TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - March 27, 2018
While I know it's a puppet and everyone has said it's a puppet and it looks mostly like a puppet, there's something weird about Yoda's appearance in The Last Jedi. Until he starts cackling like the mischievous old son of a bitch we know him to be, he looks off. It's probably just a trick of that blue aura they place around him, but it doesn't really feel like Yoda until he doubles over with laughter over burning that tree to the ground.
For all that fans claimed Rian Johnson "got wrong" about Star Wars, it's kind of undeniable that he gave us back the Yoda that we all know and love. Yoda in the prequels was a dour, boring, cgi monstrosity that screamed like a banshee while flipping around with his little laser sword. Yoda in Empire loved messing with Luke, and to see the two of them on screen together again, I think that's all we really wanted.
In case you're jonesing for the conclusion to the scene, you can check out the rest of it below. The Last Jedi is now available in all of the various formats, Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. No 3D Blu-ray yet, though. They'll save that for Christmas, forcing us to buy this movie again. I guess that's what they mean by "use the force."