Star Wars: The Last Jedi Show more
Overall, on a scale from Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, I found it somewhere around a Revenge of the Jedi. I didn't immediately hate it, but I'm not sure I'd see it again
The more I reflect on it, though, the more problematic I find it. I took a detour past Three Billboards on the way to watch it, and the echoes from one to the other are disquieting.
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.