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Mr. Plinkett Reviews
  • How is it possible that a 119 year old serial killer manages to make the ends of all of his Star Wars prequel reviews heartwarming? Because Plinkett comes across shockingly as a humanist, pleading for films that aren't cold, technological, cynical grabs at money, but films that embrace characters, emotions and story.
    Plinkett: So, I don't know if there's anything to say about Revenge of the Sith or the other Star Wars prequels. Sure, you can pick them apart on the technical failures, the plot inconsistencies, the lousy dialog, but generally speaking, they failed to connect with people, and that was the main problem. It felt like someone came along and sucked all the excitement and emotion out of Star Wars, and they left it in this vacuum of dull, sterile boringness. The original films had a richness to them. They felt more real. There is just so many moments and images that resonate all our collective memories. There's just too many to list. Moments we remember because we're emotionally invested in what's happening.
    • Plinkett telling people to leave Hayden Christensen alone, stating that the guy worked as best as he could with what he was given.
  • Plinkett defends Leslie Jones in his Ghostbusters (2016) review, saying her role as Patty was closest to the spirit of the original movie, had the most believable reactions to what was going on around her, and didn't wear a smirk during the entire film. In general, he makes a point of noting that all four actresses playing the new Ghostbusters are talented and funny comedians who were simply miscast.
    • A slighter, but notable moment happens with director Paul Feig. While Plinkett still blames him for many of the film's glaring directorial issues, he notes part of it was to be pinned on Sony for choosing the wrong director, and many of said issues were likely born out of Feig's considerable amount of respect and love for his cast and crew. Given how controversial Feig is, it's surprisingly sweet hearing Plinkett saying that he's "probably a really nice guy. Too nice, in fact."
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  • Something simlair to the above happens in the The Last Jedi, where Plinkett also takes a couple of moments to acknowledge that Rian Johnson by most reports and in the behind-the-scenes footage appears to be quite a nice and jovial guy who was certainly very passionate and serious about making a Star Wars film, and also clearly wanted to give a new, fresh spin on the property, and he evidently put a lot of work and thought into doing this, and he can respect him for that. But he still feels that Johnson ultimately failed on pretty every level in the task he set out to do.


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