So today I shall be taking my booked in advance place at the local cinema multiplex to view the next instalment of Star Wars, and I find myself somewhat at a loose end.
Due to Christmas Timetable Scheduling, I worked earlier yesterday evening than a normal nightshift and I got home early and watched Lord Sugar’s “The Apprentice” interview episode, the would be apprentices having gone through a series of week to week activities to weed out the unlucky, the misfortunate, and just bad salespeople & so on; in honesty in watching such series you do come to see that a certain level of randomness can exist as to your prospect & fortunes whether regarded as experienced or a rookie. Throughout the series so far we have seen poor candidates lead winning teams & good candidates losing, though clearly if you follow the winner takes all attitude, then like any football fan will tell you, a win is a win irrespective of the circumstances that led to a given statistic in the end of time library of statistics. Whilst we of a generation care & are still upset that Argentine Footballer Maradona handballed a winning goal that knocked England out of a World Cup the actual statistic will just be listed as a goal that was given, allowed & 1 among several goals (even though it changed the course of the game).
Hence many believing that the modern Logical Statistical Method Can do know wrong, though we all know otherwise do we not?
Yes I am hyper excited for this eighth instalment of Star Wars due to my own personal experience in the run up to Episode VII, I took part in the Write Well creative writing course from Learning strategies and was perhaps not on the ball at that time as to what was occurring or taking place, maybe the Course was to get multiple peoples & persons into some greater level of awareness & enlightenment and synchronicity and so on.
Though I typically felt it appropriate to share my Great Ormond Street Story and the course continued with other contributors and everyone kind of went there separate ways. A year or to later, Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens is released and it kind of felt that it contained “aspects of my story” in truth when you have done long periods of meditation and indeed several of the kinds of courses I have done in recent years during my isolationist approach to life, you come to see things in very differing fashion whereby the higher level of meditation you go and the more flexibility you have in making ever more refined distinctions between modalities and building blocks or jigsaw pieces you do come to see that many aspects of popular movies (Not just the Star Wars series) contain very many one size fits all relatable identifiers – by that I mean you can watch a character & identify with the character or the situation or the scenario and so on.
So I was wow & awed by Episode VII The Force Awaken’s and JJ Abrams work in rebooting the Series and typically taking it back to its grass roots, those FUN kind of ancient Black & White Flash Gordon type adventures that used to be shown, where each episode would involve hero to the rescue against mad emperor type individuals and a clash would occur & chase sequences and they would end with some inescapable doom scenario & the next week’s beginning was always a show you how the hero escaped on this occasion, hanging from branches & hidden ledges or bumping into allies and so on, a vast reservoir of get out of jail free cards existed or were formulated for those shows and they were also quite cheap in production design & craft & often very Theatrically Costumed. That leads myself into one of my main or FEW gripes or complaints about Episode VII.
I thought I may well write a review of VIII after seeing what Rian Johnson has done with the Star Wars Realm, yes I have seen the trailers & loved them, especially Luke telling Rey To Breath (because all is context) as it may give anyone desperate with an unconscious relative in hospital, or some such a possible hope or idea. Though anyway though early reviews keep harking to “it will not be what you expect etc.”. That makes assumption that I have any expectation, though to be honest after joining Twitter and following Mark Hamill and some other Celebrity and indeed Director Rian Johnson, I began on occasion interacting with them and yes when he Mark Hammill had a fund raiser for #GOSH it felt appropriate to share the story. A couple of days earlier the Royal Princes had actually visited the set and are said to have filmed some scenes, though rumour mills are unsure if they survived the editing process.
Anyway I was a newbie to Twitter and the seeming ways of how people interact & connect and who is following who and so on, though some strange occurrences did occur, for example, I posted various images that I mocked up as to my historical study into Tarot and Dowsing Rods and so on. Explaining how I had Created a Fish (for example).
So this went on for some period of time whilst they were actually in production of Episode VIII, and I perhaps got somewhat over enthusiastic as many a Fan of any number of productions might claim to be. And indeed it was actually fun due to my other activity of monitoring for synchronicity and forthcoming sporting results and so on (another aspect that features in the movie).
