryan Johnson took on a double burden, having even a writer (though still under the supervision of George Lucas).

Luke and Leia
© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»What is the Force, Luke? What the supporters can expect from the new episode of «Star wars»© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»

Being an ardent admirer of the star of the Saga, he was obviously trying to rethink the moments that obviously troubled him in previous episodes: like the Jedi allowed the rise of Darth Sidious, the transition to the Dark side of Anakin Skywalker and death of the Order? The arguer Johnson master-Jedi Luke Skywalker (mark Hamill). From the legend of the original series it turned into a seedy, lost faith in myself and the title of Jedi hermit. Disappointing Hatch and the young Rey (Daisy Ridley), who came to him with hope for help, and the audience. Director rehabilitates the hero in the end.

It is symbolic that this film was the last for the longtime performer of the role of Leia organa — Carrie Fisher. The actress died from cardiac arrest in December 2016, before he could begin shooting the upcoming part of the Saga is the ninth episode of the spin-off about Han Solo. But in «Last Jedi» that Leia was one of the few established bastions of hope. In contrast to his brother surrendered and gone over to the Dark side son.

© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»What is the Force, Luke? What the supporters can expect from the new episode of «Star wars»© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»

Johnson undermines the strict canons of the genre of kosmosie at the script level, while accumulating the best that was in previous episodes. Its author’s view breaks through the layering of stamps and the imposed rules, but not always successfully. Reflections on the nature of the Force, the insolvency of the Jedi, gun business sometimes look not quite appropriate, artificially introduced elements that take away screen time from the main storyline.

Among the battle scenes and heroes stands the character Benicio Del Toro is a thief and a hacker who is trying to open the idealistic Resistance fighters eyes to how bad to be a cog in the system — regardless of what they are fighting for. However, by the Director of mission and betraying the rebels, this «wandering philosopher» disappears from the screen.

Old hope, a new enemy
© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»What is the Force, Luke? What the supporters can expect from the new episode of «Star wars»© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»

Pathetic dialogues and epic scenes of space combat, galactic-scale betrayal and selfless, but often unjustified victim — «the Last Jedi» supposedly absorbed all the best and worst of the previous films. Their fundamental difference — in the main conflict. A familiar refrain throughout the film is a call to return to the Universe hope. But center Director puts the question of identity ray (the ordinary garbage pickers) and its relationship with going to the Dark side son of Han Solo and Leia organa — Kyle Wren (Adam Driver). Their paths constantly intersect and the viewer to the last hoped that the descendant of Darth Vader — Kyle Wren — back to the Light side.

© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»What is the Force, Luke? What the supporters can expect from the new episode of «Star wars»© Lucasfilm (2017)scene from the movie «Star Wars: the Last Jedi»

Throwing ray look less convincing, and the background of the threat of complete destruction of Resistance to her line and all seems artificial, as if added only for the sake of «squeezing» of the viewer’s emotions. On the one hand, it is a good idea, as it demonstrates the desire of the Director to depart from the image of «Star wars» as a dear, sturdy, but made of conveyor blockbuster.

And yet attempts by Johnson to Supplement the traditional black-and-white confrontation between good and evil psychological measurement bogged down in the need to meet audience expectations, nostalgia for the «good old» space Saga and, probably, requirements of the Studio. After all, Disney makes a lot of money on the franchise, but because the audience should be no doubt that she pays for those «Star wars».

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