Star Wars: The Last Jedi while in theaters was very successful has become very divisive amongst the fans, but if your someone who enjoyed the movie a feature-length documentary will take you behind the making of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“The Director and the Jedi” has been described as an intimate documentary, directed by Anthony Wonke who filmed many moments with director Rian Johnson as Johnson worked with cast and crew.
Lucasfilm on Tuesday released a trailer for the documentary, which just happens to be the same day “The Last Jedi”, was released on Digital. If you want the physical copy you will have to wait until March 27th before you can run out and purchase the Blu-ray. On Monday an 11-minute sneak peek was released giving fans a taste of what they can expect for the entire two-hour and fifteen minutes.
If your interested in the sneak peek you can check that video out at the bottom of this post. If you don’t want it to be spoiled and would rather wait until you can purchase a copy of the movie then watching the trailer might be the way to go.
I realize there are those out there who didn’t like “The Last Jedi” and this feature-length documentary won’t make them run out and purchase the movie digitally or on Blu-ray, but speaking for myself I’m actually intrigued and interested in the documentary.
I’ve made it no secret that I enjoyed The Last Jedi and liked many of the decisions and directions that were made in the film. The one thing I will no longer defend is why I love the movie to those who hated it and feel it necessary to tell me that I’m no longer a true fan. That being said, I personally hold no hard feelings to those who didn’t like the movie, it’s there right. Just as its my right to like The Last Jedi.
The official synopsis for The Director and The Jedi:
“An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson’s process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe. A fan since childhood, he sets out to make the most powerful Star Wars movie he can. Navigating the mammoth production, the scale of which he’s never directed before, we meet his cast and crew, see their individual challenges in bringing the film together, say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, and explore the significance of Rian’s more surprising decisions. The documentary gives you a view of what it really was like to make The Last Jedi. As the team strive to do their best, what shines through is their passion and how memorable an experience it is for Rian as director.”