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.