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  • Hello everyone! It's that Star Wars season again, which means it's time to for

  • episode 8. Which means it's time for another HISHE review.

  • So what do you say? You wanna talk some Last Jedi?

  • Then let's get to it!

  • Star Wars

  • It's The Last Jedi

  • But which last jedi?

  • I bet it's Poe

  • Wait, is that a spoiler?

  • You guys don't think it's Poe, right?

  • Alright

  • Star Wars! Episode 8 The Last Jedi

  • The episode that Star Wars fans from all around have

  • been dreaming about is finally here

  • and man,

  • where do I begin?

  • Sort of picking up immediately after The Force Awakens.

  • The Last Jedi dives deeper into

  • the ever-expanding Star Wars universe.

  • Directed by Rian Johnson,

  • episode 8 continues to feel new,

  • while echoing the memories of the past.

  • And in proper Empire Strikes Back form,

  • this second story in the trilogy tells a tale

  • about survival, training in the ways of the force,

  • and fulfilling your destiny.

  • It's a movie that I like more and more as it sinks in,

  • and, even though I was totally wrong, in terms of predictions,

  • as well as most people's online Star Wars theories were,

  • this film is still quite amazing.

  • Mark Hamill's role as Luke Skywalker steals the show.

  • Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver share the second place, in my opinion,

  • and everyone else in the cast just makes this Star Wars chapter

  • feel like such an awesome, pivotal, new addition to the franchise.

  • There are some moments that left me kind of frustrated, but I'm choosing

  • to go forward, trusting those moments will all be

  • sorted out in later films. So, for now,

  • I absolutely love the film.

  • I say, go check it out!

  • But, I'm pretty sure if you're watching this video, it's very likely that you've already done so.

  • And apparently, half of you hated it.

  • And honestly, that's ok. I think that we can all respect each others and our opinions, right?

  • Maybe?

  • (voice in background--"Not my Star Wars!")

  • Ok, let's talk spoilers.

  • (Intro lyrics) "Duh duh duh

  • spoiler warning, spoiler warning!

  • Duh duh duh

  • for real, don't spoiler this movie for yourself!"

  • I can't believe Snoke turned out to be a clone that was grown from Luke's chopped off hand!

  • (orchestral impact)

  • I'm kidding, that doesn't happen.

  • It was Anikan's hand.

  • (orchestral impact intensifies)

  • No really, that's not either.

  • It's...

  • Snoke is Padme.

  • (orchestral impact maximum intensity x3)

  • I'm kidding! Whatever, never mind, I'm sorry.

  • Spoilers ahead people!

  • "What did I like about the story?"

  • I really appreciated that this story was centered around

  • just surviving, and getting the Resistance to safety.

  • It felt familiar to The Empire Strikes Back, but it

  • was still different enough to have its own merits.

  • It's not a "blow up a Deathstar movie"

  • even though they just keep throwing bigger, and bigger

  • Star Ships at the Resistance, to blow up on the screen.

  • What else?

  • I love Rey and Luke's time on the island.

  • We get to slowly learn why Luke has become the way he is,

  • while Rey is doing her own soul searching.

  • It dives into why Luke has doubts about passing on what he has learned.

  • That's the right thing to do.

  • Where he failed with Ben Solo, and why he's afraid that Rey will do the same exact thing.

  • I loved all of that.

  • "What about all the characters?"

  • "Did you like Rose?"

  • I did. Rose was the pure one. She knows what's worth fighting for. I thought Rose was cool.

  • "What about Hux?"

  • I like Poe towing with Hux...

  • and making him look stupid.

  • I thought that opening joke was hilarious.

  • "What about the Porgs?"

  • I thought the Porgs were alright. I think Chewie should have bit down

  • and enjoyed that one for dinner.

  • Poor Chewie, having to sit around and wait for Luke and Rey to figure out their crap.

  • Let Chewie eat a Porg, for crying out loud!

  • What's he supposed to do?

  • Drink that disgusting, island, utter, ant-eater, walrus, thing that Luke had?

  • What was the point of that thing?

  • "Did you like Admiral Holdo?"

