Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★

Is it flawless? No.
Are its flaws big enough to ruin the whole film? No.
Am I excited again about Episode IX? Yes!

Had a very good time with this one, altogether more interesting and with a lot more to say than The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi is packed full of characters, plots and things to look at. Not all of it lands, but the stuff that does really works, and the stuff that doesn't either isn't on screen long enough to matter or is just some fun filler (Finn's plot) before getting back to the real meat of the story, which I can easily live with due to the stunning cinematography, costume design and worlds of this film.

The pacing felt fine to me, Johnson has completely ditched the three-act structure here but all the more power to him for it, and I was hooked by all the Luke/Rey stuff too which is great, if they'd have botched Luke's plot up I would have enjoyed it nearly as much.

Honestly I feel like people are really overreacting with this one, there's so much to like in this that I couldn't imagine hating it, the worst parts of The Last Jedi aren't even bad, they're just not as good as the best parts.

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