Sunday, March 11, 2018

A month at the movies #11: Star Wars - The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is the best Star Wars film, and not because it's full of epic moments and some decent attempts to do something new with the Skywalker saga. It's the best Star Wars film because it's the only Star Wars film to feature Adrian Edmondson as a bad guy.

It's actually fairly unsurprising that Vyvyan would grow up to be a space Nazi, because that kind of mindless anarchy inevitably leads to fascism, but he's fucking fantastic in the role. There is one moment where his character is in the shit, and he just smirks awkwardly and cluelessly, because his entire military career has been built on the power of a good smirk, and it's hand-down the best piece of physical acting – outside Tom Hardy's amazing emoting eyes – that I've seen in the past year. Big jobs!

No comments: