Me & My Muse Go To the Movies #10: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Part II

Okay.  It’s been about four days since we saw the movie.  Are we going to talk about it, or what?

 

Muse:  Yes.  I’m ready.

You slept in quite a bit today, didn’t you?  Until 1:00 in the afternoon if I can recall correctly…

Muse:  There’s a reason for that.  For the past few nights, I kept having these nightmares about Palpatine.  I was Rey, and he wanted me to kill him…Since I refused, he zapped me with an enormous current of force iighning…

*sigh*  Is that the only reason?

Muse:  Yes.  I know…It’s pretty dumb, isn’t it?  I have these dreams a lot in some of the mystery books that I read…

Well anyway, let’s get to the movie.

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Let’s begin with first impressions.  What did you think of the beginning?  There was a scene where Kylo Ren was on a planet, looking for something important.  He slaughtered some innocent colonists just to get what he was looking for.

Muse:  I loved the beginning.  The title crawl was awesome.  The events picked up a little later.  Maybe a few months after The Last Jedi…

After that, Kylo gets the treasure.  He opens it up and it’s some kind of device.  He uses it to go to another planet in outer space…

Muse:  Yeah.  I saw that.  He then takes a lift down to what looked like some kind of temple.  And in that temple was…oh my gosh!

Yes.  Palpatine is back, and Kylo Ren is ready to kill him, as he wants all opposition that stands in his way to be killed.

Muse:  Yeah.  But then Palpatine offered Kylo Ren everything.  A new empire and a powerful new fleet of ships.

Indeed.  Palpatine was after Rey.  With Rey being the very last Jedi, Palpatine wants Kylo Ren to do what his grandfather could never do…Put an end to the Jedi order.

Muse:  And didn’t we get a scene on the Millennium Falcon after that?  Chewy was owning everyone in dejarik, as usual…

Yeah. Even if he cheats, it’s best to let him win.  C-3PO said it best in Episode IV:  “Let the Wookiee Win.”

Muse:  After that, they get a message from a resistance informant.  Then they entered a fight with some TIE fighters.  And…oh my gosh!  Poe actually lightspace skipped with the Millennium Falcon!

He did, but it greatly damaged the ship.  Getting to the rest of the movie, the pacing was good, and with the way that movie ended, I’m curious about how the series will continue, with the Skywalker Saga all finished.  What future adventures will await Rey in the future movies to come?

Muse:  Who knows?  With 42 years put into the Skywalker Saga, I liked how they wrapped it up.

So did I  Now the ending,  I really loved the ending.  Rey…

Muse:  Shhh!  Don’t mention the ending!  That was totally epic but a lot of people still haven’t seen it…

Very well.  This will be mostly spoiler-free.  But be fairly warned.  In my review for this movie, there will be spoilers.  Lots of them.  So much so that the review will be prefaced with a spoiler warning.

Muse:  That’s fine.  With having an informal discussion about the movie, I want to make sure that we don’t spoil it for everyone…But yeah.  The ending is really really good.

Overall, I give the movie a 5 out of 5.  It is on par with The Force Awakens and it’s very epic and action-packed.  It was a really good sequel that wrapped up the Skywalker Saga with Rey, the Resistance, and the First Order…I mean, Final Order…

Muse:  5, huh?  That’s a little bit generous.  I give it a 4.5 out of 5.  For it to earn that extra half star, it really has to grow on me.  The ending seemed rushed, trying to close all the plot arcs from a story 42 years in the making.  And over time, it will grow on me.  I know that it will…

Thanks for your comments on the movie.  With that, I will definitely have to see it again.

Muse:  See it again!  I know that I will!  So you’re seeing it again?  I think that I’m going to…And my Rey dress needs to be washed.  It’s stained with popcorn seasoning from nearly a week ago.  See you tomorrow…

I’ll let you do that.

That’s it for the discussion.  Stay tuned for the review!

Until then, I’ll see you shortly for the review!

Me & My Muse Go To the Movies #10: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Part I

I just got back from the movie, and…

 

Muse:  We’re not doing this.