So the images above are ones that I typically posted, I did quite a few including some with my little keyring lightsaber
and as you can see my Jedi Dalek was a creative masterpiece. So anyway several months down the line the Movie Posters starting appearing and I could not help to think or feel that they may have used my contribution & explanation as a starting point template, what more could anyone want etc. So that just got my enthusiasm up to these guys can do no wrong etc. I will of course on seeing the movie probably twig any gripes quite early on if I have any.
What were my Gripes with VII: The Force Awakens?
Complaints not necessarily in any order of merit
Kylo Ren having a temper tantrum rage & trashing the dashboards or consoles and so on, yes it broke the pre-existing Expectation barrier (a good thing) & seized peoples minds into this Star Wars is something differing & new, though it is a kind of acting out violence that some people will find all too easily to copy. Was there no other way?
The second Complaint was Captain Phasma’s Costume – for myself it was out of keeping with the Star Wars realm costumes, yes it harked back to the Theatrical Costumes of ancient Black & White Shows, though that is part of the point, when movies went into Colour they actually abandoned many Theatrical Stagey styles & toned things down for the Cinema / TV audiences, bright colours in a Theatre or Stadium (Pop Stars Etc) makes sense, though in a modern movie? My negative view on an otherwise excellent Warcraft was the usage of Theatrical Stage Play style Costumes, maybe it is “in vogue” in getting people to twig that all are actors & actresses, though Science (at least in the UK) dominates most peoples mind sets to the exclusion of broader shapes & forms of reality, teachings etc.
The Third Complaint I may not have high lighted previously was the Scene where Rey was captured and in a dentist like chair, where she attempted to use her force powers on a Storm Trooper (said to have been Bond Actor Daniel Craig), the whole scene seemed overly comical joke, never necesarily a good idea to alienate hard core fans who such things might upset, even if they do need to loosen up.
The fourth I think was perhaps part & parcel of three, where maybe the Filming sequences for the story were out of showing order (often the case) and nerves of you can do know right or wrong were at play, so the younger Finn & Rey actors at times, seemed overly wooden in there roles, I had a connection fail to being able to relate to them – lack of empathy perhaps I do not know.
Having said that about the film I could then say well if we are doing percentages that leaves us with 96% that is good about the film, hence many teachers & masters especially in relation to meditation reminding us to focus on the positives, however small, grown those out & balloon them etc.
What else, well I have stayed & contributed quite a lot at Guardian online, especially at Cartoon Corner however the constant negative I find, is that when Politics always features people named David and all you read is hate David blah blah, you tend to catch a bad dose simply through name sharing, many contributors do not give a damn about offending others, hence all hiding behind pseudonyms and what not.
So the option is of course carry on & getting dragged further down into unhelpful vibes thoughts & feelings, or adopt a position of giving self respect & dignity to myself through simply walking away.
The artists & indeed contributors “get paid” for there contributions though I doubt they hang on the every word of the people commenting on the threads for there postings, because the threads are full of, in many a case people I would call extremists usually seeking to seize the article in the name of there cult group or whatever.
I will likely continue to monitor though unsure as to commenting given the constant nonsense that I do not want need or require in my life. I could comment, without reading the contribution of others, though likewise people often want to respond to myself where I do not always want to be directly responded to. So that would simply leave myself having to rush back to monitor responses, I had to report a couple recently for bad language or racism, and whilst they were blocked out once I reported them, it kind of makes you think that not enough self restraint is on offer from many commentators. Some folks do GET what I am suggesting or about in terms of identify the money in communication and indeed potentially go of & write other articles accordingly, though likewise, I have had more independent FUN on Twitter than I have within other media empires and so on.
Anyway I hope that my expectations for a fantastic The Last Jedi Movie are not dashed upon the rocks so to speak, and that I might even come back here and write another review, like they need one from myself.
So we are in the “Year in Review” season and of course I can claim to have had highs & lows just as everyone does, though I really do need to reclaim my own attention for things of my own passions rather than much of the cry-wolf materials that are forever keeping the media merry-go-rounds going round.
Thank you for reading, God Bless and Be Well 🙂