It’s too long by a good 30 minutes, feels like two films mashed together, has about five endings and it seems to be taking cues from the George R. R. Martin school of right-angled plot twists. Yet, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is an embarrassment of riches – overstuffed with good bits, fan-service, stories and twists.
Looks like Martin Scorsese has been watching a lot of Paul Thomas Anderson – though, he’d be right to. This has lashings of There Will Be Blood, a bit of Last of the Mohicans and a dash of Akira Kurosawa too.
There’s an old saying that you should appreciate the small things in life. These small things are where Paterson finds it’s meaning; that inspiration and happiness can come from the smallest objects or interactions.