Honest Trailers is back with another commentary, this time, on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Taking fans' polarizing views into account, the video points out the highs and lows of the film.
Screen Junkies is back at it again, with another brutally honest opinion about the recent franchise to the Star Wars saga. This time, however, there are two narrators, taking into consideration the fact that fans are divided in their analysis of the film.
On the positive or Light Side is usual Honest Trailer narrator Jon Bailey, who points out the high qualities of the Rian Johnson film. Bailey plays the satisfied fan who is appreciate of Johnson's version of the Star Wars story. He praises the director for taking risks with the franchise's mythology.
Meanwhile, taking the Dark Side is former narrator Gannon Nickell, who used to voice the Honest Trailer series in 2012. He plays the disgruntled fan who believes the filmmaker destroyed the canon. He represents those riled-up avid fans who want the Star Wars: The Last Jedi removed from the canon.
"In a polarized world, the next installment of the franchise all about balance and non-attachment will be worshipped, hated, and obsessed over until it's not even fun to talk about anymore," opens the voiceover in the trailer as images of Kylo Ren, Rey, and Luke Skywalker play out in the background.
Nickell opens his opinion of the movie by calling Star Wars: The Last Jedi "the worst one ever." Then he points out the film's predictable plot formula, including the pointless scenes. Rey's quest to find Luke Skywalker and return his lightsaber in the hopes of finding answers about her parentage turned out futile. The Jedi Master threw away his weapon and Rey (Daisy Ridley) still do not know who her parents are.
Then there is Finn and Rose's pointless side quest to the casino. Nickell also likens Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) to the First Order, who, because of his stubbornness, caused the death of many Resistance Fighters.
The Honest Trailer video also takes a jab at General Leia (Carrie Fisher) being the spark of hope for the Resistance and yet she ends up in a coma. Nickell then says that Johnson ruined his childhood with his take on the Star Wars saga.
"Rian Johnson ruined my childhood like he ruined the laws of space battle," he says.
On the upside, both narrators agree on a few things about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They both find Rey and Kylo Ren's fight against Supreme Leader Snoke's guards, the adorable porgs, and Yoda' s reunion with Luke as the film's highlights.