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Recap / The Nostalgia Critic S 10 E 37

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Release: December 27, 2017

Film: The Last Jedi

Tagline: Audiences seem split on the sci-fi epic, can Chris Stuckmann and Cinema Snob determine if this is good or bad?

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  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: The Critic takes issue with Leia's inexplicable ability to survive being sucked out into space.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The trio's opinion on Finn and Rose's trip to Canto Bight.
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  • Call-Back: The Snob is still dressed up as Han Solo.
  • Clip Show: Inverted. Following a tradition of recreating movies still in theaters with Channel Awesome's own props and cast, the pastiche of the film stars Doug as Luke Skywalker and Poe Dameron, Malcolm as Finn, Tamara as Rey and Leia Organa, Jim as Kylo Ren, Brad as Snoke, Chris as General Hux, Aiyanna Wade as Amilyn Holdo, Heather Reusz as Rose Tico, and Walter Banasiak as Chewbacca and DJ.
  • Continuity Nod: The Snob and Chris are confused that the Critic apparently co-reviewed The Force Awakens and Rogue One with them, respectively, almost at the same time.
  • Credits Gag: The Star Wars crawl is interrupted by Chris accidentally walking on top of it. When they allow it to run, however, it openly admits it's got nothing, since the movie takes place immediately after The Force Awakens.
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  • Crossover: With The Cinema Snob and Chris Stuckmann, with whom the Critic previously reviewed, respectively, The Force Awakens in 2015 and Rogue One last year.
  • Flipping the Bird: Tamara as Leia flips at Chris!Hux as she makes her escape.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Dino Rob is among the guests at Canto Bight.
  • Funny Background Event: Jar Jar Binks is among the people walking around as Doug/Poe stages a mutiny.
  • Gilligan Cut: At the end of the review, after the Snob shoots down the Porg operating their spaceship, the trio wonder what to do next. Cue an abrupt cut to the trio outside their crashed spaceship, agreeing to skedaddle their way to Mexico.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: invoked Chris feels uncomfortable about the scene where Leia gets sucked into space after one of Kylo's underlings fired at her ship, considering this film was her actress Carrie Fisher's very last before her untimely death in late 2016. The Critic sarcastically allays his concern when she inexplicably survives in space and makes her way back to her ship.
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  • Medium Awareness: When Chris tries to discuss the spelling of the AT-AT as in "at", the Snob warns him that the discussion is best left on the comments section of their video.
  • Name's the Same: invoked Holdo's name is so similar to Hodor, the Snob accidentally puts the latter in, before rectifying his mistake and replacing him with the Aiyanna character.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: How the Critic reacts to the Snob's skepticism over Tamara!Leia inexplicably surviving being sucked into space and returning to her ship.
  • Plot Hole: The Snob wonders if the keepsake Luke gives Leia is also an Astral Projection like him or a real object.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Doug!Luke does this when Jim!Kylo wakes up and sees him with an ignited lightsaber.
  • Running Gag: The trio's viewing of Rey and Luke's training being interrupted by Malcolm as Finn and Heather as Rose forcing back the Canto Bight subplot, much to their annoyance.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When Chris as Hux asks why he can't go faster to chase after Tamara/Leia, an officer (Malcolm) shows him they may run out of fuel, while showing the three speed settings from Spaceballs.
    • Seeing Yoda's Force Ghost sending a thunderbolt to incinerate a tree, the Critic notes that apparently Force Ghosts are powerful enough to win the war for the Resistance like in The Lord of the Rings.
    • A shocked Chris describes Brad!Snoke as wearing a Playboy Mansion robe.
  • Skewed Priorities: Far more than the Force, the Critic and the Snob credit the Porgs with massive leaps in the Star Wars' technology.
  • So Okay, It's Average: invoked The trio's verdict on the film was "Amazing, except when it's kinda dumb", with its awesome visuals and world-building hampered by inconsistencies.
  • Take That!: During the scene where Yoda tells Luke to let go of the past, Doug as Luke replies saying that they are saying this to Star Wars fans. A not so subtle jab the sequel's detractors.

"That sounds so wrong." "It feels so right."

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