Thursday night, 7:30 PM, I was sitting in the Paragon auditorium, when the familiar blast of horns sounded and the Star Wars logo appeared and the crowd roared with applause. After the movie, I caught up with some viewers to get their reaction...

Let me say this, I enjoyed it. The Last Jedi hit all the buttons for me, tho it didn't draw me into it like I was hoping. To me, that's the best thing about the recent Star Wars offerings. Like the first three released, I could escape into the story, the action, the amazing production value.

The only complaint? Well, there might have been too many jokes, if that makes sense. It was lighthearted and fun, but sometimes I felt the jokes relieved moments of stress we should be holding onto.

What did you think?