The other day, How It Should Have Ended dropped their newest video, for The Last Jedi. And… I laughed, but I was never surprised.
Maybe it’s just because this movie ended up with so much chatter about it, about all of the different little parts people wished were different. All the perceived plot holes or plot complaints.
Maybe it was because I watched the HISHE review of The Last Jedi.
But basically, this HISHE felt like fanservice. Sure, they frequently have elements that play into fan complaints or fan observations about the film or plot. They have some fun surprises or shortcuts usually though. I love the Lord of the Rings resolved with the eagles, that’s just classic. And Harry Potter resolved with time travel? Perfect.
But this one just served up all of the fan service. And the comments? “It’s the canon Last Jedi!” and “Better than the original!” and such. Because the number one unifying complaint about this movie is that it wasn’t what fans expected, and by extension, not what fans wanted. So now they’ve been fed what they wanted, but for me… it’s falling flat.
Hopefully this is just an oddity of this episode, of this HISHE. That they have some fun, unique surprises ahead to hit us with. The Mary Sue, at least, seems to think that some of the scenes were jabs at the an complaints: maybe so, and that is certainly a reading which allows for them to keep doing their thing moving forward. What do you think?
What are we excited to do this weekend? Find some time to watch Wonder Woman! We picked it up on release day Tuesday, but then noticed it’s 2 and a half hours and harder to fit in on a week night.
The excitement just of having it and wanting to watch it again was only enhanced by the arrival of the Honest Trailer for Wonder Woman…
It’s rare for them to be too positive on a movie, parody and poking holes is their thing. But really? Not much bad to say here. And what is bad is, as they say, flaws that enhance the movie rather than detract. It’s a good movie among its peers.
Are you planning to watch Wonder Woman this weekend too?
However, when we were getting ready to record that podcast, I found out that the last album I had been waiting for had come out: Foster the People’s new one, Sacred Hearts Club. It was too late, we went on to record, and left that to listen to later.
I have since listened to the album.
Like, a lot.
It looks like they just released a music video for this last one, “Doing it for the money.” It’s based on the dreams of computers, which, if you’ve seen those, well… be ye so warned. If not, well, I don’t have words to warn you.
The word club in the title is apt, because that seems like the place where most of this album belongs: in a club, dancing, enjoying it. I’ve danced to some of Foster the People’s stuff before at a wedding, it’s fun. This one for sure sounds like that’s what they’re going for, but it’s overt here.