Last weekend, I saw the latest film in the MCU, Marvel's "Eternals." Written and directed by Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao, "Eternals" is about the eponymous race of super-powered beings, who must save humans from destruction by a race of alien Deviants. And, while the plot seems to reflect the typical Marvel film at first glance, "Eternals" is actually a slow-moving, philosophical thought experiment that I personally loved from a writing perspective. However, after reading the current discourse surrounding the film, where critics and fans alike panned the film, I was reminded of another maligned film, Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi," another film from the Mouse House I unabashedly love. I thought about why these films may garner such a fan backlash, and I think I figured it out.
Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker and Frank Oz's Yoda get an emotional reunion on the set of 'The Last Jedi.' The iconic duo, who first met in 'The Empire Strikes Back,' were brought back for the modern trilogy.
One of the deleted scenes revealed in the home release of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' happened during Captain Phasma and Finn's fight. The scene shows Finn chopping off Phasma's hand, which did not appear in the movie.
Fans may know her as Rose Tico in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' but Kelly Marie Tran is hopping on Elizabeth Olsen-starrer's 'Sorry For Your Loss.' She is set to play Jules, the sister of Olsen's character, Leigh.
‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ snatched the top spot at the weekend box office. ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ round out top three as Golden Globes influenced the top ten films of the week.