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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)


Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Adam Driver
Daisy Ridley

Directed by Rian Johnson

I delayed in seeing this movie because of the confusing feedback it got after release (even though it made over $1.3 billion in the box office). Some said good space drama, others say it was a bad addition to the new trilogy. After seeing the movie, I do not agree with the later. This is a good space drama and this Star Wars Episode VIII is better than some of the previous ones and does not deserve the negative press it got from Fans. (This review contains spoilers)

Was the movie different? Yes! it was, concentrating more on answering some old riddles, fill in the gaps for some holes of the past, give a fine ending to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and prepare us for the parting of the last of the three great, General Leia.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens set the pace when we saw the passing away of Han Solo (Harrison Ford). His death was the birth of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) into the dark side, as the killing of the young Jedis served as a birthing for his grandfather Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker.
The new Jedi in this mix Rey (Daisy Ridley) has met the last Jedi Master Luke to train her as she prepares her mind to face Kylo. This was how The Force Awakens ended.

This movie further strengthens the idea of the new three young characters who could possible have movies based on them in the future as they continue the battle to freedom.

It starts where the last one stops, Rey meeting Luke Skywalker. Luke was hesitant in training her at first because of the fear that he single-handedly caused the turning of Kylo Ren to the Dark side.
His mind was changed to train her when R2-D2 played him a clip from way back.

On the other side, Leia and her member of Rebels are finding it difficult to run away from the first order. Kylo too is facing his own battles as the Supreme Leader Snoke is on his case on being defeated by a first timer.

These were the major themes the movie is set on and the movie did not diverge from any of these. All these three incidents are going off at the same time and the director did a good job of merging the incidents into one.

When you get to see this movie, you will feel the sadness I felt when you see Carrie Fisher play Leia for the last time and not because her character was killed off like her partners (Han Solo and Luke Skywalker), but because death took her from us.
She passed on and this movie was released Posthumous. The last Star Wars movie was to be her last as they were working towards killing her character in the last movie as they did for the previous two semi-leaders of the rebellion.

This Star Wars movie is worth being up there with the rest and even higher than some, the CGI is well done, the pacing is magnificent, and the storyline is great.


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