The Last Jedi

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Had some time to fill before watching The Last Jedi (for the second time) so wandered through a bookstore. I’ve got a big stack of books I need to read but I did find their ultra-tiny vinyl section dense with potential. Grabbed a magazine with Mediterranean diet recipes and a Prince CD of all things and made our way to the theater.

*Slight spoiler ahead*

Back to the Star War, “My initial thought of the movie was a bit blank, but like an album that grows on you or a Polaroid picture that develops slowly, I think it’ll end up being a favorite. There was much good in it.

It stuck in my craw and I wanted a second viewing, if anything to counteract all the negativity.

Yoda sums up the theme of the episode, “The greatest teacher, failure is.”

Yes, yes it is.

In fact, absolutely everything valuable to me (experiences, skills, relationships and my entire world view) all began as experiments and failure.

And it never ended! There are still little failures all. the. time. every. single. day.

I figure if I don’t topple over by these blips, if I just recover faster from being off-balance, I can attain more experiences of value and truly enjoy them and be a better member of society.

So yeah, I liked this latest Star War. It was kooky, Luke was whiny, Leia was solid, there were weird creatures, moments of elation, and lots of spaceships. As a bonus it had a bit more nuance, a lot more diversity and I’m glad they went back to puppet Yoda and not CGI Yoda to deliver my favorite line.