Tuesday, 8 May 2018

SCIENCE FICTION FILM TO BOOK ADAPTATION: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Expanded Edition - Jason Fry

RELEASE DATE:  08/05/18


Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.

From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms―and perhaps lay down their lives―for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating fire power at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights.

Featuring an 8-page color photo insert of thrilling images from the hit movie

The latest book in the Star Wars' franchise and whilst I've still not seen the film, I have to say that for a film to book translation, its OK.  I like the way that Jason has delved more into the characters minds bringing them further development and hopefully giving answers as to why certain choices were made as well as furthering the story.

OK, against a lot of the other Star Wars titles its not the best, but when you're so heavily constricted in having to follow movie script and dialogue you really need to look at them differently rather than comparing them. 

All round I did  enjoy the book but Kylo is really starting to grate on me with his itchy feet.  For godsake man, you killed your father, there's no real turning back after that.

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