It’s 3AM and I just got back; I will keep this short. The last 45 minutes of this movie are the most satisfying in Star Wars history. Remember the kid inside you that heard Vader say ‘The circle is now complete’ and wondered what it was all about? Remember wondering who that old crazy Ben was and how he got there? This film is for that child; the child that wondered all those things.
The film is not perfect- parts of the first half hour had me squirming in my seat. But there is a moment in the film- and I will leave you to discover which moment it is- after which the movie spins into overdrive and doesn’t recover until a few minutes before the end.. the beautiful, magical closing shot.
The circle is now complete. Star Wars is a finished masterpiece. My name is Devanshu Mehta, I am 25 years old and I have a Star Wars problem.
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Saw your post on John August’s site. I went to the midnight showing as well. A bit bittersweet – knowing that it was the last time we’d ever see a NEW Star Wars opening!
Anyway, I can never really critique it the first time because it’s such a spectacle, only on future viewing. But 12 hours later, I have warm fuzzy feeling inside…
That’s why I wrote my mini-review now, and have followed it up with a full-blown review (though largely borrowed from Longfellow and Auden) later. I’ve seen it twice so far and am still fuzzy inside…