  • Not at first.

  • I actually thought that she was going to be a mole of some kind.

  • Because Poe was so opposed to her plan, at the start.

  • So, I kept expecting her to become a threat.

  • But that was all a misdirection, and then she gets to have that epic light-speed

  • ramming scene. So it turns out, she's pretty awesome.

  • So I did like her,

  • but not at first.

  • "What about Poe and Finn?"

  • I didn't connect with Poe and Finn the first time through. I was pretty overwhelmed with everything the film

  • threw at me. I didn't really appreciate their stories.

  • The second time, I liked them so much more.

  • Poe is struggling with his choosing of retreat versus standing and fight.

  • He's learning to be the next leader.

  • He's gaining wisdom.

  • Finn is learning a dark truth about war. That there are people making a profit from both sides fighting each other.

  • Both of the characters are growing, and I like that they are becoming

  • more important to the Rebellion.

  • "What about Phasma?"

  • I hate to say this, but I have not been a fan of Phasma yet.

  • I think that she brings barley anything to the table, except an awesome costume.

  • And that's a hard thing to say, but that's exactly what Boba Fett is, you know?

  • (Background voice--"but Boba Fett is like the deadliest bounty hunter ever.")

  • Then, ok. Maybe they frickin show it in the movie, you know? I mean, whatever, I digress.

  • Captain Phasma is cool, because it's Gwendoline Christie inside.

  • Not because Captain Phasma actually ever does anything crucial.

  • And also, she's dead now, again.

  • Maybe, I guess?

  • If they bring her back, I'll be like, "man, what's going on?"

  • Is she a robot?

  • "What about DJ?"

  • Benicio Del Toro is the Lando Calrissian of this tale.

  • He does what he's got to do to save his own skin.

  • The only difference this time is that he doesn't actually redeem his betrayal. Like Lando does.

  • I like how they flipped that expectation.

  • I found his character really interesting, and I really hope that he's not a one-time passerby.

  • "What did you think about Leia?"

  • As a Star Wars fan, I feel like this movie plays with your emotions really hard

  • with Leia. Because we all know Carrie Fisher is no longer with us.

  • Every time she was on screen, I felt like I didn't want to let go because I knew,

  • every moment is closer to the last one we get to see with her.

  • And I felt like they kind of used that. They bait you into thinking that she's

  • going to get blown up into space.

  • They make you think that she might to stay behind and sacrifice herself with that light-speed scene. When everyone is escaping.

  • There are even a few moments where I even thought she wasn't going to get on the Falcon at the end of the film.

  • I can't handle this kind of bait and switch stuff, Star Wars!

  • Not with princess Leia! This whole movie is telling me to "let the past die"

  • and I'm just sitting here going "I feel like you're kinda asking

  • a lot right now! Can we just have

  • Leia for a little bit longer?" So I'm actually really grateful

  • that they didn't write in that exit scene for her. And I loved that she

  • gets to lead the Resistance just for a little while long, after

  • the movie ends.

  • What was your favorite?

  • What was your favorite?

  • This question is too hard to lock down, as I feel this movie

  • is packed with extremely memorable moments.

  • And it just keeps delivering more and more, I was just sitting there

  • thinking and feeling like "What is going? They just keep giving me stuff!

  • More and more stuff and it's working, I love it!"

  • From the very beginning, Luke tossing the light saber over his shoulder,

  • or Snoke getting chopped in half,

  • Rey and Ben fighting together, Luke standing in front of the

  • First Order assault team. Ghost Yoda!

  • Y- You know what? Ghost Yoda is my favorite. They made Yoda a puppet again!

  • That is- That wins! It's awesome, I love you.

  • And Yoda talking about their failures being the strongest lesson,

  • while they watch the Jedi Tree burn,

  • was something I never expected and I really appreciate that.

  • And when you start thinking about what's going on that scene, it makes everything really interesting.

  • Especially when you realize later, that Rey has the books.

  • Yoda even tells Luke at the tree, "There's nothing in there that Rey doesn't

  • already possess." So, taken literally,

  • he probably knows she already has the-

  • So, did Yoda put the books on the Falcon?

