Ok, not specific to The Last Jedi but to the franchise at large: How much does it cost in dry cleaning to keep those Storm Trooper uniforms so pristine? I mean, not even a coffee stain? Are they using Clorox? Are the uniforms made from a repellent material, or is this the true power of the Dark Side?
In Luke’s defense, what parent has not seen the power of the Dark Side growing in their teenager? Had their last good nerve worked to the point of considering a laying-on of hands or of light saber? Their innocent cuteness while sleeping is indeed what saves them. (I’m confident that had I not been such a sound sleeper the Force within me might have awakened one night to see one or both of my Jedi Parents standing over me with a pillow, for want of a light saber.)
Seriously though, what is young Professor Snape’s problem? I mean, Kylo Ren. That neither of his parents gave him a last name? Or that adult onset acne skips a generation? WHAT IS YOUR ISSUE, SIR?
One of my favorite moments in the movie is when Luke sees R2D2 for the first time in forever. He says, “R2!” like he was a kid again. Ah, if only. And my second favorite moment is Kylo shooting Luke to pieces. That looked like what a bad job performance review feels like.
Random question: Is BB-8 the Star Wars version of Scrappy Doo?
And so clearly this is not the last Jedi, so what will the next installment be? Honey I Shrunk the Jedi? Jedi vs Alien vs Predator? My money’s on Jedi Sharknado: May the Fish Be With You. (Which may also provide a neat cross over into the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series: So Long and Thanks for All the Jedi.)
Leighannwas the creator of the weekly humor column,The Urban Erma,which was the longest running column inStage Time Magazine. She has contributed toThe Huffington Postand wrote for the pilot ofThe Chris Rock Show. She is the creator and host of thePeople with Parentspodcast, where she shares personal stories about the role reversal between adult children and their aging parents. Leighann earned her BA degree in Journalism and Creative Writing from Baruch College, City University of New York, her honorary PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Southhampton University, and is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, East. In 2019 she received the Humanist Arts Award from the American Humanist Association. Leighann is also a firm supporter of the Oxford Comma.