A Philosopher’s Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I have never done this before where I post someone else’s film review on my own website, but I just have to make an exception in this case because the review says so many things that I was struggling to formulate in my own mind. I watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi on opening day with my brother, and I enjoyed it. The only problem was that I felt like the Resistance was completely outmatched and even a little foolish in everything they tried to do in the film. And it turns out that that might have been the point – at least according to a brilliant review by a philosopher named Stefan Molyneux.

This review isn’t so much critiquing the performances or the story, but it is an intriguing look at the film as though it were an allegory for current events. After all, entertainment is generally trying to cater to the tastes of its audience and so it attempts to reflect cultural norms. So this video review is much like my take on The Lion King a while back when I likened it to unfortunate trends in our world today.

What amazes me about this video is that it came out the same weekend that The Last Jedi debuted. Molyneux managed to coalesce all of his thoughts into a brilliant video in such a short amount of time. Inspiration does strike me from time to time, but I usually have to think about something for a long while before I can perfectly formulate my thoughts on it. This guy makes it look easy!

So prepare yourself for the most politically incorrect take you will ever see on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It is packed with spoilers, so don’t watch it unless you have already seen the film. It will give you a whole new perspective.

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

The video is the property of Stefan Molyneux.

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About Robert Lockard, the Deja Reviewer

Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and three children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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2 Responses to A Philosopher’s Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  1. Interesting post. I think it’s worth pointing out that none of his statistics are real. He makes them up to back up his anti immigration agenda, which is his right to express but his “stats” are false so it’s misleading but I enjoyed the different take on the film it offered.

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  2. Dave says:

    The Last Jedi definitely follows the chiasmus structure. (No spoilers in this comment – I won’t provide any examples.)

    I discovered your site through the Empire Strikes Back chiasmus post, the night before my second viewing of The Last Jedi.

    I went in looking for the corresponding scenes/events and the dramatic turn in the middle.

    I think it will take many more viewings to get a handle on all of it. The events of this film won’t be properly understood or appreciated until the events of the next film play out (like your deer hunter review.)

    Can’t wait for your chiasmus post on Last Jedi. Keep up the great work!

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