  • Who knows?

  • What about that Rey and Kylo Ren fight though?

  • That was, probably the most surprising, and most powerful scene in the whole movie.

  • Everything about that scene is beautiful the fire burning away

  • Snoke's room, and Rey and Kylo refusing to become the thing that

  • they were told as their destiny, it was so awesome! And I

  • think the pivotal moment, where the force was actually in balance.

  • It was so well done and I totally wanted Ben and Rey

  • to make out when they won. I was like "YEAHH! Now

  • kiss!" Unless they pull a fast one and somehow make them siblings

  • after all. In which case, NEVERMIND! GROSS!!

  • But I'm still holding out for Rey to be a Kenobi, or a Jinn.

  • I don't believe that whole "Rey's parents aren't important" silly business.

  • There's a whole manipulation theme going on in this movie, so

  • Rey can still be anything, as far as I'm concerned

  • What about Snoke-sssss?

  • I didn't like that Snoke is this all powerful menace,

  • and then he's just cut down so quickly.

  • I mean, I'm not mad about it, that scene is freakin' amazing,

  • but I was taken out by suprise that I was just like:

  • "Well now what? What ha- What's goin' on here?".

  • "I didn't expect this to happen to like episode 9!"

  • Hits all my questions and now I just feel like

  • "Well that doesn't matter. Snoke's gone... or is he??"

  • Ahh, I'm pretty sure he's gone.

  • So, what else did you not like?

  • The casino planet, sadly.

  • Everything in that section, minus Benicio del Toro. Felt like

  • Cheap, crappy, prequel, Star Wars to me.

  • The cinematic quality, felt very out of character, and

  • ultimately, it was just a reason to give Finn and Rose

  • a purpose in the story. I thought they deserved better.

  • Anything else?

  • Oh, I didn't like that BB-8 drove that walker, and shot a bunch of people.

  • That seemed odd, I mean it was really funny but, the more I thought about it, I

  • felt like it made BB-8 less innocent. And that

  • just kinda, bugged me. I mean that BB-H8

  • droid, is that his- I call him a BB-H8, I don't what his name is.

  • The angry looking version of BB-8. I think he would,

  • drive a walker and kill people.

  • But not BB-8! He's a nice guy.

  • BUT WHAT WAS THE POINT???

  • To make lots, and lots, of money. Oh, I mean there's more- yeah, OK.

  • Well I mean this film, is actually about balance, manipulation,

  • the strength in failure and embracing the future.

  • There are symbols that represent balance, and

  • opposites. The dark side, and the light side.

  • The first order and the resistance. Rose and her sister,

  • wear that "BFF, Yin-Yang" symbol thing around their necks.

  • Rey and Ben touching hands, is sorta making the same

  • to me. Snoke speaks about the darkness and the

  • light, rising to meet it.

  • Ben has a scar down his face, Rey sheds a tear down

  • the same side of her face. As Luke becomes one with

  • the force, you see that Rey is taking his place.

  • It all kinda mirrors each other. It's also a story about choosing a side,

  • and widening your perspective. You see people

  • face a path, make a decision and discover they were wrong,

  • and then move forwards with a new sense of purpose.

  • Poe wants to run head first into battle, and doesn't trust his leader's plans.

  • Luke doesn't want to train Rey because be thinks his failure's

  • with Ben will only happen again. Finn learns

  • how the rich can profit off of war.

  • Even Snoke is so sure of his evil plan,

  • he discovers he was wrong in the worst way. Like

  • Yoda says, "Failure is our greatest teacher, because failure

  • doesn't mean the end." I mean it can mean the end for you, just look at Snoke.

  • But it doesn't mean it's the end of all things.

  • The spark ignites the flame, the rebirth of the rebellion,

  • the rebirth of the new Jedi. It all lives on.

  • It's the same, but it's also new. When that little kid at the end is just,

  • another beginning to the never ending Star Wars. NEVER ENDING

  • STAR WARS!

  • DRRrrrRRR DRRrrrrRRRRRRRRRR

  • So those are my thoughts. So that's my opinion