Filled with thrilling scenes, sarcasm, surprises and comical dialogues, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ proves to keep fans guessing even when you think you know what’s going to happen next.
Although there are some scenes that may seem to drag, it does get the whole story across during the 2 1/2 hour run and fans are sure to walk away satisfied and wondering what’s to come.
If you recall, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, which came out in 2015, left fans with a closing scene of Rey, played by Daisy Ridey finding Master Luke Skywalker, played by the infamous Mark Hamil. During this encounter you see her returning his lightsaber to him, which if you remember belonged to his even more infamous father, Anakin, who we all know as Darth Vader.
‘Th Last Jedi’ does pick up from this long awaited meeting but also incorporates her friend, Finn’s recovery, played by John Boyega. The last time she saw Finn, he was in a somewhat coma recovering from a battle after saving Rey against Supreme Leader Snoke and Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver.
The situation for the Resistance led by General Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher seem to be getting worse and worse. As the situation worsens by them being followed and attacked by the First Order, Finn and new character Rose, played by Kelly Marie Tran embark on a mission. A mission they believe will help save the last of the Rebels and by them time until Rey can return with Luke Skywalker, their last hope.
Some may get discouraged with the film’s length of 2 hours and 32 minutes and it’s dialogue, but I promise you the film in it’s entirety is worth watching, especially this being the last film for the late Carrie Fisher; so many moments that will just give you chills and goosies. It’s full of surprises and will leave you questioning what will happen next. It truly does not go the way you think, just like Skywalker says to Rey during the trailer and the film.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Directed by Rian Johnson.
Running time: 162 minutes
Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence.