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Perfect For What They're Saying
This episode was really good. They're obviously touching on the female reboots that haven't been "home runs"...Ghostbusters, Oceans 8 etc. and like those female reboots, this reboot of the Bogs episode was really good but not great (on purpose) mimicking the succes/failure that is the "female reboot" these days. I am a male and I found this episode hilarious. The talents of most of the women from Sunny shine in this episode at the same time self proclaiming they need to not only reboot what the men have done but do one better if not being original. And boy do they. I'm not saying this is the best episode ever but I feel it accomplished what they set out to say while still still being funny. Kaitlin Olson is fantastic and Artemis Pebdani shines while Charlie and Mac's mom are hilarious. Some male regulars show up I believe to let the regular viewers know they're still watching It's Always Sunny, however unnecessary because with the message of this episode they could have done without but still comical. Good message, funny and still contemporary. Keep it up Sunny, good stuff.
Unfortunately Not For Everyone...
For me however it worked on all cylinders. It's fast, fun, flashy, beautifully directed (some great wide shots), great acting (Mark Hamill is amazing), John Williams is on point, it dives deeper into the force, taking many risks all while keeping quiet on Rey's lineage to keep us guessing until the third installment or maybe never. I still don't trust Kylo when he said what he said about Rey's parents, I think he'd say anything to get Rey to join him.
This film played with ideas that haven't yet been seen in other Star Wars films and I believe that's what the majority disliked about it. Myself and still many others enjoyed the change in plot formula instead of retreading old ground. No it's not perfect like anything else, but it works.
A familiar face pops it to teach Luke about failure. The failure he speaks of apparently "ruined" a lot of fans childhoods. Some will accept this and some won't, there's no right or wrong answer but I do believe Luke is human like the rest of us and makes mistakes. Similar to the mistake he made when Vader spoke of his sister and how Vader wanted to turn her to the dark side. As we know Luke didn't like that and out came some anger filled aggression against his father cutting off his hand and besting him to the ground almost killing him. So in my mind Luke has those tendencies and what he almost did to Kylo to save the greater good didn't bother me but like I said everyone's different.
TLJ has more to say than previous SW films. It dabbled in Hope again a couple times and that's okay, that's what these movies are about...ragtag teams joining forces and believing/hoping they'll be able to defeat what lies ahead of them. In the same vein the last scene of this film was unexpected but very welcomed. I Hope the next episode is as good as this one.