Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★★

My favorite Star Wars movie.

It's dense and worldly and spiritual and beautiful and thrilling and emotional and brilliant just like the original trilogy was. This was the second time I've seen it, first since the theatre, and it holds up impeccably. Leia and Luke are monumental. (RIP my princess Carrie, and Mark Hamill should've won an Oscar for this). As are Rey and Kylo.

And the great part about that is - that makes Poe, Finn, and Rose tertiary characters, and their stories are just as important to the overall themes of the movie. As a whole the Last Jedi went a long way in separating this trilogy from the other two.

The loose structure makes me think of Mad Max: Fury Road. Not as singular, but still a relentless and reckless forward push towards certain glory or certain death that adds a sharp and dangerous edge to the universe as we know it.

Rian Johnson went out and delivered. An original, surprising, fun, funny, and exciting Star Wars movie.

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