This isn't a standard biopic, and thank god for that. The structure and execution are totally brilliant. Reviewers have commented that it could be a play, and rightfully so. But there's so much more to this movie than sharp dialogue. I think this film is operatic, in a way, exquisitely balanced scene-by-scene, character-by-character, shot-by-shot. It's Shakespearean in its ambition and its thematic resonances. To think of it as just a portrait of one extremely unlikeable man is missing the point.
I need some time to digest before I write my senior thesis that thoroughly covers all the reasons why I object to this film and all of the Star Wars content unceremoniously shoveled to us by a robber baron Mouse. Bravo to the actors for doing what they could with such soulless, incoherent material. JUSTICE FOR GEORGE LUCAS for delivering an affecting emotional arc for Anakin in the prequels, even though it wasn’t perfectly executed. In its place the Mouse…