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Star Wars: The Last Jedi-Review

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Star Wars The Last Jedi is the 8th movie in the Star Wars saga. It picks up very shortly after 2015’s The Force Awakens, and continues the story of Rey, Poe, Finn, and the evil Kylo-Ren.

Plot: After the destruction of the Republic and the First Order’s Starkiller base, the galaxy is in chaos. Rey is trying to recruit Luke Skywalker to help the weak remnant of the Republic, while Leia, Poe, and Finn fight for their lives, for a massive First Order fleet is on their tails.

 

Characters:

Rey is powerful in the force but is conflicted on her purpose in the galaxy.

Luke is old and battered, but still wise in the force.

Finn found a home in the Resistance and decides to stop running.

Poe is a hot-headed pilot for better or worse of the small Resistance.

Kylo-Ren is conflicted, for he is young and very powerful. Power that he has no idea what to do with it.

 

 

Overall: Last Jedi is beautiful, with great effects and magnificent creatures on the screen. Its great cast tries to bring life into their characters though the script is TERRIBLE. The characters are given very boring story arcs that provide little to their character’s development, constantly making questionable decisions with no weight. There is lots of action but none of it is thrilling, save for maybe two scenes throughout a two and a half hour run time. This would be O.K if the characters were a joy to spend time with, but again they are given lame stories with little excitement. The movie has very few new locations and feels very grounded and not like a grand fast space adventure like Star Wars should, and again doesn’t use the slow pace to develop these relatively new characters in meaningful ways. The original cast is exciting to see, but their roles are again disappointing and feel out of character or jarring. Luke’s rule is the biggest let down in the history of Star Wars, and is sure to make you leave the theater upset afters seeing him become so boring and uninteresting.

Conclusion: If you’re a Star Wars fan you kinda have to see this movie, but to be brutally honest this movie was not good. There are moments of greatness, but the constant need to throw in unnecessary and derailing plot twists ruin this movie. The effort to make the movie surprising made them forget to tell a coherent plot. All the interesting threads leftover from The Force Awakens were skipped over in one or two small lines.

Rating 6/10 sorry guys…

 

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