Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★

Good news — the last person on Earth who hadn’t seen The Last Jedi (me) has finally seen it! The past few months have been so busy (apparently being a writer means you have to... write? a lot?) that I haven’t even used my MoviePass since October. But enough excuses, I finally saw the Star War!

And here’s my review: It was really good! And much funnier/more fun than I was expecting! Having seen it, I can now confirm that my assumptions about why some hardcore fans hated it was correct — it’s because The Last Jedi is a well-written, emotionally-complex film that does service to all of its characters (not just a main good guy vs. bad guy) and shows each of them dealing with varying degrees of moral/ethical crisis. And I don’t say this to denigrate the previous films. I consider myself a slightly-above-average-level Star Wars fan, and I’ve enjoyed every movie to some extent. My belief is simply that the last three installments (TLJ, TFA, and RO) are far and away the best films. I love the overall world and canon that is Star Wars, but I also love good writing and proper storytelling. So in my view, it isn’t controversial or sacrilegious to say the following in terms of a concise review of The Last Jedi — it was very good and very fun, a well-made film across the board, and I think you’d have to go out of your way to have a bad time watching it.

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