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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Star Wars Sequel Trilogy 7, 8 & 9

Aloha Everyone,

Star Wars Sequel Trilogy 7, 8 & 9 were showing all day on LA local channel 35. These three films, The Force Awakens, The Last of Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker were produced by Lucas Film Ltd and distributed by Walt Disney Motion pictures. 

Although the Rise of Skywalker was released in 2019, this was the first time JJ and I saw its entirety. The individual  who played the heroine, Rey, is Dailey Jazz Isobel Ridley, an English actress. Her acting is accomplished including her fighting techniques. I found out that she is a student of 3 different styles of Martial Arts including Taekwando and she did some of her own stunts.

What this sequel trilogy lacks is originality. Storytelling and direction required the visionary genius of George Lucas.  John William’s familiar music provides powerful continuity, but the two of us were disappointed. It sounded like, to save money, the studio simply remastered existing soundtrack. The trilogy grossed over 4.4 billion at the box office worldwide. That is not counting product merchandising which J.J. and I saw at Disney logo shops, at airports and our travel destinations.

Aloha -- Cathi