WARNING - SPOILERS!!
A new Star Wars thread because once things get too big they get scary.
God, I loved this movie. Yeah, yeah, yeah it shadowed a lot of stuff from Star Wars from the opening few scenes to the cantina to a Death Star explosion, but it would be churlish to moan. This was great, fun cinema and I think maybe my personal fave movie of the year. It was just an explosion of pure happiness with so many great moments I could cry.
Han’s death was great and unexpected, the fact that Keylo Ren was Adam Driver was also neatly kept under wraps and the fact he wasn’t Luke’s son a genuine and nice surprise. The Jedi mind trick scene with the storm-trooper (a cameo from Daniel Craig btw) was brill, but the big moment for me was that journey up the steps to Luke’s meditation spot. Not just because I’m proud to call Sir Hamill a pal and he was mighty fine enough to bring us along as his guests to the premiere in London (and drop us home after), but because this was the next step for a character I had as a toy, a poster and a Halloween costume when I was seven years old. A lot of people have retroactively said that Han was their fave character in the original trilogy, but for me it was always Luke. Seeing that promise for the next movie genuinely gave me the chills.
Amazing. Five stars. Loved it so much!