Star Wars: The Last Jedi documentary surfaces, revealing secrets of the film


The full documentary for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has surfaced, providing secrets from behind the scenes of the epic Star Wars film.

If you think Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an action-packed, rollercoaster ride, you’ve seen nothing yet. The behind-the-scenes goodies, provide Star Wars fans with a wide variety of nifty gifties.

Recently, the nearly two-hour long documentary surfaced called The Director and the Jedi, where viewers are looking at the film through the very eyes of Rian Johnson.

With the documentary being the length of a full-length feature film itself, it’s worth taking the time to watch. So grab your popcorn, your favorite ice-cold beverage, and let the fun begin.!

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Watch: The Director, and the Jedi — Part 1

Watch: The Director, and the Jedi — Part 2 

Once again, Rian Johnson steals the show, displaying his pure heart; and love for Star Wars. But, as Carrie Fisher points out, (may our beloved Princess Rest in Peace) he had a particular vision for the movie and stuck with it.

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Which each of the main characters; Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, and Poe Dameron; Johnson wanted to push every one of those characters to the limit, allowing them all to fail. Grow. What primary challenge would potentially bring each character to a breaking point?

  • Rey: Meeting Luke Skywalker and the Jedi Master shunning her — while Kylo Ren accepts her and nurtures her very needs.
  • Finn: Being faced with a choice. Will he choose a life of selfishness or selflessness? Is he going to join a cause or pull a D.J and have the motto of “don’t join.”
  • Kylo Ren: Failing his Master and facing his weakness of the “pull to the light.” That very temptation revealed in sharing a close bond with Rey.
  • Poe Dameron: Failing at being a leader and needing to learn by being demoted.

Mark Hamill also reveals more of his displeasure with Rian Johnson’s vision of Luke Skywalker, but later admits that he was wrong. His attitude and selfless nature in doing what’s best for the film paid off, immensely — with the documentary showing that very struggle as shooting the film unfolds.

Also, the making of each set, visiting Skellig Michael, and “meeting” the unsung heroes from behind the scenes, is so much fun. My favorite portions are when Frank Oz shows up and Mark Hamill gets emotional upon seeing his long-lost green friend for the first time in nearly 40 years. And, of course, the Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher reunion, which ended up being a sendoff to our Princess without knowing it at the time.

I highly recommend watching the entire feature from start to finish. You won’t regret it.

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Own Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Blu-ray March 27, which will include The Director, and the Jedi. 

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