But…

Muse:  I enjoyed the movie a lot.  I’m just too tired to discuss it tonight.  Can we discuss it tomorrow after I get some sleep?  Good night!

Sure.  We can do that.

Just to let you know, the movie was amazing and tomorrow, I’ll tell you why…

Me & My Muse Go To the Movies #9: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Part II

Okay.  It’s been almost a week since we saw the movie.  Are we going to talk about it, or what?

 

*Muse transforms into her adult form*

Muse:  Yes.  I’m ready.

You slept in quite a bit today, didn’t you?  Until 1:00 in the afternoon if I can recall correctly…

Muse:  There’s a reason for that.  For the past few nights, I kept having these nightmares about Snoke.  I was Rey, and I was cornered…then he force slammed me against the wall and Kylo minced me into pieces with his lightsaber…

*sigh*  Is that the only reason?

Muse:  Yes.  I know…It’s pretty dumb, isn’t it?  I have these dreams a lot in some of the mystery books that I read…

Well anyway, let’s get to the movie.

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Let’s begin with first impressions.  What did you think of the beginning?  There was a scene where the Resistance was fleeing their base and running from the First Order’s fleet.

Muse:  I loved the beginning.  The title crawl was pretty good.  The events pretty much picked up right after The Force Awakens…

After that, the Resistance escapes, or did they?  The First Order found them pretty quickly, even when they jumped into hyperspace…

Muse:  Yeah.  I noticed that.  They can actually track the Resistance, even when they go into hyperspace?  This really worried me.  It’s over.  The Resistance is going to get wiped out…

But there could be some hope for them yet.  Shall we revisit Rey and Luke from that ending scene?

Muse:  The epic ending scene where Rey gives Luke his lightsaber?  Yeah.  I liked how they reshowed that.  And then…Luke tossed it aside?  Come on!  That’s not the Luke I know!

It actually is.  Luke is fed up with training any more Jedi.  After what happened with Kylo Ren, that was it.  It was time to end the Jedi for good.

Muse:  Maybe not.  There’s still Rey…

That’s if Rey decides to follow the ways of the Force.  Did you see all the conversations that she had with Kylo Ren?

Muse:  Yeah.  But that’s…Oops!  Can’t mention that!  That would be a spoiler!

The pacing was good, and with the way that movie ended, I’m curious about how the movie will continue.  Will Episode IX have a new generation of resistance members, and possibly Jedi?

Muse:  Maybe.  I would love to see more Jedi…I can’t wait until Episode IX!

I can’t wait until Episode IX either.  Now the ending,  I really loved the ending.  Luke…

Muse:  Shhh!  Don’t mention the ending!  That was totally epic but a lot of people still haven’t seen it…

Very well.  This will be mostly spoiler-free.  But be fairly warned.  In my review for this movie, there will be spoilers.  Lots of them.  So much so that the review will be prefaced with a spoiler warning.

Muse:  That’s fine.  With having an informal discussion about the movie, I want to make sure that we don’t spoil it for everyone…But yeah.  The ending is really really good.  Tee hee!

Overall, I give the movie a 5 out of 5.  It was a little bit below The Force Awakens but it’s still very epic and action-packed.  It was a really good sequel that continued the saga with Rey, the Resistance, and the First Order.

Muse:  5, huh?  That’s a little bit generous.  I give it a 4.5 out of 5.  For it to earn that extra half star, it really has to grow on me.  And over time, it will.  I know that it will…

Thanks for your comments on the movie.  With that, I will definitely have to see it again.

Muse:  See it again!  I know that I will!  So you’re seeing it again?  I think that I’m going to…And my Princess Leia dress needs to be washed.  It’s stained with popcorn seasoning from nearly a week ago.  See you tomorrow…

I’ll let you do that.

That’s it for the discussion.  Stay tuned for the review!

Until then, I’ll see you shortly for the review!

Me & My Muse Go To the Movies #9: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Part I

I just got back from the movie, and…

 

Muse:  We’re not doing this.

