Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★½

It's time for the Jedi to end.

It's happened guys. I watched The Last Jedi again yesterday for the first time since it was in the cinema and I have to say my score for the film has improved, if only marginally. I thought it was a very good Star Wars film initially but now I find myself seeing more of the greatness this film has to offer the saga. There's still some aspects the film could drop or better in order to become a great film, the Canto Bight sequence still not offering too much for me and some of the humour way off the mark, particularly some of the Luke/Rey moments. That being said, some aspects are even better than I remember, the struggle between Rey and Kylo Ren throughout, the latter's inner conflict providing the sequel trilogy with a truly fascinating arc that I hope reaches a satisfying conclusion next year. One of the moments they share here, the throne room sequence, is easily one of THE great Star Wars moments, staged to perfection and keeping the audience guessing as to who will turn who. There's a number of other sequences that make this film thrive but this is the high point and Rian Johnson deserves plaudits for it rather than death threats.

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