Skellig Michael, the beautiful Irish island location where, in ‘The Last Jedi,’ the exiled Luke Skywalker lives out his (increasingly snarky) days. (Photo by Michael on Unsplash.)

The Last Jedi’s snark problem

The sarcastic storytelling attitude of 2017’s most divisive movie

(Spoilers throughout, so fair warning.)

There’s a scene in Rian Johnson’s 2012 time-travel film Looper in which Bruce Willis, playing an older version of a character played by Joseph Gordon­-Levitt, says to his younger counterpart:

“I don’t want to talk…



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