Star Wars: The Last Jedi

{5/5} “Impressive. Every word in that sentence was wrong.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released in 2017

Rey wants Luke Skywalker to train her, but he isn’t interested after what happened with Ben Solo — who became Kylo Ren. Meanwhile, the Resistance is on the run from the First Order. When General Leia Organa is knocked out of commission there’s dissension in the ranks — with Poe’s help Finn, BB-8, and a mechanic named Rose embark on a dangerous mission.

This is the sequel to The Force Awakens. It didn’t have the sheer excitement of The Force Awakens but the story was more interesting.

It’s long but I didn’t mind — in fact, I wouldn’t have minded seeing the original longer version.

Both established characters and new ones will have you cheering. A couple of parts near the end are particularly visually stunning. It’s also very funny in a lot of places.

Stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran. Directed by Rian Johnson (Looper). The music by John Williams is glorious — weaving established themes for Rey, Luke, Leia, and Yoda beautifully.

The previous movie in the Star Wars universe was Rogue One.

It’s been announced that Johnson is going to direct a Star Wars trilogy outside of the Skywalker saga.

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