), and endless dialog scenes that are loose, sloppily edited, and failing to advance the plot.
This is in marked contrast to the most recent new-franchise "Star Wars" film "The Force Awakens." In many ways "Force" is a tour de force of editing, acting, and action, in many ways surpassing the original as a movie that is both fun to watch and that gets us into the guts of the characters quickly.
In a 2005 interview, Hall was quoted as saying: It's true that I was on Def Poetry even though I've never slammed.
Performances also include special appearances by well-known actors and musicians, as well as occasional performances by Mos Def himself.
Co-created by Bruce George, Danny Simmons, Deborah Pointer, Stan Lathan, and Russell Simmons, the show is a spin-off of the popular Def Comedy Jam which began airing on HBO in the 90's.
Are we left after this film with any sense why we should care about the next one? It's a multicultural cast of characters who seem to exist for the sake of existing, not to advance a story.
And dragging out Carrie Fisher's role, when there was a clear opportunity to give her story a heroic ending (Han Solo got his hero ending, after all) seems like a silly way to move things forward - and now, sadly, she cannot move things forward. Sorry for all the spoilers, but I did warn loudly up front.