Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review


Fans young and old have been rushing to theatres for the hyped-up sci-fi space opera Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The long-awaited second movie of the Star Wars sequel trilogy picks up from the events from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while it ties up some loose ends, it holds just as much mysteries and suspense worthy of all the attention.

The film is produced by Lucasfilm, distributed by Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures, and directed by Rian Johnson. Along with well-known returning roles played by Jon Boyega, Daisey Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver, there comes new characters featuring Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dem. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher also return as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, and with it being Fisher’s final performance, the film makes a touching dedication in her memory.

The film is packed with surprises, action, and even some humor as the Resistance gains momentum and raises hope across the galaxy in their battle against the First Order. While it may seem rushed, it certainly makes up for it with character and plot development. New character interactions occur too, as can be seen with Luke training Rey, and Resistance fighter Finn with the newly introduced mechanic, Rose. Much of the plot dynamics mirror that of past Star Wars movies such as The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but with its own twist assimilating the newer generation.

Cast performance, action scenes, dynamic plot, visual effects, musical score, and emotional weight of the movie makes it widely praised by critics, long-time fans, and newcomers alike. There are multiple surprises, heartwarming and heart wrenching moments, and nostalgic nods towards the older films that engage audiences start to finish.

Epic and emotional, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is definitely worth the trip to theaters. Those who have seen it will have to wait for the final sequel movie for the ultimate conclusion.