The Last Jedi and a certain point of view

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I once joked that the The Last Jedi is essentially fifty expectation vs reality memes strung together, and it is that challenging of expectation that has made it so polarizing among viewers. Some have lauded it for flipping the saga on its head and pushing new boundaries, while others have raged against how much it breaks from Star Wars tradition. But in revisiting the film two years on from its release, what strikes me the most about it is actually how much it rhymes and echoes against the films that came before it, something that I think has been very obfuscated amidst so much focus on what expected pay-offs it doesn’t deliver. 

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