But…

Muse:  I enjoyed the movie a lot.  I’m just too tired to discuss it tonight.  Can we discuss it tomorrow after I get some sleep?  Good night!

Sure.  We can do that.

Just to let you know, the movie was good and tomorrow, I’ll tell you why…

Me & My Muse Go To the Movies #8: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Part II

Okay.  It’s been almost five days since we saw the movie.  Are we going to talk about it, or what?

 

Muse:  Yes.  I’m ready.

You slept in quite a bit today, didn’t you?  Until 1:00 in the afternoon if I can recall correctly…

Muse:  There’s a reason for that.  For the past few nights, I kept having these nightmares about Darth Vader.  I was Jyn, and I was cornered…then he minced me into pieces with his lightsaber…

*sigh*  Is that the only reason?

Muse:  Yes.  I know…It’s pretty dumb, isn’t it?  I have these dreams a lot in some of the mystery books that I read…

Well anyway, let’s get to the movie.

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Let’s begin with first impressions.  What did you think of the beginning?  There was a scene where some imperial ships arrive on the planet Lah’mu to approach a family.

Muse:  I loved the beginning.  The title crawl was a little different.  That startled me when those imperial ships showed up.  What were they up to?

After that, the father gets kidnapped, the mother gets killed and the girl escapes.  The rebels end up finding her instead…

Muse:  I loved the escape.  In looking at the characters, I like Felicity Jones.  I thought that it was good to have a female protagonist.

Let’s not forget Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Donnie Yen.  They all made up the key players in the Rogue One team.

Muse:  Yup.  The team led by Jyn Erso.

Yeah.  Touching a little more on the movie, it was a little departure from Episode VIII.  Instead of going there, they decided to cover some back story that explained how the rebels got the plans to the Death Star.  So this was basically right before Episode IV.

Muse:  I don’t mind the change of pace at all.  If anything, it sets everything up nicely for Episode VIII, which I definitely can’t wait for…

I can’t wait until Episode VIII either.  Now the ending,  I really loved the ending.  Princess Leia…

Muse:  Shhh!  Don’t mention the ending!  The Mystery Box is still closed for some people.

Very well.  This will be mostly spoiler-free.  But be fairly warned.  In my review for this movie, there will be spoilers.  Lots of them.  So much so that the review will be prefaced with a spoiler warning.

Muse:  That’s fine.  With having an informal discussion about the movie, I want to make sure that we don’t spoil it for everyone…But yeah.  The ending is really really good.  Tee hee!

Overall, I give the movie a 4.5 out of 5.  It’s not really as good as The Force Awakens but it’s still really good and action-packed.  It was a really good prequel that filled in some backstory. Backstory that just might explain some future events in the later parts of the Star Wars Saga beyond The Force Awakens…

Muse:  4.5, huh?  That’s a little bit generous.  I give it a 4 out of 5.  For it to earn that extra star, it really has to grow on me.  And over time, it will.  I know that it will…

Thanks for your comments on the movie.  With that, I will definitely have to see it again.

Muse:  See it again!  And to be honest, I think I know why you want to.  You fell asleep during parts of the movie, didn’t you?

So what?  It was really late and I was really tired.

Muse:  Well, I was wide awake the whole time!  So you’re seeing it again?  I think that I’m going to…And my Princess Leia dress needs to be washed.  It’s stained with popcorn seasoning from a few days ago.  See you tomorrow…

I’ll let you do that.

That’s it for the discussion.  Stay tuned for the review!

Until then, I’ll see you shortly for the review!

Me & My Muse Go To the Movies #8: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Part I

I just got back from the movie, and…

 

Muse:  We’re not doing this.

But…

Muse:  I enjoyed the movie a lot.  I’m just too tired to discuss it tonight.  Can we discuss it tomorrow after I get some sleep?  Good night!

Sure.  We can do that.

Just to let you know, the movie was good and tomorrow, I’ll tell you why…

Me & My Muse Go To the Movies #7: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Part II

Okay.  It’s been almost four days since we saw the movie.  Are we going to talk about it, or what?

