I’m very fortunate to have had my review of the last Star Wars film published online at Buzz Magazine. Writing a review for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a challenge. I’ve had endless conversations with family and friends debating character motivations and plot points of various significance. It is a film that has stirred up talk about its merits and failures. I’m excited to see what you think and to share my thoughts. Two years ago I wrote a rambling diatribe about my feelings about The Force Awakens, now here I trying to cut the word length and keep my thoughts coherent in a review for an actual online magazine. How things change if you get a little luck.

Check out the review here and let me know what you think.

Based out of Victoria, Buzz Magazine was one the longest running street press magazines in Australia being published in print from 1993 to 2010. Some fine writers have worked for Buzz over the years and gone onto successful careers in media since and there is simply no way to measure the contribution the mag made to local music over its print run. With such words and minimal advertising on the website the impression could be taken that Buzz is now semi-retired. Yet the site is quite prolific with new write-ups on a daily basis, the ongoing interest of fans old and new and contributions from some very talented people indeed.

-Lloyd Marken



  1. beetleypete says:

    I doubt I will ever watch this, but I enjoyed reading your review, Lloyd.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. GP Cox says:

    I was sorry to hear that the latest Star Wars was not all it was cracked up to be, despite the fact that I am more of a ‘Trekkie’ myself. I doubt I’ll manage to get through the movie. For Carrie Fisher, I kind of wanted this to be her final legacy.

  3. Jet Eliot says:

    I can imagine it would be very tricky to write a review for this very popular film. Congratulations, Lloyd.

  4. Don Ostertag says:

    Good review, Lloyd. I am a Star Wars fan. Outside of Jar Jar Binks, I have no complaint on any of them. Look forward to seeing this one.

  5. Well balanced review Lloyd. We’ll always have the original trilogy lol. I’m sorta lukewarm on the Last Jedi. I have my doubts that it will hold up over time. I will try to keep up with all the new Star Wars films that will be coming out for at least a little while longer. 🙂

    • Lloyd Marken says:

      I’m still interested in what happens in Episode IX. It’s funny but I think if a particular death had not occurred I might have been more on board. I’m not too excited about Solo but it could be good. I think you’re pushing uphill doing a Solo movie without Harrison Ford.

      • I’m not sure about the Solo movie either. Maybe the change in director and reshoots will help it but that’s usually not a good sign.

      • Lloyd Marken says:

        Agreed, the trailer didn’t blow up my skirt and I’m too big a Harrison Ford fan but Donald Glover didn’t even look like Billy Dee Williams and the only thing that had me excited about this was that Lord and Miller were directing it. Still innocent until proven shitty?

      • Cautiously neutral is the way to go lol. It’s a shame that Lord and Miller couldn’t fulfill their creative vision on screen.

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