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This article is up my alley: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/12/18/the-last-jedi-a-mirror-slowly-cracking/
The Last Jedi cares very much about your expectations.
It’s just not going to meet them.
You, a fan, have explicit ideas about what a Star Wars movie can and should do, and it’s going to use that against you.
It’s a mess in the best way. Because in that mess, the patterns are lost, the expectations are destroyed, the tropes are broken and bent. For the first time in a long time, I had literally no idea what was going to happen, and that felt like madness in the best way.
The challenge comes for the viewer is this:
Do you need need your Star Wars to be comfort food?
Personally, I'm at the point where all the meta commentary about whether this movie checks X number of boxes correctly for people is driving me crazy. I loved the shit out of this movie, and this article almost perfectly mirrors my thoughts about it.
Burn it all down. It was brilliant.
Still at ICHQ:
To be retrieved from Montreal next week:
Thanks so much, everyone. I sincerely wish I could've invited every Icrontian, but I could never have afforded a venue that could accommodate that, nevermind the commensurate increase in Aaron's extended family to match. I appreciate the many long trips that were made for this, and hope the rest of you can visit us in 2018. We even have a proper guest room now!
Wouldn't be Oktoberfest if I wasn't trying to hurry up and paint something before the weekend.
2017 TF2 Schedule Will Continue:
It's been added to The Icrontic Calendar.
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