 

Muse:  Yes.  I’m ready.

You slept in quite a bit today, didn’t you?  Until 1:00 in the afternoon if I can recall correctly…

Muse:  There’s a reason for that.  For the past few nights, I kept having these nightmares about Kylo Ren.  I was Rey, and I was cornered…then he minced me into pieces with his lightsaber…

*sigh*  Is that the only reason?

Muse:  Yes.  I know…It’s pretty dumb, isn’t it?  I have these dreams a lot in some of the mystery books that I read…

Well anyway, let’s get to the movie.

 

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Let’s begin with first impressions.  What did you think of the beginning?  There was a scene where there was a dark transport filled with stormtroopers.  One of them looked a little suspicious.  This, I knew, since I saw some of the trailers…

Muse:  I loved the beginning.  The traditional title crawl, and the scene.  Seeing those stormtroopers set everything up for the beginning.  The First Order was about to attack.

After that, Poe meets with a village elder on Jakku to obtain a map to Luke Skywalker’s whereabouts.  Not to spoil much, the journey begins as the Resistance and the First Order begin looking for Luke.  Only with the map will they be able to find the last Jedi…

Muse:  Let’s get to the slight changes.  We need to remember an important thing.  Lucas doesn’t own the franchise anymore.  Disney does.  And with that being the case, I am watching them very closely.  Don’t screw it up.  Please…

It’s true that there is a change.  Disney didn’t go with the proposed draft for Episode VII that George Lucas had.  Even with that being the case, I feel like the story is pretty solid.

Muse:  And that’s all because of J. J. Abrams.  He deconstructed all the original Star Wars films and reassembled them, using the common elements that he found in each one.  He calls it his mystery box.

And I don’t find a problem with this.  After all, George Lucas is still the consultant for all things pertaining to the franchise.  It’s his child, and he doesn’t want Abrams or Disney to hurt him.

Muse;  Or her?  What if the Star Wars franchise is a girl?  Don’t be sexist.

I’m not.

Muse:  I was just kidding.  Getting back to the movie, I like Daisy Ridley.  I thought that it was good to have a female protagonist.

Let’s not forget John Boyega.  He was there to provide a balance to Rey’s character.  Also comedy relief.

Muse:  Ha ha.  Maybe a little.  I liked Finn.  Especially when he was a coward…

Yeah.  But maybe there’s more to Finn than being a coward, huh?  Touching a little more on the movie, it was a little different than Lucas’s proposed draft.  And if you want to know that, read the expanded universe.  In that timeline, Disney doesn’t consider that to be canon.

Muse:  I think that Disney wants to go a different direction with the story.  They know the fans, so they want to do this in a way that will not upset them.

And I think that they did a good job in achieving this balance.  Now the ending,  I really loved the ending.  Rey…

Muse:  Shhh!  Don’t mention the ending!  The Mystery Box is still closed for some people.

Very well.  This will be mostly spoiler-free.  But be fairly warned.  In my review for this movie, there will be spoilers.  Lots of them.  So much so that the review will be prefaced with a spoiler warning.

Muse:  That’s fine.  With having an informal discussion about the movie, I want to make sure that we don’t spoil it for everyone…But yeah.  The ending is really really good.  Tee hee!

Overall, I give the movie a 5 out of 5.  The movie is iconic, and the beginning of a new amazing chapter in the Star Wars franchise…

Muse:  5, huh?  That’s a little bit generous.  I give it a 4.5 out of 5.  For it to earn that extra .5 stars, it really has to grow on me.  And over time, it will.  I know that it will…

Thanks for your comments on the movie.  With that, I might have to see it again.

Muse:  See it again!  I think that I’m going to…And my Princess Leia dress needs to be washed.  It’s stained with popcorn seasoning from a few days ago.  See you tomorrow…

I’ll let you do that.

That’s it for the discussion.  Stay tuned for the review!

Until then, I’ll see you tomorrow!