“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Review ✦✦✦✦✧

18 December, 2017

Director: Rian Johnson
Screenwriter: Rian Johnson
Director of Photography: Steve Yedlin
Daisy RidleyCarrie FisherMark Hamill

Synopsis: After tracking down Luke Skywalker in a hidden location, Rey finds new ways to channel the Force, discovering a spiritual link between herself and Kylo Ren who questions his allegiance to the Dark Side under the iron fist of Supreme Leader Snoke.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Review:

A rapturous new take on a franchise spawning millions of fans across the globe, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” gives new hope to a reboot saga weighed down by nostalgia, becoming the “Empire Strikes Back” of a new era without resorting to the familiar beats of a lost time. While ultimately reliant on the likes of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and other familiar faces to retain its link with the past, “The Last Jedi” shows us a promising future ahead for the series, expanding on the backstories of Rey and Kylo Ren whose deepest desires become connected through the sway of the Force.

Joined by uncertainty but divided by the direction of their inner compass, Kylo and Rey are at the forefront of Rian Johnson’s altered blueprint as he steps away from the conventions of blood ties and explores something far more terrifying. Gloomier than previous instalments and somewhat dismissive of the cheese that comes with George Lucas’ heroic universe, “The Last Jedi” intensifies the bond between the dark and the light, arming both sides while rejuvenating the saga’s natural fanboy tendencies with a rampant sense of humour that just keeps on giving.

Still devoted to the universe which it relies on so greatly, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” presents a new angle with an unyielding respect for all that came before it, adopting the formal traits seen in the “Star Trek” and “Harry Potter” franchises yet amalgamating them in a postmodern dream with a fresh take on supervillains and spaceships. Questioning the wants and desires of each and every character during the ultimate tug of war between good and evil, “The Last Jedi” makes us aware of our own commitment to each side, discarding masks and reassessing the role of lightsabers while cross-examining what it truly means to craft an authentic ‘Star Wars movie.’


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Star Wars: The Last Jedi