Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★★

The best way I can describe The Last Jedi without giving away spoilers is that Lucasfilm disguised a rich, thought provoking and character driven Rian Johnson movie as an epic, action packed and hilarious Star Wars adventure. It's a movie that's definitely going to divide the fanbase, but I believe everyone needs to at least give it a chance.

Everyone in the cast delivers some of their best performances in the entire franchise, but the top three standouts are Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver. Their stories get the most focus, and carry the most emotional weight. Kylo Ren in this installment reminded me a great deal of Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, as they both have similar crises of conscience within their arcs.

The action scenes this time around are amazing, as the stakes have been raised to eleven. There are at least three or four close call moments where you're genuinely unsure whether or not our heroes are going to make it out alive. One of the best examples is the opening sequence, where the movie hits the ground running.

I don't know how many more Star Wars movies John Williams will be involved with moving forward, but if this was his last one, then he ended on a high note. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the original film, so it's fitting that The Last Jedi makes great use of both classic themes and new pieces of music.

I'd love to say more, but I'm saving my best thoughts for a spoiler discussion on with Ty Rothermal. For now, just go see the movie, as if I needed to tell you that.

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