“Impressive…every word in that statement is wrong.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the 8th installment of the incredible Star Wars franchise. The new film brings us back to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and continues the journey of Rey, Finn, Poe, General Leia, and Luke Skywalker. However, with the Dark Side ready to fight, Kylo Ren and The First Order aim to bring down the Rebellion once and for all.
There is not much I can say about this movie unless I care to spoil the film for everyone. But don’t worry, I won’t do that. This new Star Wars film is probably one of the most divisive films in the franchise. But once you see the movie, you can go and check out my in-depth spoiler review of the film. The Last Jedi takes place where Force Awakens leaves off. As the rebellion finally know the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, Rey must persuade him to show her the ways of the force and then come back to help General Leia and the others to restore peace in the galaxy. However, as you’ll find, Rey’s journey is not an easy one.
The same familiar faces come back to greet us and some are just as we left them. Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, is still as badass as ever. Her lightsaber fights and training sequences are great to watch. Poe, played by Oscar Issac, has more of time onscreen than compared to Force Awakes and makes every minute of his presence onscreen. The cast is a fun group to watch. The oldies and newbies all look great in their roles. Some of the characters, such as Poe, General Leia, and Luke Skywalker, are a little more crucial to the story this time.
With more than a few films under his sleeve, Rian Johnson tackles his biggest directing or writing gig yet. His direction of the fight scenes were entertaining and will have you on the edge of your seat.
There were more than a few items that when wrong with this movie, but I’ll go a little more in depth in my spoiler review. With both character development, and weird storylines, it really does bring the score down. Nevertheless, The Last Jedi is not a bad film, but just a film that failed to achieve 100% of what they promised the audience.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Written and Directed by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher