Jerome1994’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sorry for being lazy yet again but my thoughts remain the exact same thing as they did when this was written! The film remains as one of my favorites of the franchise!
Back in 2015 The Force Awakens introduced the new trilogy, this movie not only surpasses The Force Awakens (which I absolutely loved) but it takes the franchise itself in a new direction. The way the characters are developed in this movie especially Luke, Rey and Kylo Ren make this more of a character study but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Because this movie does it so well It never makes you lose interest at all. The cinematography was seriously well done, it felt like a huge open world and they took advantage of it. The action scenes were some of the best action scenes I have seen this year, they were so well done, so brilliantly shot and actually really suspenseful as well! The movie does have a few comedic relief moments but you know what they are actually not terribly done, heck I even laughed at them. Rian Johnson definitely knows how to make majority of the movie a darker storyline but also to put some comedic relief when it’s necessary. It’s not like in some of the Marvel movies where they just throw in comedy every 5 seconds, here it’s only every once in awhile resulting in not that many times. Then there’s the powerful scenes which trust me there are a lot of them, which I won’t say what they are because this is a non spoiler review. But I will say that once these scenes did appear I’m not going to lie I shed a few tears, finally the characters in this movie were excellent I’m glad Oscar Isaac got a lot more screen time in the movie because his character was actually one of my favorites! Even some of the other characters I didn’t mention before got a whole lot of development such as Leia and Poe! Overall Star Wars The Last Jedi is one of my favorites of the franchise and definitely one of the best, it’s also one of my favorites of the year! I’m seriously excited to see what direction episode IX goes with J.J. Abrams directing!